Nova Home Care & Staffing provides both medical and non-medical geriatric care in Monmouth & Ocean County, NJ, including a wide range of home health care services. Here is some helpful information about geriatric care and how we can help. Contact us today to learn more.
What is Geriatric Care?
Geriatric care is a general term describing the management of healthcare for aging individuals. It’s important to know it includes both medical and non-medical/personal care services. Examples of medical geriatric care include services like occupational therapy, physical therapy, dialysis, and IV therapy.
Examples of non-medical geriatric care include more services that would fall under home care, like personal care (help in the bathroom), driving, meal preparation, fall prevention, social care, and more.
Home Much Do Geriatric Care Services Cost?
The cost of geriatric care services will ultimately depend on a number of factors. How many hours will the caregiver need to be available? What specific services are being provided during the home health care period? Patients that require more specialized and focused care will have a higher cost associated with the time they are spending with a client. Skilled nurses, for example, can provide medical care that cannot be provided by a home health aide which makes their hourly rates higher.
Each client that we work with at Nova Home Care has a unique situation. Everyone has specific needs and medical requirements. Some services may be covered by insurance, veterans benefits, etc. To find out how much geriatric care services will cost for a specific case, reach out to Nova today to discuss your needs.
Around the Clock Geriatric Care Services
Geriatric care is extremely flexible in nature – it can vary greatly based on a person’s unique needs. Some people may only require a caregiver a few days a week for an ongoing period of time. Some people may need a little extra help while recovering from an ailment or after surgery. Some geriatric care providers may have a minimum hourly commitment to start care or require you to sign a contract for a certain duration of time, so it’s important to ask any provider you consider.
At Nova Home Care & Staffing we have team members available to provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Some clients require overnight care for their own safety and well-being. We’re proud to be around whenever you need us.
Some of the basic tasks provided with geriatric care include:
Personal Care Needs
- Bedtime Preparations
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Preparation
- Grocery Shopping & Errand Assistance
- Assistance to Doctors Appointments or Therapy
Safety, Injury Prevention, and Reassurance
- Fall Prevention
- Ambulation & Transfer Assistance
- Medication Management and Reminders
- Friendship and Senior Companion Care
- Helping with Activities & Hobbies such as Reading, Gardening, Cooking, and more.
- Home Health Care Services Tailored to the Individual’s Needs.
Learn more about our services in our Comprehensive NJ Home Health Care Guide.
Are Health Aide Services Available For Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Communities?
Yes, Nova’s caregivers are available to provide companionship or personal health care services to those in nursing homes or assisted living communities who may be interested in more focused attention and personalized care.
For more information on this service, visit our page on private duty nursing care in health care facilities.
What if My Family Member Resists Geriatric Care?
If you are struggling with an aging parent who refuses help, know that you are not alone. This is a common scenario for many adult children who try to offer advice or provide help to their parents. Even simple things like helping with daily tasks can turn into an argument. What can you do to get them to accept help? Read our article about caring for senior parents who don’t want help to learn more about what to do in this situation.
Geriatric Care Services in Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ
If you are looking to hire a Certified Home Health Aide to care for a loved one, contact Nova Home Care & Staffing today. Skilled nursing services are also available with Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Registered Nurses (RN) for those who require more focused and advanced medical care.