The selection of home care services for a loved one is an important decision not only for the patient, but for family members as well. Together with Extended at Home Care, we will carefully review all of the essential factors in determining the measures of care that may be provided. Before any decision is made, it is vital that a patient and family are educated and all focal resources are made available.
Home care refers to a wide range of healthcare and social services that are furnished in the home of the patient. A patient can be utilizing home care resources following an acute injury with goals and objectives eventually met or they may be community based friends and family who need assistance with basic activities of daily living.
Extended at Home Care directly provides people and services to ensure that our patients are kept comfortable in their own familiar surroundings without interruption. Furthermore, we provide preventive care to reduce any subsequent hospital readmissions. Our agency is unique in that we are part of the Extended Home Care family of community based providers that are generally utilized by the ill, infirm, patients recovering from rehabilitative procedures, persons with developmental disabilities, sufferers of dementia and those who qualify for long term care. Our services include personal care, consumer directed personal assistance, nursing services, home care equipment, and skilled services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy and social work in all of the major New York City boroughs.
The convenience of home care sometimes raises the question of “are the services furnished the same as one provided in the hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility? Yes. What sets our agency apart is our ability to better coordinate the plans of care, truly understand the community the patient lives in and the daily ADLs that they are held sacred. Services as simple as personal care assistance or home health aide support, to the more acute levels of wound care or private duty nursing are carefully coordinated in what is called a Plan of Care; which is developed in conjunction with your primary and secondary insurance providers. Once services are approved, Extended at Home Care will select the caregivers in your home based on your personal preferences.