Navigating the complex world of post acute care isn’t easy. There are a wide variety of issues and options to juggle, from doctor’s appointments to therapy to medication to nutrition to exercise. Indeed, with the Bay Area Peninsula stretching from Burlingame to Palo Alto, or San Jose up to San Francisco, just fighting the traffic to a Doctor’s appointment can be a nightmare!
Palo Alto families quickly learn to become care managers for aging loved ones, often without realizing it, and often the task is overwhelming. That’s where NuevaCare’s non-medical concierge in home care services come into the picture. Our professional care managers are trained and incredibly able to take on the role of managing complex situations for seniors such as medication adherence, doctor interactions, resource recommendations, transitional conditions, and handling family dynamics that arise from aging parents.
Care Management Improves Home Care
For family caregivers, there are often a lot of responsibilities on the table. Work, caring for children, and other responsibilities can all begin to weigh heavily, and it can become impossible to do everything. How many people work from home one day in San Mateo, only having to drive into the office in Cuperino the next, and juggle getting a prescription from the pharmacy in Palo Alto for Dad or Mom on yet the third day? It’s a struggle.
Care management from NuevaCare gives families a whole extra set of support, taking a huge burden off of busy Bay Area families while at the same time improving the care that is being offered. Better care management leads to a better quality of life.
Our caregivers can offer a wide variety of services for your loved one that will contribute to our cohesive approach to care management.
What can a professional care manager do to assist in the care of an elderly? Here are some facets of care that a care manager can bring to the table:
Attendance and communication facilitation between families, patients, and doctors when it’s appropriate
Working to ensure that patients adhere to instructions, such as medication reminders and exercise
Contributing to dietary success as per doctor’s recommendations through meal preparation, shopping, and planning.
Reminders about doctor’s instructions for those with memory difficulties or eyesight that prevents reading of small print
So much more!
No one wants to be alone in providing care for someone else. Known as one of best caregiver agencies in the Bay Area, NuevaCare means you truly don’t have to be alone. We can help you to get your loved one the care that they truly need in order to be healthier.
Help for family caregivers
If you live far away from your loved one or are swamped with other responsibilities, then in-home care is just right for you. Many clients live out of state but need a Palo Alto-based caregiving agency to manage care for parents who reside in Mountain View or Burlingame, to name just two Peninsula cities. The additional layer of care management allows you to oversee the care that your loved one is getting, even if you’re not there to do it all for them. In addition to care management, our Family Room technology is a great way for long distance family members to oversee the details of the care we provide. By providing you access to our online Family Room portal you will be able to see the name and picture of the caregivers who provide care, the time they arrive and leave, and the tasks they complete. It is the next best thing to being next to your loved ones.
Though we don’t deliver medical care to seniors or those with disabilities, we can serve to oversee the care that is being provided to them. Families can stay confident, informed, and involved in their care. With so many specialists, doctors, therapists, and more demanding things for your loved one to do and get done, care coordination is essential to success.
The truth is, this is not going to get easier. With time, unfortunately the challenges of care management are really only going to become more complex. You can do something to combat that complexity by reaching out for help as soon as you can. To learn more about NuevaCare, simply give us a call at 650-396-3596 or start a conversation using the chat box to the right. A highly trained professional from our office will contact you immediately to discuss your specific needs and to set up an free in home assessment. Palo Alto families with loved ones in cities as diverse as San Mateo or Atherton, Cupertino or Santa Clara have learned to rely on one of the best caregiver agencies in the Palo Alto Area: NuevaCare.
Palo Alto Factoid
Founded in 1934 by Josephine O’Hara in a local elementary school, the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo was the first children’s museum west of the Mississippi and has been a local leader in children’s science education since its inception. Every couple of years, the Palo Alto Museum introduces a new interactive science exhibit that is developed and designed in-house. The exhibit pictured below, Clean Green Energy Machines, introduces children and their families to renewable forms of energy like water, solar, wind, and kid-power. The other current exhibit, Buzzzz, features the amazing lives of insects and spiders. Source: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/jmz/history.asp