Achieving the Ultimate Level of Independence by Shari McCarten

There are many different circumstances in which home care has impacted people’s lives.  Here are two people in completely different situations who have benefited from the resources that ResCare HomeCare has to offer.

The first person is Tony, who lives in Verona in a carriage house that is on his daughter’s property.  Tony is an 85-year-old man who had been in excellent health up until this past year.  Then, it was discovered that he had a subdural hematoma, on top of being recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Upon his discharge from the hospital he was told that he would need a live-in home health aide.  The family hired someone privately but soon realized that when the aide needed time off or if there was a problem, they had no backup.  When Tony’s health improved, he was able to discontinue the aide. Still, his daughter did not feel comfortable leaving him alone in his home.

Tony was referred to my home care agency and I provided his daughter with information on a monitor system that we offer called Rest Assured.   This system is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and Tony’s daughter felt that it was perfect for her dad.  Tony was able to stay in his home alone and still be monitored on a daily basis.  When Tony needed to be hospitalized again, the family wanted to hire a live-in home health aide.  We were able to put the monitor system on hold and get a live-in aide to be with Tony 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. When our aide needs time off, we make sure to get a replacement so Tony is never left alone.  Since Tony has both the monitor system and a home health aide, he is able to stay in his home safely.

The second situation involves a young man named Barry, who resides in Newark. He is a 16 year old with Cerebral Palsy.  He is contracted, nonverbal, and has a feeding tube.  His mother has medical issues so she is unable to care for him.  Through Medicaid, our agency provides 16 hours a day of nursing visits plus 23 hours a week of an hourly home health aide.  The aide takes care of all of Barry’s personal care, such as bathing, dressing, light housekeeping, and laundry.  The nurse makes sure that Barry’s medical needs are met and that he remains safe and comfortable in his home.  Since Barry receives all of this home care, he is able to stay home with his mom and does not need to be placed in a facility. He is also able to attend school and socialize with other children like himself.

ResCare HomeCare has assisted many different types of patients. We accept private pay, Medicaid, and long term care insurance.  We help keep people in their homes so that they can achieve their ultimate level of independence.

About Clelia Pergola

Nothing happens at Goldberg Law Group until Clelia Pergola says so. It is easier to explain what she doesn’t contribute to the firm than what she does. Mrs. Pergola has been with the Goldberg Law Group since before our doors opened and she has been instrumental in the growth of our services and reputation. Clelia designed the firm from the ground up by replacing the antiquated law firm model with a streamlined, procedures-based organization. This revolutionary process allows the attorneys and staff members to accomplish their tasks efficiently without unnecessary distractions and stress. What does this mean for our clients? Fewer errors, better results, and friendlier service. Clelia is a caregiver to her Nonna and has personally experienced the frustrations and challenges of the long term care system. When not running the firm, Clelia enjoys cooking, rooting for the Jets, and spending time with her husband and son, Dante Domenico named after her late grandfather, Domenico Barone.
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