Determining if Home Healthcare is Right for You by Julie Hattersley

One of our clients, Gerry, recently came to us at Caring People with a big thank you for not only taking such good care of his wife and allowing him to focus on his own health issues and recovery, but also for making his home a happier one.

Gerry suffers from a form of cancer and has been receiving treatment leaving him lethargic and not able to do the things he once did to assist his wife, Addie. Addie recently suffered a stroke and has a brain tumor, which has affected her behavior. All Gerry wanted was to keep his wife happy and take good care of her; however his illness was no longer allowing him to be the husband he once was. This was very frustrating to him. Addie did not have an understanding of Gerry’s illness and she would become very upset that he was not himself. Gerry had the dilemma of considering nursing home placement for his wife, at least temporarily. Not having any involved family members to assist with his decision, the idea tore him apart as he did not want to be separated from Addie, and wanted to keep her at home.

After a visit to their physician, Gerry explained his frustrations and his doctor referred him to Caring People Home Healthcare Agency. Gerry had never heard of Home Healthcare and decided to explore the option.  Soon after he placed his call, a Homecare Consultant with an RN from Caring People visited their home and completed a home safety evaluation and assessed both Gerry and Addie to determine the appropriate plan of care. By the next day a certified home health aide (CHHA) arrived to their home to help. In a short period of time, as Gerry explains it, his wife has become a different person.

“My wife is smiling again,” says Gerry. “Marcella, our aide, is a compassionate angel who knows how to work with Addie and gives her companionship and security.” Now, Gerry is able to rest after his treatments and not have the stress of worrying about Addie while she is being well cared for. “Our home is a happier one since Marcella came into our lives and we thank our doctor for telling us about Caring People. This decision has allowed me to keep Addie at home where she belongs – with me.”

At Caring People Home Healthcare, our mission is to set and raise the standards for private duty home healthcare, through innovation, education, and service.  It is our goal to continually evolve to meet the needs of our clients and employees. We are family owned with offices in New Jersey, New York and Florida and have recently become CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited. Our services include skilled and non-skilled care from CHHA, CNA, LPN and RN’s as well as companion services. Free in-home or in-facility consultations are conducted by one of our Homecare Consultants to educate families on services offered and determine a plan of care tailored to their specific needs.  Home healthcare is a great option which allows folks to remain at home for as long as possible.

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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