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Home Care for Seniors in Bordentown NJ

There are plenty of questions people have about home care support services. There are numerous home care options available for most people, seniors and disabled adults. Even normally healthy younger adults, perhaps in the 30s or 40s, may require the support of home care aides following a hospitalization.

Home Care for Seniors in Bordentown NJFollowing a hospitalization, a person may be facing several weeks or even months of recovery. It all depends on the reason they were hospitalized in the first place. It could have been due to a stroke, injuries sustained in an accident, major surgery, or something else.

How can you tell what type of home care you need?

For the most part, a home care aide is somebody who will assist with basic tasks of everyday life. This can include assisting a person getting out of bed, helping them get dressed, with bathing or toileting, preparing meals, going to doctors’ appointments and getting to the supermarket, and so on.

A home care aide may also assist with light housekeeping duties and laundry, but they are not to be confused with a home cleaning service. It’s important not to expect home care aides to do the cleaning for an elderly or disabled individual. They can assist the person, the client, in doing these tasks, but they are not expected to do them on their own.

As for home health care services, this can include aides, but more often refers directly to visiting nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and other medical professionals. These individuals may be required when a person has significant health related challenges, will require a lengthy recovery with physical therapy, or who may need to relearn how to do some basic tasks, which could be necessary following a stroke or other major medical emergency.

In many situations, a person who requires home health care may benefit by relying on home care aides as well. While a visiting nurse may only stop by for a brief amount of time every day, every other day, or even once a week, and the same could be true for a physical therapist, a home care aide may be necessary for around-the-clock care for several hours a day throughout the week.

Anyone who may have difficulty taking care of themselves should consider home care options.

It doesn’t matter how old a person is, they might require and benefit from home care support services. Seniors are the most common client for home care aides and other caregivers, but disabled and injured adults going through recovery may benefit from these services as well.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Bordentown, NJ, please call the caring staff at Care Street Home Care. You can reach our Mercer/Burlington Division at (609) 496-5666.

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Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM

Administrator at Care Street Home Care
Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM, Care Street’s able administrator has more than 30 years of clinical experience in private practice and Skilled Nursing settings, with specific experience in clinical case management in Gerontology.

Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.

Care Street Home Health Care LLC is a division of Ocean Healthcare, a network of New Jersey-based healthcare centers and services founded in 1973 by Melvin and Debbie Feigenbaum. Melvin and Debbie both came from warm, close-knit backgrounds that emphasize the centrality of family. The values of respect, responsibility, and dignity run deep in the Feigenbaum family; they share a strong sensitivity to the importance of caring for others, particularly the elderly and disabled.

The Care Street mission is straightforward and compelling: to provide a comprehensive range of the highest quality home health services in a professional and efficient manner that will enhance our clients' quality of life and empower families to keep their loved one at home.
Care Street has earned a reputation of excellence among hundreds of families, and is recommended by medical professionals and hospital discharge planners throughout the State.

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