ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ) Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing a home care agency for your loved one can be a difficult process. You want to ensure that your friend or family member(s) are in caring, compassionate hands while staying safe, productive, healthy and happy. At ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ), we provide 24/7 home care services with a mission of giving the best care possible for each client.
Whether your loved one needs full-time care or family respite, we are here to support them with dementia care, fall risk management, personal care, disability support, private-duty nursing, grooming and hygiene, medication reminders and additional home care services. Our caregivers are highly experienced in caring for older adults in the Somerset County area. To learn more about our local home care business and how we can provide for your loved one, see the answers to our frequently asked questions below.
Common Questions About Our Home Care Agency
What are the signs that home care is needed?
Noticing changes in your loved one’s behavior, cognitive ability or physical appearance can be alarming. Here are some common signals that home care could be beneficial for them.
Changes in emotional behavior: Mood swings, avoiding friends or family, problems communicating, remembering or concentrating, frequent confusion or frustration, acting impulsively.
Changes in physical appearance and ability: Difficulty with balance, unhygienic behavior, such as wearing soiled clothing or not bathing, trouble sleeping, falling, less desire to eat, weight loss.
Changes at home: Keeping the oven or other appliances on after use, unsafe driving, missing medication doses, not attending doctor appointments, neglecting to pay bills on time or at all, keeping spoiled food in the refrigerator.
Is your loved one displaying any of these behaviors? If so, have a conversation with your family, a home care agency like ComForCare, your doctor or another professional to start creating an appropriate care plan.
How do I select a home care agency?
There are many factors to consider when determining the right in-home care provider for your loved one. At ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ), we care for our clients like we would our own families.
The services that we provide are driven by our 5 core values:
- Care like family
- Have fun
- Dignity matters
- Serve passionately
- Be present and engaged
We also understand how important it is to select a home care provider that meets the medical, physical and emotional needs of your loved one. Our caregivers are available 365 days a day, even on holidays. We are always available to provide private-duty nursing, dementia care, disability support and other services that your loved one might need. We also recommend asking each home care agency that you are considering about their billing process, safety measures and best practices that they follow, their hiring process, locations served and how to contact the organization after regular business hours.
What is a personalized home care consultation?
ComForCare Home Care offers home care consultations to find out which services each client will benefit from, determine if there are any fall risks in the home, review the living space, understand medical history and medications and recommend safety devices to use at home if needed. During the initial home care consultations, a trained member from our office will visit the client’s home to fully understand how to create the most beneficial care plan moving forward. At ComForCare, our caregivers work one-on-one with each client to ensure they live their best life possible.
What to Know About Our Services
What in-home care services are available?
At ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ), we provide 24/7 everyday personal care services, such as grooming and hygiene, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation and safety supervision to help clients continue their daily routines from home. We also provide skilled services for those who may need nursing assistance, dementia care or disability support. Our office is DementiaWise®-certified, and we train each caregiver on caring for older adults with dementia or other forms of Alzheimer’s disease in Somerset County and the neighboring areas. Our staff is available to provide compassionate care for your loved one whether they need full-time medical assistance or help around the house.
What types of skilled services do you offer?
Our home care agency has realized the need for supplementing our home care services with private-duty nursing, especially for clients who require medical care as well as daily caregiving. We now offer Skilled Nursing services from caring and experienced Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, including:
- Chronic Disease Management - Our staff educates and supports older adults with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or congestive heart failure to help them choose healthy habits and manage their diseases.
- Wound care -Our staff professionally treats wounds to prevent infection, amputation or disability.
- Medication management - We ensure that all medications are properly taken and that patients are educated about the medicines entering their bodies.
- Intravenous (IV) infusions—Our nurses are trained to provide IV care from the comfort of home.
- Hourly skilled care - These services may include tracheostomy care, catheter care and tube feeding.
Older adults may be concerned about the risk of infection during this time and feel safer receiving care at home rather than in public places, such as clinics, waiting rooms or care facilities. With home care services, clients are able to maintain their privacy and have more independence within their care plans.
Questions Regarding Our Caregivers
How do you match clients with caregivers?
We provide our clients with professional, knowledgeable, compassionate caregivers who have the experience required to assist your loved one. After the initial home care consultation, we take all given information to determine who would be a good fit, depending on your loved one’s personality, the home care services they need, how often they will require care and caregiver availability. We do not select the first available caregiver. Instead, we take the time to match clients with who we believe will be the best fit.
Are your caregivers trained to offer dementia care?
Yes, our caregivers are trained to assist clients who have dementia or other types of Alzheimer’s disease with custom, specialized care. We are passionate about offering engaging, Meaningful Activities that promote emotional stimulation while helping older adults remain independent for as long as possible. At ComForCare, we follow redirecting strategies to improve challenging behavior and always follow best practices when providing dementia care. We also educate and support families to help them understand common behaviors associated with dementia.
How do you select caregivers?
We understand the importance of trust and reliability when selecting a caregiver for your loved one, which is why our home care agency has a 10-step hiring process in place, including background checks and certification verification. We search for empathetic individuals who are passionate about serving others and treating their clients like family.
Contact ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ)
To learn more about in-home care, caregiving, or careers with ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ), don’t hesitate to contact us. If we missed any of your questions, we’re available by phone 24 hours a day. Give us a call at (908)927-0500 anytime.
Whether your loved one needs assistance only a few hours a week or around-the-clock, our team is happy to help! Call (908) 927-0500 to learn more about the transition care services offered through ComForCare Home Care (Somerset County, NJ).