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My mom is being discharged,
we need help!
Routinely families call when an immediate need for
care is imminent. Under these circumstances, stress
builds with thoughts of:
• How am I going to care for my mom, kids, and
• How are we going to afford care?
• Will Medicare cover all of our care needs?
Being informed and educated about your choices
will help to reduce stress, and keep you focused on
your loved one's comfort and care.
Discharge from the hospital involves the case
management team to arrange for the continuum of
care. Oftentimes rehabilitation is necessary.
Medicare will usually cover short-term care;
however, it is important to check your plan to be
certain. If discharge plans are steering your loved
one directly home, Medicare can cover the cost of a
certified aide (up to 20 hours per week), if a skilled
service in the home (physical and/or occupational
therapy, wound care, etc.,) is authorized. If more
aide assistance is required, arrangements can be
made beyond the Medicare-approved hours where
payment would be the responsibility of the patient,
either through a long-term care policy or
Get ahead of the curve to learn about how to plan
for care under any circumstance. Start the
conversation… call 516-318-6746; email questions
to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by.
Are you living alone, scared,
and in need of help?
Were you depending on your loved ones
who can no longer be there for you?
If so, you NEVER have to feel
vulnerable and be alone again!
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brings professional and compassionate Certified
Home Health Aides to the comfort of your home.
Whether you are acutely ill, temporarily disabled
or require long-term care, we can help!
Hourly or Live in care is customized and
coordinated by our Registered Nurses.
• Bathing, grooming, assistance with dressing,
• Light Housekeeping and laundry
• Meal preparation and cooking
• Errands and Escorts to appointments
• Transfer/Ambulation and fall precautions
• Medication reminders and management
• Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Hospice Care
We are part of the Sunrise Senior Living family,
a national company ensuring that all our
caregivers are certified, insured, covered by
Workers Compensation, complete drug testing,
and reference checks.
They all receive comprehensive training
and continuous education.
We match with client’s needs.
During these trying times, all caregivers are screened
for ANY symptoms of illness. Upon starting all
shifts, they are required to log their temperature
and immediately wash their hands and follow strict
Standard Precaution Guidelines.
We are replenishing all their personal protective
equipment quickly and efficiently.
Our team continues to support all our clients and
their families through phone calls, emails, texts,
and Skype/FaceTime appointments.
On Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please call to discuss your needs
“I am 75 and my mother is 95!
l love my Dignity caregiver and
appreciated that she treats my
mom like her own mother. She’s
been FaceTiming with me so I can
see and speak with mom because
I am scared to leave my home and
get sick or get my mom sick.”
Signed Dignity Customer, AB