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Home care in Erie, PA

  • 1001 State Street
  • Suite 1012
  • Erie, PA 16501

BrightStar Care Erie Provides Medical Staffing For Seniors from Certified Nursing Staff

March 22nd, 2016

BrightStar Care Erie Provides Medical Staffing For Seniors from Certified Nursing Staff

Finding quality care for seniors can be a difficult decision and hard to navigate. With many options to choose from, price variations, and the spectrum of care needed, finding the right fit can be time consuming and often discouraging. Often, someone makes the decision for care other than the senior or the one receiving care, sometimes the decision-maker is out of the area and not involved.

With all of the choices for senior care, how do you know what is the best choice for your loved ones? What are the important questions to ask? How are the person’s needs be clearly communicated? All of these questions and more arise during the emotional time of making decisions for long-term care.

When making these decisions about senior care here are 4 things to consider that will make the process seamless and promote confidence in the decision.
1. Are they a professional expert? With the varying needs of seniors, it is important to ensure that the person is knowledgeable about the type of care that you need. If they have mobility issues, memory loss, nutrition needs, or other is this person well versed in this? If there are specific needs be sure that you are not the first client they have cared for. In addition, is the person able to make quick and accurate decisions and think on their feet? Things can change in a moments notice so the ability to think fast, professionally and correctly is important
2. Are they able to be a companion? Having someone in your home is a deeply intimate decision and one that should be taken seriously with a lot of thought. Finding someone who not only can meet the medical needs, but communicate clearly and be relational is very important. Ask seniors if they like them and if they feel comfortable having them there. Do not be afraid to have a few people come through if it is not the right fit, this decision is made on your terms and all personalities don’t match.
3. Evaluate their qualifications and background. All caregivers should be properly trained from a professional licensing agency or school. They should be able to properly transport, bath, feed, communicate, dress and interact with the senior. Understanding when and where they were trained is important to ensure their knowledge is current and applicable. If your senior has a specific need, asking fact-finding questions can help deduce if they are have the proper skills.
4. How often are in-home checks and evaluations completed? Does the agency regularly check in with the caregiver and the client to be sure that things are going smoothly and as agreed on? Having a drop-in visit gives a very clear picture of how things actually are and what needs to be improved. Having scheduled checks in place puts out the expectation that there is accountability in their work.

With offices across the country, BrightStar Senior Home Care is the premier and preferred senior home care provider. Led by a professional team of Registered Nurses they consistently, deliver expert, compassionate, and personal care. Only BrightStar Senior Home Care combines industry-leading screening, training, and oversight practices. From local ownership to care teams led by a Registered Nurse, it is our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of seniors entrusted to our care.

BrightStar Home Care of Erie proudly provides support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally we provide Medical Staffing and In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers.
We Support Veterans and Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, Medicaid, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LVN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. Other services include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, and client monitoring for out of town family members.
Our service area includes Erie County and North Central Crawford County including East Springfield, Albion, Saegertown, Cambridge Springs, Rockdale Acres, Union City, West Greene, Corry, North East, Harbor Creek, Wesleyville, Lawrence Park, and neighboring cities.

Topics: Senior Care Nurse