Princeton HomeCare: Helping You Care for Your Family
Nov 1, 2013
and more, people in their 40s and 50s are facing a dilemma: How do you
help take care of your aging parents while also working a full-time job
and raising your own family?
What’s more, how do you do it if you don’t live near your parents?
Princeton HomeCare offers a wide range of services that can help
busy families make sure their loved ones are well cared for in their own
homes. That includes everything from providing home nursing and therapy
to accompanying patients on medical visits or arranging the Lifeline
personal emergency response system.
“We can help busy families go about their lives without constantly
worrying about mom or dad,” says Thomas Simpson, Executive Director of
Princeton HomeCare. “Our goal is to provide the peace of mind that comes
from knowing your loved one is cared for by a qualified, certified
The Sandwich Generation
Nearly half of people in their 40s and 50s are members of the
so-called “Sandwich Generation”—that is, they have a parent age 65 or
older and are raising a child or supporting a grown child, according to a
recent survey by the Pew Research Center.
Princeton Care Management, a new service of Princeton HomeCare, is
aimed at helping families stay on top of their loved one’s care by
providing services including:
- A social worker to accompany a patient on visits to the
doctor’s office or the emergency department to help navigate his or her
- Written and verbal reports back to a patient’s family members to keep them informed about a loved one’s medical care.
- Evaluations about the need for home-based services or for a
higher level of care such as placement in an assisted living facility
or nursing home.
The Option to Stay at Home
Princeton HomeCare can also provide temporary care for those
recovering from surgery or short-term conditions, as well as extended
care for individuals with chronic conditions or illnesses.
“Basically, whatever need a person has in their home, we have a
resource to meet that need,” Simpson says. “We often find that when
people look into home care for a loved one, they are surprised to learn
about how many services we can offer.”
Services include home-based skilled nursing as well as physical,
occupational and speech therapy; Princeton Caregivers, which provides
extended care and private duty services, including in-home care,
in-hospital care and live-in care; and Lifeline, an affordable personal
emergency response system that calls for help when seniors or disabled
Additional services include palliative care for extensive, expert
symptom management of life-limiting illness; hospice services to manage
end-of-life care; and home infusion services that provide expert
chemotherapy, pain management, hydration and antibiotic infusion.
Medicare covers many HomeCare services, including supplies and home
visits (skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech
therapy, medical social worker and home health aide visits). For hospice
patients, Medicare covers up to 20 hours of home health aide service,
as well as chaplain visits and bereavement visits. Many insurance
companies cover most of these services as well; check with your provider
for the details of your plan.
recently relocated its offices to 88 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Suite
202, Princeton Junction, NJ. For more information, call 609.497.4900.