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Elder Care Collingswood NJ

Stay at home & stay independent with our elder care in Collingswood NJ

 

Sunlight Care provides affordable elder care in the Collingswood area. Elder care can help your loved ones maintain full and dignified lives within the comfort of their own Collingswood area home. If you need an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living, elder care might be the perfect solution for your loved ones if they live in Collingswood. At Sunlight Care we provide elder care to residents of Collingswood NJ. Elder care provides your loved ones with the help they need while allowing you and your family lead productive lives, get to work on time, see the kids’ shows, have vacations and get enough sleep. With Sunlight Care elder care servicing Collingswood NJ, you are not alone. Our flexible services and customized elder care plans will improve your family’s quality of life while maintaining dignity for everyone. Call us at 856-780-4000 for information or a free assessment.

Collingswood NJ provides many activities for seniors to participate in, but many seniors don’t because they are unable to drive or are worried about the difficulties of making a trip. Utilizing Sunlight Care home health aides to participate in local activities is a way to improve your loved one’s quality of life and stay healthy through exercise. Some of their activities include a computer club, bingo, bridge, lite aerobics, senior Tai Chi and an AARP driver’s workshop. 

Elder Care in the Comfort of Your Collingswood NJ Home

newjersey-chhaSocialization Support: Collingswood Senior Community Center hosts many activities and events like Scrabble, Line Dancing, Chair Yoga and Movement, watching TV, playing cards, computer use and social meetings throughout the year. The Community Center is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Collingswood Senior Citizens: meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month (September to June).

Collingswood and Westmont Senior Daycares can provide social and recreational activities, shopping day trips, craft programs, educational programs and lectures, healthcare support and nutrition monitoring. Some centers can provide discounted programs for low income seniors. Sunlight Care does not recommend any specific Senior Daycare.

Other local Collingswood and Westmont organizations like churches, synagogues, temples and mosque groups are a good opportunity for additional socialization. During other times Sunlight Care can provide a companion or a home health aide to keep your loved-one company and perform activities that will keep them mentally active.

Grocery Delivery: Some grocery stores will pack and deliver groceries for small fees. There is usually a charge for picking and a separate charge for delivery. The total of all fees range from $10 to $20 dollars. However, generally the order must be entered on-line at the store’s web portal. Many seniors have a difficult time creating accounts and navigating the web site to place orders. It also may take a half day to a full day to get the groceries delivered. The senior may also have difficulties putting the groceries away once delivered and left on the counter. If family or friends cannot support the ordering process Sunlight Care can provide an aide to help with the process. Some local stores that support this service close to Collingswood and Westmont are listed:

  • ShopRite, Rte 70 & Cornell Dr, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002. Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm. Phone Number: (856) 910-2300.

Also available in the Collingswood and Westmont area are delivery services not affiliated with local grocery stores: freshdirect and freshology.

Meal Preparation: Seniors at least 60 years old who are homebound and meet certain income criteria can receive Meals on Wheels from a program supported by Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services. The closest office islocated at Parkview on the Terrace, 700 Browning Road, Suite 11, W. Collingswood, NJ 08107. Phone 856-858-3220 Sunlight Care aides can prepare meals for multiple days so the senior can just microwave meals on the days that the aide is not there.

Doctor Visits:  Collingswood and Westmont residents with disabilities may be eligible for services from Access Link. An in-person assessment is required prior to being approved for services. Contact Access Link at 800-955-2321. If the senior does not meet the ambulatory requirements then outside support from family, friends or Sunlight Care should be provided. When using group transportation services, be sure to leave ample time for transport. Plan on arriving at least an hour before the appointment since the number of people using the services on any single day can vary greatly. For more timely and convenient transportation Sunlight Care can provide a Home health Aide to provide transportation and ambulatory support.

There are also many visiting doctors and nurse practitioners who can provide medical service at your home instead of you traveling to the doctor. The cost difference should minimal or zero. Sunlight Care has had very favorable results with the following companies which service the Collingswood and Westmont areas:

  • Phoenix House call Associates 4510 Church Rd, Mount Laurel NJ 08054 856-439-0060

Transportation Support: Collingswood or Westmont residents 65 or older or if on Social Security Disability may be eligible for services (including transportation) from the Medicaid Global Options program through the Division of Senior Services. . The closes office is located at 700 Browning Road, Suite 11, W. Collingswood, NJ 08107. Contact 877-222-3737. If support is needed to keep seniors safe, then outside help from family or Sunlight Care should be provided to help with transfers and safety.

For more difficult transport situations like wheel chair assessable vans Sunlight Care has had very favorable results with the following companies which service the Collingswood and Westmont areas:

  • First Choice Medical transport: 856-546-0432

 

Why use Sunlight Care?

  • We provide very personal service. We answer the phone 24/7/365 and you can speak to the owner anytime.
  • We are one of the few Collingswood NJ elder care companies approved as an aide training facility. The time we invest in our aides during training allows for optimum aide selection & elder care matches. We know our aides!
  • Our Collingswood elder care aides’ arrival and departure times are actively monitored via our proprietary timekeeping system. If they are 5 minutes late we know about it and start fixing it.
  • Our client web portal allows Collingswood NJ clients and family to see your elder care visit schedule or visit history.
  • Our elder care aides are our employees – not contractors. They are:

Certified, bonded and insured
Background checked and drug tested
Carefully selected and well-trained
Compassionate & reliable

Elder Care Services

Companion Elder Care Services in Collingswood NJ

Light housekeeping

Laundry, bed making and linens

Clean kitchen and bathroom daily

Socialization, crafts, games & hobbies

Grocery shopping and errands

Nutritious meal preparation

Monitor medications

Local transportation and Escort to stores, doctors, religious services or friends.

Advise family of health changes

Personal Elder Care Services in Collingswood NJ

Bathing, grooming and toileting

Assist with transfer from bed/chair, dressing, walking

Assist with exercises and range of motion

Skilled Nursing Care in Collingswood NJ

Administer medication

Tube feedings and care

Catheter Care

Ostomy/Colostomy care

Other nursing needs

Nurse Advocate Services in Collingswood NJ

Update client’s medical history

Coordinate care among the health care team

Be there, when the family is not able

Visit in the hospital, advocate for client

Attend care meetings in rehab

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