April is Autism Awareness Month and we'd like to share a special success story with you. Daria, True Care's CDPAP Program Manager, brought to our attention a case that she recently handled. It is a story about a single mother who is caring for her autistic son and came to us for help. Her child has been diagnosed with several mental health problems. She wanted to care for her child at home due to the fact that she had no one else to care for her child and no one who would fully be able to understand and manage her child's special needs. She came into our Brooklyn office asking about our Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) hoping to enroll her and her son to receive benefits.
If you care for or know someone living with memory impairment, be it Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you know that it is a condition that is hard to understand. Although we may never fully comprehend what it truly feels like for the individual, there are many ways to learn compassion and how to care for the memory affected loved one in your life. This is a task that the Alzheimer's Foundation of America have taken on through their Care Connection Sunset Series, a program which involves briefly immersing its participants in a virtual reality world where you experience symptoms like blurred vision, hallucinations, and disorientation.
Since late September 2018, True Care has held a TrueCaregiver Flu Prevention & Resource Fairs for all our HHAs in each of our main offices in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Our caregivers got a free flu shot as well as access to a number of services as part of our TrueEDU program. These resources included free ESL courses with JCC of Greater Coney Island, GED classes at Metropolitan College of NY, and banking and financial services from PNC Bank, just to name a few.
The True Care team was honored to receive recognition as one of the most improved agencies for the 2017 Healthfirst Quality Incentive Program for LHCSAs.
This recognition speaks to the successful year that True Care has had. True Care has shown commitment to providing patients with the best quality of care. Together with Healthfirst, True Care has focused on improving the quality of care to patients in a variety of categories including patient satisfaction, positive health outcomes, and high quality of care.
Last month, a few clients and aides of our Truly Inspired Memory Care program enjoyed a delightful day at Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan. The program's very first meetup, Art in the Park, was a great success. The participants and caregivers supported each other and painted beautiful landscapes with facilitator, Jodie Berman, Director of Programs and Community Engagement for True Care. They learned how to "paint what you see" as they overlooked a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. They also learned a paint technique called a "wash", where a layer of color is applied using diluted watercolor paint.
Montefiore’s nationally-recognized experts marshal the newest techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer while also providing compassionate medical services. Here at True Care, we are excited to serve alongside these experts by providing the care to their patients who prefer to receive these compassionate medical treatments in the comfort of their own home.
Like Montefiore Home Care, we share the same goals of providing assistance to the underserved community. As a result, we’ve partnered with several certified home health agencies and hospitals. Helping people from all stages of life; from pediatric care to adult infusion services, True Care provides the infusion services allowing the patients to receive care where they feel most comfortable.
Our staff was privileged to hear from Dr. Shalom Kalnicki, Dr. Chandan Guha, and Dr. Amit Verma who shared Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care’s holistic approach to care, as well as their extensive research and work in care.
We look forward to our partnership with Montefiore Home Care and will continue our efforts to make it grow. Roberta Duke, Sr. Director of Quality Client Services at True Care said, about the partnership with Montefiore, “Montefiore is a leader and an innovator in today’s healthcare industry and it’s an honor that we can assist them in providing the care that is crucial to our clients.”
True Care’s Home Infusion Therapy offers clients the ability to receive high-tech, specialty nursing care at home. True Care offers full-service infusion therapies which are administered by our RNs, and a training program for family members. Read more about these services here.