True Care’s memory care program, True Bridge, is pleased to announce a special workshop offered at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) as part of their Artist in Residency program. Our very own Director of Programs and Engagement, Jodie Berman, has been asked to instruct a series of four art classes each Wednesday from October 16th through November 6th. This program is generously supported by a grant from the Louis & June Kay Foundation. The Artist in Residency program at AFA began in June of 2019 and is “part of AFA’s mission to provide free programs and services to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.”
Flu season is upon us once again. This is the perfect time to prepare and protect yourself and those around you against this nasty virus. In the healthcare industry, we know the importance of staying healthy and happy, so this is the perfect opportunity for us to explain why getting your flu shot is so important.
Here’s a question we get asked a lot via Live Chat, “I need a home health aide for my loved one but they only have Medicare, not Medicaid. Can you help?”
The short answer is, “Yes, we can.”
At True Care, our intake specialists are trained to handle these unique cases. For the purposes of this blog, we turned to our Director of Business Development, Michael Kleinman for answers. We asked Michael what happens when someone comes in asking for home care services, they need an HHA to come to their home, but they have Medicare, not Medicaid.
You may have seen one of our many recruiting ads on social media for True Care Hiring Events in NYC and Westchester County. Becoming a True Caregiver is quick and easy if you are already a certified home health aide in NYC. However, if you are interested in becoming a caregiver but have little to no experience and do not hold a certification from the state, True Care has created a Home Health Aide Certification Program where we help potential applicants get trained and certified near their home for little or no cost. Once you are certified and ready to join True Care, you can immediately apply to be a True Caregiver with us.
Our caregivers work hard so that our clients may have the highest quality of life as possible while in their care. Being an efficient caregiver requires learning strategies for planning, problem-solving, and for taking care of yourself. Studies show that caregivers - whether they are home health aides or family members - are at high risk of burnout, stress-related illness, depression, fatigue, and even loss of friends and strained family relations if they do not look after their own health and well-being.
Caring for someone who has a chronic illness or disease, helping them bathe, dress, and keeping their environment clean and healthy requires a level of strength and stamina that many are unaware of.
True Care is happy to announce our new service: Private Duty Nursing.
Meet our Director of Private Duty Nursing, James Frand. James started as an EMT volunteer then worked for the 911 system and decided to go into the nursing track, as opposed to a paramedic, after that. He chose to continue on that path ever since acquiring a Master’s degree in Nursing and experience as an administrator and director of nursing. This gives him the unique ability to run both sides of the program; one being client advocacy and the other being the administrative side, which includes hiring our nurses and staffing our cases.