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Long-Term Care

OVERVIEW

Long-term care is when a person requires assistance with his or her physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time. The need might be due to a chronic condition, disability, illness, injury or simply from the challenges of getting older. The need for long-term care may only last for a few weeks or months, or it may extend for years as is customary in a traditional nursing home.

We provide the services and supplies that your family member needs while he or she is a resident at our center. This help may be required for many of the activities or needs of daily living, including:

      • Walking
      • Bathing
      • Dressing
      • Eating
      • Using the bathroom
      • Managing pain
      • Managing unsafe behavior
      • Minimizing wandering behavior
      • Personal hygiene and grooming
      • Administering medications

BARIATRIC CARE

Our Bariatric services are designed to promote and maintain the resident’s quality of life. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, dedicated professionals educated in the treatment of bariatric care work with the resident, their family, and their facility and for the resident’s residential setting. Our Bariatric residents may receive services such as:

  • Specialized nutritional management
  • Specialized equipment, utilizing Bariatric-specific guidelines
  • Exercise therapy program
  • Psychosocial support

CARDIAC CARE

In the long-term setting we provide cardiac care to help patients enjoy a quality of life, despite having conditions such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or any other number of cardiac ailments.

Our goal is to help each patient achieve positive outcomes, maintain or improve their level of functioning, and participate in the numerous activities offered throughout the day at Holiday Care Center.

Individualized plans of care are developed to meet each patient’s specific needs.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Diabetes is a common, chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States alone, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Successful management of the disease requires changes in lifestyle, diet and personal care. Our staff is experienced in assisting with these care areas.

There are two kinds of diabetes – Type I, which involves the lack of insulin, and Type II, which involves insulin resistance.

Diet

We have a registered dietitian who is trained to provide medical nutrition therapy to our diabetic residents.

This may include a diet with controlled amounts of carbohydrates to help regulate blood sugar. Our goal is to help our residents make appropriate food choices to improve their overall health and enhance their quality of life.

Treatments

Anti-diabetic drugs treat diabetes by lowering glucose levels in the blood. There are different classes of anti-diabetic drugs and their selection and administration depends on the nature of the diabetes and the age and situation of the patient.

Our nursing staff will administer the medications necessary to treat the patient’s condition based on his or her physician’s orders.

DIETARY MANAGEMENT

Nutrition Therapy is integral to the healing process and the dining experience is an important part of an individual’s medical and social well-being. Therefore, meeting the nutritional needs of our patients with well-balanced meals and snacks is an important part of their overall plan of care.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

What you eat plays a role in both reducing symptoms from a chronic disease and recovering from an illness. Our Registered Dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who translates the science of nutrition therapy into practical solutions for healthy living.

The RD collaborates with the patient, family, physician, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to implement food-focused and specialized nutrition interventions to improve the patient’s health and quality of life. The RD is skilled in promoting positive lifestyle choices and in the nutrition management of diseases such as:

          • Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
          • Cancer
          • Celiac disease
          • Diabetes
          • Food allergies
          • Gastrointestinal disorders
          • Heart and cardiovascular disease
          • Kidney disease
          • Malnutrition
          • Obesity
          • Osteoporosis
          • Pulmonary/respiratory disease
          • Stroke recovery
          • Wounds

HOSPICE CARE

Providing Compassion and Dignity

"Hospice" comes from the Latin word for hospitality, referring to the warmth and courtesy extended to special guests, such as travelers who had fallen sick or otherwise needed a place to stay. Guided by a philosophy of compassion and dignity, our hospice approach centers on a dedicated team of healthcare professionals and volunteers who provide ongoing support for both patient and family in familiar surroundings.

This care is provided in the belief that by helping the patient and loved ones accept death as a natural part of life, a measure of peace can be restored to the process of dying. By alleviating the patient's pain and fear, hospice care fosters the spiritual strength to live, as fully as possible, all the days of one's life.

IV CARE

IV therapy involves the infusion of fluids through an intravenous line. This therapy is used to deliver medications such as antibiotics or to give fluid to treat dehydration or electrolyte imbalance.

MEMORY CARE

The individuals we serve include those experiencing gradual memory decline or other memory, behavior and medical complications associated with dementia. We provide specialized dementia programming and care approaches that are designed to create personal successes for each resident, helping the resident to achieve their optimal level of well-being.

Our Alzheimer’s program has been state-certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, and our staff is trained in clinical care and is well-versed in the recent advances in dementia and Alzheimer’s. In addition, they:

  • Participate in ongoing in-service training
  • Communicate with an emphasis on understanding non-verbal behavior
  • Intervene creatively when it comes to behavior problems
  • Focus on what residents can do instead of what they cannot do

Aside from providing these services to our residents, we are also committed to educating and supporting our community caregivers through Alzheimer’s support groups, and ongoing education and training.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain Management – Helping Ease the Pain

Chronic pain can rob you of stamina, strength and the ability to receive the rest and nourishment you need. We treat and manage chronic pain through appropriate identification of pain intensity, and pain origin. Treatment for chronic pain includes both physical therapy and pharmacotherapy as directed by a physician.

PULMONARY CARE MANAGEMENT

In the long-term setting we provide pulmonary care to help patients achieve and maintain maximum lung function, which allows them to enjoy a quality of life, despite having conditions such as COPD or any other array of pulmonary complications.

Our goal is to help each patient achieve positive outcomes, maintain or improve their level of functioning, and participate in the numerous activities offered throughout the day at Holiday Care Center.

Individualized plans of care are developed to meet each patient’s specific needs.

RESTORATIVE NURSING

Restorative nursing is a program that helps residents maintain any progress they've made during therapy. Our Alzheimer’s program has been certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.

A restorative aid helps carryout the plan by working with each patient on range-of-motion exercises, walking set distances, and even during mealtime if the patient needs assistance swallowing.

STROKE CARE MANAGEMENT

In the long-term setting we provide stroke care management services to help patients compensate for decreased capabilities, and regain control over tasks of daily living, which allows them to enjoy a quality of life, despite having physical, emotional, or cognitive challenges.

Our goal is to help each patient achieve positive outcomes, maintain or improve their level of functioning, and participate in the numerous activities offered throughout the day at Holiday Care Center.

Individualized plans of care are developed to meet each patient’s specific needs.

WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT

As individuals age, the manner in which their skin repairs itself also changes. The skin of the elderly may degenerate on its own and sometimes even without the presence of an injury. Additionally, the limited regenerative ability that is found in the skin of the elderly can impair the healing process of their wounds, and may sometimes lead to chronic wounds that do not heal. As a result, elderly wound care represents an important facet of elderly medical care.

The skilled team at Holiday Care Center develops an individualized wound treatment plan, under the direction of a physician, to treat all types of wounds in the elderly. Aside from properly caring for the wound, the team also develops a nutritional plan to help ensure wound prevention and healing whenever possible.

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