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Transition Care

You’ve probably seen it with loved ones. An elderly person checks out of a hospital or nursing home only to be readmitted within a few months.

During the transition, medications weren’t taken, doctor appointments weren’t made and chronic illnesses weren’t cared for. The downward spiral seems unstoppable, the medical bills never-ending. And you’re at a loss for what to do.

At least one in five people with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.

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Hospital-to-Home Transition Care

Transition care—changing a downhill slope to a recovery triumph

You’ve probably seen it with loved ones. An elderly person checks out of a hospital or nursing home only to be readmitted within a few months. During the transition, medications weren’t taken, doctor appointments weren’t made and chronic illnesses weren’t cared for. The downward spiral seems unstoppable, the medical bills never-ending. And you’re at a loss for what to do.

At least one in five people with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.

But what if hospital care were different? Instead of sending elderly people home alone with confusing instructions and to-do lists, what if we also sent a coach—a trained expert to guide, encourage and empower? What if that transition care service were affordable?

At Preferred Care at Home, this isn’t a pipe dream. We’re making it a reality through our innovative Smooth-Transition Care program.

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What Is Smooth-Transition Care®?

A transition from a hospital or nursing home can be confusing. You get rehabilitation instructions, prescriptions to fill, follow-up appointments to make. When you get home, you don’t just have to build up your strength, but you’re supposed to remember all these other things—and have the energy to do them. For elderly people, recovery can be even more overwhelming because they’re often alone.

With our Smooth-Transition Care® program, we’ve addressed each of these problems and developed a solution that helps put patients at ease so they can focus on getting better.

As a Smooth-Transition Care® client, you’ll receive three tools to help you stay out of the hospital:

1.  A personal, specially trained coach

Your coach will meet you at the hospital, nursing home or other health facility and guide you through the transition process. After your discharge, your coach will meet with you regularly, through phone calls or visits, and make sure you have what you need. For example, your coach may schedule transportation to follow-up appointments, remind you about prescriptions and medication regimens, and make sure your home is safe. Your coach will also provide a listening ear and encouraging words.

2.  A Personal Health Record.

This in-depth, 15-piece tool kit stores the information you need to transition optimally, including medication instructions, appointment dates and test results. Your coach will encourage you to use this tool. The record also includes an easy-to-read symptoms chart that shows when you can wait and see your doctor and when you should call 911. You can view the Personal Health Record and even download the pages for free.

3.  An easily accessible online health record.

No need to tote the Personal Health Record with you to every doctor appointment. As a Smooth-Transition Care® client, you’ll have exclusive access to your own online health record. Upon your request, your coach will add this information to your secure, password-protected database. You can share it with health care providers and family members who need up-to-date information.

Companion Care

Too often, with age comes loneliness. The feeling that no one cares creeps in. Aging has a way of reminding you of family members and friends who have passed on. You can feel like you’re alone.

It’s our mission at Preferred Care at Home to alleviate that loneliness and bring joy and companionship. Our caregivers can also travel with clients, providing transportation to the theater, doctor, church or coffee shop.

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Companion Care

Helping you enjoy life to the fullest

Too often, with age comes loneliness. The feeling that no one cares creeps in. Aging has a way of reminding you of family members and friends who have passed on. You can feel like you’re alone.

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It’s our mission at Preferred Care at Home to alleviate that loneliness and bring joy and companionship. Our caregivers can also travel with clients, providing transportation to the theater, doctor, church or coffee shop.

Companion care is available from 1 hour to 24 hours. It’s an excellent choice for seniors who live alone or don’t have a lot of family and friends nearby. It also works well for short-term respite care. The primary caregiver gets a much-needed break, and the senior loved one has fun interacting with another caring person. And of course, companion care is included in our signature live-in care service.

Preferred Care at Home’s extensive senior companion care services include meal monitoring, transportation planning visits and trips, help with minor tasks, and of course, companionship. Here is the full list of services included:

Personal Interaction:

  • Engaging in companionship and conversation
  • Reminiscing about the past
  • Discussing current and historical events
  • Playing games and cards
  • Renting and playing movies
  • Maintaining a family scrapbook
  • Encouraging participation with crafts
  • Helping read
  • Directing morning wake-up and evening tuck-in
  • Helping select clothes
  • Mailing letters and bills
  • Monitoring eating patterns and diet
  • Inspecting food expiration dates
  • Maintaining a calendar
  • Arranging appointments and providing reminders

Social Interaction:

  • Planning visits, outings and trips
  • Visiting neighbors and friends
  • Encouraging interaction with loved ones
  • Encouraging participation in and assisting with community activities
  • Monitoring visitors
  • Providing incidental transportation to:
      – Doctor appointments
      – The pharmacy
      – Social outings
      – Lunch or dinner
      – Plays and concerts
      – Movies
      – Religious services
      – Sporting events
      – Club meetings

Homemaker Care

As we age, a big part of happiness depends on being comfortable and cared for at home. Home is where memories have been made, and are still being created.

When caring for the home becomes a burden the unwelcome thought of moving strikes.

Should you live in a home you’re unhappy with—one that’s getting cluttered and dusty because you can’t do the chores like you used to? Should you learn to cope with eating less because it’s difficult to shop and cook? Should you give up your pet because you can’t care for it? Should you put up with wrinkled or dirty clothes?

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Homemaker Care

Helping you find joy in your house again

As we age, a big part of happiness depends on being comfortable and cared for at home. Home is where memories have been made, and are still being created.

When caring for the home becomes a burden the unwelcome thought of moving strikes.

Should you live in a home you’re unhappy with—one that’s getting cluttered and dusty because you can’t do the chores like you used to? Should you learn to cope with eating less because it’s difficult to shop and cook? Should you give up your pet because you can’t care for it? Should you put up with wrinkled or dirty clothes?

Should you move away from home?

There is another option: Preferred Care at Home’s homemaker care. We make your house into that special place again. We do the chores and provide those tender loving touches that make you comfortable. Ultimately, our homemaker care can help you or a loved one remain where you want to be—home.

Other people who enjoy our homemaker care services include:

  • Family caregivers
    Let us take care of the mundane day-to-day tasks so you have more energy to focus on what’s important.
  • Elderly parents resistant to other care
    If your parent would benefit from personal or companion care but is reluctant to accept it, why not introduce the concept gently through homemaker care?

Homemaker care is also included in our signature live-in care service.

Our homemaker care includes the following services.

General Homemaker Care:

  • Recording and arranging recipes
  • Preparing grocery lists
  • Clipping coupons for shopping
  • Shopping for and/or escorting to get groceries and supplies
  • Preparing, serving and cleaning up after meals
  • Preparing meals for future use

Light Housekeeping:

  • Organizing and cleaning closets
  • Dusting furniture
  • Sweeping and vacuuming floors
  • Taking out garbage
  • Watering house plants
  • Assisting with pet care

Laundering:

  • Washing, folding and ironing clothes
  • Changing linens and making beds
  • Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning

Live-in Care

Peace of mind. It’s so often an elusive dream for people with elderly parents—and for elderly people themselves. That’s why Preferred Care at Home has always been known best for our 24 hour home care, also known as live-in care.

Our 24 hour home care services provide around-the-clock supervision and companionship in the security and privacy of your own home. Your caregivers, matched to you by personality along with life and work experience, are present day and night to provide professional, reliable and compassionate care.

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Live-in Care

Affordable, 24 hour peace of mind

Peace of mind. It’s so often an elusive dream for people with elderly parents—and for elderly people themselves. That’s why Preferred Care at Home has always been known best for our 24 hour home care, also known as live-in care.

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Our 24 hour home care services provide around-the-clock supervision and companionship in the security and privacy of your own home. Your caregivers, matched to you by personality along with life and work experience, are present day and night to provide professional, reliable and compassionate care.

In addition to quality care, we also guarantee continuity. You don’t have to worry about frequent changes in caregivers—having to get acquainted time and again. Central to our live-in care option is this commitment to consistency. And at Preferred Care at Home, where we strive to make our services accessible to everyone, live-in care is more affordable than you probably imagine.

Who Is Live-in Care Best For?

You may think of live-in care as being primarily for people who are bedridden. While it is an excellent solution for them, it’s also helpful for other people who want consistent aid. For example, our 24 hour home care is great for seniors who have:

  • Unsteadiness or a fear of falling.

    Worrying about falling can lead to inactivity, which makes your muscles atrophy, which increases your risk for a fall! With live-in care, you always have someone there just in case, so you can feel confident to be as active as you can.

  • Loneliness or a fear of being alone.

    No one should experience that empty feeling of loneliness. The compassionate heart of a Preferred Care at Home caregiver is an ever-present comfort.

  • Trouble remembering medication.

    “Did you take your medicine today?” If that question’s been asked too many times, you should know that live-in care can eliminate that anxiety. Our quality caregivers will remind you when to take your medicine so dosages aren’t forgotten or repeated.

  • Memory loss, or signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

    Memory deficiencies may creep in as we age. People with Alzheimer’s do best in a familiar environment. Most need extended hours of care in order to remain healthy and safe at home.

Live-in care services are also good for seniors who:

Want to avoid a revolving door of caregivers. Change can be stressful. Continuity is at the heart of our live-in care. As long as you’re happy and well taken care of, you’ll have the same caregiver by your side every step of the way.

Want to remain independent and in control of their care.With Preferred Care at Home’s live-in care, you’re the boss. You decide when and how you want things done.

Is Live-in Care Really Right for Me?

Still wondering whether live-in care is the choice for you? Here are answers to some common questions.

1. Can I afford 24 hour home care? Long-term care can certainly be costly. However, since 1984 the founders of Preferred Care at Home have built a reputation for offering quality services at affordable prices. Contact us to see which package works best for you.

2. What if I move or I already live in an assisted living community? If home is where you want to live, we can make that a reality. If you prefer to move into a facility, we can also provide any extra assistance you need. In essence, we come alongside you so home, or wherever you call home, is that safe place.

3. Will I like my caregivers? We match each caregiver to fit with your personality. We even look into life and work experience to make sure you two will get along swimmingly. A key aspect of our live-in care is quality interaction. After all, you have much to share with others. But of course, if you’re ever unhappy, we will promptly find a new person who fits your needs better.

If live-in care sounds like a good fit for you, contact us, and we’ll personally review all the details about how it works. We’ll even conduct a complimentary, no-obligation home assessment.

"We are humbled to serve our community and their loved ones. "

Stacy Adams

Owner, PCAH of Cape Coral and Fort Myers

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Stacy Adams

I am Stacy Adams, Owner and Administrative Manager for Preferred Care at Home of Cape Coral & Fort Myers. I became involved with the company when my mother suffered a debilitating fall and wanted to recover at home. I was advised at that time that the current agencies available to her only covered 30 miles out from her rehabilitation unit–she resides 31 miles out. Finding a caregiver who would accept her dog as well, well, that was another matter. It was then I recognized the greater need for senior home care agencies.

As a previous EMT/ Emergency Medical and Police Dispatcher in my earlier career, I knew the importance of having quality and consistent in-home care. Discharging patients too soon without a support system was a recipe for disaster. For my mother, her home is everything, she did not want to leave it for a facility. I knew she would recover faster if she was in her own home. I did not live near her at the time of her fall and I was at a loss as to where to begin to fulfill her wishes. It was Prefered Care at Home that helped me head in the right direction.

It was this experience that opened my eyes to the need for quality care and my desire to be a part of the solution. I want to give families options for their senior loved one to stay in the home they love (and with their fur babies if they had them!). I want to offer reliable, compassionate, and affordable care to the elderly so they can live their lives with dignity and independence. I want to provide options for those who desperately need more options. These are the reasons I left my marketing management position in the hospitality industry to start my journey with Preferred Care at Home of Cape Coral & Fort Myers. Life has a lot of bumps in the road, my mission is to help smooth out some of those bumps.

Robert Adams

Hello, I am Robert Adams Owner and Sales Administrator with Preferred Care at Home of Cape Coral and Fort Myers. I am a US Navy Persian Gulf War Veteran. My career started helping folks with diet and exercise in the Health Club Industry in California in 1989. I then worked as a Sales Executive in the automotive industry.

Post losing my best man from my wedding at age 39, my sister to a heart attack at age of 38 , and my mother to cancer, I began looking for a change of scenery. Life was short and meant to be lived to the fullest. I left for a job in the hospitality industry in St Thomas, Virgin Islands where I could enjoy the beauty and the water. I won top accolades for my sales and customer service consistently. I returned stateside just prior to two category 5 hurricanes hitting the island to assist my wife with her mother. She had suffered a debilitating fall and needed care. This was an eye-opening moment for our family.

Care providers were few and far and there was a real need to help people. My wife and I decided to relocate near her father in Fort Myers so we could help fill a need we found in the community. We had previous experience with Preferred Care through during her mother’s recovery and would have been lost without them. We decided to join the Preferred Care at Home Family. We look forward to servicing the community and offering quality affordable care while safeguarding our client’s independence and dignity.

About Preferred Care at Home of Cape Coral and Fort Myers

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Celebrating life, dignity and independence

Since 1984, the founders of Preferred Care at Home have had the privilege of assisting clients improve their quality of life while still recognizing and maintaining their dignity and independence. Preferred Care at Home has continued this tradition by only referring the most reliable, compassionate, experienced and affordable caregivers to client’s homes or care facilities.

We understand that long-term care can be costly, which is why we have focused on building a reputation of offering access to quality services at affordable prices.

Ask about the wide range of non-medical services available from 1 to 24 hours per day, and about qualified live-in caregivers who can provide 24-hour peace of mind for you or your loved one.

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Providing home care services in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. (855) 424-5683

 

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