According to a 2018 AARP survey, a majority of Americans over age 50 want to stay in their own homes as they get older. “Many aging adults prefer to receive home health care as it allows them to age in place while still receiving the care they need,” says Danyel Darger, director of sales and marketing at The Overlook. “In-home services provided by Continuing Care Retirement Communities support both older adults and their family members.” The Overlook’s Visiting Nurse Association extends into hundreds of Massachusetts towns and serves over 800 patients a day. Keep reading to learn about the services these patients receive. Comfort of Your Home Without Compromise The Overlook Visiting Nurse Association provides extensive support for you and/or your loved one’s medical and personal care needs. With our help, remain in their home while receiving this care. Regardless of your loved one’s condition, The Overlook Interdisciplinary Team will develop an individualized plan for your loved one’s needs. Beyond medical care providers, The Overlook’s clinical team is comprised of therapists, social workers and at-home health aides. This team addresses the most complex conditions, employing the following services: Skilled Nursing Care Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies Medical Social Worker Services Wound Care Specialist Certified Home Health Aides Disease Support Programs Telehealth Home Monitoring On-Call Support 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days A Week Our team nurtures your loved one physically, emotionally and socially, assisted with short-term and long-term solutions for their needs. We help transition adults from hospital care and work to prevent future hospitalization. Additionally, we coordinate with our palliative and hospice care as needed. While your physician might suggest a particular provider for home health services, remember that you can request The Overlook by name. Contact us today to get started! Support for Families In 2020, a study found that 42 million Americans have provided informal caregiving services for a family member. Another 5 million individuals have senior family members who need additional help but live too far away to be caregivers. Whether you live across the street or across the country from your loved one, providing care can be stressful. Home health specialists offer relief for family caregivers and provide thorough communication to family members near and far. They also offer a set of specialized skills to address more complex issues your loved one may face. Specialists from The Visiting Nurse Association will monitor your loved one’s health and note any changes. If conditions worsen, they will respond in real time and consult with you and your interdisciplinary team about modifications to their personalized plan. Family members can also remain involved in their loved one’s care plan. This participation boosts morale and confidence that their family member is getting what they need. Companionship and Emotional Support Physical limitations and lifestyle changes can isolate older adults, which can lead to loneliness. Loneliness isn’t something to take lightly. It has a negative effect on physical well-being, mental health and cognitive function. The Overlook Visiting Nurse Association provides social workers and therapists who will come to your loved one’s home to provide services. This could include regular visits to socialize, engage in activities, or offer therapeutic advice. Discover The Overlook Visiting Nurse Association The Overlook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers home health as a part of our continuum of care. Our Visiting Nurse Association reaches more than 200 cities and towns across Massachusetts and serves hundreds of patients and clients daily. You deserve the personalized care we provide. Contact us today for more information!