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Providing quality in home nursing care to economically disadvantaged seniors in Mercer County, NJ.
Our Home Health Nursing Program provides free, quality, long term, home based nursing care for the medically needy and economically disadvantaged individuals over 60 years of age in Mercer County. Our patients require on-going care not covered by Medicare benefits and assistance with managing geriatric ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia and cardiopulmonary diseases.
Improved quality of life with increased medical stability and safety.
Our two Registered Nurses provide one-on-one appointments and detailed care coordination with doctors’ offices and pharmacy. If needed, the nurses pick up medications at the pharmacy, bring food when needed, supply items such as aspirin and vitamins, and connect patients with other social service agencies. Less than 10% of our patients go into long term care, and 75 to 88% remain in their homes, with many patients staying in the program 5 to 6 years.
Key performance indicators include the percentage of patients still at home at year end, improved well-being and reduction in hospitalization/institutionalization. We track the number and type of services received, reports of elder abuse, and referrals. The average older individual in the Guild's program receives services every two weeks, for five to six years. An increasing number of patients, 37%, require additional visits for monitoring of Coumadin/Warfarin blood levels.
Beginning in 2019, the State of New Jersey requires all home health services firms to be accredited to assure patient safety. Mount Carmel Guild is accredited by the National Institute for Home Care Accreditation under Private Duty Nursing Standards through 2022. We joined a select group of home care providers who demonstrate their commitment to responsible, accountable, quality service.
More than Medical Care...A Welcomed Advocate
Mount Carmel Guild nurses offer more than just medical care. They bring the essential human elements of comfort and companionship. Patients look forward to the nurse’s visit, and often call just to make sure the nurse is coming, and/or ask for specific food. At times, they just need to know someone cares about them. Patients love when the RN comes through the door with a smile on her face, bringing fresh flowers and consistent care.
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