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Families are often placed in an immediate situation because mom or dad are no longer independent and a decision needs to be made for their safety. What do we do? Did we plan for this? Can mom stay home? Does she have to go into a nursing home?
Here is how we can help:
Hourly and Personal Care
With Cerna In Home Care Services you are treated like family. Whether you need some help around the house for a few hours a day or care 24 hours per day every day, we have the right in home care services and programs for you or your loved one including:
All Cerna Care Aides have at least one year experience, Criminal Background checked, DMV checked, Passed and acquired four units in Cognitive Impairment course, have a minimum of eight hours in house training and have a current CPR/First Aid Card.
Live In Caregiver for 24/7 Assistance
Live In Home Care is an option for families that need a care aid on site at all times, 24/7. The Caregiver actually lives in the home as long as separate quarters exist for the them to sleep and have privacy. The cost is much lower than having 24 hours of hourly/shift coverage as the caregiver has eight hours of time to be relieved of duty, but meals (or a meal stipend) are provided by the client. Live in care is perfect for someone that needs someone available all the time, but does not have trouble sleeping and can have a caregiver close by incase of an emergency, but can sleep through the night.
Our live in caregivers provide, companionship, bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, medication reminders, exercise, general assistance, errands, cooking and much, much more. Cerna maintains Workman’s Compensation Insurance, Liability Insurance and a Surety Bond to ensure there would never be Homeowner liability. We also have continuing levels of care that incorporate more therapeutic/rehabilitative care. Our level II service provides focused cognitive activity, physical activity, lifestyle planning and constant monitoring to ensure progress. So whatever your care needs might be, Cerna will provide the flexibility to grow with your ever changing needs and you can log in to our website and view the Care Plan and Daily Care Notes that are entered in by the caregiver on a regular basis.
We’ll be there on time and with a smile to provide the loving compassionate care you expect for your family that includes:
Memory and Dementia Care
Cerna specializes in Cognitive impairments from Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Stroke, Injuries, Diabetes and Others. We train our staff and use the Alzheimer’s Associations “CARES Training” to ensure our staff know and understand the special care requirements of someone with a Cognitive Impairment. Our staff implements special stimulation tools and techniques to help the brain hold on to cognition and thrive. We integrate physical and lifestyle changes into our clients lives to ensure quality of life and vitality.
Cerna works with the top Neurologists and Dementia Specialists and continues to develop the best overall program for in-home care and stimulation. Memory care is the term for a care option for people who have been diagnosed with such conditions or have problems with at least two areas of daily living (ADLs). Memory care allows a person experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence in the comfort, security and familiarity of their own home with professional staff. There are four categories that can greatly affect a person’s lifelong ability to cope with a cognitive impairment and thrive:
If you don’t live near your aging parent, you may wonder if what you’re doing is enough to oversee your loved one’s care. Even if you live nearby, you may discover the problems you or your loved one are facing are becoming larger and more complex than you can comfortably manage. Or maybe your life’s other responsibilities have grown to the point you are unable to provide the level of supervision and attention to your loved one’s care that you wish.
Cerna’s Care management is a team collaboration and process that includes assessments, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for any options and/or services to meet an individual’s and/or family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote wellness, quality of life and cost-effective outcomes. While we don’t deliver medical care, we can oversee your loved one’s care through our advocacy and care management services.
At Cerna all drivers also accompany our clients into the home, can stop and pick up medicines or food/supplies, can prepare a meal or help get you or your loved one changed and in bed if needed. Cerna have developed a corporate culture around a professional and caring attitude. All Cerna staff is very knowledgeable in the field of elder and /or handicapped transportation and they do their very best to offer the best handicapped transportation services available.
Cerna Transportation staff are there to ensure that all transportation details are considered and before we arrive to transport you or your loved one.. Their experience and understanding attitude makes our transportation services flexible and responsive to the various needs of most any person needing transport..
We weren’t made on an assemble line! Every person is an individual and in need to different things, when it comes to care and wellness. Cerna Homecare customizes each plan of care to the needs of the care recipient. We provide a collaborative team and process that includes assessments, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for any options and/or services to meet an individual’s and/or family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote top quality care, wellness, quality of life and cost-effective outcomes.
From Attending doctors appointments and facilitating communication between doctor, senior and family members to monitoring client’s adherence to medical orders and instructions, including reminders to take medications and exercise as directed by a physician. Cerna takes a customized approach to each individual every time, including:
Includes Samsung smart watch, setup and use of application and software for one year.
Assistance Now is a safety watch that is simple to use, just wear it like a regular watch on your wrist. If you fall or have an emergency that requires assistance, simply press the RED button on the watch and it will alert the people on your contact list. In fact, in the case of a severe fall when you are not able to press the button, the watch has a built-in fall detection that AUTOMATICALLY reaches out to your contact list within seconds.
Through innovative patented software and mobile application technology, combined with the top of the line Samsung smartwatch, seniors can now live a dignified life. With heart rate monitoring technology, SOS distress alert options, medication reminders, abrupt movement detection (which may indicate a fall), watch location history and navigation, and Safe Zones, Assistance Now offers a sense of security and improves quality of life for seniors.
Monitoring Purchase Options:
Family can safely and easily monitor their loved one by receiving the calls and alerts if there is an emergency. Unlimited use of app for family and first responders. You will enter your phone number and information into the emergency responder screen when setting up your new watch. Family members will download the Assistance Now app from the app store (Apple or Android) and will have complete visibility to your loved ones dashboard which includes heart rate, fall information, whereabouts and ability to talk to them.
Our professional emergency response team monitors your loved one 24/7 with complete visibility to their vitals and possible emergencies (such as a fall) and will communicate directly over the watch with your loved one if anything may be wrong.
Once an emergency call is received our will triage accordingly. Family members will download the Assistance Now app from the app store (Apple or Android) and will have complete visibility to your loved ones dashboard which includes heart rate, fall information, whereabouts and ability to talk to them.
PERSONAL CARE OPTIONS:
This is not required for purchase. You can add any of the following Care Provider options to save money and gain peace of mind.
With Assistance Now’s personal care program, you or your loved one can have a care professional come out to your home and provide personal assistance such as meal preparation, Doctor visits, errands, projects, bathing and general care assistance. This program is for someone that needs some help just once per week or up to 7 days per week. The personal caregiver is there to assist Mom or Dad with anything they need relative to activities of daily living.
These visits will be up to two hours and you pick the amount of days you want and a care professional will be in touch with you. This will be scheduled 48 hours after the completion and setup of your Assistance Now Watch.
Both our Clients and their Families Love Us!
Why choose Cerna Homecare
"At Cerna Homecare we strive to be the best at everything we do. We are here to take care of you and your loved ones."
Our services are available to you for as long as you need and only as long as you need!
Care Coordinators and Staff are available 24/7 to help with any and every need.
Top Level Staff
We provide in house training for all our staff and only the highest level of accountability and knowledge is acceptable.
We make sure to balance our services to ensure the best care is being provided. We promote a healthy body, mind and wellness!
We make sure to constantly monitor our clients and adjust as needed to ensure the best possible care.
Cerna Homecare is proud to have won many industry awards and continues to lead the by example!
Your Killeen Leadership
Gilbert Fang is Cerna Killeen, Harker Heights, and Temple’s Care Manager. He is an Army Veteran who is highly motivated and Passionate about caring for others. After personally taking care of his late grandparents for more than 10 years who suffered from diabetes, High blood pressure and subsequently Alzheimer’s, he worked closely with his grandparents’ care manager and gained firsthand experience of the crucial role Care Managers play to those who need our care. His ability to pay attention to detail, professionalism, leadership, and problem-solving skills, enable him to re-prioritize on-the-fly. Gil is comfortable with ambiguity, and he is an effective team player, which means he will reach out to the family for input when building a client care plan for their loved one. I am honored to be amongst those who you can trust and rely on. Cerna Homecare is a BIG-small Company – BIG enough to serve the community well, and small enough to nurture personal relationships.
Gilbert Fang | Care Coordinator