Premier’s Staff is Trained to Care for Clients with a Range of Diseases

At Premier, our staff is specially trained and educated in caring for individuals with specific diseases. These include Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), traumatic brain injuries, stroke, AIDS/HIV, and mental and behavioral illness, among other conditions. This disease-based knowledge and expertise is all part of how we build a Comprehensive Care Program to treat your loved one’s specific conditions. We use a compassionate and respectful approach to educate your loved ones and their caregivers, and work closely with the patient, family and PCP, to create a treatment plan aimed to assist a client in regaining their well-being, confidence, adapting to the new normal (where applicable), and help regain and/or maintain independence.

Diseases we specialize in include:

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care – Our program focuses on strength-based care and planning and builds upon an individual’s retained cognitive and daily living skills. We are committed to keeping your loved one engaged and connected to a normal, daily life through our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care programs.
  • Diabetes Care – Obesity and lack of exercise are crucial factors in the development of this disease. Our team of skilled aides and nurses are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes and also point out potential complications. Maintaining a diabetic diet, daily exercise, and monitoring blood sugar levels is critical to keeping the disease under control.
  • CHF Care – Our program trains Premier staff to fully understand congestive heart failure, including its causes, symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, treated and prevention tactics such diet, exercise, and keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
  • COPD Care – Lung diseases that make it harder to breathe such as emphysema and bronchitis are considered COPD. The Premier team is trained to identify signs and symptoms of these diseases, prevent any complications and understand the treatments.
  • CVA Stroke Care – The increased possibility of suffering a stroke in the US is astounding. Premier staff is trained on up-to-date information about strokes – including their causes, prevention, risk factors, and the debilitations that can result from them. Our Stroke Care program focuses on helping stroke patients recover and achieve maximum independence.
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Care – The most common mental illnesses in the elderly are dementia, depression, followed by anxiety and substance abuse problems. Our staff is trained to recognize the most common types of mental illness that afflict the aging population, understand their causes, and how to employ effective strategies for interacting with patients who have a mental illness.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Care – Those who survive injuries related to TBI can face results that last anywhere from a few days to permanent debilitating disabilities. Our staff is trained in intervention and coping methods and they understand brain function and the cognitive, physical and behavioral changes that result from TBI.
  • HIV/AIDS – Our staff is trained to understand AIDS and HIV in its entirety, including the causes, prevention, transmission, psychological aspects and symptom management.
  • White Glove – All Premier personnel who are selected for Private Care Clients are specially trained to meet their unique social and cultural needs. These professionals are required to complete a program where they receive education on cultural foods and customs, the handling of concierge requests such as pet care and coordinating social appointments, problem solving, among other topics and skills.
  • Hospice – This program is designed to address the needs of both the client and their family throughout the end-of-life process. Our caregivers are well-versed in various end-of-life stages and can help provide a calm, comforting and peaceful transition for your loved one.

Call us today at 914-595-5993 to learn more about our disease specific care services. Our home care specialists are available (24 hours a day, seven days a week) to answer your questions.

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