HWB 2015 - CareOne

Safety | Care | Service

CareOne was founded more than 45 years ago, and since that time has come to define excellence in subacute care, skilled rehabilitation and long-term care. As a family owned company, we serve thousands of patients every day and discharge more than 20,000 patients every year. Over the years, our company has grown to keep with the demand for high-quality care in a number of expanding services, including assisted living, memory care, respite care and more. And with more than 29 centers in New Jersey, CareOne’s outstanding programs and services are conveniently located throughout the state.

What services do you offer?

Our physician-led post-acute specialty programs include orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical care, cardiac and pulmonary reconditioning, stroke rehab, diabetes management and education, as well as comprehensive wound care and many more. We offer respiratory therapy services and COPD programs that are a cut above those available from any other Skilled Nursing Facility in the area.

For those in need of long-term care or Alzheimer’s / memory care, CareOne’s local communities offer a complete spectrum of care options. Respite care offers a safe, homelike environment for those you love when the primary caregiver is not available.

Why choose CareOne over other rehab/long-term care facilities?

From the lovely surroundings to our restaurant-style dining, from the moment you step into a CareOne center, you can tell the difference. The CareOne team strives to meet the highest standards of safety, care and services for our residents. Our rehab facilities provide more therapy time per patient than any other center in the area. Over 95% of patients receiving therapy at CareOne return home safely without being readmitted to the hospital.

Can you explain what rehab usually entails?

Upon admission, each patient receives a complete evaluation from a multidiscipline team, which will include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a physiatrist (MD specialized in rehab medicine). Speech therapy is also available if indicated. An individual plan of care will be formulated to meet each patient’s specific needs. Therapy is available 7 days a week. We keep the patient and family up to date on progress, including the patient in the setting of goals. Finally, social work will assist in assuring that whatever is needed upon discharge is in place.

Will I be followed by a doctor?

CareOne has a large staff of credentialed physicians of various specialties available to follow each patient. Each patient is assigned a medical doctor who will oversee the medical care as well as a physiatrist who will oversee the rehabilitation therapy. Assistance will be given in arranging office visits to physicians who do not frequent the facility.

With all the rapid changes in healthcare, what is CareOne doing to stay current in this field?

With the ever - increasing pace of changes to the healthcare system, it is more important than ever to pick a facility that has the resources and expertise to stay on the forefront of change. CareOne has invested heavily in healthcare providers to develop clinical programs that help ensure speedy and complete recovery.

For example, clinical care programs are continuously evolving to handle more complex medical cases to reduce hospital readmissions. At some facilities, nurse navigators will follow the patient in the hospital prior to admission, during their stay at CareOne, and then follow up with them at home to check up on progress.

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01 Sep 2015