Amada Senior Care Lehigh Valley
Ed Duborg and Tod Meixell, owners of Amada Senior Care Lehigh Valley, understand that to provide the best quality of senior care it is necessary to support an entire family, not just a single client. They have seen first-hand the emotional and physical strain that often comes with taking care of an ill or elderly loved one, and realize that the pace many families keep while trying to care for a senior is simply not sustainable.
As Ed recalls, “I remember my mother, who was already taking care of five kids, trying to care for my grandmother, who was suffering from diabetes and rapidly declining health. It was a lot for her to take—so much so that it became a burden she could no longer bear all by herself. She needed help. We ended up moving my grandmother into an assisted living community when my mother was unable to handle her care.”
Now, Ed and Tod strive to alleviate the burdens Ed’s mother felt for their neighbors throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Ed says, “At Amada, we see people like my mother every day. People who are working, people who have kids; and they barely have enough time to go see their parents, never mind provide them with the care they need. At Amada, we provide the non-medical, in-home care seniors like my grandmother need to be able to continue living at home. We help with bathing, meal preparation, shopping, medication reminders, and more—all the little things that add up to the ability to enjoy a good quality of life.”
As we know through personal experience, knowing that a beloved senior is well-cared for not only affords their loved ones peace of mind; it also allows them to continue filling the family roles they have always held. This is why each of our home-care aides at Amada Lehigh Valley is dedicated to caring for each client as though they were a member of their own family.
In addition to in-home care, the team at Amada Lehigh Valley can assist families with all of their senior care needs. Whether we are guiding a senior through the search for the ideal assisted living environment, helping families find the best way to pay for care, or simply listening as our clients vent their frustrations, our clients always know they can count on their Amada family.
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
For more information about how a member of the Amada Lehigh Valley team can help you or a loved one with activities of daily living like those depicted here, please contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation. We will work with you and your family to accurately assess your senior care needs so that we can create a plan of care tailored to fit your unique situation. It is our goal to make sure each senior we serve ages with dignity and enjoys a life of safety, comfort, and enrichment.
Long-Term Care Insurance Experts
At Amada Senior Care Lehigh Valley, we maintain a holistic approach to senior care because we believe this is the only way we can fully meet our clients’ needs. We will never limit our service to you or your family according to what works for other families or what we are accustomed to providing, because we are committed to satisfying each family’s unique needs and preferences.
“We will support you and your loved ones through every aspect of senior care.”
Senior Housing Advising
At Amada Lehigh Valley, it is our intention to provide families with the ideal solution to their unique senior care needs. So when home is no longer the best environment for a senior, we will guide that senior and his or her family through the process of finding—and funding—the perfect assisted living environment for them.
We realize that most families feel forced to view cost as a primary concern as they consider senior housing options. However, we at Amada take a personal interest in making sure that each senior we work with has the highest quality of life possible and we refuse to compromise that goal due to financial concerns. We are experts at helping families take advantage of every benefit, resource, and asset available to them to make senior care more affordable. Whether this is done through unlocking long-term care insurance policies, making use of veterans’ benefits, or even using a life insurance policy, we’ll find the best way for you to pay for the care your loved one deserves.
Aside from cost, two main factors we consider during the senior housing placement process are physical needs and emotional needs. The level of support and assistance a senior requires will dictate the type of senior community we focus our search on. For example, if a senior needs frequent help with ADLs or would be safest with close access to complex medical services, we will recommend a nursing home. On the other hand, seniors who are relatively active and are looking to simplify their lives and increase their social opportunities may prefer assisted or independent living.
Because we have worked with most of the senior housing communities throughout the Lehigh Valley area, we have insight that allows us to guide seniors to the new home that will provide them with the best quality of life. We consider factors such as location, setting, activities and lifestyle, and even food preferences so that we can identify the place a senior is most likely feel personally fulfilled and enriched.
In addition to helping seniors find the right assisted living environment, we also guide seniors and their loved ones through the process of transitioning into a new home. We realize that this can be an emotional adjustment for all parties involved, and we will support you at every step.
At Amada Senior Care Lehigh Valley, we offer our senior housing advisory services for free and can provide referrals to all types of communities, such as:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
Home Care Technology
When seniors are determined to remain living independently in their homes but their loved ones have concerns about their health and safety, it can feel impossible to find a solution that satisfies everyone. Fortunately, Amada clients have access to a revolutionary senior care option that does just that: remote care through our BeClose system.
BeClose is a fully customized home monitoring system that allows seniors to stay at home for longer because their loved ones are constantly assured of their safety and well-being. Families choose the products that will meet their needs, such as automated door locks and thermostats, indoor/outdoor security cameras, medication monitors, and button-free alarms to alert help in case of a fall or emergency. We install these devices discretely in a senior’s home, then sync the entire system to our secure mobile app. This provides families with real-time updates about a senior’s activities, allowing them to keep a “virtual eye” on their loved one from anywhere in the world. BeClose will also notify families if changes in a senior’s behavior are detected so that they can re-evaluate their care plans as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about our state-of-the-art BeClose monitoring system, Click Here for a Free Consultation with a Member of the Amada Team.
Veterans Assistance Programs
If you or your loved one is a veteran, are you confident that you have taken advantage of every government program in place to help you pay for care? Through our experience as senior care coordinators, we have met with many veterans who weren’t aware of benefits they were entitled to, such as the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. Aid and Attendance is monthly financial assistance for wartime veterans and surviving spouses who need to pay for help with ADLs. For more information on Aid and Attendance and other benefits for veterans, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.
Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance?
- Wartime veterans: Must have served a minimum of 90 days’ active duty, with at least one of those days served during a time of war.
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged.
- Claimants of this benefit must require assistance from another person for activities of daily living.
- ADLs vary, but often include bathing, eating, meal preparation, transportation, and others.
- The majority of a qualified applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
- The percentage of income currently spent on care determines the benefits awarded, up to a set maximum.
- Claimants’ assets must be below a limit set by the VA.
- Determination of financial assets threshold depends on age, financial need, and other factors.
VA benefits like Aid and Attendance may make it possible to afford more senior care or to move to the assisted living community of choice. These benefits are:
- Tax free.
- Paid directly to claimants by the US Treasury.
- Additional to military pensions.