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Transition

Transitioning a loved one to an Assisted Living Facility or a Memory Care Unit can be traumatic. Most likely, if someone is moving to a facility, there are advanced cognitive or health related issues which compounds the stress of moving.

We have provided extra support to clients transitioning to facilities over the years. The families and the facilities consistently comment on how much the transition support aided the success of the transition. Negative feelings that can be relieved are as follows:

Abandonment – Often people feel abandoned when left alone for the first time in a new room

Fear
– Nighttime can be frightening in a new room, some clients are unable to find the bathroom at night for a few days

Embarrassment
– It is very easy to get lost in a facility during the first few days even being unable to find the breakfast room in the morning

Anxiety
– The compounded negative emotions can result in unnecessary anxiety and an overall sense of not being safe.

It is extremely important to have the individual integrate into the routine and support system provided by the facility as soon as possible. Having a caring private aide work one on one with the client during the first week can ease the transition, reduces stress and confusion and facilitate the integration into facility life.

Getting off to a good start during the transition phase will ensure a positive long term experience for the individual, their family and the facility!

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Customized Transition Services

Please call McKenney Home Care if you would like to talk about assistance for a loved one during a transition to a new facility. We provide exceptional services for Naples, Marco Island, Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, Sarasota, Venice as well as all of Collier, Lee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.

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It is the policy of McKenney Home Care that each of our trained assistants is compliant with the following:

  • Provides care to the assigned patient(s) under the direction of appropriate clinical supervision.
  • Maintain accurate, complete records regarding patient care including charts, nursing care plans, and evaluation as a regular part of patient care.
  • Cooperate with health care personnel and/or the family to provide continuity of patient care.
  • Maintains a current certificate as appropriate for the level of care.
  • Shows evidence of approved continuing education
  • Ensures confidentiality with regard to the Client/Patient and adheres to the standards established by McKenney Home Care
  • Maintains current CPR and annual TB testing per company policy
  • Adheres to the standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.)

The owners are hands on Managing Members and together with their Director of Nursing offer healthcare and business backgrounds unparalleled in the community.

All McKenney Home Care caregivers are W-2 employees that are bonded and insured, they have access to Healthcare through the “Healthiest You” Program and are specifically trained by the Agency to manage individual cases.

We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC is a third-party accrediting organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare services.

McKenney Home Care relies on the input of a world renowned Medical Advisory Board, the Members have long term professional relationships with the Medical Advisory Board Members and rely on them for input on sensitive cases and to bring “best practices” to the Agency.

We have a 24/7 on call line which is continuously staffed by one of our staff members. You will not get an answering machine or a call service when you call after hours.

We ensure collaboration and communication between client, families and physicians.