EverHome Columbia, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization that provides care coordination and real-time technology that helps people stay out of the nursing home, providing virtual care that monitors daily living to improve quality of life and response time in an emergency.
Our team understands the many challenges and constant worry that you and your loved ones face daily. Our experienced care coordinators provide resources to navigate the challenges of aging in place and will work with you to create a plan and see that it is carried out to get the services you need. The EverHome Columbia team of experienced professionals works to promote the health, independence, safety, and quality of life for seniors with chronic illnesses, all while guiding families through the maze of care options.
Getting Care At Home
Nothing can replace in-home caregivers. However, the availability of these compassionate caregivers is limited. As a result, seniors need new solutions to make aging-in-place manageable and affordable. During your in-home assessment, an experienced coordinator will advise you on a variety of technologies available from “touchless” devices all delivered through a unique new App (which is simple for caregivers to monitor from a mobile device).
With the assistance of our Life Care Coordinators (LLC’s), comprehensive in-home assessments, care planning, guidance, and cutting-edge technology, we help enable elderly people age safely in their own homes.
What Is a Life Care Coordinator and How Can They Help?
Our Life Care Coordinators are licensed by NYS and have many years of aging and health care expertise. They are members of the Aging Life Care Association®, a national association of professional life care coordinators. LCCs are specially trained to:
- Conduct a comprehensive assessment
- Arrange care services and in-home technology
- Link to community resources
- Monitor care and troubleshoot problems
- Assist with transitioning to home from a healthcare facility
LCCs are a source of ongoing support and professional advocacy, providing guidance in navigating the healthcare needs of you or your loved one.
Our team understands the many challenges and constant worry you and your loved ones encounter daily, such as:
- Failing to recognize a possible healthcare emergency or knowing what to do
- Knowing where to go or how to get the care services needed
- Struggling to manage daily lives
- Forgetting to take medications
- Missing meals and eating poorly
- Slipping or falling
- Maintaining independence without fear or frustration
EverHome Columbia will also guide you through exploring the most appropriate care options and help you understand what payment options are available, including Medicare, Private Insurance, Long Term Care, Medicaid, Veteran’s benefits, and more.
After a comprehensive assessment, we will design a care plan that is tailored to your needs. This will help families support their aging loved ones with the appropriate care by seamlessly coordinating care and assisting you in addressing the many unending tasks in caregiving (Insurance, Financial Planning, Legal and Health-Related Needs).
We take on the role of advocate and help relieve the daily stress in your lives so you can gain some peace of mind.
Virtual Home Care Technology
Our included technology offers telemedicine providers tablets that allow two-way communication, and sensors that detect movement. This paired with communication among caregivers, care managers, and health care providers in the community will equip you and your family with:
- Improved access to care
- Reduced ER visits
- Coordination with your doctor, hospital, and EMS services
- Avoidance of nursing home placement
Virtual Home Care simply means incorporating cost-effective new technology into your plan of care to help maintain your independence and stay as healthy as possible. No other healthcare or home agency offers such integrated solutions for home monitoring, which can be done from anywhere in the world. EverHome Columbia is partnered with VivaLynx LLC, which offers a variety of technology that will shape the future of home care.
How Does VivaLynx Help?
Your LCC is equipped with the most advanced support system in the industry, powered by VivaLynx, which integrates all the necessary care components. This includes access to your current medications, telemedicine, current care notes, real-time monitoring of vital blood pressure, oxygen, and blood sugar. All your information is contained in the mobile application and home unit so it can be immediately and easily accessed.
If your loved ones’ routine changes, our technology notices and notifies us and their family. Through the VivaLynx app, your LCC and family caregivers will receive real-time data and alerts that can be shared with healthcare providers, allowing unparalleled care and improved results. VivaLynx has advanced communication tools that will alert families and caregivers to issues that eliminate the worry about your loved one’s well-being.
Contact us today to learn more about how EverHome Columbia can provide care support for your loved ones.