PALLIATIVE CARE

When you’re dealing with a serious illness, you may need extra support at home. Palliative care is supportive care at home that not only improves the quality of life — it may extend it. Studies have shown that palliative care reduces time in the hospital and helps avoid emergency room visits.

While you are receiving treatment for your illness, you can still receive palliative care at home. People with cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney failure, Alzheimer’s, ALS, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis and many other illnesses may all benefit from palliative home care. Services are available for many situations, from one-time consultations to regular, ongoing visits.

SPECIALIZED CARE PROGRAMS AND KITS

Your care needs are important to us.  At Novus LifeCare, we have developed specialized care programs and kits for our patients with specific diseases.  Our Specialized Pallative care programs and kits allow you to experience personalized care within the comfort of your own home. We provide these kits within our programs at no cost to you. These programs and kits are utilized to help keep you at home and comfortable. 

Some of our specialized care includes programs/kits for:

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  • Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • Respiratory Care

  • Heart Failure

  • Oncology Care

  • Fall Prevention

  • Diabetes Care

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA​

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and affects an estimated 5.3 million Americans as of 2015, according to the Alzheimer's Association, primarily seniors of age 65 and older.

Research has shown that physical activity and active care can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Once diagnosed, physically active patients stay independent longer, have fewer memory problems, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Alzheimer’s/Dementia includes:

  • Provide a photo album of the patient's family to help patients remember their family members

  • Provide aromatherapy specific to aiding patients with Alzheimer's and dementia

  • Provide a journal to help share experiences with family 

  • Help calm patients in high anxiety situations with a weighted blanket

RESPIRATORY CARE

Respiratory diseases are a wide variety of lung diseases characterized by poor airflow, which typically worsens over time. Doctors may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation, which is a program of exercises, disease management, and counseling,  coordinated to benefit the patient.

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Respiratory diseases includes:

  • Provide a portable fan

  • Provide aromatherapy specific to aiding patients with respiratory illnesses

  • Provide a CD with guided imagery

  • Help patients keep relaxed by providing a stress ball

HEART FAILURE

Heart Failure and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. This leads the country in death among other diseases, because of the risk for high infection rates not allowing the body to easily fight off a common infection. Our trained professionals have worked tirelessly to come up with ways to help better help accommodate our patients and loved ones through this journey. 

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Respiratory diseases includes:

  • Provide Aromatherapy specific to Heart Failure

  • Provide a 1-liter bottle to help measure and track fluids

  • Provide Non-skid socks so patients can be safer while ambulating without shoes

  • Prove a Reacher grabber to help limit exertion

 

ONCOLOGY CARE

Finding out that your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating. Novus LifeCare wants you to know that you and your loved ones are not alone. We want you to be as comfortable as possible while going through this hard time. That is why our trained professionals have come up with some items that will help you along with the oncology care program. 

 Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Oncology diagnosiss' includes: 

  • Provide the patient with Lip balm to help with dry lips

  • Provide the patient with Lavender honey spoons 

  • Provide specific Herbal teas to the patient depending on their needs

  • Provide the patient with Aromatherapy specific to Oncology Care

DIABETES CARE

FALL PREVENTION

Each year millions of elderly fall according to CDC. Falls can result in moderate to severe injuries including lacerations, fractures, head injuries, and even death. Fortunately falls can be prevented by making minor home modifications, and strength and balance training. Novus’ extensively trained staff can assist you.

Novus LifeCares' home care program for Fall Prevention includes:

  • Identify if a medication or possible drug interaction is causing drowsiness, fainting, or extreme weakness

  • Identify fall hazards, and make recommendations for increased safety

  • The goal is to improve and restore balance to facilitate safe, independent living in the home

Diabetes is a widespread pandemic that affects people of all ages, races, and genders across the U.S. According to the American Diabetes Association, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older who have diabetes is at 25.9% or 11.8 million seniors.

Novus LifeCares' home care program for Diabetes include:

  • Learn how to monitor the disease, and what to do when levels are too high or low

  • Medication management - all of them, not just your insulin

  • Nutritional education and diet changes needed to manage diabetes

  • Demonstrate specific exercises based on your skill and agility level to help control your blood sugar levels

  • Educate to watch for signs that your diabetes might be having a negative impact on skin, eyes, or nerves

  • Create an effective communication plan for clearer communications with your physician