Complex & Continuous Care

Sharing life with a loved one with complex medical needs is not easy. Whether a parent, a spouse or an adult child is suffering, families need an enormous amount of support in order to keep their loved ones out of the hospital or long-term care facility. Allumé is here to surround you with support, services, and care to bring the best possible support to your loved one in need. We have the experience and commitment to bring home and care for patients needing 8-23 hours per day of skilled nursing care.  Our team of Care Providers are specifically trained to manage technology-dependent patients at home.  By coordinating with patient doctors, therapists, and providers, along with our internal team of experienced nurses, we are able to ensure safety at home.

We consider your loved one’s medical needs and care deeply about their quality of life.  We seek to understand what “quality of life” means to your loved one. Working together with our multi-disciplined team of Care Providers, community partners, adaptive technology & equipment, and our ever-evolving list of programs & events, we make the desires of your loved one a reality. When we work with a medically complex patient, we carefully consider every area of life, and seek to support them with the utmost whole-person care.

Allumé specializes in Continuous Care Nursing.   This is a key differentiator of Allumé Home Care.  Most home health agencies provide limited or no continuous care nursing services.

Allumé aims to be the leading provider of
Complex & Continuous Care nursing in Connecticut.

When medically appropriate, nursing teams work in shifts of up to 24 hours to help patients with complex medical needs remain at home, rather than be admitted to a hospital. This intensive level of care is appropriate when a patient is having acute symptoms, or is technology-dependent in a way that can’t be managed by a non-medical caregiver.

We consider many aspects including:

  • Age
  • Medical history
  • Medical stability
  • Equipment requirements
  • Rehabilitation or transition goals
  • Social, spiritual, and educational needs
  • Activities for daily living
  • Functioning levels
  • Emotional stability

If your loved one has complex medical needs and is currently residing in a long-term care facility (hospital, nursing home, or other), and you would like to explore the option of bringing them home under the careful and experienced care of an Allumé Continues Care Nursing Team, call us at 860-417-6881 or email us at info@allumecares.com

These services may be transitional, short-term, or longer-term in nature. These services are typically funded through Medicaid or private insurance, although some families decide to pay for services privately if other forms of funding are not available.

Continuous Care Nursing may be needed for these common reasons:

Diagnosis or Condition

There are certain diagnosis which may, at some stage or severity level, require ongoing skilled nursing care at home:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Premature birth
  • ALS
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Quadriplegia
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Conditions resulting from extreme premature birth, including apnea
  • Congenital abnormalities of the lungs or airways
  • Complications from serious illness, injury, or surgery

Technology-Dependent

There are certain life-supporting technologies which may need Continuous Care Nursing:

  • Mechanical Ventilators
  • BiPAP
  • Oxygen supplementation
  • Tracheostomy tubes
  • Cardiorespiratory (apnea) monitors
  • Oximeters

Circumstances: Occasionally there are specific circumstances which may make an individual need Continuous Care Nursing

Coordination of Care

Whether you or a loved one is leaving a hospital, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation center, or you are managing a chronic condition which needs ongoing support, Allumé is here to surround you with the care needed for you to live at home safely.

The Allumé team surrounds you with remarkable care by carefully coordinating the many aspects of your needs.

1. You Are Paired with a Care Advocate
When you work with Allumé, you will be paired with a Care Advocate who ensures everything you need is at your fingertips.

2. Allumé Case Manager (RN)
Your Care Advocate will work together with our medical team to select an Allumé Case Manager for you. The Care Advocate and Allumé Case Manager, an RN with extensive experience in-home nursing care, will work together to ensure every detail of your Curated Care Plan is considered and handled with optimum care.

3. Coordinate with Your Existing Providers
This step is critical. We ensure the full picture of one’s medical needs are all brought together so safe and effective home health care can occur. Coordination of care with existing providers is a strength of Allumé. Before you are brought home or put into our direct care, the Allumé Case Manager (RN) coordinates directly and explicitly with your existing team of providers – doctors, OTs, PTs, STs, etc. The Allumé Case Manager (RN) carefully documents, looks for discrepancies, and considers every aspect of how the doctors’ (or therapists’) orders can and will be implemented at home. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, the Allumé Case Manager (RN) is able to capture every aspect of your existing care plan from your existing providers. This same technology also ensures all aspects of care are dutifully followed and it gives us the ability to communicate with your providers regarding the status of progress and outcomes.

4. Your Curated Care Plan Is Created
The Allumé Case Manager will bring together the many elements of your medical care, including all of the doctor and therapist orders into one plan – The Curated Care Plan. Also included in a Curated Care Plan are the other aspects which affect one’s ability to heal, be well, and feel supported. These aspects include:

  • Physical care & wellness
  • Emotional connection and well being
  • Social connection
  • Community engagement
  • Funding program
  • Personal livelihood
  • Creative expression
  • Overall quality of life

By working together with you and your loved one to understand these facets of life, your Care Advocate and Allumé Case Manager can build a Curated Care Plan which can surround you with the care needed to be at home safely and comfortably.

5. Your Allumé Care Team might consist of the following:

  1. Your Care Advocate – Your main point of contact who coordinates all your services
  2. Allumé Case Manager (RN) – A senior member of the Allumé staff who supports your Care Advocate, ensures the highest quality of care, and connects with you at least monthly to make sure we are doing everything possible to support your spoken and unspoken needs
  3. Care Providers – These are the people we bring together to support your many needs. Some may play a regular role in your home, while others may help with support. The specific type of Caregivers on your Care Team depends on your specific wishes and needs. Your team of Caregivers might include a combination of the following:
  • Nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Nutritionist or dietician
  • Social worker
  • Financial counselor
  • Non-medical homemaker companions
  • Drivers
  • Health, wellness, or life coach
  • Holistic providers (acupuncturist, chiropractor, hypnotist)

6. Your Funding Plan
Your Allumé Care Advocate will be focused throughout the process on identifying ways to fund every aspect of care. Wherever possible, we will look to Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance options. We will also look for services provided by other public assistance programs, as well as other artner non-profit organizations.

If you have a loved one with complex medical needs, call us at 860-417-6881 or email us at admin@allumecares.com. We’ll respond immediately to explore how Allumé can surround you with remarkable care.

Our Areas of Curated Focus™:

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Complex, Continuous Care

Sharing life with a loved one with complex medical needs is not easy. Whether a parent, a spouse, or an adult child, when someone we love is suffering, life is hard. Allumé provides the support and skilled care families need to keep the ones they care about most about out of the hospital or long-term care facility.

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Congestive Heart Failure

Allumé provides support to individuals with congestive heart failure in living life to its fullest despite a challenging diagnosis. Although it is impossible to reverse congestive heart failure once it has been diagnosed, its progression can be managed, even slowed with proper care and simple lifestyle changes.

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Wound Care

For individuals with a compromised ability to heal—whether from diabetes or a variety of vascular disorders—wound care is extremely important. Complications are common, debilitating, and often require lengthy stays in a hospital or long-term care center. Allumé Care Providers bring remarkable care home to you.