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Amada Senior Care Toms River

Lissa, Mike and Karen of Amada Toms River

As the owners of Amada Senior Care Toms River, Karen and Mike DeSimone have set the highest standard of quality care for seniors living in Bayville, Beachwood, Berkeley, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Toms River, Manchester, Lakehurst, Whiting, and other nearby communities.

Serving the community is a family tradition for the Amada Toms River team and each member has experience supporting seniors with the challenges of aging at home and being a resource to their loved ones. For sisters Karen DeSimone and Lissa Wacha, community service practically is in their DNA. Karen and Lissa’s father came to the US from the Philippines in the early 1970s to complete his internal medicine residency program at Jersey Shore University Hospital. After completion, he started a private practice in Toms River and was on staff at Community Medical Center. He served the Toms River community for more than 20 years. During that time, the sisters observed their father’s care and compassion for his patients and the authentic relationships he built with them and their families.

Says Karen, “Patients would often tell me what a kind and caring doctor my father was and the impact that he had on their lives.” Her father’s legacy inspired Karen to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales in Toms River. Karen built strong partnerships with healthcare practitioners in the area while serving the community with much success over the past 21 years.

Lissa also developed a passion for caregiving at an early age, leading her to become a registered nurse (RN) who now has more than 31 years of nursing experience in Toms River. She, too, worked at Community Medical Center for over 20 years as a bedside nurse in several departments, a nurse educator for all areas of the hospital and eventually as a case manager. Most recently, Lissa worked as a case manager and marketing director for an acute rehab facility and a skilled nursing facility. She will apply her healthcare experience and knowledge as Director of Nursing and Client Relations at Amada Toms River. Says Lissa, “Caring for patients and advocating for the most optimal care for them has been the most rewarding aspect of my nursing career and being able to continue patient advocacy is what inspired me to be a part of Amada Senior Care Toms River.”

The challenge of in-home senior caregiving hit home for Karen and Mike when Mike’s dad became seriously ill a few years ago. According to Mike, “My dad never wanted to be in a nursing home, but my mom didn’t know that home care was even an option for him. We reluctantly placed him in a facility where he received inadequate care which led to him being admitted to the hospital. We would have felt more comfortable having him cared for in his own home. From our own experience, we know how emotionally stressful this can be for a family and we want to be able to help others navigate the difficulties of the senior care process so that their loved ones receive the high-quality care they deserve.”

Karen, Mike, Lissa, and everyone on the Amada Senior Care Toms River team have made it their life’s purpose to provide exceptional caregiving services to our vulnerable senior population. They understand that one of the most important responsibilities family members have is to ensure their aging loved ones are receiving the level of care that meets their unique needs in an environment where they are healthy, safe and thriving. This can be a daunting task and many families are not aware of the options and resources that are available for their senior loved ones. As senior care experts and advocates, the team of professionals at Amada Senior Care Toms River would like to make this process as straightforward and convenient as possible so we can provide the highest quality in-home care either for yourself or a loved one …

… because we truly know what it’s like to care for family members.

As the owners of Amada Senior Care Toms River, Karen and Mike DeSimone have set the highest standard of quality care for seniors living in Bayville, Beachwood, Berkeley, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Toms River, Manchester, Lakehurst, Whiting, and other nearby communities.

Serving the community is a family tradition for the Amada Toms River team and each member has experience supporting seniors with the challenges of aging at home and being a resource to their loved ones. For sisters Karen DeSimone and Lissa Wacha, community service practically is in their DNA. Karen and Lissa’s father came to the US from the Philippines in the early 1970s to complete his internal medicine residency program at Jersey Shore University Hospital. After completion, he started a private practice in Toms River and was on staff at Community Medical Center. He served the Toms River community for more than 20 years. During that time, the sisters observed their father’s care and compassion for his patients and the authentic relationships he built with them and their families.

Says Karen, “Patients would often tell me what a kind and caring doctor my father was and the impact that he had on their lives.” Her father’s legacy inspired Karen to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales in Toms River. Karen built strong partnerships with healthcare practitioners in the area while serving the community with much success over the past 21 years.

Lissa also developed a passion for caregiving at an early age, leading her to become a registered nurse (RN) who now has more than 31 years of nursing experience in Toms River. She, too, worked at Community Medical Center for over 20 years as a bedside nurse in several departments, a nurse educator for all areas of the hospital and eventually as a case manager. Most recently, Lissa worked as a case manager and marketing director for an acute rehab facility and a skilled nursing facility. She will apply her healthcare experience and knowledge as Director of Nursing and Client Relations at Amada Toms River. Says Lissa, “Caring for patients and advocating for the most optimal care for them has been the most rewarding aspect of my nursing career and being able to continue patient advocacy is what inspired me to be a part of Amada Senior Care Toms River.”

The challenge of in-home senior caregiving hit home for Karen and Mike when Mike’s dad became seriously ill a few years ago. According to Mike, “My dad never wanted to be in a nursing home, but my mom didn’t know that home care was even an option for him. We reluctantly placed him in a facility where he received inadequate care which led to him being admitted to the hospital. We would have felt more comfortable having him cared for in his own home. From our own experience, we know how emotionally stressful this can be for a family and we want to be able to help others navigate the difficulties of the senior care process so that their loved ones receive the high-quality care they deserve.”

Karen, Mike, Lissa, and everyone on the Amada Senior Care Toms River team have made it their life’s purpose to provide exceptional caregiving services to our vulnerable senior population. They understand that one of the most important responsibilities family members have is to ensure their aging loved ones are receiving the level of care that meets their unique needs in an environment where they are healthy, safe and thriving. This can be a daunting task and many families are not aware of the options and resources that are available for their senior loved ones. As senior care experts and advocates, the team of professionals at Amada Senior Care Toms River would like to make this process as straightforward and convenient as possible so we can provide the highest quality in-home care either for yourself or a loved one …

… because we truly know what it’s like to care for family members.

Amada Caregivers are Trained to Provide Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as:

In-Home Senior Care Bathing

Bathing

Light Housekeeping

Light Housekeeping

In-Home Senior Care Dressing Assistance

Dressing

In-Home Senior Care Transpotation

Errands/Shopping

In-Home Senior Care Meal Preparation, Feeding

Meal Preparation, Feeding

In-Home Senior Care Toileting Assistance ADL

Toileting

In-Home Senior Care Non Medical Assistance

Most Non-Medical Assistance

Medication Reminders - Amada Senior Care In-Home ADLs

Medication Reminders

In-Home Senior Care - Walking, Ambulation, Exercise Assistance

Walking, Ambulation

If you or your loved one could use assistance with these or other activities of daily living, we invite you to contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation with an experienced member of the Amada Senior Care Toms River team. Our trained and compassionate caregivers provide the highest-quality, in-home care to seniors living in Bayville, Beachwood, Berkeley, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Toms River, Manchester, Lakehurst, and Whiting . We know that each of our clients has unique needs, desires, and budgets, and we are able to customize a care plan ideal for each situation.

Our personal involvement doesn’t simply end with caregiver placement: we also monitor our caregivers and regularly check in with clients and their families to ensure that we are doing all we can to help them live safer, happier, and more fulfilled lives.

Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts

Review Policies and Verify Benefits
Long-term care insurance can help you or your loved one get the senior care you deserve, but it’s important that you understand your policy and what it entitles you to. We will help you make sense of your LTCi policy and verify your benefits so you can be sure you are using them to your greatest advantage.

Process Claims and Submit Paperwork
The experts at the Amada LTCi Resource Center will walk you through the completion of claims forms and other paperwork, which can help you get quality senior care more quickly.

Amada Senior Care Toms River help

Your Personal LTCi Advocates
Members of our Amada family never need to feel stuck waiting on hold to speak with a representative of their LTCi carrier. We have built professional relationships with most carriers and administrators, and are happy to call our contacts directly to advocate for you.

Amada Senior Care Toms River claims management

Benefit Assignments and Payment Monitoring
We will help you use your LTCi benefits most effectively by assigning them to a care plan specific to your unique needs. We can also take over payment monitoring or even bill your LTCi carrier directly, so you have one less thing to worry about.

Our Commitment

For the members of our team at Amada Senior Care Toms River, providing in-home senior care is much more than just a job; it is a fulfillment of our personal goal to enrich the lives of our clients at every level. Whether it is helping a client to adjust his or her care plan, engaging in an activity or hobby a client likes, sharing a friendly word with a family member, or preparing a meal that tastes like home to a client, we truly enjoy what we do—and it shows.

"We believe that providing optimal care for those who have spent their lives caring for others in an environment that they are most comfortable."

Karen DeSimone

"We are here to provide optimal care for those who have spent their lives caring for others."

Lissa, Karen and Mike

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Senior Housing Advising

When seniors or their loved ones begin to feel that they require more support than in-home care and assistance with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community.

Senior Housing Guidance and Assistance
Senior Care Housing Options

This is an emotional decision for everyone involved, and our goal at Amada Senior Care in Toms River is to guide families through the placement process with wisdom, empathy, and competence.

For some seniors, an assisted living community, typically offering non-complex medical services, may be a good fit. Others may require a bit more support and may be better served in a nursing home or different type of care community.

The team at Amada Senior Care Toms River has years of experience with senior care in Bayville, Beachwood, Berkeley, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Toms River, Manchester, Lakehurst, and Whiting . As a result, we have deep knowledge of all local care communities and can make sure our clients find the ideal placement to suit their care needs, locations, lifestyles, and budgets.

We also rely on our extensive experience to help our clients make full use of all benefits available to them, including veterans’ benefits and Long-Term Care Insurance benefits. The costs of assisted living may intimidate many families, but we can help them make financial decisions with confidence. To further ease cost concerns, the Amada Toms River team is pleased to offer its placement services free of charge.

When in-home care is no longer ideal for our clients, we are honored to guide them through this next phase. Our specialty is referring seniors to the right community or placement for them, which may include:

  • 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

Veterans Assistance Programs

Many of our veterans, their spouses, and their families may not be aware of their potential eligibility for financial assistance from the government. At Amada Senior Care Toms River, we are dedicated to helping individuals eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and other forms of financial support take full advantage of these resources.

To learn more about Aid and Attendance and other benefits for veterans, please

Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.

How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?

1. Military Service

  • A minimum of 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days during wartime.
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged.

2. Personal Care Needs

  • Applicant must currently require assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating, toileting, or dressing.

3. Income

  • Majority of applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
  • The percentage of income currently spent on care will determine the benefits they receive.

4. Assets

  • The VA will determine an acceptable threshold for applicants’ assets.
  • Determination of financial assets will depend upon age and financial need.

How VA Aid and Attendance Benefits can Help You:

Through the use of VA benefits, seniors gain more financial flexibility for their care plans and potential placements. This may include:

  • More in-home care.
  • The community of their choice.
  • Benefits paid monthly with no repayment required.
  • Benefits are paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury and are tax-free.

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Gloria R.