Better Care is a home health care agency committed to providing quality life assistance services to clients in the comfort of their own home. Better Care Home Health Care Agency, Inc. is accredited, licensed, bonded and insured. Our agency is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC). Better Care Home Health Care Agency, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services to conveniently fit client lifestyles and their diverse health care needs within the premises of their own home. Our services include hourly care, private duty nursing, personal care assistance, in-home skilled nursing care and live-in services.
Why Choose Better Care?
Our professional team consists of Registered Nurses (MSN), Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Home Health Aides, Physical Therapists and Social Workers. Because we work with a diverse population of patients, we employ staff members who speak a variety of languages to further cater to your preferences such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Portuguese and many others.
We welcome the opportunity to work with you in the future and look forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our agency at (732) 257 - 0010.
Who we are
Better Care Home Health Care Agency specializes in providing in-home care to people in need, carefully matching their personalities to ensure comfortable and safe living. We have grown by recommendations of clients who were very pleased with the outstanding services they have received. We have quickly become known as highly focused quality service. We render professional, warm, and compassionate care that enables our clients to live independently in the comfort of their own homes. At Better Care, we give you comprehensive guidance and services; we feel that HOME is the BEST place for HEALTHCARE!
Karine Tukmanian, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Karine has an innate desire to help people. Her choice in her professional career is reflective of this quality, as a Registered Nurse she has worked for Better Care Home Health Care Agency for over 6 years. As the Director of Nursing she is responsible for supervising the clinical performance of the employees. She is intricately involved with each case making sure all clients have the most optimal care!
Prior to working for Better Care, Karine has used her nursing education and skills in a variety of settings. Over the course of 25 years, her education and experience are the perfect combination for the position she holds at Better Care. As a Charge Nurse at the Tashkent Medical Center, many saw her superb ability to care directly for the patients, keep accurate records, and monitor patient’s progress. She was quickly promoted to Nursing Supervisor and was in charge of organizing and coordinating schedules for nurses and staff based on the needs of the patients. Karine knew there was a need for more assistance within nursing and rehabilitation centers. As a charge nurse at the Sheepshead Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, she would perform her duties and give primary nursing care to the patients. As patient’s were ready to move forward with their recovery and go home, Karine saw that many patients were not receiving proper care once they left the facility! Some would return and have to begin rehabilitation all over again.
As a person who saw a greater need to provide people with better home care, Karine decided a career in home health care would be the most fulfilling. Knowing how important the need is for individuals trying to retain their lives at home. Karine knew that people mend better in their own environment and show quicker progress. As a Director of Nursing for Better Care, she works tirelessly to make sure that any individual in need of service gets the best possible care. She evaluates the needs and wants and creates a program that guides and supports people to maintain their health and well-being. You can feel confident and reassured that you or your loved one is in good hands!
Natali Popova, RN
Natali began her career in health care career over 20 years ago. Today she serves as Nursing Supervisor for Better Care. Natali has a wide range of nursing skills beginning within The Tashkent Scientific Research Institute, where she would education patients on proper care and perform necessary checkups. Natali would eventually work privately and conduct a wide range of assessments for patients with various needs.
Natali would care for each of her patients not only with performing all of her nurse duties but educating them as well. It was always the most important to her that patients understand the proper way to care for themselves. She has always offered complete care. Natali is known by many people she services as someone who takes her time. She always wants to answer all your questions and engage in extensive conversation to ensure understanding.
Natali recognized a need to move beyond the office to care for people. She realized many patients needed home assistance and education and now she wanted to bring them this service, so she changed career paths to become a Field Nurse. Having an at home visit, Natali can evaluate what the individual needs to live well and independently. Here at Better Care we know people need proper care and education, Natali exhibited a stellar example of this and she was quickly promoted to Nursing Supervisor. She is in charge of conducting monthly training to all staff members. By assessing and evaluating the needs of every individual, she is sure they receive the proper care needed. Natali is a true asset to the Better Care Team, and having her here to assist only guarantees the most excellent care!
Many and most insurances cover home health services. Of course it is based on a case by case basis. At Better Care we are happy to discuss the many options you have available to you. Please give us a call to set up a free at home evaluation of our services, and we can customize a program that meets the needs of you or your loved one. We are eager to help.
What services does Better Care provide?Our highly trained, experienced certified caregivers and in-home skilled nurses can provide live-in, hourly and overnight care. Our caregivers and nurses are trained to provide medical and personal care services, including, but not limited to: showering and hygiene, meal preparation/planning, light house cleaning, laundry and linens, medication reminders/administration, wound care, errands, doctor visits, shopping and recreational activities. Our caregivers and nurses have excellent experience working with clients who may have memory challenges and/or physical limitations. A customized care plan is created for each and every client to suit their specific needs. In addition, a RN case manager is assigned to each and every client for optimal management of care and quality assurance.
How much does in-home care cost?At Better Care, we offer highly affordable rates along with the highest quality of care in the industry. Rates depend on the client’s individual needs and requirements and will be discussed during our initial assessment meeting.
Are services available 24 hours, 7 days a week?Yes! Our Services are available for as little as a few hours a visit or up to 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Are your Caregivers certified and is Better Care bonded and insured?All of our In-Home Skilled Nurses and Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA), licensed by the state of NJ. Better Care is licensed by the state of NJ. We are bonded and insured with full liability coverage and workman’s compensation insurance.
How do we select our Caregivers/Nurses?Each nurse/caregiver is thoroughly screened, interviewed and must undergo a rigorous process including criminal background checks, DMV and reference checks. All in-home skilled nurses and caregivers must also be Certified Home Health Aides and licensed by the state of NJ to work for Better Care. We are a family owned company and the employees we choose to hire must be the same type of caregivers we would want to take care of our own family members.
Will my loved one always receive the same caregiver?Our goal is to establish a long-term caregiving relationship with your loved one. Should your family want to request another caregiver for any reason, we'll search for a match until your family is happy. We understand that a strong rapport and trust with a caregiver is vital to a successful home care experience.
Can I change or discontinue services?You can change or discontinue the services we provide for your loved one whenever it's necessary. We understand the care situation can quickly change, so we're as flexible as possible with your loved one's care.
What makes Better Care unique?Better Care is an expert in matching the client with the right caregiver. Since we are not a franchise, we are personally involved in planning care for each and every client. We are family owned and operated by experienced Registered Nurses who intimately understand the needs of our clients. We provide extensive initial and ongoing training to all of our staff and caregivers. We treat our staff with the utmost respect and provide them with unparalleled compensation so their overall job satisfaction is much greater. This ensures that our elite staff provides our clients with excellent care, far above that of other home care agencies!