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Specialized COVID-19 Response Efforts

Our Rapid Response Team is constantly updating protocols and communicating best practices to our caregivers, often through our caregiver app, to help keep our senior clients safe at home.

A Care Team Dedicated to You - Virtually

More than just a caregiver, we assign each client a care team. Our thousands of thoroughly-vetted and qualified caregivers are there to provide care to clients, with the support of a remote Care Team led by a Client Care Manager.

Social Distancing at Home
Thanks to a Personalized Care Plan

In addition to essential daily life activities, our care plans often include basic house cleaning, grocery shopping, and medication pickups, which promote successful social distancing. Our trained caregivers also help keep seniors physically and mentally engaged while staying safe at home.

Home Care Assistance of Carmel

Carmel’s First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services

For over ten years, Home Care Assistance and our experienced caregivers have served seniors and their families with exceptional home care.

We provide older adults in Carmel and the broader community with one-on-one support that allows them to live safely and independently at home.

As the premier home care provider in Carmel, we have the deepest employee roster of skilled and compassionate caregivers. As a result, our Client Care Managers are able to match our clients to caregivers not only based on their home care needs, but also their personalities and interests. We offer high quality assisted living services where seniors most prefer to live: in their own home.

Our 24/7 Guarantee means that we will be there when you need us – days, nights and weekends. Call us today to learn more or visit our office in Carmel.

Introducing BeyondCare

A New, Premium Care Experience

Support a lifetime of independence at home with BeyondCare by Home Care Assistance. BeyondCare LifePlans cater exclusively to older adults who expect an elevated experience at home.

Clients receive a prestigious care experience from highly-trained, dedicated Personal Assistants who support not only a range of traditional care needs but also clients' interests and passions.

Our tiered levels of support range from 5 hours of daily care to around-the-clock service. Click here to learn if BeyondCare is right for you.

How a Customized Long-Term Care Plan from Home Care Assistance Works

Home Care Assistance has developed a specific plan to address this pandemic and take care of seniors in their homes, now and in the long-term.

  1. Call us and we will determine your needs to craft a personalized care plan remotely

    Given the CDC recommendation for social distancing, we've developed a process for conducting virtual assessments either online, or by phone, so our team can create a care plan tailored to your loved one's evolving needs.

  2. Caregivers are expertly matched and adhere to special protocols

    Home Care Assistance has one of the largest caregiver networks in America. We hire dedicated caregivers and expertly match them to clients in a manner that helps minimize the risk of infection. Our caregiver app, among other means, allows for ongoing screening.

  3. We assign a virtual care team that's accessible 24/7

    When you hire us, you receive a full-time care team to assist you remotely. Your Client Care Manager develops a specialized care plan and provides quality assurance throughout the length of service. Your Staffing Manager selects the caregiver who is the best fit for your loved one's needs and personality, and your Home Care Liaison provides access to vital community resources.

  4. Our Balanced Care Method™ promotes emotional and physical wellbeing for seniors

    Our proprietary Balanced Care Method™, a training program for caregivers, promotes cognitive stimulation, nutrition, physical activity, a sense of calm, and social engagement. This program supports our client's mental as well as physical health, reducing the potentially negative side effects of isolation.

**Policies vary by location and may be revised from time to time without notice. Exclusions may apply. Consult your local office for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.

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Our Care Advisors are available to answer your questions. Should you wish to start care, we will connect you with a Client Care Manager to determine your needs and develop a care plan that's right for you.

Our Care Advisors are ready to learn how we can support your needs.

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Our Company Culture Touches Everything We Do

Our Caregivers are the Heart and Soul of Our Company

Our Innovative Programs Elevate The Aging Experience

Trusted by thousands for a reason.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Great Service."

I want to thank you and your organization for the outstanding job that you did caring for my uncle these last couple months - the care enabled my uncle to spend his last months in his home and with his friends from the men's club - my brother and I really appreciate the effort that you made - I think it made a big difference in the quality of my uncle's life.

Gregory J. Burkus
Nephew of Client

"Thank You."

I was in a panic and desperate because I knew I would never find a caregiver so late on a Friday. But I found Home Care Assistance and couldn't be happier with their service! The woman they sent to care for my mother was just wonderful and my mother said she was so glad we found someone to care for her.

Cheryl B.
Daughter of Client

"Best Decision I've Made."

The 24-hour care that Home Care Assistance provided for our mom was unparalleled. She had three caregivers, each as compassionate, dedicated and hardworking as the next. Each caregiver worked eight hour shifts, which enabled them to stay focused and well rested, and in turn, provide the best care possible.

Susie M.
Daughter of Client

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499 Calle Principal

Suite 5

Monterey, CA 93940

Total Peace of Mind

We understand the trust you place in us, and do everything possible to ensure that the home care experience is worry-free for all concerned.

Community Connections

We are the trusted partner of reputable care professionals in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on connecting our clients to the care solutions they need - even if it's outside our service offerings.

Elevated Quality of Life

Our Balanced Care Method™ emphasizes healthy mind, body, and spirit. We believe that with the proper care, we can help older family members live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives.

Trusted Care Expertise

We are experts in all aspects of home care, from family dynamics to nutrition, around-the-clock care to dementia. And we train our caregivers accordingly.

Committed To Our Clients

We believe the best way to deliver exceptional care is to focus on building long-term, trusting relationships between caregivers, seniors, and their families.

High Quality Care

We go above and beyond to deliver concierge-level care for clients who want, and expect, the very best for their aging loved ones.

Top Rated Home Care Services Offered By Home Care Assistance Home Care Assistance has been helping individuals requiring special care such as the elderly with services to help them carry on with their daily living in the safety and comfort of their homes. They provide top-tier services that will help your loved one to continue living a dignified and independent life. Whether it’s your grandpa, nana or your parents, professionals at Home Care Assistance will make sure that they are all well cared for.

Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Carmel By The Sea California

Often, the main reason why many people oft for home assisted living services is that most senior not only love the comfort of their homes but also because it’s where they feel safe. So, rather than damage your relationship with your grandparents by forcefully sending them to a senior living facility, take the professionals to them instead. This way, you not only get to salvage the relationship but also get your loved one the help they need. Moreover, the elderly are more open to home care assistance than moving to gated communities.

Senior Care Spreckels

Of course, down the line, taking the elderly to a senior care facility might be inevitable. However, before then, why not let professionals help your parents or grandparents without them having to leave their home? Sometimes, the elderly succumb to diseases and conditions that make them incapable of being independent.

Elderly Care Chualar

They’ll start to forget to take medications and even can’t even handle basic activities. These issues can be traced to ageing conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Alzheimer's Care Penvir

Alzheimer’s should never be taken lightly. Typically, individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease experience symptoms such as confusion with location and time, not being able to complete familiar tasks and memory loss. This means that people with the disease will have a difficult time even to communicate. Their behavior may become unpredictable which makes it imperative to professional in-home help.

Parkinson's Care Jamesburg

Parkinson’s disease is associated with symptoms such as rigid muscles, tremor, poor balance and posture and also impaired movement. When one has a problem moving about, it’s best to have a professional at home to help with mobility.

Dementia Care Castroville

Seniors with Dementia will often experience symptoms such as a poor sense of direction, difficulty remembering things, change in mood and confusion to name a few. Without proper care, people with dementia can succumb to the paranoia and memory loss and get lost or even start hallucinating.

Stroke Care Big Sur State Park

Although a stoke might not cause permanent damage, when it does, the victim ends up paralyzed which can make it next to impossible for them to continue with their lives without extra help. They may have problems with mobility and communication and might even suffer from cognitive difficulties. That’s why it makes sense to have expert in-home from a well-reputed company.

About Our Caregiving Services

All the caregivers at Home Care Assistance are professionals and will go above and beyond to provide the best in-home care for your elderly family member. They have an excellent reputation for having specially trained caregivers who can tackle any situation including the conditions mentioned above. If you have any questions and need to contact a Home Care Assistance representative, call and learn more about their many programs.

Home Health Care

Home Health Aid

24 Hour Care

Cancer Care Millers Ranch

Cancer patients often need constant care and assistance; especially the elderly. Sometimes, you’ll find that a single mishap in treatment can lead to monumental consequences. Therefore, to make sure the elderly in your family don’t skip on therapy or medication, consider contacting a representative from Home Care Assistance to get them the help they need. Full time and around the clock caregivers are also available for elder patients.

Live In Caregiver

Learn about our live in care giver services and how we can help you twenty four hours a day.

Post Traumatic Brain Injury Care (TBI)

Memory Care

When most people think about dementia, the first term that comes to mind is Alzheimer’s disease. Many people are also familiar with Vascular dementia or Lewy body dementia. But one form of dementia that isn’t on everyone’s lips is a condition called Korsakoff Syndrome. This condition is most commonly the result of excess alcohol intake over a period of years. In other words, while dementia may manifest for multiple reasons, this type of dementia is induced by heavy drinking.

Exploring the Alcohol-Dementia Connection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that every day around 240 Americans die from alcohol-related causes. That adds up to 88,00 deaths on average, annually.

Widely used and often-abused, many of us know someone whose life has been devastated by alcohol addiction. Besides the ravages of addiction, over-consumption can lead to heart disease, liver problems, numerous cancers, and a weakened immune system, to name just a few.

Alcohol can cause brain damage, killing off brain cells faster than they can regenerate. For some unfortunate souls, too much elbow bending paves the way for serious memory problems, including dementia.

Korsakoff Syndrome: A Little Known, Big-Time Problem

Korsakoff Syndrome belongs to a family of disorders known as Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD). Simply put, ARBD may happen when someone over-indulges in adult beverages over a course of years.

Korsakoff syndrome (KS) is specifically related to an extreme deficiency of vitamin B-1, which is also known as thiamine. While there can be other causes, Korsakoff syndrome typically results from alcohol abuse.

Thiamine plays a vital role in helping brain cells create energy. Without enough thiamine, the brain is unable to produce the energy that’s necessary for someone to function efficiently.

Signs and Symptoms of Korsakoff Syndrome

Korsakoff syndrome causes chronic memory loss. People living with KS find it difficult to handle day-to-day activities. If your loved one has KS, you might see them struggle with learning something new. You may also notice changes in their personality, or see them become apathetic about things they once cared about.

It is also not uncommon for people with the disorder to make something up and present it as the truth. Just know that this is not intentional, but that their brains are trying to make sense of memory gaps. They are not consciously making things up. Doctors call this behavior confabulation.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: a Tragic One-Two Punch

Korsakoff syndrome has a common precursor called Wernicke encephalopathy (WE). Wernicke encephalopathy is a severe brain reaction to dangerously low thiamine levels. WE is a four-alarm emergency that erupts into a potentially fatal failure of brain function. Symptoms may include coordination problems, involuntary eye movements, confused thinking, and trouble walking.

Following an episode of WE, people may develop Korsakoff syndrome and its ongoing memory problems. Due to the close connection between the two disorders, many clinicians refer to it as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS). However, there is no consensus on whether WKS is made up of two distinct disorders, or different aspects of the same condition.

We’ll leave these distinctions to the researchers. What there is agreement on is that WKS is characterized by thought-processing issues and nervous system changes. Failing timely intervention, it can cause irreversible brain damage, and even death.

How to Spot Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

One reason it’s hard to spot alcohol abuse in seniors is that the symptoms of drinking problems closely resemble the challenges of aging. That’s why it’s often hidden or glossed over. “Oh, I know mom has an extra glass of wine these days, but she’s had a lot to cope with lately. Anyway, it’s normal for a person her age to seem a bit confused from time to time.”

On the other hand, please consider this fact: Some experts believe that more than half of senior citizens who’ve received acute hospital care are abusing alcohol. There are also the somewhat cynical outlooks that A) mom or dad won’t be around much longer, or B) that elderly people can’t be successfully treated for alcoholism.

But when you love a parent, you’ll do everything in your power to keep them as safe and healthy as possible, right? Please keep your eyes peeled for these signs of aging that might also indicate a possible alcohol issue:

  • Disorientation
  • Frequent falling
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Slurred their speech or confusion
  • Lack of appetite or potential malnourishment
  • Inability to take care of themselves the way they used to

In addition, be on the lookout for clear signs of heavy drinking:

  • Drinking more often
  • Breath smelling of alcohol
  • Drinking when alone
  • Becoming irritated when you bring up how much they are drinking

Stop Alcohol-Related Dementia Before it’s too Late

There are some impacts of aging that can’t be helped. But trying to prevent your loved one from developing alcohol-related brain damage – or getting help if it’s already developed – is something that’s within our power to accomplish! What can you do right now to give your loved one the opportunity to live a longer, healthier, more satisfying life?


Resources:

Korsakoff Syndrome

Alcohol-related brain damage

Symptoms of alcoholic dementia

Alcoholism and the elderly

Alcohol use and your health

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