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.
Frederick’s First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services
For over fifteen years, Home Care Assistance and our experienced caregivers have served seniors and their families with exceptional home care.
We provide older adults in Frederick 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 Frederick, 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.
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 Frederick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Reasons For Considering Professional Home Care Assistance
There is no cure for getting older. It is a harsh truth we all must face at some point. But what about your loved ones who are in their senior years already? Seeing as aging can bring with it additional problems, someone you love might be in need of special care like those offered by Home Care Assistance. More specifically, if you need a professional to take care of your loved one in the comfort of their own home, these are definitely the people to talk to.
Caregiving for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Frederick Maryland
It is well-known that positive surroundings help to maintain a healthy mind and body. And what can be more positive than your own home? Now, consider how comfortable your loved one can be if their specific situation allows them to get treatment at home? Because there are professionals that offer in-home care. And they can be there for only a couple of hours, or they can be available 24/7, it is up to you. And if you think they only help with basics, think again. As mentioned, caretakers from Home Care Assistance can aid with multiple conditions.
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First off, our caretakers offer conventional help for the elderly. This means they perform basic duties around the house while aiding with important routines like taking the right medicine at the right time or taking a bath and getting dressed.
Elderly Care Ballenger Creek
So, if you have a loved one who insists on staying home, they can have this pleasure if the right people are there to support them.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's is a big challenge, both emotionally and physically. Also, it requires administering medicine, as well as medical knowledge in case of an emergency. You want someone you can trust throughout the day to provide the necessary support and care for your loved one, and Home Care Assistance will gladly help in this regard.
Parkinson's Disease Care
By now, everyone is aware of how difficult Parkinson's can make someone's life. And if you are responsible for a family member or friend diagnosed with this condition, you need all the help you can get. This isn't to say that life can't be enjoyed, but it also means following healthy routines. Let one of our caregivers assist with keeping life as comfortable as possible by applying their many talents.
Just like the other conditions mentioned already, dementia will influence both cognitive and mental actions. And it is important that someone with experience and medical knowledge be on standby for this terminal disease. More specifically, there should be someone close-by who can react quickly if the situation calls for it.
After suffering a stroke, it happens that partial paralysis occurs. In other words, it becomes very difficult for an elderly person to perform duties they could usually handle themselves. And if they can't get through basic routines, they might need to go to a facility. Although, the better alternative might be to hire in-home care. Then your loved one can better adapt to their challenging scenario.
Nobody wants to really talk about how common cancer development becomes in elderly people. Even with the latest technology and science, millions of people suffer from it every day. It is also a condition that requires specific treatment, and this is why caretakers at Home Care Assistance offer in-home services. Because we want nothing more than for your loved ones to stay positive every step of the way.
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Learn about our live in care giver services and how we can help you twenty four hours a day.
About Our Caregiving Services
You should know that our caregivers are naturally friendly and only show up with positive attitudes. Not only will they impress their patients with their medical knowledge and experience, but they are determined to make them smile several times throughout the day.
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Home Health Aid
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Full time and around the clock caregivers are also available for elder patients.
Point of Rocks
Post Traumatic Brain Injury Care (TBI)
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:
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?