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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 Greenville

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

Chances are you are researching us because there is a senior in your life who needs in-home care now, or perhaps in the future. Maybe you’ve recently visited a family member, parent, grandparent and realized they are not safe living in their home anymore. Perhaps your loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Maybe you are looking for care for yourself or for your spouse. Regardless of the reason, all of us at Home Care Assistance Greenville are here for you.

You are not alone in this journey. Home Care Assistance proudly provides the highest level of service, allowing older adults to live safely and happily at home. By cultivating client relationships that are rich in respect, dignity and trust, we set the standard in home care. Whether our employees are working with clients who simply need a helper or are tending to those with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke recovery, post-hospital rehab or other ailments, we make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you, Greenville, for making us the premier provider of home care for older adults. We are honored by the trust so many families place in us!

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.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"The caregivers from Home Care Assistance not only provided exceptional hands-on care but were also a significant support system to my family and I."

Home Care Assistance provided care for my father during his last few years of life battling a very rare neurodegenerative disease. Because there was no cure, trying to keep him comfortable was the focus of his care. The caregivers from Home Care Assistance not only provided exceptional hands-on care but were also a sig ...

Home Care Assistance provided care for my father during his last few years of life battling a very rare neurodegenerative disease. Because there was no cure, trying to keep him comfortable was the focus of his care. The caregivers from Home Care Assistance not only provided exceptional hands-on care but were also a significant support system to my family and I.

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L.H.

"They were truly a blessing."

Home Care Assistance provided care for my husband during the last few years of his life and I can't stress enough what a life saver they were for me. I highly recommend this company; they were truly a blessing.

H.J. — Greenville, SC

"The caregiver was very nurturing, kind, and gentle."

Home Care Assistance took care of my father in the mid-late stages of his illness when he became unable to care for himself. The caregiver was very nurturing, kind, and gentle. The staff treated him with the utmost respect. I highly recommend Home Care Assistance!

S.J. — Evanston, IL

"The team is very compassionate and easy to work with."

I've had a great experience with Home Care Assistance Greenville. They provided care to my father-in-law. The team is very compassionate and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to others in need.

MJ — Greenville, SC

"The CNA's I have are excellent."

I am very pleased with the caregivers that I have from this facility. The administrators are very easy to work with and the CNA's I have are excellent. I would definitely recommend this Agency.

E.G.

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620 Howell Road

Unit 10

Greenville, SC 29615

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.

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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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