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.
Lafayette’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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, 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 where seniors most prefer: at 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 Lafayette.
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.
Learn Why People Use Home Care Services By Home Care Assistance
As your grandparents grow older, the time might come that they start needing extra help in order to stay functional. Rather than helping them out on your own, it's possible that you'll need to use a home care service provider. The day may come that they can't take medications on time on their own. As a consequence, they might even need help keeping their home clean, doing their laundry, and even getting more extensive help. The following are some of the many reasons why folks trust the business of Home Care Assistance in offering home care services to grandparents in their own homes.
Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Lafayette California
When you come to the realization that your grandparents are going to need some kind of home care, then you've reached a good first step. Whether they're still together or one of them is already gone, providing them personalized home care could be just what they need. This will eliminate any immediate need of putting them into a healthcare facility. They can remain at home, and any chosen medical professionals can instead come to them. If you decide to hire Home Care Assistance, then they will do their utmost best to provide your grandparents with the greatest possible care, no matter what their current condition is.
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If you do choose to use one of the elderly or senior care plans which they have, then you're going to be rather impressed with the options that they have available. This business is one that knows how to care for the elderly, be it grandparents, parents, so anyone else in your immediate family.
Elderly Care Alamo
They'll assess the current needs and even consult their doctor so they're able to offer the best possible care. They might be suffering from a malady, or even multiple maladies, but the professionals of this trusted business can handle all that.
Alzheimer's Care Rossmoor
If you have a grandparent suffering from Alzheimer's, then this disease which causes degeneration in the brain might mean you start noticing how they're forgetting things that you've said. There might be a definitive decline in cognitive function, on top of behavioral changes like mood shifts and even bouts of depression.
Parkinson's Care Moraga
Parkinson's disease as a condition can create muscular problems and impact a person's sleep at night. They might start having hand or feet tremors, and they might even have muscle rigidity, which can make it hard for them to physically move around.
Anytime that a senior citizen starts to suffer from dementia, then the symptoms are nearly always behavioral or psychological. They might have compromised cognitive functions which can cause them to start forgetting things or even start lacking social skills.
Stroke Victim Care Care
When someone experiences a stroke, a whole host of various issues can be in play. There can be muscular difficulties as well as a total lack of coordination. Their vision might start blurring, and they might tire easily or feel lightheaded. Slurred speech is definitely one of the more noticeable symptoms of someone suffering from a stroke.
People who are diagnosed with cancer might develop it in very different areas. Just to name a few, there might be lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Melanomas and basal cell cancer are the kinds of cancer that elderly people might develop.
About Our Caregiving Services
Any of these medical issues might be handled using medical and scientific strategies. If they're only early in the development of these conditions, home care service providers could be the only thing that you need. The professionals of Home Care Assistance are standing by to consult you about any assistance they might be able to offer to your grandparents. This company provides cost-effective answers that are provided by medical professionals with full training and certification. You can talk to a representative today who might help you out with making this really important choice.
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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:
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?