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.
Lond Island’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 Long Island 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 Long Island, 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 Long Island.
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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"Since I live far away from my mom, this service has proven to invaluable to me."
Home Care Assistance is terrific. The nurse we work with is really caring and invested. They provided us with a caregiver who is a superstar. She is caring and attentive to my mom's needs. She also makes sure household chores are completed. Since I live far away from my mom, this service has proven to invaluable to me.
L.M. — Salem, MA
"They knew what needed to be done without my even asking."
Home Care Assistance was incredibly helpful when I needed care for my father on very short notice. The office staff was very responsive, the nurse was warm and kind, and the aides who assisted my father were all lovely and very caring. They knew what needed to be done without my even asking.
J.P. — East Setauket, NY
"Helpful as our mother went through radiation treatments."
We made the switch to home care in June 2017. From the start, the staff at Home Care Assistance was diligent in ensuring that our mother had excellent aides who were well trained and compassionate. The office staff treats family members with respect and are accommodating when we call. The nursing staff has also been co ...
We made the switch to home care in June 2017. From the start, the staff at Home Care Assistance was diligent in ensuring that our mother had excellent aides who were well trained and compassionate. The office staff treats family members with respect and are accommodating when we call. The nursing staff has also been consistently supportive. We know that we can call them and get a prompt response. This was so helpful as our mother went through radiation treatments. Ensuring patient care is appropriate and an active collaboration with family is what sets this agency apart.
As a healthcare professional, I am always looking for a reliable company to provide care in the community. Home Care Assistance is not only reliable, they are professional, courteous, informative and a pleasure to deal with. The staff has been terrific. I highly recommend their services!
R.H. — Miller Place, NY
"Like calling an old friend to help you out."
The nurse and agency staff were very professional and yet warm and understanding. Like calling an old friend to help you out. This is the best agency we have ever worked with for my 92-year-old Dad.
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.
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Why People Use Home Care Services by Home Care Assistance
As your parents start to age, at some stage they will probably require extra care to assist them in functioning. If you do not have the time to assist your parents, you might need the services of a home-care provider. At a certain stage, they might start forgetting to take their medications. They may also need assistance with day-to-day tasks such as keeping their home neat and tidy, someone to do the laundry, or even to provide more labor-intensive services. Below are a few of the top reasons why so many people have come to trust in Home Care Assistance to offer professional home-care services.
Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Long Island New York
Once you come to the realization that your loved one needs some form of home-based care, this is the initial step to getting them the help that they need. Whether your parents are still together, or when one of them has passed away, providing personalized and compassionate home-care may be just what they are needing. This also does away with having to place them immediately into an assisted facility for the elderly. They can stay where they live and a medical professional will come out to them. When you have chosen Home Care Assistance they will give your elderly relatives the best possible care that they need, regardless of what condition they happen to be in.
If you sign up with one of the elderly senior care plans they have on offer, you will feel confident in what they provide. This is a company that has experience and an understanding of the ways to look after seniors.
They will first assess the needs of your loved one and consult with their health-care provider in order to offer the very best care that they can. They might be suffering from either one or a number of maladies, that can all be handled with experience and care from this highly reputable company.
If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s, this is a condition that results in brain degeneration. You will probably start to notice that they start to forget things. There will also be a cognitive decline, along with changes in behavior which include feelings of depression and mood shifts.
Parkinson’s is a disease that often affects the person’s abilities to sleep along with the development of muscular issues. They will probably start to experience tremors in the feet or hands or muscle rigidity which makes it difficult to hold onto things or move around.
When a senior starts to suffer from dementia, these symptoms are usually always behavioral or psychological. Cognitive functions are also compromised which caused the person to become forgetful or even start to develop limited or lacking social skills.
Stroke Victim Care
When a person has suffered a stroke, it is usually followed by various different issues. The person may experience muscular difficulties that usually results in interference in coordination and visual impairments. They may also feel tired easily and feel lightheaded. The more noticeable symptom of a stroke is impaired or slurred speech.
Cancer is a disease that can affect many areas in the body. This may include the breasts, prostate, stomach, brain, lungs and more. Melanomas and basal-cell cancer are the common cancer types that senior people can develop.
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All the above-mentioned medical problems can be treated with medical and scientific strategies. If your loved one is still in the earlier stages of one of these conditions, home-care assistance may be just what this person needs. The caregivers at Home Care Assistance are happy to chat with you about the right treatment plan and care that your loved one needs. This business offers solutions that are cost-effective provided by certified and fully-trained medical professionals. Chat to one of the representatives at HCA, and they can guide you and give you advice on what to do next.
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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?