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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 Marin

Marin County’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 Marin 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 Marin, 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 Marin.

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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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Very resourceful as we navigated the challenges of my mother's decline."

Finding the right people to care for the seniors in my family is so important to me. The team at Home Care Assistance helped me with my mother, who was quite elderly and suffered from dementia. They were compassionate, thoughtful and very resourceful as we navigated the challenges of my mother's decline. Now the team i ...

Finding the right people to care for the seniors in my family is so important to me. The team at Home Care Assistance helped me with my mother, who was quite elderly and suffered from dementia. They were compassionate, thoughtful and very resourceful as we navigated the challenges of my mother's decline. Now the team is helping me find the right level of support for my aunt, who is 91 and still living independently. They listen deeply so they can make the right match for their clients. They also treat the seniors with great respect, which I admire and appreciate. I highly recommend Home Care Assistance for taking care of the seniors in your life.

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Athena K. — San Anselmo, CA

"The team takes the time to get to know the family and the client so they can match the perfect caregivers"

After using Home Care Assistance for almost a year, it is without hesitation that I recommend them and it is with gratification and great pleasure that I write this review. It is said, "There is no place like home" and it is only because of Home Care Assistance's high level of support and expertise that we have been ab ...

After using Home Care Assistance for almost a year, it is without hesitation that I recommend them and it is with gratification and great pleasure that I write this review. It is said, "There is no place like home" and it is only because of Home Care Assistance's high level of support and expertise that we have been able to have our father remain in his home at 96 years of age. The team takes the time to get to know the family and the client so they can match the perfect caregivers with the client. These caregivers provide incredible care and maintain a high degree of professionalism. We are so fortunate to have them in our lives!

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P.C. — El Dorado Hills, CA

"Honest, skilled, patient and kind."

We were absolutely thrilled with Home Care Assistance. They provided care to my father who had advanced stage Lewy Body Dementia. The caregivers who provided care for my father (who wasn't always the easiest) were loving, professional, honest, skilled, patient and kind. If there was ever an issue, the team would immedi ...

We were absolutely thrilled with Home Care Assistance. They provided care to my father who had advanced stage Lewy Body Dementia. The caregivers who provided care for my father (who wasn't always the easiest) were loving, professional, honest, skilled, patient and kind. If there was ever an issue, the team would immediately call us and was sincerely interested in the best care for my dad. They want to get to know the client and the family to find the best possible fit. I worked as a medical social worker in Geriatrics for years and rarely came across an agency like Home Care Assistance. They are wonderful and we highly recommend them.

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N.G. — Kings County, CA

"Everyone in the office has been fantastic!"

Home Care Assistance is the best agency I have ever worked with. Their caregivers are well-vetted, honest and respectful. They provide compassionate care for my elderly mother. The staff is knowledgeable about geriatric issues and everyone in the office has been fantastic!

L.R. — San Rafael, CA

"A huge relief and support in a most difficult time."

As a long time local hospice nurse who has dealt with multiple local agencies professionally for many years, I can say that no agency has come close to the level of professionalism, compassion and helpfulness that Home Care Assistance maintains. They truly understand the intricacies of placing caregivers in homes with ...

As a long time local hospice nurse who has dealt with multiple local agencies professionally for many years, I can say that no agency has come close to the level of professionalism, compassion and helpfulness that Home Care Assistance maintains. They truly understand the intricacies of placing caregivers in homes with unique individuals. This is from a personal perspective, having had a complicated and increasingly challenging situation in my parent's home. My mom was physically frail and eventually on hospice and dying, while my dad faced dementia-related issues. The whole wonderful staff worked diligently with us to find the optimal caregivers, no easy task because of some personality dynamics. And because we were initially using an assortment of patched together care, they were also willing to work with us in this. Last minute cancelations by our own caregivers were managed smoothly by the agency staff, helping to fill in shifts that weren't even theirs. The caregivers are well trained and compassionate. The staff also understands how to work with long-term care insurance. The stress of managing a situation such as this is overwhelming, and the kindness and generous nature of the Home Care Assistance staff was a huge relief and support in a most difficult time.

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E.S. — San Anselmo, CA

"We wish to support their independence without sacrificing their safety."

Our family has worked hard to honor our mother's wish to remain in her home as long as possible. Though Mom has dementia she is still independent in many respects and enjoys getting out every day for walks and other activities. However, she needs help with meals and attention for safety. Through Home Care Assistance, w ...

Our family has worked hard to honor our mother's wish to remain in her home as long as possible. Though Mom has dementia she is still independent in many respects and enjoys getting out every day for walks and other activities. However, she needs help with meals and attention for safety. Through Home Care Assistance, we have an amazing, caring and bright caregiver giving Mom the 24-hour care she deserves. The office manager is professional, attentive, optimistic and thoughtful in making sure Mom receives the care she requires with the person best suited to be her caregiver. I have suggested and readily recommended Home Care Assistance to anyone who asks my advice about a home care agency. All of the employees are kind and helpful. It's a very stressful time when we have to deal with a loved one who is declining and we wish to support their independence without sacrificing their safety. Home Care Assistance is the answer!

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D.D. — San Anselmo, CA

"I could not have asked for better care."

I needed help with going to a doctor's appointment. The assigned nurse could not reach our home so instead, the manager, Brian, arrived to assist me. While at the house, he reached out to my husband who was having cardiac issues and implored him to seek help. Brian then took my husband to the ER (I could not drive) whi ...

I needed help with going to a doctor's appointment. The assigned nurse could not reach our home so instead, the manager, Brian, arrived to assist me. While at the house, he reached out to my husband who was having cardiac issues and implored him to seek help. Brian then took my husband to the ER (I could not drive) which was literally a life saver. When both my husband and I were taken care of and I was brought back home, Brian did not stop. He offered to take my dog for a walk, which she desparetly needed. I could not have asked for better care.

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T.N. — Tuscon, AZ

"They make our job easier and we appreciate the high standards they uphold."

As a professional gerontologist and eldercare consultant, I have used a number of home care agencies over the years, often with great frustration and disappointment. Working with Home Care Assistance is wonderful; our cases run more smoothly, our clients are well-matched with capable, caring caregivers and our families ...

As a professional gerontologist and eldercare consultant, I have used a number of home care agencies over the years, often with great frustration and disappointment. Working with Home Care Assistance is wonderful; our cases run more smoothly, our clients are well-matched with capable, caring caregivers and our families are less stressed. The team at Home Care Assistance makes our job easier and we appreciate the high standards they uphold.

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M.B. — Petaluma, CA

"They have been wonderful to work with."

Home Care Assistance has done a wonderful job for our clients at Eldercare Specialists. They are responsive, caring and provide high-quality caregivers. They have been wonderful to work with.

Lynn G.

"They supported my 85-year-young Dad through a difficult transition."

The Home Care Assistance team supported my 85-year-young Dad through a difficult transition. I'll always be grateful.

R.W. — Los Gatos, CA

"Attentive in assessing, anticipating and advocating for our clients' needs."

In our special situation, the Home Care Assistance team has been extremely attentive in assessing, anticipating and advocating for our clients' needs and providing the necessary care they require. Additionally, they have been wonderful in providing continual updates so we are always aware of our clients' physical and m ...

In our special situation, the Home Care Assistance team has been extremely attentive in assessing, anticipating and advocating for our clients' needs and providing the necessary care they require. Additionally, they have been wonderful in providing continual updates so we are always aware of our clients' physical and mental conditions and know what to expect. Gold Star.

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C.G. — San Francisco, CA

"It was an incredible relief not to have to worry."

My father needed care suddenly until we could arrange for care in a facility. The Home Care Assistance team was able to find a caregiver who arrived within a couple of hours. The caregivers were wonderful and able to deal with my father who had both vision and hearing problems. We are incredibly pleased with the care h ...

My father needed care suddenly until we could arrange for care in a facility. The Home Care Assistance team was able to find a caregiver who arrived within a couple of hours. The caregivers were wonderful and able to deal with my father who had both vision and hearing problems. We are incredibly pleased with the care he received. It was an incredible relief not to have to worry while we dealt with other issues concerning his care. Thanks!

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F.S. — Mill Valley, CA

"The team is full of professional, kind and caring people who went out of their way to find a good fit for my 93-year old mother who suffers from Alzheimer's."

Home Care Assistance of Marin did a great job finding the right caregiver for my mother. The team is full of professional, kind and caring people who went out of their way to find a good fit for my 93-year old mother who suffers from Alzheimer's. The team worked tirelessly to find a good fit for my mother, and the care ...

Home Care Assistance of Marin did a great job finding the right caregiver for my mother. The team is full of professional, kind and caring people who went out of their way to find a good fit for my 93-year old mother who suffers from Alzheimer's. The team worked tirelessly to find a good fit for my mother, and the caregiver they found was very helpful and supportive of my mother. She assisted her primarily with cognitive games and spending time socializing and helped my mother settle into her new environment.

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K.B. — San Rafael, CA

"Our caregiver is such a gift to us and we consider her family."

This company has made all the difference in the world to my family. Our caregiver is reliable, compassionate and so sweet. She is such a gift to us and we consider her family. Our Care Manager, is icing on the cake. She always checks in on us and makes a point to notice and care for us family caregivers too. She knows ...

This company has made all the difference in the world to my family. Our caregiver is reliable, compassionate and so sweet. She is such a gift to us and we consider her family. Our Care Manager, is icing on the cake. She always checks in on us and makes a point to notice and care for us family caregivers too. She knows when I am having a bad day, as we all do when caring for our parents, and talks me though it. She even shows up with a hug and handmade gifts to cheer us all up. We have had other agencies before and never saw the care manager. Home Care Assistance is exceptional. We are so thankful to have a team that cares. It's not about money it's about loving compassionate care. I highly recommend Home Care Assistance for all your home care needs.

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M.T. — Belvedere Tiburon, CA

"Kind, compassionate and helpful."

The Home Care Assistance team helped with a transition from the hospital to a nursing home and back home. They were kind, compassionate and helpful. All the staff members knew what to do and how to do it. Thank you so much for your help, encouragement and hours of care.

E.H. — Novato, CA

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919 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Suite 201

Kentfield, CA 94904

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 For several years, Home Care Assistance has been providing top quality and affordable home care to individuals all around the area. They provide a wide array of services that you may want to take advantage of. Regardless of whether it is for your grandparents, parents, or siblings, you want to ensure that your family and loved ones are being cared for by caring and helpful professionals.

Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Marin County California

One of the main reasons you want caregivers in the home is it allows the individuals to stay in their comfortable surroundings longer. Instead of having to move to a gated community or nursing home, the professionals stay with them in a comfortable and familiar area. This is one of the ways that many elderly people are willing to accept any type of help. This is the usual response from many older individuals when it comes time to needing help in the home.

Senior and Elderly Care

While there may be a time when a senior care facility is needed, many can use home care services in the interim. Whether they are suffering from a disease or other condition that makes daily life a challenge. SOme people may start by forgetting to take medication or have troubles remembering simple tasks. Many times these types of difficulties stem from diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Alzheimer's

One of the main reasons that individuals may need professional services from Home Care Assistance is due to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, which can affect various behaviors. While it may be typical to forget certain things, they may also begin to imagine various things throughout the day. They may experience erratic moods and behavior which require the assistance of professional in-home help.

Parkinson's Disease

This condition may lead to several symptoms. It may include slower movement, stiffness, as well as loss of balance. Due to the development of a shuffling gait and muscle rigidity, the proper in house care is essential so they are able to get around properly.

Dementia

Some of the symptoms of dementia include behavioral, cognitive, as well as psychological disorders. It also has the ability to affect the muscular lead. Elderly individuals suffering from this disorder can easily get lost, feel paranoid, or hallucinate.

Stroke Victim Care

While heart attacks can be rather difficult, stroke victims tend to end up paralyzed which can make daily life a true challenge. SOme may not be able to move or speak properly, often leading to various cognitive issues. This is one of the reasons in-home care is a helpful solution.

Cancer

If you have an elderly family member who is suffering from cancer, you may want to speak with one of our representatives as soon as possible for the correct care. It is essential that they are taking their treatments and medication in a timely manner if they hope to fight this battle.

About Our Caregiving Services in Kentfield CA

The professionals at Home Care Assistance are more than willing to take the time to discuss home care services for your loved ones. They offer the best and most affordable services for home care services. They have the ability to handle all of the situations that we have discussed. Feel free to discuss your situation with a professional from Home Care Assistance to see what services they offer and how they can be of assistance to your family today. We have a long tradition of offering incredible service to your loved ones at a very affordable price. Make the call today to ensure that your loved ones are cared for properly.

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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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