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.
Napa's First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services
Home Care Assistance is changing the way Napa seniors age. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging and provide older adults in Napa with the quality care they need to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in home care.
Our goal is to match clients with caregivers not only based on their home care needs but on personalities and interests as well. If your loved one wants to talk golf and visit the Chardonnay Golf Club or enjoy nature and explore Alston Park, we’ll find a caregiver who’s right for them.
We’re available 24/7 and will always be there when you need us – days, nights and weekends. Whether your loved one needs a caregiver to be there during weekend outings at Mondavi or evening events like a grandchild’s football game at Justin-Sienna High School, we have someone ready to go.
Speak with a Care Advisor today to see how we can support your loved one and determine a care plan that 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.
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.
Our Care Advisors are ready to learn how we can support your needs.
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.
Top Rated Home Care Services Offered By Home Care Assistance
Top Rated Home Care Services Offered By Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance has been in the business of offering home-based care for seniors for a number of years. They provide top-notch services which you are able to benefit from if you are looking for assisted care for a loved one. Regardless of whether you need care for a grandparent, your parents or any other elderly relative, you are guaranteed professional and attention-to-detail care when you hire these professionals. Home-care services have become increasingly popular over the years as it offers an affordable option and is more acceptable for the person receiving the care.
Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Napa Valley California
One of the main reasons you might want to consider care from home is when your loved one is not willing to move away from their place of residence. Rather than placing your parents in a community that is gated for seniors, you have the choice to send a professional directly to their home. This may be the way to encourage an elderly person that they need an extra pair of helping hands.
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An elderly care facility may be something you need to consider into the near future, yet when still possible a home care service is far more acceptable and appropriate for most seniors. They might be suffering from a condition or disease that has made it difficult to function or perform day-to-day tasks.
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This can include forgetting to take their meds or when they start to forget things and people. These issues usually result from documented and well-known conditions, like dementia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
One of the reasons that a disease such as Alzheimer’s might result in the need to hire the services on offer through Home Care Assistance is that this condition affects the person’s cognitive condition and behaviors. This can include forgetting things or starting to imagine or make-up things in their mind. The patient's behavior may become erratic, which prompts the need for professional in-home assistance.
This condition is associated with a number of different symptoms. These can include movement that has slowed down, stiffness, and a loss-of-balance. When shuffling-gait and muscle rigidity develop, in-house care becomes necessary to help the person get around.
Symptoms associated with dementia are cognitive, behavioral, and psychological. An elderly person that develops this condition can hallucinate, get lost easily and start to develop feelings of paranoia.
Even though heart attacks are often debilitating, the stroke victims will often experience some form of paralysis, which make it very difficult to function without help. This can include problems with movement and speech or start to develop different types of cognitive issues.
If your elderly relative was diagnosed with cancer, it would be a good idea to chat with one of the company’s representatives to assist you in getting the care that you need for your loved one. It becomes very important that they are receiving the treatments that they need and to take their medication on time, to offer them a fighting chance against this dangerous disease.
About Our Caregiving Services
The team of caregivers from Home Care Assistance can discuss with you the appropriate caring services that you need for your parent or parents. They are backed by an extensive history of only offering highly-trained professionals that will work directly from the home of the elderly. They have experience in caring for people that have any of the diseases that were mentioned above. Call Home Care Assistance today to find out about the different programs on offer.
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Full time and around the clock caregivers are also available for elder patients.
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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?