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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 Pasadena

Pasadena’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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena.

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

"The caregivers were all so sweet to my mother."

I recently had to get in home care for my mother. I called Home Care AI recently had to get in home care for my mother. I called Home Care Assistance, and a Client Care Manager came to the house within an hour of my call. She was kind, caring, able to assess the needs of our family and able to get caregivers to us the ...

I recently had to get in home care for my mother. I called Home Care AI recently had to get in home care for my mother. I called Home Care Assistance, and a Client Care Manager came to the house within an hour of my call. She was kind, caring, able to assess the needs of our family and able to get caregivers to us the next day. The caregivers were all so sweet to my mother. They made sure she was eating and kept her and her home clean. I had never worked with a home care company before but the Home Care Assistance team was able to educate me on how the process worked. During this time I had to go out of town for a few days and Arlene checked on my mother like she was her own. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience I had with these caring people. Thank you Home Care Assistance, and a Client Care Manager, Arlene, came to the house within an hour of my call. She was so kind and caring. Arlene was able to assess the needs of our family and get caregivers to us the next day. The caregivers were all so sweet to my mother. They made sure she was eating and kept her and her home clean. I had never worked with a home care company before, but Arlene was able to educate me on how the process worked. During this time I had to go out of town for a few days and Arlene checked on my mother like she was her own. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience I had with these caring people. Thank you Home Care Assistance!

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T.B. — Simi Valley, CA

"Their staff made sure to let us know of the patient's changing condition in real time."

As the administrator of a hospice agency in Pasadena, I had the opportunity to work side by side with Home Care Assistance to take care of a mutual patient. Home Care Assistance truly stood out to us due to their attentiveness and the quality of care they provided. There was constant communication from the management i ...

As the administrator of a hospice agency in Pasadena, I had the opportunity to work side by side with Home Care Assistance to take care of a mutual patient. Home Care Assistance truly stood out to us due to their attentiveness and the quality of care they provided. There was constant communication from the management in their office to ensure all of the patient's needs were met. Their staff made sure to let us know of the patient's changing condition in real time, which allowed us to adjust our care in a timely manner. We are happy to have found a caregiving agency that is extremely professional, compassionate and attentive to the patient's needs. I would highly recommend this company to anyone seeking a caregiver for their loved one.

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M.J. — Pasadena, CA

"An approach to helping without being pushy."

I write this review after several professional encounters with Home Care Assistance. The hospice company in Burbank that I work with recommends them very highly due to their responsiveness, consistency in quality care, and professional customer service. Recently, I collaborated with Home Care Assistance regarding a pat ...

I write this review after several professional encounters with Home Care Assistance. The hospice company in Burbank that I work with recommends them very highly due to their responsiveness, consistency in quality care, and professional customer service. Recently, I collaborated with Home Care Assistance regarding a patient in Los Angeles who needed custodial care. After interviewing three companies, my client's family chose Home Care Assistance due to the team member's abundance of information, kindness and gentleness in the way they spoke about the client's grandmother, and approach to helping without being pushy. I highly recommend Home Care Assistance Pasadena!

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N.T. — Burbank, CA

"While my mother argues that she does not need help, she is seeing that their help is invaluable."

My mother became ill on a flight to Pennsylvannia and ended up in the hospital for a week. In order to get her home, Home Care Assistance coordinated aides to ride with her on the plane, meet her at the airport, take her home and stay with her. All of the aides have been kind and respectful to my mother. Now at home, w ...

My mother became ill on a flight to Pennsylvannia and ended up in the hospital for a week. In order to get her home, Home Care Assistance coordinated aides to ride with her on the plane, meet her at the airport, take her home and stay with her. All of the aides have been kind and respectful to my mother. Now at home, we have an aide coming in for eight hours per day to do light housekeeping, cook and keep mom company. Home Care Assistance is very accommodating and makes certain the aides match with mom's personality and the times she needs them at home. While my mother argues that she does not need help, she is seeing that their help is invaluable. If you have a need for help at home, call Home Care Assistance. They will work with you to get the assistance that you need.

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G.T. — Nashville, TN

"I had time to relax, rejuvenate, refresh, and recharge."

It is with great gratitude that I would like to thank Home Care Assistance. Without them, I would not have been able to experience a much needed restful day in Santa Barbara. Their services were very professional, responsive, and the caregiver match was perfect. Knowing that my husband, Frank, does not usually like to ...

It is with great gratitude that I would like to thank Home Care Assistance. Without them, I would not have been able to experience a much needed restful day in Santa Barbara. Their services were very professional, responsive, and the caregiver match was perfect. Knowing that my husband, Frank, does not usually like to drink water and that it was extremely hot that day, the caregiver for the day prepared him a drink with water, cucumbers, strawberries, and blueberries. Frank liked the flavor and drank enough of it to keep him hydrated throughout the day. I left for Santa Barbara knowing that Frank was in good hands and well taken care of. I had time to relax, rejuvenate, refresh, and recharge. I would highly recommend using Home Care Assistance. They give families the peace of mind that our loved ones are safe when we cannot be there with them.

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E.E. — Los Angeles, CA

"They made my dad's last days as comfortable as possible and allowed us to have a bit of sleep during this very difficult period."

We contacted Home Care Assistance this past summer when we needed extra help with my father. Within less than a day a representative met with us at the hospital and went over the options with us. All of the caregivers who were sent to help us were all very kind. They made my dad's last days as comfortable as possible a ...

We contacted Home Care Assistance this past summer when we needed extra help with my father. Within less than a day a representative met with us at the hospital and went over the options with us. All of the caregivers who were sent to help us were all very kind. They made my dad's last days as comfortable as possible and allowed us to have a bit of sleep during this very difficult period. Honestly, I can't say enough about these ladies except to thank them from the bottom of my heart.

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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.

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

Many disabled or elderly individuals will eventually need home care assistance so that they're able to remain living in their own houses. Research demonstrates that these individuals do better emotionally if they can stay at home where they are emotionally comfortable, however, they may need ongoing assistance with medical care or their daily living tasks.

Senior Care San Marino

The elderly and disabled can stay in their own home, while obtaining the care that they need for their individual condition and symptoms.

Elderly Care Alhambra

Whether they need daily care for their personal needs like dressing, bathing, and meal preparation, or they just need occasional help with light housekeeping, a service like this can go a long ways toward improving their daily quality of life.

Alzheimer's Care Glendale

Patients with Alzheimer's often do much better if they're maintained in a familiar living situation. When a caregiver is involved, the patients are able to stay in their own home, comfortably, and still receive the supervision and care that they'll need for their own personal health and safety.

Parkinson's Care

If a patient struggles with Parkinson's, they will likely need more care on an ongoing basis as their condition worsens. As a patient loses the ability to lose their hands reliably, a caregiver can assist them with a variety of their daily tasks.

Dementia Care

Dementia is another condition in which an individual's mental capacity can decline with age, as symptoms worsen. The condition doesn't manifest precisely the same in any two patients, so the level of care can vary from one client to another.

Stroke Care

Strokes can cause serious physical and psychological changes. The individual may be left paralyzed or slightly paralyzed on one side of their body, or they may not be able to get around their home as easily as they used to be able to. A caregiver can help these individuals get around their home and complete their daily tasks.

Cancer Care

A client who is going through cancer treatment may need help with light housekeeping tasks, meal preparation, and rides to and from their treatments. Caregivers can step in and handle many of these tasks for the individual while they are recuperating from their treatments. The caregiver can help support the client emotionally, as well as assisting them with basic tasks like shopping, meal planning, and even sitting with them through their many medical appointments.

About Our Caregivers

Our caregivers are all highly skilled professionals who have been trained to treat a client with respect no matter the situation. Each has gone through an extensive background check and is certified in various types of caregiving. They can keep an eye out for signs that the client needs additional services due to medical issues or changes, and can report them back to us as required. A caregiver typically goes the extra mile to make sure that their patient is happy, safe, and comfortable. This can take more effort for some than for others. Individuals with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, or dementia may need care that is more specialized than those who are just getting older or who can't get around their home as well due to a physical disability. Either way, a skilled caregiver will always watch out for ways to help their client with routines and their daily tasks.

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Full time and around the clock caregivers are also available for elder patients.

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Memory Care

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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