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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 Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek'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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek, 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 Walnut Creek.

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.

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"Thank you for supporting my parents."

We are so blessed to be working with the team at Home Care Assistance. Thank you for supporting my parents, who are both frail and have memory challenges, in their last few years. Your team in the office was an amazing support to your caregivers in our home. Things are never perfect, but your response to challenges was ...

We are so blessed to be working with the team at Home Care Assistance. Thank you for supporting my parents, who are both frail and have memory challenges, in their last few years. Your team in the office was an amazing support to your caregivers in our home. Things are never perfect, but your response to challenges was close to perfection.

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C.M. — Oakland, CA

"Your support means a great deal to me."

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to acknowledge my appreciation for all you do and who you are! Your support means a great deal to me. Thanks so much.

L.W. — Danville, CA

"My parents' call their caregivers their best friends."

The staff at Home Care Assistance quickly found great caregivers to spend quality time with my parents. My parents now claim that their caregivers are some of their best friends and they engage in fun and rewarding activities together. I am very confident in saying that Home Care Assistance's caregivers greatly enhance ...

The staff at Home Care Assistance quickly found great caregivers to spend quality time with my parents. My parents now claim that their caregivers are some of their best friends and they engage in fun and rewarding activities together. I am very confident in saying that Home Care Assistance's caregivers greatly enhanced my parents' quality of life.

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A.N. — Danville, CA

"It is the little things that make the difference."

Home Care Assistance believes in giving peace of mind to clients by offering the highest quality caregivers available. They know just what's needed to give our elders a place of warmth and hope. It's the little things that make the difference, whether it's placing a cozy blanket around them when they are cold or scoopi ...

Home Care Assistance believes in giving peace of mind to clients by offering the highest quality caregivers available. They know just what's needed to give our elders a place of warmth and hope. It's the little things that make the difference, whether it's placing a cozy blanket around them when they are cold or scooping a bowl of their favorite ice cream to enjoy. Their caregivers provide great support and assistance. They look at the whole picture in order to better understand the client's needs. They know elders may face many challenges and know intuitively when to step up and do the right thing even when it's not easy. Home Care Assistance has exceptional caregivers who take pride in and lovee what they do. They light up the room by providing the right care, comfort and safety that is needed.

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R.L. — San Francisco, CA

"We are planning a party for her 102nd birthday!"

Your staff has been wonderful and provide me with the relief I need. Mom is doing very well; we are planning a party for her 102nd birthday! She is a miracle and my brothers and sisters and I all know it!

J.S. — Martinez, CA

"You made a difficult time go smoothly."

Thank you for the wonderful care you gave to our father and for the beautiful flower arrangement. You made a difficult time go smoothly with respect and dignity.

S.R. — Walnut Creek, CA

"Shines above all the others."

Home Care Assistance shines above all the others for your coordination with me and for providing such wonderful, competent caregivers to clients. I am so grateful to be working with you all.

Eileen Nevitt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC — Walnut Creek, CA

"Thrived in his home environment."

It's been 8 months since Francesca and her wonderful staff started working with my mentor. They are always concerned about him and adjust his care routine as his needs change. Whenever there is an issue, they address it quickly and efficiently. Michael has thrived in his home environment and he owes it to the care supe ...

It's been 8 months since Francesca and her wonderful staff started working with my mentor. They are always concerned about him and adjust his care routine as his needs change. Whenever there is an issue, they address it quickly and efficiently. Michael has thrived in his home environment and he owes it to the care supervisor and caregivers! They are sure to get him out and about, pay close attention to his hygiene, take him to his doctor appointments and even take care of his dog. I would recommend this company to anyone!

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P.C. — San Ramon, CA

"Allowed me to relax and focus on the daily needs in my own life."

My mom has been receiving services from Home Care Assistance for the past few months and I've been very impressed with their caring and attentive professionalism. The Caregivers are wonderful and have all developed really sweet relationships with my mom, as well as with my brother, sister-in-law and I. Knowing that the ...

My mom has been receiving services from Home Care Assistance for the past few months and I've been very impressed with their caring and attentive professionalism. The Caregivers are wonderful and have all developed really sweet relationships with my mom, as well as with my brother, sister-in-law and I. Knowing that they are the ones caring for my mom has allowed me to relax and focus on the daily needs in my own life.

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S.B. — Oakland, CA

"Caring and responsive."

Home Care Assistance provided excellent care for my 90-year-old mother when she was released from the hospital. The Home Care Assistance management team is caring and responsive. The home caregivers are wonderful. I would not hesitate to use them again for myself or any of my loved ones.

S.M. — Danville, CA

"I never had to worry."

I needed 24-hour home health care while I searched for an assisted living facility for my mother. Home Care Assistance was highly worth it. I did not have a set schedule for my mother so scheduling was sometimes tricky. With Home Care Assistance, I never had to worry about whether someone would show up or if I could tr ...

I needed 24-hour home health care while I searched for an assisted living facility for my mother. Home Care Assistance was highly worth it. I did not have a set schedule for my mother so scheduling was sometimes tricky. With Home Care Assistance, I never had to worry about whether someone would show up or if I could trust the person who was sent!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We believe the best way to deliver exceptional care is to focus on building long-term, trusting relationships between caregivers, seniors, and their families.

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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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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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