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.
Washington DC’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 Washington D.C. with one-on-one support that allows them to live safely and independently at home.
As the premier home care provider in the Washington D.C. area, we maintain 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 operation in Washington D.C.
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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"This is the best agency we have ever worked with."
We have been very satisfied, not only with the caregivers they have provided, but by the quality service we have gotten from the company. If any problems arise, they are there to work them out. They continually check in to make sure that the caregivers are giving good service. This is the best agency we have ever worke ...
We have been very satisfied, not only with the caregivers they have provided, but by the quality service we have gotten from the company. If any problems arise, they are there to work them out. They continually check in to make sure that the caregivers are giving good service. This is the best agency we have ever worked with. Highly recommend it! They know what they are doing.
"I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method™ for caregivers."
I work frequently with older adults. Many need help with activities of daily living, especially meal preparation, so I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method™ for caregivers. The information in the training manual about a healthy diet reflects the latest research, and the fact that it is based on the habits ...
I work frequently with older adults. Many need help with activities of daily living, especially meal preparation, so I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method™ for caregivers. The information in the training manual about a healthy diet reflects the latest research, and the fact that it is based on the habits of the long-lived elders of Okinawa is very inspiring.
Laurie Steinberg — Registered Dietitian at Stanford School of Medicine
"The secret is in the strength of the foundation of care."
Home Care Assistance raises exactly the right banner in promoting The Balanced Care Method as the foundation for all good care. In the rush of medical care systems that focus almost exclusively on problems, The Balanced Care Method encourages an approach which emphasizes creating strengths. For centuries we have known ...
Home Care Assistance raises exactly the right banner in promoting The Balanced Care Method as the foundation for all good care. In the rush of medical care systems that focus almost exclusively on problems, The Balanced Care Method encourages an approach which emphasizes creating strengths. For centuries we have known that better health in aging is tied to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors. Regardless of diseases, building on these basics of good health matters. But beyond creating strengths for elders, families that emphasize Balanced Care will come to work together and understand more clearly how to cope with medical problems and illnesses. The secret is in the strength of the foundation of care. The rest then comes into clearer perspective; complex situations and decision-making during this time of life are better understood and engaged. Home Care Assistance is about foundation-building–for elders, families, supportive friends and, ultimately, for your health care team.
Dr. Dennis McCullough — Author, My Mother, Your Mother, Founder, Slow Medicine Movement in Geriatrics
"Physically and emotionally, he is the strongest he's ever been."
I just spoke with his resident advisor and he just raved about how well he has integrated into his dorm and life on campus. The RA said that he has made tons of friends, and "just knows everything that is happening on campus." Physically and emotionally, he is the strongest he's ever been. The doctor he saw on Saturday ...
I just spoke with his resident advisor and he just raved about how well he has integrated into his dorm and life on campus. The RA said that he has made tons of friends, and "just knows everything that is happening on campus." Physically and emotionally, he is the strongest he's ever been. The doctor he saw on Saturday also agreed how well he is doing. Yesterday, he walked from the parking lot to his dorm room without his walker. His power chair skills have improved tremendously. His caregiver said that he can safely drive to the cafeteria without any assistance. Personally, I've seen him become much more responsible for himself. This leap has led to much emotional growth. I think your caregivers are doing a terrific job of providing support, without hovering. Thanks for all of your help.
"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.
Best In Home Care Washington DC
Older adults need special attention, similar to how infants do. Whether it is where they go, how they move, or what they eat - someone needs to take care of them at all times. Unfortunately, many of these elderly people live by themselves because their children live in another country or state. However, you can ensure that your parents get the high-quality care that they deserve and need. Home Care Assistance provides these services so that seniors can live happier and healthier lives. Our caregivers are well-known for their expertise and responsiveness in their caregiving. We offer the following services:
We offer elders round the clock care that includes support with different basic activities such as going to the toilet, eating, grooming, and dressing. In addition to that, we also provide advanced care, depending on what the person needs, like taking them to a hospital or facility.
Home health care
We work to always ensure that our clients are able to return to their daily routines with assistance from our caregivers. Our helpers are all experts at providing thorough care management to help them better care for elders.
We specialize in providing elders with regular care. From making sure they get the right medication on time to assisting them with their daily tasks, our Home Care Assistance caregivers will never let the client out of their sight for even one second. They are highly professional but are still friendly, which is what so many elders want to receive from their caregivers.
If you have elderly parents who have just come home from the hospital, then they are going to need to have someone care for them after they have gone home. When proper support is lacking following a hospital discharge frequently results in the patient's condition deteriorating. However, we will not allow this to happen. Before we visit the patient, we don't consider their condition. The only objective we have is improving the patient's overall health with help from our caregivers.
Would you like us to provide your parents with the care and comfort that you normally give to them? You can rest assured that with our experienced and skilled senior caregivers that everyone stays healthy and happy. We understand that family members might not be able to give the type of support that bed-ridden elders need. This is why we are here to provide them with the best imaginable care.
Home health aide
These days, most families have working members which means that elders are left alone. Our home health aides help seniors make sure they take their medicine when they are supposed to, go on a walk with the, provide them with food on a regular basis, and so forth.
When seniors have dementia, it is very difficult for family members since most of them are not familiar with the caregiving techniques that are needed. Home Care Assistance has professional caregivers who have the necessary knowledge and skill to deal with clients who have dementia. They make sure to communicate with clients based on their own pace to allow them to quickly recover.
Everyone is aware of how awful cancer is, and if anyone in your household is suffering from the disease, then you should call on us. We offer different kinds of cancer care services. From taking a client to their chemotherapy sessions to providing them with the physical support that they need to deal with cancer, we provide everything to ensure improved health for the individual.
A stroke may result in several different health problems, including problems in movement, disturbance in speech, and paralysis. Our caregivers have been trained to offer post-stroke help that includes assisting the client with regaining his or her emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities. When you give us a call, we do not consider how severe the stroke is, we just focus on providing the patient with the proactive support they need.
We are partners with the National Parkinson Foundation. Therefore, you can rely on Home Care Assistance to care for clients with Parkinson's There are trained professionals on our staff who can go out to your home to provide the patient with regular care. They use several different techniques to help reduce the problem and to help the client resume their normal life once again.
24-hour home care
If you would like to have one of our caregivers remain in your home for 24 hours to provide your parents with companionship, we will ensure that we appoint the best people for the service. Our daily caregivers monitor our clients' health at regular time intervals and give them their medication as necessary.
Individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia are faced with a great deal of difficulty in their daily lives since they end to forget many things within just a couple of minutes. They need a caregiver who is patient and who will stay with them to ensure they remind the client constantly of things they continue to forget. Although it is a very time-consuming job, that isn't how we look at it. Our main goal is to care for our clients. We don't think about the date or time when we are caring for elders since we understand they need us to provide them with special care.
You should always be very fussy about elderly care since it involves caring for your grandparents or parents. You always can compare us with other services, but we can assure you that you will not find the same quality levels of services that we offer. Some of the main reasons why our services are so popular include:
- We are available on a 24/7 basis. Whether it is a festival or national holiday, we don't consider it. Our ultimate goal is to care for our clients.
- We have highly trained and knowledgeable daily care experts who work with us. They have the necessary medical knowledge needed for treating various patients.
- Home Care Assistance does not require a long-term contract. The day that you feel you do not need our services any longer, you can immediately stop.
- We try at all times to provide all of our clients with balanced care. That promotes mental health in addition to physical health.
Live In Care
If you have any family members who are in need of special home care help, contact us right away. We will be very happy to assist you in Washington DC.
Post Traumatic Brain Injury Care (TBI)
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?