We provide home care in Rockville, Maryland, and other areas including Fairfax, Virginia.
We understand that meeting the challenges of caring for an aging family member or a family member with a disability can at times be very stressful. With the many responsibilities and obligations placed upon us by society, it can often seem nearly impossible to also meet the demand of caring for a loved one at home. If this situation sounds familiar to you or if you are considering assisted living for your loved one, it may be time to consider Capital Home Care services as a viable solution.
At Capital Home Care, we improve the quality of our clients’ lives by providing non-medical in-home personal care services. Below are examples of services that we are happy to help with:
- Companionship and Homemaking
- Light Housekeeping
- Bathing and Dressing
- Medication Reminders
- Transferring and Positioning
- Registered Nurse assessment
- Accompaniment during Grocery Shopping and Other Errands
- Live-in, 24-Hour Care Option
- Periodic Check-Ins from Capital Home Care Staff
- Accompaniment to Doctor’s Appointments
- Incidental Transportation
- Overnight Shifts
- Assistance with Reading
- Respite Care
A few signs that suggest your loved one may be struggling and in need of some help
1. Mail and bills are left to pileup for long periods of time.
2. The house is cluttered or unkempt. Laundry has been accumulating.
3. Food in the refrigerator is left uneaten or is spoiled. Shopping, cooking, and cleaning are becoming too much trouble.
4. There may be signs of scorching on the bottoms of pots and pans, which may be a result of short-term memory loss.
5. The person repeatedly wears the same clothing and is beginning to display other personal hygiene issues.
6. They miss doctor’s appointments. This can be caused by memory loss but could also be caused by lack of transportation and/or not knowing how to access transportation options.
7. They repeatedly call at odd hours. This may be a sign of cognitive decline but it could also signal a cry for help or depression.
8. Consistently forgetting to take medication may be a sign of short-term memory loss or depression. Non-compliance with a medication regimen can have adverse effects on health.
9. They show signs of inappropriate behavior, clothing or speech. This may be a sign that he or she might be confused and may need increased supervision for safety.
10. Symptoms of depression are a frequent problem for many older people who feel isolated & alone. This may include but is not limited to: isolation, loss of appetite, loss of interest in activities once found pleasurable, sleep disturbances, anxiety, abdominal distress, pain, and more.
About Home Care
Home Care can be categorized into two types:
1. Medical Care (Home Health Care): Care that is administered by licensed medical professionals, such as nurses and therapists. Also known as skilled care, protocols are set, designed and implemented by licensed medical professionals to meet individual needs of a particular condition and/or patient. Tasks may include feeding tube access; wound care, trach suctioning and intravenous therapies.
2. Non–Medical (Home Care): Also known as personal care, the aim of non-medical home care is to assist people who need personal care to be able to stay home instead of being admitted to a nursing care facility. General tasks include:
Assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulation/mobility, eating, preparing meals and light housekeeping. This is what Capital Home Care Team specializes in since 2002.
Capital Home Care enables its clients to continue to live close to their families and loved ones. We ensure that they receive high-quality care while they continue to thrive in their own home environment.
As the saying goes, “There’s no place like home” – At Capital Home Care, we do our best to help you stay in it!