When is home care helpful?

Complete home care, or just a little help around the house, can make a real positive impact on yours and your loved one’s quality of life.

Home care is the same as Assisted Living with one key difference: home care takes place in a person’s home, whereas Assisted Living generally takes place in a nursing facility.

Help with home care

Help is available when the caregiver in your family needs some personal time for refreshment and renewal – whether that means time for a massage, exercise, half a day at the mall, a short trip, or a vacation.

Or a change in circumstances may mean a loved one could really benefit from a full-time caregiver or some extra help around the house.

Whatever the situation, our caregivers can fill in when respite is needed.

Examples of home care

Your mom might have fallen over and needs help with everyday activities as you live out of town.
We can arrange temporary home care services to help your mom with day-to-day tasks until she recovers.

Or perhaps your dad could benefit from a live-in caregiver and a regular companion, but you’re not sure you can afford it.
Our services are modestly priced in comparison with other private pay agencies. Plus, if you carry a long-term care insurance policy, we’ll submit the required documentation for you to receive reimbursement for home care services.

You just found out your aunt will be discharged from hospital tomorrow and you can’t take off any more time from work to stay home with her.

Not to worry. ACCfamily can work with the discharge planner, a member of your family, or with your aunt directly to arrange immediate home care assistance where she lives. Our home health care coordinators can be reached any time, day or night, and caregivers can usually be secured within 24 hours if necessary.

Your sister wants to stay in her own home, but she needs a hand with cooking, dressing and bathing.

We’ll tailor our home care services to the level of assistance your sister needs. You can arrange help by the day or by the hour (four-hour minimum per visit required) or request live-in care, in which case a customized schedule will be created to match your sister’s lifestyle.

Your husband has Alzheimer’s disease and it’s become too stressful to care for him alone; you need a caregiver who is specially trained in dementia care.

Many of our caregivers are extensively trained in memory care, as well as CPR, first aid and wheelchair operation.

Your sister has recently had a baby and she’d like some extra help with light housekeeping duties and meal preparation.

You’re planning a visit to the Washington, D.C. area and need help caring for a family member during your visit.

We can help you enjoy your time in the DC area and provide care services wherever you have made your accommodations. Contact us well in advance of your arrival to make arrangements.