Georgetown Home Care of the National Capital Region is a premier, non-medical senior home care agency that serves Washington DC and the surrounding areas, and we’re also one of the best agencies for non-senior care.
We provide a wide range of services for adults 18-years and older, ranging from in-home personal care services and caregiving for those with disabilities to respite care for primary caregivers. We also offer supportive services for busy university students in our area via meal planning and preparation or general errand running.
Part or Full-Time Adult Disability Care
Even the most independent of adults living with disabilities are supported by Georgetown Home Care’s service offerings. Whether your child, sibling or loved one has physical and/or developmental disabilities, our licensed and caring staff is here to provide assistance in whatever way we can.
Continue reading for some information on the most helpful support services offered.
Respite care for primary and family caregivers
Caregiving is both a rewarding – and demanding – job. The demand side of that equation can feel out of balance when parents, siblings or other family members are juggling full or part-time caregiving with their own jobs, family, and life responsibilities.
Respite care provides a much-needed break. Our licensed professional caregivers can come in to relieve primary caregivers for a few hours, entire days or for longer periods of time to accommodate vacation or travel plans.
Grocery shopping and meal preparation
Healthy, nutritious meals are a cornerstone of health and wellbeing. However, planning, shopping for and preparing meals is time-consuming and requires particular skill sets, cooking know-how, and stamina. It also involves the ability to get to and from the grocery store on a regular basis.
If shopping, meal planning, and meal preparation are beyond the daily living capabilities of your disabled loved one, our caregivers can take care of it for you. We will prepare delicious and nutritious meals that can be made on-site and stored for easy reheating, or we can sit and keep your loved one company while s/he eats.
Transportation for errand running, doctor’s appointments and social outings
When physical abilities limit an adult’s ability to drive or obtain a driver’s license, the world can seem to shrink.
Georgetown Home Care has partnered with Uber Health to not only provide transportation services, but also to allow our caregivers to assist those facing mobility challenges to navigate walkways and parking lots. Knowing that a driver is available once a week, multiple times a week or on an as-needed basis means errand running, social outings, and doctors appointments are all part of the regular, day-to-day landscape.
Bathing, grooming, and toileting
Our caregivers are also available to assist with daily grooming and hygiene – including dressing, bathing, toileting, laundry, and linen changes.
While we can’t administer medications (that falls into the home healthcare realm), we can remind your loved one to take his/her medication, which goes a long way towards ensuring s/he is as healthy, happy, and functional as possible.
In addition to service-based offerings, our kind, compassionate and cheerful caregivers can provide wellness checks and companion services for loved ones living at home. We can stop by once a week, once every couple weeks or multiple times a week to lend a helping hand, keep your loved one company for a bit, and help you rest easy knowing all is well.
Disability Home Care Following Surgery, Debilitating Medical Treatment or a Lengthy Illness
Are you planning to have routine surgery or medical treatment that requires at-home assistance with daily tasks? Are you or a loved one in the midst of a lengthy illness or recovering from an illness that has left you weaker than normal?
Our part and full-time caregivers are available for recuperative care. Having a licensed and skilled caregiver on hand to provide support where needed brings notable peace of mind.
We’ll schedule a consultation with you to determine which of our home care services will be most helpful to you, including:
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light laundry/housekeeping
- Transportation to/from appointments
- Dressing, bathing, and grooming
- Grocery shopping and errand running
- Companionship and to lend a helping hand
Our caregivers do not provide medical-centered care. If you require home health care services, our caregivers can work in tandem, supporting your day-to-day needs, while qualified healthcare providers take care of your medical needs. Our home care services support overall recovery and reduce the potential for hospital readmittance.
“Life Support” for Busy College Students
Do you worry your independent young adult isn’t eating as s/he should?
While students in the dorms have the bonus of “Meal Plans,” students living on their own are left to fend for themselves. Our professional caregivers can help by running general errands, including grocery shopping, and making delicious, pre-made meals that busy students can eat on the go.