Articles on "Home Care"

OPTIONS FOR SENIOR AMERICA CORP WINS 2016 BEST IN HOME CARE AWARD
February 16, 2016 10:28 pm

OPTIONS FOR SENIOR AMERICA CORP WINS 2016 BEST IN HOME CARE AWARD

Options For Senior America Corp. is pleased to announce its selection as a 2016 Best in Home Care Award Winner on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. Winners of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2016 Awards represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families.  This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent […]

Care and Companionship
July 8, 2015 6:57 pm

Care and Companionship

By: Christy Brudin When Bob and Sandy Kabat bought their house in Northern Virginia, it was still under construction. Through the years, the couple worked hard to make what was a nondescript foundation into a beautiful family home. That was nearly five decades ago. Sandy, now 88, still lives in the beloved home. Sandy Kabat has been able to remain in her longtime family home with the help of caregivers from Old Dominion Home Care. A family-owned business, Old Dominion […]

Real-Life Story–LivHOME
January 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Real-Life Story–LivHOME

Charles Doerrler grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. He lived in the area for many years before moving to the Washington, D.C., region to work as a government contractor. Growing up near Lake Erie, Charles was actively involved in water sports. He even spent time scuba diving in the Lake. He also took an early interest in hypnosis. After teaching himself the technique, he would hypnotize his friends for fun. When Charles was only 15 years old, his father passed away. […]

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support
August 21, 2014 1:55 pm

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support

Tom’s days are busy. And they certainly aren’t easy. But, thanks to the help of a team of expert caregivers, his days are filled with small rewards and major accomplishments. Tom Guenthner is a C3-4 quadriplegic. Nearly ten years ago, he suffered a traumatic fall that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Because of the severity of his injury, Tom needs round-the-clock care that is provided in his home by Advanced Nursing & Home Support. Advanced Nursing & Home […]

There’s No Place Like Home
July 23, 2014 5:32 pm

There’s No Place Like Home

According to the AARP, 80 percent of American seniors desire to stay in their homes for the remainder of their lives. This process is known as “aging in place.” Seniors choose to age in place for many reasons: proximity to family, familiarity, convenience, a desire to maintain independence, as well as safety and security. With advancing age there are physical changes related to declining health and chronic diseases which may compromise a person’s ability to remain living independently. There are […]

Real Life Story–Right at Home and Mary Poole Hartsock
July 1, 2014 11:00 am

Real Life Story–Right at Home and Mary Poole Hartsock

“As long as I am well and able to do for other people, that is what I want to do,” said Mary Poole Hartsock, who, at 90 years old, is still working as an in-home caregiver for Right at Home of Frederick, Howard, Carroll, and Washington Counties. Mary has been with her current client for six years, and although they are nearly the same age, she loves helping him maintain his independence. “I take care of him—remind him to take […]

Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.
April 30, 2014 3:30 pm

Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.

“Ben is wonderful. He is so good at reading my husband’s personality and gauging his needs,” said Elizabeth* of Katshina “Ben” Nosonga, her husband’s in-home caregiver provided by Options for Senior America Corp. “He knows when to encourage my husband and when to give him his space.” Formerly a business law attorney, Elizabeth’s husband, Robert*, was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. As a result of the disease, he lost his hearing. Following treatment, he spent five months in a rehabilitation […]

April 29, 2014 9:20 pm

Real-Life Story–Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) Hospice

Beverly Kitzinger was a woman with incredible faith and undeniable strength. The mother of five children, she was also an accomplished elementary school teacher, who taught in the Montgomery County school system for 27 years while raising her family. While her husband, Joe, was a devout Catholic, who raised all of their children Catholic, Beverly always found strength and solace in her beliefs as a Christian Scientist. That strength was both tested and proved when she was diagnosed with breast […]

Real-Life Story–Visiting Angels
April 28, 2014 5:04 pm

Real-Life Story–Visiting Angels

The year 2006 took a toll on Kim Moyer’s family. As her parents were approaching their 60th wedding anniversary that June, her father passed away. Just a few months later, her mother Dorothy suffered a massive stroke. As a result, Kim, the youngest of six, took the responsibility of seeing that her mom received the appropriate care. Dorothy spent two weeks in the hospital before entering a rehabilitation facility. In addition to the speech and cognitive effects from her stroke, […]

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story
March 14, 2014 7:07 pm

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story

Throughout her life, Mrs. Georgia Dunlap stressed the importance of education and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in this field. During her studies at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, she became a tireless advocate for young people to get a degree from that University. As a result of her efforts, her only child, Eleanor Golden, graduated from that same school. In the spring of 2012, the family celebrated the 3rd generation to graduate from Winston-Salem when […]