Premier Maryland In-Home Companion and Care Services You Should Expect
Quality and consistency are two of the most important values of effective in-home elder care. At Absolute Companion Care, we’re dedicated to providing you with the highest quality in home companionship and care services, with professional caregivers that feel like family. From the very beginning, we commit to matching each client with a caregiver who best matches the client’s personality and needs. Clients receive the same caregivers on a regular basis to ensure continuity of care, familiarity, and trust.
Our team approach provides each caregiver with a peer support system, and someone with whom to trade scheduled days or times in the event of illness or otherwise. Each team has a Team Leader acting as the conduit for communication between team members, client, and Absolute Companion Care leadership. For advanced care services, our RN provides mentoring and oversight. Our caregivers build rapport and a “web of caring” for each other and our clients.
Levels of Care
We offer graduated levels of care—at your home, your retirement community, or in a facility—to meet our clients’ evolving needs from basic support and companionship, to more comprehensive, RN-supervised care.
Occasional home care support and companionship for improved health and safety.
- Transportation and accompaniment to meals, outings, and appointments
- Companionship, conversation
- Often used for outpatient appointments such as cataract surgery, colonoscopy, podiatrist visits, etc.
Increased assistance, incorporating all services from Level I.
- Activities individually suited to each client
- Meal and snack reminders and suggestions
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping and laundry services
- Exercise encouragement and assistance
- Shopping for or with client
- Advocacy and assistance at doctors' appointments
- Assistance with bedtime or morning wake-up routines
- Personal grooming, clothing selection, and dressing guidance
Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), incorporating all services from Levels I and II.
- Ambulation and transferring, use of lifts
- Bathing, grooming, and dressing assistance
- Personal care and bathroom assistance
- Incontinence care
- Fluid and nutrition monitoring
- RN assessment and care plan customization
- Care for chronic conditions:
- Alzheimer’s & dementia
- Cardiovascular disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Visual impairment
- Our caregivers are trained in hospice support, rehab support, and post-operative care
Personal Care Journal
We keep a personal care journal for all clients utilizing Level II or III care. This journal houses an ongoing and current record of care for the client and provides alternate caregivers with an easy-to-follow example of the client’s daily routine. Family members may also use the journal to stay abreast of daily activities and care. Caregivers record daily notes observing patterns of activities, behavior, mood, nutrition, and hydration in addition to routine care activities. Upon arrival, all caregivers are required to read previous care notes to ensure continuity of care.
Life Enrichment Activities
Our goal is improving life at home, and our caregivers take pride in planning and providing activities that complement and enrich each client’s lifestyle, tastes, and preferences. Our caregivers and clients take day trips, go holiday shopping, and many have joined bowling leagues, sewing circles, and book clubs together. We plant spring flowers or take the boat out, feed the chickens or select an outfit for an elegant dinner. We even cook the elegant dinner. In short, we provide the kind of in home companionship and care services you should expect.
Training Makes All the Difference!
We know that allowing a caregiver into the home is often a sensitive and challenging time for older adults and their loved ones. That’s why all our caregivers receive extensive education via the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals. We also require continuing education for all caregivers who become certified in Alzheimer’s and dementia care to ensure your loved one receives the very best level of care.