Visiting Angels Pikesville, MD - What is Aging In Place?


 

WHAT IS AGING IN PLACE?

I’m Marcy Silver, the Operations Manager of the award-winning Visiting Angels of Pikesville. Our main goal is providing quality non-medical care and assistance for seniors and families across the Pikesville area. We serve Baltimore County, including Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Glyndon and Mt. Washington, as well as Baltimore City, including Hampden, and Carroll County. Through the care of our elderly caregivers, we help seniors have the ability to age in place for as long as possible.

 At Visiting Angels, we believe home care isn’t something to be “sold”, like a product. Home care is a service that needs to be trusted before it can be administered properly. Our home care is private, personal, and customized to cater to our client’s unique health and wellness needs. In turn, we want our clients to stay as independent as possible for as long as possible.

A question that we’re often asked is: “What is aging in place?” Aging in place is a term used when a senior wants to continue living in their own home. The senior will often want to live at home for as long as possible before choosing to be moved to a living facility. To make sure that our seniors age in place, our elderly caregivers provide them assistance with daily living activities. Elderly caregivers can provide the one on one support that seniors need to continue living at home independently.

Visiting Angels offers help with a wide variety of activities including:

  1. Diet monitoring including planning for preparing meals and appropriate nutrition
  2. Reminders to take medications, drink fluids and eat regularly
  3. Light housekeeping including help with laundry, making beds and vacuuming
  4. Assistance with shopping, running errands and transportation to appointments or activities
  5. Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
  6. Going for walks, engaging in favorite activities and friendly companionship.

To learn more about our award-winning, customized care or to schedule a free, in-home consultation, contact us at (410) 218-9506.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.