Frequently Asked Questions About Elder Care Services from Visiting Angels Silver Spring

Visiting Angels is an experienced elder care provider and can help you understand our services in Silver Spring, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Bethesda and surrounding areas in MD

Q: What kind of elder care services do you provide in Silver Spring and surrounding communities?

A: Visiting Angels Silver Spring provides essential personal companion care and personal care services. Our services are designed to give the right support with those activities that seniors need help with the most in order to continue living independently at the comfort of their own homes. Our senior care services can include fall prevention assistance, medication and fluids reminders, help with light housekeeping, grooming and other bathing care, and transportation assistance while running errands.

Q: What does “aging in place” mean?

A: The term aging in place refers to the ability of any senior to continue growing old in the comfort of their own home. It is the opposite of institutional residential care or a nursing home in that it allows the senior, with the right elder care provider, to continue living the quality of life they are accustomed to in their own home. If needed, we can provide the same array of services to help the senior stay in an assisted living facility.

Q: Can you provide care for seniors living in an assisted living facility?

A: Yes, we often find that some seniors living in assisted living homes are not provided with the level of help they need to continue living independent lives. In these situations, Visiting Angels will provide a professional caregiver to make that possible for them. In some states you are allowed to hire the private help in a nursing home, while in others you are not.

Q: How quickly can in-home care services be provided and when can they start?

A: Generally speaking, we can begin providing care within a 48-hour time frame and often we can start the very same day.

Q: Can I change the schedule if needed, to take into account any prior appointments I’ve made?

A: Scheduling changes are easily accomplished with as little as one week’s notice. At Visiting Angels, our organization’s philosophy is that the schedule should work for you and the family, not the agency. Your priorities and your time come first, and we will do everything in our power to make sure the schedule you want is the one you get.

Q: How do I start services with Visiting Angels Silver Spring?

A: To get started with our elder care services, contact our Silver Spring, MD office. Our care coordinators can arrange a free in-home consultation with you and your loved one to discuss your care needs, answer any questions about our services, create a custom-tailored care plan and help you find the perfect caregiver from our team of senior care professionals.

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.