Testimonials From Our Clients
“My godmother has always been strong, active, intellectually driven woman. She worked domestically and internationally and achieved financial success over the years. At age 91, however, a rapidly progressing dementia required radical changes in her daily life and care. She moved from independent living to assisted living to a memory care unit in a space of 7 months. Despite the best efforts of caring staff at her retirement facility, she needed more care. If left alone she was anxious, unhappy and felt abandoned. At times she lashed out in frustration. We had to do something.
At the retirement facility’s suggestion, I called Old Dominion. Sue Roll took my call and started the process to assess my godmother and to get all the practical “stuff” prepared quickly and efficiently. Diane Richardson, the nurse who prepared my godmother’s assessment, was prompt, thorough and empathetic as she completed her work. The care staff members are remarkable – attentive, kind, gentle, and professional. They are quick to report any problems to me, the retirement facility and to their management team. When my godmother is having a bad time, they are patient and caring. We have an aide with her 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has meant a great deal to my godmother and to my wife and me.
Over the past 20 years, my wife and I have served as primary caregivers and/or financial and medical advisers under POA for her parents, my parents, her first cousin, and now my godmother. We have experienced the good and the mediocre in elder care. Old Dominion has been a faithful and devoted partner in making my godmother’s last years as good as they can be. We are grateful.”
First let me thank you and your wonderful staff for all the support you have given me both when Bob was alive and since he passed away. Each of the caregivers who came into our home treated him with respect, kindness and dignity. He very much enjoyed their visits, and the fact that it meant I had some free time. Each one with their own personality brought life into his day whether it was through helping him with dressing, exercises, taking walks, eating or chatting.
I was very moved to see that you all made a donation to the UVA Department of Neurology in him memory. I went to UVA and while Bob was from New Hampshire, he really loved UVA and the time we spent there through the years. He always wore his UVA hat and was proud that his wife had gone to a school he so much admired. As we learned about the research UVA was doing on Parkinson’s, it was another reason to love and support UVA. We knew that he would probably not benefit from the research, but could only hope that some of the many folks we had met with Parkinson’s would benefit.
Keep doing the great job you are doing providing caregivers in Northern Virginia.
“She is so helpful, but it’s not just that,” says Sandy of Nydia, a caregiver here at Old Dominion Home Care. “She is also very kind and friendly. I know her family, and she knows my family. We have a friendship that goes beyond the care and assistance that she provides.”
We invite you to read the full article that was featured in The Sourcebook - Care and Companionship by Christy Brudin.
“After her cancer diagnosis, Chuck’s mother had around the-clock help with Old Dominion,” said Linda. “We all worked together; family, our parents, and their caregivers. As it turned out, it was both of our parents’ last year and those relationships were very precious to us all.”
“The caregivers knew what they were doing. They were trained well and several of the young women we had have gone on to nursing school. Old Dominion consistently provided bright, caring people.”
It was over the span of nearly five years that each of Linda and Chuck’s parents had received the care and support they needed from the same reliable home care company, and all lived well into their 90s. By knowing when to ask for help, the couple found compassionate assistance that enabled them to enjoy and treasure each of their parents as they neared the end of their long and rich lives.
We invite you to read the full article that was featured in The Sourcebook - Knowing When To Ask For Help by Lauren Searson.
We look forward to working with you.