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Senior Visitor Program - Old Dominion Home Care
Introducing the Senior Visitor Program in Northern Virginia

Senior Visitor Team

Old Dominion Home Care recognizes that aging adults often experience isolation and boredom when they are no longer able to drive, or have health, mobility or memory issues. For those seniors whose families and friends live far away, their ability to stay connected and engaged is even more challenging. This innovative program addresses the social and emotional well-being of our clients while providing peace of mind to their loved ones, advocates and advisors. 

The purpose of this program is socialization. Our Senior Visitors do not provide any personal care or housekeeping services for our clients, but they often help with simple chores, household activities and transportation. Visits are customized for each client based on their unique needs and interests. Visits are flexible with no hourly minimum and evening and weekend visits are available. 

Visits often include:

  • Grocery shopping and personal errands.
  • Medical appointments and worship services.
  • Fun outings for lunch, movies and cultural events.
  • Assistance with the use of technology.
  • Activities such as sorting mail, scheduling appointments, and organizing the household.
  • Sharing in neighborhood walks, crafting and gardening.

Our Senior Visitors are college-educated individuals with broad professional backgrounds and personal interests, but all share a genuine enjoyment of working with seniors. Many are early retirees, empty nesters and stay-at-home moms and dads. Our Visitors are personally matched with our clients to foster a friendly, social relationship and quality one-on-one time together. 

For further information regarding the Senior Visitor Program, please contact Old Dominion Home Care directly at (703) 273-0422 to speak with our Program Director for a FREE Visitor Assessment.

 

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Visits often Include:

Grocery shopping and personal errands.

Medical appointments & worship services.

Fun outings for lunch, movies & cultural events.

Assistance with the use of technology.

Activities such as sorting mail, scheduling appointments or organizing the home.

Share in neighborhood walks, crafting & gardening.

Our Senior Visitors are college-educated individuals with broad professional backgrounds and personal interests, but all share a genuine enjoyment of working with seniors. Many are early retirees, empty nesters and stay-at-home moms and dads.  Our Visitors are personally matched with our clients to foster a friendly, social relationship and quality one-on-one time together.
Why Choose Old Dominion Home Care?

We are a local, family owned and operated business, NOT a national company or franchise.

All of our senior visitors are employees, NOT independent contractors.

All of our senior visitors have valid driver's licenses, carry auto insurance, and have had their driving record reviewed.

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Visits are flexible with no hourly minimum and evening and weekend visits are available.

Catherine Beddow

Catherine Beddow

In March 2017 Catherine joined Old Dominion Home Care to establish the Senior Visitor Program, following 5 years at a geriatric care management company in Northern Virginia.  As Director she oversees the hiring and training of the senior visitor staff, conducts client assessments and works closely with clients and their families to personally match the client and visitor and develop a plan of engaging visits and activities. 

Catherine has always had a special interest in working with seniors and has been involved in many community-based volunteer organizations to support aging adults and independent living.  She understands the importance of social engagement and enrichment activities to keep spirits strong and minimize the isolation and loss which often accompanies aging.  She finds great fulfillment and joy in seeing clients flourish from the friendship and activities fostered by this innovative socialization-based program.    

Joan Davis

Joan Davis

Joan Davis joined the Old Dominion Home Care Senior Visitor Program as Assistant Director in December 2018. She brings with her a career’s worth of medical and business experience. Originally an RN, Joan worked as a Visiting Nurse for many years. Most of her cases were seniors and she developed both a passion for and a respect for the elderly population. Joan worked for many years as a volunteer for the National Capital Alzheimer’s Association serving as Memory Walk Chair and then Chair of the Board of Directors. She realizes the importance of nurturing both her Senior Visitors efforts and responding to the needs of the Clients and their families. She is excited to be part of this special program that is goaled to enhance the quality of life for the Northern Virginia Seniors.

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