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While providing Caregiving services is our primary focus, we also have a Senior Visitor program. Old Dominion Home Care strives to be a resource for families and professionals when additional needs exist.

Continuum of Care

ODHC often works with other senior care professionals to best serve seniors; we partner with hospitals, rehab facilities, home health agencies, independent and assisted living communities as well as nursing homes, doctors, aging life care managers, senior advocates and advisors, palliative and hospice care companies.

Hospitals – Sometimes an additional patient advocate is needed at the hospital (family members are not local or need a break during the night hours, patient has dementia and tries to pull out IV or get out of bed when they are not fully able to alone) and a professional sitter can fill this role; Old Dominion Home Care has caregivers available to serve as hospital sitters.

Case Managers…The ACMA’s official definition of Case Management, “Case Management in Hospital/Health Care Systems is a collaborative practice model including patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and the community. The Case Management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The goals of Case Management include the achievement of optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient’s right to self-determination.” Case managers support the patient/patient family by providing safe discharge instructions, making referrals for home care and skilled services; the goal is to help patients stay well and recover at home well.

Aging Life Care Managers – The Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) defines Aging Life Care / geriatric care management as, “a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.

Rehab Facilities – Rehab facilities provide therapy and training for rehabilitation. The center may offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training, and special training such as speech therapy.

Palliative and Hospice Care Companies –  The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization describes these services as, “compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.” Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. www.nhpco.org

 

Below is a list of community / national resources that families may benefit from in the aging process.

The ODHC Lifeline Program: ODHC will provide the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System for two months at no cost immediately after starting our home care services.
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We are focused on providing our clients and their families an additional layer of safety in their home. We want to provide our clients the peace of mind and assurance that if something does happen in your home, whether a fall or some other emergency, that assistance is available with the push of a button 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained VHC Lifeline staff will visit, set-up the Lifeline unit, instruct you on how Lifeline works and test the system with you.

AARP

Find out about benefits and discounts to insurance and travel, information for living well and community services.

 

Alzheimer’s Association – National Capital Area Chapter

Contact your local chapter to learn more about trainings and support groups they offer in your area.

 

Area Agencies on Aging

A great place to learn about resources in the area. Call their Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource Line to find information on services available to older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Learn more about their educational programs, including the Chronic Disease Management Program, and watch helpful videos.

Alexandria           703-746-5999, www.alexandriava.gov

Arlington             703-228-1700, www.arlingtonva.us/aging

Fairfax                  703-324-7948, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa

Loudoun              703-777-0257, www.loudoun.gov

Prince William    703-792-6374, www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/aaa

 

Insight Memory Care Center (formerly Alzheimer’s Family Day Center)

IMCC is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. They offer a safe, uplifting, and engaging environment for people with dementia and are a practical resource for caregivers.

 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Learn more about government, state and community resources, how to choose an attorney and how to find an Elder Law Attorney.

 

National Parkinson Foundation

 

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

The PFNCA exists to assist those affected by Parkinson’s disease by providing resources, information and support. Connect with them to find out about their extensive network of support groups for patients and caregivers, weekly therapeutic exercise and dance programs in the Metro area and much more.

 

Stroke Comeback Center

The Stroke Comeback Center offers speech/language group programs for stroke survivors in all stages of recovery and all communication levels.

 

Veterans Aid

Get valuable information about the VA Aid and benefits that provide additional funds to help care for ailing parents or loved ones.

 

Neighborhood Villages

 

Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition
www.Novafallsprevention.com

 

Dementia Friendly America – Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Herndon, Leesburg
www.Dfamerica.org 

 

Dementia Friendly Alexandria
www.dementiafriendlyalexva.org

 

Parkinson’s Support Group led by ODHC

Contact AJohnson@olddominionhomecare.com for additional details

Paul Springs Parkinson Support Group
4th Tuesday monthly at 1pm

Parkinson Side-by-Side support group
2nd Tuesday of the month

Goodwin House at Home (GHAH)

A new program developed by Goodwin House, provides a long-term healthcare solution for adults 55+ who want to continue to live independently in the home of their choice. This program includes personal care coordination, high quality healthcare and financial peace of mind for them and their families.  Old Dominion Home Care is preferred Home Care provider of GHAH.

For more information, call:  703-575-5202

Or visit website:  www.goodwinhouse.org/athome

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