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.  And 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 advisers.

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 & 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.

Receive our FREE in-home assessment & consultation!

For further information regarding the Senior Visitor Program, please fill out the form below or call us at (703) 273-0422, to speak with our Director of the Senior Visitor Program.

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Catherine Beddow

Catherine Beddow

Along with Linda Mazawey, Catherine Beddow has joined Old Dominion Home Care as one of the Directors of our new Senior Visitor Program, following 5+ years teamed together with Linda at a geriatric care management company in Northern Virginia.

Catherine has always had a special fondness for seniors and been involved in many community-based volunteer organizations which support aging adults and independent living. She has found great fulfillment and joy in seeing aging seniors flourish from the relationships and social activities fostered by a visitor program.  Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Economics from Bucknell University and spent 18 years in corporate banking.

Linda Mazawey

Linda Mazawey

has joined Old Dominion Home Care as one of the Directors of our new Senior Visitor Program. She comes to us with a passion to assist aging adults with services that can enhance a senior’s daily life. With over 10 plus years of experience, she successfully co-directed a similar program providing qualified staff that spent their time engaging individuals with appropriate activities.

Linda entered the aging field after spending many years caring for her mother who suffered with dementia. She wanted to put her compassion and experience to work helping others meet similar challenges with hopes that she could make their path a bit easier. She has served on the Board of the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and spearheaded a variety of fund-raising events. Linda was an Honoree in 2010 at the First Annual Alzheimer’s Women’s Campaign. Linda has a Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University and graduated from the George Mason University program, Studies in Aging and Gerontology.

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