Senior Care Services in Washington D.C.: Comfort and Care in the Heart of the Capital

Welcome to OndeCare's Senior Care Services, meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of aging adults in the Washington D.C. community. Our approach to senior care is deeply rooted in an understanding of the diverse lifestyles and requirements of seniors living in this iconic city, from the historic neighborhoods of Capitol Hill to the peaceful green spaces of Rock Creek Park and beyond.

The Home Care Solution in Washington, D.C.

When it comes to finding the ideal adult home care for your loved one in Washington, D.C., it's essential to consider the unique aspects of living in the nation's capital. The desire to stay in the familiar comfort of their own home, amid the community, friends, and family, is a common wish for seniors and older adults. As they face the complexities of aging, the importance of maintaining independence and safety at home becomes paramount.

Assistance Day In and Day Out

In the bustling neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, or Columbia Heights, OndeCare Heroes can assist with daily tasks such as grocery shopping at local markets, medication management, and companionship and/or transportation to appointments at nearby clinics or hospitals. In suburban areas like Bethesda, Arlington, or Alexandria, caregivers can also provide support with household chores, gardening, and even tech assistance to keep seniors connected with their families.

Respite Care

OndeCare’s unique Respite Care services are truly flexible - you dictate the day or days and the length of time you want Respite. OndeCare Heroes give family caregivers a well-deserved break from the tough job of caring for loved ones. With OndeCare's Respite Care, caregivers can catch their breath, knowing their family member is in good hands. This break is a game-changer – it helps stop caregivers from getting too worn out, makes sure the care quality stays top-notch, gives caregivers a chance to look after themselves, and keeps the folks they're caring for happily engaged. It's all about giving caregivers the backup they need, making sure they have the time and support to keep doing their amazing work without burning out.

Holistic Care At Home

OndeCare provides services for both Cognitive and Emotional well-being. This includes care for individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. OndeCare caregivers are trained to provide support that helps manage these conditions, focusing on maintaining cognitive function and managing daily challenges.

Washington DC In‑Home Care from OndeCare

In-home caregiver avatar Pamela Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Pamela
Available in
Washington DC
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
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In-home caregiver avatar Bethelehem Teacher
Bethelehem
Available in
Washington DC
Teacher
Services
  • homework help
  • pet care
  • virtual learning assistance
  • laundry
  • + 7 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Trinita Teacher's Assistant
Trinita
Available in
Washington DC
Teacher's Assistant
Services
  • transportation
  • tutoring
  • doctor's visits
  • recreational activities
  • + 10 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Shalonda Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Shalonda
Available in
Washington DC
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Services
  • homework help
  • recreational activities
  • house cleaning
  • virtual learning assistance
  • + 10 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Shontae Home Health Aide
Shontae
Available in
Washington DC
Home Health Aide
Services
  • recreational activities
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • laundry
  • + 5 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Amanda Registered Nurse (RN)
Amanda
Available in
Washington DC
Registered Nurse (RN)
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • homework help
  • + 6 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Cassandra Teacher
Cassandra
Available in
Washington DC
Teacher
Services
  • house cleaning
  • meal preparation
  • laundry
  • homework help
  • + 11 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Elaine Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Elaine
Available in
Washington DC
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Services
  • laundry
  • house cleaning
  • light housekeeping
  • homework help
  • + 8 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Yasmine Preschool Teacher
Yasmine
Available in
Washington DC
Preschool Teacher
Services
  • meal preparation
  • transportation
  • homework help
  • light housekeeping
  • + 7 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Sharnita Teacher
Sharnita
Available in
Washington DC
Teacher
Services
  • meal preparation
  • tutoring
  • laundry
  • homework help
  • + 7 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Kosisochukwu Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Kosisochukwu
Available in
Washington DC
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • socialization/entertainment
  • homework help
  • tutoring
  • laundry
  • + 12 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar LILIAN Behavior Therapist
Lilian
Available in
Washington DC
Behavior Therapist
Services
  • doctor's visits
  • errands/excursions
  • light housekeeping
  • homework help
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Frankie Tutor
Frankie
Available in
Washington DC
Tutor
Services
  • house cleaning
  • recreational activities
  • pet care
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 10 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Loqua Nanny/Au Pair
Loqua
Available in
Washington DC
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • meal preparation
  • house cleaning
  • recreational activities
  • doctor's visits
  • + 13 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Deyon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Deyon
Available in
Washington DC
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Services
  • recreational activities
  • virtual learning assistance
  • laundry
  • tutoring
  • + 12 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar David Direct Support Professional (DSP)
David
Available in
Washington DC
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • virtual learning assistance
  • homework help
  • recreational activities
  • meal preparation
  • + 9 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Jael Nanny/Au Pair
Jael
Available in
Washington DC
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • pet care
  • errands/excursions
  • homework help
  • virtual learning assistance
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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Recognizing When a Senior May Need Help at Home in Washington D.C.

Identifying the signs that an aging loved one may need assistance at home can be challenging. These signs can be overt or may develop gradually, especially in a city environment where seniors often value their independence. It's common for aging individuals in Washington D.C. to find it difficult to acknowledge the need for help, and cognitive decline can go unnoticed for a long time, particularly if the person lives alone.

Here are some signs that may indicate a senior needs extra help:

Neglect of Daily Activities:

Falling behind in everyday activities and chores like laundry, house cleaning, and paying bills. This is particularly important in D.C. where the pace of life is fast and managing these tasks can be demanding.

Personal Care Deterioration:

Noticeable changes in personal appearance could signal issues with personal grooming and self-care. This might include unkempt clothing or a lack of routine hygiene practices.

Nutritional Concerns:

Weight loss or an empty refrigerator may suggest difficulties in accessing grocery stores in D.C., or challenges in preparing nutritious meals. This is a concern in this city where mobility and access to fresh food can be an issue for seniors.

Mobility Issues:

Difficulty with getting in and out of chairs without assistance or an unsteady walk around the home. These are indicators of a higher risk of falls, especially in urban homes which may have more confined spaces.

Social and Emotional Well-being:

Signs of loneliness, depression, and cognitive decline, which could point to a need for more social interaction and engagement. This is crucial in a city environment where seniors might feel isolated despite being surrounded by people.

Post-Hospital Recovery Needs:

Following a hospital stay or surgery, seniors often experience a reduction in their normal activities. In Washington D.C., where healthcare facilities are top-notch, ensuring a smooth transition back home is essential.

Check in on seniors frequently

Regular check-ins with older relatives and friends in Washington D.C. are vital. It’s important to gently inquire if they are experiencing any difficulties with daily activities. This approach allows for forward planning and timely intervention if help becomes necessary. Being proactive can make a significant difference in ensuring that seniors in Washington D.C. receive the care and support they need to maintain their independence and quality of life.

Caregiving Services

Respite care
Bathing & dressing
After surgery care
Alzheimer’s care
And more
Emergency care
After school care
Working from home
Date night out
And more
Back to work coverage
Nighttime nurse
Mom’s time off
Date night
And more
Respite care
Autism care
Down’s syndrome care
Child care with special needs
And more
Find a Trustworthy Caregiver for your Loved One Today with Onde Care

Frequently Asked Questions

What Services Can OndeCare Offer?

Whether inside the busy and historic heart of D.C. or in the quieter suburban areas outside the Beltway, OndeCare Heroes are committed to providing care that enhances the quality of life for seniors and provide respite for family caregivers. They offer not just assistance with household chores and daily living activities, but also a connection to the community and a chance to enjoy the rich experiences that the Washington D.C. area offers.

Does OndeCare provide the specific type of assistance needed, such as help with personal care or specialized care for conditions like dementia?

OndeCare offers a variety of services to meet the diverse needs of seniors. These often include companionship, assistance with daily living activities, and specialized care for conditions like dementia.

For daily living activities, services may cover:
- Personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming)
- Meal preparation and nutrition
- Medication reminders
- Mobility assistance
- Transportation for appointments or errands
- Help with PT exercises

In terms of specialized care for conditions like dementia, these services are generally more focused and can include:

- Memory care activities
- Managing behavioral symptoms
- Creating a safe and familiar environment
- Support for communication
- Help with OT exercises and homemaking for those with unique challenges of dementia

To get assistance or answers to questions about your specific care needs or input on specific OndeCare Heroes in Washington DC, contact the Care Concierge Team directly at (703) 775-4336.

Does OndeCare ensure consistent caregivers for their clients, and how are they verified?

We've established a comprehensive vetting process to ensure our Heroes provide reliable quality care. Our clients safety is paramount, which is why all Heroes go through thorough criminal and sex offender background checks, multiple in-depth interviews, verification of credentials, and detailed reference checks. You can read comments from their references on your Hero’s profile. Have complete peace of mind knowing that every one of our OndeCare Heroes in the D.C. area has been meticulously screened to provide the highest level of safety and care.

Does OndeCare accept any insurance plans or offer assistance with exploring financial aid options?

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) can be used for payments of care. Receipts can also be used for reimbursement requests if you don't have a DCFSA card. Similarly, most Long Term Care Insurance providers will reimburse for in-home care as well. Our Care Concierge Team is also here to help walk you through any questions, and can be reached at (703) 775-4336.

How does OndeCare foster a positive and supportive environment for seniors, particularly in an in-home care setting?

OndeCare allows you to quickly and easily create personalized care plans for your loved one. OndeCare Heroes are compassionate and skilled caregivers who provide the care you need, when you need it. The app allows for easy scheduling of regular care with a regular Hero or team of Heroes, as well as ad hoc in-home senior care or respite care so that those who provide care to loved ones can also have the break and support they need.

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Child Care

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Special Needs Care

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Child Care

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Child Care

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Child Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Child Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Infant Care

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Child Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Child Care

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Child Care

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Child Care

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