For more than a decade, the staffing experts and healthcare professionals at Chesapeake Home Care have exceeded the standards of customer service, quality care and clinical competence in the healthcare industry. We are a nurse-owned and nurse-managed organization, and our founders have years of experience as Registered Nurses in hospitals, as nursing educators, and as nursing administrators. We use what we’ve learned from these experiences to provide the compassionate care for the families we serve. Chesapeake Home Care has earned a strong reputation in the health care community, and this reputation has made us what we are today.
At Chesapeake Home Care, we provide personalized, sensitive, and exceptional care to our customers while consistently exceeding expectations. Our focus has always been on sourcing the highest quality caring professionals and providing you with a level of customer service that is second to none. We only employ caregivers who are honest and ethical, who assume personal responsibility for their actions, and who are committed to providing consistent quality care. Keeping you happy while in the comfort of your own home is what we strive to achieve, knowing this is what many seniors (86 percent) want.
Recognizing When You or Your Loved One Needs Help
It is not always easy to recognize when you or your loved one needs help. The AARP suggests that you and your family discuss the well-being and safety of aging family members. Be sure to include your parents’ doctor(s) in these discussions.
If you feel that additional assessments are necessary, some hospitals, clinics, agencies on aging, and certain health professionals known as geriatric care managers can provide a “geriatric assessment” – a thorough evaluation of a person’s physical, mental, environmental, and in some cases, financial and legal needs. This assessment can also identify risks to the aging person’s well being, providing recommendations to reduce those risks, and suggestions on where to go to for support. More important, it can help the health professional(s) determine the ability to remain independent. The AARP has guidelines for these discussions.
Chesapeake Home Care is privileged to work with the health care professionals that provide services and support to families like yours.
We Support Independence
According to a recent survey of seniors, four out of every five older adults would prefer to receive care in their homes rather than in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Who wouldn’t prefer to stay in the privacy of their own home, surrounded by cherished belongings and memories, and maintaining a level of independence? We are aware the #1 choice of older adults is to stay in their own homes. We know that many seniors also worry about being a burden to their families. We can provide the solutions to the challenges older adults face when trying to maintain their independence while still living in their own homes.
In an industry where franchising and understaffing is unfortunately becoming quite common, our commitment to personal attention is unique. We are small enough to offer customized services, yet large enough to respond to diverse needs. Our services exceed expectations.
We provide a support system that facilitates independence. We specialize in planning and providing in-home care ranging from light housekeeping to skilled nursing care. We offer individualized concierge services such as transportation, grocery shopping, running errands and meal preparation.
We have earned a distinctive gold seal of excellence from the nation’s leading health care accrediting organization. The Joint Commission is the industry leader in promoting safety and quality assurance for the entire health care industry. It’s mission is “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.”
Since 2006, we have maintained that distinctive certification awarded by the Joint Commission. As you explore home care options, we advise you to only consider partnering with an organization that has earned this gold seal from The Joint Commission. This assures you or your family member will receive the highest quality patient service and care.
Today, there are more care options available to seniors and their families, and in-home care can be that solution. Keep in mind, you need to ask the right questions. If you are seeking a care solution for yourself or someone you love, take control of the situation and leverage the information that is available to you. Ask good questions and stay involved!