Providing premier care for the elderly for over 20 years

Senior Home Care in Maryland & Washington, DC

For over 20 years, SmithLife Homecare has provided senior care to elderly clients throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. The care we provide is professional, compassionate, and available 24/7. Our private-duty residential service agency partners with CESLC/Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville, MD. Our certified workers are devoted to serving the needs of diverse homes and workers while ensuring value-based prices, free registered nurse assessments, and care on short notice.

Our Comprehensive Senior Care Services

At SmithLife Homecare, clients will find a wide range of comprehensive senior care services, including personal care and health support, lifestyle services, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as well as short- and long-term care discharge services. We suggest calling and speaking to one of our care specialists, who help answer all your questions and tell you more about starting service. Starting service is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and you can change your level of care with 24 hours’ notice. Below, we’ve gone into detail about each of the services we offer:

heart Personal Care & Health Support

At SmithLife Homecare, we provide personal care and health support to our valued clients. Our caregivers provide 24/7 support, including weekends and holidays. They are trained to assist with various daily tasks such as bathing, grooming, and shopping. We understand that some seniors prefer to remain in the comfort of their homes instead of care facilities. Our elderly care services are customizable and can include anything from vacuuming to assistance shaving, applying makeup, and brushing teeth. The health support services we offer include the following:

  • Daily medication reminders
  • Meal and snack preparation (along with support in keeping kosher)
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Vital sign checks
  • Oxygen turned on/off daily
  • Incontinence care
  • Assistance with toileting, including bedpans and colostomy/catheter bags
  • Guidance for various healthy exercises to keep you moving
  • Assistance with walking, transfers, and turn positions in bed for bedridden clients
  • One-on-one safety sitting for loved ones with dementia

mug icon Lifestyle Services

We help our seniors in independent living situations maintain an active and healthy lifestyle with our lifestyle services. We proudly bring professional senior care into the comfort of clients’ homes, wherever that may be. Our caregivers understand the importance of aging in a comfortable place, with dignity intact. The lifestyle services we offer can be customized to include any of the following:

  • Local transportation to doctor’s appointments
  • Companion care around the house or town
  • Facilitating digital communication with family, friends, and home care providers
  • Guidance with light exercise and recreational activities
  • 24/7 care available upon request

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When you choose SmithLife Homecare, your loved one can access premier Alzheimer’s and dementia care. For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, a certain level of individualized support and assistance is needed. This support and assistance is there to help ensure their independence and quality of life while remaining within their own homes. Our plan of care for Alzheimer’s and dementia clients includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Safety Assessment
  • Daily Routine
  • Personal Care
  • Medication Reminders
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Emotional Support
  • Nutrition & Meal Planning
  • Social Engagement
  • Respite Care
  • Transportation To & From Appointments

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Our client care representatives are available to answer questions and make connecting with us easier for you. Call us today at 301-816-5020, and let us become part of your family.

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I have been highly impressed with the quality and reliability of the SmithLife staff. The managerial staff have been very responsive, and customer-oriented. Their aides show up like clockwork.

M.J.

I am impressed with their outgoing and positive approach to their Elder Care and in-home services. Their staff were friendly and outgoing, while at the same time they were very professional and knowledgeable!

Kenneth N.

We recently started having SmithLife aides, and we are so pleased with both the caring of the aides and the dedication of the other SmithLife staff to helping us as much as they can. They take care of administrative details and are very responsive to any additional needs we have.

Barbara W.

We really appreciate the care, professionalism, and extraordinary kindness everyone associated with the Smith Life community repeatedly demonstrates.

Steven L., Rockville, MD

Their care and service went far beyond the requirements of the job, and we consider all of them to be family.

Jerry S., Washington, D.C.

My mother has had wonderful caregivers provided by SmithLife Homecare. The office is extremely responsive (within hours) when my mom got sick and needed an aide. It is wonderful to be able to get help quickly, when and only when needed.

Linda H.

Their motto seems to be ‘we're here for you’ and she truly lives that philosophy every day.

Curtis L., Rockville, MD

When my Mother passed out, her aide from SmithLife immediately performed CPR, and saved her life!

Tracey S., Clarksburg, MD

The caregivers at SmithLife Homecare have been consistently friendly and helpful to my relative, and the staff has also been professional and helpful to me as we figured out the right level of care together.

Wendy S.

Wonderful experience! My father received excellent care and my family and I received incredible personal service. Everyone was warm, knowledgeable and easy to work with during a difficult time.

Beth H.

Just as valuable to me as her nursing skills was her ability to provide me with companionship during my recovery.

Claire G., Bethesda, MD

We've hired three companies in the past and this was the best. Much better prices, easier to work with and the caregivers were all very nice.

Martha E.

I enjoyed and would recommend this company for the home care of my parent who needed care after a stroke. When I spoke to Renan he was pleasant and understood my needs, answered all questions and the flexibility of the schedule was a plus.

Serene W.

We have had support from Smithlife for the past few years to care for our Mother at her independent living facility. They have been very good to work with, always meeting our needs, especially on very short notice, and their caregivers have been excellent. The administrative staff has always been available and very responsive to any requests we would have, day or night, and made sure the needs of my Mother were always their priority.

Steve K.

I was pleased with the services of SmithLife Homecare. They were easy to work with and provided good assistance when I needed it.

Myrna S.

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SmithLife Homecare offers short- and long-term care discharge services to residents throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. The short- and long-term, customizable home assistance services we offer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Outpatient procedure logistics, including transportation from the rehab, hospital, or surgery center and post-procedure care
  • Assistance with recovery from outpatient procedures, surgery, and doctor’s appointments
  • Picking up pharmacy prescriptions
  • Changing ice bags
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, and meal preparation
  • Assistance with bathing, toileting, and other activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Safety sitters in hospitals and rehabilitation centers are available – just ask!

FAQs

What Personal Care Services Do You Offer?

We provide a comprehensive range of personal care services tailored to meet each client’s individual needs. This includes assistance with daily grooming habits, bathing, dressing, toileting, and gentle reminders for medication intake. We aim to support independence while ensuring the comfort and hygiene of our clients.

Are Your Caregivers Trained in Providing Health Support?

Absolutely. Our caregivers receive extensive, specialized training that allows them to offer a broad spectrum of health support. This includes monitoring vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate, managing and administering medications as prescribed, and assisting with mobility to prevent falls. We are committed to providing professional and compassionate care to enhance the well-being of our clients.

How Do You Ensure the Safety and Well-Being of Seniors Under Your Care?

Our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of seniors under our care. We start by conducting thorough assessments to understand each client’s unique needs and preferences. As part of our service initiation process and every 90 days thereafter, a Registered Nurse Assessment is indispensable. While some providers levy fees as high as $250 for this essential evaluation, we proudly offer this service at absolutely no cost to our clients. Based on these assessments, we use personalized care plans that are regularly reviewed and adjusted as needed. Additionally, we maintain open lines of communication with healthcare professionals and family members to ensure that our care plan is comprehensive and effective.

What Lifestyle Services Are Included in Your Senior Care Program?

Our comprehensive lifestyle services include meal preparation that caters to specific dietary needs and preferences and light housekeeping to maintain a clean and comfortable living environment. We can also offer transportation assistance for appointments, shopping, or social outings, ensuring safety and convenience. Companionship is another key component of our services, providing social interaction and emotional support.

Do You Accommodate Specific Dietary Requirements or Preferences?

Our approach involves working closely with seniors to understand their specific dietary needs and preferences. This careful consideration ensures that the meals we provide are nutritious, enjoyable, and tailored to meet their individual tastes and dietary requirements. To ensure inclusivity, all of our caregivers are trained in Kosher practices. This commitment to personalized nutrition and enjoyment ensures a more positive experience.

How Do You Approach Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Differently?

Our caregivers undergo specialized training to manage the unique challenges presented by Alzheimer’s and dementia care. This training emphasizes the importance of compassionate communication techniques tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals with cognitive impairments. It also includes strategies for cognitive stimulation to enhance mental engagement and slow the disease’s progression. We have a team of Certified Dementia Practitioners dedicated to assisting primary contacts and families in navigating interactions with clients. Recognizing the unique nature of each dementia case, these practitioners offer innovative approaches to communication, comprehension, and strategies to prevent wandering behaviors, enhancing the overall care experience. Additionally, our program prioritizes creating a safe and secure environment meticulously designed to reduce risks and promote the well-being of those under our care. Our caregivers are equipped to provide exceptional support and care through this comprehensive training. Our team is making a significant difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What Memory Care Services Do You Provide for Seniors With Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Our team provides a range of memory-enhancing activities to stimulate cognitive functions alongside structured routines to help maintain a sense of normalcy and stability. We also implement continuous safety monitoring to ensure the well-being of our residents. Each individual receives a tailored care plan designed to support their specific needs, particularly focusing on those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our approach is holistic, aiming not just for physical well-being. We want to enhance the quality of life for our residents through compassionate care and understanding of their unique conditions.

How Do You Support Families of Seniors With Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

We offer comprehensive support services designed to assist families dealing with the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our offerings include detailed educational resources that cover various aspects of these conditions, emotional support from experienced professionals, regular and informative updates on the senior’s condition to keep families well-informed, and personalized guidance on coping strategies. These strategies are aimed at helping families manage stress and make informed decisions regarding the care of their loved ones, ensuring a better quality of life for seniors and caregivers.

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If you’re looking for the best in senior care, look no further than SmithLife Homecare. Our award-winning team provides 24/7 support and is highly focused on quality, compassion, and flexibility for our valued clients. We boast various locations throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. The areas we serve include Rockville, MD; Chevy Chase, MD; Friendship Heights, MD;  Potomac, MD; Bethesda, MD; Gaithersburg, MD; Germantown, MD; Olney, MD; Silver Springs, MD; and Montgomery County, MD. Contact us today to learn more about our services or locations.

Our Expertise

Our partnership with Charles E. Smith Life Communities means we also have vast access to resources throughout our community, as well as expertise in geriatrics.

Call (301) 816-5020 today to learn more!