Amada Senior Care Annapolis
Dan Homa, owner of Amada Senior Care Annapolis, knows from personal experience how valuable the right caregiver can be for a family. Dan says, “My grandmother lived to be 95 years old, and was able to stay in her house with a caregiver who came in Monday through Friday to help with her basic needs, cooking, and cleaning. My family and I pitched in on the evenings and weekends to help where she needed it. It was this experience that showed me the value a caregiver can bring to a family. At Amada, that’s what we’re here for—to take care of the needs of your family members.”
The team at Amada Senior Care Annapolis has earned a reputation for providing excellent care and companionship to residents of Glen Burnie, Riviera Beach, South Gate, Severn, Severna Park, Arnold, Bowie, and surrounding communities. Call us at 443-569-0799 for your free home care needs consultation.
Of course, our Amada home-care aides help clients with activities of daily living such as bathing, meal preparation, and walking—but we realize that it takes so much more to impact their lives in meaningful ways. We get to know each client on a personal level, forming strong bonds and earning their trust. This allows us to understand their unique needs, preferences, and motivations so that we can help them live happier and more fulfilling lives.
At Amada Annapolis, our goal is to enrich the lives of our clients and their families in every way we can. If a senior wishes to remain at home, our home-care aides strive to make even simple, everyday tasks feel special. If home is no longer the safest or best solution for a senior, we work with clients and their families to find the ideal placement for them. We also encourage our clients and their families to use our extensive experience as a resource as they navigate the financial aspects of senior care.
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
If you or a beloved senior in the Annapolis area would benefit from assistance with activities of daily living like those listed above, please contact Amada for a Free Care Needs Consultation. It is our mission to understand each of the aspects specific to your unique situation, such as care needs, personality, and budget, so we can formulate a care plan that is most beneficial to you and your family. Whether you seek in-home care, senior housing advising, help with planning for a hospital release, or any other services, we are happy to provide compassionate support and guidance at every step.
Long-Term Care Insurance Support and Advocacy
Our Commitment to You
At Amada Senior Care Annapolis, we are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations to provide personalized and compassionate care every day. It is our goal to foster a nurturing care environment for our clients as well as their loved ones, because we understand that each member of a family may experience the senior care journey differently. We care for your family as if it were our own.
“We are dedicated to helping each client stay safe, healthy, and happy.”
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I would recommend Amada Senior Care with high praise. They are easy to work with and very caring. Anytime there is a concern, they address the matter quickly. When you have a loved one that is dealing with dementia, communication between the caregivers and the family is paramount. Communication has been fantastic. The caregivers have all been very pleasant and take an interest in the client. They are always willing to help. It has been true blessing to have found Amada Senior Care.
When our parents were due to leave the Rehabilitation Center,we met with the Owner of Amada to discuss our options in terms of care provided, family dynamics, moods, behaviors, expectations. Our meeting was very constructive and we were advised the services that were provided. Mr. Homa, Owner of Amada, met with our parents while they were still living at the rehab center to get a sense of our parent's conditions and to introduce himself, and to explain the services provided by Amada caregivers. During this meeting, Mr. Homa was able to ascertain and realize our parent's resistance to any caregivers in their home. One the first visit to our parent's home, Mr. Homa met with the caregiver that the service would be providing. A nurse was also present to review our parent's medical history, medication and dosages, and to provide an initial examination. He discussed what we expected of his service with us as far as our parent's needs in meal preparation, dressing, and toileting. He and the intended caregiver inspected the home to evaluate how best his caregivers could provide safe care. Once Mr. Homa and the nurse left the caregiver took over our parent's care. Quite often myself or one of the siblings were present to see what we could do to assist the caregiver while caring for them. A book was left at the home so the caregiver would be able to make any notations as to current activity, and so they could easily review what duties they would need to perform during the course of the day. The family requested services from from 10:00am until 6:00 pm eacd day. Before they left the premises, they provided our parent's meals and insured that the medications were dispensed. On occasion a new caregiver would be substituted to stay with our parents. Each time, Mr. Homa was present introduce a new caregiver to our parents and to explain what was expected of them and what services they would need to provide. Initially our caregivers met with resistance from our parents who felt they were perfectly capable of caring for them selves. Nonetheless, the caregiver was always pleasant, patient and treated our parents with respect and sensitivity. Amada caregivers were able to roll with any deviations in daily schedules and situations. Quite often other family members visited in the home and the caregivers discreetly left the family alone to their visits without being intrusive. They always remained in calling distance in the event their services were needed or should any emergency arise. Several times during the week medicare provided a nurse to evaluate our parent's health and to review any changes in medications. The caregiver was always present to ask questions, to provide answers and to see what was being done during that visit so they would be able to make any necessary changes to our parent's care. During the several months Amada caregivers were present in the home, they were patiently tolerant of any opposition our parents presented. Our main caregiver would bring flowers, get special coffee for my father, prepare meals from the fruit and vegetables that were growing in the caregiver's own garden, would make fruit and vegetable shakes from the blender she would bring to the house, and pick up necessary groceries she would need to prepare their meals. My mother was very particular as to how her house was run. Our caregiver learned her various eccentricities and went our of her way to accommodate my mother's expectations. The caregiver would accompany us when we took our parent's for their frequent doctor appointments. She would wait patiently out of earshot during these visits so as not to infringe on their privacy. Mr. Amada was always willing to listen to our concerns, to make suggestions and to ease any apprehensions we had regarding our parent's behavior. He always made the time to promptly return our calls, to listen to our recommendations and to alleviate our anxieties. He never failed to return a call to us within a few hours. As the months progressed, our parents became more tolerant and accepting of the caregiver's role in their lives. Instead of trying to prove they were able to take care of themselves, they finally allowed the caregiver to assist them with toileting, bathing, dressing and home maintenance. If an unknown rash was observed the caregiver would research the particular cause of the rash and would provide the appropriate dressings and ointments. She discussed the the appropriate treatment with a nurse prior to taking any steps in the care of any unusual medical concerns or administering recommended medicatons Time passed and our parent's health deteriorated. With each change in their conditions the caregiver was always able to adapt to the situation and to assist in any way possible. After five months of of watching their health worsen, not once did the caregiverfail to be by their side and to dispense love, sensitivity and comfort.
Dan, I am sorry it has taken me awhile to say thank you for helping make my father's last six months of life be as good as could be expected. As you know, my mother was very reluctant to have a caregiver come into their apartment. But after years of taking care of Dad through the terrible stages of Alzheimer, she knew she needed help giving him a shower, taking him for a walk and dealing with the incontinence. She knew things had gotten to the point where caring for Dad was putting her in danger of falling and wearing her our physically and mentally. All your caregivers were capable, friendly and uderstanding during the Hospice. My mother enjoyed getting to know them and their different personalities. My siblings and I were greatly relieved for her to have help navigating the trips to doctor's appointments and the grocery store. Your caregivers gave us peace of mind and gave us more time to spend with our own children and jobs. Finally, I knew Amada caregivers were a perfect match for my parents, when she added more shifts, because she enjoyed being able to go out on her own, knowing my father was well taken care of. Don't know what the future holds for my mother, but I hope she can stay in her home and if she needs assistance, I will be sure to call you.
Senior Housing Advising
Many of the seniors we care for at Amada Annapolis wish to remain living at home, but there may come a time when this is no longer the safest or best option for them. We understand that this is often an emotional and frightening transition for seniors and their families, and it is our goal to guide them through the journey to senior housing with compassion and wisdom.
Some of our clients who consider assisted living are able to live relatively independently, and just want to simplify their lives and receive assistance with basic ADLs (activities of daily living). These clients often thrive in an assisted living environment where there is slightly less structure. For seniors who require help with medications and more complex medical services, a nursing home may be a more appropriate option.
Regardless of what type of senior living community you and your family choose, our team can guide you to the future home that best suits your needs. We have working relationships with nearly every residential care community in Annapolis and throughout Maryland. This, combined with our in-depth knowledge and personal interest in each of our clients, allows us to refer them to the ideal community to suit their care needs as well as their lifestyles, location preferences, and budgets.
We have found that many of our clients have not yet considered moving to an assisted living environment because they feel it will be too great a financial burden on their families. However, we can help you make the most of resources like veterans’ benefits, long-term care insurance, and other non-traditional payment methods, which means that you can likely afford much more than you thought.
At Amada Senior Care Annapolis, we will help you and your family find the perfect senior living arrangement for you. We provide referrals to such places as:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
You’re Never Too Far Away with BeClose
Families often struggle to find a compromise between a senior’s desire to live independently at home and their loved ones’ concerns for their safety. Fortunately for our clients, Amada has partnered with leading technology developers to create a revolutionary home monitoring system that enables seniors to live safely at home and gives their families peace of mind: BeClose.
BeClose is not a single product, but a full line of remote care and home monitoring solutions that clients can customize fully. Clients can choose from products like medication monitors to help them know if Dad missed a dose, automatic door locks and thermostats to keep a house secure and comfortable, and alarms to notify family and first responders of potential emergencies like falls and intruders. Each BeClose device has been designed for ease of use as well as subtle appearance, and the entire system regularly sends updates to family members through a secure mobile app. Through BeClose, we can also notify families of any changes in behavioral patterns or routines that may signal the need for additional care or supervision.
Whether your senior loved one lives across town or across the country, Amada can provide you with a way to always BeClose—no matter where you are. To learn more about BeClose, contact Amada for a Free Consultation.
Veterans Assistance Programs
Annapolis is undoubtedly a Navy town, and we at Amada Senior Care Annapolis are proud to work with many veterans from all branches of the military. Through our years of experience providing senior care to veterans, we have learned that many eligible individuals don’t take full advantage of government programs to assist with the cost of care. One such program is the VA Aid and Attendance benefit, which provides wartime veterans and their surviving spouses with monthly income to pay for assistance with activities of daily living. To learn more about Aid and Attendance or other programs, please contact us for a Free Veteran Care Needs Consultation.
Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits?
- To qualify for this benefit, a veteran must have served at least one day of active duty during a time of war and a total of 90 days’ active duty overall.
- Aid and Attendance is not available to veterans who were dishonorably discharged.
- Claimant must currently need help with activities of daily living from another person.
- These activities may include toileting, bathing, meal preparation, walking, or others.
- Claimant must spend the majority of his or her income on care.
- Benefits are determined by the amount of income spent on care.
- Claimant’s assets must not exceed a limit set by the VA.
- Age and financial need are key factors in the determination of this limit.
Through the use of VA Aid and Attendance benefits, wartime veterans and surviving spouses gain more financial flexibility for their care plans and potential placements. These benefits are also:
- Tax free
- Paid monthly to claimant by the US Treasury
- Paid in addition to military pensions
- Not required to be paid back as long as claimant remains eligible.