We solve one of the most difficult challenges facing families today...caring for loved ones requiring in-home companion care and personal assistance.

Understanding the Stages of Memory Loss

When making care decisions for a family member who is showing signs of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's, it's vital to understand the stages that they may go through. By having a better understanding of the changes in behavior and abilities, you can choose the most effective course of action for your loved one's treatment and care with the help of doctors and caregivers.
Early detection can be very useful in managing the progression of dementia or Alzheimer's and also give you time to plan the approach to caregiving that is right for your family.

Looking for a fabulous way to spend a Saturday morning? Join us as we Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 26.  The Walk route starts and ends at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park and you can walk either the 1.5 mile or 3 miles route! The day of the event Registration begins at 9am, with the Flower Ceremony at 10am and the Walk at 10:30am. 

Can't join us but still want to support our efforts?  Please visit our personal fundraising page to make a secure, online donation or write a check.* All donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association - and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.

Please call our Team Captain, Marcy Silver at 410.218.9506 with any questions.

*Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. You can mail a check to Visiting Angels of Pikesville (P.O. Box 688, Reisterstown, MD 21136) and we will deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

National Nursing Assistants Week

Visiting Angels of Pikesville is honoring and recognizing our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) for their hard work and dedication throughout the year during the 42nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 13-20, 2019. National Nursing Assistants Week has been observed for 7 days, starting Thursday of the second full week in June, since 1977.

Our CNAs provide predictability and stability to care, which in turn enhances the feeling of security for our clients. Our CNAs also bring wisdom, patience, humor and a general attitude of caring to the daily lives of those they care for. 

Driven by a desire to help those who may not be able to help themselves, our CNAs receive daily satisfaction from those they care for. The reward of providing help in daily tasks that we may take for granted is enough to motivate our caregivers to "care for life," becoming career caretakers.

A great big "thank you" to our dedicated CNAs for their round-the-clock efforts in caring for our clients!

 Great Fathers Day Gifts for Seniors

Choosing a great Father's Day gift for a senior doesn't have to be a chore. With a bit of planning, you'll find just the right thing for the man you want to honor on Father's Day. Whether you are looking for a gift for an active senior or someone who could use things to make life easier, there are lots of options.

Father's Day gifts for seniors should reflect the interests and tastes of the person involved. Before you go shopping for yet another tie, think about how the special dad on your list spends his time. Get a little creative for that perfect senior Father's Day gift.

Challenging Conversations: Hearing Loss as Seniors Age
An important conversation you must have with your loved one is  about their hearing loss. After all, hearing affects social connections/relationships and those connections/relationships impact quality of life. With a loaded issue such as hearing loss, the conversation is bound to be a fraught one. 

We know this may not be a fun conversation, but it's a necessary one. Quality of life is important and being able to hear is one of the most important determinants to quality of life. Your loved one may not thank you now, but they will in the many conversations that follow.