Families living in Bethesda, Maryland have a variety of eldercare resources just outside their doors. Whether you are seeking independent living, assisted living, short-term residential stays, or nursing home care, our community of 60 thousand residents has a lot of options.
Comfort Home Care provides in-home care services to our allied eldercare providers in Bethesda, MD. It’s not uncommon for us to work in an independent or assisted living home to provide additional care services for either long-term or short-term residents.
This list is to serve as a starting place only as you investigate residential care options. We are not endorsing any particular facility.
From In-home Care Bethesda, Maryland to Residential Care Bethesda, Maryland
The decision to move a loved one out of their home can be overwhelming. But with all life stages, the more time you have to prepare the easier the transition.
When assessing a client for in-home care services in Bethesda, MD, Comfort Home Care uses a guide called the six activities of daily living. Using these daily activities as a guide can help you decide the level of care to seek for your loved one.
Are you able to perform each of the following tasks alone?
- Eating – feeding yourself food and drink. Being able to open containers, prepare food.
- Bathing and Hygiene – shower or bathing without assistance such as turning water on and off and to the correct temperature. Getting safely in and out of the tub or shower. Brushing and flossing teeth.
- Dressing – putting appropriate clothes on properly, wearing a coat and hat when it’s cold outside, being able to use zippers, buttons, or tie shoes.
- Grooming – brushing/combing hair, wiping face after eating, washing hands after using the toilet.
- Mobility – walking, standing, sitting either with or without a cane, walker, or wheelchair/scooter
- Toileting/Continence – recognizing the signs that you need to go, being able to clean yourself and your clothing even with some slight age-related incontinence with the use of proper hygiene products.
Additionally, a doctor or social worker can help families decide the level of care their loved one needs.
What to consider when choosing a residential facility to replace homecare in Bethesda, MD
Start with a phone call and ask to speak to the admissions’ director to set up a tour. During this first call, you will be asked about your loved one and their current medical conditions. It is important to know that a facility can only accept a new patient if there is an available bed. Also know that depending on the eldercare facility, nursing care for example, it is common for residents to have roommates. Shared rooms are also less expensive than private rooms.
If you are seeking a place for a relative unable to make a residential decision, you’ll need to tour the facility without them. If possible, bring someone along. The more eyes and the more questions that can be asked the better.
If your loved one is mobile and seeking either independent or assisted living, he or she should be part of the tour. Arrange to speak to other residents, their families, and even have a meal. Ask about outings, daily activities, religious services, meals, and medical care – anything that is important to your loved one when they lived in their home is still important as they make this transition.
Visit as many eldercare facilities as you can to get a full comparison of options and costs. Many people like facilities that are in their communities as they are close to families, services, and doctors whom they trust. Consider looking in neighboring communities as well to increase your options, helping you find the best transition from your homecare in Bethesda, MD to residential care in Bethesda, MD.
Independent Living & Assisted Living
Maplewood Park Place
9707 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Five Star Premier Residences
8100 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Nursing Home Care
ManorCare Health Services
6530 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
ManorCare Chevy Chase
8700 Jones Mill Rd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation Center
5721 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Brighton Gardens – Tuckerman
5550 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
People Come First
Our highly trained and qualified caregivers in combination with our senior management team, ensures that each one of our clients is matched up with a caregiver that your family trusts to take care of your loved one. If your loved one only needs a little help at home, or if they suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia requiring someone be with them twenty-four hours a day—Comfort Home Care is prepared and committed to caring for the ones you love.