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Homecare for Your Elderly Loved One
If you live in the Portsmouth area and you keep fretting about an elderly family member who insists on staying in the home they’re most familiar with, you’re not alone. If they live with you, but you’re not home most of the time because of work and other obligations, you’re probably looking for some trustworthy professional assistance to assuage your worries. In other words, you’re looking for us. Or more accurately, you’re looking for the home health aides we have carefully chosen and trained to help put in these situations.
We can help your senior loved ones in Portsmouth with our available caregivers, who have all received a high level of training. Whether your elderly loved ones live at your place or they live on their own, our staff members can visit them according to the schedule you wish so that you can be assured that they’re getting all the assistance they need. Our compassionate caregivers can offer the much-needed companionship plus the necessary knowledge to help them for whatever assistance they may require for the day.
Home Care: Compassionate and Trustworthy Caregivers with Professionally Training
At Home Helpers of Virginia Beach, we are extremely diligent and careful about whom we designate as caregivers. Each one is carefully approached, and they’re all screened quite thoroughly with an exhaustive background check. We then interview them extensively so that they have the necessary knowledge and emotional makeup necessary to deal with special cases, ranging from making sure that your senior family members are eating right to dealing with dementia. And we offer the additional training so that these skills are properly reinforced.
As an additional measure, we add extra security for your elderly loved ones in Portsmouth by bonding our caregivers. And we make sure that they have the right attitude for the task. They need to be conscientious in completing their duties, while they also exhibit a natural friendliness and affection to foster the right relationship with your elderly loved ones. So they can fill in for other family members who regularly look out for your senior family member, or they can make scheduled visits to help them with their daily activities. Our schedules are flexible, and they’re meant to fill your particular needs.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
Many Portsmouth families today no longer opt for nursing homes and other types of institutional care. For some it is because their elderly family members insist on staying in the home where they have spent so many happy years in love and comfort. For other families, a good institutional home for the elderly may be too expensive.
For these cases, we offer the best option possible. Our sterling reputation in the home care industry makes us your best choice in Portsmouth, and this is a decision you need to make very carefully. It’s why we welcome any inquiries regarding just how well we choose our caregivers, and how thoroughly we train them to meet the needs of your aging loved ones. We regularly get appreciative feedback from our regular family clients, and by making your inquiries you can be completely assured that you’re making the right choice to pick us to help you and your elderly family member.
Our home care services are also available in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Pungo, Sandbridge, Princess Anne, Yorktown, Newport News, Seaford, Williamsburg, Grafton, Tabb, and Poquoson.
Portsmouth is an independent city located in the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,535. It is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that is actually located in Portsmouth rather than Norfolk; the original name "Gosport" was changed to "Norfolk" to reflect its location in Norfolk County, VA. The shipyard upgrades, remodels, and repairs ships of the US Navy and is one of the few facilities in the world with the capability to dry dock an aircraft carrier.
Directly opposite Norfolk, the city of Portsmouth also has miles of waterfront land on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads. There is a ferry boat that takes riders back and forth across the water between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth.
Portsmouth is located on the western side of the Elizabeth River directly across from the City of Norfolk. In 1620, the future site of Portsmouth was recognized as suitable shipbuilding location by John Wood, a shipbuilder, who petitioned King James I of England for a land grant. The surrounding area was soon settled as a plantation community.
Portsmouth was founded by Colonel William Crawford, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. It was established as a town in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and was named for Portsmouth, England.
In 1767, Andrew Sprowle, a shipbuilder, founded the Gosport Shipyard adjacent to Portsmouth. The Gosport Shipyard at Portsmouth was owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia after the American Revolutionary War and was sold to the new United States federal government.
In 1855, the Portsmouth and Norfolk area suffered an epidemic of yellow fever which killed 1 of every three citizens. It became an independent city from Norfolk County in 1858.
During the American Civil War, in 1861, Virginia joined the Confederate States of America. Fearing that the Confederacy would take control of the shipyard at Portsmouth, the shipyard commander ordered the burning of the shipyard. The Confederate forces did in fact take over the shipyard, and did so without armed conflict through an elaborate ruse orchestrated by civilian railroad builder William Mahone (soon to become a famous Confederate officer). The Union forces withdrew to Fort Monroe across Hampton Roads, which was the only land in the area which remained under Union control.
In early 1862, the Confederate ironclad warship CSS Virginia was rebuilt using the burned-out hulk of USS Merrimack. Virginia engaged the Union ironclad USS Monitor in the famous Battle of Hampton Roads during the Union blockade of Hampton Roads. The Confederates burned the shipyard again when they left in May 1862.
Following the recapture of Norfolk and Portsmouth by the Union forces, the name of the shipyard was changed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The name of the shipyard was derived from its location in Norfolk County. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard today is located entirely within the city limits of Portsmouth, Virginia.