Home Care Services
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
In-Home Care for Your Loved One
Many elderly parents in Yorktown these days can be full of pride, unable to admit that they can no longer live safely and comfortably all by themselves. They refuse to move into the homes of their anxious children, nor are they willing to go to a nursing home. Instead, they insist on staying in their own house. And that’s why so many families need home care services.
With our friendly and highly trained caregivers, senior family members can still live in their homes without causing the rest of their family any grave concern for their safety and comfort. Worried children are relieved to know that caregivers are there to remind their sometimes forgetful elderly parents to eat right or to take their medications on time. They may need help with various household chores, including taking out the trash, dealing with the laundry and the dishes, and keeping the place neat. In other cases, perhaps the only assistance they need is for travel, when they have to have someone with them to get to the park to enjoy a nice walk, or to more urgent appointments such as to the doctor’s office. For these types of assistance, you can rely on our responsible caregivers to lend a hand when such help is required.
Home Care: Professionally Trained, Compassionate and Trustworthy Caregivers
The goal of Home Helpers Home Care of Yorktown is to provide the elderly of Yorktown with the necessary non-medical assistance they need. But that doesn’t mean that our caregivers are untrained in basic medical care. In fact, they undergo regular training for CPR and first aid, so they can provide immediate care while the emergency medical services are on their way. Our home care aides are even trained to interact properly with senior loved ones who may be beset by Alzheimer’s disease and other similar ailments. It’s our responsibility to make sure that our caregivers develop these rigorous capabilities, and we take our responsibilities seriously.
We also take great pains in ascertaining that our caregivers have the necessary emotional makeup to interact with the elderly. We screen them thoroughly through various interviews and exhaustive background checks, and we also verify their references very carefully. We make sure that our home care aides interact with the seniors with respect, compassion, and friendliness. And we add additional training in people skills to reinforce those emotional traits. We consider our workers as part of our family, and they will regard your loved family members as part of their family as well. And as an extra layer of security, we bond each and every caregiver before we assign them to their in-house placement.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
We here at Home Helpers of Yorktown have been in the home care industry for a long time, and we have garnered excellent feedback and sterling reputation. We are the top choice for many families in Yorktown, as we offer a very flexible schedule for your elderly loved ones. We can visit for a few hours each day to check in with your senior family members, or we can stay the whole day so we can watch over them on their daily activities. We may even offer a 24-hour round the clock presence so that even in the wee hours of the morning they can have someone available to offer assistance when necessary.
We value how much people love their elderly family members, and so our caregivers also act with great respect and compassion. Contact us for your needs, and together we can offer the assistance needed so that your aging parents and relatives in Yorktown can stay in their beloved homes while they lead safe and comfortable lives.
Our home care services are also available in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Pungo, Sandbridge, Princess Anne, Newport News, Seaford, Williamsburg, Grafton, Tabb, and Poquoson.
Yorktown is in York County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of York County, one of the eight original shires formed in colonial Virginia in 1682. Yorktown’s population was 195 as of the 2010 census, while York County’s population was 66,134 in the 2011 census estimate.
The town is most famous as the site of the siege and subsequent surrender of General Cornwallis to General George Washington and the French Fleet during the American Revolutionary War on October 19, 1781. Although the war would last for another year, this British defeat at Yorktown effectively ended the war. Yorktown also figured prominently in the American Civil War (1861–1865), serving as a major port to supply both northern and southern towns, depending upon who held Yorktown at the time.
Yorktown, named for the ancient city of York in Yorkshire, Northern England, was founded in 1691 as a port on the York River for English colonists to export tobacco to Europe. The lawyer Thomas Ballard was the principal founder of the city along with Joseph Ring. It was called "York" until after the American Revolutionary War, when the name "Yorktown" came into common use.
The town reached the height of its development around 1750, when it had 250 to 300 buildings and a population of almost 2,000 people. It was the base of British General Charles Cornwallis during the 1781 siege, which was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
When waterways were critical to transportation, Yorktown was thought to occupy a strategic location controlling upstream portions of the York River and its tributaries and their access to the Chesapeake Bay. In his Notes on the State of Virginia published in 1781–82, Thomas Jefferson noted that the York River at Yorktown "affords the best harbour in the state for vessels of the largest size. The river there narrows to the width of a mile, and is contained within very high banks, close under which the vessels may ride."
The population dropped in Yorktown and other areas of the mostly rural peninsula after the state’s capital was relocated from Williamsburg to Richmond on the James River, attracting more development there. In addition, tobacco exhausted the soil, and planters shifted to mixed crops, which required less slave labor. Many generations of younger sons migrated out of the Tidewater area to new lands further west, into the Piedmont and beyond to Kentucky, Tennessee and what became the Northwest Territory.
During the 1862 Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War (1861–1865), the town was captured by the Union following the Siege and Battle of Yorktown. It was used as a base by the Union Army of the Potomac under General George B. McClellan to launch an attack on Richmond.