Signs to watch for
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There is arguably no time of year more family-oriented than the winter holiday season, when sons, daughters, and relatives from around the globe come home to visit their loved ones.  These reunions grant us opportunities to share stories and grow closer together.  They allow us to spend time with family members, some of whom we have not seen for a significant period of time.

The holidays are a time to celebrate good health and happiness – but truthfully, this is not always the case.  Though we wish the best for our loved ones, sometimes their health declines.  The decline may be steep or it may be gradual.  It may be evident or it may be more difficult to identify.

Over the course of these family gatherings you may observe subtle changes in your loved ones’ behavior, such as your mom struggling to find the right words to describe something or forgetting to turn the stove off.  Maybe dad is not able to perform his daily activities without a little help.
Other observations may include:
  • Balance issues or recent falls
  • The presence of disorganized or expired medications
  • Evidence of “hoarding” or excessive messiness of the home
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Spoiled groceries (or lack of groceries) in the house
  • Evidence of neglected responsibilities, such as unpaid bills
At Capital City Nurses, and The Cottage At Curry Manor, we often hear from concerned families during the holiday season.  Not knowing who to call or where to turn, sons and daughters may feel anxious, frustrated, and fearful.  Who will advocate for their parent when they must return home?  

Whether the assistance is companionship or the skilled care of a Registered Nurse, it all starts with the awareness that someone we care about is in need of help. Valuable resources can be found – your loved one’s primary care physician, private duty home care agencies, or Aging Life Care Managers are some examples of those who can help.  The next step is reaching out.

Why not consider contacting Capital City Nurses or The Cottage At Curry Manor to learn how private duty home care or Assisted Living can benefit your mom or dad?  Finding trustworthy help for nurse-supervised home care or an assisted living residence, where expert care, delicious cuisine, and a social community exist is a phone call away.   

We encourage you to make the most of your time with family in the coming weeks.  Embrace every moment you have together.  It is in this spirit of togetherness that we, the Capital City Nurses Family of Companies, wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.
Any question, any time, no matter where you are in your journey, one of our experienced care coordinators is available to listen and provide answers.

We’re available 24/7
We provide the best care available to clients and families with varying needs. Our team of nurses, nursing assistants, and care providers offers the following services:
  • Care Assessment
  • ADL (Activities of daily living)
  • Elder Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Short & Sweet
  • Medication Management
  • “Daughter Down the Street/Son Stopping By” Companion Service
Silver hair doesn't mean stay-at-home! The research firm TNS TravelsAmerica found that twenty percent of domestic travelers are age 65+. That's a lot of people and some may need some assistance during the trip. 

Our travel companions services are available for local or long distance trips. Some companion services include:
  • assistance with airport navigation, luggage and security
  • medication reminders 
  • dressing, bathing and feeding
Traveling nurse services are available for those with specific medical needs.

We know that the holiday seasons can be a cause of stress if you're planning to travel with or host senior guests who require some help. Please call us to discuss your situation. 1-866-687-7307
Capital City Nurses Registry is a caregiver referral service founded in 1976. The registry staff helps clients and families locate qualified, independent Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to provide one-on-one care in the home or at medical facilities.

866-687-7307 24/7 Careline

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Service Area

Capital City Nurses serves the greater Washington, Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Annapolis areas including the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Delaware. We work with your schedule and come to you, wherever you are.

For more information, or to schedule a caregiver, call the Capital City
Nurses toll-free hotline at: 1-866-687-7307

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Salisbury, MD 21804

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Suite 220
Washington DC, 20016


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Georgetown, Delaware, 19947


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Suite 206 A
Severna Park, MD 21146


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Alexandria, VA 22314 

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