Senior Services

Seniors & Disabled Individuals

SAYSS provides quality and affordable non–medical personal care to seniors and individuals with disabilities and those living with Alzheimer’s, in their homes, within the Prince Georges and Montgomery County areas.

We help your loved one remain independent at home by providing Companion Care Assistants (CCAs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Transportation Aides who can assist with a wide range of personal care services, including homemaking companionship, and transportation services.

SAYSS has service providers available to accommodate your schedule, whether you need assistance short-term, daily, or around-the-clock.

20 Warning Signs Your Parents Need Help at Home

  1. Spoiled food that doesn't get thrown away
  2. Missing important appointments
  3. Unexplained bruising
  4. Trouble getting up from a seated position
  5. Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
  6. Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
  7. Forgetfulness
  8. Unpleasant body odor
  9. Infrequent showering and bathing
  10. Strong smell of urine
  11. Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care
  12. Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
  13. Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
  14. Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
  15. Poor diet or weight loss
  16. Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  17. Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  18. Forgetting to take medications – or taking more than the prescribed dosage
  19. Diagnosis of dementia or early onset Alzheimer's
  20. Unexplained dents and scratches on a car

For most aging adults, admitting they need help would mean they can't take care of themselves anymore, and no one wants to lose their independence. "Denial" is the unrealistic hope that a problem is not really happening and will go away by itself.

Finding the Right Home Care Provider

Most often, the burden falls on the family to recognize the signs that an aging parent might need help with daily living tasks.  This doesn't necessarily mean that your loved one has to move to assisted living or a nursing home, but they may need some extra help at home. Even with family support, the realities of juggling full-time jobs, children, and an overwhelming list of other responsibilities usually makes it difficult to be there consistently for those routine “activities of daily living” like:

  • Bathing/completing personal hygiene routines
  • Dressing/changing clothes
  • Eating
  • Mobility –Transferring from a bed, chair, or other structure
    • Moving, turning, and positioning the body while in bed or in a wheelchair
    • Moving about indoors or outdoors
  • Preparing meals
  • Performing light chores
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Nutritional planning
  • Traveling
  • Managing finances/handling money

SAYSS has a professional compassionate team of caregivers, certified nursing assistants, and transportation providers that support seniors and individuals with disabilities across Maryland’s Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. 
We meet with the families to assess the need and work together to match the right caregiver to fill the need.

A little about our team of providers and what they do.

Companion Care Assistant (CCA)

Companion Care Assistants provide companionship and assistance with non-medical activities for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those living with Alzheimer’s.  Generally, caregivers will help with light housekeeping, such as making beds and laundry, meal planning, help with dressing, grooming, bathing, and walking, errands, and may escort their client when running short errands or to medical appointments and religious events.

CCAs are available for short, per-diem shifts, up to and including 24x7 live-in care.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

CNAs receive professional training and certification to assist clients with some personal needs as well as basic medical assistance in the home.  These services include helping the client get bathed and dressed, serving meals, taking vital signs, medical equipment setup. and some routine medical activities, like at-home blood sugar monitoring.

Transportation Aide

Clients benefit from having a transportation aide to drive and escort them to and from medical appointments and recurring treatments, such as dialysis.