Finding the right care solution raises questions that need to be answered quickly. In line with our exceptional customer service, our care experts have provided answers to some of the questions we hear most often. Simply click each question below to immediately discover the information you need.
We know that high quality care is a priority for someone you love. We are very particular in selecting only the most qualified health care professionals in the Washington region. Our caregivers undergo rigorous screenings, and are fully licensed and bonded.
Additionally, we require each care professional to have:
- Two or more years of experience in health care, with at least one year in a nursing home or hospital
- CPR certification
- PPD testing (TB testing)
- Criminal background check
- Physical examination
- Two or more positive references
- Professional licensing
At Specialty Care Services, each person we serve is honored, respected, and treated as a unique individual. Our Director of Nursing takes time to get to know personal likes, dislikes, personality type, challenges being faced, etc., and then develops an individualized health care plan. She chooses 2-3 care professionals who are best suited for that particular client. Finally, the client and family have the opportunity to interview each candidate and decide which one is best suited for their situation. Learn more here.
We work hard to provide the most comfortable, appropriate caregiver match based on each caregiver’s skill sets, personality, and professional experience. For example, if someone is quiet, reserved, and loves to bake, we’ll find several caregiver options to best complement those characteristics. This leads to a smooth transition to in-home care, and helps to create a long and lasting bond of companionship.
Yes. We are licensed by the State of Maryland.
Yes. We conduct criminal background checks on all of our employees. Learn more about our screening process.
We are available 24 hours a day and are sometimes able to provide same day services. However, a little additional time is preferred to ensure the highest quality care and the best caregiver match.
We offer a wide range of options, including hourly, daily, weekly, overnight, and 24-hour live-in services for Care Management, Dementia and Chronic Disease Care, Personal Care and Companionship, Home Health Care, Family Caregiver Support, and Facility Staffing. Since all of our services are highly personalized to individual needs, contact us for a free in-home consultation so we can talk through which services may best meet your particular needs.
We proudly offer services throughout Bethesda, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Potomac, MD, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.