We are so proud to share the news that Capital City Nurses’ Staff RN Dawn Warner and her family are on a Service trip to Nicaragua to help a children’s orphanage in Puerto Cabrezes. They delivered medical items as well as everyday living tools to help these children.

We cannot wait to see the pictures that Dawn and her family took during their special trip. We are so proud of the work she and her family are doing! And of course we will have to post on our CCN Facebook so everyone can see what great nurses do – on and off the clock!!

On behalf of all of us at CCN we donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for 100, as well as arts and crafts supplies. The name of Dawn’s church is Maryland Christian Fellowship Community Church and it is located in Greenbelt.

How quickly can I find a caregiver?
Caregivers are available to begin work within 24 hours. In many situations, we can place a nurse within a few hours.

Can you send someone to check up on my parent? I want to make sure she’s okay.
Yes, we can go to your relative’s home, meet with them, and provide you with a care assessment. Depending on what we find, we can provide information and referrals to trusted eldercare experts in other fields such as law and medicine.

What is the minimum number of hours for a shift?
We have a menu of options, from 90 minutes twice a week to a one time four hour shift.

Do the caregivers drive?
Most do. Our caregivers that drive have safe driving records and are insured. If your loved one needs someone to drive him or her to doctor’s or other personal appointments, let your care coordinator know so we can match the client to an appropriate caregiver.

Our Nurse Registry – A caregiver referral service that refers licensed, screened, background checked and insured independent contractors. This option could be a wonderful choice for clients that require longer shifts or have a strong support system helping them plan their care.

Medication Management – Maintain control over your medication regimen with the help of a Capital City Nurses RN or LPN that will reconcile all medications and pour them in a pill box weekly or bi weekly.

Daughter Down the Street – Enjoy a visit from your surrogate daughter. You could make a trip to the store, go to lunch and a movie or even go to your doctor’s appointment with a companion that we like to say is “socially savvy.” This is our companion care service and requires a 2 hour minimum visit.

Short and Sweet – Many seniors do not require 4+ hours of care or don’t feel comfortable having someone in their home for that long. The Short and Sweet program is a 90 minute visit from a CNA to help get the day started. Our care giver will assist getting up and dressed, doing things around the house that could be helpful (like a load of laundry or organizing a closet), having breakfast or preparing a snack for later. This is a great way to introduce the idea of home care to clients that have never had it before. The visits are 90 minutes and there is a minimum of two visits per week.

Our caregivers are not only highly qualified; they are part of our family. When interviewing a prospective candidate, we ask ourselves, “Would I want this person caring for my mother?”  To become a Capital City Nurse, the answer must be a resounding “Yes.”