SOLOMONS, Md. – Asbury Solomons has launched a new not-for-profit home services agency assisting older persons who wish to age in place safely and independently.
Called Asbury Solomons at Home, the agency is located on the continuing care retirement community’s campus and is an expansion of a successful on-campus home care service that began in 2009. Now those same services also are available to persons living outside of Asbury Solomons in Calvert County.
Asbury Solomons at Home currently employs 55 caregivers. It delivers services for clients age 55-plus ranging from help with housekeeping and transportation to the kinds of companion, personal care and medical management services often provided in an assisted living setting. All services operate under a state license and are performed by trained and certified aides, nurses and care team members, all cleared through background checks. For more information, please visit www.AsburyHomeServices.org.
At the helm of this new service is Linda Wooge, L.P.N., who joined Asbury Solomons in 2005 as a nurse in the community’s U.S. News & World Report-ranked Health Care Center. In 2008, she was promoted to launch Asbury Solomons’ on-campus home care services.
Wooge is highly regarded in the local senior services community. In 2011, she became the first person to receive an “Inspiring Caregiver Award” when it was created by the Southern Maryland chapter of the National Capital Area Alzheimer’s Association.
“We’re excited to take our extensive experience providing caring, quality personal care services to residents of Asbury Solomons into the surrounding community,” Wooge says. “Not only do people deserve to have a choice of where they age, but they also deserve to be cared for with dignity by compassionate, honest and skilled caregivers who encourage independence and quality of life.”
Asbury Solomons is a CARF-CCAC- and EAGLE-accredited continuing care retirement community that is part of Asbury, an organization providing management and life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury Solomons at Home offers personal care services to Asbury residents and those living in Calvert County. It is operated by Asbury Communities HCBS, Inc., an affiliate of Asbury, which is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the 15th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country.