Ask the Experts: Seniors & Aging

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Montcordia

Rebekka Siedow, Companion Care Partner

LOCATION

2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Phone: 301-691-5161

Website: https://montcordia.com

Q: Can you describe what a typical day is like for you and a specific client?

A: A typical day for my client, Mary Ann, and I may include grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, window shopping in downtown Bethesda, grabbing a cappuccino and going to the library. We love to plan activities together and look forward to getting annuals at American Plant and visiting the Mansion at Strathmore. On less active days we might do some organizing while we enjoy long conversations. Before I leave, I tidy up the kitchen and prepare some simple meals. I also make sure her sweet cat’s litter box is clean. I take out the trash and recyclables

As a Companion Care Partner my goal is to spend quality time with my clients doing what they enjoy most. Many older adults don’t need personal care such as dressing or bathing but could use medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, pet care, assistance with doctor’s visits and engagement. I help them stay as independent as possible, especially those with some memory loss.  

Q: Assuming you have worked for other services, what makes Montcordia a better working experience for you?

A: Montcordia meets clients prior to matching them with the right companion. I feel I am a great fit for the clients I work with. Despite already having considerable experience, I received extensive training from Montcordia in dementia care, mental health and even The Ritz-Carlton’s customer service. They provide a very supportive network. I can always receive advice or help because each level of management is accessible 24/7 to clients and caregivers. I’m proud to represent an organization that delivers the highest level of home care.

Montcordia is a full-service, boutique home care agency offering services ranging from companion care to care management. Our care providers are carefully selected, highly trained and rigorously supervised to provide an incomparable worry-free experience.

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