Lifematters in the District of Columbia
Our Services:
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

  1. Basic personal care such as assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming, skin and nail care, shaving, toileting, and eating/feed
  2. Take vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure
  3. Measure and record height and weight
  4. Turn and reposition bedridden Clients to prevent skin breakdown
  5. Assist with incontinence, including bed pan use, emptying urinary drainage/catheter bags, changing protective undergarments
  6. Observe, record, and report the Client’s physical condition, behavior, or appearance
  7. Keep a record of care given
  8. Assist Clients with safe ambulation, including proper use of adaptive equipment
  9. Assist Clients with safe transfers from, for example, bed to chair to toilet, shower, or tub, and vice versa; transfer bedridden Clients as necessary
  10. Perform range of motion exercises
  11. Assist Clients with exercises as instructed by a physical therapist
  12. Assist Clients with donning and doffing medical support equipment such as braces and prosthesis
  13. Maintain cleanliness of Client equipment used in provision of care such as oxygen tanks and regulators and/or tubing, walkers, wheelchairs, braces
  14. Medication reminders/Assist Clients with the self-administration of medications that have been pre-poured by a nurse or family member as ordered by a medical professional
  15. Implement universal precautions to ensure infection control
  16. Perform other non-medical tasks as assigned by and under the discretion of the Supervisory RN


Companion & Sitting Services

  • Provide non-medical supervision to ensure a Client’s safety and well-being
  • Give emotional support and peace-of-mind to Clients and family members
  • Provide social engagement and cognitive stimulation to reduce isolation


Homemaker Services

  • Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs): housecleaning, laundry, change bed linens, meal preparation in accordance with dietary guidelines, escort/transportation to appointments, errands, shopping, and outings.


Respite Services

  • Provide temporary assistance and support to primary caregivers


Business Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; after hours on-call services are provided 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Contact:

5028 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite #103, Washington, DC 20016
202-655-4775
dcresidents@lifemattersusa.com

Our Team:

Daniel Gold, Chief Operating Officer
Caitlin Houck, RN, Director of Clinical Services
Rosa Avalos, Director of Client Services

Ownership:

Scott Thompson, CEO and Jeff Fried, investor own 5% or more of Lifematters.