Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach

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Caring40081 September 20, 2013

I am a current client of this provider

I called looking for advice about skilled care and they were extremely helpful.



needed assistance June 12, 2013

I interviewed this provider

I interviewed this provider and found this company to be professional and caring. The provider was very engaging and knew exactly what my family needed to be able to care for our elderly father, so he can continue to live independently. I am very satisfy with our choice.


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From Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach


At Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach, VA, we consider it a privilege to help our respected elders remain where they want to be - home. Safeguarding their ability to stay independent, with dignity, sometimes only requires a minimal amount of in-home care. It's our mission at Preferred Care at Home to alleviate that loneliness and bring joy and companionship. We do this by providing quality assistance wherever our clients need it"”in the home, assisted living community or nursing home. Our caregivers also travel with clients, providing transportation to the theater, doctor, church or coffee shop.

Companion care is available for one to 24 hours. It's an excellent choice for seniors who live alone or don't have a lot of family and friends nearby. It also works well for short-term respite care. The primary caregiver gets a much-needed break, and the senior loved has fun interacting with another caring person. And of course, companion care is included in our signature live-in service. Preferred Care at Home's extensive companion-care services includes the following.

Personal Interaction:

  • Engaging in companionship and conversation
  • Reminiscing about the past
  • Discussing current and historical events
  • Playing games and cards
  • Renting and playing movies
  • Maintaining a family scrapbook
  • Encouraging participation with crafts
  • Helping read
  • Directing morning wake-up and evening tuck-in
  • Helping select clothes
  • Mailing letters and bills
  • Monitoring eating patterns and diet
  • Inspecting food expiration dates
  • Maintaining a calendar
  • Arranging appointments and providing reminders

Social Interaction:

  • Planning visits, outings and trips
  • Visiting neighbors and friends
  • Encouraging interaction with loved ones
  • Encouraging participation in and assisting with community activities
  • Monitoring visitors

Providing transportation to:

  • Doctor appointments
  • The pharmacy
  • Social outings
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Plays and concerts
  • Movies
  • Religious services
  • Sporting events
  • Club meetings

Shirley Baptiste Zwahl is the Owner of Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach, servicing Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk.

Shirley's compassion as well as her passion for helping others has given her the ability to connect with people of all ages, and from all walks of life.

However, it was Shirley's personal experience seeking care for several family members that made her realize how challenging finding compassionate, reliable home care could be. Those personal experiences, as well as her desire to care for seniors and fellow veterans, are what fueled Shirley's decision to open Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach.

At Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach, our mission is to improve our clients' quality of life. We do this by providing reliable, compassionate and affordable caregivers to our clients in their homes, or wherever they happen to call home, to provide whatever services are needed.

Services Include:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Dress/Hygiene Assistance
  • Medication Reminders
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Alzheimer Care
  • 24-hour on-call replacement service
  • Free Home Evaluation & 53 -point safety inspection

We are happy to offer a free in-home care assessment.

At Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach, if you're not happy neither are we. Very simply, "We will provide your loved one with care that is no less than we would provide our own family." We promise.

We offer as little as 1hr to 24 hrs of care

Caregiver Information

Caregiver Skills Include:

Ethics, Validation Therapy, Patient Transfers, Stress Management, Grief Issues, Family Communication, Transition Issues, Communicating with Dementia Patients

Caregivers bonded and insured: Yes, Our caregivers must pass a 7 step screening process, and are fully trained, bonded and insured
Caregivers available 24 hours a day: Yes
Available to assisted living facility: Yes

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Business Address

  • 2133 Upton Drive Ste 126-182
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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