respite care annapolis maryland

My Calling in Life

With over 10 years of Hospice and Respite experience, I have cared for people with Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s, Alcoholism, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), failure to thrive, and many forms of cancer. I believe we can tap into a source of peace within an individual and support quality of life for all involved. My youngest client was a 38-year-old male with AIDS. My oldest client was a lady that was a 102-year-old; she didn’t use a walker, wheelchair or a cane.

Pictured: George, Lanny and Pat Voelkel

What to Expect

  • Proven experience with providing full-service care to those who need assistance caring for themselves
  • Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including bathing, dressing, transfer, toileting, continence, and eating.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and produce optimal individualized responses
  • Emotional Support
  • Gentle massages
  • Exercises and range of motion stretches (even if the client is bed ridden)
  • Excursions – getting out of the room for some outside stimulation, fresh air, sunlight and human interaction
  • Mental stimulation – Reading to the client, inspirational stories and talking about things that interest them
  • Being present – sometimes at a certain point all you can do is be there- Let them know that they are not alone

About Me

  • Name: Patrick Voelkel
  • The ability to communicate using American Sign Language
  • 4th of 5 boys that grew up in the Annapolis area
  • All American Lacrosse – AACC
  • Honorable discharge – 1989 – US Army
  • Hospice Volunteer since 2004
  • Produce Clerk- Graul’s Market-Cape St. Claire 2003-2012
  • Special Olympics Volunteer 2009- 2012
  • MSP Polar Bear Plunge Superplunger – 3 years. I helped raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics of Maryland. As a team my partner and I have raised over $125,000 in our lifetime quest.
  • Completed Comfort Touch Training – 2016 (Hospice of the Chesapeake)
  • Completed Course on Therapeutic Massage (AAMC)
  • Virtual Dementia class given by Department of Aging 2014
  • Completed Training for Companion-Caregiver by the Anne Arundel Country Department of Aging and Disabilities (click to view certificate)

Call Anytime: 410-991-3192

Experienced Respite Care Annapolis Maryland February 10, 2017

When Jay needed extra care, Pat was eager to learn from the Hospice nurse how to care for him. When Pat had concerns, he expressed them, which gave me a peace of mind. He never missed his assigned day. ~
Betty Knupp – 102 yr old Mother + 90 yr old close friend with Parkinson’s

Pat’s attention to the whole person is the key to his success as a caregiver. I cannot recommend him highly enough. ~ Molly Ridout – 93 yr old Father with Parkinson’s

The care that Pat provided was through the evolution of his disease, and Pat excelled in every phase of his care. I think Pat holds a unique quality in that he is able to not only provide aide to the patient but to also provide comfort to the family. ~ Beth Donald, Father with ALS