Al Simons, Founder and Managing Member Credit: Photo by Heather Fuentes

“We pride ourselves on providing customer support that is second to none,” says Al Simons. “Eighty percent of our referrals come from friends and family of those who have used our services and feel 100 percent comfortable leaving their friends and loved ones in our care.”

Address: 8555 16th St., Suite 101 Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-585-6300


QWhat motivated you to be in the business of caring for seniors?

A Driven by my personal experience of visiting my grandmother in a nursing home, I founded Specialty Care Services in 2002 to help area seniors age comfortably and safely at home. We expanded from there. 


QDo you believe home care is the best option?

A Yes. Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place” and many seniors choose this because of an emotional attachment to a particular home or community. Home care also gives loved ones the reassurance that their family members are being well cared for without forcing them into an unfamiliar, and possibly distressing, environment.  Home care can keep mom or dad at home all the way through the end of life and can expand the range of options available, as best suits their situation.

QDo you have flexibility to meet individual needs?


A Yes, we do. Regardless of a client’s lifestyle, age or living arrangement, whether they’re looking to maintain their independence, accelerate post-operative recovery, receive respite support or hospice care, all plans are individualized. Our pricing offers a good value, and we accept all long-term care insurance plans. 

QIs it difficult to find good caregivers?

A We hire only the best caregivers, dedicated to providing outstanding service and making life the best it can be. Our caregivers, all fully vaccinated, matched with clients based on case-specific experience and skillsets, ensuring warm, successful client-caregiver relationships.