Waterloo’s Live-In Home Care Specialists
Decisions about a senior loved one’s care are never easy. It can be very emotional thinking about a parent or relative needing assistance with their daily routine. Live-in home care from Home Care Assistance of Waterloo and Kitchener provides families with reassurance during this difficult time, offering around-the-clock care and monitoring to seniors that promotes what matters most – your loved one’s safety and independence. We are proud to be recognized as the leaders in live-in home care and invite you to take advantage of our comprehensive care services, 24/7 availability, and 100% satisfaction guarantee.
24-Hour Care Tailored to Individual Needs
Whether your loved one has experienced a fall, hospitalization, or recent health condition requiring 24-hour assistance or he or she simply needs help maintaining independence, allow our experienced and compassionate live-in caregivers to assist with daily activities which may include:
Caregivers aren’t just responsible for performing menial tasks and chores around the house for your loved ones and making sure they take their medications and get to their doctor’s appointments on time. Oftentimes, they also form a strong personal and emotional bond with the people in their care. This close relationship creates a healthy social platform for your elderly loved one and makes them feel appreciated and valued. It can also ward off any feelings of loneliness, confusion, and uncertainty they might otherwise encounter if they’re left to fend for themselves. Having a caregiver around is an excellent source of encouragement and comfort because they participate in activities with their charges such as:
Part of providing quality in-home assistance for the elderly is also spending time with them and participating in their favourite pastimes. Reading is an excellent way to stimulate the mind and boost your elderly loved one’s mental capacity. It also allows them to exercise their critical thinking skills and keeps their minds sharp.
- Letter writing
Whether they’re learning how to use e-mail and other modern technological platforms, or putting pen to paper and writing letters the old-fashioned way, maintaining correspondences with people can help your elderly loved one continue to feel connected with the outside world. The best part is that they don’t have to leave the house if they don’t feel like it because they’ll have outstanding elderly companion care provided by a dedicated caregiver and friend right at their disposal.
- Playing mind-stimulating games
One of our top priorities when it comes to providing good quality senior assistance in Kitchener is making sure that your elderly loved one’s mind is stimulated on a regular basis. That’s why we have a foolproof system in place to match your family member with the most suitable available caregiver to match their personality and interests. Whether your loved one enjoys playing various card games or board games, we’ll make sure to find the right caregiver for their needs.
- Engaging them in various hobbies
Boredom is one of the vices that come with constant loneliness. When people live by themselves and aren’t able to get out much on their own, they often feel isolated or forgotten by the rest of the world and this can result in emotional problems such as depression or anxiety. However, when your elderly loved one has an elderly companion caregiver who shares in their hobbies and interests; it’s easy to feel a sense of relief and happiness. As part of our mission of taking care of the elderly in Waterloo, we take pride in the fact that we’re able to find caregivers who actually care about their charges and participate in their favourite activities.
- Accompanying them to various social engagements or church
Elderly people like to enjoy a day out on the town just like anyone else. Or, sometimes, they just want to pay a visit to their friends or go to church on Sundays. Unfortunately, it can be hard for a lot of older adults to drive themselves to places they want to go or take public transit, so they need someone to accompany them. Even though elderly companion caregivers aren’t strictly drivers, they can certainly keep your loved one company as they go about their day and run errands or take part in social engagements such as visits with friends, weddings, or other family functions.
- Engaging In lively conversations
We provide a variety of senior care options that are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of your loved one. And that includes finding a quality caregiver who enjoys spending time with them and engaging in lively conversations. At the end of the day, caregivers spend a great deal with their charges, and a little conversation and company can go a long way in helping a senior feel connected to the people around them.
Another aspect of caring for elderly people is making sure that they consistently eat well. Meal preparation can take a lot of effort as it involves the following details:
- Menu planning
- Grocery shopping
- Preparation time
- Assisting seniors while eating and drinking
- Keeping up with food expiration dates
- Cleaning out the fridge
- Strictly adhering to dietary restrictions
Personal Care and Medication Reminders
Providing personal care and reminding seniors when to take their medications can be a very daunting, time consuming, and stressful undertaking if you’re also managing your own household, working a full-time job, raising a family, and trying to uphold your own personal care habits. Our professional caregivers are fully qualified to care for your elderly family members. We will help in the following ways:
- Bathing and showering
- Personal grooming
- Overall hygiene
- Going to the bathroom
- Incontinence care
- Walking assistance
- Medication monitoring
- Post-surgical care
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
As mentioned, it can be difficult—almost impossible—to keep track of your own life and the needs of your elderly loved one. With the help of Home Care Assistance, you won’t have to choose between one or the other. Simply tell us what your loved one needs and we’ll make sure it gets done to their standards. This includes:
- Reminding them of appointments
- Supervising home maintenance contractors
- Answering the phone
- Organizing their bills for payment
- Helping them with light housework
- Caring for their pets
- Making sure their living environment is as comfortable and fresh as possible
Errands and Transportation
Running errands or transporting themselves from one location to another can take quite a toll on seniors. It’s especially taxing if they have an illness or disability. Our caregivers can accompany your elderly loved one in the following ways:
- Doctor appointments
- Picking up prescriptions
- Collecting dry-cleaning
- Helping them maintain an active social life
- Attending community meetings
- Accompanying them to personal care appointments (i.e. hairdresser)
An increasing number of seniors are embracing various forms of technology such as tablets, mobile phones, and laptop computers. The newest generation of elderly people is incredibly tech savvy and studies have proven that they’re reaping significant benefits from their efforts. Technology has allowed them to engage in the following:
- Video calls to distant relatives and friends
- Interactive computer games to help keep them mentally stimulated
- Better protection of social security information and other important accounts
- Home safety with accurate GPS capabilities
Live-In Caregivers That Go Beyond the Basics
Experience has shown that finding the right caregiver to support each of our senior clients is instrumental in fostering a successful and meaningful long-term care relationship. Along with passing a thorough background and reference check, our bonded, licensed, and insured live-in caregivers are carefully matched to their clients based on personality and shared interests. At Home Care Assistance of Waterloo, it’s not just about finding a qualified caregiver, but the right caregiver for your loved one and family.
Here When You Need Us Most
Our live-in care services allow seniors to live out their golden years in the familiar surrounding of home. Yet, our live-in care services are also available to seniors in nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities, and even bedside at the hospital to ensure continuity and quality of care is always maintained. It’s our mission to help change the way the world ages, and that means making sure that seniors have the highest level of care no matter where they are.
For more information about live-in or 24-hour care in Waterloo, call (519) 954-2111 and request a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Care Manager. We’re here to help.