Senior Care Services in Waterloo
At Home Care Assistance – Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph, we understand that sometimes, as people get older, it gets a lot harder—and in some cases, nearly impossible—for them to take care of themselves the way they used to when they were younger. We also understand that it can be even more difficult and devastating for seniors to have to ask for the help they need. The good news is that we provide top-notch in-home assistance in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Guelph, Ontario so that you or your loved ones never have to feel as if you’re being forced to give up any of the things that truly make you happy. Our mission is to ensure that our clients retain the highest quality of life possible under our care and we provide all of the support you need to do just that.
The following is a list of the comprehensive in-home care services that we offer in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph.
There are several different options when it comes to choosing the right in-home assistance for your loved ones. Depending on the type of care they need and their personal preferences, you can opt for hourly care for seniors, which is typically part-time care. We’ll match your elderly family member or friend with the most suitable caregiver whenever they need it. We’ll work with you, your elderly loved one, and the caregiver to figure out a schedule that’s convenient for everyone involved. The idea is to keep the schedule consistent and timely so that your loved one will never be caught off guard and they’ll always know exactly when the caregiver is coming and going.
24-hour care for seniors is slightly different than hourly care in the sense that it’s a full-time service. This is recommended for seniors who can’t perform any of their usual daily tasks on their own. We’ll match your loved one with two caregivers instead of one so that they can each alternate shifts rather than having one person take on all of the responsibility. We care about the emotional and physical well-being of our charges and our employees, so we think it’s important that our caregivers have some respite time as well.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
Our live-in part-time and full-time caregivers are fully trained in a vast majority of specialties to ensure that your loved ones are receiving the best care possible to suit their needs. If your loved one is suffering from any form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, remaining in the safety and comfort of their own home can make caring for them a little easier. They’ll constantly be surrounded by familiar sights and sounds and they won’t have to endure the hassle of being moved from one Alzheimer’s living facility or dementia long-term care facility to another, which can be very disorienting and daunting for them. It’s also important that they maintain a strict routine and have someone by their side to ensure that they take their medications on time, to provide assistance in the bathroom, to perform light house cleaning duties, and much more.
Suffering a stroke can be a traumatizing event for both the victim and their family members, which is why it’s a good idea to have a third-party objective person to care for your ill loved one. A professional in-home caregiver has all of the necessary experience, training, and qualifications needed to provide effective and convenient stroke care without letting themselves get overwhelmed. Our caregivers are so dedicated to their charges that they even extend their services outside of the home. If your loved one needs to be driven to a medical appointment, a friend or family member’s home, or even if they’ve been hospitalized, our caregivers will be there for them to provide the support and assistance they need.
As a professional institution that has cared for hundreds of seniors in the Waterloo area, we know how hard it can be to watch someone you love endure a disease like Parkinson’s and we’re sympathetic to the fact that most family members feel completely helpless in its wake. The fact is that without proper medical training, most family members and friends are ill-equipped to provide the constant care that patients in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease require, especially if they’re elderly. That’s why we make sure to hire caregivers that aren’t just universally trained to provide assistance, but also ones who specialize in dealing with Parkinson’s patients specifically. We feel that this is the best way to ensure that each patient is being cared for in a way that matches their specific needs and preferences.
High-Quality Palliative Care
Placing your elderly loved one in a palliative care facility is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. While many of these facilities are certainly high caliber and extremely honourable, they’re not always the right environment for your loved one. In fact, there’s no doubt that most people would prefer to spend the remainder of their time surrounded by family and close friends in their own home rather than in a palliative care facility. Whether you choose to let your loved one spend their final days in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, our caregivers are fully capable of providing the right kind of care to make your loved one feel safe and at ease.
If your elderly loved one was recently discharged from the hospital after suffering a bad fall, undergoing minor or major surgery, or even if they’ve just completed medical treatment for an illness, we can match them with an exceptional professional caregiver to help them seamlessly transition back into their regular routine or establish a modified routine based on their current needs. Finding adequate professional post-hospital care for seniors who’ve suffered a physical injury or illness can be a stressful and daunting task for a lot of family members. We understand that you only want the best for your elderly loved one and we’re here to provide just that.
Home Care Assistance – Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph offers premiere senior care services without the hassle of forcing your elderly loved one to move to a completely foreign environment. Whether you need full-time 24-hour care or someone to stop by for a few hours a day to help your elderly loved one with household chores and run errands, we know that we can find a caregiver that’s a perfect fit. To learn more about our services, please contact us.