Finding out that a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, presents a great deal of emotional, physical, and mental challenges that most people aren’t prepared to handle. This serious diagnosis can be a difficult concept for many people to accept and part of the problem is that a lot of people aren’t aware of the vast majority of useful resources that are available right at their fingertips. Unfortunately, not all of the information on the Internet is trustworthy or reliable and in many cases, families seeking Alzheimer’s care or dementia care fall subject to misleading information. For that reason, it’s important to have a reputable and upstanding organization on your side.
Home Care Assistance – Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph has been serving Alzheimer’s and dementia patients as well as their families for many years now and our caregivers are very carefully vetted before we hire them. Each one of them is specially trained to cater to specific types of conditions and the individual needs of their charges. We understand that each patient had a very full and interesting life prior to their diagnosis and one of our main objectives is to help each person maintain as much normalcy as possible throughout their care.
That’s why we provide a wide array of personalized care options on a case-by-case basis. Here are just a few of the many wonderful reasons why you should choose us as your primary caregiver provider in the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph regions.
As mentioned, at Home Care Assistance, we only employ the cream of the crop when it comes to the caregivers we interview and each one is a fully licensed expert in their field. All of our caregivers are also specially trained by us to provide extensive help with elderly care for families that explicitly need it. Whether that entails part-time or full-time in-home assistance in Waterloo, Guelph, or Kitchener is completely dependent on the needs of the specific patient and their family members.
Our main priority is to help maintain an excellent quality of life for our clients and their family members to the best of our ability. We know that the best way to accomplish this is to work hard to match our clients with the most qualified and suitable caregiver for their specific situation. If, for whatever reason, you feel like the caregiver we’ve assigned to work with you or your elderly loved one isn’t working out, we’ll thoroughly evaluate the situation and then promptly find another caregiver who’s a better fit. On that note, we also understand that situations like this are unpredictable at best and there’s usually no way of knowing for sure exactly how long you’re going to require our services or the services of the caregivers we provide and that’s why we’ll never ask or force you to enter into a long-term contract.
Part of our pledge to our clients and their family members is that we will provide 24-hour live-in senior care upon request. If you feel like your elderly loved one requires constant supervision and assistance completing their daily tasks, then we’re prepared to take care of them on your behalf. That means that our caregivers are trained to provide round-the-clock care whenever it’s needed, but not at the expense of their own health and wellness. In order to provide the highest possible level of care for your loved one, our full-time caregivers typically work in 24-hour or eight-hour shifted intervals every few days to allow them to recharge before returning to work. That means that no matter what, there’ll always be someone available to look out for your elderly loved one, day and night.
Our knowledgeable and highly qualified caregivers provide all sorts of services and complete a wide array of daily tasks for your elderly loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. These services include: helping them in the bathroom (showering, toileting, grooming, etc.); reminding them when to take their medications; administering medications; assisting with incontinence issues; preparing healthy meals for them; laundering their clothes; performing light household chores; chauffeuring them around to run errands, go to medical appointments, attend social functions, or visit friends and family; and even taking them out for leisurely car rides or walks. In all cases, our caregivers strive to ensure that their charges are well cared for, well fed, and that they lead as active lives as possible given their individual physical and mental conditions.
Home care assistance for seniors doesn’t have to be overly complicated. With the help of our highly skilled caregivers, you can easily relieve yourself of the immense stress and pressure that comes with caring for an ill or elderly loved one. The fact is that it really is a full-time job in and of itself and to top that off with caring for yourself and your own family, it can be extremely overwhelming to say the least. We encourage the families of our clients to recognize that it’s perfectly normal and even extremely beneficial to your own well-being as well as the well-being of your elderly loved one to ask for help when it comes to taking care of a loved one. As the saying goes, “no man is an island” and there’s absolutely no shame in obtaining the assistance you need.
Understandably, there are always going to be times when you worry about your elderly loved ones and question whether they’re getting the adequate care that they need. That’s why we highly encourage and recommend that family members of our clients regularly keep in contact and receive updates from the caregivers so they can keep track of how their loved ones are doing. On top of that, if you have any additional questions or pressing concerns about your elderly loved one’s care, you can contact Home Care Assistance – Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with you.