Home Instead Senior Care - Non-Medical Source for the Elderly in the Beaches, East York & Southwest Scarborough
For the first time in history, it would seem that Canadian adults now have more parents than they do children. One implication of this is that caregiving for seniors will be a high-growth occupation in coming years. Despite the depressed economy, all indications are that the need for caregiving for seniors will only increase in the future. It is already huge. Click here to read the full article...
Talk Today Before Encountering a Crisis Tomorrow
Home Instead Senior Care's '40-70 Rule' campaign really affirms for families that these types of awkward situations - where people have difficulty talking with their loved ones about sensitive subjects - are normal...Click hear to read an article about Talk Today
Santa for Seniors
Even seniors need a little magic during the holidays. A local program is reaching out to those who may be lonely or isolated this holiday season. Jennifer Palisoc reports.
Choosing the Right Senior Care Provider
Realizing you need Senior Care to help yourself or a family member stay independent at home is a big step. Choosing the right Senior Care Provider is your next task. As you research your options, here is a list of questions to ask that may help you in making your decision:
Is the Senior Care locally owned?
A locally owned Senior Care Provider will have a sense of accountability to the community it services. Additionally, active owner management ensures a better understanding and ability to monitor dynamic client needs.
Do they have a well trained staff?
Look for staff that are provided with on-going support and training in elder care. Staff competency and personal fit should mirror the requirements of the client’s needs.
Is care available around the clock?
As many elder clients need care at all times of the day or night, look for a Senior Care Provider that can offer care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many can offer short-term, long-term, or care on a respite basis.
Is the care personalized and flexible?
As all clients' needs differ, all elder care plans should differ, as well. Look for a range of services from which you can choose those that would best meet your needs. Ask if the schedule can be adjusted should your needs change.
Can we expect continuity from the CAREGiver?
To ensure a mutually satisfactory relationship, much thought and effort should be given to both matching the client and CAREGiver, and to seeing that there is as much continuity as possible with the CAREGiver.
Home Instead Senior Care is the leading non-medical home care service for the elderly. We provide companionship, meal preparation, home support, personal care, medication reminders, and incidental transportation to elderly citizens. Our certified Personal Support Workers can assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, transfers, and managing incontinence. Our supportive care provided to those that are palliative effectively augments the public health care system. We are located in Toronto and provide 24-hour service, overnight, and hourly services. Because we are non-medical, we are more affordable than clinical home health care agencies.
"We provide an affordable solution for individuals and couples who prefer to remain at home where their quality of life is enhanced without the stress and hardships of interrupted routines and changes in daily habits." - Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead is a member of the national Home Instead Senior Care service network of private providers of non-medical companions and home care for seniors.
At Home Instead Senior Care Toronto, we know that caring for a senior isn’t always easy. Click hear to read an article about Family Caregiving. There's event a link in the article to take a free stress test online.