Home Care Services
Consider our home health care services if you:
- Have limited mobility due to age, illness or injury and need help with daily living tasks.
- Prefer to stay at home but need assistance with personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation.
- Wish to enhance your government – provided services.
- Nursing services: Private care provided by registered or registered practical nurses depending on your needs.
- Personal support services: Assistance with all aspects of your activities of daily living like toileting, changing, dressing, and feeding.
- Companion service with a trained worker who will be with you or your family member for your safety and security.
- Infant care for a new baby or multiple babies at any time.
- Attendant Assistance with bowel and bladder routines.
- Home Support Services with light housekeeping, laundry and meal prep.
Palliative Care Services
When a cure is not a viable option, palliative and in-home hospice care provides holistic management to control pain and other symptoms. It is an ongoing assessment and relief of those symptoms. Since pain can be physical, spiritual, social and emotional, the hospice team works with existing nurses, physicians, family and hospital personnel to preserve the integrity of a dying person and family.
When is palliative and in-home hospice care the right choice?
When a patient’s condition includes malignant or non-malignant diseases that no longer respond to aggressive curative therapy, and the patient’s life expectancy is six months or less.
What events trigger the decision for palliative and in-home hospice care?
There a number of events that indicate the time is right for palliative care:
- Management of symptoms, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weakness, respiratory distress, bowel obstruction, wounds, etc.
- Diminishing results from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- Family concern and fatigue over responsibility for the caring of a terminally-ill family member. An up-coming hospital discharge with a need for home care.
- The Patient and family decision to forego further additional procedures or hospitalizations.
When does one begin to consider a “supportive care network”?
You should start thinking about it when the terminally-ill patient is still alert, able to function and enjoy daily living. Be prepared for the inevitable.
When do a palliative patient and family need intensive in-home care services?
The patient wants to be at home to receive home care service. A combination of government home care services and private care can give the client attention on a 24-hour basis.
For more information, please contact us.