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What is Home Care?

We understand the apprehensions and concerns a family member may have when opening your doors and allowing a total stranger into your home or a family member’s home or a family members home to care for your loved one. How do you help someone keep their independence yet respecting the fact that it is their home?

How do you care for someone for many hours of the day, yet respecting the fact it is their home? What about personalities? ,or culture?, Oor even language barriers?

Those are all questions you and your family maybe asking. Our staff have been in thousands of homes and have dealt with many different situations, schedules, cultures, personalities and needs. We take the time to answer all your questions as we understand that this is a new process you will be going through. Although most of our Home Care requests are usually planned and families need the time to research and evaluate many solutions, ADINA Home Care can respond quickly to those families and clients’ individual needs, that require a faster response in situations as a result of an emergency or a late day discharge from a medical facility such as a hospital or rehabilitation.

We can respond to requests for in hospital assistance, assisted living facility bedside care or to someone who is being discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation. We are also available to assist with major transitions such as assisted living to a family member’s home, or into a family member’s home as part of a relocation.

WE CAN EASE YOUR BURDEN AND HELP YOU BY:

  • Consulting with you about scheduling cost and care
  • Scheduling an in-home visit
  • Creating a personalised care plan
  • Coordinating a caregiver meeting
  • Adjusting care plan or routines as needed through monitoring and ongoing, consistent communication

HOW TO GET STARTED

The best way to provide the highest quality level of care requires an initial meeting with family and or client to meet with an ADINA Home Care Coordinator or Deputy Manager. This meeting will allow us to learn of your loved one’s individual personalised day to day needs and specific schedules. We will also be able to answer any questions, including cares or concerns you may have about how we can assist you and your loved one. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and if you are feeling overwhelmed, we can make recommendations and give you that sense of ease as we have much experience in understanding the emotions and anxieties of families in specific situations.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE COMMONLY DISCUSSED DURING INITIAL MEETINGS

  • Specific physical needs of the care recipient with regards to bathing and grooming, dressing, meals and diet, mobility and incontinence.
  • Reviewing schedules involving sleep, eating, medicine.
  • Specific emotional needs, such as social interaction, activities, conversation, appointments and companionship.
  • Specific assistance with home making such as preparation of meals, groceries, linens, laundry and light housekeeping.
  • Logistics of schedules, access to the home, documentation and the details of how to work with scheduling changes, the office of the caregivers.

If you would like to proceed with care at that time, we would establish a schedule, finalise the care plan, schedule a caregiver visit and coordinate a meeting with caregivers.