In-Home Care Services

Types of In-Home Senior Care Services

By Sofia Coraines

Even when a person gets old, he or she desires to lead a life that is dignified, full and independent. Keeping this in mind, there has been a growth in the industry of in-home senior care services with the objective of enriching lives of those who cannot take care of themselves. While selecting a home care service provider for your loved one, it is important to investigate credentials and to ensure that the provider is fully trained, screened and also insured. These services come in a number of types and can be categorized as home care services, personal care services and companion services. It is necessary that you understand the needs of your beloved senior and then accordingly decide the type of home care service you want to provide him or her.

Personal Care Service

Depending on the personal needs of the senior, the scope of this kind of in-home care service could vary. Bathing could be one of the services as it is one of the most essential aspects that affect the well being of the person. Considering the physical limitations, seniors may have issues carrying on their daily activities on their own and the caregiver may provide assistance. The services could also extend to working with the health-care professionals and family members in making meal plans and special diets and may also assist them in preparing the meals.

Companionship Services

Some seniors may need just physical companionship so that they can talk their hearts out. This could really help in enhancing the life quality of the older adults. Companionship services could be focused for a specific number of hours a day or maybe certain days in the week. The scope of the services would include grocery shopping, running errands, medication reminders and just casual conversation with the senior.

Home Care Services

These are quite similar to the personal care services and are mainly provided as an option for delaying a senior’s need for getting care in nursing home facilities. These allow the seniors to return home after being hospitalized. The scope of in-home care services could be limited based on resources such as personal income. The service provider may provide assistance in some basic household works, in light housekeeping and doing a little meal preparation.

In-home senior care services offer a convenient option for seniors to allow them to stay at the comfort of home and still get the assistance they need. A very good plus!

Sofia Coraines is a contributing writer for CoziCare In-Home Personal Care Service Inc. For more related articles about the Personal Care Services, Home Care Services, and Companionship Services, please visit http://www.cozicare.ca/blog/

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • LinkedIn
  • Delicious
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Add to favorites
  • Email

How to Find the Right Home Health Care Service Provider

By Sofia Coraines

The first step you need to take is to decide what exactly you need in order to find the right home health care service provider.

If you are looking for outside providers, then here are some guidelines to help you:

1.    Begin With Your Own Networks

Start collecting referrals from your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues first as they give the best ones at times. Then try your church and other social groups. You could ask those whom you know about any health care service providers that they have used and trust. You can also ask referrals from your doctors and other healthcare professionals that you know.

2.    Make Use of Adult Resources

You can also check with eldercare resources, senior centers, or agencies on aging. For home health care, you can check with your doctors and healthcare professionals to get your first referrals, and also find out what is covered by your insurance.

When you start looking for health care services, you will get referrals for independent providers, registries and full-service agencies. Which among these is actually your best option? Here are some points to consider for each of them:

•    Full Service Agencies

These are usually costlier, although sometimes that may not be as important. The applicants provided by them have been pre-screened and have undergone background checks already. As the caregiver is working with the agency, billing and tax issues will be lot simpler. You can check out the history of the agencies to see if they have negative reviews too. If the caregiver provided does not seem to be working out or quits or calls in sick, then there will be a replacement sent in immediately by the company with coverage.

•    Independent Providers And Registries

These are not as expensive as agencies although you will be required to carry out some careful log work. You have to constantly be fully aware of taxes and social security needs as you will be personally hiring a helper for home care in majority of the cases in the form of an employee. You must consider identity verification and background checks carefully as verification is not done independently in this case. There is no backup coverage if there is an event of illness or quitting. Even if you are considering it as an option due to a referral from a trusted person, knowing these things is always beneficial.

Sofia Coraines is a contributing writer for CoziCare In-Home Personal Care Service Inc. For more related articles about the Personal Care Services, Home Care Services, and Companionship Services, please visit http://www.cozicare.ca/blog/

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • LinkedIn
  • Delicious
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
Please call us today for a FREE in home assessment
or for more information about any of our services.

Office: 905-231-3122
Cell: 416-949-0558

For more information, or for a free consultation in your home or the hospital, call us now!

Our Services

Serving Durham and the GTA!
  • Respite & Vacation Care
  • Personal Care Services
  • Bathing Assistance
  • Medication Reminders
  • Home Care Services
  • Meal Planning & Preparation
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Companionship Services
  • Appointments & Shopping
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Etc... call us for more info!

Our Caregivers

Our Caregivers are screened, trained, bonded, insured, and supervised.

Availability

Call us Anytime. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to serve you. We conform to clients’ needs and preferences.

Facebook Page/Twitter

Please visit our Facebook page and click on 'Like', thanks!
Like Us on Facebook
Please follow us on Twitter, thank you again!
Follow Us on Twitter
Member of Ontario Personal Support Worker Association
Member of Ontario Personal Support Worker Association