Learn how in-home care providers from Senior Homecare by Angels help families throughout Canada benefit from free in-home consultations without feeling stressed or overwhelmed
Exploring in-home elderly care services for your loved one can prompt many questions. Issues such as cost, scheduling, services, and caregiver qualifications might enter your mind. It can be overwhelming.
Is professional in-home senior care the best choice for you?
A consultation with Senior Homecare by Angels is an opportunity to learn about our services. A care coordinator will come to your home and answer your questions. The coordinator will get acquainted with you and your loved one to understand your specific needs. Your FREE consultation will provide expert guidance to help you navigate the decision-making process. It’s the first step to working with our dedicated in-home care providers.
How Should I Prepare in Advance for My Consultation?
Before your consultation, tell your loved one you are considering hiring a professional in-home care provider. This decision can be a sensitive, emotionally charged issue and may be met with objections. If your loved one resists the idea, be sure to listen to their concerns, but emphasize their health and well-being are your top priorities.
Also, consider specific care needs. What time of day does he or she typically need assistance? What tasks are most challenging? Is there a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease that requires specific services? How much money is in your budget for in-home senior care? It’s a good idea to bring a list of questions to the consultation.
What Will be Discussed During the Consultation?
Our compassionate care coordinators at Senior Homecare by Angels put seniors and family caregivers at ease, especially when discussing sensitive issues. We will talk about matching our services to your needs, scheduling preferences, and how to best collaborate with our office. In-home consultations include complimentary home safety and fall risk assessments. Your care coordinator will answer questions about in-home care provider qualifications, safety, oversight, and emergency procedures.
Our senior care services include:
Meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, errands and transportation to appointments, mobility assistance, medication reminders, and personal hygiene (bathing, dressing, toileting)
Help with modern technology such as email, search engines, and video chat programs to stay in touch with friends and family
Help with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, assistance with fall prevention, wandering prevention, and sundown syndrome
When Can You Begin Providing Care?
Your care coordinator will use information from your consultation to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs. The plan will include a schedule and a description of specific activities and tasks that require caregiver assistance. Your care coordinator will then match your loved one with a compatible in-home care provider based on their care needs, schedule, personality, and other factors. Your loved one will ultimately have the final say on which caregiver they’d like to work with. We believe this process leads to strong bonds between caregivers and care recipients and allows us to provide truly exceptional senior care.
Caregivers can typically begin providing services within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can start the same day.
What if I Live Far Away from My Loved One?
If you and your loved one live in different cities or provinces, no need to worry. Senior Homecare by Angels offers long-distance options so families can be looped in on the conversation. We can schedule an in-home consultation with your loved one and invite you to join in via phone or video call.
If you're interested in learning more about how our in-home care providers can help your loved one and give you peace of mind, contact your nearest Senior Homecare by Angels office today.