How to Get Started with the Our Senior Care Agency in Greater Hamilton, ON
Our Local Senior Care Agency Provides a FREE, In-Home Assessment to Families in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, and Nearby Cities
As you explore senior care agency options for your loved one, you probably have many questions. Issues such as costs, scheduling, care services, and caregiver qualifications might be on your mind. It can be overwhelming. Is in-home care the best choice for you? A consultation with one of our care coordinators provides an opportunity to learn about our suite of services. We will send a care coordinator to your loved one's home and answer your questions. Plus, the coordinator will get to know 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 getting the compassionate care you need to better your loved one's quality of life.
Should I Prepare for My Consultation?
Yes! Please collect your thoughts and be ready to share your ideas. Before your consultation, let your loved one know that you are considering hiring a caregiver. The decision to hire a senior care agency 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 opinions and concerns, but emphasize that their health and well-being are your top priorities.
Also, think about specific care needs. What time of day does he or she typically need assistance? What tasks are the most challenging? Is there a chronic illness such as Alzheimer's disease that requires specific services? Also, review your financial situation in advance. How much money is in your budget for health care services? It is a good idea to bring a list of questions and concerns to cover during the consultation.
What Topics Will We Discuss?
- Physical needs such as personal tasks for hygiene, dressing, meal preparation, and mobility
- Emotional needs such as socializing and companionship
- Schedules and routines involving sleep, meals, medication, and daily living activities
- Housekeeping tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, and laundry
- Any medical conditions your loved one has
- How to collaborate with your senior care agency regarding scheduling, accessing the home, and documentation
Our in-home consultations include complimentary home safety and fall-risk assessments, and we'll examine your loved one's specific safety needs. Your care coordinator will answer your questions about caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight, emergency procedures, and other concerns.
What Happens After the Consultation?
Your care coordinator will use information from your consultation to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your loved one's unique needs. The program 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 caregiver. Although, if you believe the match is not quite right, you can request a different caregiver at any time, for any reason.
When Does Care Begin?
If you would like to proceed with our senior care agency's supportive living services at that time, we would establish a schedule, finalize the care plan, schedule a nurse visit, and coordinate a meeting with your caregiver. Caregivers can typically begin within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can start on the same day.
If you are interested in learning more about our senior care agency in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Ontario, or the surrounding area, contact our knowledgeable staff today to get started. We have helped hundreds of families in the area keep their loved ones safe and secure at home. Get in touch with our office staff today by clicking one of the buttons below.
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