How to Get Started with Professional Home Care Services

When it comes time to begin arranging professional care for an elderly loved one, many families are unsure of their first steps. Who should I contact? What will be discussed? How will I know the company I'm speaking with is the right choice for my loved one?

At Senior Home Care by Angels, we understand that it can be difficult for families to understand what to expect when hiring a professional care provider. That's why we make i easy and stress-free for families in Canada to get started with our home care services.

Getting Started with Home Care Services Begins with an In-Home Consultation

The best way to provide the highest quality level of in-home care services requires an initial meeting where family and/or client meet with a Senior Home Care by Angels care coordinator. This meeting includes a detailed review of home care services needed, schedule requests (if known), specific requests of family or client, and any other concerns. We can also offer a free no-obligation fall prevention assessment as well.

This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions of Senior Home Care by Angels and it is an excellent opportunity for us to get to know you as well. If you are feeling overwhelmed, we can make recommendations as we have much experience in understanding what works in certain 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, and medicine.
  • Specific emotional needs such as social interaction, activities, conversation, appointments, and companionship.
  • Specific assistance with homemaking 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 or the caregivers.

If you would like to proceed with our home care services at that time, we would establish a schedule, finalize the care plan, schedule a nurse visit, and coordinate a meeting with caregiver(s) we think will be compatible with your loved one and can provide the care they need.

If you live far away from your senior loved one, you can still be involved in arranging home care services for them. Senior Home Care by Angels offers helpful solutions for families who need to find long-distance options for getting started with professional in-home senior care. During the consultation, we encourage you to provide feedback and ask questions over the phone or over video chat. In addition, our team will regularly keep you informed on how your loved one is doing and if we notice any changes in their health or behavior. That way, you can have total peace of mind knowing they're in capable and caring hands.

Find A Senior Home Care by Angels Office Near You!

You can quickly locate a Senior Home Care by Angels office nearby by entering your postal code in our office locator. We look forward to meeting your family!

Each Senior Home Care by Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Visiting Homecare International Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Senior Home Care by Angels franchised agency.