Les Soins HomeInstead, Elderly Tips

By: Les Soins Homeinstead  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Home Care, palliative care

  • Palliative Care
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Parkinson's Care
  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Assistance with Ambulation and Transfers
  • Washing and Bathing Assistance
  • Dressing and Undressing
  • Assistance with Toilet Needs
  • Assistance with Medication Under GP Guidance
  • Colostomy Care
  • Intravenous Care
  • Wound Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Home Adaptation

  • Buy Magazines, Papers, Books
  • Rent & Play VCR/DVD Movies
  • Drop off/Pick-up Dry Cleaning
  • General Shopping
  Travel & Entertainment

  • Driving, escorting to and from appointments
  • Plan Visits & Outings
  • Visit Neighbors & Friends
  • Escort to Lunch or Dinner
  • Incidental Transportation
  • Attend Plays or Concerts
  • Attend Religious Services
  General Administrative

  • Answer the Door
  • Answer the Telephone
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Arrange Appointments
  • Birthday Reminders
  • Clip Coupons for Shopping
  • Organize Mail
  • Mail Bills & Letters
  • Oversee Home Deliveries
  • Supervise Home Maintenance
  • Maintain Client Calendar

  Why Home Care Is a Good Choice

   15 Reasons

1.  Home care is delivered at home. Peoples' homes are their castles, their refuge from the storm. Their home hosts many celebrations, from birthdays to holidays. When they are not feeling well, they seek the sanctity of their homes and the comfort of being with loved ones.
2.  Home care keeps families together. There is no more important social value. This is particularly important in times of illness.
3.  Home care helps the elderly maintain their independence. No one wants to be totally dependent and helpless. With some assistance, those needing care can continue to function as contributing members of society.
4.  Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. Few want to be placed in a nursing home unless it is the only choice for obtaining total, 24-hour care that individuals may need.
5.  Home care promotes healing. Much scientific evidence indicates that patients heal more quickly at home.
6.  Home care represents the best tradition in Canadian health care. Most health care has traditionally been delivered in the home. A visit to the hospital is the exception rather than the rule.
7.  Home care allows individuals to maximize their personal freedom. A hospital is necessarily a regimented, regulated environment. The same is true of a nursing home.
8.  Home care is personalized care. It is one-on-one care tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
9.  By definition, home care teaches the individual and his/her family to participate in care delivery.
10.  Home care reduces stress. Unlike most forms of health care, which can increase anxiety and stress, home care has the opposite effect.
11.  Home care is delivered by special people. By and large, home care nurses and aides consider what they do as a calling rather than a job. They are motivated by the positive emotional income they receive by helping people get better.
12.  Home care extends life. Studies by schools of nursing and government agencies have established beyond a doubt that home care extends longevity. Visits by home care personnel help people spiritually as well as physically.
13.  Home care improves quality of life. Home care not only helps add years to life, but also life to years. Studies in Canada and abroad show that those receiving home care are more satisfied with all aspects of their lives.
14.  Home Care reduces the chance of contracting illnesses from crowded living quarters such as those from a hospital or facility.
15 . Home care is the preferred form of health care for the infirm and disabled. Infirm individuals prefer home care by a margin of 90 percent over comparable institutional care. Individuals facing terminal illnesses are increasingly electing the form of home care called hospice.

Free Detailed In-Home Assessment

In order to deliver the best service possible, we provide a free in-home assessment to better understand your home care needs. By meeting with the care recipient and their family we can make care recommendations from our available services.
Our Care Managers develop a customized care plan that is established for the start of care and is continuously reviewed to ensure we are meeting your needs.
The in-home assessment is imperative in matching the caregiver's skills with the needs of the client. Caregiver interviews are also provided at no charge to the client to ensure the best match of skills and personality traits.For your free in-home assessment
please call Gordon Heitshu: 514 529 8483

Additional Services may be available upon request.
For further information please call Gordon Heitshu:
514 529 8483

Keywords: health care, Home Care, palliative care