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Flexible Hourly Home Care Services for Seniors in Toronto

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What is Hourly Home Care?

By helping with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), our caregivers enable clients to maintain their normal daily routines. Hourly home care for elderly, gives the client the flexibility to choose the most suitable times for service. Surrounded by their possessions, pets, and familiar environment, our clients receive the support they need and enjoy their regular activities.

Our caregivers assist clients in living their everyday lives with their flexible hourly home care services. Whether a senior needs help grooming or cooking or just requires simple companionship, our caregivers will be able to serve them. Here’s a full list of our hourly home care services for seniors.

Here’s a full list of our hourly home care services for seniors.

  • Cooking and Light Housekeeping

As individuals age, it becomes more and more difficult to muster the energy it takes to cook and clean for themselves. While most want their homes to be spotless and their meals to be nutritious, sometimes they just don’t have what it takes to get those things done. And they often tire themselves out before the can finish their chores. This is where a caregiver can come in handy. Whether your senior`s energy is depleted or they need a second pair of hands in the kitchen to assist them, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region caregivers can do whatever it takes to make sure they have a hearty meal, up to three times a day.

In addition to cooking, they can help out with light cleaning around the home. From emptying the dishwasher to cleaning the living room and taking out the trash, clients can count on our caregivers to keep their living area comfortable and tidy.

In addition to cooking, they can help out with light cleaning around the home. From emptying the dishwasher to cleaning the living room and taking out the trash, clients can count on our caregivers to keep their living area comfortable and tidy.

  • Laundry and change of bed linens

Laundry is a challenge for many seniors, since laundry rooms are often on the main floor or even in the basement—which requires carrying a heavy or awkward basket of clothes down a flight of stairs or two. For seniors, you can see how this would pose an issue. Even if the laundry room is on the main floor, it can be difficult to bend and lift as you age. Fortunately, our caregivers can handle doing loads of laundry while keeping clients company. Even if clients want to stick to the routine of doing their own laundry, our elderly home care staff can act as a helping hand to do the heavy-lifting, to make sure that they don’t overexert or hurt themselves.

Changing bed linens can also be quite difficult for anyone on their own, but is even more challenging for some seniors. Our caregivers can take over this task or simply provide assistance with it.

  • Grocery shopping and errands

Mobility can be an issue for some clients, which is why our caretakers are able to do the grocery shopping and take care of any other household or personal errands, such as going to the pharmacy or hardware store.

An outing to the grocery store can be good for seniors, but it can take a toll on them with all the walking and lifting. If clients would still like to enjoy the routine of going out to the supermarket and choosing their groceries, caregivers can simply assist them to ensure they don’t tire themselves. On the other hand, if a client would like to stay home and rest, our caregivers can go out to the store or on any other errand, get everything the client needs, and bring it back home for them—the choice is theirs.

  • Companionship and range of motion exercise

A common misconception is that caregivers are for people who are unable to help themselves. On the contrary, many of our caregivers act as companions for clients who tend to spend most of their time at home, alone. While physical health is important, emotional health is just as essential to one’s well-being.

Having some companionship and someone to talk to could be the thing that keeps your senior in a good mood, up to date on the world around them, and on their toes—those who lack mental stimulation tend to decline quite quickly. For this reason, our home care services in Toronto include companionship as a part of our offerings.

In addition to providing mental and emotional support in the form of companionship, our caregivers can also create light exercise plans for clients that’ll get them up and moving. The benefits of light to moderate exercise for seniors include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Good heart health
  • Reduced risk of cancer, diabetes
  • Improved strength
  • Stronger joints and muscles
  • Prevention of falls and fractures
  • Better mood

There’s nothing worse for a senior than sitting around not moving all day and being under-stimulated or even lonely. The companionship and physical exercise routine provided by caregivers will ensure that clients stay healthy, both mentally and physically.

  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance

You know what they say—when you look good, you feel good. A big part of looking and feeling good is taking care of and grooming yourself. However, some seniors may have a hard time and may need assistance when it comes to this kind of self-care; fortunately, our caregivers can help with that, too. Whether they need assistance bathing, dressing, or brushing their hair or teeth, our trained professionals will be able to help them get it done, safely and quickly.

  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy

Seniors need to get around every now and then to be able to live their lives the way they want. Our caregivers will relieve the burden from family members of having to pick seniors up and take them for groceries, to the pharmacy, or to their doctor’s appointments. All of our trained employees will be able to help clients get to and from the supermarket, pick up their medications, and get to any doctor appointments they have scheduled.

  • Assisting with walking and transfer from bed to wheelchair

Sometimes elderly family members have mobility issues that make it hard for them to get around. Luckily, our caregivers are trained to be able to help clients walk or to transfer them from their wheelchair to the bed, and vice versa, safely. Using professional techniques and proven strategies, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region caregivers can help seniors get around their home, assist them in walking safely while they’re out and about, and help them back into bed when they’re ready.

  • Status reporting to family

When seniors live alone, it can be tough for their family members to gauge how well they’re doing. For example, those who have dementia may forget to tell their family abut a pain they’ve been having or a medication they need to refill. When a caregiver is present, they can take note of all the little things throughout the day and update family members accordingly. Here at Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region, we know how important it is to keep families in the loop, which is why all of our caregivers can provide full status reporting to family members, upon request. This way, family members will always know what’s going on and everyone will be on the same page when it comes to the client’s care plan and daily needs.

  • Medication reminders

Medication reminders are extremely important for seniors, especially for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease who are prone to forgetting. Caretakers will familiarize themselves with the treatment plan of the individual client, and ensure that they stay on top of taking their medication throughout the day and also that they get refills when needed.

How We Compare to Other Home Care Companies? Home Care Assistance In-Home Full or Part-time Caregiver For Senior Care Other Providers
Care Givers are screened, trained, bonded and insured
Care Managers are available 24/7 for client needs
Care Managers conduct regular quality assurance visits
Flexible schedules and no long term contracts
Balanced care Method training on health, mind, body & spirit
Recognized industry leader with publications & senior wellness
Home Care University (A unique online learning platform that gives our caregivers access to the training and expertise they need to provide the gold standard of care.)