Call us now for a free in home consultation: 519-429-2644
We supply a wide range of home care services, including but not limited to the following:

Home Care Services:
24 Hour Care:

Sometimes, it is necessary to have 24 hour assistance for our loved ones. Victoria Eldercare is able to provide around the clock peace of mind for our valued clients. Our experienced caregivers are able to assist during all times during the day and night. We will provide the care planning, scheduling, and management for each case and make sure communication is constant for the whole family. We believe everyone deserves to be in the comfort of their own home, and we can provide this each hour of every day!

 

A few examples of care we provide:

  • A client living in town that needs someone around all the time, but their family lives a few hours away and cannot help as much as they would like to

  • A client is not sleeping well, and is at risk of falling during the night

  • A client with a form of dementia tends to wander and go out on their own at many times throughout the day and night, so we provide a caregiver all the time to keep our client safe

Alzheimer's Care:

A few facts first:

  • In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with cognitive impairment, including dementia - that's 14.9 per cent of Canadians 65 and older

  • By 2031, this figure will increase to 1.4 million

  • The physical and psychological toll on family caregivers is considerable; up to 75 per cent will develop psychological illnesses; 15 to 32 per cent suffer from depression

  • These numbers drop up to 80% when caregiver relief is provided

 

Not only will Victoria Eldercare provide a caring skilled caregiver, but we will focus directly on activities that will enhance our client's lives. We do this, by providing our clients with plenty of brain exercises, physical exercises, and many gentle conversations throughout our visits. These three factors help in delaying the process of many types of dementia.

Bathing, Grooming, and Dressing:

There are many different factors that can to lead to an individual needing assistance with an assortment of personal care needs. Different illnesses, chronic conditions, recent falls, surgery recovery, or general weakness may result in the need for some assistance. We are able to assist with many different personal care needs such as:

  • Bathing or showering

  • Grooming

  • Dressing of clothes

  • Feeding or eating

  • Toileting

  • Changing of depends or other similar products

  • Transportation to and from locations

 

We understand that personal care needs are truly personal and we think a positive relationship between our employee and our client makes this assistance much more manageable. The extra level of care we are able to provide keep our clients still feeling independent and appreciated

Chronic Condition Management:

Some of the health conditions that we are able to assist with care for are:

  • Heart disease

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson's

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Stroke

  • Cancer

  • Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia

  • Long-term rehabilitation after an injury

  • Vision or hearing loss

  • Traumatic brain injury

 

About 1 in 4 people who suffer from one or more of these conditions needs help now with some sort of personal care. If someone does not receive any help, there is a strong possibility that they will become isolated, depressed, and/or in hospital due to poor health.

 

Having a caregiver in place to assist with whatever our client may need, allows for a much safer and healthier living environment. Limitations to an individual can easily become a simple task for a pair! Victoria Eldercare strives to keep their clients happy and positive no matter what condition may be relevant for our clients.

Companionship:

Companionship support is the type of support that gives someone a sense of social belonging. Without a companion or visitor on a regular basis, some negative side affects can take place, such as; health problems, fears, loneliness, reduced sense of purpose.

 

When a senior is alone and without support they tend to lack proper nutrition and this can lead to many health problems associated with being alone.

 

Depression can also develop quite quickly when a senior is alone and can prevent our loved ones from enjoying their lives like they used to. Just a single visit a day can go a long way in preventing many of the social and health issues that a lack of companionship can create.

 

Our personally matched companions will help maintain that positive independence seniors crave and deserve. Everyone loves a positive attitude coming into their home, and Victoria Eldercare will provide that with pleasure

Fall Prevention and Home Care:

When we are first introduced to our clients, we will make recommendations on ways to improve the safety inside the home. Our staff is trained on how to prevent falls by working on exercises with our clients to strengthen those muscles that are used to stand, shift, and support.

 

Here are a few stats on falls, and why it is important to keep our strength up to avoid a fall.

  • About one third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually.

  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly 87% of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls.

  • Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions, and 40% of all nursing home admissions 40% of those admitted do not return to independent living; 25% pass away within a year.

  • Getting help after an immobilizing fall improves the chance of survival by 80% and increases the likelihood of a return to independent living.

 

Call today for our free consultation to get some recommendations and to keep you or your loved one at home. 

Family Respite:

Seeking support and maintaining your own health are both important in managing your role as a caregiver. Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver.

 

Respite care can take many forms, but boils down to two basic ideas: sharing the responsibility for care giving and getting support for yourself. Finding the right balance requires persistence, patience, and preparation.

 

Victoria Eldercare will provide an employee that will continue on the routine you have set forth for your loved ones, while you are able to take a break and go out and do some personal errands, and some time to yourself.

Geriatric Care Management:

Geriatric care management is the process of planning and coordinating care of the elderly and others with physical and/or mental impairments to meet their long term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence for as long as possible. It entails working with persons and their families in managing, rendering and referring various types of health and social care services.

 

Geriatric care managers accomplish this by combining a working knowledge of health and psychology, human development, family dynamics, public and private resources and funding sources, while advocating for their clients throughout the continuum of care. For example, they may assist families of older adults and others with chronic needs such as those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

 

Our case managers will provide their expertise and support to manage the care plan and help our clients achieve the best results possible for health and independence. 

Hospital Care:

Hospital stays can often be frightening and or lonely for anyone, but they can be especially difficult for seniors. Hospital staff often does not have time to provide one-on-one care and are often responsible for too many patients. It can be a long wait between the time your loved one pushes a call button (if they are capable of doing so) and the time it takes to have hospital personnel respond to that call. Dementia, disorientation and medication contribute to the possibility of falls or delayed response from hospital staff.

 

Our Hospital Care Service includes:

  • Assisting with meals and feeding

  • Providing companionship

  • Seeking help or information from the hospital/facility nurse when needed

  • Supervising patient (i.e. ensuring patient stays in bed, IVs remain in place, etc.)

  • Entertaining (crafts, games, reading, etc.)

Computer & Device Assistance:

Technology today is ever growing and can be seen as confusing or frustrating. Devices that have been built to help around the house are discarded for being too complicated to set-up or use. In a world that is shifting it's focus at making life easier can actually frighten and deter people away. With our services, we simplify, teach and set-up devices and computers to ensure that everyone is comfortable in their use of technology.

 

Our Computer & Device Assistance includes:

  • Computer Repair

  • Computer & Device set-up (IE: Cell Phones, TV, Etc.)

  • Finding ways to stay connected with family that best suits you.

  • In Depth, One on One Learning from our IT professional

  • Service Provider research based on your customized needs. (IE: Budget, Intended use, Etc.) 

If you have any questions related to any of our services, contact us!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Call us today at 519-429-2644

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