You or your loved may need more specialized care than basic personal care in order to live safely and independently at home. This may include people living with dementia or people who have recently been discharged from hospital. Graceful Living Home Care Services offers specialized home care in situations like this. Our experienced caregivers will provide you or your loved ones the quality care they need.
Our Specialized Care services include:
- Hospital and Post Hospital Care,
- Alzheimers and Dementia Care,
- Respite Care
- Palliative Care
All Specialized Care services include Personalized Care Plans.
Hospital and Post-Hospital Care
Hospital stays can be stressful and scary especially for the elderly. We provide hospital assistance as part of our specialized care services ensuring, comfort and support to the patient in addition to the institutions staff. Our caregivers will take note of information provided by healthcare staff and communicate with family as needed. Continuing recovery at home is not only more comfortable but recommended by health professionals, as there is an increased risk of contracting infectious diseases with hospital stays. We can help with the transition from hospital to home where recovery can continue in more desirable surroundings.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s can come as a shock not only for the person with dementia, but also for family and friends. Caring for someone living with dementia can place a great deal of stress on the caregiver. In early stages reminders and checkins from family members may allow the person diagnosed to remain living on their own, but as the disease progresses so does the degree of care needed. Dementia is an overall term used to describe various brain disorders caused by physical changes in the brain. The changes in the brain occur due to loss of cells and the breakdown of important nerve connections. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 564,000 individuals in Canada are currently living with dementia and this number is expected to increase to 1.4 million people by 2031. Some of the symptoms of dementia include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty completing tasks,
- Reduced reasoning,
- Communication problems,
- Mood changes,
- Forgetful of family/friends, and
- Loss of coordination.
Graceful Living Home Care Services will match your loved one with a caregiver who is familiar with the symptoms, stages and care needs of people living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Our Dementia care specialists will put together a Care Plan using our Person-Centred Care Approach, ensuring your loved one can experience the best quality of life possible, in the comfort of their own home.
Respite care allows you to recharge, reduce your stress and avoid caregiver burnout. It also enables you to spend time with other family members, take a vacation, or take the time you need to handle your own daily affairs. A break from the caregiver role also means that you may return to the role of caregiver refreshed, with a positive outlook. Our caregivers can help out with any care needs required by your loved so you can take a break. Some of the our Respite Care services include:
- Personal Care
- Meal Preparation
- Medication Reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Accompanied Outings as well as any of our Specialized Care Services
Palliative care, also called end of life or comfort care, is a type of health care for patients and their families when facing life threatening illnesses. The focus of palliative care is to maximize the patient’s quality of life as well as provide a comfortable environment during this difficult time. A Palliative Care Approach includes:
- Treatment of curable conditions
- Pain and symptom management
- Social and spiritual support
Our qualified, compassionate caregivers understand the special needs involved in caring for those nearing the end of life. Our caregivers can assist by:
End of life decisions are always difficult for seniors and their loved ones. Palliative care enables seniors to continue aging with dignity and comfort in their own homes. Many seniors find that living in their own homes during this difficult time adds comfort and increases their quality of life being surrounded by memories and loved ones.
Graceful Living Home Care Services tailors our Specialized Care services to meet you or your loved ones specific needs, our services are available hourly blocks, part time, full time to full 24 hr care. We are available 7 days a week. Request a Free In-Home Care Assessment or call 514-684-4258 for more information.