Live-In home care is a great alternative to assisted living if you or your loved one needs more than hourly home care. Caregivers are in the home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping you or your loved one maintain normal routines as much as possible while providing quality care and companionship. Live-In home care is a cost effective alternative to facility living, with many more benefits.
Live-In home care increases independence, provides peace of mind, and promotes well-being. Remaining in your own home allows families the opportunity to participate in daily activities; participation is far less likely in an institutional setting. Receiving one-on-one care allows control over your own life. Live-In home care provides a healthy oversight on medication adherence, nutritional needs, emotional support and daily living needs that are necessary for health and well-being.
For those struggling to complete their daily needs, the prospect of having to leave their homes and familiar surroundings is depressing and frightening. Calgary Elder Care cares about you and ensuring you maintain your independence and ties with friends, family and community.
Once a personalized assessment is completed by one of our in-house Registered Nurses, a custom care plan will be created with your individual needs and preferences in mind. At this point, a caregiver will be personally selected for you based on both skill set and personality, to ensure the best possible match for both you and your family.
Live-In home care services may consist of the following:
- Showering / bathing
- Dressing / undressing
- Shaving, hair care, grooming
- Eating and drinking, cooking and preparation of foods and special diets
- Mobility and transferring (bed, chair, etc.)
- Prescribed exercise or therapy programs
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to appointments and social events
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Companionship and support
*This service is provided at a flat rate and is therefore more cost effective.
Overnight Home Care Services
These are 10 hour shifts and many include:
- getting ready for bed
- transfers in/out of bed
- assistance to washroom
- sleep checks
- medication reminders
- morning assistance with personal care, dressing, and meal preparation
*This service can also be provided as a flat rate depending on extent of care needed.