Choosing a Home Care Agency

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Looking for the right home care in Canada doesn't need to be difficult. First consider the nature of the assistance you require. For example, do you need occasional help administering medications, cooking meals, cleaning, or rides to doctor's appointments? Once you know the type of care you need, and the frequency, contact different home care agencies in your community to determine which one offers services most in line with your specific needs.

When you interview the different home care agencies in your community, you should ask a number of questions that revolve around their organization, services, staff, qualifications, programs and resources. Also, make sure you follow up with their references. Talking to other people who have used a home care agency is a great way to obtain first hand, unbiased information.

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Home care companies

Take It Easy Care Inc.   

Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Ontario, .

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in tailoring our services to meet their unique needs, recognizing that no two individuals are the same. Whether it's medical care, companionship, or assistance

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Care

Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care  

10520 Yonge Street, Unit 4, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3C7

Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care, provides compassionate 24 hour personalized senior care services with bonded, registered & licensed Nurses / RPN's, in your home, hospital, rehab, LTC & retirement communities.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

In-Home Assisted Living Inc.  

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3A1

In-Home Assisted Living offers caregivers and nurses to help seniors and people with medical challenges to remain living in their own home with safety and comfort. Also ask about our hospital bedside support.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Nurse For Care  

2390 Eglinton Avene East, Suite #224, Toronto, Ontario, M1K 2P5

Nurse for All offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia at home, hospital, retirement home or long-term care facility.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Home care services publicly funded

Typically, there are government-approved providers for publicly funded home care service. Purchasing service directly is a personal decision and government home care will not generally provide advice as to the selection of a private home care agency.

Questions to ask about home care agencies:

There are a number of questions that families can ask when selecting a home care agency.

Organizational

Services

Staff

Quality

Suggested questions to ask references:

The decision to purchase care should be made as carefully as with the purchase of any other service. By working with a home care organization, families can minimize their workload, mitigate the potential threats and be free to spend their time in the context of the family relationship.

For families seeking home care service, it is wise to choose reputable businesses that guarantee high quality service and fair labour practices. Home care organizations that choose to belong to an association, such as the Ontario Home Care Association, are typically those with high standards related to all aspects of service. Families are therefore assured a standard of excellence and business responsibility matching the importance of the work the home care agencies do for people.

With files from Sue VanderBent, Executive Director, Ontario Home Care Association








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