Researching health care options for a loved one can be overwhelming. You have to measure the pros and cons of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and where your friend or family member will receive the best, one-on-one support and care.
Moving into an assisted living facility can be extremely difficult for some Seniors because this requires significant lifestyle changes and it is often traumatizing to leave a home that feels familiar and safe.
For many families, in-home private home health care is the best solution because your loved one can enjoy many of the advantages of an assisted living facilities right in the comforts of home.
Integracare is a private home health care agency that has been serving Toronto for almost 30 years. Our staff of Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and other Caregivers is highly trained and well-equipped to handle any private caregiving situation.
Private in-home health care allows individuals to continue to live independently and comfortably with help and support as required.
One of the biggest advantages to in-home care is that your loved one receives private, customized care. Unlike a nursing home facility or assisted living, private care offers round-the-clock one-on-one support.
There is no need to adjust to new rules or routines set by a care facility. A home care plan is custom-created to suit the needs of you and your loved one. Your loved one can wake, eat, and bath all on their own time schedule and can vary to their needs.
In addition to this, your friend or family will truly get to know their PSW and Caregiving team on a personal level because of the amount of quality time spent with one another.
You won’t have to worry about them feeling isolated or lonely ever again when our compassionate Caregivers are there to keep them company and provide sincere companionship.
Comfort is one of the most important matters to consider when you’re looking into Senior health care services for your loved one.
The primary advantage of home care is that your friend or family member is able to stay in the environment that is most comfortable and familiar to them. At home, they can sleep in their own bed, use their own bathroom, and continue their daily routines without interruption.
Integracare Caregivers are there to lend a helping hand and to ensure that Clients are resting comfortably.
For Clients who suffer from progressive conditions that affect memory such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of Dementia, being in familiar surroundings can be particularly beneficial.
We are staffed with carefully selected, certified Personal Support Workers who bring experience, expertise, and resources necessary to provide gentle and compassionate in-home care.
Our PSWs assist with:
- Incontinence Care
- Medication Reminders
- Meal Preparation
- Light housekeeping
- And more
We are also Toronto and Mississauga’s only home health care provider that educates all of our PSWs and Caregivers in all four facets of Dementia care through on-going training and education workshops with the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.
The personal nature of in-home health care allows your loved one to be our Caregivers’ primary focus. The job of a Caregiver provides a unique level of attention and support that ensures your friend or family member is comfortable and safe, which means our Clients’ needs are met much faster than in an assisted living or nursing home facility.
Integracare delivers the highest quality, person-centred home health care services to suit the particular, individual needs of Clients.
In addition to the best private nursing care Toronto has to offer, Integracare offers Personal Support Services and other professional home health care services. We provide:
- Dementia Care
- Wound Care
- Palliative Care
- Massage Therapy
- And more
We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare at home to bring joy and independence to the lives of those who need additional assistance.
Our professional PSWs demonstrate compassion, empathy, sensitivity, and respect to improve lives and allow our Clients to maintain comfort and dignity.
Nothing brings joy quite like a little furry friend.
With private in-home health care your friend or family member can maintain their loving relationship with their beloved pet. They won’t have to part with their cat, dog, or whatever it may be as they would if they moved into an assisted living facility.
For Seniors, pet companionship has been proven to ease loneliness, reduce heart disease, and even reduce Responsive Behaviour for those living with Dementia.
Our Caregivers can help walk, feed, and nurture Clients’ pets so that Seniors can benefit from pet companionship without the responsibility of having a dependent.
Loss of independence is a big concern for Seniors. It plays a huge factor in determining what type of care options are out there.
An advantage of home care is that your loved one can keep in control of many aspects of their daily life. They can abide by their own schedule, they can choose what they want to eat and when, and when and with whom to socialize.
And for Seniors who can no longer drive, a Caregiver can escort them to social activities, medical appointments, and run errands to support their ability to live joyfully and independently.
Isolation and loneliness are common among Seniors. These are debilitating feelings and can often lead to a decline in not only mental health, but also physical health.
Our Caregivers are trained to be active and empathetic listeners and they’re naturally friendly and kind individuals. Human connection is critical for anyone’s wellbeing, and can be particularly beneficial for Seniors.
Integracare Caregivers provide your loved one with a familiar face, and lively conversation —which can have a huge impact on overall health and well-being of your loved one.
Private home care enables your family and friends to play a larger role in your loved one’s care plan. Integracare offers a direct line of communications with your loved one’s Caregiver, outside doctors, and supervisors to provide you with frequent updates regarding their wellbeing.
Unlike assisted living and nursing facilities, there are no restrictions or rules for visiting hours.
Choosing to stay at home in the neighbourhood that they love also allows Seniors to maintain their social activities and routines.
Friends and neighbours can pop by and your loved one won’t have to move and adjust to an unknown place full of unfamiliar faces.
Moving to a new place is particularly difficult when Seniors suffer from diseases such as Dementia or other life-threatening illnesses. That’s why palliative care is so important in these situations.
Integracare offers live-in Palliative Care that partner with other Personal Support work when Clients are diagnosed with critical illnesses.
At-home Palliative Care alleviates the same stressors that are involved with moving out of a familiar place and moving into assisted living.
Our Palliative Caregivers can provide up to 24/7 support at home, making your loved one as comfortable as possible.
Private health care at home for Seniors just makes sense. Our Clients enjoy a joyful and independent life while developing a strong connection with their PSW and Caregiving team.
There is no hassle to move and your loved one can enjoy in the familiarity, safety and comfort of home.