Today, more and more Seniors are choosing to age comfortably and peacefully at home. It used to be common practice for families and friends to bring their loved ones to assisted living or nursing homes as soon as they reached a certain age because they needed access to nurses, personal support, and other crucial health care services.
There are options now where Seniors can receive all of these services in the comfort, familiarity and safety of their own homes. In-home health care brings medical services directly to your loved one’s door.
Aging at home honours Seniors’ dignity and independence. Maintaining a sense of autonomy for as long as possible is important for any Senior, and staying in their own home where they are safe and secure helps individuals feel in control of their lives.
Integracare is Toronto and Mississauga’s most trusted home health care provider. We have been serving the GTA for almost 30 years and we believe in providing the highest quality home health care that fosters Client independence and joyful living.
You want the best for your friends and family members. We understand that life is busy and can get hectic at times. That’s why we provide at-home personal support for our Clients 24-hours a day.
With Integracare, you won’t have to worry about your loved one being alone or unsupervised anymore. All of our Caregivers are registered or certified and are highly screened, trained, and supervised 24/7 by a team of Registered Nursing Coordinators.
Your loved one might require more than the occasional visit from a Personal Support Worker (PSW). Perhaps they have mobility issues, dietary restrictions, or a debilitating mental disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease or another type of Dementia.
Consider the benefits of live-in care. Your family member or friend could enjoy full-time care and you can relax, from wherever you are, knowing that they’re safe, sound, and in the company of a highly trained PSW.
As we age, it’s natural for our bodies and minds to slow down. Often it becomes difficult to complete daily activities and everyday chores can feel encumbering.
When an individual’s well-being is becoming compromised it’s important to seek outside assistance to take care of essential everyday living activities so that their quality of life is never jeopardized.
Integracare is dependable and we provide outstanding home health care services for all of our Clients. We work collectively to ensure that our Clients to feel happy and safe. It can be stressful to be removed from a familiar space into an unknown one for anybody, but it can feel particularly unnerving for a Senior.
When Seniors have the opportunity to remain in their home — a familiar and beloved space —they won’t have to learn a routine that is foreign to them or how to navigate a brand new, unfamiliar nursing home. To many people, moving into a nursing home or assisted living can be truly overwhelming. Sometimes Seniors feel as if their sense of independence is gone, and that they no longer have any privacy.
A live-in Caregiver acts as a trusted companion but still respects Clients’ boundaries, privacy, and lifestyle. Our Caregivers are compassionate, attentive, and detailed oriented. Our staff is carefully selected with background checks and references, and we meticulously match Clients with Caregivers based on Clients’ medical needs and personal preferences.
Live-in Caregivers build a relationship with your friend or family member so that there is a deep sense of familiarity between both parties.
Integracare live-in Caregivers are trained to handle any situations that are specific to your loved one’s care needs. If they are recovering from an injury, suffering from an illness, or if there are mobility issues to address, our staff has it covered.
You can trust us to provide empathy in everything we do, in addition to professional medical services to keep your friends and family members healthy, safe, and happy.
Integracare is also a leader in at home Dementia Care in Toronto and Mississauga. Dementia is an overall term to describe a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia, but other types include:
- Vascular Dementia
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- And others
Dementia is debilitating, and once diagnosed it only progresses. It is emotionally challenging on patients, friends, and family members and it is a disease that requires a lot of support. It becomes difficult for people living with Dementia to complete daily tasks and sometimes they require full supervision. It’s a sensitive topic to discuss, but it is extremely important to do so.
It’s important to put a plan in place as soon as the diagnosis is made, and with Integracare, your loved one can receive full in-home support with a carefully selected live-in Caregiver.
We are the only provider of home health care in Toronto and Mississauga committed to educating 100% of our Caregivers in all four facets of Dementia Care and taught by the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. It’s our philosophy to make top quality Dementia Care available for our Clients in their homes 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Caregivers’ objective is to provide the highest quality of care with empathy and engaging companionship.
If someone you loved has been diagnosed with Dementia, and they prefer to stay at home, a live-in Caregiver will be there to support them any time, night or day.
A Personal and Customized Health Care Plan
All of our Clients are provided with a personalized health care plan suited to their unique needs. A priority of ours is to pair each and every one of our Clients with a Caregiver who has specialized training in their medical and emotional needs as well as personal preferences.
Our Registered Nursing Coordinators provide person-centred care plans that are designed to increase Clients’ quality of life and to suit individual interests and abilities. We maintain open communication with doctors and other medical professionals who are part of your loved one’s health care team to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that they are receiving the absolute best care in all areas.
With live-in support, Clients receive one-on-one attention 24 hours a day. Caregivers provide:
- Careful monitoring of medications, blood pressure, and other medical devices;
- Assistance with light housework;
- Bathing, feeding, and other necessary daily tasks;
- Considerate and engaging companionship;
- Supervised exercise and fitness routines, as part of the Client’s health care plan;
- Meal Preparation; and
- Much more
Seniors often experience isolation and feelings of loneliness, even when friends and family surround them. Aging is a difficult process and sometimes people don’t want to burden those they love the most with their inner fears about what they may be going through. It’s crucial for Seniors to maintain a social life in order to feel happy and healthy. Live-In Care encourages sociability in Clients.
We pride ourselves on the friendships that have evolved from Clients and Caregivers. The bond that is formed between the two is truly unique.
Live-in support gives you and your family peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is under the supervision of a professional at all times. You can’t always be there, and that’s absolutely fine — we can.
At Integracare, we believe that life can be joyful and relatively stress-free at any age. Seniors deserve nothing but the best, and aging-in-place allows individuals the respect and dignity to live their lives fully and at their own speed.