HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOME CARE SER­VICE

Richmond Hill Post - - Ask The Expert - CON­TACT 234 Eglin­ton Ave. East, Suite 207, Toronto Phone: 416-482-8292 www.el­der­care­home­health.com wise­man@el­der­care­home­health.com

Your par­ent has pre­vi­ously been in­de­pen­dent, but now they’ve been di­ag­nosed with De­men­tia and are no longer safe to be on their own. Or per­haps your par­ent has had a stroke and is in the hospi­tal but they’re about to be dis­charged – and they’ll need help at home. With over 50 senior care com­pa­nies in Toronto and the GTA how do you de­cide who to call, and who to hire? There are two kinds of pri­vate home care ser­vices; • Non-med­i­cal care • Care that is ac­tively case man­aged and su­per­vised by a Reg­is­tered Nurse. Choose non-med­i­cal PSW care ( most ser­vices in Toronto and the GTA are non-med­i­cal) if your el­derly par­ent needs only: • Com­pan­ion­ship • Meal prepa­ra­tion • Gro­cery shop­ping • Light house­keep­ing Choose PSW care that is ac­tively case man­aged and su­per­vised by a Reg­is­tered Nurse if your par­ent: • Is in the hospi­tal • Is be­ing dis­charged from the hospi­tal • Has Parkin­son’s • Has de­men­tia • Has had a stroke • Has Conges­tive Heart Fail­ure (CHF) • Is tak­ing med­i­ca­tions • Is pal­lia­tive If your el­derly par­ent has a chronic dis­ease like De­men­tia, Parkin­son’s or CHF, or if they have been in the hospi­tal re­cently, their health sta­tus can change quickly.

Hav­ing PSW care that is ac­tively case man­aged and su­per­vised by a Reg­is­tered Nurse or Reg­is­tered Prac­ti­cal Nurse means that your par­ent has qual­i­fied med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als over­see­ing their care, and a Reg­is­tered Nurse on call 24/7. Which means fewer, if any, trips to the hospi­tal and im­proved safety and qual­ity of life.

Lisa Wise­man BIO Lisa Wise­man is the Pres­i­dent and founder of Elder­care Home Health Inc. The team at Elder­care Home Health has been pro­vid­ing ex­pert, PSW care that is ac­tively case man­aged and su­per­vised by Reg­is­tered Nurses, for over 22 years. Care starts with a no-charge as­sess­ment by a Reg­is­tered Nurse.

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