If you’ve never worked with a Personal Support Worker (PSW) or hired an in-home caregiver for your aging loved ones, you may be wondering a few things. Is it the right time to bring in caregiver support? How much will it cost, and what exactly does a caregiver do to support independent living?
While we personalize our homecare services to reflect the specific needs and preferences of each client, there are a few commonalities. To help you understand the role our PSWs play in supporting seniors at home, we’d like to offer an overview of a fairly typical shift. To learn more about homecare services in Toronto, please contact us. We’d be pleased to answer your questions and offer a peronalized quote.
Personal care and more
Our caregivers are skilled, experienced and dedicated to providing homecare services with kindness and respect. During a shift, they often assist with tasks such as bathing and dressing as well as other forms of personal hygiene (dental health, haircare and nail care, for example). They may provide light housekeeping services while your loved one rests or watches a television show. They often wash and fold a load of laundry and change the bedsheets, and can help tidy up clutter to help prevent falls. They often prepare and serve delicious, balanced meals, leaving the kitchen fresh and clean at the end of their shift.
Oftentimes, seniors enjoy getting outside for a walk with their caregiver on a nice day—something we encourage, as it’s great for both mental and physical health. Our caregivers also ensure that your loved one takes their medication properly and on time, and can accompany them on errands or to medical appointments. Every client has different needs, and we take the time to find a caregiver who is the right fit for your loved one.
Making life easier—and more pleasant
Hiring a caregiver isn’t just about helping seniors function at home—it’s about improving their overall quality of life. This involves offering joyful companionship and encouraging better nutrition, and contributing to the maintenance of a clean, comfortable living space. Some seniors like to be read aloud to while others enjoy a game of cards. Whether your loved one enjoys quiet company or wants to chat away the afternoon, our caregivers are there to offer socialization, pleasant conversation and support.
Contact us to learn more
Letting a caregiver into your loved one’s home is an act of trust, and it has to be someone who will support their needs with dignity and respect. Living Assistance Services in Toronto is dedicated to offering exceptional care that’s dependable and empowering for seniors while offering family members much-needed relief and peace of mind. If you’re ready to get started, please contact us—we look forward to hearing from you.