When it comes to palliative care, the right type of support can make all the difference. Once loved ones reach the stage where curative treatment is no longer possible, Home Care Assistance can help. We offer comprehensive support for your whole palliative journey to provide your loved one with peace, comfort and dignity in dying, while bringing peace of mind and respite to your family.
We specialize in around-the-clock, 24/7 care. Knowing a trustworthy caregiver is providing the best possible care reduces stress and enhances the value of your remaining time with your loved one. Plus Home Care Assistance can work anywhere – with hospice patients in inpatient hospice facilities, hospitals, assisted living centers, skilled nursing centers and at home. Wherever your loved one may be, we focus on enhancing the quality of remaining life by keeping him or her as comfortable, alert and functional as possible.
Our Palliative Case Managers are highly experienced nurses who can expertly help Clients and families navigate this difficult and overwhelming journey. Clients’ needs change frequently and require trained observation and the ability to pivot to meet the clients needs 24/7. Our case managers provide active advocacy for the client and ongoing oversight to take the stress and burden off families and allow them to enjoy the remaining time with their loved ones in peace and love. They assist with the following:
Home Care Assistance caregivers provide personal care, assist with transfers, medication reminders, and monitoring, prepare meals, do laundry, clean the house, pick up prescriptions, run errands and more. Most importantly, we can be there when you can’t.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that when you are unable to be there, your loved one is in professional and caring hands.
Whether at home, in the hospital, or in a facility, Home Care Assistance will provide the most compassionate caregivers specially trained in palliative care wherever you need it. Our caregivers are carefully screened to ensure we provide only the most conscientious and dedicated people and are trained to understand the unique needs of palliative patients. They provide safety, companionship and emotional support, devoting 100% of their attention to maintaining a positive and healthy environment for your loved one as long as possible. They can address the special needs of those nearing the end of life in many ways, including:
If you are interested in learning more about Home Care Assistance and how our palliative program can help you and your loved one, call us today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays so you will always be speaking directly with a person. We are committed to providing your loved one with the highest quality palliative journey wherever they may be.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of thinking about what your values, beliefs, and preferences are, and communicating these in relation to the care you would want in a future situation in which you could not speak for yourself.
Advance Care Planning is vital for all adults of all ages and stages of health but is imperative for those who are still capable of making their own decisions when they have life-threatening illnesses. When an adult has dementia, it is essential that Advance Care Planning is completed as soon as possible.
Connie Jorsvik, BSN, a senior healthcare navigator and Advance Care Planning specialist can provide individualized counselling and support for individuals and families on how to have these difficult discussions and can help to prepare these vital documents. Connie is the National Advance Care Planning Coordinator for Dying with Dignity Canada and is a local, provincial and national speaker on ACP.