Discussing home health care options with family members is never an easy thing to do, but with the right in-home healthcare service provider that understands you and your family’s individual needs, you can relax knowing that you and your loved ones are in good hands.
The questions you might be asking yourself are:
- How do you choose the right home health care provider?
- What essential qualities must you look for in-home health care professionals?
- How do you safely place your family member’s well-being with someone you’ve never met before?
For over 27 years, Integracare has been serving Toronto and Mississauga’s communities by providing exceptional home health care for Seniors.
We have worked in home health care for a long time, and we understand the fears and anxieties that families experience when tough decisions have to be made.
Our mission at Integracare is to offer services that foster independence and joyful living among Clients, and we believe that in-home health care can be beneficial for families when it is done with compassion and professionalism.
Mobility issues, loneliness, mental health concerns, and physical limitations due to illness are all legitimate factors that affect many Seniors’ lives every day, and these are not often expressed by Seniors for fear of burdening their families and friends.
If you would like to know what the benefits of senior health care services right in your home are, then see the many qualities and benefits below.
Home Healthcare Improves Quality of Life
As people age, the human body starts to slow down which can cause severe mobility limitations. Life-threatening illness or mental health issues such as depression create debilitating loneliness in some Seniors.
It is common practice for Seniors to become isolated as their lives begin to change, and it is our job to reintroduce how joyful life is and to remind Seniors that life can be fruitful and deeply meaningful.
Depending on what care is needed, our Clients are carefully matched through our Registered Nursing Coordinators with an Integracare Caregiver, who is compassionate and engaging and is committed to providing sincere companionship.
Our Caregivers and home health care team are all registered and/or certified. We offer Registered Practicing Nurses (RPNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Physiotherapists, and Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), and caring for your loved ones is our top priority.
It is a well-known fact that regular massage therapy increases the quality of life in Seniors. Regular massage therapy provides pain relief to those with both acute and chronic conditions, and it’s been practiced for thousands of years because of its incredible medical and therapeutic benefits.
The sedentary lifestyle of those in wheelchairs can cause poor circulation, joint pain, and pressure sores. Our RMTs are gentle and considerate to these sensitive issues, and with monthly training and education sessions, our staff participates in deep learning to help amplify their quality of service.
Our in-home massage services are not limited to those in wheelchairs; massage therapy is also beneficial to those who experience:
- Muscle pain in the back, neck, and all over the body
- Headaches or migraines
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
- Digestive disorders
- stress, anxiety, or depression
With regular visits from Integracare’s RMTs, Clients’ blood flow is increased to the muscles and eliminates toxins. Clients feel stronger, more agile, and happier.
Massage therapy also plays an integral role in palliative care and chronic pain. You can call us to learn more about how our professionally trained and compassionate RMTs can enhance your loved one’s care treatment plan.
Additional benefits to regular massage therapy include increased appetite, improved digestion and elimination, improved ease in breathing, decreased need for pain medication, increased coordination and balance, a more restful sleep, and an opportunity to socialize with a friendly and empathetic RMT.
Regular massage therapy can make a huge difference in the life of a Senior, both physically and mentally. There is no reason why your loved one shouldn’t feel confident and healthy — with the gift of massage therapy, give them the quality of life they deserve.
Home Healthcare Brings Crucial Services Right to Your Door
When health issues are a factor in your family member’s life, such as a life-threatening illness, an injury, or Dementia, attending doctor appointments can feel like a laborious chore.
In-home health care alleviates that strain from your family’s life, and you and your family won’t have to arrange difficult transportation arrangements.
We offer critical services such as Palliative Care, Physiotherapy, Chronic Illness Care, and Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care wherever you or your loved one calls home. Our Caregivers, RPNs, and PSWs receive regular professional development to maintain and sharpen their skills including CPR & First Aid and Dementia Care.
In fact, Integracare is the only company in Toronto that offers private home health care to offer educational training in all four facets of Alzheimer’s and Dementia to 100% of its Caregivers. We believe that our Clients deserve the very best from all of our Caregivers, and with enhanced Dementia Care education, our Caregivers can deliver the most up-to-date home healthcare services.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that progresses with time, so it is always a good idea to plan for the future as soon as it is diagnosed. It can be difficult for families to discuss, and Integracare is here to help you make sensitive decisions about health care options.
Our Clients have top quality Dementia Care available to them, in their homes, up to 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our Caregivers’ objective is to provide the best home healthcare with compassion and engaging companionship.
Home Healthcare Provides Continuity and Routine
According to a recent study, almost 90 percent of Seniors over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their homes rather than move into assisted living or a nursing home. Aging in place gives individuals a sense of dignity, autonomy, and comfort.
Continuing to live at home allows Seniors the luxury of routine, and nursing homes can be crowded and confusing to navigate, so your loved one won’t have to learn their way around anywhere new.
When Seniors live at home, it also brings a great sense of comfort to family members. Visiting loved ones in assisted living can feel unnerving and even traumatizing. With in-home health care, you can spend time with your family member in the presence of their own home.
At Integracare, our philosophy is to provide the highest quality, person-centred home health care service available. We want our Clients to be as independent and comfortable as they can be, and for most people that means being at home with people who care about them.
While care plans are unique, flexible and individually developed, we offer support 365 days a year, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and our Clients can feel safe in knowing that they are supported and safe at all times.
In-home health care creates a sense of freedom and independence in Seniors. With reliable, trained support staff, you and your family can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in the best home healthcare in Toronto or Mississauga.
All of our Caregivers at Integracre are certified and/or registered, and they’re highly trained, screened, and supervised by a team of Registered Nursing Coordinators. This level of vetting, education and support ensures that Integracare Caregivers are the most compassionate, dependable and knowledgeable in the industry.
In-home health care provides comfort and familiarity and offers Seniors the opportunity to experience the best qualities of life.