Dementia Care Ottawa
Expert dementia care for your loved one at home, in their familiar place.
Reduce your stress, restore their joy in life.
Are you struggling to care for a loved one with dementia?
- Are you getting calls at work to rescue a wandering parent?
- Is it hard to calm your loved one when they are confused?
- Have they experienced aggressive episodes?
- Have they had a fall recently?
- Are you worried you might not be able to care for them at home?
Dementia care with a difference
Your loved one with dementia can be safe at home.
We understand that dealing with dementia in a loved one can be overwhelming, especially when it is new.
At Choice Homecare, we specialize in dementia care. We’ve helped hundreds of families keep their loved ones with dementia safe at home.
Our team of specially trained and experienced caregivers is here to support you every step of the way.
- Specialized training in dementia care
- 24/7 nurse managed
- In-home care, where your loved one is comfortable.
- We schedule care to your needs.
- The Gentle Persuasive Approach
Do you need help? It’s not hard to get care.
Talk to one of our homecare coordinators, who understand what you are going through. They will listen to you and set up a time to come to your home.
One of our nurses will come to your home, assess your needs, and make a personalized care proposal, all at no cost to you.
Schedule when you want care to start. Welcome your caregiving team, and get back to enjoying time with your loved one.
What is dementia?
Dementia is a collection of symptoms related to the decline in memory and mental abilities — it is not a condition in and of itself.
There are many forms and causes of dementia — the two main forms being Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia (which occurs following a stroke).
In order to qualify as dementia, a person’s life must be significantly impacted by the impairment of at least two of these mental functions:
- Judgment / reasoning
- Attentiveness / focus
- Visual perception
How we can help
We focus on care for the whole family so you can focus on your loved ones. Essentially, we can take on the role of “professional son or daughter” allowing you to minimize your stress so you can enjoy quality time with your family and peace of mind knowing that Choice Homecare is involved.
Nurse managed care
All of our care is managed by nurses to ensure we are providing the right care in the right way. Caregivers are thoroughly oriented with the right priorities and clear direction. Nurse Managers also provide ongoing professional monitoring, oversight and reviews of care in order to ensure the patient’s goals are achieved and the quality of service is maintained.
Continuity of care
Not only do we value stability in the relationships we form with our patients, we believe in working hard towards developing a personal understanding of each individual’s behaviours. This way, we can adapt our course of action based on the unique needs and preferences of each person.
Our knowledgeable, reliable, and professional caregivers have the ability to give those living with dementia the chance to stay at home worry-free and get the quality care that they both need and deserve.
About In-Home Dementia Care
Caring for a person with dementia can be overwhelming. We can help. Our educated and experienced caregivers understand these behaviours and can provide safe, personalized, nurse-monitored care at home. In-home dementia care has all the required services being provided within the home, rather than in a hospital or care facility.
Our care managers are highly trained in dementia care. We increase the quality of life by encouraging clients to live normal lives for as long as possible. To do this, we find coping strategies to overcome deficits when they arise, such as finding new activities when old activities can no longer be enjoyed. We encourage our clients to do as much for themselves as possible, giving assistance and praise along the way.
Contact us for a free one-hour in-home assessment with a Choice Homecare Ottawa care manager. We’ll answer your questions and help ensure you receive the dementia care that your family needs. If you’re facing behaviours or issues related to dementia (including wandering, agitation, aggression, incontinence, and falls) we can offer experienced advice and coping strategies for day to day activities.
How we help people with dementia
Home health care
- Monitor general wellness, vital signs, blood pressure and glucometer
- Medication reminders
- Exercise routine guidance and support
- Mobility and transferring assistance
- Safety and wellness supervision
- Dressing and grooming
- Hygiene, toileting and continence care
- Meal planning, preparation, and feeding
- Oral hygiene and skin care
- Setting up care plan or improving existing care plan
- Home safety assessment & recommendations
- Falls risk assessment & prevention planning
- Specific disease-focused care plan and interventions
- Behaviour mapping, MoCA assessments, and specialized care plans for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Grocery shopping and prescription gathering
- Light housekeeping
- Bed making, linen changes, and laundry
- Transportation for appointments, errands, or outings
- Pet care and support
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