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Homecare Explained

With a rapidly aging population, the need for high quality homecare has never been more necessary. Often care is provided by family, but it is almost always necessary to have some level of care provided by caregivers other than family caregivers – even if the family caregiver has the time, this break for family caregivers is important to prevent burnout.

Most provinces and states across Canada and the United States have some care that is provided through the public system to supplement family caregivers. These levels of care not only vary greatly between states and provinces, but often vary within provinces and states themselves. We encourage patients to maximize the level of care they can receive from the public system, however, often this level of care is still not sufficient for patients. Most patients require some level of private care – and that’s when we encourage patients to turn to Homecare Hub.


 


Homecare helps people with caregiving needs such as frail seniors, and those with dementia, disability, injury, chronic disease, or terminal illness to receive care to keep them safe and comfortable at home. As more seniors prefer to remain at home, the need for homecare services has increased sharply.

Services include personal support caregivers providing tasks such as bathing, nursing care to provide complex tasks such as IV medication administration, companion care to support social interaction, home support to provide meals, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, social work, and nutrition. Typically when the term “Homecare” is applied, it usually does not include medical services such physician services. More often such medical services are grouped under the term “Home Healthcare”.

Our Services


Homecare Marketplace

 

Homecare services are usually coordinated by agencies. There are many agencies, however, many agencies do not hold themselves to the highest quality of care. We have developed a process to find high quality agencies and also ensure that agencies are adhering to strict health and safety requirements. Also most agencies do not provide pricing, and there is no standard naming of services provided – this makes finding care very challenging for patients.

Homecare Hub simplifies the processes of finding the right service for you by screening for quality, standardizing the naming of services, and requiring transparent pricing. You compare apples to apples to find the best care for you or your loved one.


Marketplace Services

 

We have identified the most common homecare services provided by homecare agencies, which include:

 

Personal Support Care


Bathing, washing, toileting, dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, feeding/eating, lifts and transfers, help with mobility, skin care, medication reminders/assistance  *No medication administration, can only help patient take their own medicine

Companion Care


Support social interaction and activity with a companion to visit them, help them with recreational activities, or accompany them to appointments, shopping, events, etc

Home Support Care


Light housework, meal preparation, dishes, laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, trash removal, picking up medications, and other errands

Registered Nursing Care


Monitoring Vitals, Intravenous Therapy, Lab Draws, Injections, Tube Feeding, G-Tube Care, Catheter changes, Dressing Changes, Advanced Wound Care, Medication Management and Administration, Tracheostomy care, Ventilator Care, Chronic Disease Management, Pain Management, Peritoneal Dialysis, and other advanced care.

Respite Care


Temporary care for a short specific time period so family members caring for a patient can take a break. Services are available in one's home or patients can be housed in an outside facility such as a retirement home.

Live In Care


Care is provided in the home to provide in-home care on a 24 hour basis for patients who require care through the day and night.