How to Find Homecare for Seniors
Seniors and people with complex medical conditions of all ages can often stay in their own homes if they have some support.
Home and community services support people of all ages who require care in their home.
It may be providing hot or frozen, tasty, and nutritious meals delivered by caring volunteers, from Meals on Wheels, to help you to stay healthy in your own home.
Older adults can connect with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors. through the Health Line in the Waterloo Region or if you live in other areas of Ontario.
Get help paying for medical supplies and prescription drugs when you qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit program.
How to arrange home care and community services
Local Health Integration Networks arrange all government-funded services for people living at home. LHIN's are responsible for deciding who receives care, the level of care you need and for how long.
If you qualify, the Ontario government pays for a wide range of services in your home and community. If you don’t qualify for funding, you may be eligible for community support services that often have a client co-payment. You can also get help from private companies for a fee.
Promyse Home Care is available in Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge and provides nurse managed and home care services in the comfort of your home. Designed to meet your individual preferences and personal needs, our care plans are customized for you and delivered by compassionate, friendly, professional caregivers.
Types of services in your home
You can arrange to have health professionals visit you in your home. They can assess your needs, provide care, or help you to care for yourself by providing nursing care – including help to take medications, change bandages and clean wounds, recover from an injury or health problem, check your health and create a care plan.
For seniors who struggle with mobility, are recovering from surgery, or have varying disabilities, personal care activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming may become too difficult without assistance. You can arrange for help you with your daily care or help you safely manage these activities yourself.
Daily tasks such as preparing nutritious meals, housekeeping, laundry, and errands are important to ensure a safe and healthy living environment. To help maintain a safe and comfortable home, home support services can assist you with routine household activities.
At Promyse, our Nurse Case Managers will meet with you and your loved ones to determine initial needs and supports. Services provided by our Nurse Case Managers are at no additional charge.
We will always be there for you as time goes on and as needs change. We will work with you and with your loved ones to make short-term and long-term care management plans for their in-home care needs.