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What is Home Care/Home Care Myths

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Home Care Service Provider in Ontario, Canada

Home care gives you an opportunity to live your life to the fullest at your own place and at your own pace.
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A home care provider allows individuals with special needs to stay at their home while they receive individualized medical and non-medical care. The care recipients are mostly the aging population, the chronically ill, and those who are disabled or recovering from injuries. Home care services may include:

  • Personal Care
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)
  • Homemaking
  • Companionship
  • Cooking or Meal Delivery
  • Healthcare Assistance
  • And More

Contrary to what many people believe, home care is not only for the very ill but also for the healthy older adults who want assistance at home while they maintain their independence. It is also one of the most affordable specialized care options due to its flexibility of hourly service. Most of all, clients get the opportunity to take part in the decision-making process where they choose caregivers for themselves who will match their personal interests.

Myth: Home care workers abuse or steal from seniors.
Truth: There is no doubt that there are some unscrupulous caregivers out there and this, unfortunately, discredits the honest and caring ones. Please do not let yourself or your loved one suffer without help because of this. At Divine Favour Senior Homecare we take all necessary precautions to make sure that this does not happen. We start screening our staff at first contact, first impressions play a big role. Thereafter we do background and reference checks. To solidify their conduct and caring skills, we have well-designed training programs as elucidated on our staff/caregiver section on this site. These notwithstanding, we make sure no one is left behind by tracking their successful completion of all programs. In addition, all our caregivers are insured and bonded through our company while performing services in your home.
Myth: If I am using other care options, such as in a facility like a nursing home, assisted living or hospital, I, therefore, do not need the services of a home care agency.
Truth: At Divine Favour Senior Homecare, we are more than happy to supplement the care provided by facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living or hospitals on a one on one basis. Being beside someone in need at all seconds makes a huge difference. We will work compassionately and very closely with all those involved in your care like the doctors in charge, the staffs like nurses or social workers, to ensure you are receiving the utmost quality of care you deserve.
Myth: If I am not a senior i.e. 65 or older, home care isn’t for me.
Truth: Statistics has shown that the majority of those who receive home care services are 65 or older no doubt! But the bitter truth is, there are still a number of people with disabilities, people suffering from a chronic illness or just recovery from a surgery or injury that desperately need home care. Divine Favour Senior Homecare is there for you. We do not discriminate to whom we offer our tremendous care.
Myth: If I am providing the care for my loved one, there is no need for additional help.
Truth: When caring for your loved one, this often turns into around the clock task leaving the primary caregiver both mentally and physically burnout. No No No! This shouldn’t happen! Descent Respite care is the solution. Every caregiver needs to have periods of relief so that they have time to relax, effectively recharge and take proper care of themselves. If the primary caregiver falls sick, then the whole situation will transform into the worst state indeed. Please do not let this to happen. The team at Divine Favour Senior Homecare are ready and are the best choice when needing someone to provide decent respite care services for you.
Myth: Home Care agencies do not provide quality care as in a facility.
Truth: On Behalf of Divine Favour Senior Homecare we want to strongly emphasize that we operate based on our mission, belief, and core values as rightfully stated on this homepage. We are a registered and insured agency to make sure that our clients have that trust and protection when need be. We are a God fearing organization and put our faith and conscience first in doing and staying on what that is right. We also make sure that our staff is competent by providing tracked in-house training programs before being assigned to care for individuals, even those requiring non-medical care. In addition, nursing care is available allowing those who wish to stay in their home the opportunity to receive decent one-on-one care from a licensed, professional nurse. In many cases, staying in one’s home with the assistance of trained home care professional is more beneficial than placing them in a facility. If you are concerned about the level of care Divine Favour Senior Homecare agency can provide to you in your home, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.
Myth: Home care is expensive and only wealthy people can afford it.
Truth: At Divine Favour Senior Homecare we value seniors and want to be there for them in the slightest need. It’s a privilege to be a senior, for not everyone will experience or make it to old age. Depending on the level of care and how many hours a week one would like to receive in-home care, we do our best to make it affordable because it is a need and not a want. On the nutshell, the home care option will be more convenient and affordable than in a nursing or assisted living facility. There are many programs available to those who are interested in receiving in-home care. Contact us and we will make your home care needs become a reality. We love and have a heart for our seniors.
Myth: Only those who are sick need Homecare.
Truth: Comforting or non-medical home care is available to those who are just looking for a little extra help around the house, assistance running errands, transportation to medical appointments, or even just companionship. It also doesn’t leave out assistance with the activities of daily living, commonly known as ADLs. These activities include, but are not limited to, assistance with bathing, dressing, providing medication reminders, and helping with other day-to-day tasks as needed. Isn’t this amazing! How stress-free and comfort life could become. Please let us know how we can help and service could commerce in as little as 24 hours.

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