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1. Things to Know Before Opting for Live In Caregiver in Toronto. 2. Pros and Cons of Using an Agency to Select the Right Caregivers in Toronto. 3. Effective Ways to Find One of the Best Caregivers in Toronto. 4. Learn to Select the Right Type of Live-In Caregiver in Toronto. 5. Respite Care Toronto – Things You Need to Know! 6. Some Common Reasons to Try Respite Care Toronto. 7. Respite Care in Toronto – Important Benefits for Primary Caregivers. 8. In-Home and In-Facility Respite Care Toronto for Your Loved Ones. 9. Four Things to Know about Respite Care in Toronto. 10.Question You Might Have about Respite Care in Toronto. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What You Need To Know About Live In Caregiver And Respite Care


1
What You Need To Know About Live In Caregiver And
Respite Care
2
Whats inside?
  1. Things to Know Before Opting for Live In
    Caregiver in Toronto
  2. Pros and Cons of Using an Agency to Select the
    Right Caregivers in Toronto
  3. Effective Ways to Find One of the Best Caregivers
    in Toronto
  4. Learn to Select the Right Type of Live-In
    Caregiver in Toronto
  5. Respite Care Toronto Things You Need to Know!
  6. Some Common Reasons to Try Respite Care Toronto
  7. Respite Care in Toronto Important Benefits for
    Primary Caregivers
  8. In-Home and In-Facility Respite Care Toronto for
    Your Loved Ones
  9. Four Things to Know about Respite Care in Toronto
  10. Question You Might Have about Respite Care in
    Toronto

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Things to Know Before Opting for Live In
Caregiver in Toronto
  • You can easily find a caregiver who works with
    you and maintains another residence at the same
    time. These caregivers usually work in teams with
    at least two caregivers switching off spending
    nights in your home. You will get round the clock
    care but you will receive it from different
    caregivers. Someone who offers their service
    during the daytime may not be available at night.
    You may want to consider using this option if
    your loved one needs extensive care or has higher
    care need.
  • You can also find a live-in caregiver in Toronto
    who is willing to stay at your home to take care
    of your loved one. Most of these caregivers are
    night-time caregivers only, but they sometimes
    also offer some services during daytime hours.
    They may agree to spend time with family and
    offer adult care during the day. It is important
    to understand that the presence of a trained
    individual at home should be taken as a safety
    option. They may be living at your home but they
    are more of an "on-call caregiver". It means that
    you should not expect them to help cater to all
    needs of your elderly loved one. Such caregivers
    may only be offering their services in exchange
    for board and room.

4
Pros and Cons of Using an Agency to Select the
Right Caregivers in Toronto
  • You will be able to work with pre-screened
    workers. It is the responsibility of agencies to
    screen every caregiver they have. They also
    ensure that their caregivers are capable of
    delivering top-notch services.
  • When you opt for an agency, you are more likely
    to work with a caregiver who has previous
    experience working with someone suffering from
    the same illness that your loved one has. Their
    experience allows to them to serve you well and
    ensure that your loved one stays comfortable all
    the time.
  • Another big advantage of working with an agency
    is that they will always be around if things go
    wrong. It is possible that you are not happy with
    the caregiver they have sent, but you can always
    ask them for a replacement. Similarly, agencies
    can easily find replacements when a caregiver
    becomes sick. It means that your loved one will
    always receive continuous care no matter what.

5
Pros and Cons of Using an Agency to Select the
Right Caregivers in Toronto
  • By opting for an agency, you will always be able
    to have someone to talk to about the quality of
    your caregiver. If you have any complaints, you
    can talk to a supervisor and they will have that
    issue resolved as soon as possible.
  • With a change in diagnosis, your loved one may
    require advanced care. You do not have to worry
    about finding a different and more experienced
    caregiver when working with agencies. Fast
    upgrades are one of many benefits you get when
    you hire caregivers in Toronto using an agency's
    help.
  • You do not have to worry about handling any
    paperwork when hiring a caregiver for your loved
    one because the agency will be responsible for
    everything. You just need to pay for the services
    you receive. They also handle taxes, payroll, and
    scheduling on their own.

6
Effective Ways to Find One of the Best Caregivers
in Toronto
  • One simple and highly effective option is to use
    the help of an agency. Agencies have many
    caregivers working with them they are all
    prescreened and trained to offer quality
    assistance. By utilizing this option, you can
    easily find a caregiver with previous experience
    working with someone who may be suffering from
    the same disability as your loved one. The option
    certainly has its merits, but keep in mind that
    it may prove a bit expensive.
  • You may want to talk to your friends and
    neighbors to help you find a right caregiver for
    your loved one. Someone who may have already
    worked with a caregiver can always help you make
    a right choice. You can ask people around you for
    recommendations and then talk to those
    individuals to confirm that they are going to
    deliver good service. Just keep in mind that
    someone who may have worked great for your
    neighbors may not always work equally well for
    you. The reason is that everyone has different
    priorities, so you should ask for recommendations
    but ensure that the person is capable of meeting
    your needs and requirements.

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Effective Ways to Find One of the Best Caregivers
in Toronto
  • You may consider consulting the community to get
    more information about experienced and
    trustworthy caregivers. You can leave your
    important details along with your needs and
    hourly rate with the concerned individual at
    senior centers, houses of worship, yoga studios,
    local gyms, and community centers. Whenever there
    is someone interested in the job, they will
    contact you directly. You can ask them important
    questions and decide whether they are the right
    candidate for the job or not.
  • Consider using the internet to find the list of
    professional caregivers in Toronto. You can find
    many review websites where people leave their
    feedback after using the services of different
    caregivers. You can check those reviews and get a
    better idea of who is offering better services.
    Once you have shortlisted a few candidates, you
    can contact them directly and ask them about
    their skills and experience. If possible, you
    should ask your loved one to interview the
    person. It is better to select a person who has
    already taken care of a person with the same
    illness that your elderly loved one has. This is
    to ensure that they face no issue when they
    actually get the chance to serve you.

8
Learn to Select the Right Type of Live-In
Caregiver in Toronto
  • Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) These care
    workers are not licensed and come with varying
    levels of training and experience. In most cases,
    they only serve as companions and helpers. It
    means they offer services like bathing,
    conversation, dressing, light housekeeping, and
    neighborhood walks. Sometimes, they may also
    offer transportation to appointments, shopping,
    and prescription pickup. Different states have
    different training requirements for personal care
    assistants. They charge on an hourly basis and
    may be a bit expensive depending on the market
    competition.
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) These professionals
    usually monitor your loved one's health condition
    and keep an eye on their vital signs. They also
    assist with dressing, bathing, and using the
    bathroom. In some cases, they may also offer
    light housekeeping services and prepare meals as
    well. Since they are highly trained, they usually
    charge a lot. You have to pay them on an hourly
    basis.

9
Learn to Select the Right Type of Live-In
Caregiver in Toronto
  • Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) Quite like
    HHAs, they take vital signs and pay a close
    attention to the patient's condition. They are
    also required to set up medical equipment, clean
    catheters, change dressings, offer walking
    assistance, and help with range-of-motion
    exercises. Since they are well trained, they also
    monitor infections and take necessary steps when
    they notice any complication. They may also offer
    personal patient care, such as dental help,
    feeding, bathroom assistance, bathing, and home
    tasks like serving meals.
  • Skilled Nursing Providers These are licensed
    service providers and responsible for fulfilling
    your loved one's medical needs. They can help
    with everything that any nonmedical caregiver
    cannot. They can administer IV drugs, shots, and
    tube feedings. They are also trained to provide
    diabetes care and change wound dressings. They
    also provide patient and caregiver education.
    Interestingly, some of these skilled nursing
    providers are also trained to help with
    occupational therapy, physical therapy, and
    speech therapy.
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) These professionals
    come with an associate degree in nursing or have
    a nursing diploma. They offer direct care and are
    trained to assist doctors in different medical
    procedures. They also share their knowledge with
    family members to ensure proper care.

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Respite Care Toronto Things You Need to Know!
  • You do not have to take your loved one out of
    your home for respite care because in-home
    respite caregivers are also available. They will
    come to your home and stay with your loved one
    while you are away taking care of something else.
    You will have a total peace of mind, knowing that
    you have a trained individual at home to ensure
    that your loved one stay safe and comfortable in
    your absence.
  • You can also consider taking advantage of
    residential respite care if you want respite care
    for more than 24 hours. Residential respite care
    often serves as apartment complexes for elderly
    individuals who have a disability. By choosing
    this option, you can go away for up to a few
    weeks without having to worry about the health
    and needs of your disabled loved one. You will
    have a total peace of mind knowing that your
    loved one is in a comfortable, safe room,
    apartment or suite with trained staff available
    around the clock. The staff can help your loved
    one with taking medications, eating meals, and
    performing exercises. Depending on the facility
    you select, your loved one may also enjoy
    facilities such as gyms, hair stylists,
    supervised outings, and religious services. They
    will also be responsible for taking the patient
    to shopping as well as medical appointments.

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Respite Care Toronto Things You Need to Know!
  • Take your time to select the right respite care
    program, service, or facility. Keep in mind that
    you may have to bear the expenses on your own
    because insurance usually does not cover respite
    care. You may still want to check your insurance
    plan to see if there is some help available.
    Along with inquiring about the rates, you should
    also ask other questions before finalizing a
    decision. For instance, it is better to opt for a
    facility that offers transportation than the one
    with no such facility. It is also important to
    ask about the services included in the plan. Get
    clear information about how soon you need to book
    stays or sessions. Moreover, you should ask them
    to share their plans and strategies to deal with
    weather or fire emergencies.

12
Some Common Reasons to Try Respite Care Toronto
  • You may want to use respite care when you have to
    travel. Sometimes, you need to travel for your
    own sake, but you may also have to travel to find
    information about how you can help your loved one
    feel better. You may have to travel to discuss a
    better care plan with a healthcare provider or
    you may simply need to travel to take some time
    and feel charged up.
  • You may need to take a break from your regular
    responsibilities to take care of your business.
    You might have to travel for business, but
    thinking constantly about the health of your
    loved one would keep you from performing well.
    Using respite care might give you the peace of
    mind you need to handle business tours better.
  • You may also want to use respite care Toronto
    when your loved one is willing to try for a
    senior community. You can find a facility where
    they offer group respite care. Your loved one may
    feel safe and happy with other people around. You
    will also feel comfortable knowing that your
    loved one is in right hands.

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Respite Care in Toronto Important Benefits for
Primary Caregivers
  • One of the biggest advantages of respite care in
    Toronto is that it gives you time to do something
    that makes you feel happy. Having a hobby or "me
    time" can save you from feeling stressed and
    depressed. It can make you forget about all the
    worries in your life, and forgetting about those
    stressors, even for a few hours, can work wonders
    for your mental state and overall health. By
    using you in-home respite care, you can get a few
    hours to pay attention to relaxing your nerves.
  • Another great advantage of using respite care is
    that it relaxes your mind and recharges your
    batteries. Even if you stay home and watch your
    favorite movie or show for a few hours, it will
    still help you feel better and energized to care
    for your loved one in a better way.
  • Even if you are happy with your role of
    caregiver, you may still benefit from taking a
    short break every once in a while. It helps you
    see life from a different perspective and ensures
    that you stay motivated when you return to your
    old role of a primary caregiver.

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Respite Care in Toronto Important Benefits for
Primary Caregivers
  • Another advantage of using respite care in
    Toronto is that it gives you time to enjoy some
    time out with friends. Your social life will
    suffer greatly with an aging loved one at home.
    Knowing that they are not on their own and a
    trained individual is there to take care of their
    needs, you can spend quality time with your
    friends and feel better when you eventually
    return to your role of a caregiver.
  • A serious issue with being the primary caregiver
    is that you will never have time to think of
    yourself. Performing the role for long enough
    might make you forget about yourself, but respite
    care ensures that you do not lose your own
    identity while trying to keep your loved one
    happy.

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In-Home and In-Facility Respite Care Toronto for
Your Loved Ones
  • In-Home Respite Care
  • You may want to opt for in-home respite care when
    you need to take short breaks. You can receive
    care multiple hours a day. It is possible to find
    a caregiver willing to care for your loved one
    through the night. Some caregivers specialize in
    certain conditions, such as arthritis,
    Parkinson's, or dementia. Using their services
    may offer some additional peace of mind. The
    option provides your loved one with companion
    care the caregiver will prepare a meal and do
    some light housekeeping as well. Companion care
    often costs around 10 or more per hour.
  • In-Facility Respite Care
  • You can utilize this option when you require
    respite care for a rather extended period. You
    will have to drop off the loved one to an
    assisted living facility you can also have your
    loved one picked up by them. The option provides
    you with programs offering adult day services.
    They monitor vital signs and take care of regular
    activities, transportation, and meals. You may
    want to use day services if you believe that you
    only need 24 hours to manage other things.
    Depending on the facility you choose, you may
    have to pay up to 150 for day services.

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Four Things to Know about Respite Care in Toronto
  • You can opt for respite care when your loved one
    cannot walk without assistance. You may want to
    use outside help when your loved one is suffering
    from a serious condition, such as diabetes,
    stroke, or cancer. It is possible to use the help
    for less than a day or you can also opt for
    programs that would take care of your loved one
    for several weeks.
  • You can opt for respite care at home if you think
    your loved one feel safe and comfortable in the
    home settings. It is possible to find in-home
    respite caregivers who will come to your home and
    serve as companions for your elderly loved one.
    The primary job of these caregivers is to be
    around your loved one and ensure that they do not
    hurt themselves while you are away. You may
    consider working with home health aides if you
    need someone to help your loved one with
    activities, like dressing, bathing, taking
    medications, and eating. It is also possible to
    find respite care providers who can make the
    beds, run a load of laundry, and prepare meals
    too.

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Four Things to Know about Respite Care in Toronto
  • You can take advantage of adult daycare centers
    for respite care in Toronto, especially if you do
    not want your loved one to feel isolated while
    you are busy taking care of other things in your
    life. These day care centers can offer respite
    care for the whole day. They offer music classes,
    exercises, and meals under the supervision of
    trained staff.
  • You can consider going for residential respite
    care if necessary. The option works great for
    individuals who have to go away for a few days to
    a few weeks. With residential respite care, there
    is no need to feel concerned about the well-being
    of your loved one because they will be under the
    supervision of trained staff, 24 hours a day.

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Question You Might Have about Respite Care in
Toronto
  • What will your loved one get during respite care
    in Toronto?
  • Respite care offers a comfortable and safe
    environment for your loved one. There will be
    trained providers taking care of everything. They
    talk to the patient and also help them dress,
    bathe, drink, exercise, take medications, and get
    in and out of bed. If you have no problem using
    assisted-living facilities, you may consider
    opting for group respite care. These programs
    offer comprehensive care along with music and art
    classes. The programs also offer group
    entertainment, meals, and time to socialize with
    others. It means that your loved one will not
    feel isolated while you are away on a short
    break.

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Question You Might Have about Respite Care in
Toronto
  • How long can you take advantage of respite care?
  • It depends on your needs and unique
    circumstances. Some people may want to set up
    respite care for no more than a couple of hours,
    while others may take advantage of this option to
    take longer breaks, up to several weeks. Whatever
    your needs are, you can find an option to suit
    those need.
  • Who can benefit from respite care?
  • Your loved one needs around the clock care if
    they are disabled or seriously ill. If you are
    the primary caregiver and usually take care of
    everything, you may want to consider taking a
    short break to recoup. Sometimes, you need some
    time off because of work or appointments. In this
    situation, you just cannot leave your loved one
    alone, especially if they are suffering from a
    stroke, a brain injury, cancer, blindness, or
    dementia. Instead of asking a friend for a favor,
    who, by the way, is not trained or aware of your
    loved one's unique need, you should look towards
    a live-in caregiver. A trained caregiver can help
    you manage everything in a much better and more
    professional way.

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