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Home Health Care Services: What are they?

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Home Health Care Services

According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census of Population, there are roughly 4,945,000 seniors aged 65 and older living in Canada. When it comes to the number of Canadian seniors living in private households, 92.1 per cent do so, while only 7.9 per cent take residence in health care or senior care facilities. The numbers speak for themselves: the majority of Canadian seniors can live independently in their own home or that of a loved one. In the case of some seniors, however, senior home health care services are critical to helping them achieve this independence.

Home Health Care Services versus Senior’s Facilities

Home health care services allow seniors of all ages to enjoy the comforts and memories of their own home with the help of a caring, compassionate, and experienced professional. A home health care provider is dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of services designed to help seniors with their day-to-day living. With these services, seniors can achieve the independence they desire and deserve, while enjoying the benefits and familiarity of their own home that they wouldn’t receive in a senior care facility.

Seniors receiving home health care, rather than living in a nursing home, enjoy privacy, control over their own schedule, and being close and accessible to their friends and family. For the most part, seniors receiving home health care services are relatively independent. They just need a little extra help. A home health care specialist is a professionally trained and certified caregiver, who is a trusted companion in a senior’s life. He or she travels to the client’s home to offer a wide range of basic and advanced home health care services to help seniors achieve their independence. Some of the in-home medical services a home health care provider can offer, include:

  • Medication scheduling and administration
  • Post-surgical care
  • Hospital discharge care
  • Pain management
  • Wound management
  • Transpiration to doctor’s appointments
  • Support for senior’s with chronic conditions
  • Assistance with grooming, dressing, and bathing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • And more

The caring and compassionate professionals at Medway Healthcare are here to assist you or a loved one with personalized home health care services. Our Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) are compassionate, professionally trained home health care providers with many years of experience helping seniors achieve independence in their own homes, rather than a senior care facility. Contact us today through our online form, or call 1-(888)-425-4850 to learn more about our senior citizen home health care services.


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