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In Home Care: Medical Care for the Elderly

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In Home Medical Care for the Elderly

Canada’s senior population is growing rapidly. According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of seniors within the population has been steadily growing, increasing from eight per cent of the population in 1960 to 14 per cent in 2009. Stats Canada estimates that seniors are expected to comprise around 23 to 25 per cent of the population by 2036. When it comes to the question of how to ensure Canada’s growing senior population receives the care they deserve, in home care is looked at as an excellent option for seniors and their families looking to receive top-notch medical assistance in the comfort of their own home.

What is In Home Care?

An in home care professional is a specially trained companion who is equipped to provide medical assistance to the elderly. An in home care caregiver allows a senior to enjoy the independence of living in their own home, while having someone to lean on to arrange regularly scheduled visits from medical professionals. With an in home care specialist, seniors enjoy the luxury of receiving top-notch, personalized medical care without having to leave their home. In home health care staff can provide or arrange for a compressive range of medical services including:

  • Administering medication
  • IV therapy
  • Pain management
  • Wound and dressing care
  • Palliative care
  • Ventilator care
  • And more

Meetings Senior’s Medical Needs at Home

An in home care professional acts as a liaison between a senior and the medical professionals they rely on to stay in good health. They arrange home visits by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other long-term, and short-term healthcare providers to assist with a wide range of medical conditions. This provides families with the peace of mind of knowing that their loved one is receiving the same level of care at home that they would receive at a hospital, doctor’s office, or any other medical facility.

The caring and compassionate professionals at Medway Healthcare are here to assist you or a loved one with personalized in home 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 in home care services for senior citizens.