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Home-based senior care in Canada is a great alternative to nursing homes and assisted living centres. Here at Senior Helpers, we seek to improve the quality of life of our patients. We work hard to foster an environment of support and communication. We're focused on providing the people we help with engaging experiences and meaningful interactions. We proudly serve patients across Canada.

Whether you need Senior Helpers' assistance 24/7 or just a few hours a day, our offices are here to help. Our service options are flexible and customizable according to your specific situation, and your personalized senior care plan can be a combination of any of our service offerings. It all starts with a free in-home assessment, so call us today for yours.

Even when you are close to a senior family member, it can be difficult to know their specific needs. And in some cases, they might be apprehensive to mention their more personal needs.

The complimentary initial in-home care interview with a Senior Helpers consultant can help you survey your options. Together you can discuss your loved one's needs and our services to determine what is best for your entire family. We will cover:

  • Your family's specific goals
  • Your loved one's daily plan design and schedule
  • Pricing and payment methods
  • Implementation process
  • Ongoing communication and follow-up plan

Home Health Care

At Senior Helpers, we help people across Canada live comfortably in their homes. We provide home health care designed to make daily life a little bit easier for you or a loved one. Let us work with you to create a customized plan that covers everything from assisting with daily errands to promoting a healthy environment. Our skilled, friendly caregivers can make a positive impact. Our office will take the time to match your situation with a caregiver who can serve as an ideal companion in terms of skill level and personality. We can provide help with a diverse array of tasks, including:

  • Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Pet maintenance
  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Medication reminders

Companion Care

Our companion care line of services offers daily companionship and assistance with daily living activities. If your loved one is living alone and your visits are limited, social interaction becomes very important to their happiness and helps prevent feelings of isolation and depression. Our services are designed to help seniors continue living independently in their homes without the risks or fears that can so often go along with being unsupervised. Our caregivers are capable of providing constant patient monitoring and supervision. You can rest assured that we’ll work hard to create a positive, communicative environment for your loved one.

Whether they need a little fun or maybe just help keeping house and running errands, we have you covered with home care activities such as:

  • Caring companionship and conversation
  • Help with hobbies (scrapbooking, games, gardening, sports, news)
  • General shopping and errands
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Help with housekeeping (laundry and ironing, vacuuming and dusting, meal preparation, washing dishes, caring for pets and plants)

Personal Care

Our personal care line of services helps your loved ones with more intimate, non-medical care needs. Whether it is for normal aging challenges, hospital recovery, or sickness, we are here to make everyday life easier and more manageable. Our experienced caregivers are specifically trained to handle these tasks and our care managers will be closely involved to conduct periodic assessments to survey your loved one's care.

  • Personal hygiene assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Diet monitoring and meal planning
  • Walking assistance

Types of Care

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

If your elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, it can take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. But with assistance from Senior Helpers, you don't have to go it alone.

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Parkinson's Care

Senior Helpers’ expertise in providing care for those who live with Parkinson’s disease comes from in-depth training on how to care for seniors with a variety of age-related ailments. Parkinson’s disease is a unique challenge for caregivers, which is why Senior Helpers has invested so extensively to train its caregivers with the best information and tools available to make sure all Senior Helpers clients who live with Parkinson’s can live in comfort and as independently as possible given their condition.

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Senior Gems®

The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is based on the Gems™ techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care, which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. It is a method for identifying the characteristics of aging, from normal aging through the early- and late-stage dementia with which many seniors are now facing. This classification system allows trained Senior Helpers caregivers to identify the characteristics of different stages of dementia and understand what a person can still do based on a gem level and using specific strategies to care for our seniors.

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Surgery Assistance & Sitter Services

You want to be there with your elderly family member every minute of the day, but you simply can't. Senior Helpers can help. We can monitor your elderly loved one while they are in the hospital so you can get some respite. Our professional, locally based caregivers are available 24 hours a day to give you the peace of mind that your loved one is not alone.

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Wellness Watch

The semi-monthly visits include companion care services customized to the needs of your parent or loved one. In addition, the family receives a monthly report and access to quick-start home care.

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To learn more about our services or to speak with a Senior Helpers home health care expert about your loved one’s unique needs, please contact us today.

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Home Care Funding & Payment Options

Our goal is to help our clients remain independent at home for as long as possible. However, we understand that most people do not have unlimited funds to pay for respite care. There are several options available to help pay for long-term home care and lighten your family's financial burden. Listed below are some creative options to help your loved one remain in their own home.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance helps cover the cost of senior care at home or in a nursing facility. It helps protect your loved one's assets and can cover much of the cost of home care, depending on the policy terms. Senior Helpers works with most long-term care insurance companies, so be sure to find out if your loved one has a policy.

Reverse Mortgages

If your loved one has equity in their home, they can probably qualify for a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage is a loan against your home that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live there. With a reverse mortgage, you can turn the value of your home into cash without having to move or to repay the loan each month. These funds can then be used to pay for home care.

Additional Provincial and Local Programs

In many provinces, there are local and provincial funded programs that offer limited care for seniors who meet certain criteria. Contact the Senior Helpers office for more information.

Viatical Life Settlements

If your loved one has a life insurance policy, there are companies that offer insurance owners the option to sell their policies in exchange for a lump sum payment that is greater than the cash surrender value.

Payment Options

Senior Helpers offers a choice of payment options for your convenience. We invoice for our services on a weekly basis and can send the invoice directly to the client, their family, a trusted advisor, or long-term care insurance company. Our invoices are detailed with the dates and times of service along with the caregiver who provided care on each day.

Most of our clients are "private pay," which means they submit payment directly to us each billing cycle. For your convenience, we accept payment by both cheques and credit cards (at most locations).