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Ottawa Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester and Orleans

what is home care

Home care in Ottawa provides professionally trained caregivers who are supervised, receive on going education and have access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and this is different than home health care. Homewatch CareGivers in Ottawa have nurses on staff to help support our families and caregivers. There is a difference in care when you bring in a professional that follows doctors orders, provides appropriate nutrition according to a specialized diet, can supplement the physio therapy exercises and work in a higher level of dementia care. We have caregivers that offer companionship, light housekeeping and escorts to appointments. Our personal support workers, companions, developmental service workers and nurses have all passed a skills assessment test, a literacy test, and background check. Technology allows our staff to update notes in the files on a shift to shift bases plus our clients and their families can send us messages no matter where they are - at home, at work, on vacation. 

Home Healthcare

After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Caring for wounds
  • Foot Care

Home Care

Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:

  • Help with personal grooming like bathing or getting dressed
  • Help with moving around and getting in and out of bed or the shower
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with errands and chores
  • Companionship and friendship so your loved one is not lonely
  • Help preparing meals

How do home care and home healthcare work together?

While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Homewatch CareGivers' our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled.