Focus on Caring
Share Us On Social Media
 Is it time to consider in-home care?
Calgary In Home Health Care
Once it has been decided that your loved one's health is compelling changes, what are your first steps?
You need to start a conversation in an honest way that some assistance is required. As aging parents become less able to care for themselves, family dynamics change. This role reversal can be difficult and you can get some push back. Although you need to have the conversation you do not want to cause more pain to your parents by making them feel like a child.

Many aging individuals do not want to leave their homes. It is a wonderful relief to know that although change and assistance is needed, a drastic physical move may not be necessary and certainly isn’t the only answer. The opportunity to have care in the home may very well be the best solution for everyone. Care in the home can answer these needs as you can have as little or as much care as you would like. This often eases  the transition as well, as care can be introduced gradually if required.
This can be helpful, as at first there may be some denial that care is needed. Usually once care in the home is initiated, the person receiving the home care is quite content as things do not change too much all at one time.

The elderly person often takes delight in showing or telling their care provider how to cook certain things or how to do housekeeping their way.
In many ways having a caregiver gives the aging adult a feeling of being useful as they are able to impart some of their vast knowledge.
Reasons for home care:
  • There is no place like home.
  •  Home care helps keep the family together.
  •  Home care helps seniors maintain their independence.
  •  Home care helps promote healing.
  •  Medical evidence shows that people recover more quickly at home.
  •  Home care prevents or puts off institutional life.
  •  Home care is safer. It is a known fact there are more infections and viruses in institutions.
  •  Home care means you get the care you need from professionally selected care providers.
  •  Home care reduces the stress that often accompanies illness or changing status.
  •   Home care is the most effective form of health care delivered in terms of customer satisfaction.
  •  Home care is delivered by caring people. We do it for the satisfaction of helping others and making a difference in their lives. 
  •   Home care extends life. Studies have shown this to be a fact.
  •   Home care improves the quality of life.
  •  Home care is often less expensive than other forms of care.
How do you know it is time for help in the home?
Accepting the fact that aging brings changes is not easy for anyone, but accepting the fact that they may need more assistance than they will admit to is even harder. It often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support in their home. Look for the red flags listed here.
  •  Difficulty keeping track of time
  • Sleeping for most of the day
  • Loss of interest in activities, social outings and hobbies
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Outdated food or spoiled food in refrigerator
  • Poor diet or weight loss
  • Struggling from a seated position to standing
  • Poor balance and mobility, difficulty walking
  • Unexplained bruising and injuries
  •  Missing appointments
  •  Forgetting to take medications or taking them incorrectly
  •  Consistent use of poor judgement ie: giving away money or falling for scams or sales pitches
  •  Repetitive behaviour that doesn’t make sense, like packing when they are not going anywhere
  •  Repeating stories
About Focus on Caring
Whether you or your loved ones are facing the challenges of aging or recovering from illness, in home health care may be the answer to your needs. Our care professionals are there to Focus on your individual care requirements. Whatever those needs are, we'll work to establish
an in-depth plan designed on an individual basis to offer the right type of support.

About Owner 
Carla Amthor

I started working with Focus on Caring from its inception in 1994. I worked in an external role until 2001 when 
Carla Amthor, Focus on caring Owner
the opportunity to buy the company came up and I leapt at the chance. I saw Focus on Caring as a wonderful vehicle to provide Calgary seniors with the support that is becoming more necessary in today’s population. I loved the opportunity to create an even more expansive, generative company that could not just provide a service but actually deliver the care that people deserve.
   In The News
Do You Or Someone You Know Need Assistance?
Sign Up For Our Free Guide Explaining Everything You Need to Know!
 All Your Information is Protected When You Sign Up
Copyright 2017. Focus On Caring. All Rights Reserved
Powered By