If you hire a caregiver directly to save money, the caregiver is really an employee. That exposes you to all expenses, liabilities and risks of having an employee. Caregivers who work the hours you specify, follow your directions, and use your home and equipment (e.g., dishwasher, washer & dryer, vacuum, kitchen and household equipment) are legally your employees. Read below to understand the risks involved of hiring a caregiver privately vs. agency.
Consider Us a Matchmaker
Our dedicated Vancouver caregivers are carefully selected and expertly matched with our clients, to deliver the highest level of senior care with the utmost dignity and respect. Our goal is to build long-term relationships, ensuring consistency and quality of care for your loved one. If we do not succeed in a match for what ever reason, we will happily seek a replacement. We won’t stop working for you because we want you to enjoy the best experience of home care you possibly can. Don’t let name-brands fool you; a person is a person and we strive on providing a happy, successful and fruitful match the first time, every time.
Home Support Worker & Care Aids
Our certified home support workers and personal care aides support our clients in their goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle wherever they live: at home, in a support community or in long-term care. Often, clients are able to manage very well if provided the right supports. To that end, we help our clients with a wide variety of everyday activities so they can continue to live their life to its fullest. By working together with our clients and their family we can develop an individually customized home care plan with routines and preferences for meals, eating times, hobbies, rest time and established medication. Our Certified staff is trained in Food Safe, First Aid and CPR, Dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Many of our staff participates in our continued education programs.
Live-In care is defined to be a home care support situation where the care giver actually lives with the client for one or more 24 hour periods per week. The live in caregiver lives, sleeps and eats at the client residence for one or more consecutive 24 hour periods. During this live in care time they do not go home but remain with the client at all times. Our live-in care services make it possible for elderly individuals to remain in the comfort of home, while receiving the attention and care they need. With 24/7 monitoring and personalized care plans, our dedicated live-in caregivers are helping to maximize safety and improve the quality of life for their clients. Your live-in caregiver may provide personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship, presenting an alternative solution to residential care.
Registered Nurses & LPN’s
Sometimes a family or professional caregiver just cannot meet the increasing medical needs of a loved one. Our specially trained nurses provide the level of care a loved one needs to stay safely at home rather than in a nursing facility or hospital. This type of nursing provides one-on-one medical care to an individual in the home or a facility. Private nurses provide the higher level of care while working in tandem with the caregiver who is providing homemaking or personal care services. Our goal is to provide the customized care needed by a client, and all from one agency. Private nurses are available to assist clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can arrange regular scheduled visits or on an as needed basis. We work closely with the client’s medical team and family to provide extended support.