Care-Aide 101 & Rates

Having the right team to provide you with home care can make all the difference in the world.

Our friendly and compassionate Home Care Assistants, Certified Care-Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses are at the heart of a positive home care experience. The individual we choose together will become an important part of your life, or your loved one’s daily life, and a friend for you and your whole family. Our personable one-on-one hiring process guarantees that we find the best, most reliable and compassionate staff available in the industry. All of our staff have extended experience in the senior home care field, come from diverse backgrounds, speak different languages and have excellent qualifications.

Our Home Care Assistants, Certified Care-Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses are graduates of recognized health care programs and possess current and up to date CPR and First Aid certificates.

The recruitment process at Loving Home Care Services is extremely thorough. We complete comprehensive background checks that include; BC Registry ID check, valid CPR and First-Aid certificates, employment history with reference checks, criminal background and clearance, valid driving record abstract (when applicable), and medical background (TB + Flu Vaccinations) and clearance.

All regulatory taxes, Employment Insurance, Bonding, and Worksafe, are covered by Loving Home Care Services.

Loving Home Care Services carries a $5 million professional liability policy, as well as business liability policy.

Consider Us a Matchmaker

Our dedicated Vancouver Home Care Assistants and Certified Care-Aides 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 whatever 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 others misguide you; a person is a person, and we excel in providing a happy, successful and fruitful match the first time, every time with our incredibly personable and compassionate staff.

Home Care Assistants & Certified Care-Aides

Our Home Care Assistants and Certified Care-Aides support our clients in their goal of maintaining an independent and active lifestyle wherever they live: at home, in an aging-support community or in short-term or long-term care. Often clients are able to manage very well if they are provided with the right support. 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 filled with routines and preferences for meals, eating times, hobbies, rest time and administrating medication just to name a few. Our staff is trained in Food Safe, First Aid and CPR, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Many of our staff participate and are encouraged to participate in our continued education programs through our affiliation with Safe Care B.C., and other health care community groups.

Live-In Care-Aides

Live-In care is defined to be a home care support situation where the Care-Aide actually lives with the client for one or more 24 hour periods per week. The live-in Care-Aide lives, sleeps and eats at the client residence for one or more consecutive 24 hour periods. During this live-in care time, the Care-Aide will not go home but remain with the client at all times, except for the mandatory three-hour break they are entitled to that is in accordance with Employment Standards. Our live-in care services make it possible for aging individuals to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving the attention and care they need. With 24/7 monitoring and personalized care plans, our dedicated live-in Care-Aides are happy to maximize safety and improve the quality of life for their clients. Your live-in Care-Aide may provide companionship, personal care, home support, meal preparation, and more presenting an affordable alternative solution to residential care or assisted living.

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

Sometimes a family or professional Care-Aide just cannot meet the increasing medical needs of a loved one. Our on-staff Registered Nurses provide the level of care a loved one needs to stay safe in the comfort of their own home rather than in assisted living care or the hospital. This type of care provides one-on-one home health care to an individual with treatment and recovery being the primary focus. Our Registered Nurses provide a high level of care while working in tandem with the Care-Aide who is providing companionship, personal care or home support. Registered Nurses are available to assist our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can arrange regularly scheduled visits or on an as-needed basis. We work closely with the client’s doctors, physicians and family to provide extended support.

Our Rates

Our hourly, live-in and overnight rates are based on fair and competitive pay to compensate staff fairly for their education, training, and experience. We carry a flat-fee rate on our hourly, live-in and overnight services, but may vary depending on the level of care that is needed, the degree of difficulty, and the qualifications that will be required to provide the care.

Our minimum to start in-home care services is 3 hours per visit, twice per week. On special circumstances, we can accommodate fewer days and hours per visit. Please contact us directly for more information.

This helps to ensure the continuity of care for the client while creating an ongoing, happy, trusting and fruitful relationship with the Home Care Assistant or Care-Aide that will become your primary caregiver with no unexpected surprises about who is coming into your home. Some are experienced Home Care Assistants, Certified Care-Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses, and some are designated health professionals, while some are newly trained care-aides. We match each client with the best individual for their specific qualities, traits, and character. At the end of the day, this is a match to best fit your needs and wants.

Rates often depend on the specific and unique needs of you or a loved one. This includes the number of hours, number of days during the week, the difficulty and level of care, and the physical requirements. Some individuals might require only 3 hours of assistance twice or more times per month, but others might need around-the-clock assistance for an extended period of time.

We realize that even though we strive to provide very competitive rates in our sector, private home care can quickly become an expensive discussion. That is why we will work with you step-by-step, to develop a care plan that delivers the best and most affordable care you won’t find with another agency. Real care equals real value, and we are all about creating value for our clients.

Home care in most cases is the more affordable alternative to assisted living or residential homes. We will discuss your options during our complimentary in-home assessment and together, we will develop a care plan that fits your unique needs and budget. You may also be eligible for care coverage or subsidy, please ask us for more information.

A full quote is available after a complete and thorough assessment of a care plan, which includes a risk and safety assessment.

Learn more about our trusted In-Home Care Services, call us today at  604.926.8403

Take a closer look at our Level I, III and III Care Services for more.

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