Senior Home Care Assistance

Homecare West provides affordable Home Care for Seniors in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and North & West Vancouver. We have a qualified staff member ready to answer your call 24/7!

Information About

Our Home Care Assistance

We have provided senior home care assistance services since 2004. At Homecare West we take the time to get to know our clients so we can develop a personalized home health plan that fits your lifestyle. Routines, Food Choices, Health Status, and Activity Level, these things are all taken into consideration when finding the right fit care-giver for you!

In-Home Senior Care Services

Our senior caregivers are professionally trained and experienced thus, fulfilling client care expectations and enhancing the experience of having help at home. If there is anything extra you would like to see in your home care plan please feel free to ask your nursing coordinator about it.

A list of our

Senior Care Serivces

Homecare West offers Hourly, Live In & Overnight care to our senior clients, therefore we are able to adapt to your every need.

Maintaining The Home

Coordinating home maintenance, housekeeping, tending to the garden, managing appointments such as dental/medical.

Recognizing Changes

We notice health changes and act promptly. whether it's a need for a grab bar in the bathroom or a change in mood, we will recognize and bring it to the attention of the designated person.

Adapt To your Changing Needs

We understand the changes that occur with aging and we can tailor your care plan as your needs change, while maintaining independence, pride, and dignity.

Personal Care

Your Health Care Assistant can assist you with your bathing, dressing, personal grooming, meals, mobility, oral hygiene and continence care needs.

Socialization & Activities

Walks, Talks and much more... From our caregiver: “Caregiver Suzie introduced her client via Skype video call to her mother in England. Suzie’s client and Susie's mom shared a common interest of the Royal Family.” What a special connection between special people!

Help Our Client Be Present

Keeping up with world affairs, and share lively discussions.

Medication Assistance

Reminders or cues with your medication dosette box or blister pack, and managing medication deliveries. We provide medication lock-boxes, if needed. 

Equipment Support

We can support you with using your in-home safety equipment, hearing aides and other devices, and can make recommendations for equipment that may be helpful.

Support Your Exercise Plan​

Do you have specific exercises or personal goals you would like support with? Together with your Health Care Assistant you can chair dance, practice balance and gentle movement while listening to your favorite music and make new memories together while keeping healthy and active.

Accompaniment to Community

Do you have a doctor’s appointment or would like to get a new blouse? Your Health Care Assistant can coordinate travel and accompany you into the community by walking, taking public transit, Handy-Dart, Uber or taxi. 

We are dedicated to our

Home Care Mission

Our Senior Home Care Services in Vancouver are award winning because of our ability to be creative and innovative with the services we offer and how we deliver them.  For example, we are excited to introduce Homecare West cooking classes for our Home Care Assistants.  We want our employees to feel confident in our client’s kitchens and develop the skills of cooking from scratch.  We are paying attention to the requests of our clients and sensitive to new trends in home care services.  

 

We connect activity and healthy aging by promoting movement with our clients starting with our care plans.  Inside all care plan binders is a set of exercises that can be modified depending on ability.  We encourage our Health Care Assistants to promote movement by making it a regular part of the day and adding music and doing it together makes it fun.

Food Philosophy & Activity

Small adjustments in these particular areas can improve your energy level and overall health and happiness to live a longer and more fulfilling life.

Ageless Thinking Seniors

That’s how we describe Homecare West Clients because they want the same things to be considered now in their life plan as they did years ago. They want us to incorporate whole person programming into our care plan structure:

Home

Health

Lifestyle

Values & Socialization

Senior companionship services
senior companion services

When a group of seniors were asked what Whole Living and Healthy Living meant to them, their response was:

Independence, good mental health, good physical health, long life and not wanting to rely on others.

When asked how they could achieve these goals they answered:

Adequate sleep, exercise, eating healthy food, managing stress and positive attitude.

Their Fears:

Losing brain capacity, burden on their families, restricted mobility and having to leave their homes.

 

Having a plan to realize your senior Whole living and Healthy living goals is the best way possible to achieve them.

If your objectives are similar and you feel that things are starting to unravel, then consider home care as a fantastic opportunity to realize the goal of remaining independent in your own home, the good health will follow.

Deciding to hire a professional home care company can be emotional and challenging not only for the senior but for the entire family, so, we try to keep things simple. Here’s how to begin.

Two Sample Days With Your Home Care Assistants

You will have qualified Health Care Assistants supporting you around the clock, encouraging your independence while providing social companionship. Knowing you and your daily routines helps us immediately respond to changes that help you and your well-being. We want to help you remove the daily stress and add fun, peace of mind, and encourage you to be independent. Our Health Care Assistant supports you with your personal care needs, prepares your favourite healthy meals, helps you answer the phone, and is there with you all day and night for your comfort. 

Your Health Care Assistant arrives and supports you with your hygiene and grooming needs. They make sure your bed is made “just-right”, and help you prepare a nutritious breakfast with your favourite cup of tea. Together you’ll get outside for some fresh air, and stop at the grocery store. On your return home, you prepare lunch together and your Health Care Assistant reminds you to take your medications.  Before they leave, they will do some light housekeeping and set the table for your dinner meal.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes. They are required to have a minimum of a certified Nurses Aid Training, although some may be RN's from another country. All staff have a criminal record check and are fully referenced.

    It is not in our Health Care Aide’s scope of practice to provide injections but there are many resources in our community we can share with you such as local pharmacies.

    Yes, we can do the shop for your Mom or it could be an outing they do together, you choose.

    All of our Health Care Assistants must use their mobile devices, which is GPS tracked. They can only clock into or out of their scheduled shift when they are at their client’s doorstep.

    We have a three to four hour minimum per visit however we can provide cluster care when possible.

    Call or email us

    available 24 hours a day!

    604 924 5455

    info@homecarewest.com

    Suite 330 – 233 West First Street

    North Vancouver British Columbia

    V7M 1B3

    Helping Seniors Live At Home Since 2004