Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Services

Whether you live in Vancouver, West Vancouver or anywhere on the North Shore, Homecare West has qualified, trained and compassionate care-givers available to help your loved one feel safe and secure in their own home.

We will help you choose the right home care plan by applying our ABC method, because we have the ability to:

A. adapt the level of care as needs change over time

B. build a one to one care plan specially designed to meet your needs

C. create a schedule offering compassionate, qualified care-givers

Alzheimer’s Care Services

  • Companionship
  • Nurture confidence
  • Identifying safety concerns
  • Encouraging independence with support
  • Keeping connected with friends and family
  • Helping to maintain movement and inspire activity
  • Providing a calming and organized environment which helps to remove stressors
  • Prepare nutritious meals
  • Managing virtual appointments
  • Light housekeeping and errands
  • Grocery shop and prescription pick-up
  • Attending and arranging transportation to appointments
  • Hourly, over-night and live-in care
  • Personal care assistance such as bathing, incontinence care, medication reminders

Our Alzheimer’s Care Services include supporting our client’s family and friends by providing necessary Respite, Reassurance and Resources.

Resources – Alzheimer’s Society of BC

Five Things To Share About Dementia – Alzheimer’s Society

  • It’s not a natural part of aging.
  • It’s not just about loosing your memory – it can affect thinking, communicating and doing daily activities.
  • It’s possible to live well with dementia.
  • There is more to a person than a diagnosis of dementia.
  • The Alzheimer’s Society of BC is here to help.

Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia

  • Dementia is a general term used for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
  • Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s is a specific disease, dementia is not.

Dementia Care Services

At-Home Care – Keeping you safe and feeling secure

  • Personal care & bathing
  • Meal preparation & groceries
  • Light housekeeping & laundry
  • Mobilizing and exercise supervision
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Companionship
  • Promote independence
  • Respite services for family
  • Over-night and live-in care
  • Responsive and knowledgeable support

Types of Dementia:

Dementia with Lewy bodies – caused by abnormal ‘Lewy bodies’ deposits of protein called alpha-synuclein inside of the brain’s nerve cells – shares many similarities with Parkinson’s disease.

Vascular dementia – the most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia occurs when the brain’s blood supply is blocked or damaged, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and die.

Young on-set dementia –when symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, we use the term “young onset dementia.”

Parkinson’s Care Services

Understanding how to help our clients and their families manage the stages and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease is important to everyone involved therefore, we start with an in-home care assessment.

Fatigue, sleep disturbance and impaired balance are some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, let us help by offering support with:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Promoting independence
  • Personal care and bathing
  • Over-night and live-in care
  • Exercise, Physio and OT programs
  • Resource suggestions
  • Preparation of healthy meals
  • Encouraging movement with stand-by assistance
  • Recommendations and adjustments to care services as needs change

What Makes Our Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Services Unique?

  • Certified

    All of our Home Care Assistants have completed a certified training program specially designed to work with seniors.

  • Culturally Diverse

    We hire Home Care Assistants from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

  • Community Driven

    We work together with the community to provide additional health and wellness programs supporting active aging for seniors.

Why Choose Us?

Homecare West is a locally owned and operated senior home care service providing home care to seniors in the Greater Vancouver area since 2004. Our 360-degree care approach helps to promote our senior clients to maintain independence, good health, balance and mobility and, continue social connections while remaining in their homes.

We take the time to:

understand your needs and help to create a plan or enhance your existing home care service plan

develop a flexible and consistent schedule ranging from 3 to 24 hours or live-in care

match the client with the right caregiver

make recommendations for equipment and technology

Homecare West Offers Care Coordinator Support 24/7

Our Health Care Assistants:

✔qualified and certified

✔qualified and certified

✔covered by WorkSafeBC



✔pass the HCW scrutiny test