Home Care supports individuals with complex medical, clinical and psycho-social needs that have difficulty caring for themselves, and helps them live independently in their homes. Home care is also a great alternative to a Long Term Care facility, access to which is usually followed by long wait times. Having a home first approach offers an individual the opportunity to delay a decision about a Long Term Care facility. We are committed to the needs of the person we serve and their family members and strive to develop trusting relationships with everyone we meet. Our Home Healthcare team can assist with; In-Home Therapy (i.e. physiotherapy and occupational therapy), Home Medical Equipment, Home or Vehicle Modification, Personal Care, Companion Services, Nursing care.
HOME HEALTHCARE PROGRAM
WHO CAN ENROLL
Persons whose physical or cognitive status make it difficult for them to partake in a clinic-based rehabilitation program.
If you need assistance with your everyday activities, such as bathing, dressing or grooming, Health Bound is able to provide personal support to you or your loved one.
If you need a little extra assistance to attend a doctor’s appointment, mall outing, or an unplanned trip, Health Bound is able to provide assistance to you or your loved one. Health Bound even has caregivers available to you should you want some company, someone to participate in a hobby with you, take care of your pets, or someone to play a board game with.
We are able to provide assistance to you should you require help with the day-to-day upkeep of your household, such as laundry, cleaning and preparing meals.
Our nurses are able to help you with administering medications, dressing changes, IV therapy, chronic disease management and serious injury care.
BENEFITS OF HOME MODIFICATIONS
- Increase mobility and the ability to perform the daily tasks of living.
- Build confidence and encourage as much independence as is appropriate.
- Eliminate safety concerns.
- Increase quality of life and everyday comfort.
TYPE OF HOME MODIFICATIONS
- Bathroom — accessibility, safety, hand-holds and grab bars.
- Hallways — widen for greater mobility for the wheelchair bound.
- Grab bars — can be installed in most common areas, such as a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom or places where standing may be difficult.
- Kitchen — stovetop modifications, high reach equipment and storage solutions.
- Stairs — lifts, and ramps.
- Entrances — widen doors, adapt hardware, lower peep-holes
- Garage — storage, entry ramps, door openers and light switch adaptations
- Bedrooms — beds, seating and closet modifications.
- Lifts/Slings — getting in and out of bed, chairs or where assistance is needed.
- Lighting — brighter, dimmer, more accessible or timed, remote control devices, etc.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice http://www.nahc.org/
- Long Term Care Planning Network http://www.ltcplanningnetwork.com/
- Canadian Caregivers Coalition http://www.ccc-ccan.ca/
- Ontario Chiropractic Association http://www.chiropractic.on.ca/
- Ontario Physiotherapy Association http://www.opa.on.ca/
- Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario https://www.rmtao.com/
- Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association http://www.contemporaryacupuncture.ca/index.php
- Ontario Association of Social Workers http://www.oasw.org/
- Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists https://www.osot.on.ca/