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. A home-first approach allows an individual 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, and Nursing care.
HOME HEALTHCARE PROGRAM
WHO CAN ENROLL
Persons whose physical or cognitive status makes 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 can 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 can assist 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, take care of your pets, or play a board game with.
We can assist you should you require help with the day-to-day upkeep of your household, such as laundry, cleaning, and preparing meals.
Our nurses can help you administer medications, dressing changes, IV therapy, chronic disease management, and serious injury care.
HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, ASSISTIVE DEVICES & HOME MODIFICATIONS
Home Medical Equipment, Assistive Devices, and home modifications help to increase a person’s residual capabilities by increasing mobility, freedom, accessibility, and overall independence. The devices and modifications Health Bound provides can range from installing grab bars and raised toilet seats to the set-up of power wheelchairs and stairway lifts. An In-Home Assessment will be completed by one of our occupational therapists before any modifications to determine our client’s specific needs. If you are interested in home modifications, look at the assistive devices page, or contact us directly.
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 the 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 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/