“We feel that being able to provide a home care service where we can really take the time to get to know the client and properly match him or her with the ideal caregiver for their personality, needs and experience is essential,” says Carolina and Jay Orosa, owners of Home Care Assistance of Vancouver. “We felt compelled to provide this level of exceptional care after both our fathers fell ill and needed trained, personalized home care.”
All caregivers that pass through the company’s doors are carefully screened for references, criminal background, driving records and work authorization documentation. Each caregiver is assessed meticulously to provide the best possible match for the client. Upon completion of the assessment, a Caregiver Personality Screening, developed by Home Care Assistance’s staff of PhD psychologists, is conducted to verify essential traits like honesty, kindness and conscientiousness in caregivers. http://www.youtube.com/
Most unique to Home Care Assistance’s brand of senior care is the development of the Balanced Care Method. This proprietary program is based on a study of centenarians in Okinawa, Japan. Scientists looked into the different factors that allowed people in that region to live particularly high-quality lives well into their 90s and beyond and discovered five key commonalities:
"We provide our caregivers with ongoing training that offers them tangible examples of how to promote quality of life," stresses Mrs. Orosa. "We provide them with resources they can use -- healthy recipes, physical and mental exercises -- to help them engage their client and build on the things their client already enjoys. It's a very active partnership between us, the family, the client and the caregiver."
Each year, the need for quality home care grows greater. According to Statistics Canada, latest demographic projections show that the current number of seniors is expected to more than double between 2009 and 2036, which increases the population segment from 4.7 million to between 9.9 and 10.9 million. Seniors' proportion of the population will almost double, rising from 14 per cent today to between 23 and 25 per cent in 2036. In addition, there are currently over 420,000 Canadians over the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. These staggering demographics, coupled with the fact that 9 out of 10 seniors would rather age at home, have fueled the growing demand for home care.
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Home Care Assistance, founded in 2002, is the leading international provider of non-medical, in-home senior care with franchises throughout the United States and Canada. Serving as a comprehensive alternative to a nursing home or assisted living facility for older adults, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most reliable in-home care service. Home Care Assistance successfully operates as Greater Vancouver's preferred brand for in-home care and maintains an intimate and personal rapport with each client. Here at Home Care Assistance we are dedicated to finding the highest caliber caregivers that we expertly match with the right recipient based on his or her needs. In addition, we do not require long-term contracts for services and remain on-call 24 hours a day. For more information, please contact Greater Vancouver Home Care Assistance at 778-279-3634, or visit online at: www.homecareassistance.com.