Why Here to Help and not hire a private caregiver?
sure you know exactly what you will be receiving with our services. Here are
some of the questions you should consider prior to making that decision.
What kind of background and screening checks can you do on your own for a caregiver?
checks and vulnerable sector checks. We confirm our Caregivers’ educational
credentials and verify upon hire and annually, that every nurse is registered and
in good standing with their respective College of Nurses. If you hire a caregiver
privately, you will need to perform background checks and screening yourself.
If my caregiver is unavailable, who will fill in?
becomes unavailable. We will contact you to inform you of a Caregiver change. If
you hire a caregiver privately, it may be difficult to find a replacement caregiver
depending on how much notice is given.
Will I always have the same caregiver?
Caregivers. Our goal is to learn your needs, hobbies, and interests and find a
caregiver you enjoy doing these things with. Caregiver consistency is essential to
building strong relationships and delivering care that allows you to be safe and
healthy at home.
Where can Here to Help provide the care we need?
your home, at the hospital, at a long-term care facility, or wherever it is needed.
While our goal is to keep your loved one in their home environment, we know
that isn’t always possible. Because we are Here to Help, we will come where you
Does my private insurance cover the cost of Here to Help?
provider and ask them what services they cover. Here to Help works in a compli-
mentary role with your provincial health insurance (OHIP).
How does the family benefit from what Here to Help provides?
At Here to Help, home care may be provided by:
Registered health care professionals, such as nurses, who can provide medical care needs and
Certified PSW Caregivers, who provide daily care to help ensure the activities of daily living (ADLs) (e.g., bathing, eating, cleaning the home, preparing of meals) are met.
All care must be under the oversight of a family physician, including any prescriptions, physical therapy or medical care.