Live-in care is an increasingly popular alternative to assisted living facilities and part-time home care for Canadians who want to age at home. Clients can get most services they expect from assisted living facilities, but with the benefits of dedicated one-on-one personal care and the independence to eat, sleep, have family visits, watch TV and do other activities at their own schedule.
We first work with families to identify their care needs and build a detailed care plan for the loved ones
We then use our platform to find the best matched live-in caregivers from our pool of pre-screened and approved caregivers based on the loved ones' specific needs and personality, and help arrange the interviews with the caregivers short-listed by families.
Once a family has decided to employ a caregiver, we assist with the logistics of drafting the contract, orienting the caregiver and setting up accounts for CRA, WSIB and payroll processing. The first week is a trial period to allow the families and caregivers to get comfortable with each other before building a long-term partnership.
We engage with the families and the caregivers monthly to review and update the care plans and the daily tasks lists for the caregivers.
Families use the ConsidraCare portal, and the caregivers use the ConsidraCare app to coordinate care planning, daily tasks and timesheets. We take care of payroll, updating care plans, monitoring care delivery and assisting the caregivers and families with addressing any issues.
Should the primary caregiver need a respite break or a vacation, we arrange for a backup caregiver for such pre-planned breaks.
With time the care needs of a person may change and the caregiver may not be the best match. Should the caregiver decide to leave, or the family needs to replace the caregiver, we find a new caregiver which matches their requirements.
We deduct our management fee at the same time we deduct the caregiver wages from our clients bank account on a biweekly basis. Our management fee is 20% of the gross caregiver wage, which amounts to around 15% of your total caregiving costs. We only charge fees when your caregivers are paid. There is upfront or retainer charges.
All care plans, invoices, timesheets, pay slips and tax forms are made available to the families in a single convenient place through the ConsidraCare family portal.
This includes all the activities needed to get ready for the day such as going to the washroom, washing, brushing teeth, grooming, shower assistance and changing clothes. It also includes help with putting on dentures, hearing aids, glasses and fall risk necklaces/bracelets provided the caregiver is given training for these tasks.
This includes assistance in going in and out of the toilet and providing activities of hygiene. This can also include advanced care such as incontinence care.
This includes, but is not limited to, providing support for walking and using mobility aids such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Caregivers will also ensure that these items are within reach of the clients to reduce fall risk.
Meal preparation includes all tasks beginning from creating the grocery list, meal planning and grocery shopping to meal preparation and serving meals to your loved ones. The caregivers will also assist in feeding if needed.
This includes reminders to take medications and assistance with taking them according to doctors instructions. We encourage families to arrange for blister packs from their pharmacies to ensure proper dosage of medications according to doctors' instructions.
Night care includes assistance with changing clothes, brushing teeth, taking away dentures, hearing aids , making the bed and other activities to get ready for bed. Night care also means help with going to the bathroom. Should your loved one wake up and require assistance at night, the caregivers can assist up to 2 times, with each activity lasting up to 15 minutes. If more assistance is required every night, it should be agreed upon between the caregiver and the family at the time of placement.
This includes companionship and engaging in activities that promote happiness for the person who is being cared for. This also includes encouraging and providing support for social activities.
This includes keeping track important dates, planning doctor appointments and organizing social events.
This includes light cleaning and keeping the house tidy to promote hygiene, safety and health of the occupants. This can also include doing the laundry and folding of the clothes for the loved one.