Seniors receiving live-in care have higher satisfaction levels and better well being compared to temporary care arrangements.
Canadian seniors admitted to long-term care facilities do not belong there and can be supported with home care Findings from Canadian Institute for Health Information's "Seniors in Transition" report (2017)
Most Canadian seniors prefer to age at home if given the option. Their homes and neighbourhoods are where they raise their families and pets, keep their prized treasures, create memorable experiences, and gather with friends, neighbours and family whenever they want.
A few need a higher level of care and may decide to move into an assisted living facility. However, care homes are not appropriate for every senior and can cause stress, disorientation and disruption to the lives of vulnerable individuals, unless they need advanced medical care which cannot be provided at home.
Part-time caregivers at home are a possible alternative, but may not provide enough support for activities of daily living and complex care needs. If hired through professional caregiver agencies, the cost can be prohibitively high for full-time care and there is no guarantee that the same caregiver will show up for every shift.
Families who hire caregivers directly or through online registries, have to deal with the hassle of background checks, payroll and taxes, and finding backup for caregiver leaves.
Therefore, people seeking full-time often assume there is no alternative to residential care homes. However, professional live-in care in many cases can be a quality and affordable alternative.
Think of ConsdiraCare’s live-in service as a dedicated and premium assisted living facility, built for your loved one, in your loved one's home.
With ConsidraCare’s live-in service, a professional and matched live-in caregiver stays in the your home, and provides around-the-clock care under the plan developed by us in consultation with your family. The caregiver works on a pre-agreed schedule providing support for activities of daily living and light housekeeping. We also provide backup caregivers, to cover for vacation and any extended leaves for the primary caregiver.
We do not charge an upfront fee for placement but have a monthly management fee only charged for the days the caregiver is being paid salary for.
We take over the hassle of payroll, tax, WSIB etc. on your behalf.
We stay engaged in the care process through monthly plan updates and providing a platform that keeps the caregivers and families connected.
We provide ongoing support and online training to the caregivers so they know how to deal with even the most complex situations.
|Can i...||Considracare||Hourly Agencies||Assisted Living Facilities|
|Stay at my own home ?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Get one-to-one personalized care ?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Get support from the same caregiver every day?||Yes||Maybe||No|
|Keep my pet(s) ?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Maintain my daily routines ?||Yes||Yes||Maybe|
|Keep an active social life ?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Get real time care updates to my family ?||Yes||Maybe||Maybe|
|Eat what I want ?||Yes||Maybe||No|
|Estimated monthly cost of dedicated 1:1 care (40 hours per week)*||up to $4,700||up to $6,000||up to $9,300|
* Based on 8 hours of complex care per day for 5 days a week. Assumes $35 / hour charged by a care agency, and $3,500 / month rent charged by a retirement home (with an agency for dedicated care) from publicly available data