Why is Live-in Care better for elderly care needs?

Seniors receiving live-in care have better levels of well-being and satisfaction when compared to temporary care arrangements.

The Facts Speak for Themselves

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90% +

of Canadian seniors and 78% of Canadian adults want to age in their homes March of Dimes Canada survey (2021)

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growth is projected in the number of Canadians with dementia between 2020 and 2031 “Dementia in Canada” report, Government of Canada (2017)

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Canadian seniors admitted to long-term elderly care facilities do not belong there and can be supported with senior in-home care Findings from Canadian Institute for Health Information's "Seniors in Transition" report (2017)

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90% +

of family caregivers in Canada suffer from psychological distress and health consequences under the stress of caring for a loved one March of Dimes Canada survey (2021)

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40% +

of Canadians receiving home care have unmet needs related to activities of daily living and social support Statistics Canada, Canadians with Unmet Home Care Needs (2016)

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Senior in-home care can lead to improved quality of life, reduced hospitalizations, reduced costs and decreased mortality Statistics Canada, Home Care Needs in Canada (2018)

What are the challenges with existing elderly care options?

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 elderly 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 a professional care agency, 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 a backup for caregiver leaves.

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Therefore, people seeking full-time elderly care often assume there is no alternative to residential care homes. However, the benefits of live-in care in many cases can be a high quality and affordable alternative.

ConsidraCare’s live-in care

How is ConsidraCare’s live-in home care a better alternative?

Think of ConsdiraCare’s live-in care service as a dedicated and premium assisted living facility, built for and in your loved one's home.

With ConsidraCare’s live-in care service, a professional and matched approved ConsidraCare live-in caregiver stays in the seniors' 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 are not like traditional placement care agencies

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 process of care for the elderly through monthly plan updates and providing a platform that keeps the caregivers and families connected.

We provide ongoing support and online training to the live-in caregivers so they know how to deal with even the most complex situations.

Common Questions Asked by Seniors ConsidraCare Hourly Agency Assisted Living
Can I stay at my own home?
Yes
Yes
No
Do I get personalized one-to-one care?
Yes
Yes
No
Do I get support from the same caregiver everyday?
Yes
Maybe
No
Can I keep my pet(s)?
Yes
Yes
Maybe
Can I mantain all of my existing daily routines?
Yes
Yes
No
Can I keep an active social life?
Yes
Yes
No
Does my family get real time updates on my condition and care?
Yes
Maybe
No
Can I eat what I want?
Yes
Maybe
No
What is the estimated monthly cost of full-time care?*
up to $4,450
up to $6,600
Up to $9,200

*Based on 8 hours of complex elderly 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 additional charge of $30/hour for dedicated personal care ) from publicly available data

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