Warm Embrace staff are specifically trained in caring for seniors and the types of illnesses that affect adults. The training focuses on client-centred care where adult clients can determine what help they want and when. All clients are respected for their lifetime of experience—whether or not they are capable of articulating their experiences at this stage in their lives.
Following is a short list of some of the types of people who have benefited from in-home care by Warm Embrace. Someone who:
- has sight or hearing impairment
- lost a license
- has edema (swelling of the legs) and cannot stand to cook
- suffered a hip fracture and is rehabilitating
- recently underwent surgery and is recovering
- has Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s
- survived a stroke
- has difficulty managing household tasks (organizing, decluttering, downsizing)
- has a primary family caregiver (spouse, child) but needs additional care
- is placed on a long-term care waiting list, but needs assistance in the meantime
- has been admitted to hospital and has a conditional discharge—home help is required as part of the discharge
- is widowed and is lonely
- moved recently and is not adjusting to their new surroundings (ie: moving from a house into an apartment)
- has increasing difficulty with memory
- suffers from depression and cannot initiate tasks or self-care
- is fragile and needs helping hands with specific at-risk activities (ie: bathing, transferring, exercising etc)
- is proactive and wants to ensure their stress level remains low and their health remains strong
- is alone all day while family members are away at work
- is at risk of wandering
Your loved one is not the only one who benefits from in-home care—you, as a family caregiver, also feel the benefits. Reducing caregiver stress is critical, because if you burn out, you will not be able to provide adequate care to your loved one.
Warm Embrace provides you with peace of mind as well as practical help. By reducing your stress, you will find that family relationships may strengthen. The tension between you and your siblings will be reduced; the friction in your immediate family home will lighten as you are home and available to your own spouse and children; the lack of patience you sometimes feel with your own parent will be reduced because you won’t be so stressed.
While we provide direct service to seniors, the effect of Warm Embrace caregiving actually extends to whole families. We have seen the positive ripple-effect extend to adult children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. What an honour for us to be able to bless your family at the time you need it most—right now.