Long Term Care Home Help


Your mother just moved into a long-term care home and she’s very lonely.  You do your best to visit when you can, but you have a full-time career, a teenager still living at home, you babysit your grandchildren two evenings a week, and you’re still sorting through your mother’s home, which hasn’t yet sold. 


You wish you could see your mother more often, but you’re already stressed out.  Your mother tells everyone that no one ever visits her, and it breaks your heart.


Health and well-being are dependent on so much more than three meals a day and a clean environment.  Human connection is vital to overall wellness and this need does not disappear when someone moves into retirement or long term care; if anything, the need may increase.  Warm Embrace caregivers provide the human connection that will make your loved one feel valued and acknowledged as a unique individual.



What you need is a personal caregiver who will visit your mother regularly.  Your mother is looking for dependency —regular visits that she can count upon.


Companionship Care










While tong term care homes provide personal care and meals, they usually do not have staff available to slow down and visit with individual residents.  The staff in LTC have a high responsibility to provide physical care for a whole floor of residents.  Many residents may require assistance simultaneously.  Understandably, those staff members are caring for imminent physical needs. 


So, while all of your mother’s physical needs are met,

her social and emotional needs may not be. 


Even though a long term care facility would appear to be teeming with people, it can be a very lonely place.  Residents are living there because they have a need of some sort.  As such, residents are not necessarily equipped to befriend each other and support each other’s needs. 


For example, someone who is wheelchair-bound and extremely hard of hearing may have difficulty communicating with someone who has dementia. The person with dementia does not remember to speak clearly and loudly and the person with hearing loss cannot understand and interpret what the person with dementia is trying to communicate.






Each of these residents would benefit from a caregiver who can meet their individual needs. A caregiver is trained to accommodate each individual's abilities and disabilities.  The person who is hard of hearing needs someone who can communicate clearly, perhaps using more visual communication and less auditory communication.  


Likewise, the person with dementia needs a caregiver who can understand what they need in the moment, and who knows that those needs may change minute-to-minute.  The caregiver will get to know the resident very well and learn the small comfort measures that provide security and relief to the person with dementia.  The person with dementia may never know the caregiver’s name, but the way he grins from ear to ear when his caregiver walks into the room shows that he remembers this visitor is here just for him.



That person deserves to be treated as the intelligent adult that they are—they need the mental stimulation of someone who can meet their ability level.




Caregivers provide a whole range of

services within long term care homes!


Following is a list of our most common requests:



  • Attending events or activities within the nursing home—people are sometimes hesitant to attend events on their own; having a confident friend alongside them makes it more inviting.
  • Creating the opportunity to leave a secure unit—A caregiver will safely accompany the client off that ward for a change of scenery and to attend activities on other floors.
  • Personalized outings—off-site doctor’s appointments, community centres, shopping malls, coffee shops, the park, etc.
  • Reading aloud, playing cards, board games, puzzles, etc.  Having a private dance party or sing-along to their favourite music and ensuring the music or t.v. is turned on for your loved one to continue enjoying after the visit is over.
  • Helping your parent to check and send email—an increasing request as grandchildren stay connected by sending photos, video, and email.
  • Personal pampering—painting fingernails, styling hair, applying make-up.



  • Going for a walk through the community (if wheelchair bound, the caregiver will gladly push the chair throughout local neighbourhoods).
  • Reviewing photo albums and pictures on the wall—reminiscing and encouraging fond memories, granting your parent a chance to share the good old stories with a fresh, new audience.






The opportunities are endless! 


We will do whatever we can to make your parent’s time more meaningful and enjoyable. 
Our role varies depending upon the stage of dementia that your loved one is experiencing.
Learn more about the stages of Dementia!





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