Published On: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2016

Calgary Gets Connected Home Elder Care

Between balancing your family life with your own career, sometimes it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. If you have an aging mother or father who also needs assistance, you might feel overwhelmed. It can be tempting to solve the problem by placing your relative in a long-term facility, but there are better alternatives. When you have to find a solution to your eldercare needs, listen to what your loved one has to say. Ask them where they want to live; if they say they want to remain in their own home, you should know that it is possible.

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Connected elder care is now available in Calgary thanks to agencies like Mavencare. On-demand home care is a reality with mobile apps purpose-built for booking and managing visits from personal support workers, creating to-do lists, and receiving live updates from PSWs.

Booking Online or By Phone

Managing scheduled visits is an easier than ever with mobile apps. During a needs assessment with home care agencies, you will determine how many days a week a caregiver should visit and for how long, or whether or not you need more intensive or specialized services.

Matching Seniors with Caregivers

If your parent has just been transferred from the hospital, you may need home care fast. Connected agencies can find you an immediate placement while they find a permanent match. The people at Calgary’s Mavencare have designed a matchmaking algorithm to connect caregivers and seniors according to needs, personality, and language fluency. If your mother or father is more comfortable speaking in a language other than English, you may very well be able to find a caregiver in Canada who grew up speaking it as well.

Task and Activity Updates

Mobile apps allow families to stay in control of home care for their loved ones. They can create task lists for caregivers to follow during scheduled visits. Make sure personal support workers know about doctor’s appointments, medication schedules, shopping needs, and nutritional information. GPS ability allows families to see where the caregiver’s phone is during scheduled visits. You can also receive photo updates during visits with information on how your loved one is doing that day. When you stay connected, you know that your parent is getting the best possible treatment. The number one reason for getting private home health care is improving your loved one’s quality of life.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about how Mavencare provides home health care in Calgary with mobile technology, call them for a needs assessment. They match you to a personal support worker that speaks your loved one’s language and provides superior services. Personal support workers are available to provide everything from basic tasks like small household chores and meal preparation to help with transportation or even dementia therapies. Talk to an agency today and learn how they can help your mother or father age in place with respect and comfort.



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