COVID-19 Infection Control – Protect your Loved One’s
How Careable can help!
Did you know that Carol Edwards, our President, is an Infection Control Nurse? Infection control is vital for your loved one’s care in these challenging times.
Carol spent over 20 years managing Operating Rooms in the UK and Canada, including the Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Infection control was essential then and it is now. Only stringent management and education of staff caring for elderly or immunosuppressant clients will reduce or eliminate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Elder Care Challenges with COVID-19
Care choices in normal times are hard. Covid-19 has made them significantly more challenging.
Who Are We & How Can We Help?
Careable is your independent objective source of information and advice. We are not an agency motivated to supply staff. We not affiliated in any way with retirement homes or other facilities nor do we receive any fees or remuneration from these facilities.
For 22 years we have been helping families navigate the complex care of loved ones. We specialize in care for those with complex conditions and dementia. Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Review of all your options for managing a loved one
- Assisting with financial planning given prognosis and progression
- Once an option is decided we can assist with implementation
- If required follow up review to ensure delivery of care consistent with the care plan
What Are The Options?
- Stay at home longer
- Retirement home
- Move in with family
- Long term care facility
Unfortunately, no one size fits all. Variables include current health condition. Is it frailty? Or multiple health conditions? Behavioural issues? Alzheimer’s or similar dementia? What is the likely progression of disease and over what time frame? Are the financial resources sufficient to provide the preferred standard of care over the long term?
Free Initial Consultation
We offer a free initial telephone consultation. You are under no obligation.
OPTION: Should you decide to proceed with a more in depth assessment we offer a flat rate review with recommendations.
Careable and its staff are closely monitoring and following the most up to date guidelines and advice from:
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- The Canadian Community measures and guidelines for COVID-19
- The College of Nurses
Beware COVID droplet and airborne infection: Masks are mandatory when caring for our clients.
Careable for the last 22 years has provided bespoke solutions to complex health care issues to demanding and discriminating clients. We specialize in the most complex and challenging cases.
Kathleen’s Story: How she found Quality of Life for her Dad
My dad, John, suffered a severe and life-changing spinal cord injury in October 2016. By March of 2017, he had been in Complex Care for several months. The facility staff were doing their best given my dad’s very complicated case but I was troubled by the many medical and quality of life issues that weren’t being adequately addressed. Even though I was very pro-active about my dad’s care, I couldn’t make any real progress for him and I became frustrated and disheartened. My husband desperately searched Google for a care manager and emailed a number of companies. Carol at Careable Inc. (located in Toronto, Ontario Canada) got back to us right away. We had a reassuring conversation on the phone and within a week she met with us in Guelph Ontario, my dad and my dad’s head nurse to further discuss his case, problem solve and develop care and action plans that could be managed long distance by email, texting and phone calls.
For the last two years of mom’s life, Carol Edwards/Careable Inc. organized home and health care for our mother. Both of us had full-time jobs that required a lot of travel, and Mom required 24-hour personal care if she was to continue to live in the comfortable circumstances of her own home. Carol worked with personal service workers, Mom’s doctors and dentist, and ran interference with suppliers and bureaucracies on our behalf.
Her empathy, energy and full-time availability for emergencies were remarkable and of the essence, as far as we were concerned. She knew the alternatives to home care and advised us in practical terms what the options were. When Mother was in the hospital, Carol was her advocate, ensuring that the necessary degree of care was in fact provided. Her fees were reasonable and her advice saved more than the cost. If you face similar circumstances, there is no question that the undersigned, to whom further questions may be addressed, would recommend her services.”