Staying Home, Staying Safe, and Well – Best outcome recommendations!
Surveys show that nearly all Canadians want to age at home. While it is possible, for most it is a complicated mix of personalized risk and resource management.
For instance, a former client who was a recluse with no family, poor nutrition, physical status and quality of life, when Careable was retained through the Financial Planner, Trust Officer and Lawyer and after much resistance, was relocated, but only after sorting and filing all her records and home contents, including her health records with a permanent GP and organizing a dedicated team of staff to take care of her cleanliness, food, shopping and home. She improved dramatically, and lived an enriched life with improved mental, physical and nutritional status surviving to 98 years old, passing naturally and peacefully at her home.
For the last 23 years Careable Care Management has been supporting Families and their loved ones care in the Home. We have always believed that this is the best and safest option for the elderly. We know that good planning and preparation can avoid a crisis. Our objective is Preventive Care for our Clients and avoiding trips to the ER, especially in the presence of Covid.
Our first step to successful Aging in Place is a preliminary evaluation by an experienced Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and a Geriatric Assessment.
Our experience has shown that planning early for health issues, living situations, documentation of ongoing health issues and the establishing of a Power of Attorney for both Health and Finance and taking into account all assets. Gaining the confidence of the elderly person is critical to success of the Plan.
We choose superior staff to suit our elderly clients and manage all issues including predicting any challenges the elderly may develop over time and by receiving reports directly from the staff.
Many of our Clients could be described as Complex, with behavioral issues or movement disorders such as Alzheimer Disease or Parkinson’s Disease. Please call for more information! We offer a flat fee preliminary evaluation and can assist with the execution of the plan as required.
– Carol Edwards SRN RN
President Careable Care Management @ Home
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.
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.
I would hire Carol to provide care for myself, without hesitation. She is a godsend for me. I don’t have any problem recommending her to anyone.
She is honest, friendly, caring, effective, very reliable and forceful when needed. She understands elderly and geriatric care. She is available 24/7 when needed, she takes personal responsibility for a client and I rely on her 100%.
She took over care of my uncle in Toronto about 4-5 years ago, and from then on a nightmare scenario with his health problems, quarrelling nurses and family members, turned into bliss. She took responsibility to hire staff and to deal with them, she was with my uncle in emergencies and made sure that his doctors did what was needed, when it was needed. She chose a nursing home for him and arranged transfer. She is dealing with all day-to-day issues, including supervising private staff, interfacing with the nursing home, buying all his supplies (such as a specialized bed and wheelchair) and even his clothing. She is my eyes and ears in Toronto, making sure everything is going as it should. On top of that, she is also dealing with family members, eliminating any quarrels and disagreements.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but it is true.