Treating the sick or elderly is more than merely ensuring they are safe and living longer. Sustaining meaning in their life, dignity and quality of life is essential. Tragically this is often overlooked or not even considered.
In our view quality of life, building a stable supportive environment, addressing modifiable risk factors and setting up processes to avoid future healthcare crises are as indispensable as the best medical interventions.
We know we have succeeded when we see one of our clients play the piano at his 100 th birthday party. We rejoice when we see a 90 year old enjoying a swim with his friends. Or when another 90 year old has improved her strength through lifting weights.
Careable has teamed up with a wide ranging and diverse compliment of essential service providers from physicians, physiotherapists, gerontologists, and dieticians to shoppers who will collect a client’s favourite food.
While virtually everyone in the healthcare system is well meaning there are often systemic gaps, blind spots and shortcomings. These may not be obvious to the occasional consumer of health care services. Pointing them out and asking for a remedy may not be readily welcomed or acknowledged.
Our objective is to work cooperatively with the health care system to ensure that all the right services are delivered. However we are also prepared to be assertive if the circumstances demand.
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I live with my elderly mother and severely disabled husband. I was determined to keep both of these dear people with their families. The task of caregiving was sometimes overwhelming. In conversation with Carol, she recognized my needs. She knew instinctively that I needed help to meet the commitment I had made to the two of them and myself. She had an understanding of what I was trying to do. There was compassion and assurance that some steps could be taken to help me out. She immediately went to work contacting an established list of service providers. She kept me updated regularly. I no longer felt alone. She is an advocate; someone who knows the complicated medical system. She is a friend. I am so grateful to Carol for all her support.