Does Harmony Caregiving Cost Less than Supportive Living Senior Care Facilities?
Harmony provides one on one attentive care to your loved one in the comfort of their home, by choosing Harmony In-home care you will see it is far less expensive than the outrageous $3500 average cost that is associated with assisted living facilities (Genworth Study)
Are Harmony Caregiving Senior Care Services Covered by any Provider?
Depending on your benefits and insurances, some of the services offered through Harmony may be covered by long-term care insurance or through Veteran’s Affairs. Veterans Affairs has the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) which helps Veterans remain independent and self-sufficient in their home and community and this includes financial assistance for services such as home cleaning, personal care, access to nutrition and support services by a health professional. Find out more at the following link:
Do you Provide out of Hospital Care Senior Care?
One of the services we offer is our Hospital to Home Discharge Coordination. The reason we offer this service is because According to the BC Medical Journal “Seniors sent home from hospital, along with their families and caregivers, are often overwhelmed by discharge instructions, multiple medications, diet, follow-up tests and appointments, post-op and wound care. Given that 92% of seniors in Canada live in private households, often alone, the margin for error is great.”
Harmony Caregiving understands that one-third of those seniors will be discharged at a significantly reduced level of functional ability, which will greatly impact their ability to live independently. Harmony Caregiving is available to meet your loved one at the hospital, pack up their belongings, drive them home safely, ensure them home is safe for them and that they are settled in with clean linens, groceries, prescriptions picked up and that they feel comfortable upon arrival. We are available to provide 24/7 overnight care if required and/or can also come daily to check on your loved ones condition.
What is Holistic Health Senior Care?
Holistic Health is a philosophy of well-being that considers the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected. It attempts to cure all three aspects and to promote wholeness and balance in the individual. Holistic health is an approach to life as an ongoing process. The term holistic health refers to using some form of natural therapy that does not include conventional medicine.
Our Qualified Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioners are available to provide in-home health care alternatives by certified professionals to start elevating the lives of others with alternative holistic options.
What is Natural Health Senior Care?
Natural Health is the way we build and maintain our health through our environment, nutrition, and daily activities. These practices can promote our body’s inherent ability to heal. A Natural Practitioner will consider the patient as a whole, analyzing physical, environmental, nutritional and emotional factors, as well as lifestyle. By utilizing all the resources of holistic medicine, in addition to patient education and self-care, people can achieve their individual health goals.
What is Integrative Medicine Senior Care?
Integrative Medicine (IM) refers to the blending of conventional and natural/complementary medicines and/or therapies along with lifestyle interventions and a holistic approach as well as lifestyle. By utilizing all the logical, social and spiritual wellbeing of the person – with the aim of using the most appropriate, safe and evidence-based modality(ies) available. Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
Source: Developed and Adopted by The Consortium, May 2004 Edited May 2009 and November 2009.
What is Patient-Centred Senior Care?
Patient-Centred Care is what we as a company believe wholeheartedly. This is the philosophy behind the care we provide to each and every client of ours.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta the definition of Patient-centred care is as follows;
“Person-centred care is a philosophy that recognizes that individuals have unique values, personal history, and personality and that each person has an equal right to dignity, respect, and to participate fully in their environment.
The ultimate goal of person-centred care is to create partnerships among care home staff, people with dementia and their families, to enhance the quality of life and the quality of care of people with the disease. Services and supports are designed and delivered in a way that is integrated, collaborative, and mutually respectful of all persons involved.
One may never truly realize how important a value such as this is to the life of the one experiencing the journey; Harmony believes that deep within the person experiencing their journey with Dementia they feel the difference this level of care has on their life.