Aug 23, 2023

Understanding Client-Directed Home Care in Edmonton

Compassion Network Home Care is Alberta’s trusted in-home care agency. We provide the best level of home healthcare, caregiving, and nursing, all within the comforts of your home.

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Aging is an accomplishment that deserves celebration, not shame! We start and end our lives in varying states of vulnerability. Of course, as we grow up, we gain independence and become our own caretakers for most of our life. Giving up that sense of freedom can be challenging as you grow into your golden years and the body begins to slow down. However, growing old or having a chronic illness should not mean sacrificing autonomy over your own life.

Compassion Network Home Care is a home care agency that wants to help you maintain that independence, autonomy and freedom of movement. We tailor our services to fit each client’s individual needs. We don’t believe in recycling cookie-cutter care plans because every person requires different things. Are you an Edmontonian considering hiring an in-home caregiver to increase your quality of life? Keep reading to learn more!

What is client-directed home care?

In Alberta, Client Directed Home Care is a government-sponsored program meant to support Albertans who require assistance with their personal and home care needs. These services are made to help seniors and people with chronic illnesses live their lives in a fulfilling, accessible way.

It is designed for people who need assistance during high-effort times of the day, like getting ready for the day, going to bed, meal times, or chores. The reality is, many Albertans require these services because they can no longer care for themselves properly.

Ideally, the client would already have a primary caregiver that is around outside of working hours. These services are supplemental care for clients requiring daily assistance Monday through Friday during the day.

Qualifications for Home Care Services:

  • Alberta resident with a valid health care card
  • Your care needs can be safely met in your home
  • Requirements determined by an Alberta Health Services case manager are met

Finding Your Fit

After you’ve been approved, it’s time to pick your home care agency! Choosing the right care agency for your needs can feel overwhelming, so preparing in advance is best. Knowing what you are looking for will inform the choice you make.

The agency you pick should be trustworthy with credible reviews, fits your care requirements and encourages client-directed care so you stay in control of your health.

Remember to be mindful of the future and how your situation may develop. The agency you choose should have care options you can grow into for when the time comes and your needs change.

Choosing Compassion Network Home Care

Since opening our agency in 2013, we have become one of Edmonton’s most loved home care agencies. Why? Because we are passionate about compassionate care. Regardless of age, health challenges, or mobility issues, we believe everyone deserves to age in place.

Client-directed home care is our bread and butter because we value transparent and honest communication over all else. We foster a culture of care, empathy and dignity that allows clients to feel in control of the care they receive. Everyone deserves an empowered, independent life filled with joy and community.

Are you interested in starting your home care journey with professionals that truly listen? Give our team a call today. We would love to answer any questions you may have!

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