Care Services

Our Client Support Managers are available to answer your questions and concerns and design a personalized care plan that works for you.

Depending on your needs, many clients have a caregiver overnight, on weekends, or for transportation to appointments. We are happy to provide the particular care you need.

Our caregivers are devoted to your total wellbeing, physical safety, companionship, emotional support and spiritual well-being.

This includes coming along to be a familiar companion for hospital stays, allowing for personalized care and monitoring. Also on vacations, our caregivers can provide safety and independence, allowing clients to enjoy their travels.

These services allow family members peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are in reliable, qualified hands. We will keep the family connected with complete transparency.

In Home Care

PERSONAL CARE

  • Assisting walking and transfer from bed to wheelchair
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Medication reminders
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Updates to family
  • Mobility assistance, fall prevention, safety

LIFESTYLE SUPPORT

  • Light housekeeping
  • Changing and laundering linens
  • Shopping trips and errands
  • Cooking meals and ensuring a balanced diet
  • Daily companionship and conversation
  • Getting out to social and recreational opportunities
  • Assistance with exercise routines and outdoor activities
  • All this will help clients enjoy their lives without worrying about details

We understand pets are a part of the family and also provide pet care for our clients pets. Whether it is as simple as refilling water or food bowls, taking the dog for a walk etc.

Hourly Home Care

We enable clients to maintain their daily routines in their most comfortable environment; their home. Hourly care is available as regularly scheduled or as-needed. Surrounded by the comforts of a familiar home environment, pets and belongings, our clients receive the help they need to carry out regular activities and enjoy continued well-being at home

24 Hour Care

24 hour home care provides older adults and their families with peace of mind and much needed assistance. Families can rest assured that their loved ones have a professional companion that will take care of their immediate and daily needs and monitor safety. They can enjoy peace of mind and a good night’s sleep knowing their loved ones have the best of care.

People with advanced illness, mid- to late-stage dementia or with frailty syndrome will benefit from living at home with round the clock care.

If you’re looking for an alternative to living in a facility, daily home care is a cost effective, comprehensive alternative. The emotional strain of moving to a new place, losing their familiar environment and routines often makes recovery more difficult, and they decline physically and lose independence. Their quality of life can suffer.

With around-the-clock support, your loved one can stay at home with care that supports safety and promotes optimal well-being. Personal caregivers can provide personalized care fitted to the client’s hobbies, lifestyle, status and condition.

As your loved one requires more care, we can help you increase the level of care from 8 to 12 to 24 hours of care.

Especially with clients needing more care, we can:

    • Calm agitation, helping clients who have lost their sense of time and place.
    • Provide companionship for moments of great anxiety
    • Help with personal and medical needs at night
    • Personal care to reduce skin infections and chance of urinary tract infections
    • Reduce risk of fall with support getting in and out of bed

With around-the-clock care, there is always someone watching out for your loved one, offering emotional support and keeping them safe.

Also we can provide help in all areas of daily living including:

    • PERSONAL CARE
      Assisting walking and transfer from bed to wheelchair
    • Bathing, dressing and grooming
    • Medication reminders
    • Toileting and incontinence care
    • Updates to family
    • Mobility assistance, fall prevention, safety
    • LIFESTYLE SUPPORT
    • Light housekeeping
    • Changing and laundering linens
    • Shopping trips and errands
    • Cooking meals and ensuring a balanced diet
    • Daily companionship and conversation
    • Getting out to social and recreational opportunities
    • Assistance with exercise routines and outdoor activities
    • All this will help clients enjoy their lives without worrying about details.

Hospital to Home Care

Coming home after a hospital stay, a client needs more care and attention during this transition. One of the main reasons for readmission or slow recovery is lack of proper support and care after leaving the hospital. Whether your loved one is coming directly from hospital or from a rehabilitation or care facility, in-home care can make a big difference in a safe and successful recovery.

The first 72 hours after a procedure or hospital stay are critical and a vulnerable time for clients, often involving changes in habits, diet, exercise and daily routines. Experienced and caring support provides monitoring, reminders and the emotional support needed to recover optimally at home.

  • Transport to appointments, rehab sessions and social events
  • Personalized consultation and care plan
  • Regular status updates between care team and family
  • Rehabilitation reminders, companionship and physical support
  • Safety and fall prevention

Pre/Post Surgery Care

IHECS pre/post surgery care is designed to ease anxiety before and after procedures.

We assist clients with any specialized dietary requirement or restriction.

Many people become anxious before surgery so having a professional caregiver to talk to or as a companion or to provide transportation to the facility can be very comforting. We provide pre surgery care depending on individual needs.

As a follow-up to our pre surgery care we offer post surgery care designed for those who have just had out-patient surgery or another type of procedure.

Our professional caregivers can assist with transportation, prescription drop-off/pick-up and assistance settling in at home for the recovery process. IHECS post surgery care provides clientss and their families with professional care at hand and gives reassurance of a safe recovery process. IHECS gives clients and their families peace of mind knowing recovery will begin safely.

Dementia Care

Our caregivers are well trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and will take time to get to know the client on a personal level, learning about their past life, their likes and dislikes and what’s important to them. Our caregivers will form a personal relationship with the senior, and plan activities and exercises that have been proven to help produce more lucid thought. They can look at photo albums together, listen to their favorite music, or read a favorite book together.

We understand dementia and provide our caretakers with ongoing training to provide your family with the best quality care and support during this difficult time. We understand Alzheimer’s, the symptoms and affect on behavior, and how progress can be different for different seniors.

We understand what your family is going through and we are here to help.

Specialized Care

Our caregivers are both compassionate and professional, able to comfort and reassure as well as give top-quality medical care. They will be there for you during this difficult time to keep things steady. Our care plans are tailored to your family’s needs at all times.

End-of-Life Care

We can provide comforting end-of-life care for your loved one.

We understand that knowing a beloved family member or friend has limited time left is often unbearable. IHECS helps by providing comfort and the best quality of life possible for your loved one from the comfort of their home.

Our care does not end with a loved one’s passing. Our team can be there to listen if anyone needs to process their grief and also help with the details of organizing personal items and moving things.

When a family member is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy, often they have a strong desire to spend their final days surrounded by family, in their home. Rather than in an institution. However, caring for a loved one at such a time can be very challenging emotionally and physically draining.
We can work with a medical provider or hospice agency to meet your whole family’s needs. Allow us to care for your loved one, help around the house and provide the emotional and moral support you need. We can guide and help you through this upsetting and distressing time.

Our goal is to provide comfort and assistance to your loved one, while allowing families to make the most of their time together.

We can help with:

    • Bathing and dressing
    • Toileting assistance
    • Light cleaning
    • Laundry
    • Cooking and serving meals
    • Companionship for your loved one so you can get a much-needed break
Our care does not end with a loved one’s passing. Our team can be there to listen if anyone needs to process their grief and also help with the details of organizing personal items and moving things.
Our caregivers are both compassionate and professional, able to comfort and reassure as well as give top-quality medical care. They will be there for you during this difficult time to keep things steady. Our care plans are tailored to your family’s needs at all times.

Parkinson’s Care

We know that living with Parkinson’s disease can be trying for both the patient and their family. A chronic, neurodegenerative disease can be hard to handle. Our philosophy is based on caring for the family as a whole,

There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are many things we can do to manage the symptoms and maintain or improve quality of life for the client. This includes relieving the symptoms enough to enjoy life.

Treatments for Parkinson’s disease generally are designed to maintain quality of life, improve mobility and everyday functions, reduce tremors and rigidity, reverse the slowing of movements, keep mental sharpness and work to improve balance, posture, speech and writing skills.

Treatment approaches may include lifestyle modifications, medication, physical therapy, exercise, surgery, home care assistance, support groups and speech therapy.

We will work with your family to make a personalized care plan tailored to your individual needs. This will ensure your loved one’s being able to enjoy optimal quality of life.

Speak to your doctor regarding the best course of medication for your loved one. Treatments may vary for individual cases.

There are also surgical options which you may discuss with your family doctor or specialist.

As well as surgery and medication, alternative treatments are being explored as well. Vitamin E could help reverse the progression of Parkinson’s, though this is still being tested.

While Parkinson’s is a fairly complex neurological disease, fortunately for us the symptoms and onset follow a clear pattern. If you notice any of the following symptoms related to Parkinson’s, consult your family doctor to get a diagnosis and begin proactive treatments.

If you are struggling with Parkinson’s, please contact us as soon as possible to explore and personalize your options for home care.

Our experienced and trained caregivers will follow our primary goal, which is to maintain personal independence while providing peace of mind and downtime for the family.

Transportation and Errands

As most sufferers of Parkinson’s are not able to drive, having our caregivers give them rides or arrange transportation to appointments, shopping, physiotherapy and social events can be a huge relief for family members, allowing them to follow their own schedules and avoid taking time off work.

Meal Preparation, Nutritional Guidance

Maintaining a healthy diet is very important for Parkinson’s clients. Helping to strengthen muscles and bones, preventing muscle atrophy and fat, will help keep your loved one healthy and happy. Our home caregivers can make meals that will provide your whole family with the nutrition they need to stay healthy and strong in their later years.

Bathing, Dressing, Hygiene

One of the most frustrating things about Parkinson’s for many clients is how it interferes with their ability to take care of their daily needs. We know how to give assistance to them while guiding them to maintain optimum independence.

Medication

Our caregivers can take the worry of keeping track of medications off your shoulders. We’ll keep track of when it’s time to take medications and chart when they were taken.

Mobility Assistance

Our trained caregivers will be able to give daily support in walking, sitting, moving and know just how to support your loved one while allowing them to do all that they can independently.

We also take care to hire individual caretakers who can form warm and caring social relationships with your loved ones. Having  an engaging, amiable relationship with their regular caregiver goes a long way in ensuring a client’s well-being.

Our caregivers are well trained in their knowledge of Parkinson’s disease and will know what is coming and be ready when it comes.

Alzheimer’s Care

Our caregivers are well trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and will take time to get to know the client on a personal level, learning about their past life, their likes and dislikes and what’s important to them. Our caregivers will form a personal relationship with the senior, and plan activities and exercises that have been proven to help produce more lucid thought. They can look at photo albums together, listen to their favorite music, or read a favorite book together.

We understand dementia and provide our caretakers with ongoing training to provide your family with the best quality care and support during this difficult time. We understand Alzheimer’s, the symptoms and affect on behavior, and how progress can be different for different seniors.

We understand what your family is going through and we are here to help.

Stroke Care

Post-Stroke recovery is a challenge. IHECS can help.

Caregivers play an important role through the post-stroke recovery process starting from day one. Clients must overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges and many stroke survivors report frustrations or hopelessness with the recovery process. It is crucial to take a proactive and informed approach to post-stroke care and often our professional caregivers can help ease the physical and emotional stress.

Tips for Post-Stroke Recovery for a Successful Recovery at Home

Follow the advice of experts:

It is crucial to maintain regular appointments with your doctors and follow their instructions. This is critical to a successful recovery.

Accommodate your home to your needs:

You may require medical equipment such as a walker, a wheelchair or a hospital bed in the home. In addition, your home may require safety modifications before you can feel comfortable. We help you make these accommodations easier.

Follow up on your blood work.

Know and understand your limitations:

Independence is of great value to us all. However, anyone recovering from a stroke must recognize that the recovery process cannot be rushed. Your brain is rebuilding damaged synapses, which can cause mental fogginess or a sense of mild confusion. Your body is recovering as well and activities that once came natural, such as walking or hand movement, may present new physical challenges. Receiving support from a professional caregiver jump starts you to a successful recovery.

Stick to your therapy schedule.

Watch your diet.

IHECS Professional caregivers are here to help.

Cancer Care

When someone dear to you is fighting cancer, we offer professional help to them and their family. IHECS helps with care from the hospital to your home. Caregiver support is crucial to the emotional and physical well-being of people with cancer.

While your loved one is receiving cancer treatment or recovering at home, IHECS helps by making life effortless. Our skilled and professional caregivers are available rapidly to support them and their families.

Having a caregiver at your bed side takes the heartache and anxiety out of hospitalization and treatment. While receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments, inclusive after surgery, our caregivers provide companionship, run errands or in emergencies summon the nurse in charge. We also enable family members to go home in peace, knowing our professional and trustworthy caregivers are beside their loved one.

Our professional caregivers empower our clients to focus solely on their recovery and we help make the transition to home care after cancer treatment more enjoyable and painless.

IHECS caregivers can help prepare meals, do light housework, help with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, give medication reminders, provide companionship, assist with exercising, provide transportation to and from doctors’ appointments or treatments. IHECS caregivers are the trusted, professional choice for cancer care.

Our caregivers are rigorously-screened, experienced and insured.

Hospice Care

We can provide comforting end-of-life care for your loved one.

When a family member is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy, often they have a strong desire to spend their final days surrounded by family, in their home. Rather than in an institution. However, caring for a loved one at such a time can be very challenging emotionally and physically draining.

We can work with a medical provider or hospice agency to meet your whole family’s needs. Allow us to care for your loved one, help around the house and provide the emotional and moral support you need. We can guide and help you through this upsetting and distressing time.

Our goal is to provide comfort and assistance to your loved one, while allowing families to make the most of their time together. We can help with:

Bathing and dressing

Toileting assistance

Light cleaning

Laundry

Cooking and serving meals

Companionship for your loved one so you can get a much-needed break

Customized Care

Finding and introducing a professional caregiver to your family can be emotionally, logistically and financially jarring experience. Our mission at IHECS if to make the whole process as comforting and reassuring as possible for everyone involved along the way. IHECS understands that often times looking for a caregiver comes with receiving upsetting news that leaves you feeling overwhelmed.

Our experienced and professional caregivers are all oriented to provide the most supportive and personalized experience possible.

IHECS offers a wide variety of personalized care customized to your needs and wants.