The desire for one to die in their own home, surrounded by family, is a desire that we cannot turn away. We can make this support possible with our team of experienced healthcare workers that offer full nursing/medical care for the palliative client in home. We also dually achieve tackling caregiver burnout by alleviating any stress regarding personal care needs of the client as well as tasks around the home. This way the caregiver can give their full love and attention to their loved one.
We also assist with comfort measures, personal hygiene, and oral care. We will ensure consistent repositioning, offer gentle stretches as well as light massage to promote comfort. The consistent palliative care in home will also help alleviate stiffness and muscle pain and lower the risk of skin damage from prolonged time in one position. We also will offer support with symptom and pain management, as well as preparation for the family as the client's state transitions.
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Personal Care involves assistance with the day-to-day activities. This can include help with bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, meal prep/eating, mobility, and medication assistance. Other personal care services can be house management tasks such as cleaning, shoveling your walk, pet/plant care, etc. The ultimate goal is to make life easier for the client being at home. We want to help them feel supported and safe to continue to live independently.
We want to support individuals with dementia to be able to stay home as long and safely as possible. This also includes giving caregivers a well-rested break. Our services for dementia care include things like personal care, medication administration, respite care, companionship, and more. Our goal is to have effective communication, minimize confusion, and assess regularly so the client can be supported in their home as long as possible. No family members should have to go through the process of dementia alone, so we are excited to bridge the gap between in home care and facility and help you support your loved ones.
Respite care gives the caregiver an opportunity to catch their breath, have a break and take the time to relax and recharge. We know how important it is to care for our loved ones the way they need and deserve and unfortunately caregiver burnout is seen in our community all too often. We want to try and solve this issue whether it is scheduled care or on an as needed basis. This may be paired with personal care, or things like recreational activities. It is very difficult to be a caregiver when you can't take the time for yourself, even 1-2 hours a week of "me time" can make the world a difference!
We provide consistent comprehensive wound care management that can range from chronic to post-surgical. This can include basic or complex dressing changes, assessment and monitoring, pain management, as well as teaching the client or family members wound care management. We can coordinate with your local home care nurse as well as the physician to create a specific care plan for the wound and ensure it is maintained.
Our main focus is to work together with the physiotherapy department and nursing care team to maintain and improve the mobility, balance and functioning of our clients. This can be a major component in preventing falls and loss of independence and can also lead to many other health benefits.
We also assist with physiotherapy exercises for our clients' following strokes, injuries, surgery or other events that impact movement and mobility.
When you get home after surgery it can sometimes be overwhelming to ensure all your needs are met. We are here to help support you in your home whether it be with mobility, physio exercises, pain monitoring as well as watching for any other signs of post-operative complications.
One of our very exciting new services we offer is our travel companionship. Whether it's an appointment, errands to run, or some family to visit we are happy to offer your loved ones the help!
Whether this is your first or sixth baby, the postpartum period is a major time of transition for you, your body, and your family. This period of time is often called the fourth trimester, and for good reason. Whereas a birth doula provides support during the actual labor and birth, a postpartum doula provides non-medical support in these important days and weeks following delivery.
This support is emotional and physical, as well as informational. And while the doula does help with infant care, her primary focus is on the mother and her family. For more information, email us and we can connect you to an amazing postpartum doula in our community, Anitta Jensen.
When we began the journey of Healing Hearts, we made a commitment to learn and educate ourselves on the different opportunities for funding and coverage of our services. Our hope is to make our services accessible to ALL. Please click the funding tab below for more information.