Routine Personal Care, Complex Care and Hygiene Functions

Second Family PSWs ensure dignity and confidence when assisting with bathing in bath, shower or bed.  Caregivers can help with shaving, oral hygiene, hair care and applying cosmetics as desired .  Staff are experienced with limb prostheses, stump socks, braces, splints, supports and elastic stockings.  Caregivers ensure prostheses are properly maintained and in good working condition and adjust prostheses when necessary. 

PSWs attend to skin care needs by applying non-medicated creams, lotions, pastes, ointments and powders.  Staff can check the body for evidence of pressure sores, skin breakdown or eruptions which can help prevent or minimize these conditions.

Our Certified PSWs assist with Genitourinary and Bowel Care: position, empty and clean drainage systems, clean Client and equipment after incontinence/procedures.  As required, Staff will use disposable briefs, attend to menstrual cycle needs and monitor residuals.

Homemaking, Nutrition and Medication

Many homemaking tasks can be difficult, unsafe or impossible during recovery.  Our Caregivers will assist with cleaning the bathroom:  clean tub/shower/sink/toilet after client’s use.  In the bedroom:  change client’s bedding, make bed, clean bedroom and medical equipment.  Clothing Care:  assist in preparing daily wearing apparel, hang clothes and sort clothing to be laundered/cleaned, sanitize and replace Client’s bedding and clothing as a result of incontinence/spillage.

Caregivers are able to help prepare the Client for mealtimes and to provide assistance, either wholly or in part, in planning, preparing, serving and feeding meals.

Our Staff are trained to monitor and chart medication intake and effect and also monitor medication supply.

Mobility, Exercise and Supervisory Care

Often times, injury and recovery can temporarily or permanently change mobility and range of motion.  PSWs can assist clients into and from sitting positions, can perform transfers between mobility devices and assist Client getting into and out of a wheelchair.  Our staff help Clients with walking activities using crutches, canes, braces and/or walkers.

Our Caregivers carefully follow the approved plan of care and positively encourage Clients when assisting Clients with their exercise, stretching, or physio programs.

Most importantly, in the case of emergency where Clients lack the ability to respond to an emergency or need custodial care due to changes in behavior, our Caregivers offer reliable and trustworthy supervision.

Coordination of Care

Our team approach to Caregiving ensures that we are able to proactively assist our Clients in coordinating and scheduling their Attendant Care Services to best achieve their recovery timeline and goals.

We work closely with Disability Managers, Occupational Therapists, Private Insurance Adjustors, WSIB and Personal Injury Lawyers to ensure open and efficient communication between all parties involved.

Attendant Care Services

When recovering from surgery or trauma, feeling your best often begins with your morning routine. Keeping hygiene levels optimal is always important, but for our post-surgery and post-trauma Clients, it is especially so.  Our PSWs can assist with many Attendant Care Services from Routine Personal Care, Complex Care, and Hygiene Functions to Homemaking, Nutrition and Medication, to Mobility, Exercise and Supervisory Care to Care Coordination.

  • Fully compliant with the Assessment of Attendant Care Needs (Form 1)
  • HIPAA and PIPEDA compliant
  • Assistance with Routine Personal Care Functions
  • Assistance with Basic Supervisory Functions
  • Assistance with Complex Care and Hygiene Functions
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • On-going Communication with Case Managers, Occupational Therapists and Insurance Adjustors
  • Wellness Checks

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Suite 382 – 900 Greenbank Road
Nepean, Ontario K2J 4P6

Phone  613-699-2037
Toll Free 1-800-785-0674
Fax 1-844-791-1153

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