You want the best for your loved one and want to ensure that the facility that they are living in is meeting their care/support needs. The facility is doing their best, but you may be noticing that your loved one is starting to need a little more one-on-one attention.
We can assist offering additional support with companionship, transportation and outings, stimulating activities, memory therapy programs, assistance with eating meals and additional personal care if needed. We can also provide overnight care when facility staff are reduced to provide your loved one the added assistance they need so that they can stay in the place they call home.
We work closely with many of the retirement and nursing homes in Windsor and Essex County, effectively communicating with them and you regarding your loved ones care to ensure the best outcomes.
If you want your loved one to receive that extra special attention, you have come to the right place, we can help.
Give us a call and arrange for a free assessment or click the care inquiry form to start the process.
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