Elderly Home Care Services

We offer a range of elderly home care services provided in the home, at assisted living facilities, and nursing homes around Calgary and the surrounding areas.

Home Care Services

The Ohana Care team consists of professional Health Care Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses who undergo regular training sessions to address a variety of needs beyond health care. This includes home safety inspections, recreation activities, manicures/pedicures, and punctual needs.

What are the benefits of using Ohana Care as your Home Care provider?

We pride ourselves on doing more for our clients! Below are the benefits we’re proud to offer.

Best Friends Approach
BEST FRIENDS APPROACHTM

Our team members are trained to ensure they can support declining cognitive abilities.

Activities and Recreation
ACTIVITIES & RECREATION FOCUSED

Our Recreation Therapist trains our caregivers and companions, providing them with tools to support an active lifestyle.

Comprehensive Services
COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

We offer a wide range of services such as companion care, home care, foot and hand care, aesthetics services, recreation therapy, and a resource center.

TRUSTED PARTNERS

We screened different non-health related professionals to assist you with your other needs.

Free in-home assessment
Tailored plans to meet your needs
No wait-list, we’re ready today
No long-term contracts to sign

How does it work to hire a Home Care Professional with Ohana?

1

Call or Email Us

Reach out to us and we will get back to you on the same day.

2

Meet a Community Manager

We assess your health care needs and discuss how we can help.

3

Get Paired with a HCA or LPN

We base it on location, needs, and personal preferences.

Home Care Intake Process


When possible, we will send you the form electronically before meeting you so you can start filling out the information and we can focus on what matters to you during our meeting. The intake form is quite comprehensive, but you only need to share what you are comfortable sharing with us. The more information we have, the better we can pair you with a health care aide or licensed practical nurse that will suit your needs and preferences!

Questions are divided in different categories:

Lifestyle
LIFESTYLE

Sleeping patterns (naps), activity levels, favourite hobbies, meal times, smoking.

Health
HEALTH

Medication, allergies, appointments, side effects, mobility devices, aids, etc.

Baseline
BASELINE

Mood
Triggers
Appetite

NEEDS

Best days, schedule, other services (laundry, errands, meal preparation, etc.)

When is it time for home care?

When Returning from the Hospital
Going from round the clock assistance to being alone can be scary and unsafe. HCAs and LPNs can help you cope with your return and set you up for a speedy recovery.

When You or Your Loved One Has an Unexpected Fall
Daily check-ins, help around the house, company, driver to go to social activities, errands, regular home risk assessments, presence when contractors come in (electricians, plumbers, landscape, etc.), help with technology, assistance with activities of daily living, accompaniment to medical appointments.

When Independence is at Stake
Respite for the primary caregiver, intellectual stimulation, companionship during social activities, help around the house, guidance for the senior living with dementia to assist with chores, transportation to and from a day program.

When Care is Becoming Too Much for the Primary Caregiver
If the caregiver hurts themselves or is becoming increasingly tired and frustrated, there are now two clients. Ohana can care for the household and assist with chores to alleviate stress and give everyone time to enjoy each other’s company!

When the Primary Caregiver is Going Away
Ohana can send care givers for short term contracts as well.

When Learning of a New Diagnostic or Going Through New Treatments
New medication may have undesirable side effects, and it’s not always possible to do wellness checks daily. Our HCAs and LPNs can help by monitoring moods, skin, vitals, balance, and more. They can also help care for you if you get very weak, have severe nausea, are at risk of fall, or if your judgment is impeded.

Home Care Services

 

Home Care
Companion Care

These days, seniors can feel isolated. Our team specializes in companionship. From taking walks, chatting, playing cards, going shopping. We will accompany your loved ones and make sure they are happy.

Foot and Hand Care

We provide your loved one everything from basic to advanced foot care services, from assessments to treatment of many foot related issues. All of our services are provided by licensed professionals, and performed in the comfort of your own home!

Respite Care

Need a break? going away for a week holiday? We are here for you. Have us look after your loved one while you recharge. We will make sure they’re well taken care of.

Dementia Care

Our Dementia Care services utilize The Best Friends Approach™, which is a recognized approach to relationships with adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It is exactly like it sounds: the caregiver or companion becomes a best friend to the senior by getting to know their preferences, their family, what upsets them, what makes them happy.

Dressing Assistance

Our staff will make sure you are always dressed comfortably. Whether you are going shopping or just staying at home to rest. When we look good, we feel good.

Bathing Assistance

It is important to have a helping hand every time our elderly loved one’s step in the shower; one slip could cause a serious injury. Our staff members are well trained and equipped in providing a comfortable bathing experience for your family member.

Medication Assistance

We will make sure you get the right medications on time, everytime. This is very important and we will make sure your loved ones are always keeping up with their medications so they can focus more on what they love doing.

Light Housekeeping

Ohana can assist with personal support services such as housekeeping, grass cutting, and snow removal. Clients must provide the tools for these tasks.

Light housekeeping includes:
• Vacuuming, sweeping
• Dusting
• Cleaning surfaces
• Washrooms
• Making the bed, changing beddings
• Laundry
• Organizing
• Taking garbage and recycling out

Meal Preparation

When we get older, our bodies change the way we breakdown food. Our trained staff will help you prepare the kind of food you desire - once a day or the entire week - call us and we will setup a meeting to discuss your needs.

24-Hour Care

Need someone to look after your loved ones round the clock? We send our staff to your residence to make sure you have a person looking after your loved one.

Flexible Hour Care

Just need to do a quick errand? We can help! Our staff will give you a hand in looking after your loved one. We require 2-hours minimum for each visit.

FAQs

We’re a licensed and bonded company and perform criminal and vulnerable sector police checks on all of our home care employees. Your loved one’s safety is our top priority.

Yes we will direct bill Blue Cross for you.

We’re registered with the Veterans Affairs for health services, Veterans Independence Program, Veterans Respite.

Health Care Aide (HCA)

HCA
  • Put on/take off pressure stockings
  • Showers
  • Toileting
  • Grooming
  • Putting clothes on
  • Medication assistance blister pack
  • Glucose reading (personal machine)
  • Insulin injection reminders
  • Rehab exercises
  • Walk
  • Companionship
  • Blood pressure monitoring (personal machine)
  • Feeding assistance
  • Catheters (urine)
  • Urine bags
  • Positioning and transfers
  • Oxygen equipment assistance

Typically, a Health Care Aide will spend more time with a client, getting them ready for the day, doing all morning care, assisting with breakfast and medication. Our Health Care Aides also support the lifestyle of our clients by doing laundry, changing the beddings, respecting their regular routine, and being a companion using the Best Friends Approach™.

Health Care Aides are also used as companions when clients have “Unscheduled Care Needs”, meaning they will need support throughout the day that cannot be scheduled. These include incontinence, PRN medication (headaches, aches, constipation, diarrhea), transfers, asthma pumps, and more.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

LPN
  • Head to toe assessment
  • Non-blister packed meds
  • Dressings
  • Foot and hand care
  • Wound management
  • Feeding tubes
  • Insulin injections
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Vitals
  • Communication with other health care professionals

Licensed Practical Nurses are more medically focused in their work with the clients. They may only spend one hour per visit simply to make sure there aren’t any drastic changes in the health of the client, ensure the HCAs are following the care plan, assist with more complex care needs, and assess the overall wellbeing of the client. LPNs may only visit a client right after they are back from the hospital, or when a new care plan is to be put in place. 

During our first meeting, we will determine together what is best for you and your family. We will take into consideration your gender, medical conditions, and surrounding needs. Please let us know right away if you are not happy with the caregiver coming into your home. You should also feel safe, respected, and know you are in control.

Absolutely! We will also make sure to invoice you in the way that makes most sense to you to alleviate the stress of keeping track of all the invoices. We can print them, mail them, email them, and retroactively issue new ones.

No. We always charge for one hour, but we encourage you to use that hour to its fullest potential. We can do a home safety check, clean the dishes, fold clothes, go over items in the fridge to ensure nothing is passed its shelf life, help the client make phone calls, assist with typing emails, and other odds and ends.

  • A binder can be left at the home of the client and state what care was provided and if there are any behavioral changes. This is the best option if you have multiple caregivers and family members.
  • Our care givers can call you from the phone at your loved one’s home and give you a run down before they leave (If you have Power of Attorney, or if a release of information form has been signed).
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