A Trusted Provider of Home Care Services in Toronto
At Guardian Home Care Toronto, our mission is to deliver high-level compassionate care to your loved one when you cannot be there yourself. We want families of our clients to have respite and peace of mind while we are delivering our home care services.
How do you get started with home care services?
With Guardian Home Care Toronto, we start by speaking with you through email or over the phone to get a feel for your needs and to answer any questions you might have. We then set a time for a free in-home care consultation, at your convenience. During the consultation we will take a health history and discuss details of the home care services you would like us to deliver. Our managers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in caring for elderly loved ones, and if wanted, we would be happy to provide you with short-term and long-term care option advice so you can plan for the future. We will then schedule the service and match the correct caregiver to your loved one.
Please call 416-613-8570 or email to speak with a Care Manager now.
What do our home care services provide?
At Guardian Home Care Toronto, we do our best to customize our care to your exact needs and desires. Through co-ordination and consultation with the client, the client’s family, our RN, any health professionals involved, we will produce an initial care plan that includes, but is not limited to:
- Bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and incontinence care
- Meal preparation according to your needs
- Walks, exercise and/or physiotherapy
- Nursing care
- Light housekeeping, laundry, and changing of bed linens
- Medication reminders
- Escorting to medical appointments
- Companionship and social interaction
With our registered practical nurses (RPNs) we are a premiere Nursing Agency Toronto.
How do you qualify for home care services? Who qualifies?
Private home care services are pay for service, and you do not need to qualify. After an initial consultation or assessment, private care can be arranged quickly. For publicly funded home care services in Toronto and the rest of Ontario, people usually need to demonstrate a lack of mobility to safely live at home and most importantly to safely shower or bath by themselves. Safety at home due to risk of falling is of main concern and people can qualify for a couple of hours a week to get help with bathing. Meal preparation, companionship and light housekeeping is not covered or included in home care provided from the Toronto LHIN.
How much is home care in Toronto and Ontario? What does senior home care cost per hour?
Home care in Toronto is most often billed on an hourly rate. That hourly rate depends on the senior home care service provided and how many hours per shift you require. Often the hourly rate is higher for a short shift, and lower for long shifts or 24-hour care. Senior home care services in Toronto usually range from $28 to $35 per hour for a personal support worker (PSW) and $45 to $60 per hour for registered nursing care.
Does OHIP cover home care in Toronto?
Yes, OHIP may cover a couple of hours per week of home care services for the purposes of bathing and showering, however, you must first qualify for the service. OHIP covered home care in Toronto will not involve meal preparation, companionship or light housekeeping. The LHIN will send out a case manager to conduct an assessment of your needs and tell you whether or not you qualify for OHIP covered home care services.
Are there any contracts with home care services?
At Guardian Home Care Toronto, there are no service contracts. We simply have a 48-hour cancellation policy, meaning that we need notice of 48 hours or more to cancel care. Unlike other Toronto home care companies, Guardian Home Care Toronto requires no contracts (short or long-term) or upfront deposits, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
How do we choose our caregivers?
We choose our caregivers carefully. Each of our caregivers is thoroughly screened and must pass background and reference checks. For everyone’s protection, our caregivers are bonded and insured as well as covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
We understand that hiring a caregiver is an unfamiliar experience for many seniors, and that this may be the first time you introduce a caregiver to the home. To help alleviate any anxieties that arise, a care manager will accompany the staff member to introduce them to your loved one at the beginning of service. This care manager will also check in at regular intervals to ensure that the caregiver-client relationship is positive and comfortable.
What services are provided by home care services?
Home care services are usually personal care of a patient/client and some domestic help around the house. Personal care includes bathing, showering, help with oral care, changing of incontinence briefs, while the domestic services usually include laundry, bed linen change, meal preparation, dishes clean up, and light housekeeping.