HOME CARE SERVICES
Need to know how home care services work?
Know that your family is safe with us.
With our home care services:
Our caregivers are fully screened, bonded and insured.
Our caregivers are covered by WSIB so that they are protected.
Guardian Home Care Toronto carries full liability insurance to protect you.
Comprehensive senior home care for your loved one.
Guardian home care Toronto delivers:
Bathing, dressing and grooming, and meal preparation
Injections, medication administration, and palliative care
Often combined with other home care services, to reduce loneliness and improve mood
Know your loved one is safe and cared for, while others can sleep
ONE-ON-ONE PRIVATE DUTY
Hospital care for when hospital staff are too busy to help
Accompanying to appointments and shopping
“I know that mom improved because of the care and support from your caregivers. Thank you.”
Be kept up to date with the care of your parent. With Guardian Home Care Toronto:
Get regular updates about our care for your loved one
Receive reports about your loved one’s needs and condition
We will let you know if any supplies or equipment are needed
“Thank you for the caregivers you sent to look after mom. They were gems and we could not have gotten through those last few days without their help.”
Get Help Fast
No hassle sign-up, can do it from afar
We can respond quickly to get the care you need
Care can be put into place quickly when your family is experiencing crisis
Toronto home care can be delivered in a retirement home, in a nursing home, private duty in the hospital, or in your own home
“This has been a seamless experience from initial contact to full care”
Guardian Home Care has you Covered in More Ways Than One
Gain peace of mind and allow us to take care of the care
- With over 124,800 hours of home care delivered and staffed, our experience and reliability stand tall
- Our case management and attention to detail is second to none, know you are in good hands
- We can coordinate medical equipment, purchase and installation
- We can coordinate with our physiotherapist and your pharmacy
If you are caring from afar, or have a demanding job:
- Our care is easy to begin and based on your needs
- Easy payment options
- Save time and focus on your family and other demands
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED WITH HOME CARE SERVICES?
Call us or fill out our enquiry form. We can then correspond through email or over the phone to get a feel for your needs and to answer any questions you might have. If you are in a hurry, or living outside of Toronto, paperwork can be completed online to confirm the service. 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.
WHAT DO HOME CARE SERVICES PROVIDE?
Our Toronto senior home care services are customized to care for your exact needs and desires. Through co-ordination and consultation with the client, the client’s family, our nurses, and 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
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 THE CONTRACTS WITH HOME CARE SERVICES?
At Guardian Home Care Toronto, there are no service contracts. We simply have a 24-hour cancellation policy, meaning that we need notice of 24 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 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?
Toronto 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.