The proportion of the population that is over 65 has increased by 68% over the past two decades and the proportion of seniors who will live beyond 80 years has increased by 40%, a trend that is expected to grow.
Over one-fifth of Canadians aged 45 – 64 years have the responsibility of caring for more than 2.3 million seniors. In many cases they are caring for their parents ( 67%), in-laws (24%), or friends and neighbours (24%). In addition to their caregiving responsibilities, almost three-quarters of informal caregivers work- most of them full-time. In a majority of cases, their spouses work as well. One in five working caregivers belongs to the ‘sandwich generation’ looking after a parent and having children living at home.
Personalized care in the comfort of your own home is incomparable to anything else.
Many seniors are faced with the fact that they can no longer live alone and have to resort to moving to traditional care facilities such as a nursing home. Nannies Direct can provide an affordable alternative to seniors. Providing a caregiver allows a person to live in their own home with familiar surroundings. Personalized care in the comfort of your own home is incomparable to anything else.
Nannies Direct also provides International Caregivers who will assist persons with disabilities and individuals with special needs.
A Live-in Caregiver is the most effective and affordable way to provide care for your loved one. A live-in Caregiver typically is less expensive then a nursing home. The Live-in Caregiver lives in the clients home and will assist with day to day living. A Live-in Caregiver can help to maintain and restore both mental and physical well being. Most of our caregivers have a college education in professions such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Some typical duties performed by a Live-in Caregiver might include:
Assisting client with personal care, such as bathing and dressing
Assisting with medication
Assisting with personal care, such as bathing and dressing
Answering the door & the telephone
Light house keeping
Accompany to doctors appointments, or social functions
Providing immediate assistance in an Emergency situation
Providing a safe and clean environment in which there is a sense of independance and comfort of being in ones own home.
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