Our team works to earn your trust and have the time to be truly compassionate, patient and attentive.
We recognize that one care plan does not fit everyone. Individual needs and wants vary and may change day to day and so our support services adapt continually.
Our caregivers live in the towns we support all across
Bruce, Grey, Northern Perth, Northern Wellington and Northern Huron Counties.
Following your free in-home consultation to discuss various needs and wants we help determine the type/frequency/duration of care you need.
Rural Home Care is able to provide assistance with Personal Care Services based on your individual needs and preferences such as (but not limited to) the following:
Ongoing communication with family and other health care professionals as needed. Our staff are compassionate and understanding and Rural Home Care will ensure that you are provided with Personal Care Service workers who have a wealth of experience and training to ensure that you are safe, comfortable and confident with the assistance that you require.
Honest and open communication, respect and kindness are an integral part of all services that we provide.
A hospital will discharge you when you no longer need to receive inpatient care and can go home or to another type of facility.
Discharge planning is an important part of your care plan. Our team at Rural Health Care can provide you with support and guidance to help ensure that needed supports are in place when you leave the hospital.
Hospital Discharge Services and Post Operative Care can include the following:
A health-care advocate is a family member, friend or your Rural Home Care professional who can ask questions, record information, and speak up for you so you can better understand your abilities, area of requiring some assistance and coordination to get the care and resources you need - giving you and your loved ones peace of mind.
What are some of the roles of a health-care advocate?
1. Help you prepare for your visit with your doctor or medical care provider. When you meet with a doctor, you generally have limited time. With the years of specialized study they’ve given to complex medical conditions, sometimes it can feel like they’re speaking a different language. Advocates can help with all that. Your advocate will help you to record your symptoms and list questions that you wish to ask.
2. Your advocate can also accompany you to your appointment and help you to better understand your current health status / diagnosis or condition and what you can expect. We help you learn about any medical tests that are recommended, and help you discuss your medications and treatments if prescribed.
3. Your advocate can help you to plan and co-ordinate appointments with doctors, specialists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and the multitude of professionals who administer the tests you may need. Your advocate can assist you to develop a calendar so you do not miss appointments.
Care for the unique needs
of children, youth and their families
Rural Home Care offers a range of paediatric health care services for children and youth in their homes, at school or daycare, and where appropriate, on community outings. When caring for children and youth, we work together with our young clients, their families, healthcare professionals and community partners.
We provide services that are individualized and safe, child, youth and family centred, equitable and accountable, responsive and respectful, culturally appropriate and nurturing.
Our care teams use feedback from clients, families and care staff to focus on quality and compassionate care, managing risk in a community setting and supporting families.
Our care teams can assist with diabetes care, tracheostomy care, supported ventilation (ventilator, BiPAP, CPAP), peritoneal dialysis (PD), seizure disorders, enteral feeds (G or J tubes), oral suctioning, catheterization, oncology care and challenges related to growth and development. This is always under the direction of the family and appropriate medical providers.
Your Rural Home Care Coordinator can facilitate care coordination services.
This could include the following services:
1. Identify and link our clients with community resources to facilitate referrals and respond to social service needs
2. Collect and assist with the patient care recommendations received from various professionals
3. Provide client support during life transitions, surgery, and chronic illness
4. Develop care plans and rearrange them as necessary when difficulties arise
5. Provide relevant self-management support for clients with chronic illnesses
6. Work with patients both in person and over the phone to remind and review their plan of care and progress towards their goals
7. Coordinate effective communication with care providers including dental, hearing, vision care, pharmacists, doctors and physiotherapists
Care for Victims of Accidents
including Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
Home Care is an important service for successful recovery at home. There is often immense stress that comes as a result of accidents and the injuries they cause. Rural Home Care's Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are available to help navigate and deal with the difficulties that may come as a result of acquired brain injuries or other issues attributed to an accident.
Rural Home Care will work with you and your family to design an individualized care plan designed to meet your needs, desires, and Attendant Care budget. We will collaborate with your insurance company and can typically invoice the insurance company directly.
Our Home Care Services
for victims of an accident can include: