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We are here to alleviate the stress of caregiving and engage your loved one in meaningful activity while supporting their personal care needs.

We will customize these services to suit your needs at our free in-home consultation.

We provide supportive, respectful and experienced hands-on care

  • Washroom assistance
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Perineal care
  • Medication reminders
  • Medication assistance
  • Walking

We support you through your health and wellness challenges by engaging you in activities that add meaning to your day.

  • Engaging the social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and cognitive needs
  • We can modify all activities to maximize participation
  • We provide all the necessary supplies
  • We work in your home or residence
  • Click here for a list of activity examples

We provide nutritious meals and snacks and can accommodate your dietary restrictions.

  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Feeding assistance
  • Making freezer meals
  • Food can be prepared to meet any dietary requirements

We can clean and organize your home, allowing you more time for the things that matter.

  • Dishes
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Organizing
  • Tidying

We shop on your behalf, it’s one less stop for you!

  • Groceries
  • Pharmacy pick up
  • Dry cleaning
  • Clothing
  • Shopping for a gift
  • Appointment attendant
  • Leisure trips

Our service includes you.

  • Free in-home assessment
  • Free time
  • Peace of mind and stress relief
  • Validation and support
  • Resources and referrals
  • Progress reports

We incorporate outings that take advantage of the local environment and culture. Some popular examples are:

  • Farmers markets
  • Dining out
  • Parks and Conservation Areas
  • Fall colours tour
  • Apple picking
  • Craft fairs
  • Picnics

OUR DIFFERENCE

Quality Care. Quality Time.

Our Active Model of Care is dynamic and new to the home care industry. It is our goal to meet each individual’s care needs and make their time meaningful.

Caring beyond your needs.

Goals of our Care and Activity Plan are:

  • Maintain physical and mental function
  • Prevent isolation
  • Promote independence
  • Enhance hygiene
  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Balanced nutrition
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Opportunities for self expression
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Increase motivation
  • Caregiver relief

You can depend on us to care for those depending on you. We are your partners in care.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

FREE consultation

Give us a call to set up a visit. We’ll send a Care Partner to your door with no pressure to commit.

YOUR plan

We create a customized Care and Activity Plan.

ACTIVE Visits

We provide direct care and recreation in your home, during your scheduled time each day/week.

PROGRESS for the whole family

You'll have more time, resources, and information to help you cope with the demands of caregiving.

Partners in Care, experts in the field

PROVIDING DIRECT CARE

Paige and Lorien created Active Caregiving out of a passion for caring for older adults. They wanted to expand on the current home care model, and incorporate a recreation and leisure service that would keep individuals not only at home, but happy as well. Active Caregiving has only trained, experienced, screened and insured professionals.

Paige MacLean
B.E.S, Activation Coordinator in Gerontology

Paige MacLean
B.E.S Activation Coordinator in Gerontology

Following years of education, volunteering and working in the field, I am passionate about delivering therapeutic programs to enhance the quality of life of older adults. I have gained valuable experience in personal care, recreation therapy, case management, medication assistance and nutrition in Long Term Care, Day Programs and Retirement settings. I have worked with older adults who have a wide range of abilities and challenges, including those with Alzheimer Disease and related Dementias. I am a certified Activation Coordinator in Gerontology, with a certificate in Behavioural Management.

My work is predicated on making meaningful connections based on patience, empathy, enthusiasm, reliability and most importantly, trust.

I look forward to being a partner in your care and having fun along the way.

Lorien Bellamy
B.A, Activation Coordinator in Gerontology

Lorien Bellamy
B.A Activation Coordinator in Gerontology

I started working with seniors as a young teenager, making beds at a nursing home. It was there that I learned hard work, and how what may seem to be a simple act can have a great impact on those who may need the extra hand. This experience inspired me to continue serving adults and seniors in the community, and eventually obtaining a Hons. BA in Disability Studies and certification in Activation Coordinator in Gerontology. I have also received the Behavioural Management training certificate through the Alzheimer’s society. Many years later, I take pride in assisting adults and seniors in the community to fulfill their passion through recreation, while still lending that hand of support with personal care and household duties.

I have worked with adults and seniors in community centres, hospital, and nursing and retirement homes implementing Alzheimer’s and dementia programs.

You can depend on me as your compassionate, and supportive partner in care.

Your Care Partner will be guaranteed to have the following:

  • A degree or diploma in Health Care or Community Services
  • First Aid, CPR and AED training
  • Criminal Record check
  • Work history and reference check

Questions?

Find answers here

We provide service throughout Wellington County and Waterloo Region. If you are outside these regions, please give us a call and we'd be happy to find you a service in your area.

Active Caregiving has only trained, experienced, screened and insured professionals. Screenings include: confirmation of licenses or certification, work history and reference check, health screening, documentation of required training and certifications, individual liability insurance policy, and criminal record check. Our Care Partners are First Aid and CPR trained.

Yes. Our free consultation is approximately 45 minutes and includes an introduction to Active Caregiving and question and answer period. Following the consultation a Care Plan (including a personalized Activity Guide) will be provided to you and kept in your possession. This includes a communication log in which your Care Partner will note each visit. You are welcome to makes notes as well.

Please call us at (226) 646-7281 to discuss the services you require and the hourly rates that would be charged

Our operational hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm. We require a 2 hour minimum service and have an 8 hour maximum service. That said, we will make exceptions to these time limitations when necessary.

No. Services can be provided in any facilities, such as hospitals, Long Term Care and retirement settings that permit outside assistance.

Many adults aged 65 and over spend an average of 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down. There's strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia. There are many ways to be active. A good place to start is by doing what you enjoy. Our Care Partners tailor activities based on interests and abilities.

There are activities that are strictly for fun and entertainment, but other types of activities include physical exercise, nutrition, memory/mental exercises and hobbies/interests. Emphasizing all of these promotes mental and physical wellness.

Here are some examples; yoga, strength training with weights, creating and carving sculptures, trivia, menu plans, following certain stocks, sewing projects, singing and dancing, learning a new skill (eg. the alphabet in sign language) etc. The possibilities are endless!

Yes. If you qualify for the disability tax credit, our service is deductible under Attendant Care.

Anyone who is in need of the services we offer. This includes those living with dementia, physical and cognitive challenges, stroke survivors etc

Still have questions? Contact us and we’ll be happy to respond.

Call us for your free
consultation at
226-646-7281

Paige MacLean
Wellington County

Lorien Bellamy
Waterloo Region

Quality Care . Quality Time

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