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.
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.
Goals of our Care and Activity Plan are:
Give us a call to set up a visit. We’ll send a Care Partner to your door with no pressure to commit.
We create a customized Care and Activity Plan.
We provide direct care and recreation in your home, during your scheduled time each day/week.
You'll have more time, resources, and information to help you cope with the demands of caregiving.
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.
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.
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:
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
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