Memorable Family Holidays
When my brothers and I were small, Mom and Dad couldn't afford fancy hotel vacations. Instead, they'd pile us into the station wagon for camping trips. Packed into the back seat with our pillows and games, the three of us squirmed our way across Ontario, begging for birch beer and Smarties until Dad would give in and stop. No matter how bored we thought we were, Dad's enthusiasm always won us over and made each trip fun.
The Original Do-It-Yourself Team
Somehow, Mom and Dad saved enough money to buy an old bungalow fixer-upper in Ottawa. They were so happy and proud. Together, they stripped wallpaper, fixed plumbing and refinished floors, turning a run-down house into our home. When I was nine, Mom put a paintbrush in my hand so I could help, too. My little brothers were so jealous!
Today, my parents still live in that house and they love the neighbourhood they've called home for so many years. My folks are still the same fun-loving people, with a can-do outlook, and they're determined to stay in their home. As Mom's arthritis has gotten worse, Dad's stepped up to do the cooking and cleaning. Yet during my last visit, he looked so tired. I noticed piles of paperwork and his wood shop has cobwebs. My brothers and I live too far away to help regularly, but we're concerned that taking care of the houseâ€”and of Momâ€”is wearing Dad down.
Help Him Remain Independent With Home Instead Senior Care®
When family members or friends aren't able to help the older adults they love, Home Instead CAREGiversSM can. With a network of locations across Ontario, and worldwide, Home Instead Senior Care is all about taking care of older family members long-term in the homes they've enjoyed and treasured. We provide a range of services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping, errandsâ€”everything you'd do for your loved one, and moreâ€”to give you peace of mind, whether you live several states away or in the next county.
Inspired by a Personal Experience
It was Paul and Lori Hogan's own personal experience caring for their 100-year-old grandmother in her home that inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. They realized many families had the same need for non-medical in-home care and elder companionship that could help seniors live independently at home. The demand for these important services has been so great, that the company's network now has 800 locally owned franchises across North America and around the globe.
Reliable, Dependable Services Around-the-Clock
Our responsible, experienced CAREGivers are members of the local community, familiar with the resources available in your area of Ontario. Home Instead Senior Care services are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays, and are delivered by trusted CAREGivers who are screened, bonded and insured employeesâ€”never independent contractors.
Free Consultation. Trusted Advice.
Your Home Instead Senior Care representative can help you decide if our services could assist your loved one in preserving a good quality of life and remaining safely in his or her home. When you request home care a representative will contact you within 24 hours and you'll receive a free, no-obligation personal consultation.