Why Arabic Canadian Medical Center?
Being at home is simply more comfortable for most people than being in an unfamiliar place; it tends to give a greater sense of well-being and overall morale when they are in the comfortable surroundings of their own home. At Arabic Canadian Medical Center, we provide care and support to our persons served, family member and caregiver which give us exceptionally rewarding, challenging, emotional and even heroic because of knowing that our interactions are impacting someone’s life.
Scope of Home Healthcare Services
Home health care is a wide range of health related services that is provided in the person served home. Home health care means exactly what it sounds like – skilled medical care provided in the home setting. Home health includes broad care given by health care professionals, including skilled nursing service, Home Health Aides and Supportive Rehabilitation Services (Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Respiratory Therapy). Home health services help pediatric, adult and geriatric clients who are recovering after a hospital or facility stay, or need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization
Skilled Home Nursing is the provision of skilled services to our persons served at home for the purpose of restoring and maintaining his or her maximal level of function and health. The days and hours of home care services vary as per person served health condition requirements and as per their health insurance or public and private sponsor approval.
Continuous Nursing Care (CNC) – long stay.
- Continuous nursing services for persons served who requires more individualized nursing care and where longer duration of skilled service is required
Intermittent Nursing Care (INC) and Nursing Visits (NV).
A skilled nursing service provided for fewer than 7 days each week or less than 8 hours each day (part time nursing care) for a period up to 30 days for person served, family or non-skilled care giver can be trained to provide a health service safely and effectively.
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are available to care for persons served who are ill, recently hospitalized, or have been injured in accidents and with special needs. Our Registered Nurses plans, develops, implements and evaluates the comprehensive care required by the home care patient. The length of home care service may vary from a short daily visit to long stay for monitoring health signs and administer medication to continual care.
Our Registered Nurses provide the following services:
- Medication Management
- Medication Administration
- Post-Operative Care
- Pain management
- Health monitoring
- Wound Care
- Nursing Care in support of medical plan of treatment
- Care of mechanically ventilated at home
- Ostomy and Colostomy Care
- Patient and Family Health Education
In today’s world of holistic approach to health care, the patient is treated by many health care professionals and physiotherapist is included in the team to help meet an individual’s health care needs.
Our Home Health Physiotherapists are health care professionals which assist our person served to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being.
The Home Health Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability.
We continue to treat a variety of conditions and work with various ages and groups through a home care setting.
- Person served discharged from the hospital with mobility limitations or who have too much pain to attend an outpatient clinic for physiotherapy services, often wait until their condition is more manageable before seeking outpatient rehabilitation services. The advantage of receiving earlier homecare physiotherapy treatment enhances the recovery process and translates to shorter recovery times.
- Person served with neurological injuries such as those related to stroke or multiple sclerosis can have a physiotherapy treatment in a comfortable environment to help promote in-home independence.
- Person served with mobility restrictions or limitations find benefit in this service since they difficulties leaving their homes. Person served home may also be assessed for any risk and hazards to prevent falls and decrease the risk of falls.
- Children can have physiotherapy sessions in a comfortable environment that can utilize familiar items as part of their treatment, such as toys and games.
Speech Therapist is another home health service found in our homecare. Our Speech Therapist is specializing in working with those who have a difficult time with language and/or speech, usually following an injury or an underlying diagnosis.
The Speech Therapy delivery of services in the home allows for one-on-one interaction in an environment where the person served is most comfortable. The Speech Therapy activities can be tailored to address “real life” functional needs. The homecare setting also provides opportunities to individualize each patient’s care plan to their specific environmental and social needs.
Speech Therapists work closely with chronically ill children, adolescent and adult persons served in preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating speech and language cognition problems and enhancing their swallowing functions as well as addressing to verbal and nonverbal cues therefore enhancing the quality of life and social involvement of the persons served. Our Speech Therapist provide individualized care plan with freedom and autonomy combined with the personal relationships developed between persons served, their families, and the speech therapist that are not found anywhere else.
To achieve successful persons served outcomes the home healthcare care team works together to select and reinforce all segments of the plan of care.
We provide comprehensive respiratory care to persons served who suffer from a variety of diseases and conditions. From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pneumonia to sleep apnea, our expert clinical care and services allow patients to receive care and recover in the comfort of their own home
Our experienced Respiratory Technician provides airway management to different respiratory conditions with monitoring and therapy as needed; to maximize the person served ability progress to their highest level of functioning.
Our licensed Respiratory Technician works closely with your attending physician and other healthcare professionals to bring quality care to your home. Our Respiratory Technician will take the time to train you or your caregiver according your personal needs, review your plan of care, and provide education and instruction on your equipment and supplies. Our highly-skilled team of professionals will be with you every step of the way, ensuring proper training for the administration of your therapy.
The respiratory therapy service provides tracheotomy care, oxygen therapy, mechanical Ventilation or pulmonary rehabilitation treatments.
Home Health Aides are members of the health care team who assist with the provision of health care under the direct supervision and specific delegation of the licensed and credentialed health care professional. The Home Health Aides work under the supervision of the Registered Nurses.
Our Home Health Aides are tactful, honest and discrete. They act in a professional and courteous manner, as they work in your homes. As an extended health care provider, they provide valuable information to patients’ health care teams concerning their patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
The Home Health Aide may help the Registered Nurses in the area with daily tasks. Home Health Aides work to support the nurses and needs of the person served who require home assistance. Our Home Health Aides are trained to provide non-medical care, such as help with meal preparation, dressing, bathing, getting in and out of bed, and using the toilet. They may also accompany the person served to medical visits, performing simple measurements and tests to monitor the routine of the person served medical condition and provide companionship.
Palliative Care is an approach to Improves the Quality of Life of person served and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
It is operationalized through effective management of pain and other distressing symptoms, while incorporating psychosocial and spiritual care with consideration of patient/family needs, preferences, values, beliefs, and culture.
Palliative care affirms life by supporting the person served and family’s goals for the future, including their hopes for cure or life-prolongation, as well as their hopes for peace and dignity throughout the course of illness, the dying process, and death.
Comprehensive Palliative Care services often require the expertise of various providers to adequately assess and treat the complex needs of seriously ill patients and their families. Leadership, collaboration, coordination, and communication are key elements for effective integration of these disciplines and services.
Evaluation and treatment is done comprehensively and patient-centered with a focus on the central role of the family unit in decision making.
- Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms; affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
- Intends neither to hasten nor postpone death.
- Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
- Offers a support system to help person served live as actively as possible until death.
- Offers a support system to help the family cope during the person served illness and in their own bereavement.
- Uses a team approach to address the needs of person served and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated.
- Enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness.
- Is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.
Palliative care aims to guide and assist the person served and family in making decisions that enable them to work toward their goals during whatever time they have remaining.
How to care for the elderly?
Elderly Care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizen. Elderly care emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, but who desire to age with dignity.
When caring for the elderly, there are a number of important things we have to take into consideration. As well as the possibility of skilled nursing or HHA services, there is an increase in the number of older people who have complex or unique needs.
Our home healthcare providers are person centered. We pride ourselves on offering convenient elderly care that doesn’t compromise on quality.
Your loved one gets to stay in their home they’ve always known. You have peace of mind knowing they have a better class of care.
Disease Management focuses on enhancing overall health and well-being or persons served with chronic illness through an integrated care approach. Disease management services assist persons served comprehend the aspects affecting their health and help them in doing changes toward improved health outcomes.
Disease management enable our home healthcare providers to plan and coordinate the health care of our person served with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including those conditions that require multidisciplinary, team-based care from our General Physician and at other healthcare providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been or is likely to be present for six months or longer, such as COPD, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the Disease Management are designed for our person served who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.