Collaboration with Other Homecare Service Providers

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Can you work together with another home care agency? I.e., can I hire two different agencies for the same person? Answer Yes. RCS is flexible and recognizes the role of other home care agencies. You may also want to consider that using one company for all of the services you need can save money, time, and extra stress.    Ellice ...

Occupation Therapy

Does an occupational therapist help me with my job?Answer Occupational therapists define occupation as much more than a chosen career. Occupation refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life. Each of us has many occupations that are ...

Dealing With Emergencies

How are your staff trained to handle emergencies?Answer RCS caregivers have been trained and know the policy and procedure regarding emergency response, such as calling 911, the office and/or the family. RCS ensures that all caregivers have current First Aid ...

Caregiver stress

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What are some techniques to reduce caregiver stress?Answer Caring for a loved one with a number of health issues can be very stressful. Learning as much as you can about your loved one’s illness or injury can help you cope. An occupational therapist at ...

Changes to Schedule of Services

Can I change my schedule if I now have family around to provide the care I needed?AnswerIt is always good to have your loved ones around and especially when they feel comfortable to provide the care that you need. RCS is very flexible with clients schedule changes. We will simply require ...

Required minimum or maximum amount of home care

What is the minimum length and amount of time I can hire a personal support worker for?Answer There is no minimum or maximum number of visits you may arrange for. The minimum amount of hours you may book Regents Care Services(RCS) Personal Support Worker for is four hours.   Ellice Strikwerda ...

The difference between RN & RPN

What is the difference between a registered nurse and registered practical nurse?AnswerThe difference between the Registered Nurse (RN) the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is reflective of the length of education, knowledge acquired, skill set and the types of clients they care for. Nurses ...

Family Trip

Is it possible to have my caregiver come to the cottage with me for a vacation? Thank you.AnswerYes. Depending on your situation and care needs, RCS will assist you in both getting the care you need as well as enjoying your time away from home. Please note that due to labour standards and the individual ...

Respite Services

Do you provide respite care?  AnswerRCS provides respite care in your home. This helps the client to stay in their familiar environment for personal care and other amenities that they need for self-care and comfort. We can also send someone ...
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis

What is pulmonary fibrosis? How does one get this disease? Answer“PULMONARY” refers to anything that is related to, or takes place/occurs in the lung. “FIBROSIS” refers to the formation of scar tissue (fibrous connective tissues) during the healing ...

Elderly care

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My mom needs someone only to clean her house but doesn’t need any other assistance. Do you have staff that would just do housekeeping but also keep a bit of an eye on my mom? AnswerYes, we do. Our Personal Support Work staff would be an excellent fit for housekeeping and companionship. If you are looking for medical or physical health monitoring, you may wish to work with our Registered ...

Payment Options

How can I pay for occupational therapy services?Answer Your family doctor can refer you to an occupational therapist for occupational therapy services covered under your provincial medical plan. These occupational therapists usually work in hospitals or government-funded ...

Depression with Diagnoses

Is there a way to prevent depression?  AnswerDepression can be alleviated, but not necessarily prevented.  Depression may be a result of poor connections between the nerve cells within the brain, which requires medical treatment. Alternatively, ...

Exploring Depression Part 2

What are the differences in techniques used to prevent depression in a youth versus an elderly family member?Answer  Although there is no guaranteed technique to prevent depression, there are some habits and behaviours that may be helpful for people of all ages. For instance, reducing stress, increasing coping ...

Choosing a Caregiver

Can I get the same caregiver all the time?AnswerAt RCS, we aim at providing our clients with consistent, professional and compassionate care. Depending on the needs of your schedule (once a week compared to 24/7 care) we will do our best to create a ...
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