PEDIATRIC CARE

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 ...

Grief Counseling

Do you provide grief counselling for youth? I am concerned about my children dealing with an ill elder in the house. Answer Yes. RCS recognizes many difficult challenges associated with loss and wants to help you and your loved ones remain as healthy and cared for as possible during times of adjustment, loss, and grief. We ...

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 ...

Depression in the elderly

I’ve noticed that ever since my dad passed away, my mother has never really been the same. She has lost a lot of weight and I suspect she is drinking more than she should. Is this normal?  Do ...Answer Dear Margaret,   Thank you for reaching out to ask about your mother and I am sorry to hear that your father passed away. It sounds like your mother is struggling with the grief of your father’s ...

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 ...

Long term care facility or home care

Will the Occupational Therapist force me to go to a long term care facility if they don’t think I’m safe enough at home?Answer As an occupational therapist, we base our entire practice on a client-centered approach and believe that clients are experts regarding their own occupations and life and that the client must be an active ...

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 ...

Falls and Associated Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for falls?Answer There are a number of risk factors that can increase the chance that a fall may occur. Some of the key risk factors include a diagnosis of osteoporosis, impaired vision, lack of physical activity, those ...

Quality of life for Elders

My father is feeling depressed as he feels he can no longer do the activities that used to give meaning and purpose to his life. How can I improve his quality of life and allow him to re-discover ...Answer It is helpful to assist your father in following a realistic daily schedule, balancing self-care, work and leisure. Encourage him to become involved in social groups and maintain involvement in meaningful ...

Mental Health and Elder Care

My mom has dementia and it has been causing a lot of problems in our family and I don’t know what to do. She lives with us but doesn’t want to move into a home so I really don’t know ...Answer I am very sorry to hear this and it may be helpful to know that you are not alone—it is not uncommon for a person with dementia to experience significant changes in behavior, mood, and even personality. ...
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