Meridian Home Care provides medical and non-medical in-home support services to seniors, adults with chronic illness, and children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities so they can maintain their independence for as long as possible while maximizing the quality of their daily experience at home and in the community.
All of our programs are coordinated by highly trained and experienced supervisors whose priority is providing the most appropriate, professional and compassionate care for our patients in a home care setting. We approach all patients as individuals, carefully assessing the client’s physical, financial, social and psychological needs.
We will work closely with caregivers and physicians to develop a personalized plan of care and assign a professional that best matches the needs of the client. The plan of care will outline the services, frequency and duration of visits, and will coordinate with our internal and external health providers as necessary. After a caregiver is assigned, our agency performs routine follow-up visits at your home to make sure all expectations are being met.
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
- Caregiver Support
- Catheter Change and Care
- Companion Care
- Comprehensive Assessments
- Dressing Changes
- Help with Hospital Discharge/Transfers
- Hospice Care
- Hospital Sitting Service
- Insulin Therapy
- IV Medication Administration
- Meal Preparation
- Medical Appointment Transportation
- Medication Reminders
- Monitoring Vitals
- Music Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Personal Care
- Physical Therapy
- Post Hospital/Surgery Care
- Preventing Pressure Ulcers
- Rehabilitation Services
- Respite Care
- Special Needs Care
- Skilled Nursing Services
- Speech Therapy
- Staffing Services
- Wound Care
For more information on our home care, special needs care or skilled nursing services contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
Our services include (click to view service specifics):
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care
Our caregivers have the experience and training needed to provide appropriate, safe and individualized care in keeping with the distinct challenges often presented by patients living with memory impairments and associated behavioral issues. Our Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care service has been designed to maintain overall independence and quality of life in a loving and familiar environment.
We provide responsive one-to-one care and our caregivers take into account each client’s abilities, interest, preferences and needs. Persons with dementia have their own care plans that encourage and maintain their unique qualities meeting their needs. We also revise our care plans as the needs of each patient changes.
Our Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Plan:
- Manages cognition, moods and behaviors
- Maximizes function and assists with activities of daily living
- Promotes and encourages social engagement
- Recognizes, respects, assesses and addresses their needs
- Fosters a safe home environment
- Maintains their quality of life
For more information on our Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care services, contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life for the patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Addressing suffering involves taking care of issues beyond physical symptoms. Palliative care uses a team approach to support patients and their caregivers. This includes addressing practical needs and providing bereavement counseling. It offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.”
At Meridian Home Care, we understand that caring for a terminally ill family member is a demanding role and no one is equipped to do it alone. Our staff is here to help provide a comfortable end-of-life experience, and an easier transition for your loved one and your family. At this stage in life, we treat the client, not the disease.
Our team will support the client’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We emphasize the quality, not the duration of life. We want our clients and their families to remain in the comfort of a familiar and peaceful setting, to approach the end of life with care and dignity.
Our Palliative Care services:
- Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
- Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
- Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
- Offer a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and throughout their own bereavement
- Enhance the quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness
Hospice Care serves people with life-limiting conditions, offering a coordinated, unique care plan that includes physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support to help patients focus on living fully and comfortably. Hospice care is focused on symptom relief and comfort care, not a cure. Hospice helps terminally ill people, together with their physician, family, friends and clergy, face the end of life together and enhance their quality of life, even as death nears.
For more information on our Palliative Care or Hospice Care services contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
Personal Care Services
Our compassionate, trustworthy and certified Caregivers and Personal Support Workers are available to assist with dressing, eating, grooming, medication reminders and light housekeeping. They are trained in all areas of personal care needs, are CPR certified and have met all requirements for employment, including background checks. They work hand in hand with our nurses and therapists to ensure that each patient’s care plan is carried out according to the wishes of the patient, their family and the patient’s physician. Our personal home care team is here to give you peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in good hands.
Companion Care Services
Our Companion Care provides emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and want to remain independent in their home. It can also include a range of non-medical services, including basic cooking, cleaning and support that help make a senior#8217;s life more manageable.
Our Personal and Companion care services include:
- Arranging and escorting to appointments
- Attend a religious service
- Bathing and grooming
- Dressing and personal care
- Home safety evaluation
- Laundry/ironing/mending clothes
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation and feeding
- Assist with maintaining independence
- Read the newspaper/write letters
- Rent movies/watch television
- Running errands (prescription pick-up, dry cleaning, grocery shopping)
- Take walks, ambulation assistance
Caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member may simply be a part of daily life, but it is a demanding role and no one is equipped to do it alone. It’s normal to need a break, that can benefit both the patient as well as the caregiver.
Our Respite Care Service provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Respite care can be for an ill or special needs adult or child, such as a child with autism or an adult with Alzheimer’s. Our services may be arranged for a weekend, a day, or even for an hour. Call us today and we will schedule respite care for you on a regular basis or just one time to give you the break you need.
Hospital Sitting Service
We understand the challenges a family faces when a loved one is in the hospital, particularly if that individual needs constant observation and care. You want to be there every minute, but it’s just not possible. That’s why Meridian Home Care offers hospital sitting services. Our professional and trustworthy caregivers are available to sit with you or your loved one in hospitals/medical facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and residences for as long as necessary. Our staff will help the client remain calm and safe by supporting their needs as they cope with limitations such as poor eyesight, hearing loss or cognitive decline. We will assist with comfort, companionship and personal care, encourage feedings and proper hydration, take notes during medical staff visits and relay that information to the family, as well as keeping the family informed of the clients status and alerting them should a problem arise.
For more information on any of our Personal Care services contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
Physical therapy assists patients in regaining physical motion and strength. Many therapies can be provided in the home to improve recovery from illness, surgery, or injury. Our licensed physical therapists will evaluate the need for services and create a plan of care that allows clients to develop independence with daily activities.
Conditions known to be improved with physical therapy services include, but are not limited to: falls, loss of balance, difficulty walking, joint pain, back pain, hip and knee replacement surgery, and any condition that causes a decline in function.
Individuals who have a disability or an injury may require rehabilitative guidance to regain strength, mobility and physical function through services such as:
- Mobility assistance
- Pain management
- Exercise programs
- Massage therapy
- Movement and joint motion analysis
- Coordination and balance testing
Home occupational therapy is a rehabilitative service for people with mental, physical, developmental or emotional impairments, that restores or maintains their ability to perform tasks used in daily living, often through developing ways to modify or adapt activities. It helps to solve the problems that interfere with your ability to do the things that are important to you and can also prevent future problems from occurring.
After hospitalization or a recent surgery, our occupational therapists can help you regain your self-care skills right where you live, including fitting for prosthetics and training in the use of mobility assistive devices, fall prevention, customized exercise programs, balance training and motor skills rehabilitation.
- Improve fine motor skills
- Fall prevention
- Posture correction
- Body mechanics
- Pain management
- Hazards awareness and injury prevention
- Specialized exercise programs
- Home safety awareness education
- Balance training
- Fitting for prosthetics and training in the use of mobility assistive devices
Speech therapists work with patients to improve speech, memory and swallowing disorders, and assist staff and family members in communicating effectively with the patient. Meridian Home Care Speech Language Therapists help patients develop their language and speech skills to regain control and increase their communication. Our Speech Therapy program can help with feeding and swallowing difficulties, dysphagia, mild to severe autism, cleft palate, traumatic brain injury, dyslexia, stammering and stuttering, stroke impairments, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
- Feeding and swallowing difficulties
- Mild to severe autism
- Cleft palate
- Developmental delays
- Cerebral palsy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hearing loss and impairments
- Learning difficulties such as dyslexia
- Auditory processing disorder
- Stammering and stuttering
- Cognitive communication disorders
- Motor speech disorders
- Stroke impairments
- Neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
For more information on our Rehabilitation Services contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
Special Needs Care
Meridian Home Care offers a one-on-one life skills support service for individuals with developmental and behavioral disabilities living alone or with family in our community. The primary goal is to support each person in his or her efforts to achieve their potential for maximum independence at home.
After an initial assessment, a support plan is developed, and includes specific goals for teaching and improvement with daily living skills, transportation, medication management, and social skills. Our professional staff provides supervision and specific activities that assist your loved one in acquiring, maintaining and improving skills related to activities of daily living. This includes personal hygiene skills such as bathing and oral hygiene, homemaking skills such as food preparation, vacuuming and laundry, and social and adaptive skills that enable the individual to reside in the community.
For more information on our Special Needs Care Services contact our office at (905) 683-2111.
- Cardiac Care
- Catheter Change and Care
- Coordinating Home Medical Equipment
- Diabetes Care and Education
- Disease and Injury Care Education
- Medication Management
- Ostomy Management
- Pediatric Nursing
- Post Hospital/Post Surgery Care