How Health Care Agencies Provide An Invaluable
Service To Families And The Community
Canada's population keeps aging and while this happens, more and more families want to keep their older loved ones in the
comfort of their own homes. However, due to full-time work and other responsibilities, many relatives of these seniors don’t
have the time to offer them all the care they deserve, and they also don’t have the right skills for the job. This is when health
care agencies or home health agencies come to the rescue.
What Is A Health Care Agency?
Health care agencies are companies specialized in providing caregiving and nursing services to people in need, whether they
are seniors, terminally ill patients, recovering patients, or disabled individuals with special needs. What sets these agencies
apart from other healthcare-focused companies is the fact that they provide home services, wherever the patient lives. This is
why they are most times known as home health agencies or home care agencies.
Most health care agencies specialize in providing services that improve their patient’s wellbeing, but also the wellbeing of their
family members, and the community in general. To achieve this most of these companies go beyond health-related services to
offer personal care services, homemaking support, companionship, and more.
To be more specific, most of the services provided by these agencies are related to supporting their clients with activities of
their daily lives, including bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, moving around, etc. The idea is for patients to continue to live a
comfortable life in their own homes, an approach that often helps them remain more involved in their own wellbeing and less
anxious about their situation.
Health care organizations usually employ caregivers like personal support workers (PSW) and nurses, who look for employment
with these companies because of the experience they could acquire and the meaningful work they get to do with patients while
helping them cope with their loss of independe