Effective home care makes daily life easy.
Our Restorative Home Care service is different from traditional home care. So, for patients in need of skilled help at home, an experienced Registered Nurse arrives ready to help patients and their families get back to doing the things they need done.
At Consortia Care, a nurse does the hard work of functional rehabilitation together with home care patients. They sort, cook, clean and otherwise help with daily activities. This includes doing a lot of the work with patients so they feel safe, but also coaching them on how to adapt, pace and delegate key care activities. It’s not about “doing for” but “doing with”. When anyone calls or texts us, an on-call Registered Nurse is the first point of contact. A Consortia Care nurse stands ready to answer any questions they might have about a range of community care options.
How is a Consortia Care nurse different?
Most home care companies provide companionship and basic nursing care. A Consortia Care nurse offers the “next level” of home care support when they need it. Registered Nurses at Consortia Care are highly-trained professionals with a passion for rehabilitative nursing care. All Consortia Care nurses are trained to help patients at home regain strength and confidence, and we will continually advocate for the best possible care from all home care providers.
Who will benefit from this service?
The Restorative Home Care service steps-into patient care when individuals and families need extra help at home. Because people (and their families) sometimes struggle at home, we typically start by addressing key functional deficits affecting day-to-day life. However, our home care services do not replace emergency care or even family doctor follow-up.
If someone requires non-urgent medical care and cannot leave the house, the nurse can facilitate a tele-medicine consultation or case conference with their family doctor or an alternate prescriber. The nurse, however, does not intend to replace any existing member of the health-care team.
What if I am not a fit for this service?
That’s o.k. If interested and available, we encourage everyone to try to access publicly funded home care services first. Sometimes we even wait until other providers have finished their course of treatment before we step into care.
This program was designed to be eligible for full reimbursement through Alberta Blue Cross Benefits for Seniors.
We can direct bill your insurance provider or health spending account, or you can choose to pay directly for services. Any out-of-pocket costs also qualify as a “medical expense” for Canadian tax purposes. Our team is happy to support patients through the claims process so they don’t have to worry about it.
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