If your loved one has memory issues or is living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, we can help them continue to live at home safely, finding joy and purpose each day.
Our experience with Alzheimer’s improves your care experience.
People with memory challenges, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or more advanced dementia do better living in a familiar environment, even as their disease progresses. They’re happier, less agitated, and better able to maintain their quality of life in a place they know and love. But family caregivers can’t do it alone. Even the most devoted care partner needs respite care and time to rest and recharge. We’ve helped thousands of families living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia get the support they need so their loved one can live safely at home.
Help us understand your care needs. Then we’ll set up a free phone consultation so you can get the right support and services to live and age successfully at home.
We understand Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, problem-solving, language, and other cognitive abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. There are more than one hundred types of dementia, but these four are the most common:

  • Alzheimer’s disease: The most common form of dementia impacts short-term memory and language first—and accounts for nearly 70 percent of all dementia cases.
  • Vascular dementia: Vascular dementia is one of the least predictable forms of the disease. Caused by a series of small strokes over a long period of time, it can create sudden changes in ability and affect judgment and behaviour.
  • Lewy body dementia: The third most common form of dementia, Lewy body dementia can cause visual disturbances and delusional thinking, and severely impact walking and balance.
  • Frontotemporal dementia: This refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain. It can cause impulse and behavioural changes, language difficulties, and a general sense of apathy.

While there’s no cure yet for Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, there are lifestyle changes as well as medications that can help manage symptoms, which is why taking medications as prescribed is so important. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory problems or other cognitive issues, we encourage you to speak with your doctor.

Over 50 percent of older adults with some type of cognitive impairment never receive a formal diagnosis from their doctor. But the challenges that family caregivers face are real, with or without a diagnosis. If there is a diagnosis early on, it’s typically Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which can cover a variety of symptoms and changes in behaviour—and does not always lead to advanced dementia.

Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia can feel overwhelming—and the journey ahead seems filled with unknowns. But with the right level of support, your loved one still has the capacity for joy, connection, and meaning. Our caregivers have the training, experience, and knowledge to support clients so they can live at home safely and comfortably, even as their illness progresses.
How we can help.
Whether your loved one is experiencing memory problems, confusion, difficulty planning, managing their finances, or completing familiar tasks, our team will support them through these challenges and provide cognitive engagement to improve their quality of life. Before starting care, we’ll get to know them as a person, not just a patient, understanding who your loved one was before their cognitive decline and what they’re passionate about today.

We’ll meet your loved one where they are on their journey and help them continue to be who they are—living safely in the home they love. And we’ll help you and other family members get the support and respite care you need to rest and recharge.
  • Companionship
  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Medication Reminders
  • Staying Active
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal and prep nutrition
  • Social Activities and Connection
  • Transportation and Errands
  • Hobbies and Passion
Learning For Families
Home care offers personalized assistance to older adults in need—and surprisingly, these services don’t always have to take place in the home. Here are the ways home care provides much-needed support to your loved one wherever they are.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving
The FAST scale assesses the “functional” or daily observable changes and symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias — and it can provide a useful map, as well as much greater understanding of the process of decline. But did you know that family members and loved ones can use this tool as well?
Support your loved one’s desire to live independently with these essential home safety features, technology solutions, and support for household tasks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best home care?
The best home care is provided by reliable, professional caregivers who are trained and backed by a home care agency that’s insured, providing oversight, care guidance, and back-up caregivers as needed.
How do I find the best caregiver for my loved one?
The best caregiver is an experienced professional who has the training and skills to support your loved one’s care needs. It’s also important to find a caregiver who’s extremely reliable—has back-up if necessary—and is a good fit in terms of personality and shared interests.
Is home care better than moving to assisted living?
Nine out of ten older adults would prefer to live independently in the home they know and love rather than moving to a facility or assisted living community. With the right level of support, most people can continue to live safely and comfortably at home even as they age with a progressive illness or medical condition.
How much does home care cost?
Home care is typically billed by the hour, so the cost depends on the number of care hours per week and can vary slightly by region. Most families pay out-of-pocket for their care or use long-term care insurance.
Is a home care agency better than hiring a private caregiver?
If you value safety, security, and reliability, yes. A quality home care agency is insured and also manages the performance and scheduling of its caregivers, handles billing and payroll, and has back-up caregivers to fill in when needed. With a private hire caregiver, you’re responsible for setting up payroll and withholding taxes, caregiver vetting and background checks, and purchasing sufficient liability insurance to cover any accidents or injuries in the home.
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