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Ottawa Plan of Care

Homewatch CareGivers of Ottawa prepares a plan of care that is unique to you. During the assessment, you will be asked about what you can do for yourself and what needs to be in place to assist you? What is special about you? What is your personal history and what should be avoided? How can we assist you to maintain your independence? Some clients require guidance with meal preparation while others live in a facility, some require an escort to appointments while others need supervision to perform their activities of daily living. The Plan of Care gives us the information needed to match the right level of caregiver and provides us with essential medical information to help us be partners in your care. This information is entered into our internet-based program and can be updated at any time.

Your home care service plan may include:

Care Communication

  • Communication with Family
  • Communication with Providers Coming into the Home (PT, OT, Home Health, DME, Oxygen)
  • Communication with Providers Out of Home (PCP, Specialist, Pharmacist, Clinic)
  • Dr Appointment Scheduling and Updates

Medications

  • Adherence to Time of Day, Dietary Considerations and Activity Scheduling
  • Communication About Adherence & Adverse Side Effects
  • Medication Reminders
  • Remote Care Technology Medication Dispensers

Meals

  • Cooking Together and Eating Together
  • Incorporating Food Preferences & Dietary Restrictions
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutrition & Hydration Oversight
  • Report Refused Nutrition/Hydration

Safety Precautions

  • Ambulation Assistance
  • Assistive Devices
  • Bed-Bound Repositioning
  • Fall Risk Evaluation
  • Full House Safety Evaluation
  • Remote Care Technology & Safety Alert Systems
  • Transfer Assistance (Bed, Car, Chair)

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Change Bed Linens
  • Clearing Clutter & Trip Hazards
  • Organizing Household Items
  • Vacuuming & Dusting

Lifestyle

  • Adherence to Smoking & Alcohol Reduction Recommendations
  • Routine Exercising
  • Sleeping Patterns

Errands & Transportation

  • Dr's Appointments
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Outings

Bathing, Dressing, Grooming & Toileting

  • Bathing Assistance
  • Catheter/Ostomy Bag (Empty Only)
  • Comb & Set Hair
  • Denture Care Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Incontinence Care Assistance
  • Nail Care (File and Clean)
  • Oral Hygiene Assistance
  • Perineal Care
  • Skin Check
  • Toileting Assistance

Quality Oversight

  • Care Plan Documentation
  • Caregiver Matching
  • Family Involvement in Plan of Care
  • Indepth Social History
  • Quality Assurance Visits

Social Engagement

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cards & Board Games
  • Music & Movies
  • Outings & Social Activities with Friends and Family
  • Story Sharing & Reminiscing