The Home Instead Senior Care team from BC was the
proud to be an exhibitor at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
(CAOT) conference 2018, held at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Downtown
Vancouver between Jun 20-22.
CAOT is the national organization that supports the
more than 17,000 occupational therapists (OTs) who work or study in
Canada. OTs improve the health and well-being
of Canadians by creating client-centred solutions that help them participate
more fully in activities that are important to their everyday lives.
Home Instead was happy to represent its 40 offices
across Canada at this prestigious national conference held by CAOT and be
associated with the OT community in their support to bring vitality and
well-being to the lives of Canadians hampered by physical and psychological
impairments because of injuries.
When individuals experience an injury, their ability
and confidence to complete occupations can be altered, leading to dysfunction.
Even the simplest daily activities (‘occupations’) – at home (cooking,
dressing, cleaning, sleeping), in the community (walking, shopping, driving,
socializing) or at work (standing, sitting, organizing,
multi-tasking, lifting) – involve physical,
cognitive, and mental tasks that work together to allow an individual to
successfully complete an activity. When any injury or dysfunction prevents
successful completion of such activities, one needs intervention from an OT to
assess the situation and create a plan for recovery.
Home Instead Senior Care have had a long-standing
association with its OT partners in the Burnaby and South Vancouver
communities, to assist clients in daily tasks that are hindered due to
injuries. In particular, we have partnered with OTs to provide home support to
many senior clients who are a part of auto accidents, either as victims or
unfortunately at times the cause of them, as vision and other reflexes impair
with age. With an aging body, the recovery process for a senior recovering from
a motor vehicle accident can be a long and arduous journey. While one may be
financially compensated through insurance (ICBC), the circumstances are still
overwhelming, especially for a senior already struggling with daily activities
due to the regular process of aging. However, with the right recovery plan directed
by an experienced OT coupled with high-quality home care services provided by
Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and South Vancouver), we have had many a
successful outcome to these stressful situations for our clients and brought
smiles to their faces!
At Home Instead Senior Care, we strive for
responsiveness when sought by our OT partners, so that we can arrange for care
quickly and with the highest degree of personalisation for the client. We
strive to offer unmatched caregiver consistency and make sure that our
caregivers are compassionate, punctual and reliable in the exercise of their
With BC’s expected increase in seniors’ population, we
know that more and more seniors will require the critical services provided by
OTs and we at Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and South Vancouver) will work
diligently to provide high quality home care services, thus reducing the tremendous
burden on our OT counterparts and helping them perform more effectively in the
face of an ever-growing need for their services.