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Home Instead Exhibits at the CAOT Conference 2018

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HOME INSTEAD Exhibits at the "CAOT Conference 2018" (Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver)Home Instead at CAOT Conference in Vancouver, BC

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 duties.

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.

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