In-Home Care Services for Muslims – Providing faith sensitive care with dignity and Islamic ethos to those in care needs
When your elderly parent needs professional care, who do you entrust them to? This is a question facing many Canadian Muslims today, as the ageing population in our community rises. With no Muslim dedicated care and support services available, many Muslim families in Canada have very limited options of where to turn.
Al Hayat Care by HomeCare4U is the first project of its kind in Canada. It was established as a response to address the growing needs of elderly Muslims in our community. We are committed to serving our elderly by providing them with nursing and personal care grounded in Islamic values and practice.
We believe that Muslims who seek professional care for their parents aren’t shirking their filial responsibilities: they are trying to ensure the wellbeing of loved ones in critical conditions. To that end, we are committed to offer a support system that meets our clients’ needs to help them live healthier and happier.
Some of the services we offer include, but won’t be limited to:
Companionship – keep loneliness at bay
Nothing can help an individual more than a genuine friend who can keep one mentally and physically engaged in doing things they love to do. Companionship is an essential requirement for aged people, and it can do wonders for them by making them feel happier and not lonely or neglected. Loneliness is one of the biggest causes of depression amongst aged people whilst social support enhances quality of life and reduces the incidence of depression.
Our caregivers nurture a friendly relationship with our clients to help them cherish each day.
Companionship services include:
- Doing crafts and hobbies for mental stimulation
- Social activities at home or in the community e.g. taking
- Going for leisurely walks to promote fitness and active lifestyle
- Attending family gatherings, religious events or festivals
- Read religious books or help listen to the Quran
Homemaking a little help can work wonders
We help you make your life more comfortable by offering the benefits of homemaking services such as.
- Laundry and ironing
- Organizing and cleaning
- Washing dishes
- Dusting and vacuuming
- Tidying up the house
- Bedmaking services
- Assisting with pet care
Meal Preparation - laughter is brightest where food is best
Proper nutrition is a significant part of one’s health, and the meals we consume become of high importance at an older age. We help our clients maintain a healthy lifestyle by either joining them in preparing or even cooking a nutritious meal in the comfort of their home to ensure that they have the most uplifting and enjoyable experience every meal.
Our meal preparation services include:
- Menu planning
- Grocery shopping
- Meal cooking and support
- Serving and assistance with eating
- Cleaning up after meals
Personal Care - stay in perfect shape
We provide client-centered care. Client care is our main focus. At HomeCare4U, our personal support workers ensure that our clients receive day-to-day assistance with their activities of daily living, while preserving their dignity and maintaining a good quality of life.
Elders often feel a sense of indignity as they require more and more help to carry out basic tasks for themselves, As part of the dignified care of clients, we ensure that our staff are aware of a gender sensitivities to ensure that clients are not afflicted with any greater indignity.
Our Personal Care services include:
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Personal grooming and getting dressed/undressed
- Hair and skin care
- Assistance with feeding
- Oral hygiene (brushing, flossing, denture care)
- Toileting assistance and incontinence care
- Ambulation assistance and transfers with or without mechanical aids
- Delegated services