Home Care – Maintain Your Independence

You’re fine on your own but need someone to help out occasionally? We provide Home Care Services to Help and Support the Elderly.

“I’m  looking for someone to help out my parents because I don’t have time.”

“I just came home from the hospital and can’t keep up with household chores.”

“I can’t do as much around home as I used to.” 

Everyday tasks are often taken for granted – until you are unable to do them.  B Cared For provides home care services that fill your basic needs in and around the house, extending independence  for  the elderly or anyone else who needs a little help. Whatever your situation, B Cared For wants to be your go-to contact, bringing together those who need assistance with those who can provide it, right from within your community.

We’re a local company with a fresh look at providing Home Care Services. No long term contracts. No obligations. Pay-as-you-Go.

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Are you spending more and more time supporting your fiercely independent aging parents?

We’re starting a series of informative videos about our services, why we do what we do.

Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services

What if you can’t speak for yourself anymore?

We all hope to live a long and healthy life, in control of every aspect of what we do. Hope is good, perhaps better to think about the alternative for a few minutes in the event you are not able to speak for yourself anymore. Who will make decisions for you about your health or your finances while you’re alive but no longer able to articulate your wishes anymore? Consider to have a substitute decision maker appointed

Appointing a substitute decision-maker is about incapacity planning. It’s not pleasant to think that there may be a time when you’re unable to make certain decisions for yourself. It makes good sense to plan for such a time, just in case. That way, trusted family members or friends will be able to make legal, financial, or medical decisions for you according to your wishes.

Power of Attorneypower of attorney advanced care planning

A power of attorney is a legal document that appoints another person, called an “attorney,” to deal with your business and property and to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney can be very specific or very broad. A power of attorney ends if you become mentally incapable. If you want the power of attorney to continue even if you become mentally incapable of making financial decisions, you should make an enduring power of attorney.

Enduring Power of Attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that appoints another person to make financial and legal decisions for you. An enduring power of attorney will continue even if you become mentally incapable of making decisions. It is different from an ordinary (non-enduring) power of attorney, which ends if you become mentally incapable.

Representation Agreements

With a representation agreement, you can choose someone you trust to be your legal representative, who may make decisions for you if you are incapable of doing so on your own. A representative may be given decision-making authority for your personal care and health care, and, in some cases, the routine management of your financial affairs, including legal matters. That person can be a family member, friend, or someone else.

Advance Care Planning (Making Future Health Care Decisions)

On September 1, 2011, B.C.’s personal planning laws changed. Now, capable adults can name a representative and/or make an advance directive, without visiting a lawyer or notary public, to ensure their future health care decisions are respected. All adults in B.C. are encouraged to do advance care planning to make their wishes and decisions known for their future health care treatment.

Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, and talking over with close family, friends, and your health care provider, your beliefs, values and wishes for future health care treatment in the event of incapability. When you write your wishes or instructions down, you are making an advance care plan.

 

You can find more information and resources about this subject at SeniorsBC

Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services

Seniors build the communities we live in today.

This video captivated me a few years back, the essence is a core principle for B Cared For‘s existence.

“Build a Society where older people are respected and valued members of society”

The world will soon have more older people than children. The human race is ageing and we are unprepared. Unless we change the way we think and act about ageing, we will miss the opportunity to age in good health and to build a society where older people are respected and valued members of society. Take a moment to watch and reflect, we owe a lot to the generations ahead of us. The seniors in our community build the country we live in today.

Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services

7 numbers every senior needs to know

Some useful information to keep handy for future reference if you live in British Columbia

1 health information

8-1-1 (healthlinkbc.ca)
When: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Why: If you’re feeling unwell or have a minor injury and are unsure about what to do. Or if you just have a health question or need advice about a health issue.
What: Health advice from a nurse; nutrition information from a dietitian; advice about drugs and pills from a pharmacist; where to find health services in your community.

2 personal health

YOUR DOCTOR’s # ___________________________
Nearest walk-in clinic # _______________________
When: Office/clinic hours
Why: Your doctor is your health expert. Call if you have an urgent concern you think needs to be seen to soon. If you don’t have a family doctor a walk-in clinic may be a good option. Otherwise, call 8-1-1 for advice.

3 home help

604-268-1312 (betterathome.ca)
Better at Home

When: 8:30-4:30, 5 days/week
Why: If you need friendly visiting; transportation to appointments; light yard work; minor home repairs; snow shoveling; light housekeeping; grocery shopping (services vary by community).Subsidized services. Wait lists are in effect.

604-510 6007 (bcaredfor.ca)
B Cared For

When: Better at home support is often age restricted and has waiting lists. Consider private services like B Cared For to get the help you need now.
Why: If you need help transportation to appointments, light yard work, housekeeping,  grocery shopping or social companionship.

4 home health

Fraser Health Service Line
1-855-412-2121
When: 8:30-4:30, 7 days/week
Why: To find out if you qualify for in-home personal care, home care nursing or rehab, palliative care, day
programs for adults or respite services for caregivers.
What: Trained phone staff will identify your needs and refer you to the services you need. Some services may
be free, based on your income.

5 Mental health

604-951-8855
1-877-820-7444
Fraser Health Crisis Line
When: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Why: For anything that’s causing you concern, worry or distress, for example suicide thoughts or feelings, mental health problems, addictions, family violence,
abuse, relationship conflicts, loss, or just plain loneliness.
What: Free confidential emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information.

6 Community Services

2-1-1 (bc211.ca)
When: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Why: If you need a service and aren’t sure what it’s called or where to find it. One call connects you to an information and referral specialist with numbers for all community, social and government services.

7 emergency Services

9-1-1
When: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Why: Any serious emergency. An ambulance will arrive with attendants to assess whether you need to be transported to the local Emergency department.

Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services