Companionship, Homemaking and Errands

Right at Home provides assistance for numerous daily household activities, recreational activities, outings, errands as well as basic peace-of-mind services:

  • Healthy, fresh-made meals
  • Meal planning
  • Shopping, errands (with you, or for you)
  • Transportation
  • Socialization and social interaction
  • Reading aloud
  • Mail sorting, assistance with bills
  • Outings - museums, park, walks
  • Cognitive stimulation, hobbies
  • Friendly neighbour visits (“check-in visits”)
  • Light housekeeping, laundry
  • Organization (closets, rooms, etc)
  • Medication reminders (in-person and phone)
  • Blood sugar check reminders (in-person and phone)
  • Escort to medical, dental, other appointments
  • Respite ("Breaks") for family caregivers - a few hours, vacation coverage
  • Travel companion
  • Safety and supervision
  • “Night guardian” overnight stays
  • Private sitter for long term care, hospital stays

My first client was 89-years-old, and I ended up staying with her 24/7 until she passed away at the age of 92. I used to read the Bible to her, and we sang songs together because she used to be a choir director at her church. She wanted me to sing her favorite song – 'The Old Rugged Cross' – at her funeral. I did. I was with her when she took her last breath. It was such a sacred moment. I’ll never forget it. It just cemented this whole career for me and made me realize this was what I wanted to do.

Karen Stevens, 2009 RightCare Winner