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Baycrest@Home helps older adults and their families live safely, and well, at home.

Using technology to deliver Baycrest clinical expertise beyond our campus, we help families:

  • Respond to crises and plan for the future
  • Navigate the health system
  • Improve home safety
  • Relieve caregiver burden
  • Socialize and connect
  • Access medical care and avoid unnecessary travel
  • Improve their health and manage chronic conditions
 

Baycrest@Home is a suite of services addressing the gaps left by traditional home care. With a strong focus on family caregivers, cognitive health, and customized care, the Baycrest@Home team will work with you to identify the services that will make the biggest difference to clients and families.

Baycrest@Home is being developed and will be trialed with families in the Toronto area beginning this Autumn (2019). To learn more about the program and how you can participate please visit us at baycrestathome.com or email us at info@baycrestathome.com.

Who is it for?

  • Families supporting an older adult living at home in the community. (Formal home care services may also be in place.)
  • Family caregivers struggling with their role, and concerned they will not be able to continue.
  • Older adults experiencing memory lapses, confusion, or mental health issues that are putting themselves or others at risk. (A diagnosis of dementia is not required.)

Sample Services

  1. Safety monitoring in the home. Unobtrusive sensors in the home and cloud-based artificial intelligence that can identify changes in behavior that may signal a decline in health. Family members included in the circle of care are alerted to potential issues. The service decreases the likelihood of a severe issue occurring, while also decreasing family anxiety.
  2. Virtual counselling and support. Counselling and coaching led by trained social workers can help older adults and their families cope with the stresses of aging, illness or disability. Secure, online videoconferencing allows participants to connect more easily, from a location that fits their schedule.
  3. Virtual music and art therapy programs. Recreational therapists lead groups in fun and invigorating culture and arts programming via videoconferencing. Easy to use technology brings seniors together via videoconferencing to explore topics meaningful to them.
  4. Rewarding Self-Care for Caregivers. Innovative science-based wellness programs that encourage carers to take better care of themselves, while providing them the means and motivation to follow through.