What is Baycrest@Home?
Help when you need it, or before you need it.
We are a service designed to prepare and support family caregivers of older adults experiencing declining cognitive health.
Even with traditional home care services, families can struggle to address:
A decline in brain health can increase the risk of accidents in the home. Anxieties about your loved one’s day-to-day safety can be debilitating.
Boredom and loneliness
Losing meaningful activities and friends greatly reduces quality of life, leaving loved ones bored and lonely. Social visits can become repetitive, awkward and focused on worries and tasks.
Looking after an aging parent or loved one can feel overwhelming. Caregiving responsibilities often mean you don’t take care of your own mental and physical health.
Managing Medical Care
Your parent’s complicated health picture means managing a million details and constantly travelling to seek medical attention.
System navigation & care planning
Speak directly to social workers with experience navigating the health, long-term care and social service system.
Get advice on addressing difficult issues and help implementing strategies to simplify life at home.
Safety in the home
Connected devices and unobtrusive sensors watch out for your loved one’s well-being when you can’t be there. We provide clinical guidance, advice and technical support to increase the safety of your loved one, and reduce your anxiety.
Bringing healthcare to you
Secure, online connections save your loved one trips to the hospital, and help you manage their complex health needs.
Staying active and connected
Arts, culture and exercise are delivered digitally to your loved one’s home. Fun, interactive activities that provide meaningful ways for older adults to connect with their family and peers in the community.
Solutions to keep family caregivers safe, healthy and capable of looking after the people that depend on them.
We provide virtual counselling in a variety of formats (one on one, family and peer group), when and where it works for you.
1. Identify priority issues
Connect with our team. Using clinically validated tools and approaches, we’ll unpack the issues and put together a plan that works for you.
2. Develop a custom Care Guide
Your care guide identifies helpful resources already in your neighbourhood and unique services only available from Baycrest@Home.
3. Put solutions in place
We help you implement the strategies and services suggested in your care guide and make sure they work for you and your loved one.
4. Provide ongoing support
We know things change and new challenges arise. We’ll stay in touch and keep your family ahead of emerging issues.
Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. As an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience.
Working closely with Baycrest’s Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), Baycrest@Home stays on the cutting edge of technology and clinical practice.