Home
is the best place to be.

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Support and assistance in the comfort of your own home is the most practical, affordable, and safe option. To us, Just Like Family Home Care is about relationships and providing incremental life care. It’s a service that helps reduce costly crisis care and family stress. It’s holistic and honors our parent’s wishes – to remain at home. “Just like family” means when you call us you get us – not a call centre, and knowing that if something isn’t right there’s a reason…we also have the experience and training to identify a health problem before it becomes an emergency. Helping our loved ones to be independent but safe and to maintain routines like bathing more than twice a week, or connecting you to the community you enjoy. We could go on…

Services Provided Throughout Calgary and Surrounding Communities

  • Personal Care
  • Alzheimer & Dementia Care
  • Companionship
  • Meal Plans & Prep
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Post-Hospitalization Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Foot Care
  • Respite & Live-in Care
  • Non-Senior Care
  • Transportation
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Handyman Services
  • And more…

Things To Know

  1. Private home care is more affordable than you may think
  2. Our 1 Rate / 3 Flexible Areas of Care is an assurance that when needs change the rate won’t
  3. Our Wellness Caregivers truly love what they do
  4. Health or schedules can change quickly. Provide just 24-hour notice to cancel, change, or re-book services with no penalty
  5. Protective Protocols and complimentary Re-Fresh Service for high-touch surface areas in your home
  6. We’re 100% Canadian. No call centre, re-routing, or waiting to connect with someone to discuss your care needs
  7. We thoughtfully and carefully match a Wellness Caregiver to provide the same consistent personalized care and concern as a family member so you can just enjoy being a family. That’s invaluable and the heart of Just Like Family Home Care.

Our Wellness Caregivers

  • Have completed our compliance process
  • Possess a valid vulnerable sector clearance
  • Are qualified, experienced, dependable, and compassionate
  • Embrace our “Just Like Family” approach

Our Approach

As adult children of aging parents, we know first hand how challenging the topic of home care can be. It can be a complicated process and a big decision. However, the initial transition of care starts at home. Having someone other than family to talk to you about your care needs can be very helpful. We can facilitate a family conversation about the care approach, support you in your aging-in-place journey, participate as part of your care team, and provide advice and insight to avoid costly crisis care. We’re here to help and answer your questions. There’s no cost, and no commitment for an introductory care discussion in your home or virtual – just an opportunity to get to know us better and have your questions answered.

What Clients Say…

“You have no idea how important it was to me when I felt your compassion.”

Lynn D.

“We are so grateful to you and so happy we found Just Like Family. Mom is happier, healthier, and having a lovely time with her companion.”

Sandra M.

“We love and appreciate everything you and Rick do for our family.”

Sheri W.

“I totally recommend this company for home care services. They kept me in comfort for two weeks after a serious operation confined me to my home.”

Nancy S.

“I am very happy with the help, support, and service, my brother has received. I have NO reservations about recommending this company to others. Our caregiver has truly become Just Like Family.”

Gwynneth G.

About Us

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Karen Skoretz

Owner

Community Relations
Wellness Care

About Karen

Karen “grew up” in the long-term care industry. Starting as a “Candy Striper,” she went on to hold numerous management positions in various health-based non-profits including Hospice Calgary. She managed 400 Independent and Assisted Living suites in Calgary and was National Marketing Manager for over 20 REIT residences across Canada. For 17 years she has been a direct caregiver to individuals in Community Home and Family Managed provincial programs. Karen has assisted hundreds of clients and families in transition to new care routines offering a unique understanding of the health care system and options for care and supports. Karen’s father has decided that he wants all his progressing care to be at home and to avoid ever being moved into a residence or care facility. They have made financial plans to honor his wishes. Her mother had early dementia and received provincial home care before she died ten years ago.

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Rick Vanderwoude

Owner

Operations
Wellness Care

About Rick

Rick worked in the construction industry in various capacities for over 20 years and has a background in supervision, safety, and coordinating that helps him manage the business/operations side of Just Like Family Home Care. Rick and his family recently had to have a difficult family discussion and make decisions that were contrary to what his senior mother wants but in her best interest and safety. They have recently moved her into a care residence and although she believes she is on a “holiday,” she is adjusting to her new environment.

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Companionship

We offer friendly and caring services for your loved one to alleviate solitude and lift spirits with outings and fun events.

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Home Support

Full home support services, including meal preparation and house cleaning. We help your loved ones eat healthy and have a clean and well organized home.

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Personal Care

We are familiar with all types of care and we offer your loved ones dignity and independence as they progress through any challenges.

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24 Hour Care

We offer reliable 24-hour care services to our clients. Whatever the hour may be, our caregivers are readily available to cater to your home care needs.

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Overnight Care

For family members' peace of mind, our caregivers can stay for a 12hour overnight shift in our clients' homes to help them with everything they need during the night and all for one single flat rate.

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Non Senior Care

Our services are not just for seniors. We can also provide our service to people with disabilities, recovering from surgeries, and people who got injured or into an accident (i.e. ICBC)

Everything we do is driven by our mission and values

To enhance the lives of aging adults and to treat everybody like a member of our own family.

Testimonials

I tried several home care companies before but I wasn’t happy with them sending different caregivers all the time…Just Like Family has offered me the stability and consistency I needed for my dad to stay at home safe.

George U. White Rock

When I realized my mom’s Alzheimer is getting worse and she needs help I didn’t know where to start and what to do…but the people at Just Like Family gave me all the information I needed and since I started with them my mom is very happy and well taken care of.

Lisa M. Vancouver

I have been using Just Like Family for my mom for a few years now, I have two amazing live-in Caregivers, so I know my mom is in good hands.

Bob C. West Vancouver

Just Like Family gives me great comfort and confidence by providing the highest level of quality care for my parents so I can have peace of mind that their needs are met.

Mary T. North Vancouver

What I like about Just Like Family’s Caregivers is that they are very caring and dependable so I trust them with my life.

Christine C. Langley

The connection my parents have with their Caregiver is that of a close friend, not an employee that provides a service, so they can’t wait for the days when she visits them.

Sarah M. Richmond

Paul and Leeanne are great to work with. They are professional, empathetic, kind and totally understood my needs. They have amazing staff that are kind, caring and respectful adhering to Covid protocols. They were there for me when I needed their assistance with my elderly mother. They answered all my questions and truly supported us.... Just like Family. I highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed.

Doreen H. Niagara