KAMSACK — With a new venture begun by a Kamsack woman, seniors are able to stay at home, while still getting the care they require.
Loving Hands Care is the business begun by Annette Purchase, who is a qualified health care professional with many of courses and extensive experience under her belt.
Many seniors prefer to live in the comfort of their own homes, but require assistance for a variety of reasons, Purchase said two weeks ago.
Currently working full-time at Eaglestone Lodge, Purchase is offering some of her free time to help out those who require living assistance and she said that among the services she is prepared to offer are: cooking, cleaning, personal care and help with medical appointments.
“A few hours here, a few hours there, can make all the difference in the world to those in need,” Purchase said. “I really, really love what I do, and my clients know that and appreciate it.”
Insured to do this work, she has taken many government-approved, health industry courses, including home health aide, nurses’ aide, care aide, first aid and Personal Home Care Orientation. She has certification in food safety and has been certified by the Canadian Support Workers Association.
“My service is reasonably priced and based on hours worked,” she said.
Purchase, who has lived in Kamsack for 11 years, was employed in the hospitality industry for most of it and said she developed her cooking skills while taking classes during her spare time. She also finds time to volunteer for various organizations such as the Playhouse, AccessNow TV and the Kamsack Museum.
Loving Hands Care is a much-needed service these days since one of the largest demographics on the planet is over the age of retirement, she said.
“This community is a big part of my life, and now I can help improve the quality of life for others.”