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We created Spark out of a deep conviction that care should be personal, simple and affordable for everyone. Your days of dealing with many different schedules, coordinators and offices are over. Our services are streamlined. Everything is in one place.
Assistance with daily living for people dealing with the effects of aging, injury or illness. It may include help with personal care (bathing, toileting, dressing, medications) or light support around the home. Provided by a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW).
Assistance with basic activities of daily living, which can include dressing, bathing, feeding, meal preparation. For some, it’s help getting around the house or out in the community. For others, more complex tasks involving medication or skin care.
Emotional support and companionship for those who need it. Companion care can include things like meal preparation, light housekeeping, accompanied outings and support with engagement in meaningful activities.
Fun and meaningful activities for children and youth with focused attention from a caregiver. Rest from the emotional demands of care for their parents and guardians. Respite can last for a few hours or a few days, at home or in the community.
Involves supporting individuals and families with navigating the complexities of the healthcare and social service systems. Case Managers assess client needs and assist in the coordination of care to ensure clients have access to the resources and services they require. Acting as a facilitator rather than a provider, their role can vary greatly, molding to the individual needs of each client.
Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) use their skills, education and experience to provide safe and general care to people of all ages. They provide a range of nursing care including checking vital signs, changing bandages, ensuring client comfort, administering medications, and managing symptoms.
Registered Nurses (RNs) have extensive knowledge and training which allows them to provide the full range of nursing care for people with more complex and unpredictable health issues.
Nursing Foot Care
Assessing and providing care to the lower leg, foot, and nail. This service works for people with complex medical conditions or with no conditions at all. Foot care varies from simple to complex care and is usually covered by medical insurance.
Psychologists assess and understand the interactions of people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and how they impact a person’s overall well-being. They work individually with clients to better understand the complexities and impacts of mental health issues, traumatic experiences, abuse, personality disorders, mood disturbances, and more to make positive life changes and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
OTs are focused on solving problems that impact your ability to participate and engage in everyday activities that are important to you. They provide interventions that support self-care (dressing, eating, taking showers), productivity (working, going to school, volunteering) and leisure (sports, social activities, hobbies).
The goal of physiotherapy is to get you moving and promote optimal physical health. Physiotherapists assist clients by helping them restore, maintain and improve their strength, movement, range of motion, endurance and overall health and well-being. Treatment usually involves hands-on treatment as well as prescription of a customized rehabilitation and/or exercise program.
Occupational Therapy Assistance
Involves trained staff working alongside an occupational therapist (OT) to help implement OT treatment strategies and work toward rehabilitation goals. While the OT evaluates and develops treatment plans, the therapy assistant puts those plans into action. The goals will vary from client to client and could include things like organization, cooking, community outings or participation in leisure activity.
Involves trained staff working alongside a physiotherapist (PT) to help implement PT treatment and goals. Through one-on-one sessions and individualized plans that address behavioural goals (lifestyle, nutrition) and physical goals (strength, flexibility, movement), PTAs support clients in improving their overall physical health and well-being.
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance, and function. The practice of kinesiology incorporates the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology, and considers neuroscience and psychosocial factors to create individualized treatment or exercise plans. Kinesiologists use evidence-based research to treat and prevent injury and disease, and to improve movement and performance. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and physical abilities in many settings to help them achieve their health and wellness goals and improve quality of life.
Clinical, hands-on treatment of soft tissues in the body, which helps alleviate discomfort related to injury, chronic pain, muscular overuse and occupational stresses. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) achieve this by applying pressure strategically with the use of their hands, fingers, forearms and elbows to the body.
Psychotherapists are focused on helping you deal with the life issues and transitions you may be facing to promote your psychological and emotional well-being. They work with you to make sense of your traumas, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and walk alongside you through positive life changes to help you live your best life.
Social Workers use a wide range of skills, techniques and activities to address challenges in life and improve wellbeing. Their knowledge of various health professions and community supports allow them to help clients connect to community resources, services and funding. Social workers are also able to provide crisis support and individual and family counselling.
Speech-Language Pathologists help with a variety of challenges and disorders related to communication (speech and language) and swallowing. Focusing on everything from articulation to expression to comprehension, they evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of speech and language-related challenges.
Yoga therapy treats the body as a holistic entity that encompasses mind, body, breath and emotions. Through the use of breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditation, movement, postures and stretching, yoga therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, stability, balance and body alignment. It also helps with relieving pain, and managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
ABA Therapy, or Applied Behaviour Analysis, teaches life skills, promotes development, and fosters changes in behaviour. More specifically, ABA therapy can help increase language and communication skills, improve attention, focus, social skills, memory and academics, and decrease problematic behaviours. ABA therapy is often used with children on the Autism spectrum to help develop skills for greater independence.
Behaviour Therapy Assistance
A structured, one-on-one, goal-oriented form of care for children and youth that provides a break for the family while addressing therapeutic goals. Using a strengths-based approach, therapeutic mentors address emotional, behavioural, social and communication needs. They also use coaching and skill development training under the direction of a regulated healthcare professional.
Horticultural Therapy is a practice that uses plants, horticultural activities, and the garden landscape to promote one’s well-being. It is provided in either small groups or one-on-one by professionally-trained horticultural therapists. Horticultural Therapy benefits physical, mental and emotional health. It reduces stress and anxiety while teaching valuable gardening skills.
Intuitive Life Coaching
Intuitive Life Coaching is a form of guidance that uses intuition to help you navigate the challenges of life.
Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears. These points are believed to correspond to different parts of the body, and the theory behind reflexology is that applying pressure to these points can help to alleviate various health problems. Some people have experienced that reflexology can help with conditions such as stress, anxiety, and pain.
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine that originated in Japan. It involves the practitioner placing their hands on or near the person receiving treatment, with the belief that this will transfer energy to the recipient and promote physical and emotional healing. The benefits of Reiki are said to include relaxation, stress reduction, and pain relief. Some people also claim that Reiki can help with a variety of health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Optionally, these sessions can include massages.
Our tutors assist those in need of learning support. We build a personalized program based on the student’s learning goals and individual strengths that boosts knowledge acquisition, skill development and confidence in all aspects of learning.