Support for Seniors in their Home

There is a time in the life of a family when compassionate help is necessary for a person to maintain their independence, dignity and community belonging.
(250) 616-0574   zelhopson@hotmail.com
  • Home Help in business since 2009

  • Zel Hopson

  • Over 30 years experience working with people at all stages of life

  • Home Help in business since 2009

  • Over 30 years experience working with people at all stages of life

  • Home Help in business since 2009

  • Over 30 years experience working with people at all stages of life

Seniors Home Help


Zel Hopson has had more than thirty years experience in working with families at all stages of life. Zel collaborates with VIHA and various health service providers in the mid-Vancouver Island region since 2009. Insured and bonded.

This service is for the senior who wants to remain in their own home, but finds the tasks of managing a household, cooking, cleaning and transportation challenging to perform. With a Homemaker everyone in the family has peace of mind and reduced stressors about the day to day activities and support of their loved one.

Services

To help you continue living in your home

Home

Enjoy living in your home and garden. Entertain visiting family in your own home.

"His likes and wants list allowed Zel's personal attributes to shine - her kindness, caring, patience, cheerfulness, great sense of humour and above all, always putting my Dad's best interest first."

Cooking

Enjoy eating home-cooked food and your own menu choice, when you like, served as you like.

"It puts my mind at ease as it means when Zel is there, Dad eats something other than ice cream! Over the next year, as my Dad's physical condition declined, he no longer felt living alone was in his best interests"

Help you keep appointments

Errands and appointments to keep you on schedule.

"Zel's presence allowed our father to stay in his home, live his time with dignity by providing the day to day meal preparations, house cleaning and assistance with medical appointments as required."

Traveling

A traveling companion to help you get to places you want to see or to friends or family you want to meet.

"Zel proved to be an excellent travelling companion for dad, whether it was day trips by car to remote areas of Vancouver Island or longer excursions to Arizona."

Explore the island

Enjoy a car ride on a nice day.

"The next year and a half was filled with Dad's daily meal requests, restaurant searches for the best desserts, and the love and care of his constant companion, (his dog) Chester."

Pets are welcome

Dog walking or cat cuddling. Your best friend stays with you.

"My Dad was 85 years old when he and his golden retriever 'Chester' moved to his new home in Parksville to carry on with his life as a recent widower."

Testimonials

Over 30 years experience working with people at all stages of life

Linda Correy

My Dad was 85 years old when he and his golden retriever Chester moved to his new home in Parksville, to carry on with his life as a recent widower. While my father was an extremely intelligent, with-it person, his physical handicap limited his ability to drive, shop for groceries, and housekeeping. Zel was hired initially for a few hours, a couple of times a week, to assist the family.

Over the next year, as my Dad's physical condition declined, he no longer felt living alone was in his best interests. The family explored the options available with him. Given his extremely independent nature, my father choose to stay in his home with a live-in caregiver. We approached Zel and the rest is history.

The next year was filled with Dad's daily meal requests, daily and longer travel plans (Vancouver and Arizona), restaurant searches for the best desserts, and the love and care of his constant companion Chester. His likes and wants list allowed Zel's personal attributes to shine — her kindness, caring, patience, cheerfulness, great sense of humour and above all, always putting my Dad's best interest first.

As my father's physical condition decreased, so did his demands of Zel, who remained positive even under the most stressful conditions. Her presence allowed my Dad to pass away with dignity in his own home. Zel became more than a caregiver for my father. She became a member of our family, forever.

Robin McQueen

I have known Zel for 25 years. Zel is an honest, compassionate person with a strong regard for others. Much of Zel's career was setting out intervention programs for children and families. More recently Zel has worked well assisting the aging and elderly in their home. Zel brings common sense and deep caring to this work and partners well with health professionals and families. She adheres to health care programs and families love her sense of humour and caring for loved ones. Everyone benefits when Zel is part of health care planning for those who remain at home.

A message from a son to his siblings about Zel

I spent a half the week with dad. As you all know, we've been keen for dad to find a better living arrangement and that he is reluctant to move. Zel Hopson is coming in to help dad 4 half days a week. This puts my mind at ease as it means that dad is eating something other than ice cream on those days. Zel shops for dad and takes him on outings and cleans up. She has no problem dealing with his "sass" and is real good with him. I am going to arrange for Zel to bring him over on the ferry for a weekend too. Maybe this is the best way and is still considerably cheaper than Assisted Living and dad is surrounded by his stuff and neighbours.

Contact

Email: zelhopson@hotmail.com, Phone: (250) 616-0574

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