The Vidal Home Care app is the easiest way to get home care for yourself or a loved one.
Hereâ€™s how it works:
Create an account on our web or mobile app. The mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store (for iOS phones) or Google Play Store (for Andriod phones).
Indicate whether the Care Recipient will be yourself or a loved one.
You will be asked to input some information to create the Care Recipient profile.
Thatâ€™s it! Now you can get started.
Go to Find a CaregiverÂ to apply filters to match with a compatible Caregiver.
You can search by: Availability, Spoken Languages, Gender, and Specialties (such as Alzheimerâ€™s/dementia care, palliative care, Parkinsonâ€™s care, etc). You can also read more about the Caregivers in your search results by viewing their Caregiver Profile.
Also, at any time, you can connect and Chat with any Caregiver.
When youâ€™re ready, you can add the Caregiver to your list ofÂ Favourite CaregiversÂ so you can easily find them again.Â
Get Care Now. Â When you place a Care Visit request, enter:
- The location of care
- The date
- Start time and end time
- LocationÂ Â –>Â Â choose from your list of Saved Locations
- Selected CaregiverÂ Â –>Â Â choose from your list of favourite Caregivers
- Special Instructions Â –>Â Â provide details regarding daily routine, errands, medication reminders, meal preparation, etc for your Caregiver
Once you place the Care Visit request, please wait for a confirmation.
You will be notified in real time on your mobile app when your Caregiver checks inÂ andÂ checks out. When your Caregiver arrives at the Care Visit location, s/he will check in. At the end of the Care Visit, s/he will check out and leave a Care Note,Â summarizing the details of the Care Visit. Upon check out, your credit card will be automatically billed and you will receive an emailÂ Payment Receipt.
You will be able to view the Care Notes and leave feedback as well as a Star RatingÂ for your Caregiver.
These ratings help the Caregiver’s credibility and visibility in the search results.
How do I cancel my Care Visit request?
You can cancel a Care Visit request at any time. To cancel a Care Visit request:
- Go toÂ My Visits
- Go toÂ RequestedÂ tab
- Next to the Care Visit request you want to cancel, clickÂ View Details.
- ChooseÂ Cancel Request
There is no penalty for cancelling a Care Visit request.
What is the Vidal Home Care cancellation policy?
What happens if my Caregiver cancels a Care Visit?
My Caregiver didnâ€™t check in (or check out) at the right address.
My Caregiver never arrived.
How do referrals work?
If youâ€™re happy with the home care youâ€™ve received from Vidal Home Care, tell your friends and family about it andÂ Share the Care!
Share your referral code with friends and family: when they request care (of 3 hours or more) they will get 1 hour of care for free. You will get a free hour of care too. You can see these hours accumulate in the ReferralsÂ screen of your app. These hours will automatically apply to Care Visits of 3 hours or more. 1 free hour will apply per Care Visit.
My Care Recipient is a veteran and/or is receiving publicly funded home care. Any additional private care purchase should be tax-exempt.
Please contact us to discuss and submit the required documentation. Once processed, your home care charges from us will be tax exempt.
Why should I pay and communicate through the Vidal app directly?
How does Vidal help build credibility between Caregivers and Care Recipients?
We aim to create a transparent and safe experience when Care Recipients and Caregivers interact on the Vidal app. We provide the tools with which Care Recipients and their families can find Caregivers and connect with them to determine compatibility. We also provide the ability to save favourite Caregivers so that they can be easily found again in the future. For many families, having consistent Caregivers is very important. Some other features that we provide in order to build a transparent and safe environment include pre-screening of Caregivers, our secure messaging system, and Star Reviews process. Please report any suspicious or inappropriate activity by any Care Recipient or Caregiver you connect with on the Vidal app. We will promptly investigate.