The Companions, Helpers & Live-Ins keep your loved one company, while assisting them with varying tasks.
A Companion makes an enormous difference to your loved one’s life and to yours! The more stimulation and one-on-one attention your loved one receives the better. It’s also comforting for them to have a companion they see on a regular basis. The familiarity and routine helps to keep them oriented and often a great friendship evolves.
A Helper for your loved one can assist in such areas as showering, shopping, light housekeeping, taking them to appointments and preparing their meals. They can help keep your loved one independent as long as possible.
A Live-In lives in your loved one’s home, and is with them full time. They are a combination of a Companion and a Helper.
You can either go through an organization that provides companions, helpers, live-ins, caregivers, etc. or you can hire some one on your own.
Independently hiring a person allows you to deal directly with them. You can negotiate their fee contingent upon your desired frequency and requirement of them. Make sure you see their credentials and get references, so there are no surprises.
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They provide you with options for various levels of care requirements including companions, PSW’s (Personal Support Worker) and medically trained professionals, etc.
Going through an organization often implies that their employees have received relevant training and have been pre-screened. To be on the safe side, confirm this with the organization. You can also ask the individual you are considering hiring, for their credentials and for references.
Nurse Next Door provides in-home senior care that matches loved one with the perfect caregiver 24/7.
Canadian Nanny Live-in, live-out, full time, and part time caregivers and companions available for adults with special needs or elders.
Living Assistance Services Affordable, safe home care with reliable, conscientious, knowledgeable and kind Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) for care recipients and families in need.
VHA Home Health Care Quality compassionate care, where and when you need it. VHA’s team of caring and skilled health-care professionals is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide nursing, rehabilitation, personal and home support services.
Toronto Dementia Network A comprehensive list of in-home respite support services in the GTA.
Comfort Keepers Interactive Caregiving: Senior Caregivers Who Engage Your Loved one on many levels.
Selectacare At home, in hospital or in a care facility their services are determined by you. They can assist with anything from light cleaning and personal care to simply getting out for a walk.
Home Care Assistance Provides a last minute caregiver or around the clock support. Ready to assist you twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Covers the Toronto and Etobicoke area.
Seniors For Seniors A Division of Spectrum Health Care links to Seniors providing companionship and assistance to seniors.
Integracare provides qualified, experienced health care professionals wherever you call home. All personnel have been thoroughly screened with reference and police clearances, annual medicals, bonding and photo-identification.
Mavencare Providing in-home companion care to keep your loved one socially active and engaged to improve physical and cognitive health. Provides online live chat.
Elizz Providing caregiver support for you and home care services for those who depend on you, including accompaniment to appointments, special events etc. Caring for Canadians Since 1908.
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