It can be difficult to let someone new into your home, or to trust a stranger with the care of your aging loved one. Even when support is absolutely necessary, it takes a certain leap of faith to accept help from outside of your family. We understand that these are big decisions, and being trusted with your loved one’s care is something we don’t take lightly. In fact, the seriousness of this responsibility is why our hiring process is so strict—we only employ the very best. If we wouldn’t trust a Personal Support Worker (PSW) with our own aging parents’ care, we won’t send them to your home! It’s that simple.
Being a great caregiver means having the right set of skills and personality traits, and we work hard to ensure every PSW on our team is truly exceptional. Here are some of the things that set Living Assistance Services caregivers above the rest. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. We’d be glad to hear from you.
The right skills
Our caregivers are well qualified, experienced and always willing to learn. They work hard and pay attention to every detail, ensuring that your loved one receives the best possible care. They know how to support aging individuals at home and have a great sense of when additional medical care is needed (for example, if your loved one falls ill or has an injury). If this happens during their shift, they’ll communicate with both the client and their family, letting them know if a doctor or hospital visit is required. This quality of care and sound judgement gives our clients and their families the peace of mind they deserve.
A great attitude
In addition to having the right skill set to provide high quality homecare to seniors, our caregivers have the right attitude. They’re positive, respectful, compassionate and able to take cues from each client. Some seniors enjoy lively conversation while others prefer a quieter setting, and our caregivers are able to provide either while offering care. They’re friendly, kind and here to make your loved ones feel safe and comfortable. We always strive to match clients and caregivers well—the right fit is important and makes all the difference!
Finally, our caregivers are incredibly reliable. We make every effort to schedule the same caregiver (or group of caregivers, should a large number of hours be needed) so your loved one can build genuine relationships with our team and enjoy the consistency of their presence and care. High quality care doesn’t just mean having a great caregiver show up—it’s about having a great caregiver who is familiar, trusted and pleasant to be around. If you’re interested in learning more about homecare services in the greater Toronto area, please contact us. A member of the Living Assistance Services team would be pleased to answer your questions and provide a personalized quote.