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For Sylvia, being a homecare franchise owner has been a lifelong dream. She worked as a PSW while pursuing her post-secondary education to become a registered nurse. Though being a PSW was not easy at times, she loved the one-on-one interaction with clients, as opposed to employment in a clinical setting. In this work, she was able to express her profound care for people, which is at the heart of her practice.

After graduating, Sylvia went into community and hospital nursing, gaining expertise in areas ranging from birth to palliative care. As a caregiver, she is committed to making the later years of life comfortable, transitionally familiar, and as autonomous as possible, while giving care recipients the dignity and respect they deserve. She wants to ensure that clients and their families feel comforted, peaceful, assured, and safe.

John’s primary career has been building and managing a sales force of 38 agents in the RESP industry for 27 years. For the past 16 years, he has owned a post-rehab studio in Toronto with two partners, which has helped bring clients back to functional stability from a host of conditions.

With the aging population, John’s mother Ruth, being one of them, he was able to provide comfort, compassion and exceptional care for the challenges she faced as she aged with decency and dignity. His goal is to help overcome the obstacles elderly people experience with grace, love, and the upmost of care.

Ria Budhu of Living Assistance Services Durham has held a business/medical administrative diploma since 1997. In her twenty-four–year career, she has held various positions in medical offices as an administrator, assistant, and treatment coordinator. She has served as a consultant in production recovery and has managed a multifaceted rehabilitation centre and multiple dental practices. She is also a member of the International Society of Female Professionals.

Ria has a passion for giving back to her community, volunteering at her church and serving the public through local soup kitchens. She has grown to love and understand the many different dynamics, cultures, and diversities in the region of Durham.

Ria exercises her ethics, compassion, organizational skills, and impeccable client care at Living Assistance Services Durham. Clients and Care Recipients are her number one priority, and this is evident by the attention she places on the handling of administration, production, and business strategies in collaboration with the managing director and director of care.

Ria is devoted to continued senior development and is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for every client and their loved ones. Ria’s love, respect, and admiration developed at a young age, as she shared a very close bond with her grandmother, who played a major role in raising her. As a high school student, Ria chose to do her co-op placement in a nursing home, where she furthered her passion for serving the elderly community.

Ria enjoys spending time with her handsome sons, cuddling with her beautiful puppy, and going on good outings with family and friends.

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Sylvia White, John Sessions, Ria Budhu

Proudly Providing Outstanding, Professional Caregivers and Safe, Trusted and Compassionate Care of the Highest Standard for Seniors at Home in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, Port Perry and Scugog

Tel: 905.767.7377

43 Trinity Crescent
Whitby, ON L1N 6L1

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“The wonderful experience of using LAS is that you never find yourself ‘holding your breath’. Service delivery is 100%…100% of the time!”

– M.H.

“Thank you so much for your excellent services.”

– J.S.

“It is excellent from A to Z!”

– J.L.

“Our family could not have completed this without the support, care, and love from Living Assistance Services. My mother was able to finish her life with dignity and needed care at the hospital. This care could not be provided by me, but it was by your company. We could always count on your team!”

– D.B.

“Your agency was always courteous and efficient in any dealings I had with them.”

– R.M.

“I was always very happy with the professional service that you provided . You would call me if a helper was changed. Great service for Grandma. Thanks again.”

– R.G.

“I would definitely ask for each of these 3 caregivers again. They are skillful, responsible and very, very helpful.”

– J.M.

“Overall, we were very satisfied with your services. Should any assistance be needed in the future, Living Assistance Services will be our first choice. Thank you for all your help!”

– L.P.