Job #060 Companion Caregiver required by Toronto Couple

Toronto, Canada • Full-time • Live-in or Live-out

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An elderly Toronto couple is seeking a Companion Caregiver who can either live-in or live-out. The position is full-time, Monday to Friday. The Companion will be primarily focused on the Mrs. who uses a walker. Mr. is fully mobile and still drives. 


Applicants must be able to drive and have experience with the elderly. While this is a Caregiving position, the more important role is Companionship and accompanying the Mrs. on outings to the theatre, opera, art gallery, personal appointments, etc. Applicants must be able to drive and have a valid G-Level Driver’s License. 

Location: Toronto (Penthouse Condo in Hoggs Hollow area), Ontario


Schedule: Monday to Friday


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage the well being of the Principals

  • Provide companionship and mental stimulation

  • Monitor any changes in health and report immediately to an appointed person

  • Driving and accompany to appointments

  • Prepare meals that are nutritious and appealing

  • General upkeep of the home to include light housekeeping

  • Table setting and service

  • To have a monitoring system in place for nights to alert the Caregiver should a fall or other incident occur

  • Keeping a logbook of days events and any unusual developments

  • Take Principals for shopping or events that might be of interest to them

  • Monitor and deliver medications if and when required

  • Conducting errands

  • Laundry and ironing as required

  • Always maintain confidentiality

  • Be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Anything else that might be required from time to time

  • It is acknowledged that this job description is an evolving document that will change according to developments


Skills and Aptitudes:
  • Must have a kind, compassionate and sunny personality

  • Must be personable and engaging in order to keep the Principals mentally stimulated

  • Must be comfortable with being hands-on

  • Must have experience with Elder Caregiving

  • Must have a clean driver’s abstract

  • Must hold a G-Level Driver’s License

  • Must be proactive and anticipate the needs of the Principals

  • Must be efficient at keeping records

  • Should be proactive and sufficiently adaptable to find “plan b’s”

  • Strong problem-solving ability

  • An ability to either follow instruction or take a leadership role when needed

  • Should be an effective communicator (written and verbal)

  • Must be organized and able to multi-task

  • Excellent decision-making, prioritization ability, and able to receive, understand, and act upon instructions from multiple individuals

  • Must be well-mannered

  • Must be calm and proactive in emergency situations

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


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