An elderly Toronto couple is seeking a Live-in Caregiver. The position is full-time, Monday to Friday and located in the Yonge and York Mills area. The Caregiver will be primarily focused on the Mrs. who uses a walker and has early-stage dementia. Mr. is fully mobile and in good health.

 

Applicants must be able to drive and have experience with the elderly. While this is a Caregiving position, there is companionship too and the Caregiver will accompany 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. They must be prepared to travel to the family cottage in Muskoka.

 

Position Title: Full-Time Live-in Caregiver

 

Location: Toronto (Two-floor Penthouse Condo in the Yonge / York Mills area)

 

Schedule: Monday to Friday

 

NOTE: Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Position 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 and outings

  • Prepare meals that are nutritious and appealing

  • General upkeep of the home to include light housekeeping (there is a housekeeper who does deep cleans twice a week)

  • 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 Aptitude Requirements:

  • Must have a kind, compassionate and a sunny personality

  • Should have a can-do attitude and a willingness to be of general help

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

  • Must be comfortable with being hands-on and doing light housekeeping (a housekeeper comes twice a week to do deep cleans)

  • Should be a good home cook and happy to follow favourite family recipes

  • Must have experience with Elder Caregiving. Being a certified PSW is an asset.

  • Must have experience working for individuals with dementia

  • Must have a clean driver’s abstract

  • Must hold a G-Level Driver’s License and be fully insurable

  • Must be able to travel to the Muskoka cottage with the Principals

  • Must be proactive and anticipate the needs of the Principals

  • Must be efficient at keeping records

  • Be able to work successfully in a collegial manner with others

  • 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

  • Should be curious by nature and ideally interested in current affairs, reading, the arts, film, etc.

  • Must be calm and proactive in emergency situations

  • Must  be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

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