Living Assistance Services - Barrie offers a team of personal caregivers (PSW’S) to provide home health care, elder care, palliative care and chronic disease care in Barrie, Innisfil, Alliston, Kleinburg, Georgina, East and West Gwillimbury, and King.
We provide safe, trusted, compassionate senior home care where seniors want to be as they grow older–happily at home. Many home care services are available, including health/care assessments, personal care, meal prep, housekeeping and laundry, chronic disease care (Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s) and palliative care.
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Living Assistance Services is celebrating 18 years of providing outstanding care for seniors and their families, where they want to be—in their homes! And, with this, comes to the expertise, experience, and wisdom gained during these years to provide you with safe, compassionate and professional care for your aging loved one at an affordable cost.
At Living Assistance Services - Barrie, we shall introduce you to a wonderful, professional personal caregiver who will assist your elderly family member to enjoy every day at home at a very affordable cost.
Contact us day or night- 24/7
“The carers provided by Living Assistance were exceptionally kind and committed to her care. This was not always easy, but they continued to be supportive, encouraging, understanding and positive. Our family has recommended Living Assistance to other family friends who have also found the care offered excellently.” - G.K.S.
“Thank you so much for your support and wonderful care of Dad over these past years. Your steady guidance and advice when we needed it has been so much appreciated and you made Dad’s life more enjoyable with your excursions, treats and lively visits. We are very grateful for everything you’ve done.” - J.A.
“Excellent service both from the office and the caregivers. I would definitely use your service in future should the need arise.” - Mr. S.
“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.
Our smaller size also helps us to be very personal in our service and always in touch with our clients as, for example, we are available to respond to our seniors and their families on the telephone at any time, day or night, 24/7. As a result, many of our seniors and their families and their caregivers create close relationships and remain together not for days or weeks but for months and years.
Living Assistance Services would like to introduce your family and you to a wonderful, warm, professional personal caregiver at a very affordable cost to help you participate actively and safely in your day-to-day life.
Our experience has shown that, once we have arranged the best caregiver for your aging loved one, he, or she, will be actually quite relieved, also still feeling importantly little loss of independence; as well, your family’s and your own heightened anxiety and worry about your aging family member will be greatly relieved! And, family members and you will have the time and energy to do what they want with far less anxiety about caring for loved ones.
Arranging for elder home care services starts with a phone call to arrange a free consultation and assessment. It’s the most efficient and reliable way to ascertain your elderly care needs professionally. Then, we select the best caregivers for your senior, based upon his or her needs and specific situation. And, if it’s preferred by the elderly senior and his/her family, Living Assistance Services will introduce to you to up to three caregivers at the beginning so that your loved one and you can choose the one that best suits your own requirements and specific situation. Your own choice, then, becomes the genesis of a much more personal relationship. As a result, many of our seniors and caregivers tend to remain together not for days or weeks but for months and years. During this time, we will be always in touch with you and our caregiver to ensure that everyone is happy.
Our Home Care Services include the following.
We can help with care for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.
We can assist with bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene assistance, etc.
Our experienced help understands best what is required at this difficult time.
Our caregivers can help your loved one whether they are in retirement homes, nursing homes, or hospitals.
We can support with administering medications, injections, care of wounds, pain management, testing of blood pressure, etc.
We are able to arrange for someone to visit as frequently, or as infrequently, as required so that you can have a break from caregiving.
We can assist with day-to-day activities, correspondence, cards, crafts, reading, etc.
We can help with tidying rooms, washing dishes, changing bed sheets, vacuuming, etc.
We can escort you to your appointments and shopping.
We can accompany you for all types of shopping, medical appointments, dining out, church, etc.
Living Assistance Services is a family-like business celebrating two decades of outstanding home care service for seniors - family members, elderly relatives and their friends. With this, comes the expertise, experience, and wisdom gained during these years in providing palliative care, home health care, personal caregiver, and senior home care - all a distinct advantage for you when we provide you with care.
After over a decade and a half of outstanding caring for seniors, we have stayed true to our vision. Our vision has been and will remain, to provide first-rate, affordable, safe home care with reliable, conscientious, knowledgeable and kind Personal Support Workers for care recipients and families in need.
Living Assistance Services prides itself on being the first to provide highly personalized care for those who wish to remain where they want to be…at home. We also provide care where anywhere else where assistance is required and have logged more than 1.5 million hours providing care to seniors and others in need since the year 2000.
Our success is primarily due to our exacting standards when it comes to hiring caregivers. Only a very small percentage of caregiver applicants are invited to join Living Assistance Services. This means that our clients benefit from our highly qualified and experienced professionals who are compassionate and intelligent caregivers. Our staff tends to remain with us for years and they are extremely dedicated to the seniors in their care.
It’s no wonder that over 25% of Living Assistance Services clients come from a referral from others who have already experienced or heard about the wonderful caregivers and services provided by Living Assistance Services.
Caregiving for the elderly is a special focus for Brian Porter, the Director, and Owner of Living Assistance Services - Barrie. Brian knows that Barrie "is the best-kept secret in Ontario for seniors who want to live safely, happily and comfortably". His goal is to introduce your family and your elder loved one to a wonderful caregiver who will help you manage day-to-day living in your home in Barrie
Brian has had a successful and lengthy career in the service sector, first as a high school teacher and head of schools and later as the Director of fundraising and the Director of Alumni Relations in several universities. Effective marketing, business development and public and community relations have been important functions in each of his roles, which have included schools and universities in Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom. In Canada, Brian has also served as a director of theatre boards in Calgary and Winnipeg.
Brian’s mission is crystal clear, “At Living Assistance Services, we provide outstanding, safe, trusted, compassionate care for seniors where they want to be as they grow older–happily at home, thereby stressing personalized service from health/care assessments, to care planning, to caregiver services in the Simcoe County.”
Brian knows it isn't easy to invite a stranger into your home. Therefore, his commitment at Living Assistance Services is to introduce your family and you to a wonderful personal caregiver or private nurse as safely and happily as possible. Brian currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Orpheus Choir and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Toronto. Brian holds three university degrees from Carleton University, McGill University and the University of Toronto. As the population ages in Canada and the ‘grey tsunami’ becomes very real, Brian wants to make it much easier for people to be able to grow older happily and safely with comfort and dignity where they really want to be – in their own homes!
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