Qualified, Experienced and Passionate
All staff are highly trained and experienced in providing compassionate person-centered care effectively and safely for you or your loved one. We believe in the importance of open and transparent communication with family members and can help with dialogue from healthcare professionals in care facilities.
We understand how important it is for compatibility between the client and the caregiver; therefore, our caregivers are carefully chosen for each client.
Meet Some Of The Team
I graduated from McMaster University with a B.A Honours in Health Studies and Gerontology and have been passionate about providing the best quality of care for older adults ever since. I have volunteered at various long term care homes around the Hamilton area over the years and am happy to have found my home at Senior Support Services of Southern Ontario. I am very excited to be taking the reins on social media and outreach with this incredible company and help them grow and support more families!
24 years ago, I graduated as an Registered Nurse from college. I have always enjoys caring for others in a variety of health care settings, but what I LOVE about working for Senior Support Services is that I can now spend quality time with an individual and really get to know them. It is very satisfying knowing I can ease and brighten someone's day alongside helping other family members at the same time.I enjoy spending time outdoors with my clients walking their yards identifying trees/ plants/ birds and enjoying their furry/ feathery pets. Then on those rainy days we like to do some reading or amaze clients with my one and only card trick.
I am a recent graduate from the Society and Aging & Society Program at McMaster University. Being a caregiver for Senior Support Services has been a fulfilling experience for me, as I have been able to learn more about my clients through conversation, fun activities, and creating meaningful relationships with my clients and their family. I try not only to be a great caregiver but also to be my client's close friend. Treating them no different from my grandma or grandpa, creating meaningful relationships with love and kindness.
My favourite activities with a client are providing companionship, assisting them with basic needs, housekeeping, monitoring their medication time, and preparing meals for the clients, among others. I am a PSW and have my social support worker certification. I am also Behaviour analysis certified and Crisis intervention certified. Working with seniors for Senior Support Services requires sufficient love for humanity and displaying empathy in carrying out the activities efficiently. Caregiving requires extreme patience with an essential educational background.
I’ve been working with seniors within my community since I was a teenager! I love making new connections and building relationships with them! My favourite thing to do with my clients is listen to music and singing along. I love how music brightens their day and how it connects others. My passion and enthusiasm only continues to grow and I’m so thankful to Senior Support Services for all the opportunities they have opened up to me! When you do something you love, you truly never work a day in your life!
I have loved working with seniors my whole life and working for senior support services has allowed me to follow my passion and work with such a fantastic team. I have been working with amazing clients that I have developed a strong connection with. They almost feel like family now. It feels so rewarding helping and just being there for them. Some hobbies I have outside of work are baking, playing sports, and spending time with my family. I have always been a family person growing up so it has been amazing to connect with the families of these seniors. Currently, I'm in studying at McMaster University in the honours Health & Society program with a minor in mental health and addiction and a certificate in business.
Being a caregiver for Senior Support Services is incredibly fulfilling, I am proud to be part of such an amazing team. My favourite part about being a caregiver is being able to bring joy and brightness to every visit with a client, whether that be in sharing some laughs, partaking in activities, or having a nice chat. I am also so grateful to able to build relationships with clients and their families, connecting with others is an aspect that I especially love about caregiving. I am a recent graduate in the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour program at McMaster University. Outside of work, I enjoy getting outdoors, staying active, and cooking.
I have always been a people person and value creating meaningful connections with others. After being hired, I was able to connect with my first client and have really enjoyed getting to know him. Seeing him during the week is always a fulfilling experience where I am able to learn so much from him. I am currently studying at McMaster University in Health and Society while also completing a Specialization in Mental Health and Addictions along with a projected minor in Psychology.
I am at recent graduate from the Aging and Society program at McMaster University. After hearing about the company I jumped at the opportunity to apply and it has been one of my best and most life-changing decisions! As I have grown up with a family member with a disability, I believe I have some naturally inherited caregiving skills that have allowed me to provide a loving and supportive environment for my clients. Being a caregiver for seniors has been such a rewarding experience and I hope to continue doing so for a long time! Other than my passion for my work with seniors, on my own time (when I’m not doing school work) I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, painting, long walks, taking care of my plants, and listening to music!
The best thing about being a caregiver is how much compassion and honest communication you can have with someone. They empower you and respect you as you do them. It's something I strive to achieve and love to accomplish as I graduated from TriOS College's community service worker program for these specific reasons. My favourite activities to do with a client would be singing and dancing because I love to be silly and bring smiles to my clients faces. When outside of work I spend a lot of time with my son doing outdoor activities, crafts etc. We love to be active! Being a caregiver has brought so much joy to my life. It really is what I was meant to do and I'm so thankful that Spencer and Mikaela strive with passion for each and every client because it really does make our experience so fulfilling.
I have always had a passion for helping older adults, and Senior Support Services has truly reinforced this passion for me. This job has given me the opportunity to meet some pretty incredible people, the bonds I have made with these individuals are something I will cherish for my entire life. While quite simple, some of my favourite things to do with clients include watching birds, going for a walk, sharing stories, and having a good chat! Some of my personal hobbies include caring for houseplants, baking, cooking, crocheting, reading, hiking, and going for walks. I am currently working to complete a Masters degree in Applied Gerontology at Brock University and I hold a BA in Aging and Society & Health and Society from McMaster University as well as a certificate in business!
Being a caregiver at Senior Support Services gave me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a professional. It allowed me to see life from a different perspective and learn about care, responsibility, affection and comprehension. It is really rewarding to be able to help someone, encourage them, be an emotional support for them and also share experiences with both the client and their family.
My hobbies outside of work include drawing, writing and being out in the nature. I enjoy everything that has to do with arts and being able to bring this to my work is very gratifying.
Currently, I am in my second year at Mohawk College in the Applied Music program, with specialization in Contemporary Voice.
Senior Support Services' Managers are not just behind the scenes. Years of front-line caregiving has helped to shape a business that fosters open communication, quality care, and creating a team that cares for your loved one like they are your family.
I received my health care aide certification 28 years ago and have worked off and on with seniors and people with physical disabilities. I have raised four beautiful children along with my husband of 30 years. We have five perfect grandchildren and looking forward to many more. As my children don’t need me as much anymore I decided to go back to working with seniors. This is my passion and makes my heart grow.
I’m currently studying social sciences at McMaster University specializing in Health and Aging in Society. I have loved learning about the needs and barriers older people face and am thrilled to be able to help get them the support they need. Since as long as I can’t remember I have wanted to help people and I am excited that I have this opportunity to do just that.
My experience being a caregiver with Senior Support Services of Southern Ontario has been amazing. I am fortunate to work with such an knowledgeable, caring and supportive team. Formerly working in the retirement home sector has provided me the experience to continue my career doing what I love most, helping senior’s. It is great to be able to connect and bond with my clients and their family. We enjoy afternoon tea while reminiscing and sharing stories & word search puzzles. It is very rewarding being able to provide the care and support which allows clients to remain in the comfort of their home. I also love animals, going on walks and exploring new places.
24 years ago, I graduated as an Registered Nurse from college. I have always enjoys caring for others in a variety of health care settings, but what I LOVE about working for Senior Support Services is that I can now spend quality time with an individual and really get to know them. It is very satisfying knowing I can ease and brighten someone's day alongside helping other family members at the same time. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my clients walking their yards identifying trees/ plants/ birds and enjoying their furry/ feathery pets. Then on those rainy days we like to do some reading or amazing clients with my one and only card trick.
I have always had a passion for working with others and making a difference in people’s lives. Being able to work for this amazing company has given me the opportunity to bring joy to people who need it! It has been a very rewarding experience. I enjoy going for hikes with my dog and baking on my days off. I’m also currently attending McMaster University, working towards obtaining my RN. I have quite a bit of experience with working in a hospital setting which has been very helpful when it comes to helping people
I have always known I wanted to work with seniors, and Senior Support Services has provided me with such a valuable opportunity to grow, learn and provide quality care. I am currently studying at McMaster University for a double major in Aging & Society and Anthropology. I began volunteering with seniors once a week while I was in high school. Now in my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading and knitting!
I have loved my experience as a caregiver for Senior Support Services! Mikaela and Spencer provide all the tools and knowledge needed to create the best possible relationships with clients and their families. Knowing that I have made an impact on a client's life during such uncertain times has been the most rewarding and humbling experience I could imagine. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, exercising and spending time with my roommates when I get the chance during my busy school work schedule! I am a recent graduate from McMaster University in the Cognitive Science of Language program
My passion for working with seniors started when I was in high school and I got the opportunity to do my co-op in the E.L.D.E.R. life program at Health Sciences North. Through this experience, I recognized how amazing it is to work with the ageing population, which sparked my interest in learning more about older adults by continuing my post-secondary education into Gerontology. I am a recent graduate of Laurentian University, where I specialized in Gerontology and minored in health and disability in Psychology.