Why work with ConsidraCare ?

Live-in caregivers live in the homes of their clients to provide care and help them maintain their independence. Live-in caregivers work with a single client at a time with longer weekly hours, predictable schedules and deeper personal connections. Both the clients and caregivers in a live-in arrangement have higher satisfaction levels than those with temporary arrangements.

How do you become a ConsidraCare Approved Caregiver ?

ConsidraCare is an introductory agency. We screen experienced and passionate caregivers, and match them with seniors. The caregivers are the employees of their clients' families. However, we provide ongoing support to both the families and caregivers and are always on hand to help.

1. Screening

We start with a simple 10 minute online job application to get a view of your qualifications, experience and preferences. We look for caregivers with at least one year of professional experience and preferably a related degree or certification.

2. Interview

We follow with a detailed video or face-to-face interview to understand what you like about being a caregiver, your skill-level and how you deal with different caregiving situations.

3. Background checks

We talk to at least two of your previous references and validate your immunization records, vulnerable sector check and qualifications.

4. Online profile creation

We then work with you to create an online profile on our platform for our clients to help you put your best foot forward.

Intelligent caregiver matching

5. Client matching and job application

You get access to job postings on the caregiver portal for which you can apply. We also proactively match you with the clients whose needs best match your profile. We arrange interviews between you and the client families so they get to know you better.
In addition, you get access to our workshops and online university which has content to help you freshen up and improve your caregiving skills.

Hiring and trial period

6. Hiring and trial period

Once a family has decided to employ you, we assist the families with drafting your contract and orienting you, and setting up accounts for CRA, WSIB and payroll processing. The first week is a trial period to allow the families and you to get comfortable with each other before building a long-term partnership.

Ongoing care management

7. Ongoing care management

We engage with you monthly to review and update the care plans and the daily tasks lists.
You use the ConsidraCare caregiver app to coordinate care planning, daily tasks and timesheets with the family. We take care of payroll, updating care plans, monitoring care delivery and assisting you with addressing any issues.

Backup and respite for the caregiver

8. Backup and respite for the caregiver

Should you need a respite break or a vacation, and have given us at least a 3 week notice, we arrange for a backup caregiver for such pre-planned breaks.

Make a difference in someone's life

What services do ConsidraCare approved live-in caregivers provide ?

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Support for getting ready for the day

This includes all the activities needed to get ready for the day such as going to the washroom, washing, brushing teeth, grooming, shower assistance and changing clothes. It also includes help with putting on dentures, hearing aids, glasses and fall risk necklaces/bracelets provided the caregiver is given training for these tasks.

Support for Toileting

Support for toileting

This includes assistance in going in and out of the toilet and providing activities of hygiene. This can also include advanced care such as incontinence care.

Assistance with mobility

Assistance with mobility

This includes, but is not limited to, providing support for walking and using mobility aids such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Caregivers will also ensure that these items are within reach of the clients to reduce fall risk.

Meal preparation and planning

Meal preparation and planning

Meal preparation includes all tasks beginning from creating the grocery list, meal planning and grocery shopping to meal preparation and serving meals to clients. Caregivers will also assist in feeding if needed.

Medication Reminders

Medication reminders

This includes reminders to take medications and assistance with taking them according to doctors instructions. We encourage families to arrange for blister packs from their pharmacies to ensure proper dosage of medications according to doctors' instructions.

Support in getting ready for night and night care

Support in getting ready for night and night care

Night care includes assistance with changing clothes, brushing teeth, taking away dentures, hearing aids , making the bed and other activities to get ready for bed. Night care also means help with going to the bathroom. Should your client wake up and require assistance at night, you can help up to 2 times, with each activity lasting up to 15 minutes. If more assistance is required every night, it should be agreed upon between you and the family at the time of placement.

Companionship and Engaging Activities

Companionship and engaging activities

This includes companionship and engaging in activities that promote happiness for the person who is being cared for. This also includes encouraging and providing support for social activities.

Event Planning

Events planning

This includes keeping track of important dates, planning doctors' appointments and organizing social events.

Light Housekeeping

Light housekeeping

This includes light cleaning and keeping the house tidy to promote hygiene, safety and health of the occupants. This can also include doing the laundry and folding of the clothes for the client.

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