Interested in receiving Personal Support?
Our program specialists will answer your questions and help you get started.
About Personal Support
When dealing with illness or frailty, even simple tasks can be challenging. For more than 40 years, Circle of Care has been helping people live healthier, happier, and longer lives in the comfort of their home, where most of them want to be. Our qualified nurses work with highly trained and dependable Personal Support Workers (PSWs) to provide compassionate care, including:
- Personal care such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and toileting
- Homemaking such as meal preparation, light cleaning and shopping
- Relief and respite for caregivers
- Flexible services, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
- Access to 24-hour support
- Sensitivity in responding to diverse cultures, languages and religions
- Specialized services for dementia, mental health and end-of-life care
- Subsidized rates
- Service across the Greater Toronto Area and southern York Region
We offer competitive rates for clients who would like to receive additional personal support above and beyond government funding.
Care During COVID
Keeping our clients, their families, and our employees safe is of utmost importance to us. At every home visit, we are actively screening all clients for family members for COVID-19, in alignment with Public Health guidelines.
We currently require that our PSWs actively screen themselves for symptoms related to COVID-19 and not attend work if they are symptomatic. Our PSWs are also required to wear a surgical mask for all home visits. If a client has active flu-like symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, PSWs will wear a surgical mask, gloves, isolation gown, and either a face shield or goggles to provide direct care.
To keep our clients and our PSWs safe, we recommend that clients wear a mask during their PSW visit for as long as it can be tolerated. We also recommend that family members keep a distance of at least 2 metres where possible and wear a mask while in the same room as the PSW.
The service boundary for Personal Support services is south from Steeles Ave. to Bloor St./Danforth Ave., and east from Hwy 427 to the Scarborough-Pickering Townline.
Commitment to Exceptional Care
At Circle of Care, we are deeply committed to the highest standards of practice and achieving excellence in all aspects of service. We are a proud member of the Home Care Ontario and the Ontario Community Support Association. We are accredited through Accreditation Canada and Hospice Palliative Care Ontario. Click here to read about Circle of Care’s outstanding results from our 2022 Accreditation survey.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Every Saturday, my PSW comes to give me a bath. She is absolutely excellent: not only very respectful, but wonderful to chat with. Thank you for sending her to me – she is superb!”