Caregiving you can trust.
As a certified Personal Support Worker, I’m ready to help you with the varied needs you or your loved one may have to live a safe, comfortable, and independent life. Whether you are at home, a cottage for a short time, in a retirement home, hospital or somewhere else, I can meet you where you are to assist with any activities of daily living or delegated nursing tasks.
Chickadee Home Care was born in 2020 out of a deep need in the Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Perry, Muskoka Lakes and the Dorset area for qualified private personal support worker services. A Muskokan through and through, I was raised here in Huntsville. I went to southern Ontario and graduated from the PSW program at Conestoga College in 2010. I’ve also completed continuing education in palliative care so that I can best meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those approaching end-of-life. I’m happy to help anyone in need of PSW services, but I do have a soft spot for the elderly and people of all ages approaching end-of-life.
I’m passionate about my work and am beginning to become more politically involved, reaching out to various politicians, educational institutions, and organizations with the intention of strengthening the PSW profession and availability of care to those living in community settings. My initiatives include conversations in the areas of:
- Available funding for client-managed publicly funded care, such as widening availability of already established programs like the Family Managed Home Care program.
- Encouraging development of more continuing education opportunities directed toward PSWs.
- Encouraging the development of provincial exams and some form of registration so that our vulnerable clients have a way to ensure their caregivers are both
qualified and safe.
My name is Susan. To see a more detailed list of some of the ways I can help you or your loved one, please see the services page by clicking the button below. Thank you!
To provide the highest quality supportive care to my clients through continuing education, good technique, patience, understanding, and compassion, meanwhile strengthening the PSW profession as a whole through conversation with policy makers and educators.
To be known as a trusted, valued, passionate healthcare professional who has made a difference in our community and in the PSW profession.
Quality of care and professionalism – I do my very best to ensure I am providing excellent care to my clients. I want to be unsurpassed when it comes to both technique and compassionate bedside manners.
Integrity – As a person, as a healthcare worker, and as a business owner, honesty and strong moral character will inform my actions and decisions.
Reliability – I know that those who seek me out are already in a time of need. I commit to being a member of your healthcare team you can depend on.
What My Clients Say About Me
“You are a godsend! Did you hear me? A godsend!!”
“Compassionate and professional”
“excellent personal care and support for the family during a very difficult time”
“no difficulty in recommending”
“advocat[ed] for the best possible support contributing to and enhancing [my husband’s] plan of care”
“we know how much you care for mom”
“professional approach instilled confidence”