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In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, dual-income families often find themselves strapped for time, juggling work commitments and family responsibilities. To bridge this gap, the private care industry has introduced a versatile solution: The Family Assistant. What is a Family Assistant? Think of them as the ultimate multitasker or a ‘Jack/Jane of […]

Career

Becoming a Family Assistant — Is it Right for You?

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As we age, we are at risk for elderly isolation. According to Statistics Canada, 20% of Canadian seniors do not participate in one or more social activities per week. In some cases, Canadian seniors don’t even participate in social activities monthly. Unfortunately, elderly isolation is common – but as an eldercare worker there are ways […]

Caregiver Benefits, Elderly Parent Help

8 Ways Caregivers Can Help Prevent Elderly Isolation

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Although they often get lumped together, nannies and babysitters are far from the same. Yes, both are childcare workers, but there are many differences between the two. Nannies Nannies are often certified professionals who are employed by one family. They work full or part-time and, in some cases, live with the family that employs them. […]

Nanny, Nanny Services

Nannies vs. Babysitters: What’s The Big Difference?

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When it comes to hiring a nanny, you can choose to use a traditional nanny agency or do-it-yourself. The DIY route often involves placing an advertisement, sifting through countless responses from prospective candidates, making unending phone calls, and interviewing a long list of candidates. Even if the strongest candidate you find has good referrals, the […]

Nanny Services, Online Nanny Services

Is An Online Nanny Service Right For My Family?

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Going to work and taking care of a cranky preschooler or two can be quite exhausting for many parents, causing them to consider hiring a nanny who can direct all their attention to taking care of the little ones. But there are many factors to consider when looking for a nanny, including getting an independent […]

Nanny Services

What Level Of Nanny Service Should You Invest In?

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The transition to having a caregiver assist your parent can be a smooth one, and there are always steps that you can take to make things better. New arrangements will take time to settle, but given enough patience and flexibility, the relationship between your parent and his or her caregiver can be a very positive […]

Elder Family Member, Elderly Parent Help

Getting Your Parents Comfortable With A Caregiver

Samantha C.

She has been a partner in not only making sure my daughter grows up safe and healthy, but also polite, kind, and educated from an early age. I am so fortunate to have found Maria with Diamond’s help, as my life could not be as it is without her."

"Maria hasn’t simply joined our family, she has grown up with it, and is fundamental to it. 

Wooley Family

She is always taking the kids to the parks to do outdoor activities and gets the two older boys to school on time. Sheila is the best cook ever she can make homemade dumplings, wontons, stir fry, spaghetti, homemade garlic lemon chicken fingers and the list goes on. 

"Sheila has the most positive, resilient and heart felt personality. Sheila is an early riser and every morning she is happy and upbeat and 100% reliable.

Newhook Family

As first time parents we look to Brenda for guidance, as she is a mom and has raised many other babies. She’s punctual, reliable, trustworthy and helps with many household tasks such as cooking and cleaning. 

"In just a few short months Brenda has become an integral part of our family and we couldn’t be happier! Her beautiful spirit and positive attitude reassured us we made the right decision. 

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Your Search for the Perfect Fit Begins and Ends with Diamond. You deserve the absolute best caregivers and household support so you can gain more time to do the things you love! Our passion, purpose, and promise is to help you fill the gaps at home with the best childcare and household professionals in Canada. We give you peace of mind so you can take advantage of every opportunity available to you. 

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