Private companions

A Private Companion is an individual who is hired privately by a family member of a Client or a Client or any other person to provide companionship and/or assistance with activities of daily living for the Client. Private Companions when working in their capacity as Private Companions are not Baycrest employees nor are they retained by Baycrest to provide Services.

The goal of the Private Companion Program is to help Private Companions serve their residents/patients in a safe and effective manner while maintaining health and safety standards throughout Baycrest in accordance with the requirements of government and other regulatory bodies.

We have a registration process which helps us to ensure Private Companions serve the residents/patients in a safe and effective manner while maintaining health and safety standards throughout the premises of Baycrest. We have one process for people in our nursing home and complex continuing care units of the hospital and another process for the following units of the hospital; 6West, 7East and 3East/West.

To register a private companion, you will need to review/complete the following forms:

Introduction to policy

Private companion policy

Private companion policy acknowledgment

Role of a private companion

Private Companion Immunization Record


For more information, please contact Fran Cossever, the Manager of the Private Companion Program  by telephone, e-mail or in person:
Phone: 416-785-2500 ext. 3195
E-mail: fcossever@baycrest.org
Office: Brain Health Complex, 2nd Floor, Room 271


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