Companion Program

Providing care and compassion

The Companion Program was created in 2002 by families of Louis Brier residents who wanted their loved ones to have additional quality care and companionship beyond what is provided in the care package. The program, supported by the Weinberg Residence administration, offers you and your family the opportunity to arrange for caring individuals to spend additional quality time with you or your loved ones.

If you or your family wishes to have additional support, services may be requested through the Companion Program. The program’s manager will find an appropriate match with one of over 100 in-house companions. Families are welcome to participate in this process.

Companions supplement the care provided by Weinberg Residence staff; they do not replace it. Services provided by companions can include:

  • Social companionship
  • Accompaniment on outings and personal appointments
  • Personal meal assistance
  • Additional showers and/or baths
  • Additional personal assistance
  • Additional exercise assistance
  • Light housekeeping

Companions are independent contractors who are paid directly by you or your family at a mutually agreed upon hourly wage. They are not employees of the Weinberg Residence.

For more information, or to arrange companion services, please contact JoAnne Fernando, Companion Program Manager, at 604.267.4757.