Do you have a loved one, close relative, or friend that is lonely or isolated and/or in a long-term care facility in Guelph, Ontario?

Are you too busy or distant to visit on a frequent basis?

If so, let me visit that person for you!

Time Well Spent is a friendly and dependable one-on-one visitation service for the elderly, ill and disabled, serving Guelph, Ontario.

Jennifer with Anita

Over many years I have spent volunteering with seniors, I was made aware of the great need for people to have company from the "outside" just to listen and talk, one-on-one. At the same time, I noticed that many of my friends struggled to care for their loved ones while simultaneously working, raising a family, volunteering, and engaging in other activities. I realized that I could apply my love of people of all ages to fill what I see as a geniune need and founded Time Well Spent to provide the attention that many may be missing.

I can help you by consistently visiting your loved one and engaging with them in personalized activities that nursing staff or other volunteers cannot always provide. I will personalize visits and activities to suit the particular needs and abilities of your loved one. I will spend quality time with your loved one, whether I am holding their hand beside their bedside, playing a game, going for a walk, or joining them for a meal.

I am also available for the family when you can't be there at the end of life cycle. I have been trained through Hospice Wellington and will visit, give family updates and personally support your loved one during this time.

Personalized activities may include:

  • Bi-weekly, weekly, monthly, or one-time visits
  • Visits in either a continuing care facility or private home
  • Building relationships through consistent visits
  • Stimulating conversation discussing current and historical events, reminiscing about the past
  • Participating in crafts such as scrapbooking, painting and ceramics
  • Gardening activities
  • Interactive games to stimulate mental awareness
  • Engaging in recreational activities and events happening in their place of residence
  • Reading books, magazines, newspapers, and faith-based literature
  • Tea parties for two or more with a real antique china tea set
  • Genealogy activities, including recording stories from the past
  • Renting/watching movies
  • Writing letters
  • Participating in musical activities
  • Light baking
  • Short outings such as visiting a local coffee shop or taking a trip to the mall

Additional Services Available

  • Organizing mail, paying bills
  • Grocery shopping or running errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation, catering to specific health needs
  • Taking photos of your loved one in action
  • Weekly/monthly reports to reassure distant relatives (via telephone or email)
  • Family member updates with photos and/or videos via Facebook
  • Skype dates with family members
  • Connecting your loved one to other local community organizations
  • Planning and catering birthdays, family get-togethers, and other special events

Brochure

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Rates

Rates are available on request. Services are available: short term, bi-weekly, or weekly. 2 hr. minimum. Personalized to client's needs. Gift certificates are also available. VAC health identification cards accepted. Insured. Current police check available on request.

Contact

Please contact me to discuss an appropriate visiting arrangement for your loved one.

Jennifer Fischer
Guelph, Ontario
Phone: (519) 822-2308
Email: jenn@timewellspentontario.com

Quote of the Month

"When hands reach out in friendship, hearts are touched with joy."

Testimonials

We are privileged to have Jennifer Fischer work in the capacity of companion for our mother who is bed ridden. Jennifer is pleasant, dependable and invests not only her time but also her emotions. Her approach is relaxed and friendly bringing in laughter and amusement, which helps alleviate some of the loneliness and boredom that may occur when illness strikes.
- Francine Allaire

I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for several years. Compassionate, caring and warm, Jennifer builds solid connections with people and has a strong commitment to whatever she takes on. Jennifer exudes her love for others and is gifted in seeing the needs around her. Truly, Jennifer is all about helping people!
- April Burrows, General Manager, Strive Inc.

I have known Jennifer Fischer for over 20 years. Jennifer is a very kind, compassionate, trustworthy lady who desires the very best in lifestyles of individuals. I know that she would be a great person to help isolated individuals & seniors feel comfortable and worthwhile, bringing out the best in each different situation.
- Connie Spencer (former secretary of Parkview Church)

I have known Jennifer for over 28 years, during which time I was a Nurse Manager & Director of Patient and Resident Information Services at St. Joseph's Hospital. I was able to observe Jennifer first hand as she lovingly and faithfully visited a senior resident in St Joseph's Home for several years. I was very impressed with her dedication and genuine care for seniors. When I think of Jennifer I think of someone who is pleasant, trustworthy, dependable and hard working. There is no one I would rather have to care for me or my loved ones than Jennifer and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly visitor for their loved ones.
- Mavis Chrissley, R.N.