Our Team

David Bernstein (Owner)

Laurie MountfordDavid spent the first 20 years of his career in consumer oriented businesses working in Toronto, London, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.  He returned to Toronto in 2001 to focus on his family, teaching and his goal to become a small business owner.  With many of his family members deeply involved in seniors’ care, his personal family experiences, and the growing demand for and critical importance of quality care, he decided to commit his career to this area.

His mother is the Director of Volunteer Services at Baycrest (a global leader in geriatric care and sciences), his sister spent many years running the volunteer organization at the Arthritis Society and his uncle sits on the board of Circle of Care.

David has been a volunteer in Palliative care at Baycrest. He also experienced many years of needing various forms of care for his own father – an experience which heavily influenced his desire to move his career into this area.

David and his wife Hayley have become parents to a beautiful daughter Skylar, adding another layer to his spectrum of caregiving!

 

Laurie Mountford (Founder)

Laurie MountfordLaurie Mountford, the founder of Caregiver Services has extensive experience in the non-profit world.

In 2004, she completed a comprehensive course on priority senior issues conducted by the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors. Successful participants complete a thorough examination to earn the Certified Senior Advisor, CSAT designation. She has taken this educational initiative to become a professional leader in meeting the key needs and issues concerning our seniors.

In 2014, Laurie made a decision to devote the bulk of her attention to Country Home Care, an assisted living facility in Stouffville.  This facility offers all the benefits of home style surroundings yet is fully equipped with assistive devices for long term care in a relaxed and loving environment. She remains an integral member of the Caregiver Services Ltd. team

For more information visit www.countryhomecare.ca

 

Marg Taylor

marg-taylorMarg Taylor joined Caregiver Services in February 2009 with a background in office administration, event planning and staffing. She also has many years of experience as a caregiver in both private homes and facilities and has found this experience invaluable in meeting the needs of both our employees and our clients.

Marg leads the day to day operations of our new office located in the Markham Stouffville Hospital Medical Services building. She enjoys the interaction with our clients and staff and the satisfaction that comes from providing the most compatible fit between them.

Marg’s greatest enjoyment is her family life, her four children, her growing family and her family cottage in Muskoka.

 

Cardia Russell

Cardia joined Caregiver Services Ltd. in September of 2014. She helps manage the day to day operations of the business including recruiting the best caregivers and Personal Support Workers, maintaining schedules, and corresponding with staff and clients.

She has spent the last 7 years working as a caregiver and Personal Support Worker herself, and continues to work in the field part-time to ensure she stays connected to her passion and the core of what we do.

Cardia brings a wide array of personal experience to the team which helps her to easily identify with the clients who need care, their families and the caregivers who are providing the care.

“Some of the most rewarding moments in my life have been helping an elderly client return to optimal health, re-live their youthful days through photos, music, sharing their experiences and storytelling” . Working as a Personal Support Worker and administrative staff member for Caregiver Services Ltd. has been a life changing experience. I have truly found my life’s calling and passion.