About Me

           Your Caring Companion was founded by

  Yvonne E. Bakker to support her vision of a first-rate personalized companionship service that would treat

         people with respect, compassion and dignity

      by elevating the well-being and comfort of those

            loved ones she is fortunate enough 

                   to be a caring companion for. 

 Making a positive difference... each and every visit!

 

Yvonne E. Bakker 

Yvonne is experienced, educated, and committed to ensuring a high-quality of life for all of her cherished clients.  She has passed the rigorous background checks you would expect.  Your Caring Companion is a licensed business.

Hailing from The Netherlands, Yvonne's family immigrated to Canada in the 60's, landing in Northern Ontario.  Later, having moved to British Columbia, Yvonne settled down and raised two lovely children of her own - a daughter and son.
 

Crediting her parents with raising her with old fashioned values, Yvonne naturally gravitated to being part of a senior care team.

Yvonne began specializing in companionship in 1990 and has been very passionate about providing excellent compassionate and consistent care ever since.

"I love being able to care for seniors and respecting their need to stay as independent as possible.  I believe this supports their vitality and provides much needed dignity and feelings of accomplishment.  If they are not able, I pride myself in finding out what activities bring them enjoyment in the present.  Of course, it is always helpful to know from families what interests their loved ones enjoyed in the past and to continue that, in any way possible."


Yvonne has spent time volunteering at special places such as: Senior Services Society, Edmond's Community Centre, and Harmony Court Assistant Living side, as well as the Care Centre side.  Currently, Yvonne is volunteering at the George Derby Centre where she can be found doing any number of activities with, and for, seniors.

 

What a professional says:
 

As a former volunteer manager, I met Yvonne in 2005 when she came into our office to volunteer her time with our seniors.  During the interview, I sensed her compassionate nature and knew she would make an excellent companion for seniors wanting to maintain their independence.  Yvonne was matched with a client and through contact with this client, I knew she found Yvonne to be trustworthy, considerate, kind, communicated clearly, and always conducted herself with integrity and often went out of her way to be more than helpful.  I know that Yvonne continues to be passionate about helping seniors maintain their quality of life.  I feel Yvonne has chosen the right career path and will be an excellent, friendly companion.  I highly recommend her as your caring companion. - Wendy Doyle, 

Senior Services Volunteer Manager, 

New Westminster, BC

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