Life's a Trip!
Life's a Trip originated from an idea to provide travel companion/assistant services for seniors and others who require or desire a little assistance in order to travel and/or participate in recreational, family and community based opportunities. We have since expanded our idea to include recreational companions, a senior "check-in" service and our vehicle delivery service known as our "Southbound Taxi Service".
All of our services are provided with integrity, enthusiasm, compassion and respect and our main focus is on helping people keep the joy of living alive, despite age or any disability.
Vehicle Delivery Service (Southbound Taxi)
Life's a Trip is delighted to have the opportunity to offer a tour guide service for people traveling to one of Canada's most picturesque locations - Central Ontario. We can provide well informed guides who will make your visit to Simcoe County, the Muskoka's, Parry Sound or the Haliburton area an informative, educational, interactive and joyful experience.
On our tours, you'll learn about the natives who inhabited the area; the effect that the Canadian Shield topography had on the development of Muskoka (and sometimes the lack thereof). We'll tell you about the wildlife in the area (yes we have bears, lizards and snakes, bunnies, owls, turtles, and many others critters too!). We'll take you by some of the historic Inns in the area and will tell you about their history. We will take you to see some of the boathouses that Muskoka is known for all over the world and if we're lucky, we might even run into some famous movie stars or hockey players that own some of those properties.
Recreational Companions and Chaperones
Senior Watch Program
We value our staff as much as we value our customers. We take the time to get to know our staff and offer service opportunities only to those individuals who have the emotional and physical energy available to truly give to our customers. We set limits on the number of times our staff travel as companions and also set limits as to how many hours they work in order to ensure that our staff remain fresh, energetic and maintain a well balanced lifestyle of their own.
The majority of our staff members do come from helping professions and are experienced in providing assistance to people with all sorts of needs. All of our staff are trained in first aid and C.P.R.; have provided a recent police clearance and are thoroughly screened to ensure their suitability for our service positions.
Our staff are provided with detailed information about the specifics of your needs and we maintain very close contact with them in order to ensure that you are getting the kind of attention and service you require. We invest in our staff and stake our reputation on the quality of service they provide.
As we have already stated, our staff are as important to us as are our clients and we go to great lengths to ensure the safety and well-being of everybody. In the event of bad weather, your outings may have to be rescheduled or alternate arrangements may have to be made. We don't allow our companions or chaperones to perform activities that may be detrimental to themselves hence we won't accompany people on activities or to destinations, that we feel may be dangerous.
Confidentiality and Discretion
All of our people are trained to use the utmost discretion in performing our services. We don't promote the fact that we are paid assistants or "watchers", we are simply your companions and helpers. We are an extension of your family when your family can't be there. Likewise, all of our staff have signed confidentiality agreements and are trained in all aspects of maintaining your privacy.