Meet the Team
Ilana Arrobas, senior placement agent at Loving Care Family Services, has been placing nannies and caregivers since 2007. Ilana is a mother to five beautiful children and knows how important it is to find the right fit for your family. On a quest to find the perfect nanny, Ilana realized how difficult the process was and decided to establish a service to help other families. Ilana studied Early Childhood Education at George Brown College and was a teacher for 8 years working with children with special education needs. Prior to establishing Loving Care, Ilana specialized in placing nannies and caregivers, helping families for short term and on-call help. With her years of experience, she is able to help you establish the needs for your children or parents. Ilana understands how difficult it may be to leave your loved ones in the care of a stranger and is ready to help you through this transition.
Caroline Windwar is an RN, EPC and A&S Broker specializing in health and long-term care insurance. She has more than 15 years of experience as a Home Support Supervisor providing ongoing training, coaching and performance management to a team of Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) and nurses in the community. Caroline moved on to spend another 13 years managing Baycrest Homecare Services assessing client care and allocating hours for services offered through an available government grant.
Caroline has earned the recognition of colleagues as a highly knowledgeable and sought-out consultant. She is a leader in her field providing seniors with high quality services and products that best suit their lives and circumstances. As an advisor, she understands seniors’ needs and always offers affordable protection with respect and understanding.
She is currently working with Ontario Blue Cross on health insurance solutions for Canadians and is a member of the Registered Nursing Association of Ontario.
Adam Sporta, PT, MSCPT
Adam Saporta is a duly qualified registered physiotherapist licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario. He received an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Biology at York University and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. He has been treating patients since 2006 in hospital, community and private settings. His physiotherapy approach is focused on education, prevention of disease and injury and overall wellness. He has been a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations since 2008. He is on the Executive Committee for the Orthopedic Division of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has also completed further training in manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise prescription. In addition, Adam is authorized to seek government funding for assistive devices including walkers and ambulatory aids. As a physiotherapist for St. Johns Rehab Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and various private clinics, he has worked with patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, with orthopedic injuries, amputations, burns, geriatrics and post-hospital deconditioning. He is also a longstanding affiliate member of the Lifesaving Society teaching First Aid and CPR to health care professionals and students. Adam is passionate about helping others improve their overall wellness. Please contact him for all of your physiotherapy needs.
Mercedes Ibghi, B.AM, LL.B
Mercedes Ibghi, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public has been part of the Loving Care family from day one, assisting our clients with their applications for the Live In Caregiver Program.Mercedes has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since February 2002. She then went on to work for a law firm wherein she completed her articling. During her employment, she worked mainly on international business and immigration law – had dealings with many foreign businesses from all over the world which were interested in incorporating their business in Canada and also assisted in obtaining the necessary permits to have foreign workers come to Canada. Mercedes continued to work there until November 2002 when she took a leave to have her first child.
Shortly thereafter, she began developing her own firm on a part-time basis. Her main focus was her daughter and she wanted to ensure she spent as much time as possible with her. She was a stay-at-home mom until September 2004, when she accepted employment at “Collège Boréal” as a professor of their legal assistant program. Mercedes continued to work on legal files and focused mainly on immigration. She slowly developed her practice and now also specializes in Family Law. Mercedes also gives general legal advice in areas of criminal and family at the Clinique Juridique Francophone on a weekly basis and also provides legal advice to women who are victims of domestic violence when needed. Mercedes now has three beautiful daughters, ages 8, 4 and 3. In order to be able to balance work and family, Mercedes sponsored a live-in caregiver, Emily, which has now been part of her family for two years. She praises Emily every day for assisting her and her family.Mercedes receives great pleasure from helping others and enjoys working as part of our team.Mercedes says, “My ultimate personal satisfaction is when my clients are themselves satisfied!”
The Heart Payroll Team
We consider HeartPayroll to be part of our team. We coordinate closely with these payroll experts to make sure that all your payroll and tax needs are met. No payroll service in Canada works with more households. Together we make employing a nanny or caregiver as painless as possible. WSIB registration, pay stubs, direct deposit, t4s, remitting to the CRA… we handle all the finer points of setting up and maintaining your household’s payroll.