Your Home Instead Senior Care in Etobicoke possess a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the Etobicoke area including Bloor West Village & West Toronto. It's the reason why they were chosen to serve seniors and their families.
When you're ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.
It's that simple. This is all we do and because the
home care services your loved one or friend needs must come from someone you trust locally, Home Instead Senior Care office is passionate about exceeding the needs of the elderly in our community. We're not a giant corporation run from the top down - we're a community-based, friendly and responsive office right here in Etobicoke.
Home Care specialists at (416) 239-2200 and they can schedule a complimentary in-home visit to discuss your needs and answer all of your questions
Today, many relationships are formed daily through
CAREGivers who provide home care help to clients and their families who desire assistance with activities that used to be simple. Tasks like grabbing a can of soup from the top shelf, opening the mail, reading a book, folding laundry, tying shoelaces or scrapbooking family history are not as easy as they used to be for many seniors.
Working with seniors is something that was instilled upon me from a young age by my mother. When my mother was a volunteer visitor I would occasionally join her on her visits to see Katarina when I was about 8 years old. Katarina was Russian and spoke only a little bit of English. I still remember that Katarina would be in absolute amazement when I would put the straw in my drinking box – she had never seen anything like it and I would show her how it worked! In sharing the same passion with my mother, I continued on during my high school years volunteering at a Long Term Care facility & volunteer visiting also. Later in life when my grandmother was in Long Term Care, just over an hour away, I regularly went to visit her with my three children until she passed away in 2010. Seeing the enjoyment that she would get watching the children run around and engage her was priceless and truly memorable. Being the owner of Etobicoke’s Home Instead Senior Care allows me to work at my passion and sincerely feel like I am making a difference in a senior’s life. I am honored to have the privilege to provide services to our clients and it is something I take very personally.
Navaz comes from a background of operations, retail development and facilities management. He is used to wearing many “hats” and has been part of numerous projects, events and milestones. Navaz will continue to develop himself in the role of Managing Director. He will focus on the continued success of the team. He intends on giving back to the community by supporting Etobicoke’s senior population. Navaz is focused on driving results with the spotlight on building relationships.
Born in Denmark, Navaz came to Canada when he was 2 years old. He grew up in Toronto and absolutely loves this city. He travels when he can, especially to sporting events. He also loves to play hockey, basketball and softball. He is quite active and spends a lot of his free time with friends and family. Recently, Navaz got engaged to a very special woman and he is very exited about the impending wedding.
In his role, Dan Gallagher lets healthcare
professionals in the Etobicoke and Mississauga area know about Home Instead Senior Care
Services and helps families find immediate care in emergency situations.
He will responsible for connecting Home Instead Senior Care
in the Etobicoke and Mississauga communities. Dan was selected because of his keen
interest in seniors and his desire to help them maintain their independent
lifestyle. Dan will be out in the Etobicoke and Mississauga communities working with our
community partners presenting our public education programs and sharing
how Home Instead can help seniors and their families. Dan will also be
involved in the community supporting non profit and other organizations
that serve seniors.
Marie worked in the Service Coordinator role for 3 years and accordingly, knows the importance of building
solid relationships with both clients and CAREGivers. Also, with an
educational background in Psychology and Social Service work, as well as her
experience caring for seniors in her community, Marie is able to better
understand the needs of a loved one and their family members. In order to ensure that our clients receive quality care, Marie will focus on listening to the needs of our CAREGivers and supporting their ongoing growth and development through such pursuits as Home Instead Education.
Paul grew up in the westend and is grateful to now be able support his community. His career with Home Instead has given him the opportunity to connect with the vast amount of resources that exist to family CAREGivers and their senior loved ones, including those provided by Home Instead Senior Care. He is a good listener and will do his best to understand your unique needs and present you with only the very best of options. His goal is return family caregivers to the role of spouses, sons and daughters and seniors to higher quality of life, by ensuring that your CAREGiver and solutions are "best-fit".
As the Client Care Coordinator, Diane’s focus is Quality Assurance. She ensures that the client is receiving the highest standard of care. By working with the client and their family, as well as the CAREGiver, she ensures the communication is always open to achieve and maintain that goal. Diane has a background working in elder care in a physical rehabilitation role. As well, caring for her father who lived with Alzheimer’s Disease and later was in palliative care has given Diane a very personal approach to her role.
As a Registered Practical Nurse, Ildiko has many years of experience working with seniors in the community. It is her passion to provide compassionate care for the aging community. Ildiko was also a Registered Nurse in Hungary and the European Union. Growing up she took pride of her aunt’s work who was a community nurse at that time. Ildiko was amazed how much her aunt was able to help people in her community. She feels very fortunate being a part of the Mississauga Homeinstead team as a Client Care Coordinator, and looking forward to support clients, families and caregivers. In her free time Ildiko enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog.
After over a decade of working in the customer service and entertainment industry, Kevin, knowing there was something else out there for him, went back to school, enrolling himself in the Social Service Worker program at George Brown College. With no idea where it may lead but a passion for working with people, Kevin found himself in a three-month school placement in a long-term care home where he instantly fell in love with the work and the older age community. A winter placement quickly turned into a summer contract as part of the programming department, which then led to Kevin starting his own small personal-care work business called Kevin’s Care. After three wonderful years, Kevin felt he was ready for another change; this time, a change that would allow him to help seniors on an even larger scale. That’s when he found Home Instead Senior Care. Kevin is now thrilled to be the new Community Sales Representative for Etobicoke and to be a valued member of this compassionate team who are leading the way in in-home senior care.
Karen has worked in customer service for over 35 years. She chose to work in Senior Care because she is very passionate that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect no matter what age they are. Karen likes to take on challenges and will do her best to get the job done properly. She takes pride in any job she does. I am a very compassionate and caring person with a bubbly fun personability. I am also a very trust worthy and honest person. And I am honoured to be working with such an amazing company and great co-workers.
As the On Call Coordinator Georgia brings her love for helping others to the role. She brings a lengthy background of over 25 years in Client Service and is committed to providing stellar service to both the clients and the Caregivers.
"Ever since I was a young girl I have always had a passion for working with seniors and the vulnerable in the community and I feel it is especially important to help those that are not fully capable of helping themselves".
Over the past few years I have had my own personal experiences with dealing with some of the many issues and challenges the elderly are faced with, which helps me to empathize and understand our Home Instead clients on a deeper level.
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Although born in Toronto, Melissa has called several cities home but recently returned to Etobicoke. It’s a neighbourhood that she loves and looks forward to shining light on the many services that Home Instead offers, in order to support this community’s seniors. She enjoys working with people and bringing a smile to the face of everyone she encounters. As an artist she sees beauty in everything, even the smallest of things. She is conscious to pay attention to her surroundings so that she does not miss out on anyone or any moment; it is important that she enjoys the opportunities of conversation, fix a wrong doing or make someone’s day. She is excited to be able to support Home Instead in many areas, ensuring that we exceed the expectations of both our clients and CAREGivers.
As a Recruitment Coordinator, Maria is responsible for hiring the most qualified CAREGivers. Maria has a degree in Psychology and a Master degree in Human Resources Manager which helps her to have the necessary skills to recruit staff. Having 5 years of experience as a recruiter she knows how important it is to get high-qualified CAREGivers to represent Home Instead Senior Care. Working in the senior care industry makes Maria very happy because she feels she can make a difference to their lives giving them the respectful care they deserve.
As the Education Coordinator, Jennifer believes that the best way to
improve the quality of life for seniors receiving our care, is to ensure
that our CAREGivers and office staff, (as well as interested community
members), receive high quality, practical training on an ongoing basis.
Jennifer's prior work experience with Home Instead Senior Care is as a
CAREGiver and Client Care Coordinator. She has additional work
experience in rehabilitation and health education and achieved two
science related degrees (Physiotherapy and Kinesiology). Her work and
educational experience combine to make her an advocate and valuable
educational resource for seniors and the individuals caring for them.
As the Office Manager, Ramona recognizes the importance and value of providing high-quality services to our CAREGivers, our office employees and our clients. Her extensive experience as office manager and her background in accounting are serving her in managing the payroll, accounting, client invoicing and all other day to day office challenges here at Home Instead. Ramona loves multi-tasking and helping people. She is very excited to be part of the Home Instead Senior Care team because she gets to do what she loves. In her spare time, Ramona likes to get outside and spend time with her family.
It has been such a comfort to know that CAREGivers from Home Instead visit with my father daily. There are many miles that separate our family, so knowing Dad is in good hands makes it easier for us. Their kindness & attention to detail do not go unnoticed. The office staff are very good at juggling the schedule & offering suggestions to improve the time spent with him. They are willing to accommodate many little extras that would be difficult to accomplish from afar. Thank you to the entire team !
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