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​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

The Home Instead Senior Care Halifax Team

Welcome to Home Instead Senior Care. We are Nova Scotia’s trusted source of companionship and non-medical home care for older adults.  We have a team of trained, dependable and compassionate CAREGivers who can assist with light housekeeping, companionship and personal care.

We place a high priority on creating a compatible match between CAREGivers and clients. The bond that develops is one that fosters independence, and promotes well-being.

Compassionate staff members are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your needs. We offer a free, no obligation in-home consultation with you and your loved ones. Our team will work with you to determine the services that best fit your needs.

With over 150 CAREGivers on staff, we are sure to find a great match!
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Alice McCarron - President

Alice McCarron - President

As President, Alice oversees and manages all areas of the business. She has over 20 years' experience working in and providing counsel to health care and seniors care companies.

Prior to acquiring Home Instead Senior Care, Alice was the Vice President of Public Relations and practice lead for Colour Creative Persuasion. Before Colour, she was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for Heritage Gas and previously General Manager for Stericycle.

Outside of her practice, Alice has actively engaged in a number of initiatives to build a better community.  She is a shareholder and board member of Chebucto Pockwock Lake Wind Field Limited. She also serves on Committees for the IWK Health Foundation, Saint Mary's University and Thyroid Cancer Care Nova Scotia. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Board of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and was a member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce's Provincial Affairs Policy Committee.

Alice has a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University and an MBA from Saint Mary's University. 


Brittany Keough - Relationship Manager

Brittany Keough - Relationship Manager

As Relationship Manager, Brittany connects with families and community members by presenting Public Education Programs and sharing how the Home Instead Senior Care team can work to deliver home care solutions. She is also responsible enhancing and maintaining relationships with new and existing referral sources. Brittany believes strongly in a collaborative approach to care and takes pride in the knowledge she has gained since joining the Home Instead team in June 2015 and she is passionate about ensuring clients are receiving the best care possible.

Brittany graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Certificate in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. Her personal experience with her grandfather's Alzheimer's disease, made her realize the need for professional care and assistance.

When Brittany is not working, she loves taking yoga and barre classes, spending time at her cottage, travelling and going on walks her dapple miniature dachshund, Enso.

​bkeough@homeinstead.com​


Sheilah MacDonald - Human Resources Manager

Sheilah MacDonald - Human Resources Manager

Brad Landry – Manager of Client Care Services

Brad Landry – Manager of Client Care Services

Recently leaving a 15-year career as a ground service ambulance paramedic in Nova Scotia, Brad has always had a passion for helping people in the communities he served, but more specifically the senior population. 

Originally from Pomquet, Nova Scotia, he has worked with many seniors over the years, providing fall prevention presentations, conducting senior’s health clinics and has worked with many elderly clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and many other health related issues.  To say the least, Brad has always has his finger on the pulse when it comes to better understanding the needs and requirements of the seniors.  Brad believes that the ‘seniors’ population is filled with wisdom and knowledge and have the best stories to share.

Brad was formerly an educator for paramedics at MedaVie Health Ed and has been involved on many boards and committees in the healthcare sector which deals and focuses on safety prevention and mental health.  Brad comes to Home Instead Senior Care with a whelm of knowledge and experience in his pre-hospital care and believes in building strong relationships with our clients which is essential to strengthening and supporting our already strong foundation. 

Brad spends his time in nature by the ocean and visits many different beaches on his days off.  He also likes going for long drives throughout Nova Scotia to learn about the different dynamics of this province. Above all, he enjoys time with his two children and his partner, Nicole and her two children. 


Tammy Lovett - Client Care Coordinator

Tammy Lovett - Client Care Coordinator

Before moving to Nova Scotia in 2000 with her twin sister, Tammy attended Concordia University and majored in Sociology, though, Tammy was always drawn towards Gerontology. Once Tammy came to this realization, that her passion was to care to the elderly, she pursued a career in nursing and has worked as an LPN since 2003. 

Prior to working with Home Instead, Tammy worked in Long Term Care and then in the community with the VON. Tammy is exited to bring her knowledge and skills she’s gained in her past roles to the team at Home Instead and she is glad she can continue with her nursing experience to make a difference in our clients lives. She is passionate about fulfilling client’s needs so they can remain independent in their homes for as long as possible. 

When Tammy isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with my son, daughter and husband.


Ellen Gaudet - Staffing Advisor

Ellen Gaudet - Staffing Advisor

​As Staffing Advisor, Ellen works to ensure all aspects of the office are running smoothly. She manages employees' schedules, and also assists the client services team in identifying compatible personalities when matching CAREGivers with clients.

Ellen graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. Her interest in social work as well as her personal experience with her grandfather's advanced dementia attracted her to the field of professional care and assistance.

When she is not working, Ellen enjoys decorating cakes, watching horror films, and visiting animals at local shelters.


Deena El-Ziftawi - Staffing Advisor

Deena El-Ziftawi - Staffing Advisor

​As Staffing Advisor, Deena helps in managing CAREGiver schedules while keeping in mind client needs, to assist in making the perfect fit. As a graduate of Dalhousie University focusing in psychology, Deena enjoys finding CAREGiver/client matches that will provide a comfortable, successful relationship. As well, Deena is completing her Disability  Management Certificate at Dalhousie University, and is eager to apply those skills on the office Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

When Deena is not working, she enjoys spending her time with friends or relaxing by a pool or ocean. Deena volunteers as a General Representative for the Nova Scotia Research Ethics Board, and enjoys the challenge and interesting content of this position. Deena is as well a former member of the World Youth Choir and Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and loves to spend her free time singing and playing piano!


Samantha Clattenburg - Staffing Advisor

Samantha Clattenburg - Staffing Advisor

​Samantha joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in August 2019. She had been out of the workforce for 8 years from crippling arthritis, Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and spinal damage.

Samantha has a background in sales and fitness, her fitness career came to an abrupt halt in 2009 after it was determined to be more damaging than helpful. She then worked as a travel agent. As of 2011 Samantha was unable to work anymore.

Ventures like painting pet portraits from home, and starting her own radio show and blog, kept her busy for a few years but she yearned to be working a normal job again.

Samantha is very excited to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team, where she can work from home, with an understanding team of people, and know that she is helping others in need. She hopes to retire with the company.

Samantha describes herself as a very empathetic and compassionate person, with a good sense of humour and a loud laugh. She loves to write, cook, bake, knit, watch documentaries and read in her spare time.


Ian Burke - Recruitment Coordinator

Ian Burke - Recruitment Coordinator

As Recruitment Coordinator, Ian helps people discover the rewards and challenges of being a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care, while ensuring that new hires have the right skills and personality to make a difference in the life of a senior. He believes that enhancing the lives of seniors starts with having a team of great CAREGivers, and he is passionate about finding “Hidden Jems”: people who are already great CAREGivers but haven't considered a career in caregiving yet. 

Ian’s 101-year-old grandfather has received services from a Home Instead CAREGiver for the past 10 years. Ian saw the difference that CAREGivers made in the life of his grandfather and wanted to help other seniors remain at home as they handle the challenges associated with aging.  

In addition to his role in the office, Ian works casually as a CAREGiver. While he took on the role in 2017 to enhance his ability to recruit and hire CAREGivers, he has since discovered his own passion for caregiving. What he enjoys most about caregiving is learning about client’s lives and helping them handle the challenges associated with Alzheimer’s. Ian finds that the intimate understanding he has gained from being a CAREGiver, has helped him tremendously when sharing information about the role with future staff. 

When Ian is not working, Ian enjoys reading the news, spending time with friends, learning new skills, and playing chess with his grandfather.   


Jim Murwin - Accounting Manager

Jim Murwin - Accounting Manager

Jim is the Accounting Manager and views his job as a new chapter on his career path. A graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program he received a Gold “V” award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the University community. He brings to this position extensive accounting experience gained, over the years, from working in the automotive, hospitality and residential property management industries.

He provides timely and accurate information to staff and clients and works within the administrative team to help achieve continued growth and profitability for Home Instead.  Jim is a traveller at heart and enjoys planning vacations with his wife and fine-tuning his cooking skills.


Kandace Hewlett - On Call Coordinator

Kandace Hewlett - On Call Coordinator

As On Call Coordinator, Kandace provides support to our team by being on call a few times a month. 

Kandace completed Eastern College’s Medical Administrative program and attended Mount Saint Vincent University for three years of a Bachelor of Arts. When she joined Home Instead Senior Care on a work placement initiative her administrative talents were quickly utilized.

Kandace, a former member of MSVU’s Basketball team, still plays basketball weekly in a women’s league, loves to hit the gym, and enjoys spending time with her grandmother. Kandace also enjoys a good scare and thoroughly loves horror movies.


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