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

At Your Service 24/7 in Sudbury, ON

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (705) 523-1600 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

owners.jpgWe have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.

When you're ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.​​​ ​​

Lisette Wirta

Lisette Wirta

​Your Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in her community. It's the reason why she was chosen to serve seniors and their families right here in Sudbury, ON. Learn more about her passion for making a difference in the lives of seniors in your community.


Wayne Wirta - Director of Operations

Wayne Wirta - Director of Operations

​Wayne is an important part of the Home Instead Family and will ensure his team is providing excellent client service to the senior community in the Greater Sudbury and Algoma District.   He has a natural knack when it comes to leadership and continuous support to his team and colleagues.   His patience and understanding is a quality that will be an asset in moving forward with the future of our services and our community.  He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping and family time at the lake.  Wayne has been an important part of the Home Instead Family for many years but now, he is looking forward to continuing his support by accepting a position as Director of Operations at the Home Instead Office in Sudbury. 


Nikki Sage - Home Care Consultant

Nikki Sage - Home Care Consultant

 

What are the common characteristics often used to describe Nikki? Well she has been told by her peers that she has a driven personality, a positive attitude and dedicated work ethic!

Nikki started her career with Home Instead Senior Care back in 2015 coordinating the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The success of that event launched her journey in enhancing the lives of older adults as she transitioned into a full time Community Outreach Coordinator. Within her four years as a Community Outreach Coordinator, Nikki has developed many partnerships, organized various community events, and positioned the company as a trusted resource in the community. Nikki loves working for a company that is dedicated to helping others and is motivated by endeavors that make a difference in her community. For example, she is a co-host of Ageing in Action TV show on Eastlink and organizes the ever-growing Ageing in Place Symposium. Nikki provides various educational presentations, works with her team on special projects and coordinates community events.  Nikki's educational background in Theater Arts has allowed her to take her creativity and dynamic personality with her in her work pursuits, which gives her a unique advantage over her colleagues

 

In her personal life, Nikki is married to her husband Bryan and they live together with two fur babies named Lola and Jasmine. In her spare time Nikki enjoys singing, songwriting and most importantly being a fur mama!

 


Cassandra Fortin - Inquiry Specialist

Cassandra Fortin - Inquiry Specialist

Since my start at Home Instead, I have learned so much about our community and the great people who make it. My goal as the Inquiry Specialist is to continue to build trust and emotional connection with others and always bring to mind a true Home Instead experience. I am dedicated to working hard in the effort to help other people, while at the same time, providing an old fashioned quality of life for my family. Outside of work, my family and photographing people are my passions.


Kendall Karoglan - Home Care Consultant

Kendall Karoglan - Home Care Consultant

Kendall graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2016. She began her journey with Home Instead Senior Care as personal support worker, and in 2018 took over the role of Home Care Consultant. Kendall is currently servicing the North Bay and West Nipissing areas.

 

Kendall brings forth a positive attitude, and enthusiasm to her role. With her outgoing personality and experience, Kendall is able brighten the lives of clients, and build community partnerships. Outside of work, Kendall will spend her time hanging out with her two dogs and family. Often times in the summer, she will be out drag racing!


Natalie Chauvin - Office Coordinator

Natalie Chauvin - Office Coordinator

With 13 years experience in the Health Care field and customer service.  Natalie has joined the Home Instead Senior Care team confidently in her new role as Office Coordinator.  Her willingness and dedication to helping the elderly and their families within our community is done with great passion and with an open heart.

Natalie's communication and listening are just a few skills out of many and one of her greatest attributes.  She is always willing to contribute in any way possible.

Natalie also enjoys spending time with her dog Diesel by her side.  They as a duo go kayaking and camping as a few examples, also she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.


Amanda Clement - Key Player Assistant

Amanda Clement - Key Player Assistant

​We would like to introduce a new member of the team, Amanda Clement. Amanda has a diploma for Occupational therapist assistant/ Physiotherapist assistant, she worked as s physiotherapist assistant for four years. She then went back to school and has been working on her Human Resources Management certificate through Cambrian College. Amanda is excited to be joining us as our Team Player Assistant. 


Sabrie Larabie - Service Coordinator

Sabrie Larabie - Service Coordinator

Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) is proud to introduce Sabrie Larabie as our new Lead Service Coordinator.  Sabrie has seven years of experience as a Personal Support Worker (PSW).  She began her journey with HISC in 2014, and with her background as a PSW and her ability to always add a little human touch, she has proven to be a great example when assisting seniors and their families in our community.  Sabrie has accepted the role as Lead Service Coordinator in October 2019 and we are delighted to have her on our team in our Sudbury home office. Her passion for helping others and making life enjoyable for our clients and our caregivers is undeniably a great asset for us all.

 

Sabrie's life principles include providing the best quality of life for her two beautiful children. On occasion, she takes the time to enjoy watching sports on television and appreciates spending time with her family and friends.



Kim Wagg - Director of Client Care

Kim Wagg - Director of Client Care

Kim is a Registered Practical Nurse, a Peri-operative Nurse and a certified Human Resource Manager with a background in Education. These skills enable her to determine the strategic direction of client care services to promote organizational effectiveness.

 

She participates on several Committees within the city of Sudbury and actively participates in discussions and plans that promote and support our communities senior population.

She is delighted to have accepted a seat on the Community Advisory Board with a mandate of supporting the CAST program to facilitate the transition from hospital to home. She is an active patient family adviser within Health sciences North as well as actively participating on the MHLTC Patient Engagement Panel. They collaboratively offer input that affects the direction of services within our province.

As an active member sitting on the Board of Directors within Counsel at The College of Nurses, it is her privilege to be part of the decision making process that affects the scope of practice within the field of nursing as it directly relates to protecting public safety. She is proud to have been appointed to the Registration Committee, Conduct Committee, Fitness to Practice as well as the Finance Committee within the College of Nurses.

As a manager, educator and care giver, she ensures that the delivery of care fo her team is compassionate and knowledgeable while maintaining the dignity and independence of our clients .

 

"She has worked within the hospital, community, business and educational systems' throughout her career with a mandate to be part of the change that needs to continuously evolve within the


Dorthy McEwen - Bookkeeper

Dorthy McEwen - Bookkeeper

Dorthy has joined the Home Instead Team in November of 2019 she brings extensive office experience; for the last 20 years her focus has been on bookkeeping and accounting data entry using QuickBooks. She is dependable and hardworking with excellent organizational and communication skills. In addition, her logical thinking and sense of humour have enabled her to overcome difficult situations.

Dorthy is a proud mother and grandmother and leads a quiet life with her canine girl, Bailey.



Gisele Fournier - On Call Coordinator

Gisele Fournier - On Call Coordinator

Gisele joins the Home Instead family with a background in client relationship and demand management.  For the past 33 years she's worked as a federal public servant and has gained extensive experience working closely with numerous clients and customers.  Her knowledge and understanding of client satisfaction and customer service will undoubtedly be an asset to the HISC team.

 

She is a mother of two adult children and has three beautiful grand-children (Laurianne, Lukas and Kaleb).  She is definitely a city girl but loves going to camp to hang-out with family and friends.



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