"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
Scott Johnson is the managing director at the Oakville office of Home Instead Senior Care. Scott has lived in Oakville with his wife Leslie and his daughters Ashley and Alex for over 30 years. He earned a business degree from Ryerson University in 1981, majoring in information technology. Scott started his own business in 1989. His main focus in this business was computer system engineering and technical consulting. Scott became interested in Home Instead Senior Care due to his grandmother`s situation. His grandmother needed to move from her own home to a long term care facility at 99 years of age due to memory problems. Scott said, I often thought that my grandmother could have stayed in her home longer with the help of Home Instead Senior Care. Scott; however, is in a position to help other seniors in that same situation.
Natalie joined Home Instead Senior Care in September of 2018.
Kissmah joined the
Home Instead team in April 2017. Before working with our team Kissmah
worked in the health care industry for 14 years at University Health Network and then
onto another home care company where she learned all about the vastly growing home care industry. Kissmah lives in Milton with her musician of a
husband, son Dustin and her mother. She has finally found her “home” at Home
Instead. She enjoys working with the team and finding the perfect caregiver for
Stephanie Forsyth joined our team in March 2015 as a Staff Coordinator. In that role she worked closely with our client services manager to maintain, schedule and optimize the care provided to our HISC clients. Stephanie and her husband Andy welcomed their first daughter Abigail in May 2017.
Since returning from maternity leave in May 2018 she has taken on her new role as our Home Care Consultant. She is now responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships and new opportunities for HISC Oakville through sales & marketing initiatives within Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
Stephanie has a passion for senior care and understands the value and importance of effectively caring for our aging population. She also recognizes the increasing needs within this vulnerable sector and the stress that it causes them and their families. This knowledge helps Stephanie effectively relay HISC services, their value and the importance of home health care within our service communities and beyond.
Kathy joined Home Instead Senior Care in December of 2010 as a CAREGiver, and joined our office staff as our Administrative Assistant. Kathy has, in the past worked in a retirement home and in a long term care facility in Burlington. Kathy grew up in Toronto, went to St. Josephs High School and graduated from Seneca College with a Coaching Certificate. She also studied Police Sciences. Somewhere along the way Kathy became a professional cook. Kathy did years of volunteer work in the schools of her 5 children as well as the Kinnete Club of Oakville. Recently, she became involved with the Burlington Cancer Society and raised $2,700.00 through her participation in the Two Day Walk to End Cancer. She enjoys family, friends and travel.
Linda joined the HISC Oakville team in August 2018 as our Human Resources Manager. Her main focus is to seek out experienced and compassionate caregivers and PSW's to work on our ever growing team. Linda has extensive experience in the healthcare field, including hospital nurse, long term care administrator and positions in retirement homes working as a Marketing Director and Executive Director. Linda has lived in Oakville for many years where both of her daughters, Lisa and Kim were born and raised.
Janis Richardson joined us in 2013 as Administrative Assistant shortly after receiving her diploma for Medical Office Assistant. She is responsible for accounting functions, including billing, as well as payroll. Janis takes care to guarantee service hours are entered accurately before distributing invoices and pay cheques. Her consistent cheerful nature and attention to detail make her a welcoming face when you enter our office.
Jeannie joined Home Instead in March of 2018 as our Human Resources Manager. She was born and raised in Oakville and has worked as a nurse for many years with most of her career spent right here in Halton. Her main focus has been working with seniors and their families in Retirement Homes, and her role now with Home Instead has shifted slightly so that she is working as our Client Services Manager. Her authentic and compassionate approach, combined with her vast range of skills, knowledge and experience allows her to bridge the gap between families and caregivers, adapting to the ever changing needs of our seniors to provide exceptional continuity of care.
Veronica joined Home Instead in August 2014. She moved to Canada in 2009 and she has in the past worked in long-term care facilities in the United Kingdom and recently in Brandon, Manitoba. She has a passion for caring for people and she often volunteers in her local community. Veronica graduated from the RN program at York University in 2017. Veronica lives in Oakville with her husband, Peter and four children.
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