"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.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for your interest in our services. I was first introduced to Home Instead Senior Care when I started working at Home Instead Senior Care's Global Headquarters. I was the Business Performance Manager for the owners of Home Instead Senior Care offices throughout Canada and nine states in the U.S. Through these experiences I quickly realized how so many lives were being positively impacted by the flexible and customized services we could offer. At the same time, my family was caring for our grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and the realities of caring for an aging loved one affected my outlook on how care could be delivered. Victoria and I knew we could play a critical role in caring for others and this aligned with our passions.
Victoria is responsible for training all of our CAREGivers in our Alzheimer's CARE Training. She also conducts educational workshops in the community on Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, directed at individuals who are interested in learning more about this disease.
I was born and raised in London, Ontario, attending public, & high school as well as a nursing program with the Ontario Department of Health. I married a wonderful serviceman and we had the great opportunity to travel through some of Canada raising 2 sons. I am also the very proud Gramma of 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I can not tell you how blessed I was to be able to care for my mother in law for 8 years as we as a family ventured through her dementia and face some of those tough challenges. As well I provided nursing care for both of my parents during their last 5 years, being able to keep them in their home until and then walking that journey with them providing palliative care. During my many years of nursing I have had the chance to add to my educational knowledge with so many courses some being a specialty course in Palliative Care Level ll, Alzheimer's training, GPA, Montesorri training for dementia care, taught part time activation in long term care through Fanshawe College, taught PSW night program at Wheable - cognitive impairment, mental health, death and dying and communication. I have just recently completed my ASIST training which has given me the chance to help those suffering with depression and suicidal tendencies. It has truly been an honour to mentor over 200 students during my nursing career. I have worked in geriatric nursing for the past 35 years and was fortunate to also work in a specialty nursing unit at Children's Hospital for 5 years. I have been a Recreational Director of a Long Term Care facility for 20 of those years, assisted with opening of a new Retirement Residence, the training of all staff, and implementing a recreational program prior to hiring a recreation coordinator. I have held the position of Director of Care at a Retirement Home and sat on many different committees. I can not tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of the Home Instead family. James and Victoria not only have a mission and vision statement that they understand and believe but they live it and teach it every day. Home Instead walks the talk and not to many places can honestly say that. It has been such a time of growth for me to get to know the caregivers, clients and some of the families since coming on board in mid November. Being able to have seniors stay in their homes and still feel a sense of control and independence is what I am all about. Being able to give families that peace of mind that their loved one is going to be taken care of in the same manner they would take care of them is important to me and I am committed to make sure this happens. Seeing that caregivers are treated with respect and heard and understood stands high on my priority list. I can not tell you excited I was to get the call from James to join his team and at how welcoming this company has made me feel. So many companies talk about team work but I have actually witnessed it and how great it is to see this team work so well together and respect each other unconditionally. I hope to be a part of this family for a long time and to also be apart of the community family. A saying I have lived with for a long time I think says it all "Be yourself...because everyone else is taken" That's who I really am.
The moment I set foot into the Home Instead Senior Care office I was so taken back by how warm and welcoming the atmosphere is. In my role as Staff Coordinator, I am entrusted to make sure our CAREGivers are appropriately scheduled for our clients to meet their needs. I graduated from Fanshawe College completing the Office Administration Program and have found my skills have aligned well with my role in the office. I joined Home Instead because of the company culture to treat seniors with dignity and respect. Everyone is so 'on-board' with the culture here and it resonated with me so clearly. I enjoy interacting with our CAREGivers and our clients and at the end of the day I rest well knowing that I've been able to help meet our clients needs and provide peace of mind to our families.
My name is Karin Ferrell and I am the Operations Coordinator here at Home Instead Senior Care. I come from a fairly large family and growing up in a small town I was raised to always put others before myself. This shows up every day here at Home Instead Senior Care when we go the extra mile to make an impossible situation possible. Since the age of 13 when I started my first job in the customer service industry, I've always known that I receive the greatest satisfaction from helping others. As a single mom to 3 children and a dog, I understand how stressful life can get when it seems like the world is spinning out of control. Here at Home Instead Senior Care we help put the minds of our clients and family members at ease assuring them that we will deliver on the exemplary care that has come to be expected by us in our community. A large portion of my role is devoted to taking any inquiries regarding our services and to ensure those inquiring about service know that we care and are here to help. Call us today and I'm a happy to help in any way I can.
I stepped into my role as the Quality Assurance Specialist with ease and grace thanks to my 15+ years in the customer service & management fields. In my personal & professional life I always wanted to be available to offer a helping hand, an open ear and mind to anyone who needed it. My personal goals of ensuring that people can trust me, rely on me and my ability to effectively communicate have fallen hand and hand here at Home Instead Senior Care. Each time I reach out to our clients and their families, I offer my heart so they know and feel just how much we care and how we will go above & beyond to ensure their loved ones are happy, safe & comfortable.
My role at Home Instead Senior Care has brought a new perspective to my life and I am thankful and excited to work for a company that is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. When I meet our caregivers, clients and families, I feel assured that our hearts are in the right place. Leaving me confident and proud to be part of the Home Instead Senior Care family.
My name is Kelly Van Dinther and I am the Client Care Coordinator with Homes Instead Senior Care. Since completing my undergraduate degree in Sociology I have worked in the community support field. Over the past eight years I have seen the positive effects that aging at home has on seniors, their families and our communities as a whole. Home Instead Senior Care provides the care our clients need to allow them to thrive while aging at home. I am blessed to work for a locally owned business that takes such pride and passion in meeting the needs of our clients. As the Client Care Coordinator I take pride in personally meeting with our clients and their families to discuss the care they require. What I love most about my role, and what sets Home Instead Senior Care above the rest, is the follow up and contact I continue to have with our clients and their families. If you are looking for quality care to help yourself or a loved one stay in their own home please call us, we can help.
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