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At Your Service 24/7 in Edmonton

Compassionate Senior Care Rooted In Experience

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 780.439.9990 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We 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 CAREGivers
SMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.
 
 
 
 

Shawn Turcotte, Owner & Managing Director

Shawn Turcotte, Owner & Managing Director
“What makes a caregiver wonderful is their heart.  In other words, building a relationship and making the journey of care personal between the senior, their family and the caregiver”. 

Shawn is a trained Respiratory Therapist and proud owner of Home Instead Senior Care.  He earned his BA from Laurentian University, a diploma in Respiratory Therapy from Canadore College, an Advanced Respiratory Therapist Diploma in Science from California College of Health Sciences, and last, an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Shawn grew up in North Bay Ontario where his parents and siblings continue to reside.  For the past 15 years, Shawn has worked in both Canada and the US as a clinician and in management of several health programs including respiratory therapy, community care, cardiology, and diagnostic imaging in both tertiary and community centres.  He is particularly proud of his achievements working in healthcare and the awards he received for his contribution towards excellence in leadership in professional development. 

In addition to being a successful small business owner, Shawn is a dedicated father, husband, colleague, and friend.  He lives in Edmonton with his wife Aarthi, son Ashton and their 10 month old baby boy Nikhil.  Shawn has spent most of his adult life improving the quality of life for others.  After a rewarding period spent developing the next generation of health care professionals both in clinical and academic settings, Shawn is eager to continue his journey of care by taking the lead, sharing his heart, and changing the face of ageing for seniors and their families.  

Wendy Ginise, Home Care Consultant

Wendy Ginise, Home Care Consultant

After a successful career working in the telecommunication industry, Wendy found her calling in educating the public about senior care and care options.  Wendy is most passionate about educating families on how to improve the quality of life of their senior loved ones and how to give them back their dignity.  Wendy can be seen throughout the city at hospitals, senior homes, lodges, centres and facilities as well as trade shows and medical clinics always wiling to provide resources or simply listen to the needs of our amazing healthcare professionals.



Amanda Tween, General Manger

Amanda Tween, General Manger

​Amanda started with Home Instead over 3 years ago as the HR Assistant followed by spending time in client care and HR and gradually moved into the General Manager role. Amanda is continually coaching and guiding the Home Instead team to help meet the requests and changing needs of our clients and their families. With over 20 years of customer service experience, Amanda knows what it takes to provide exceptional service and great care to all who trust in Home Instead Senior Care.



Cathy Lymburner, LPN, Client Care Coordinator

Cathy Lymburner, LPN, Client Care Coordinator

Cathy Lymburner naturally stepped into the role of Client Care Coordinator.  In a short time she has proven to be a force in establishing a respectful and trusting rapport with clients and their families.  Prior to her long-term care work as an LPN she had a long time career--owned and operated a successful business as a salon owner and stylist--her clients referring to her as their ‘hair-a-pist’.  Her authentic approach to developing relationships with people continued on with her success working with families and their loved ones, building care plans, advocating for well being, dignity and autonomy—working with all members of the health care team and leading her care team for continuity of care—appreciating each person is unique and requires different care and support.  Cathy extends this knowledge and expertise when she stepped in to assist her parents in their home as her father’s mobility was on the decline and her mother’s progression of Alzheimer’s was making home life challenging them for them both.  This experience has provided her a wealth of insight and perceptive on the emotional and physical journey, seniors, families and caregivers endure and supports required to help one another.  Her authentic and compassionate approach, combined with her vast range of skills, knowledge and abilities 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.



Jolene Connick, HR Coordinator

Jolene Connick, HR Coordinator

With the help of the client care coordinators, Jolene strives to find the most compatibility between Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers and clients.  With tact and mindfulness, she engages future employees and clients to become excited about joining Home Instead Senior Care. Jolene’s self-starting personality is essential in her responsibilities when working on a variety of tasks within the office and thereby setting everyone up for success.


Michelle Smith, LPN, Director of Care

Michelle Smith, LPN, Director of Care

Michelle has been with Home Instead Senior Care for the past year working with seniors and their families to create care plans that best fits their needs.  Michelle has 8 years experience working on a busy medical unit and is able to bring her assessment skills and knowledge to the Home Instead Senior Care team.  Michelle is driven to make sure all seniors are cared for with compassion, dignity and respect. 



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