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At Your Service 24/7 in Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster and Surrounding Areas

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 (905) 521-5500 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 CAREGiversSM to serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.


Jeremy Grant - Franchise Owner

Jeremy Grant - Franchise Owner

A couple years back while my grandmother was aging and suffering through a fall and the onset of dementia I had a first hand look at the strain caring for an aging senior can have on their loved ones. Even though my grandmother had 10 kids I could still see how difficult it was to be able to adequately provide the care she needed. During my 4 years with Home Instead Senior Care I have seen firsthand the difference a CAREGiver could have had to enable my grandmother to age safer and more comfortably in her home where she was comfortable. Through Home Instead Senior Care I look forward to now having the opportunity to help families in the Hamilton, Dundas and Ancaster area to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.


Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

Greg and his family have been involved with seniors in the community as long as he can remember. Growing up his mother worked and volunteered for various organizations including Meals On Wheels, Volunteer Visiting program and The United Way, and encouraged Greg to participate and support seniors in the community.

In 2002 Greg became a partner in the service firm Hetworth.  Between 2002 and 2006 Greg was involved with growing the business both in Canada and the United States and sold the business in 2006.  Although Greg did spend some time integrating the firm his real desire was to be an entrepreneur and operate his own business.  His next venture however was going to be one that truly gave back to the community.  That is what led Greg to Home Instead Senior Care where his passion is making a difference in the lives of seniors.

Greg graduated from McMaster University and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Home Care Association in Hamilton.


Gabriela DeSousa, Office Coordinator

Gabriela DeSousa, Office Coordinator

Gabriela graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Gerontology Degree. Gabriela has over 3 years of volunteer experience in the senior care field. She also has a strong customer service background having previously worked in retail for several years and takes client satisfaction very seriously. Gabriela also has experience working in long-term care homes and retirement homes. During her time there, she gained many skills as she worked with occupational therapists, nurses, and personal support workers. She is excited at the prospect of assisting older adults live comfortably in their home with the assistance of Home Instead Senior Care. Her major focus as Office Coordinator will be to provide outstanding support to our caregivers to ensure that our clients in turn receive the highest level of compassionate care that Home Instead Senior Care provides.


Krista Stewart, Client Care Coordinator

Krista Stewart, Client Care Coordinator

As the Client Care Coordinator, Krista's path to Home Instead Senior Care started when she was 8 yrs. old helping her senior neighbour, and as a teenager volunteering at the Nursing Home in her home town of Paris. When she was 12 her mom was diagnosed with MS which led to her understanding and empathy of being a caregiver and the strain it places on the client and family. Krista went on to graduate from nursing in 1999. 10 years in the acute care setting in both surgical and ER led her back to her first passion, seniors. She represented the retirement home sector as a Health and Wellness Educator and Manager as well as a Regional Manager of Care Services. Working in the Home Instead family gives her the ability to put all of her experience as a healthcare professional and caregiver into what's most important, our seniors, their families and the caregivers that provide such compassionate care every day. Her goal every day is to keep your senior family member safe, happy and healthy and to support those family members through the process.


Amy Wellington, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Amy Wellington, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

As the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Amy is responsible for finding and hiring the most caring, compassionate and qualified CAREGivers to represent Home Instead Senior Care. For existing CAREGivers she provides ongoing training and development opportunities. Amy has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and also a Post Graduate Human Resources Management Certificate and has always been passionate about helping others. Amy will ensure our roster reflects the diversity required to meet the unique compatibility needs of our clients.  


Jennifer Vreeken, Service Coordinator

Jennifer Vreeken, Service Coordinator

As a Service Coordinator, Jennifer is responsible for finding the perfect CAREGiver for each of our clients, as well as maintaining staffing and communication. Having previously worked in the Public Health Sector along side with Nurses and Health Care Professionals, she has gained skills and knowledge that will allow her to provide clients and CAREGivers support and assistance. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy and previously studied Nursing. Jennifer has a passion for helping others and is excited to be apart of the Home Instead Senior Care Team. Jennifer is an avid volunteer in Dog Rescue specializing in education and obedience, and lives with her husband and 4 dogs.



Paul Alavathil, Family & Community Resource Specialist

Paul Alavathil, Family & Community Resource Specialist

Developing a solid relationship with our clients and their families is crucial for Paul to be successful. Moreover, having a history working with seniors and their families he understands the importance of home. His goal is to be an effective listener so you are assured that your needs are met and your CAREGiver is the “best-fit.” He is also available to discuss scheduling options, community resources and care options that best suit you and your loved one’s need.


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