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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.


Gabriela DeSousa, Client Care Coordinator

Gabriela DeSousa, Client Care Coordinator

Gabriela graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Degree in Gerontology. She has over 3 years of volunteer experience in the senior care field. She also has a strong service background having previously worked in retail; she 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 focus as Client Care Coordinator will be to ensure that seniors receive the highest quality of care, family caregivers receive the respite that they need and that CAREGivers are supported and valued. Gabriela plans to build strong relationships with seniors and their families and assist them in making the best decisions for their loved ones. Her desire is to treat each client how she would expect her own family members to be treated in the same situation.


Jennifer Vreeken, Service Coordinator (Mat. Leave)

Jennifer Vreeken, Service Coordinator (Mat. Leave)

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 skills and knowledge that allow her to provide clients and CAREGivers support and assistance.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy and previously studied Nursing. She 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.



Eddie Lartey, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Eddie Lartey, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator I graduated with a degree in Labor Studies from McMaster University before pursuing and then completing the Human Resources Program at Sheridan College. After completing my education, I worked for the Hamilton Tiger-cats, Fitzii and Hamilton Youth Poets. Working at Home Instead Senior Care will truly be a unique experience which I am excited to embrace. This is an opportunity for me to give back to the community and I intend to make my mark by hiring only the best CAREGivers. If you are that person or know someone who will help us change the face of aging, I encourage you to get in touch with me, via our online application. In my spare time I enjoy spoken word poetry, basketball and music and just sharing a great laugh.

Femy Shaji, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Femy Shaji, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

​I am a people person and enjoy social interaction which is why I chose to study and work in the field of Human Resources.   Also, I felt an immediate connection to Home Instead, as I saw the struggles my parents had gone through when my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  I knew that this is where I wanted to work and make a difference.  My passion for helping people and serving the community perfectly align with my role.  I intend to hire the best and brightest CAREGivers who are compatible with our senior community.  Moreover, I will ensure that they are appropriately trained, supported and valued.


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.


Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

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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