"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.
Harpreet spent his prior working years as a
corporate professional, holding a variety of roles within the consulting and
banking industries, in a career spanning nearly two decades. Starting out in
New Delhi, he earned his degree as a a chartered accountant, and worked with
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a top multinational consulting firm. Thereafter, he
moved to the USA to pursue business management from an Ivy League university
and embarked on a banking career over the next decade, with Citibank, a large global
financial institution. During this time Harpreet lived and worked in some of
the most cosmopolitan cities around the world including New York and Singapore.
Through those years though Harpreet felt
the growing pull of a recurring sentiment – that his work needed to be more
than just a means to a paycheck and that through his efforts he should somehow benefit
the lives of those he connected with. This strong desire to make a difference
and contribute to his community was the driving force behind Harpreet’s ‘leap
of faith’ decision of giving up a fast track career and joining the Home
Presently, Harpreet spends most of his
working hours interacting with his clients, learning life lessons from them and
participating in making their golden years more comfortable. Outside of work,
Harpreet enjoys meditation, cooking, writing and reading. He lives in Burnaby,
BC, with his wife Amen and two delightful children.
Right from an early age problem solving,
especially in a business related setting intrigued Amen. It was this interest
that led to her to follow a Bachelors in Business Studies and Economics at a
premier university in India. While pursuing her studies Amen first confronted
the challenges presented by ageing, as her grandfather had a fall which was
followed by deteriorating cognitive and physical health. The event impacted
Amen deeply and she took time off from college to care for her ailing
grandfather. She had cared for her grandfather for nearly a year by the time of
his passing, and the experience left Amen with a deep desire to make a
difference in the lives of others, especially the elderly.
Amen completed her business studies and
pursued work in a variety of different business sectors including a premier
financial services firm in India, an apparel designer in New York and business
solutions firm in Singapore. Through this time, she remained true to her quest
of helping others by volunteering with organizations such as the Red Cross and
Rotary International. And in coming to Home Instead, Amen was elated at the
opportunity to manage her own business operation which also matched her strong
passion for service to the community.
At work, Amen’s focus is on running a
smooth operation, with an emphasis on quality care for our clients and the
effective management of our caregivers. In her free time, Amen likes gardening,
hiking, listening to music and spending time with her family.
Shivani is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology and minoring in Health Science. She became a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team as a CAREGiver in May of 2015 and began working as the service coordinator in August of 2017. With a passion for life and giving back to society, she looks forward to growing her experience in senior care. Shivani has a keen sense of community involvement and making a difference in the lives of others. She has travelled to the South Pacific and volunteered in orphanages and senior care homes, a field she has found her passion in making a difference in. When not working Shivani spends her time with her grandma, travelling, teaching dance, participating in recreational activities and sports, and volunteering with many causes close to her heart.
Adama joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in May 2015 as a CAREGiver. Her enormous skill set and previous experience made her an excellent choice when we started to look for somebody to join our team in the role of Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator.
Adama grew up in Nigeria, which is where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She went on to complete her Master’s degree as well as a PhD in Entomology. She most recently taught Agriculture at the University of the South Pacific, Samoa campus before moving to Burnaby in September of 2012. Adama has been volunteering with the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Seniors program with M.O.S.A.I.C.
Adama’s role at Home Instead Senior Care includes recruiting and training new CAREGivers, creating a monthly CAREGiver newsletter, organizing and scheduling our quarterly CAREGiver meetings and matching CAREGivers to clients.
The fundamental trait that Amen and
Harpreet look for in their caregivers is the passion for caring. “Would I be happy
with this person caring for my parents?” is the key assessment they make, when
interacting with someone keen on joining the Home Instead Burnaby & South
Vancouver family. While potential caregivers end up being variedly experienced
it is the vibe of passion for caring, that eventually determines their
Through diligent efforts Amen and Harpreet
have put together an eclectic team of passionate, kind hearted and reliable
caregivers. These wonderful individuals from all walks of life, with diverse
cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and life experiences, are united in
the singular cause of enhancing the lives of ageing adults in their community.
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