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Home Care Benefit 

Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
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Our Promise

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighbourhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

Meet Our Team

About Us

Alice McCarron,  President

Alice McCarron, President

As President, Alice oversees and manages all areas of the business. She has over 20 years' experience working in and providing counsel to health care and senior care companies.

Prior to acquiring Home Instead Senior Care, Alice was the Vice President of Public Relations and practice lead for Colour Creative Persuasion. Before Colour, she was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for Heritage Gas and previously General Manager for Stericycle.

Outside of her practice, Alice has actively engaged in a number of initiatives to build a better community. She is a shareholder and board member of Chebucto Pockwock Lake Wind Field Limited. She also serves on Committees for the IWK Health Foundation, Saint Mary's University and Thyroid Cancer Care Nova Scotia. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Board of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and was a member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce's Provincial Affairs Policy Committee.

Alice has a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University and an MBA from Saint Mary's University.

Brittany Keough,  Director, Service & Engagement

Brittany Keough, Director, Service & Engagement

As the Director of Service & Engagement, Brittany connects with families and community members by presenting Public Education Programs and sharing how the Home Instead Senior Care team can work to deliver home care solutions. She is also responsible for enhancing and maintaining relationships with new and existing referral sources. Brittany believes strongly in a collaborative approach to care and takes pride in the knowledge she has gained since joining the Home Instead team in June 2015. Brittany is passionate about ensuring clients are receiving the best care possible.

Brittany graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Certificate in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. Her personal experience with her grandfather's Alzheimer's disease, made her realize the need for professional care and assistance.

When Brittany is not working, she loves taking yoga and barre classes, spending time at her cottage, travelling and going on walks with her dapple miniature dachshund, Enso.

bkeough@homeinstead.com

Tammy Lovett,  Client Care Coordinator

Tammy Lovett, Client Care Coordinator

Before moving to Nova Scotia in 2000 with her twin sister, Tammy attended Concordia University and majored in Sociology, though, Tammy was always drawn towards Gerontology. Once Tammy came to this realization, that her passion was to care to the elderly, she pursued a career in nursing and has worked as an LPN since 2003.

Prior to working with Home Instead, Tammy worked in Long Term Care and then in the community with the VON. Tammy is exited to bring her knowledge and skills she’s gained in her past roles to the team at Home Instead and she is glad she can continue with her nursing experience to make a difference in our clients lives. She is passionate about fulfilling client’s needs so they can remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.

When Tammy isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with her son, daughter and husband.

Catherine

Catherine MacKenzie, Client Care Coordinator

​Catherine is responsible for overseeing the care of our clients. Catherine graduated as a Continuing Care Assistant in 2008 and has 12 years' experience caring for aging adults.

Catherine also has personal experience caring for her elderly mother, which has made her understand the importance of services provided by Home Instead. Catherine is happy to have the opportunity to make a difference in seniors' lives and help our clients maintain independence in their own homes.

In Catherine's spare time, she cares for her senior mother, enjoys going on walks, listing to music and spending time with her friends and family.

Tanya

Tanya Wilkinson, Service Manager

Tanya joined the Home Instead team in 2020. She comes from 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry but her passion for serving others brought her to Home Instead. In her past role, as General Manager, she has developed skills transferable to her role as a Service Manager.

As a Service Manager, Tanya is responsible for scheduling clients and CAREGivers and committed to creating compatible matches to guarantee great relationships.

In Tanya's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two children and her friends. She also enjoys going for walks and cooking.

Alyssa

Alyssa Ewing, Service Coordinator

​Prior to joining the Home Instead team, Alyssa worked at the Lord Nelson Hotel where she was a Night Audit Supervisor. Alyssa has a Recreation and Leisure Studies Degree from Brock University, where she majored in Outdoor Recreation and minored in History.

As Service Coordinator, Alyssa is responsible for matching and scheduling clients and CAREGivers to provide quality care for our clients.

When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys hiking and camping. Alyssa loves spending time with her boxer, Mendez.

Kelsie

Kelsie Balch, Service Coordinator

​Kelsie attended Nova Scotia Community College with a full bursary and graduated from the Continuing Care Assistant Program in 2015. Kelsie has 5 years of caregiving experience in nursing homes, home care and private care. She is passionate about working with seniors and is excited to transfer her skills to Home Instead clients.

As Service Coordinator, Kelsie is responsible for matching and scheduling clients and CAREGivers to provide quality care for our clients.

When Keslie is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking her dog, hiking, paddle boarding and camping.

Nicole

Nicole Fougere, Service Coordinator

Nicole attended Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus with certification from the Continuing Care Assistant Program in 2014. Nicole has 6 years’ experience caring for seniors in nursing homes and homecare. Nicole is passionate about making sure seniors and CAREGivers have the best experience as possible with Home Instead.

When Nicole is not working, she enjoys camping, being active outside, baking, and spending time with her family. 

Caitlin

Caitlin Yorke, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

​Caitlin joined the Home Instead team in August 2020. As the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, she is responsible for hiring, onboarding, and training new CAREGivers.

Caitlin graduated from Saint Mary's University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Additionally, she has obtained the Certificate of Human Resources Management.

Caitlin has gained extensive experience in customer service while working as a restaurant server for the past several years throughout her degree. Her previous experience working as a Medical Claims Examiner have provided her with a background and interest in homecare. She makes a great fit with Home Instead because she thrives to build personal and memorable experiences with clientele.

In her free time, Caitlin enjoys staying active in the gym, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Jim Murwin,  Accounting Manager

Jim Murwin, Accounting Manager

Jim is the Accounting Manager and views his job as a new chapter on his career path. A graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program he received a Gold “V” award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the University community. He brings to this position extensive accounting experience gained, over the years, from working in the automotive, hospitality and residential property management industries.

He provides timely and accurate information to staff and clients and works within the administrative team to help achieve continued growth and profitability for Home Instead. Jim is a traveller at heart and enjoys planning vacations with his wife and fine-tuning his cooking skills.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Halifax, NS possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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