Halifax and South Shore (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Halifax, NS.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

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
About Us
Meet Our Team
Alice McCarron,  President

Alice McCarron, President

As President, Alice oversees and manages all areas of the business. She has over 25 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

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 spending time with her son, husband, family and friends. Brittany also enjoys taking yoga and barre classes, spending time at her cottage, travelling and going on walks with her miniature dachshund, Enso.


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Tammy Lovett, Director of Client Care

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 excited 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.

Olivia Pliner, Client Care Coordinator

With a background in senior care and mental health, Olivia brings a wealth of experience and compassion to the Home Instead team. A graduate of Memorial University, she holds a degree in Recreation Therapy, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Olivia has dedicated her career to improving the lives of seniors, focusing on mental health and holistic well-being. Her expertise in Therapeutic Recreation ensures that clients receive personalized care that promotes physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Born and raised in Sackville, NS, Olivia loves spending time with her daughter and husband and visiting with friends and family. An avid lover of nature, Olivia can usually be found exploring the outdoors through hiking, gardening, and playing at the park with her daughter.

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Alyssa Ewing, Service Manager

​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.


Nicole Sewards, 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.


Rosie Elms, Human Resource Coordinator

Rosie joined the Home Instead team in June 2023. Rosie has worked in health care for over 10 years in England. Over the years Rosie has gained knowledge and experience and would like to use this to help others. Rosie is responsible for the the training and development of our team of care professionals. Rosie is certified in the Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA). 

In Rosie's spare time, Rosie spends it with her partner, friends, and her two dogs. She enjoys spending time exploring Canada as she recently moved here from England in April 2023.

Shida Najafi, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Shida moved to Canada in September 2022 to pursue a master's degree in English. Shida also holds a master's in business administration from her home country. With years of experience in human resources and office administration, she has developed a strong passion for helping others, especially the elderly. Joining Home Instead has allowed her to fulfill this passion and make a meaningful impact.

Outside of work, Shida enjoys hiking, paddling, and playing basketball. Shida is a member of a dance team, who perform various dancing styles at different events in Halifax. 

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Riya Sonpal, Lead Care Pro and Service Coordinator


Stephanie Heighton, Accounting Manager

As the Accounting Manager, Stephanie aims to provide prompt and accurate financial reporting for our Clients, CAREGivers, as well as the Management Team.  Her previous accounting experience has been in residential and commercial construction, residential/commercial leasing, and home care.   

When not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys (usually in a hockey rink!).

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 Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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