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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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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

Lisette Wirta Franchise Owner

Lisette Wirta

Lisette is your new Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) franchise owner in Barrie, ON along with her husband Wayne who she considers to be the most important piece of her decision to help families and seniors in the community. Lisette has been recognized by the Business & Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Sudbury. She has been the driving force in initiating and implementing internationally renowned training standards in specialized areas like Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, Lisette has secured contracts with the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), offering in-home respite care to Alzheimer's patients and their families. She was recognized with the Presidential Achievement award within the Home Instead franchise and the Canadian representative voicing Canada's interests and concerns. She is active in her community and is part of the Sudbury and Elliot Lake Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Sunrisers, the Ontario and Canadian Home Care Associations and the Brain Injury Association. She is a member and past board member of BPW of Greater Sudbury. And, is a host in the televised series Ageing in Action airing on Eastlink. She has grown HISC Sudbury, ON and the team to be a leader in the north. With her experience and as a Franchise Owner over the past 10 years there is no question she will inspire HISC Barrie to follow suit.

During her free time Lisette enjoys cooking and shopping although, her passion is traveling to different parts of the world in order to learn and understand different cultures.

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Wayne Wirta

Wayne is the new franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) right here in Barrie, ON along with his wife Lisette who he considers to be his best friend, confidante and excellent business partner. Wayne was in the mining industry for 30 years and ended by managing the engineering department. Not ready to retire, he made a complete career change when he realized how important HISC was to seniors and families in his community. He has been part of the (HISC) family as Director of Operations at the Sudbury office. He will undoubtedly be an important piece of their new endeavor with HISC Barrie. His specialty is ensuring that his team is providing excellent client service. Not only will he be servicing the senior community in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood and Midland, his portfolio also includes Sudbury, North-Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Elliot Lake, Blind River and Sault Ste. Marie.

It's a well known fact that Wayne is THE breakfast guru at family gatherings. He is also known to enjoy spending time at the lake, fishing, boating and relaxing near a campfire with family and friends. No question, he will help make a positive impact in the lives of seniors and their families in your community.

Ann Donnelly General Manager

Ann Donnelly - Office Manager

‚ÄčAnn has joined the Home Instead team as Office Manager. With her many years of experience in administrative support roles she will have the ability to help in a variety of situations and will be able to help wherever needed. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and just enjoying life.

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Erica Alberton - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Erica joined the Home Instead team because she was excited to work for a company that believed in making clients’ lives better by allowing them to thrive in their own, familiar surroundings. She was excited to put the skills she learned through her social work and human resource management backgrounds to use connecting clients with the right CAREGivers. She is an extrovert that loves the chance to meet new CAREGivers and help them get started with their Home Instead career! Her favorite parts of the job are when she can help each individual let their strengths shine!

When she’s not hard at work, Erica is a loving mom to her son and daughter and their lab mix Hendrix.

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Derek Carbone - Key Player Assistant

“After working as a CAREGiver for 2 years, Derek is excited to join the Barrie team as a Key Player Assistant. He is eager to be a driving force in the community and represent the Home Instead brand.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and has recent experience working as a Life Enrichment Assistant at a retirement home here in Barrie. He thoroughly enjoyed running daily programming such as exercise, painting, and baking classes – hobbies he enjoys on his spare time as well.
Derek’s passion for helping others was ignited through his own 13-year long health battle. Whether it was through his past social media and podcast projects that advocated for the chronic illness community, or through his past CAREGiver experience with Home Instead, Derek is on a mission to help those live their best lives.”

Catherine Cenkowski - Registered Nurse

Catherine is a Registered Nurse with a passion for working within her own community which she adores, Simcoe-Muskoka. Striving towards creating a positive environment and providing support for your loved ones is her goal. She believes that helping clients remain in their own home can improve quality of life and increase positive health outcomes. Her values are compassion, inclusion, respect, and positivity, all while prioritizing safety in every aspect of delivering high-quality care.
With an Honours BA in Social Science, and an Honours Bachelor of Science specializing in Nursing, her education provides a great perspective of health and wellness and how to identify needs for specific cases. Identifying mental health as an area of interest, she also completed Psychotherapy education through University of Toronto. She has worked in many leadership roles as an educator, counsellor, and advisor at York University, and has worked as a Registered Nurse in private, hospital, and community settings. After moving to Barrie and creating a beautiful family of her own, she loves spending time watching her two daughters as they grow and become inquisitive, caring individuals of their own.

Kandace Brockett - Service Coordinator

Kandace joined the Home Instead team as the Staffing Coordinator. Over the last 20 years Kandace has worked as a PSW. Kandace has a very strong and big heart and is looking forward to putting her skills into a team while making the difference and giving the best quality of life in senior lives and giving peace of mind to their families. Kandace also enjoys helping people be the best they can be, especially CAREGivers!!

Kandace is very family oriented and loves spending time with her hubby and being empty nested! Seeing her children grow into smart compassionate individuals is one of her biggest accomplishments.

When she is not at home Kandace enjoys being on the water either in a boat or swimming. She also loves listening to music, gardening, and cooking.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Barrie, ON 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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