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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

Brenda Enright, Franchise Owner

Brenda Enright, Franchise Owner

Working with seniors is something that was instilled upon me from a young age by my mother. When my mother was a volunteer visitor I would occasionally join her on her visits to see Katarina when I was about 8 years old. Katarina was Russian and spoke only a little bit of English. I still remember that Katarina would be in absolute amazement when I would put the straw in my drinking box – she had never seen anything like it and I would show her how it worked! In sharing the same passion with my mother, I continued on during my high school years volunteering at a Long Term Care facility & volunteer visiting also. Later in life when my grandmother was in Long Term Care, just over an hour away, I regularly went to visit her with my three children until she passed away in 2010. Seeing the enjoyment that she would get watching the children run around and engage her was priceless and truly memorable. Being the owner of Etobicoke’s Home Instead Senior Care allows me to work at my passion and sincerely feel like I am making a difference in a senior’s life. I am honored to have the privilege to provide services to our clients and it is something I take very personally.
Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

Greg, father to Liam and Ava, and husband to Shelley, is well known in the field of home care, but his roots have simple beginnings as his earliest recollections of senior activism refer to a time when his mom was involved with charities like Meals on Wheels and encouraged him and his siblings to do the same. Today, his sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Home Care Association, has strong ties to the Alzheimer Society Peel (including partnership in the Caregiver ReCharge Program) and focusses the efforts of the Mississauga office on philanthropy, public education and community outreach. He is an author of the book Trusted Transitions, was presented the Advocacy Award by Home Instead Corporate for his tireless efforts, and since 2009 has driven Home Instead to exceed the expectations of over 1000 seniors and their families, by striving for service excellence.
Tom F., Vice President, Operations

Tom F., Vice President, Operations

“I was fortunate to have spent the majority of my childhood with all four grandparents. The advantages of having them nearby and learning valuable lessons such as, the power of integrity, importance of education and persistence of hard work, undoubtedly had a positive influence throughout every aspect of my life. They repeatedly advised, aging is a blessing and to live each day to the fullest. They were named, ‘The Greatest Generation’ for good reason”.

Tom’s natural aptitude for leadership has earned him an impressive track record of operational success as a change management & strategic leadership professional. From building and overhauling operational programs to driving cultural business transformation initiatives through his hands-on approach to leadership, Tom fosters a culture of collaboration, empowerment, accountability, employee engagement and customer satisfaction supported by his People, Process, Customer leadership philosophy. He states; “Joining the Home Instead team has been the highlight of my professional career. The opportunity to work with a team of dedicated, caring and focused individuals while being able to make each & every customer interaction a personal experience fills my heart with gratitude. Helping the seniors in our community and at the same, playing a vital part in changing the face of aging is an experience I can only describe as incredible”. Tom has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool and prior to joining Home Instead, successfully held various operational positions for both national and internationally recognized brands. Through a combination of client focused strategies, an overall determination for excellence whilst Tom’s strong track record developing high performance teams are key focus areas to ensure Home Instead continues to enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families.

Carol Zweig, Managing Director

Carol Zweig, Regional Director

Carol has joined our team as Managing Director after a lengthy career in the Food Safety and Healthcare industries. Carol’s directorial, management, and sales background has manifested in strong interpersonal and motivational skills, and her greatest joy is helping others while championing the products and services she stands behind.

As a mother of three children with severe food allergies, Carol has also spent years providing specialized care to her family and her community, by being a spokesperson for Anaphylaxis Canada, and by being the inventor behind a product designed to improve the use of the auto-injector for people with Anaphylaxis. Being a mompreneur allowed her to take her desire to help her family and turn it into a product that helped the allergy community at large.

Carol is ready to take her strong client-focused and care background and bring it to the senior community in her new role. She is very proud of what Home Instead is creating and is thrilled to be part of the team.

Claudia Rites, Care Coordinator

Claudia Rites, Care Coordinator

As a Social Service Worker with over 12 years of professional experience supporting seniors in day programs, one-on-one counselling and in-home caregiving, Claudia is well versed and committed to enhancing the lives of senior citizens across York Region. She has supported elderly people living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression.

Personally, she was a caregiver for her mom who was diagnosed with brain cancer – and supported every aspect of her care, from treatments, to doctor’s appointments and palliative care until her death. Currently, she is the primary caregiver for her dad who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Claudia understands firsthand what a challenge caregiving can be while juggling work and family life, and strives to provide the right guidance and support for seniors and their family caregivers.

Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

​Paul is grateful to now be able support his community. His career with Home Instead has given him the opportunity to connect with the vast amount of resources that exist to family CAREGivers and their senior loved ones, including those provided by Home Instead Senior Care. He is a good listener and will do his best to understand your unique needs and present you with only the very best of options. His goal is return family caregivers to the role of spouses, sons and daughters and seniors to higher quality of life, by ensuring that your CAREGiver and solutions are "best-fit".
Janet Hamilton, On Call Coordinator, Home Instead Richmond Hill and Vaughan

Janet Hamilton, On Call Coordinator

Since the young age of 18 Janet has worked in some capacity providing quality customer service. Her experiences stems from interacting with individuals from the food to the tourism industry. In every role she has demonstrated that she has great work ethics and goes the extra mile to ensure that the needs of customers are met and that each person I interact with takes with them the fact that I cares. She is an energetic well organized individual who is a firm believer in producing the best quality of work there is, and with over 20 years of experience in customer service she ready to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Jennifer Churchill, Education Coordinator

Jennifer Churchill, Education Coordinator

As the Education Coordinator, Jennifer believes that the best way to improve the quality of life for seniors receiving our care, is to ensure that our CAREGivers and office staff, (as well as interested community members), receive high quality, practical training on an ongoing basis. Jennifer's prior work experience with Home Instead Senior Care is as a CAREGiver and Client Care Coordinator. She has additional work experience in rehabilitation and health education and achieved two science related degrees (Physiotherapy and Kinesiology). Her work and educational experience combine to make her an advocate and valuable educational resource for seniors and the individuals caring for them.​
Dan Gallagher, Director of Community Relations

Dan Gallagher, Director of Community Relations

​In his role, Dan Gallagher lets healthcare professionals in the Richmond Hill and Vaughan area know about Home Instead Senior Care Services and helps families find immediate care in emergency situations. Dan was selected because of his keen interest in seniors and his desire to help them maintain their independent lifestyle. Dan will be out in the Etobicoke and Mississauga communities working with our community partners presenting our public education programs and sharing how Home Instead can help seniors and their families. Dan will also be involved in the community supporting non profit and other organizations that serve seniors.
Tracey Robertson, Enterprise Human Resources Manager

Tracey Robertson, Enterprise Human Resources Manager

Tracey joined the Home Instead team at Enterprise Office after many years working in the financial services sector in human resources. 

A people person and a natural conversation-starter, she has a knack for building authentic relationships with candidates and clients alike.  Her strong judge of character gives her the ability to find the best people to move the enterprise business forward.

Tracey worked in the senior care industry for several years during the summers and on weekends throughout university.  “I loved working in the nursing home laundry.  Not because of the work – it was a tough, dirty job – but because I was able to deliver the clothes to the residents after I was finished my shift.  I loved meeting with each of them to talk, even for a moment.  I know it made their day – and it certainly always made mine”.

Tracey lives in the Durham Region.  She has a son and a daughter who inherited her empathy and pay it forward philosophy on life.  Her daughter is currently a Personal Support Worker, working towards her Registered Professional Nurse designation.

Ramona Sabau, Enterprise Administration Manager

Ramona Sabau, Enterprise Administration Manager

​As the Enterprise Administration Manager, Ramona recognizes the importance and value of providing high-quality services to our CAREGivers, our office employees and our clients. Her extensive experience as office manager and her background in accounting are serving her in managing the payroll, accounting, client invoicing and all other day to day office challenges here at Home Instead. Ramona loves multi-tasking and helping people. She is very excited to be part of the Home Instead Senior Care team because she gets to do what she loves. In her spare time, Ramona likes to get outside and spend time with her family.
Erin Christiano,  Manager of Quality & Standards

Erin Christiano, Manager of Quality & Standards

Erin has joined Home Instead as Manager of Quality & Standards after a lengthy career in the Food Service industry. For over 20 years Erin has had many roles such as lead trainer for Canada opening up new franchisee restaurants, to working within the Franchisee head office in various roles, to finally owning 2 franchise’s along with her husband. She also started a separate food and beverage catering company working with private clubs for the past 11 years. During the course of time, Erin was honoured to be involved with numerous charities such as Heart and Stroke Foundation, Relay for Life, MS Society, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Run for the Cure. Erin is very excited to join Home Instead as her passion for Seniors started from a young age, by volunteering at a retirement home doing odd jobs for those who needed help. But quickly discovered the Seniors wanted more of companion. Erin was extremely fortunate to grow up having both sets of grandparents very active in her life with weekly visits, As she grew older, she started to see their health challenges take over which caused her to be even more involved in their lives. Erin is excited to complete the full circle working with such an amazing organization helping Senior’s continue to live their best life.
Ray Bagaoisan, Bookkeeper

Ray Bagaoisan, Bookkeeper

​"I am a greater believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it" is a quote by Thomas Jeffreson that Ray identifies with and which inspires him. Ray finished his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the Philippines and has since had extensive experience in accounts payable and accounts receivable. He furthered his skills by successfully completing courses in accounting and payroll administration. During those years, he worked for various companies providing accounting services. He also developed strong interpersonal skills and an natural ability to build strong and lasting relationships. Ray knows his talents are the right fit with Home Instead Senior Care, and in his own unique way, will support the business and provide service excellence.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Vaughan, 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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