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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

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Courtenay, BC 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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Alyssa Logue - Home Care Consultant

Alyssa was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She has years of experience within the fitness industry and has a passion for all things health and wellness. She has a rescue dog named Koda, and enjoys mountain biking, trail running, weightlifting and meditation. She finds pleasure in developing strong relationships, and helping others to achieve a greater quality of life! Alyssa began her journey with Home Instead as a CareGiver, and immediately recognized the extraordinary impact that we have on the lives of our seniors and their families. She quickly fell in love with our work, our clients, our team, and our company.

“As I continue to learn more about Home Instead and the wonderful work that we do, I feel more and more honored to be a part of such an incredible team and company. I look forward to growing into my career with Home Instead as our Home Care Consultant and impacting the lives of many seniors and their families to come. Together, we can make a difference!” 
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Karissa Spence - Service Coordinator

Karissa comes to us from Saskatchewan and holds a degree in Kinesiology. She has numerous years of experience supporting people experiencing disability and has always admired supporting older adults. When she moved to the island, Karissa applied to Home Instead and began falling in love with the company as a CAREGiver. Since then, Karissa has taken on the role of Service Coordinator. She is passionate about creating strong relationships with others and strives to create a strong match between client and CAREGiverKarissa’s life goal is to encourage and help others embrace themselves each day. Karissa also teaches yoga and enjoys spending time outside exploring with her boyfriend. We are so thrilled to have Karissa as part of the team. 
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Shauna Carey - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

For 16 years, Shauna has called Vancouver Island her home. Shauna started her career with Home Instead as a CareGiver and joined our team as a Key Player shortly after. As our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, Shauna shares her knowledge, experience and skill aRegistered Care Aide. Shauna strives to make our onboarding process as comfortable and welcoming as possible, using her FABULOUS sense of humor and wit. When she’s not building our roster of excellent CareGivers, she is a self-proclaimed bookworm, lover of hot drinksstormy weather and all things cozy.  At home she’s a mama to 3 kids and 2 dogs, enjoys day trips exploring the islandwandering trails with her family, painting, and creating art.  
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Esther Bieber - Client Care Manager

Esther has a total of 6 ½ years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in France and in the UK. She brings this knowledge with her into her role as our Client Care Manager. Esther is a fantastic addition to our team! In light of her parents aging, she recognizes the need for support in order to allow Seniors to stay in their homes, in their familiar and comforting environment. Esther loves working at Home Instead and enjoys the challenge of coming up with ideas and solutions with her co-workers in order to provide great personalized care to clients (...all around a cup of coffee, of course!) She has a lovely husband, 4 kiddies and a puppy that keep her life happily full!

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