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At Your Service 24/7 in Winnipeg, MB

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (204) 953-3720 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.
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Julie Donaldson, Owner and General Manager

Julie Donaldson, Owner and General Manager

Julie's passion for helping seniors and their families is shown every day in her work with community education and advocacy. She is responsible for the daily operations of Home Instead Senior Care ensuring the highest quality of care to clients by providing over 170 CAREGivers with a meaningful employment.

As a dedicated community leader she is the founding President of the Manitoba Caregiver Coalition heading many initiatives with government and organizations that focus on recognizing caregivers and their invaluable contributions. Successfully advocating for the Caregiver Recognition Act, the only one of its kind in Canada, Julie sees the act to action working to build awareness through campaigns such as CareAware Manitoba as well as speaking to workplaces on the need to support employed family caregivers. Such work was recognized by the Global Home Instead Senior Care head office and she was presented the Senior Advocate Award which is awarded to one owner out of over 700 in the network who demonstrates a strong commitment to advocating for seniors.

Additionally Julie serves as Treasurer and Awareness Chair of Rupert's Land Caregiver Services and is currently overseeing a new federally and provincially funded caregiver curriculum that will provide family caregivers in Manitoba with the confidence and skills to be successful in their caregiving roles.

One of the largest community programs she has initiated is the 'Be A Santa To A Senior' program that has delivered over 13,000 gifts to isolated seniors in Winnipeg over the past 8 years. This program teams up various community organizations to ensure Winnipeg's most isolated and lonely populations at Christmas time are delivered a gift along with a handmade children's card and a friendly visit.

Born and raised in Winnipeg Julie is a graduate of the Asper School of Business in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. She is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Canadian Home Care Association, first ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 by the Woman Business Owners of Manitoba for her excellence in business. In 2012, she was named one of The Uniter's 30 under 30, was a YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction nominee. Additionally Home Instead has been recognized at as finalist in Community Service Excellence by the BBB in 2014 and in 2015 Julie was presented with the CBC Future 40 Award.


Brian McMillan, Owner

Brian McMillan, Owner

Although his role has changed over the years with Home Instead, Brian's main role is orientating new CAREGivers to Home Instead. His wealth of experience allows him to impart our building blocks;

Build Trust,Take the Lead, Share your Heart.

 

Brian also runs our Music of our Lives program in to the community. This program is a free community service that is provided to Personal Care Home, Supportive Housing, Adult Day Programs etc where he shares his love for music through singing and guitar.


Jojo Yap, Client Care Manager

Jojo Yap, Client Care Manager

Jojo Yap is our Client Care Manager who oversees each Client Care Plan and the Care Team. With 6 years' experience on the Home Instead team Jojo understands the complexities to aging care needs and will help find innovative ways on how we can help ensure our clients' needs are met every step of the journey.

Email: jojo.yap@homeinstead.com



Char Santiago, Service Coordinator

Char Santiago, Service Coordinator

Char Santiago is our Service Coordinator who carefully matches our Clients and CAREGivers.  Chars keen intuition and relationships with our CAREGivers allows her to fit them into a client that will flourish. If you need to make any adjustments the schedule she will be happy to assist.

Email: char.santiago@homeinstead.com



Laura Ode, Quality Assurance

Laura Ode, Quality Assurance

Laura Ode is our Quality Assurance Specialist whose primary role is to ensure that our clients are receiving the highest level of care and that our CAREGivers have the training and support to help ensure they are confident and successful.

Email: laura.ode@homeinstead.com



Christelle Danao, CAREGiver Coordinator

Christelle Danao, CAREGiver Coordinator

Christelle Danao is our CAREGiver Coordinator who works with the Care Team and is dedicated to supporting our CAREGivers. Christelle has a wealth of knowledge and experience in training and she enjoys providing the on-going training to develop confidence and competence in our CAREGivers.

Email: chistelle.danao@homeinstead.com


Alanna Rogan, Home Care Consultant

Alanna Rogan, Home Care Consultant

Alanna Rogan is our Home Care Consultant and provides support to families and their loved ones to understand the resources available to help support them. With a wealth of experience both within our office and working with seniors she understands the complexities of caregiving and how we can find innovative ways to help.

Email: alanna@homeinstead.com


Jeannete Brigit, Community Outreach

Jeannete Brigit, Community Outreach

Jeannette Brigit is our Community Service Coordinator and provides education about our programs and services to the community. After retiring from her career as clergy Jeannette came to Home Instead as a CAREGiver and grew into her current role naturally. Her biggest program she heads in our Be A Santa to a Senior raising over 13,000 gifts to date!

Email:jeannette.brigit@homeinstead.com



Tannis Ginter, Administration

Tannis Ginter, Administration

Tannis Ginter is our Payroll/Invoicing Specialist who is responsible for processing invoices and receiving payments. With over 5 years' experience with the Home Instead team she has filled many roles and understands the unique challenges in caregiving for families.

Email:tannis.ginter@homeinstead.com


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