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​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in Barrie, ON

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 (705) 503-5501 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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Lisette Wirta

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. 



Wayne Wirta

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. 



Lindsay Butson - Service Coordinator

Lindsay Butson - Service Coordinator

Lindsay is the Service Coordinator for Home Instead Senior Care in Barrie. She has a diploma in Executive Administration and is a certified Personal Support Worker. In her past she has worked as a PSW before taking on the role as the Service Coordinator here at Home Instead Senior Care. Lindsay has been with the Barrie office for 4 years now and enjoys building relationships with clients and their families. She has a true passion for working with Seniors.

 Lindsay is a proud mom to Kendrick & Paisley, and a fur mom to a lovable Boston Terrier and enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Beverly McGrath - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Beverly McGrath - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Beverly has been working with older adults for over a decade, starting in British Columbia, then Newfoundland, before coming to Ontario in 2011. Since joining the Home Instead team in the fall of 2019 as Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, Beverly has been honoured to hire and train the very best CAREGivers she can find.

Beverly volunteers with the Prevention of Senior Abuse Network of Simcoe County as their Communications Coordinator and is the Vice Chair of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Chapter 36; she is also working on the Memory Book project with the Senior Wish Association, and is on the Senior Advisory Council at NICE (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly). Beverly earned her Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) designation last year and is currently working toward the Certified Dementia Care Provider (CDCP) designation. Beverly lives in Barrie with her best friend and his two children. 



Gisele Fournier

Gisele Fournier

Gisele joins the Home Instead family with a background in client relationship and demand management.  For the past 33 years she's worked as a federal public servant and has gained extensive experience working closely with numerous clients and customers.  Her knowledge and understanding of client satisfaction and customer service will undoubtedly be an asset to the HISC team.

 

She is a mother of two adult children and has three beautiful grand-children (Laurianne, Lukas and Kaleb).  She is definitely a city girl but loves going to camp to hang-out with family and friends.



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