About HomeWell of Oakville

HomeWell Senior Care’s journey has been one of making lives more comfortable. Founded in 1996, HomeWell began its days as a labor of love and to this day has remained grounded by that same desire to provide high quality in-home senior care to the communities it serves. Providing an alternative to long-term care, HomeWell of Oakville serves Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Oakville, and surrounding areas with personalized one-on-one home care assistance.

In addition, HomeWell is proud to provide staffing to local hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and government agencies. We have multiple offices in Canada and the United States, each independently owned and operated by like-minded, compassionate individuals.

HomeWell Senior Care of Oakville is owned and operated by Mr. Brian Cantwell. Brian is a strong advocate of assisted living and the benefits achieved through the compassionate delivery of heart-centered in-home health care.

HomeWell of Oakville is happy to introduce our dynamic team:

Brian Cantwell, Owner/Administrator

Brian has 32 years business experience in Accounting, Purchasing, and Business Management. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of all the functions and services provided by HomeWell Senior Care, including, but not limited to, the oversight of employees, encouraging productivity and best practices, creating an enriching and rewarding career experience, and ensuring staff have the appropriate training, skills, and support to do their jobs well.

Mr. Cantwell also has the lead role in Care Management, which encompasses:

  • Client assessments and reassessments
  • Care planning, ensuring that Personal Assistants familiarize themselves with the care plan before accepting an assignment
  • Obtaining consent from the client or their Substitute Decision Maker
  • Supervision of the quality of client care provided
  • Records management
  • Infection control practices
  • Conducting periodic client support visits
  • Coordinating joint visits with other health care professionals involved in the client’s care
  • Communicating with the client and their caregivers to relay/exchange information

Jeremy Dennis, Office Manager

Jeremy is a graduate of Mohawk College’s PSW Program (2003). Reporting to the President, he is responsible for overseeing many day-to-day operations and assists with accounting procedures (e.g., payroll and invoicing). Mr. Dennis is the liaison for Accreditation Canada and is the Chair of the Company’s Health and Safety Committee. Mr. Dennis has the lead role for educating employees on the safe lifts and transfers. Prior to coming to HomeWell, he worked with the March of Dimes and is very familiar with the care needs of clients with Quadra- and Paraplegia.

Mr. Dennis is a Certified Respiratory Protection and Qualitative Train Fit Tester with the Ontario Safety Association for Community Healthcare (2009) and has completed the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Two-Part Workplace Specific Hazard Certificate Training (2009); and a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Program with the Crisis Prevention Institute (2006).

Diane McCarty, Staffing Coordinator

Diane is responsible for coordinating and scheduling of all client staffing needs, as well as recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and orienting the Personal Assistants to the Agency. Together with the President, she supervises front line personnel to ensure that HomeWell policies and procedures are being adhered to, and implements appropriate corrective action as necessary. In addition, Ms. McCarty maintains the employee files and ensures that the information is current.

HomeWell’s Independent Model of Care fosters independence,
dignity and self-respect.