We all want to live at home for as long as we can. Aging in place is possible with the right supports and caregivers. Senior home care can make all the difference, and it is our calling. You know you can rely on support fromCare at Home by Exquisicare, because we are already Edmonton’s most trusted providerof private long term care. Under the direction of RN Dawn Harsch, Care at Home provides trusted care in elders’ homes in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
Care at Home by Exquisicare is a nurse-operated company, dedicated to providing the same level of care we would want for our own families. We are proud to be a family-operated, non-franchised Edmonton company. Ourmission and valuesdirect every aspect of care for our clients.
When you call Care at Home, a personalized home care plan is developed for your loved one based on a nursing assessment of their individual needs. Each of our caregivers is one of a team of trained, dependable staff who excel in this area of work. We pride ourselves on hiring staff who are incredibly good at what they do; who feel a genuine calling to care for others.
Care at Home is your first and best choice to ensure your loved one is supported and safe in their home.
Dawn Harsch, RN, BScN, MBA
President and CEO
From a young age, Dawn loved spending time with the elderly – a bond that undoubtedly began while learning to dance with her small feet perched on top of her Grandpa’s, as he hummed his favourite tune. This love for the elderly grew over time, and resulted in her decision to enter the nursing profession.
In the early part of her career, Dawn gained invaluable clinical experience working directly with the elderly and their families and has extensive experience in building successful health care teams, trained to ensure proficient and safe delivery of care. She worked in numerous managerial and director roles with the regional health authority, but left to pursue her dream of creating a nurturing, caring, and loving model of care for elders, first with Exquisicare Senior Living, and then Care at Home. Dawn wholeheartedly believes that our elder citizens are one of our society’s greatest treasures, deserving the utmost respect and consideration. Dawn’s passion for supporting a nurturing and loving environment where elders can continue to lead fulfilling lives is the driving force behind Care at Home values.
Dawn is an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, she was named by Business In Edmonton magazine as one of Edmonton’s Top 20 Future Visionary Business Leaders, and she was featured as a Global Woman of Vision in 2014. Dawn is Vice Chair ofthe Board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Alberta Council of Aging, the Alberta Gerontology Association, the Alberta Gerontology Nurses Association, The Canadian Gerontology Nurses Association, and is a Registered Nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. She holds both an undergraduate Degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Hannah Barrington, RN, BScN
Hannah’s life is all about connecting others. In her job as a Community Ambassador for Care at Home by Exquisicare, she works to help seniors find personal support services, as well as building community partnerships between her company and other seniors organizations.
Hannah has been a nurse for 15 years, and is passionate about senior care. She believes very strongly in our clients’ right to dignity and autonomy, and feels a huge debt of gratitude to our elders.
Hannah is a Top 40 under 40 alumna. An excerpt from the Avenue magazine article:
Hannah is also the president of the Junior League of Edmonton, a non-profit women’s leadership and training organization. Members can become versed in non-profit administration, how to plan a fundraising event, how to obtain sponsors, and so on. “We’ve got this group of women who are interested in the city and want to give back, and we just point them in the direction in which they can do the most good,” says Barrington. “And, there are 292 [Leagues] around the world. So you are part of a worldwide women’s movement.”
However, her passion for giving back doesn’t end there — she’s also involved with Ladies on the Green and the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society Steering Committee. And, by volunteering as a foster parent, she’s helped advocate for children in difficult situations. “I think you carry the load for the people who can’t, is my personal philosophy,” says Barrington. “Society only works if we pitch in. I don’t want to live in a world where we all just have blinders on and go about our day without that connection and that support.”