Meet our team of caring, compassionate professionals, dedicated to providing you and your family the best in-home care and support for your individual needs and preferences.
Sam Hardikar established Home Instead Senior Care office in Melbourne’s Inner East in March 2013.
Sam has a background in Engineering, Information Technology and Business Management, but was keen to develop a social venture. Faced with the care of aging parents, and the importance of their well being to the family, he and his partner Winita decided that they would build a business to meet the needs of our elderly citizens. Joining the Home Instead Senior Care franchise was the best choice they could have made. They are able to leverage their combined strengths and experience. Apart form running the Home Instead Senior Care Inner East Office, Sam, with his IT background, is an excellent teacher and volunteers at the Deepdene U3A where he teaches technology to seniors. He is also a very popular tutor at BassCare in Canterbury where he helps seniors use iPad, iPhone, and surf the Internet. His wife Winita has been a practicing doctor for nearly 30 years.
Together they have the patience, empathy and a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of ageing Australians.
Recruitment & Training Officer
Anne joined Home Instead Senior Care in July 2013 and comes to us with a strong business and people management background, with extensive experience in customer relations in a variety of industries.
With a passion and commitment to helping seniors stay “Home Instead”, Anne works closely with all clients and CAREGivers supporting their needs. Anne is actively involved in supporting our clients to ensure services are being provided to meet any changing needs, and that Home Instead Senior Care Inner East continues to provide the highest quality of care.
Office Administration Manager
Dee joined the Home Instead team in April 2015 and comes with excellent credentials in customer satisfaction and care. Having owned her own business in hospitality where she continually exceeded client expectations especially the seniors, she brings to Home Instead her skills in organisation, creativity, problem solving and customer focus.
An active member of the community, Dee not only excels in being a parent of two handsome boys but also in hockey. Her current interests include being a regular social tennis player, basketball, motorsports, reading, cooking, entertaining, travel, gardening, sketching, sewing & mosaics.
Dee is in charge of all office matters including handling the reception, scheduling and admin.
Care Services Manager
Anne Marie Fister
Anne Marie has a number of years’ experience in allied health and as a retired critical care nurse. She has been involved in a number of roles at Home Instead. She started out as a CAREGiver managing clients with high care needs. Her experience in understanding clients needs quickly made her an invaluable member of the office team as a client services coordinator. However, her real strengths lie in understanding the care needs of clients and developing detailed care plans, monitoring service delivery and ensuring client well being outcomes are met. In her spare time, Anne Marie takes part in triathlons and outdoor activities and is a fitness fanatic.
Care Services Manager
Alwyn has been working in the disability and aged-care sector for more than 20 years with a strong background working in the Local, State and Federal Government sectors across Victoria as well as various Not-For-Profits. Alwyn has held roles within the sector ranging from Case Management through to Management. One of the most fulfilling roles held was supporting people moving from long term hospital admissions back into their homes.
Alwyn has a passion for empowering her clients to remain as independent as possible whilst remaining at home. Making sure that they enjoy life, receiving excellent care and maintain their participation within their community.
Alwyn finds it rewarding coaching and mentoring those in the sector to ensure that services are being delivered mindfully and with consideration to the principals of reablement.