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My Place Homecare Founder
Our Team

The My Place Home Care team strives  to increase your knowledge about the health care options that impact the well-being and long term independence of you or your loved one to help prepare you to make knowledge based decisions and achieve the highest quality of living for those in your care.

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Kumar Saha
Founder

Kumar was primary care giver to his mother, Michèle Saha, throughout the eight years she battled dementia and associated health challenges. His experiences during this time and his strong desire to improve things for other families are why he establish My Place Home Care.

Kumar’s formal education is a Master’s degree from Carleton University and more than two decades experience in community economic and small business development. His expertise in strategic planning, business development, governance and operational planning are important to the success of My Place Home Care.

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Dr. Benoit Robert

Dr. Robert is a graduate of The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (1986) and a member of the College of Family Physicians (1988) and Fellows of the College of Family Physicians (1989). Dr. Roberts also holds a Master of Business Administration (1995) from the University of Ottawa.

Currently, Dr. Robert is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Family Medicine and practices as an attending physician at the Ottawa General Hospital, Division of Family Medicine.

Dr. Robert was an attending physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Ottawa (1990-1995) where he was with the Chronic Care Program, the Respite Care Program, the Day Hospital Program and the Geriatric Rehab program.

For the past two decades, Dr. Robert has been an attending physician at the Bronson Place and in 2005 was appointed Medical Director of the Dementia Program at Bronson Place.

Dr. Robert is also an attending physician at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre and played the Medical Director role there since 2011.

Most recently, he became involved in convalescent care and the respite care program there. Ten percent of Dr. Robert’s practice is focused on providing care at home for the very elderly and palliative care patients.

Natasha Parsons RN.

Natasha is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2009).  Natasha also holds designations of a Registered Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse from Algonquin College (2001). She also holds certifications in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Neonatal Resuscitation and Crisis Prevention Institute

Natasha is a clinical teacher at the University of Ottawa and at Heritage College (2010) and began working with first year nursing students with their clinical studies at the Elizabeth Bruyere long term health care facility (2010).

Natasha extended her clinical teacher work at the Queensway Carleton Hospital where assumed responsible for teaching post-partum care to third year nursing students (2011).

Natasha’s fifteen years of palliative care experience brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

Betty Charlesworth RN (Retired)

Betty holds a Nursing Diploma from the Calgary General Hospital (1960). Betty began her career in the Pediatrics unit of the Calgary General Hospital and shortly thereafter relocated to Ottawa to take a position at the National Defence Medical Centre where she remained for almost a decade.

Betty’s next move was to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where she held the role of General Duty Nurse and Assistance Head Nurse for twenty years.

Betty retired in 1994 and for the past three years, acted as primary caregiver and advocate for her diabetic husband. Her knowledge of the health care system and her experience navigating it are valuable to My Place Home Care.

Robin Aaron RN.

Robin is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Nursing Program (1985). In 2001, Robin complete all courses in the Post Diploma of Emergency Nursing at Algonquin College. She has also completed training in BCLS, ACLS (2015), TNCC (2008) and the Coronary Care Program at Algonquin College (1986). Since 1985 Robin has worked in various roles at the Heart Institute, the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, and the Civic Campus.

She is currently working full time at the Civic Campus as Care Facilitator in the Emergency Department. She has held this positon since 2003. Robin works very closely with GEM at the hospital which is the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Services that ensures that the Elderly are safe in their home environment after an Emergency visit.

Since 2006, Robin has also been working on a casual basis for Argyle Associates doing Recovery and Assisting with Oral Surgery.

Kelly Morris PSW

Kelly is our veteran Personal Support Worker with more than twenty-five years’ experience. Kelly is also certified in Gentle Persuasive Approaches (2007).

Kelly’s career has been with the Glebe Center where she is responsible for caring for dementia patients. She assists with their activities of daily living and makes it her mission to create a happy and safe environment for her patients.

Kelly also has twenty years’ experience supporting palliative care patients.

She also worked at the Perley Hospital and is experienced in nutrition and meal preparation.