About the Founder of Retire-At-Home Services
Irene Martin, RN
Founder, Retire-At-Home Services
Irene Martin, a registered nurse with over 40 years experience in the health care field, founded Retire-At-Home™ on the guiding principles of dignity, respect and independence for seniors. She started Retire-At-Home™ in 1994 from the living room of her home in Nepean with the notion that seniors wanted and needed a more personalized service for their home health care needs.
By servicing one client at a time and always ensuring that each client received the best possible care, she has been able to build an organization of dedicated, caring professionals that represent her philosophies of total quality care.
Mrs. Martin advocates for seniors and community organizations by donating her time and money to many worthy causes. She has made community involvement a focus in her personal life and always ensures that Retire-At-Home is a good corporate community partner. In 2006, Mrs. Martin was chosen as Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ottawa Women’s Business Network.
Her greatest achievement still is her loving family – her husband, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She continues to lead her company through example of treating employees, clients and franchise partners just like family.