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​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in Oakwood Village, OH

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (440) 914-1400 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.
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Betty Bowers, Founder

Betty Bowers, Founder

​Betty’s back-ground includes almost twenty years with Case Western Reserve University (“CWRU”).  She was an integral part of the team that grew their Executive M.B.A. program in the 1980’s.

Betty learned about the opportunity at Home Instead Senior Care in the mid-1990’s.  To many people, the concept of non-medical help for seniors in their own home seemed odd.  Betty was quick to recognize the need for such services and became one of the first owners of a Home Instead Senior Care franchise in the United States.
 
Betty’s husband, Dr. David A. Bowers (Dave), was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and that journey with Dave led Betty to decide to sell the successful business she had built from the ground up.  Betty chose to sell to her daughter, Jeannie and son-in-law, Scott.  Scott and Jeannie then started in the business and worked all aspects eventually assuming ownership in mid-2003.

Sadly, Dave passed away in 2007.  His presence in our lives was a true blessing and he continues to be missed.

Betty feels passionate about our motto, “To Us its Personal,” which is why she has continued her involvement with Home Instead Senior Care.  Until February 2011, she served on the board of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.   Betty also remains involved in other care programs through Home Instead Senior Care. 

 She is also involved again with CWRU in the Weatherhead School of Management working on a variety of projects with Dean Reddy.

Scott Radcliff, President

Scott Radcliff, President

​Scott completed his undergrad at Ohio University majoring in Accounting and was in the National Honor Society for accounting.  He then began a career in the insurance industry starting in Columbus and became involved with claims litigation in Cleveland.  He completed his M.B.A. at John Carroll University in 1999.  Scott began his work with Home Instead Senior Care as Director of Operations in 2001.  He has completed Home Instead Senior Care’s corporate training as well as Home Instead Senior Care’s award-winning, Alzheimer’s training program.  Scott received Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) distinction in 2005.

Scott has a passion for exceeding expectations for each client and their family.  He has learned so much from the seniors he has worked with and has valued the time he spent with clients and their families. 

Jeannie Radcliff, Vice-President

Jeannie Radcliff, Vice-President

​Jeannie’s undergraduate and graduate degree (M.B.A.) are both from CWRU.  She began her career as an intern with IBM in Cleveland and continued there in marketing after her graduation.  In addition to her start with IBM, Jeannie continued in marketing/sales positions with other companies before starting her family.  Scott and Jeannie have two daughters and a son.

Both Scott and Jeannie embrace the Home Instead Senior Care motto, “To Us it’s Personal.” Their goal is to provide a family-friendly workplace where everyone works to make sure we are doing all we can:

  •     To honor God in all we do
  •     To enrich the lives of the seniors we work with
  •     To provide the highest quality care to those we serve
  •     To provide peace of mind to their families
  •     To continue as a consultative resource to the communities we serve
  •     To educate seniors, their families and the professionals we work with
Home Instead Senior Care’s corporate office began using J.D. Power & Associates in 2010 to help us truly measure the quality we provide.  Our local office participates in this as well.  J.D. Power’s analysis of our client care will be on-going.  We are proud to report that as of our last survey (summer 2010), over 94% of our clients, and their families, would refer us to their friends and/or family members.

Maria Stewart, Brecksville General Manager

Maria Stewart, Brecksville General Manager

​Maria has over 20 years experience in scheduling and working with clients.  Her background  includes 15 years with Cleveland Clinic Foundation as scheduling supervisor.

She has been with Home Instead Senior Care for almost ten years.  Maria has successfully handled many areas of our business including staffing, community education, client satisfaction, staffing supervisor, and is now our Brecksville office General Manager.  Maria’s combined passion for seniors and concern for their families is obvious to those she works with.
She has completed the Certified Dementia Practitioner program.

She and her husband have a daughter that has just begun her nursing career.

Greg Jones, Human Resources Manager


Sheila Dunlap, Senior Staffing Coordinator

Sheila Dunlap, Senior Staffing Coordinator

​Sheila already had 20 plus years dedicated to staffing when she joined our team six years ago.  She has an Associate degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.  Sheila’s work experience includes staffing with hospitals, ICU’s, and the medical and non-medical side of staffing.

Sheila has three children.  Her oldest daughter recently graduated college and her other two are  in middle school.

Pam Leary, Senior Staffing Coordinator

Pam Leary, Senior Staffing Coordinator

Pam has ten plus years in staffing with local hospitals, nursing homes and home care.  She has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2010.  Prior to staffing she worked in the Parma court system.  Pam is also a licensed realtor.Pam and her husband have three children –two in college and one still at home.


Christine Kelly, Staffing Coordinator


Karen Wajda, R.N., M.S.N., C.L.N.C, Client Care Manager

Karen Wajda, R.N., M.S.N., C.L.N.C, Client Care Manager

​Karen has more than 20 years in the nursing field.  Karen has a BSN and MSN, and is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.  She has worked as a Clinical Nurse with University Hospitals.    Karen’s caring personality and excellent nursing skills are appreciated by the Home Instead Senior Care clients she works with.  She is passionate about helping to prepare family caregivers for the challenges of providing care, particularly to those struggling with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Karen not only works with our clients she is also a valuable resource for educational speaking engagements that Home Instead Senior Care conducts on a regular basis in the communities we serve.  In addition to working with Home Instead Senior Care clients, Karen is a nursing professor in the Accelerated Nursing program at Ursuline College.

Karen and her husband have four children.  Her son is about to enter college this year.​

Eileen Foreman, Client Care Manager

Eileen Foreman, Client Care Manager

​Eileen has over 20 years experience in the health care industry  She has been with us for many years, and has recently been promoted from HR manager to Client Care Manager.  Her expertise ensures we are hiring quality CAREGivers that are interested in providing care to our seniors that not only enriches their lives but provides peace of mind to their families too.

With over 300 + CAREGivers in this office alone, Eileen is very busy!  A client recently asked us, “Where do you find your excellent CAREGivers?”    We give credit for that to Eileen!  In addition to recruiting, Eileen makes sure our CAREGivers continue to receive quality education and training throughout the year.  She was instrumental in making sure a large percentage of our CAREGivers completed Home Instead Senior Care’s award-winning Alzheimer’s training program.

Eileen has also taken charge of coordinating our Be a Santa to a Senior (“BASTAS”) program that helped ensure that close to 750 lonely and low-income seniors received a gift, and for most a visit too, at Christmas.

Eileen’s experience includes eight years with University Hospitals as Coordinator of House Staff Affairs, including recruiting internal medicine residents and five years with the Cleveland Clinic Health System as Professional Recruiter for Allied Support Professionals. 
Eileen has successfully completed the Certified Dementia Practitioner program.
Eileen and her husband have 5 children- three in college. 

Jill Nelson, Client Care Manager


Julie Bonebrake, R.N., B.S.N., Client Care Manager

​Julie has been working in the home health care industry for over 20 years. She began her nursing career at University Hospitals and soon recognized a passion for caring for the elderly. Since then she has held various roles in nursing, marketing, and management.​

Julie joined our team at Home Instead Senior Care in January 2012 as a Client Care Manager. She enjoys finding ways to help improve the quality of the older adult life by working with our clients, their families, and the wonderful CAREGivers who provide our services.
 
Julie is a graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University with an RN, BSN degree. 

Melissa Fuhry, Bookkeeper

Melissa Fuhry, Bookkeeper

​Melissa has a BA degree in Accounting from the Ohio State University. She previously worked as a Systems Analyst at Columbia Gas for 7 years,  when she lived in Columbus.  She also has over 10 years experience as the Bookkeeper for a small Columbus Insurance Agency.Melissa has 2 children.  Her son is in High School and her daughter is in Middle School.


Deanna Shockey, Community Services Representative

Deanna Shockey, Community Services Representative

Deanna came to us in 2011 with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has worked in both operational and marketing roles throughout her career. Deanna is proud to work for Home Instead Senior Care because she gets to experience first-hand how our CAREGivers make a difference in our client’s everyday lives. Deanna is married and she and her husband have 3 children. ​


Nicole Pearch, Community Service Representative

Nicole Pearch, Community Service Representative

Nicole has lived all over the world traveling with her parents while her dad served in the Air force. She earned her Bachelors degree in Business Communications from the University of Akron. Nicole has worked in sales, recruitment, and marketing for the last 6 years. She also teaches senior citizen classes part-time at local colleges and loves public speaking. Nicole and her husband Ben have spent the past 9 years living in Savannah, Georgia and Akron, Ohio where they call home. She and her husband have two children, Clayton and Scarlett. If asked to describe her life in one word, she would say Lucky! Nicole joined Home Instead Senior Care in December 2012 because of her passion for being an advocate for seniors with a strong desire to enhance their quality of life and help them stay at home.​


Janine Davis, Community Service Representative

​Janine and her family now call Northeast Ohio home after moving from Chicago to help care for elderly in-laws.  Janine has  over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing.  In addition, she also teaches career education classes part-time at a local college.  With athletic teenagers, son Max and daughter Michal, the family spends many hours at soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball sporting events.  Their latest adventure, however, is the pursuit of the “perfect” college.  Janine joined Home Instead Senior Care in March 2013.  Janine considers it a privilege and honor to work with the local professional community, families and CAREGivers to help seniors remain healthy and independent​


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