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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 (336) 249-1011 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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Shanna Jay Howard, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) - Franchise Owner

Shanna Jay Howard, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) - Franchise Owner

shanna.howard@homeinstead.com 

Shanna's role: Shanna's first experience with Home Instead Senior Care was in 2007 when she worked as the Community Service Representative for a local North Carolina Home Instead office. While working with the seniors in that market, her passion for the industry rapidly grew. When the opportunity presented itself to open an office in the Lexington area in 2008, she knew it was a great chance to share her knowledge of providing care to seniors with the wonderful people in Davidson and Davie Counties. She has since dedicated her career to position Home Instead Senior Care as the trusted home care agency in the area.

A little about Shanna: Being the family member of a Home Instead client, I know how important our care becomes to seniors and their families. This is one reason our office is so commited to making a difference in the lives of seniors in our community. With just a little assistance from one of our wonderful CAREGivers, seniors are able to thrive in their homes for years and years! We pride ourselves on being the experts on senior care so if Home Instead is not the option for you, we encourage you to still give us a call so that we may assist you and your loved ones in finding the right care choice for your needs. We love what we get to do each and every day at Home Instead Senior Care, and for almost 10 years now we have seen so many lives changed by our services. We look forward to hearing from you and working with your family!

Fun Fact: Shanna's love of traveling was instilled early on - she grew up in Switzerland and hasn't stopped traveling the globe since!

What it means to be a Certified Senior Advisor: When you work with a professional who has added the Certified Senior Advisor designation to their credentials, you know you are working with someone who has invested time and effort to learning about the things that are important to you. CSAs become CSAs because they want to learn more about the health, financial and social aspects of being age 55 or older. They have made specific efforts to earn your trust and they have committed to ongoing CSA continuing education standards that encourage volunteering for activities that help seniors and that require regular training in dealing with the issues facing seniors today. Insist on working with a Certified Senior Advisor; work with someone who is committed to you!


Shannon Holland - Community Engagement Coordinator

Shannon Holland - Community Engagement Coordinator

shannon.holland@homeinstead.com

Shannon's role: Shannon is our Community Engagement Coordinator.  Her role is to share Home Instead Senior Care's message throughout the community. Her goal is to help families and businesses understand the home care services we provide and also coordinate quick, effective and quality care for our senior clients.  Shannon's positive outlook is both engaging and contagious!  She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in a service driven profession.

A little about Shannon:  I spent the first 18 years of my life trying to get out of this area and the next 10 years trying to get back. I am here to stay!  I love the crazy range in NC weather. The people. The community.  And being able to get to the mountains and the beach within a reasonable amount of time!  I am an avid photographer of girls fast pitch softball and digging holes in my yard;  sometimes for plants that live and sometimes not so much.

Fun Fact:  Shannon's mom is from Harmony, NC and her dad is from Camden, NJ.  That should explain her large personality!


Christina Leach - Office Manager

Christina Leach - Office Manager

christina.leach@homeinstead.com

Christina's role: Christina is considered the "go to" gal in our office. She coordinates office activities and assists with the payroll and invoicing processes (to name a few duties). She is also the point of contact should you want to find out more information on how Home Instead's services can benefit you and your family. Christina thoroughly enjoys helping our staff, clients and CAREGivers with whatever needs they have. Give her a call today to learn more about receiving care for a loved one!

A little about Christina: I was born and raised in Lexington, NC. After working 10 years for Davidson County with the Department of Social Services, I decided to transition into a part-time job to spend more time with my children. While I enjoyed this opportunity, I also realized that I needed a purpose outside of the home. That's when I decided it was time to go back to work full-time and found Home Instead Senior Care!  I'm married to my husband, Chad, and we have 2 children. I spend my spare time watching our children participate in their many sporting events and activities and spending time with family and friends. We are active members of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville.

Fun Fact: Christina and her husband, Chad, have the same birthday! Christina is exactly 1 year older.


Wendy Greenleaf, RN - Registered Nurse

Wendy Greenleaf, RN - Registered Nurse

wendy.greenleaf@homeinstead.com

Wendy's role: Wendy plays a vital role in the direct care of our clients as well as the training of our Caregiver staff. Together, with our home care team, she ensures that our clients' total needs are being met. She comes to Home Instead Senior Care with years of nursing experience and a growing passion for senior care!

A little about Wendy:   I grew up in Kernersville, NC and have lived in Davidson County since 1990. I'm married to a wonderful husband and together we have 5 beautiful children and 2 grandchildren. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family and planning our annual family vacation. I also enjoy gardening, baking, exercising and working at my church. I look forward to getting to know more about each of you! 

Fun Fact: Wendy participated in the first Flight of Honor in Washington D.C. This flight took our local WWII veterans to the nation's capital to see their memorial as well as other memorials throughout the city!


Dottie Harris, RN - Registered Nurse

Dottie Harris, RN - Registered Nurse

dottie.harris@homeinstead.com

Dottie's role: Dottie plays a vital role in the direct care of our clients. Together, with our other Registered Nurses and Client Care team, she ensures that our clients' total needs are being met. Dottie comes to Home Instead Senior Care with years of nursing experience and an excitement to give back to our senior community!

A little about Dottie: I was born and reared in High Point, NC. Since 1967 I have lived in Davidson County! In 1978, after marrying and having 2 children I attended nursing school. My husband and I enjoy having the family over for holidays and special occasions. I love to read, cook, sew and garden. I am very excited to be part of the Home Instead Senior Care team.

Fun Fact: Dottie just recently finished renovating her sons home! She said it was the most challenging thing she's recently accomplished.


Yana Matherly - Client Care Coordinator

Yana Matherly - Client Care Coordinator

yana.matherly@homeinstead.com

Yana's role: Yana works directly with our clients and their families. She is responsible for educating them on our services and onboarding them to Home Instead Senior Care. Yana works with our Director of Nursing, Wendy Greenleaf, to customize a Care Plan for each client based on their individual needs. She will make sure you are thrilled with the Home Instead experience!

A little about Yana: I will always be a Davidson County girl even though I live in Pfafftown, NC.  I've been married for almost 30 years to my husband, Gary, and have one wonderful son. A reformed cat lover, I adore our family dog, Bentley. My passions include photography, butterflies, gardening and watching our son play men's softball. I'm so excited to be a part of Home Instead Senior Care and am here to help you however I can!

Fun Fact: In 1999 I won the Meow Mix jingle contest (you know, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow…) and won a lifetime supply of cat food and a cash prize. It was a fantastic experience that I'll never forget.


Mariah Ivester - HR Assistant

Mariah Ivester - HR Assistant

mariah.ivester@homeinstead.com

Mariah's role: Mariah assists our HR Manager, Michelle, with recruiting, screening, hiring and training our CAREGiver staff. It is essential that we find the right group of passionate individuals to care for our local seniors. The lengthy hiring process includes multiple background screens, reference checks, extensive training designed specifically for Home Instead Senior Care and more. Our CAREGivers are the best of the best, and we are happy to discuss with you what sets them apart!

A little about Mariah: Lexington is where I grew up and where I call home. I have a degree in Human Resources and Business Administration and I am looking to grow with Home Instead in every way possible! I enjoy drawing and listening to music as well as spending time with my family and friends in my free time. The beach is my favorite place be, but the mountains hold a special place in my heart as well.

Fun Fact: Mariah enjoys the thrill of racing motorcycles


Teresa Lemmon - Staffing Coordinator

Teresa Lemmon - Staffing Coordinator

teresa.lemmon@homeinstead.com

Teresa's role: Teresa joins our team after working as a Home Instead CAREGiver for many years. Her role is to personally match our CAREGiving staff to their clients to ensure the utmost compatibility. Her CAREGiving background gives her great insight in making sure our CAREGivers and Clients are 100% satisfied with Home Instead! Some of Teresa's greatest strengths are her compassion to help others,  her ability to effectively communicate with others, problem-solving and having an empathetic disposition to clients and CAREGiver's alike. 

A little about Teresa: I grew up in Long Island, New York before moving to Lexington, NC. I love to cook as often as I can! One of my biggest passions is animal rescue - especially dogs. I have a few that I just couldn't part with that now have furever homes: Daisy, Daphne and Be-be!

Fun fact: You would never guess it, but Teresa is an avid video gamer!


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