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​​​Care Team Sacramento, CA; quality care for seniors.​​

Caring is Personal To Us

At Your Service 24/7 in Sacramento and surrounding counties​

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 care team stands ready to provide quality care any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (916) 920-2273 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.

Care Team Sacramento, CA​​

Owner:

buck-shaw.jpgYour Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner, Buck Shaw, possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in our community. He opened the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills Home Instead Senior Care offices in1997 after caring for his own father for ten years prior. He learned firsthand the challenges, frustrations, joys and successes that only a CAREGiver knows. He is deeply committed to the highest quality care for Sacramento seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office has a strong history of involvement in local senior issues and giving back to the Capital City's senior community.

Management:

He and the full Home Instead management team of 20, are on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior care needs. Get in touch with one of our In-Home Care specialists to learn more about the services we offer.​

You can reach us at 916-920-2273 or 530-885-3904, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We are always on call for you in Sacramento, CA​!​​​ ​​

Tonya Shaw - Owner

Tonya Shaw - Owner

Blair Sapeta - Director of Care Management

Blair Sapeta - Director of Care Management

​Blair is our Director of Care Management & Home Care Consultant Teams. She joined Home Instead in June of 1998. Her love and passion for seniors led her to a degree in Gerontology. Home Instead Senior Care allows her to make a difference everyday, whether its helping a family in crisis or a community care partner we serve.  Blair leads a team of caring individuals who help families navigate the many issues that involved caring for your loved ones. As an advocate and resource for families, Blair is always pursuing education and opportunities to exceed the growing needs within our senior care community!


Lori French - Client Care Manager

Lori French - Client Care Manager

Leta Roesch

Leta Roesch

Leta Roesch is a Trainer/Mentor at Home Instead Senior Care. Leta has always been a caregiver, helping family when Loved Ones needed help. She came to Home Instead in 2006 after identifying with Home Insteads’ Mission and Values and has never looked back. After 7 ½ years of caring for clients in their home, Leta was offered a position in the office as a trainer. She thrives on being the best she can be to her caregivers, so in turn her caregivers give their clients the best quality of comfort, care, joy and enriches their hearts. She takes pride in being a part of a Team that sincerely Cares about people and community. You can contact Leta at (916)920-2273



Marie Bennett

Marie Bennett

Marie Bennett is the Director of Operations with Home Instead Senior Care. She joined the team in 2008 after 12 years in the biotech industry. When she had the opportunity to work with HISC she was excited to pursue a career in a new field where she could apply her experience in such a rewarding environment.  She brought with her a passion for customer service and the skills needed to adapt to a growing organization.  Skills which have been instrumental in the growth of this company.  She is committed to providing the highest level of quality care to the seniors throughout our local communities. She works closely with both the Scheduling and Client Care teams to ensure the seniors we serve have the best possible care.


Symphony Krueger - Director of Recruitment and Engagement

Symphony Krueger - Director of Recruitment and Engagement

Symphony Krueger is the Director of Recruitment and Engagement. She joined the Home Instead family in 2010 and instantly felt a connection to the mission and culture of the company. Her team is responsible for hiring, screening, training and providing ongoing support to CAREGivers. She takes pride in recruiting and hiring the best CAREGivers to serve our seniors. Her compassion and direction are an invaluable resource for the team she leads and the CAREGivers she supports.

Prior to finding her way to Home Instead, she spent 15 years working with children. This taught her patience and understanding and gave her a passion for serving others. She now uses these skills to inspire others to find a passion for serving seniors. While she is the director of the department, she is never too busy to personally address a CAREGiver's concerns.


Caitlin Martinsen - Scheduling Coordinator

Caitlin Martinsen - Scheduling Coordinator

​Caitlin Martinsen is a staffing coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. She began working with Home Instead as a caregiver in September of 2015, and moved into the office in December of 2015. She is pursuing her master of social work degree at Sac State and is anticipating graduating in 2019. She enjoys getting to know the caregivers, clients and family members in her interactions she gets to have with them every day.


Mary Anne Millen - Client Care Manager

Mary Anne Millen - Client Care Manager

​Mary Anne has two roles at Home Instead Senior Care. She is the Client Care Manager and Client Care Consultant for the El Dorado County region in our franchise. As a care manager Mary Anne follows the care needs of our clients on an on-going basis. As a care consultant she reaches out to the communities in our area to offer our services, recruit caregivers and create relationships with businesses/facilities who will benefit from partnering with Home Instead.

Mary Anne has a degree in Dental Hygiene and has spent 30 years in the dental profession. She then pursued a degree in Gerontology at American River College and performed her internship as a Case Manager for the El Dorado County In-Home Support Services unit. She also attained a Social Services Designee certificate at American River.

Mary Anne lives in the Sierra Nevada Foothills near Placerville, California and enjoys the country life with her husband Jack. She has two grown children and likes to spend time gardening, cooking, and traveling.

Mary Anne says, "I consider my career at Home Instead Senior Care to be the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of our seniors is an honor indeed."


Madelyn Martin - Admin & HR Assistant

Madelyn Martin - Admin & HR Assistant

Madelyn works as a Recruiting/Staffing Coordinator.  She is a full-time student at California State University, Sacramento studying Industrial Organizational Psychology and Human Resources.  She enjoys visiting new places and experiencing different cultures, and hopes that one day she can do humanitarian work around the world.


Jill Painter - Scheduling Coordinator

Jill Painter - Scheduling Coordinator

​Jill Painter is one of the staffing mangers and has been with Home Instead Senior Care since September 2011. Jill works on matching the CAREGivers with the right client and getting them their desired amount of hours.  She started out doing on-call work, working the front desk and working on payroll before moving into the staffing department. Prior to working with Home Instead Senior Care, she worked for another home care agency for 12 years doing consultations, check-in visits with clients and hiring CAREGivers. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Public Relations from Sacramento State.  She enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends and spending time with her family – husband Jason, daughter Katelyn and son Matthew.


Alice Bailey - Lead CAREGiver

Alice Bailey - Lead CAREGiver

As a Home Instead Senior Care Lead CAREGiver I provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.  These services are meant to enhance the quality of life for seniors. The Lead CAREGIver will “Take The Lead” by being involved in the success of CAREGivers and representing Home Instead Senior Care with great professionalism, “Build Trust” by following up with CAREGivers questions, concerns, or additional needs, and “Share Your Heart” by being a mentor and being thoughtful of CAREGivers needs.

My history as a caregiver started on a personal note when my niece, a mother of two small children, was diagnosed with cancer.  In the midst of all this tragedy radiation, chemo, and potty training her little girl I knew I had made a difference. 15 years later I have never regretted the path I choose.

My passion is my work and my family. I have three adult children; they are my delight. And, I have six grandchildren; they are my joy.


Amy Vaughan Chapman - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Amy Vaughan Chapman - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

​Amy Vaughan Chapman is a Recruitment Engagement Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. Previously she worked as a CAREGiver for Home Instead in Pittsburgh PA. When she moved to Sacramento she knew she still wanted to be a part of the Home Instead family. She was hired on as a CAREGiver and worked for about a year in that position. Her positive attitude and the compassion she showed for her clients made Amy a rising star in the company. She was offered a position in the office and is now responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of all CAREGivers. She checks in to see that they are happy and that they feel supported. She strives to set each CAREGiver up for success so that they can provide the best care possible to our seniors.


April Smith - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

April Smith - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

​April is a Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator with Home Instead Senior Care. She has over 15 years of experience as a caregiver. She has been a CNA and a Medication Tech and has worked in numerous care giving positions. Her relationship with Home Instead began in 2011 when she was hired on as a CAREGiver. During that time she led with her heart and showed great compassion for her clients.

In 2016 she received a BA from UC Davis. It seemed like time to take the next steps in her life journey, but she was hesitant to leave Home Instead. She believed in their values and she knew she was part of a company that was more like a family. When she was offered a position in the office she did not hesitate to accept. Now she is responsible for hiring the ideal people to care for our seniors. Her own experience has taught her how to identify kind, compassionate, experienced caregivers, and she hires only people she would allow to care for her own loved ones.


Caitlin Filby - Scheduling Coordinator

Caitlin Filby - Scheduling Coordinator

Caitlin Filby is a Scheduling Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. She graduated from Sonoma State University where she had worked as a caregiver, obtained a CNA license, taught fall prevention courses to seniors in the community, and volunteered at an adult day program for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.  When she moved back to the Sacramento area, she found herself drawn to Home Instead because of her passion for helping seniors and the high level of care they provide.


Jazmine Grim - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Jazmine Grim - Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Jenn Silagi - Client Care Coordinator

Jenn Silagi - Client Care Coordinator

​I am our Client Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. I visit our clients regularly to ensure satisfaction with their care. Before coming to Home Instead, I worked as a staffing coordinator at a pediatric nursing agency. After watching my father struggle with the stress of taking care of his aging parents, I decided that I wanted to work with Seniors and their families to enable them to be able to enjoy each other and make the most of the final years. When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, reading, spending time with my family, and volunteering with Girl Scouts.


Jenna Ziegler - Office Coordinator

Jenna Ziegler - Office Coordinator

​I’m a social introvert who loves writing poetry and staying active by playing beach volleyball, snowboarding, and working out. I graduated summa cum laude from William Jessup University in Business Administration and am one of the two Home Instead Office Coordinators -- I enjoy this relational and communications aspect of business. I hope to one day combine my business background and my passion for writing to become a freelance writer!


Lindsey Martin - Home Care Consultant

Lindsey Martin - Home Care Consultant

Lindsey is one of our Home Care Consultants. She joined the Home Instead team in July of 2017 and loves it! Home Care Consultants are responsible for building relationships within the community and educating families, communities, caregivers and many other senior care professionals on the services we provide to our seniors and to find the most qualified care providers to care for our seniors.

Lindsey has been in personal care services since March of 2015 and before that she worked with Sutter Care at Home as an Intake Specialist. Lindsey also has her Hospital Unit Coordinator certificate along with some classes in Gerontology, marketing and Advertising.

Lindsey's love for all of her grandparents and their involvement they all had in her life gave her the love, respect and passion she has for all seniors. Lindsey truly believes that our seniors are the greatest generation. Lindsey loves working for Home Instead Senior Care because it truly allows her to make a difference every day, whether it's helping a family with setting up care or talking with other care professionals about the best choices for patients. As an advocate and resource for families, Lindsey is always wanting to educate herself and others to provide resources and opportunities to assist with families and with the growing needs within our senior care community!

Lindsey has two great passions in her life and that is her family and traveling. Lindsey has been married to her husband since May of 2006 and has two beautiful daughters. Lindsey hopes to travel all over the world someday and to raise her daughters to be amazing, respectful people to send out into the world.


Lisa Hastie-Miller - Lead CAREGiver

Lisa Hastie-Miller - Lead CAREGiver

Michelle Coe - Office Coordinator

Michelle Coe - Office Coordinator

When human beings are going through the aging process or witnessing an elderly family member begin to struggle with routine daily tasks, it is not uncommon to experience stress which can cause our lives to unravel.

My greatest passion is bringing comfort and peace of mind to aging adults and their families by making sure to support our Amazing CAREGivers and our Admin Team who climb tall mountains every day to find the best CAREGivers, and match them with our clients.  I am honored to be a part of serving a great industry!

I grew up in a small gold mining town in California and lived on a ranch.  I graduated Nevada Union High School and studied Psychology, Sociology and Music at Sierra College.  I am a mom and grandmother who is an advocate of care and protection of children, seniors, people with disabilities and animals.

I live with an open mind and heart, and believe that an act of caring and kindness will make a huge difference in a person’s life.


Michelle D'Alessandro - On-Call Coordinator

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Rachel Van Dyke - Home Care Consultant

Rachel Van Dyke - Home Care Consultant

Rachel Van Dyke is a Home Care Consultant here at Home Instead Senior Care. Rachel has been working in the home care industry for the last four years and her background includes over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and customer service. Rachel is very passionate about what she does at Home Instead Senior Care, and is distinguished by her ability to identify and understand the needs and support for her clients.  She is focused to ensure that her clients and partners receive the high quality of care services needed for each situation. Rachel enjoys being outdoors and loves Running, Kayaking, and spending time with her family.


Shannon Hussman - Client Care Manager

Shannon Hussman - Client Care Manager

​Shannon is our Client Care Manager for our Placer and Nevada county region. As a care manager Shannon performs Care Consultations, arranges and implements care plans and regularly visits our clients and caregivers for quality assurance and client care needs.

Shannon came to Home Instead Senior Care with a background in the medical field, Medicare and an RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) Administrator along with caring for her own grandmother.

Shannon has always had a passion for making a difference in peoples lives, she lives in Placer county with her husband and their two boys. When Shannon isn't working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, camping, the ocean and mountains.


Teri Lopez - Intake Specialist

Teri Lopez - Intake Specialist

Teri is our Intake Specialist and part of the Care Management Team. She began her home care career in 2004 working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her own life experiences and her connection with families within our senior community, Teri is empathetic to the challenges faced in caring for your loved ones. With many resources at hand, she can provide the support needed to keep seniors engaged, safe and independent in their homes! One of her favorite quotes is “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, home improvement projects, antiques shopping and playtime with her dog Ollie.


Mark Candalla - Scheduling Coordinator


Sandra Smith - Billing & AR Coordinator


Julie Parish - On-Call Coordinator


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