"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
Kenneth Tak joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2016 after being in the health care field for over a decade as the Director of Finance and Operations for a nationally recognized fertility clinic in the Bay Area. Kenneth earned his BS in finance, another BS in computer information systems, and a Master of Health Administration. He brings over 25 years of finance, business management, IT and health care management experience to our community. Joining and living Home Instead is very personal for Kenneth having lost loved ones to cancer in recent years. He feels that how a person lives out the final stages of life is just as important as how they lived the beginning stages of their life. He found that the services Home Instead Senior Care provides is essential and vital to providing the independence, honor, dignity and respect that each and every one of our seniors deserve. His role as president of this franchise allows him to lead a team who shares his vision and passion to make this a reality.
Aireen started her career 20 years ago, serving the senior community as a caregiver. She has years of experience being an Activity Coordinator for a senior day program, a Program Coordinator at low income senior housing facility, and a Staffing Coordinator for a non-profit home care agency. Aireen started working for Home Instead in 2009 as a Staffing Coordinator. She worked and learned the industry from the ground up. She is currently the Director of Operations at Home Instead Senior Care where she works overseeing and troubleshooting day to day office and field operations. After starting work with Home Instead, she realized her true calling is to provide excellent service to seniors in our community. Her long experience in the field of senior care paired with her problem-solving skills and compassionate nature made Aireen an ideal advocate for clients as well as caregivers. Aireen enjoys cooking, walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends, and watching home improvement and cooking TV shows.
Shante has always had a passion for caring for others. She also possesses extensive experience working with adults that have mental and developmental disabilities. As an active duty military wife, Shante has worked with a variety of people from many walks of life. When the military moved her and her son to California, she wanted to further her career in senior care, so she joined the Home Instead Senior Care team as a caregiver. But it didn't take long for her heart for caring and her leadership abilities to earn her advancements within the organization, from caregiver to intake specialist to client care coordinator. Shante enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Jamie began her caregiving career over 30 years ago, where she started as a candy striper, worked her way to becoming a nurse aide and then earning her CNA license in 1990. She then progressed to hold a variety of roles in providing care for seniors including 3 years of working directly with Alzheimer's patients in a dementia care facility, 5 years of working in an assisted living facility where she advanced to the business director position and obtained her RCFE Administrators license, and over 9 years with a hospice where she held the position of clinical administration manager. In 2013, Jamie joined the Home Instead Senior Care team as the Staffing Coordinator where she is able to find the perfect match for our caregivers and clients. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends, spending time at the beach and going to concerts.
Christa was born and raised in Southern California but settled down in the Bay area a few years back. She enjoys dirt bike riding, snowboarding, camping and other outdoor activities. Most of all she loves spending time with her family, friends and dogs. She has personally experienced the struggles and challenges of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease and wanted to help make a difference. Christa started as a caregiver with Home Instead and loved being able to assist our client's one on one in the comfort of their own homes. She looked forward to seeing her clients every day and the smiles on their faces when she showed up. Since joining the Home Instead family, Christa has been able to advance her career and is now hiring and training those who are passionate about caring for our seniors.
Denise joined Home Instead in 2009 as a care giver before becoming the Engagement Coordinator for the office. She is involved in recruiting great caregivers and making sure that they have the training and support they need to be successful. However, she finds one of the most important parts of her job to be counseling and coaching the caregivers and calling them daily to make sure they are aware that they have support and help whenever needed. Denise strives to provide understanding, passion and heart with excellent service to seniors and others. Denise feels a personal connection to senior care because, after taking her father in when he fell ill and caring for him until he passed away, she realized that there was little to no support and care for seniors. Before he passed away, Denise made a promise to her father to find a way to advocate for the seniors who were too often falling by the wayside, which she is fulfilling by working with Home Instead.
Yvette's desire to work at Home Instead Senior Care was to give back to a community that has given so much to her. She realized the importance and need of in-home support when her grandparents fell ill and needed care. She witnessed the struggles and the stress her aunt went thru, trying to balance a full-time job and caring for her grandparents. Yvette really enjoys being able to support a staff that gives their talents to providing the highest quality standards of care that Home Instead provides and clients expect. Yvette has been happily married to her best friend for 24 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Her favorite place to be is beautiful and coastal Monterey, California.
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