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

At Your Service 24/7 in Merrick, NY

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 (516) 826-6307 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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Barbara Steinberg - Finance Manager

Barbara Steinberg - Finance Manager

​My name is Barbara Steinberg, I started my own bookkeeping business in 2006 after my son was born in order to have more flexible hours and be able to work from home.  I have been married to my husband Scott since 2000 and lived out here on Long island since 2001.  I worked in Manhattan for corporations for many years and after 9/11 decided that I no longer wanted to be that far away from my children ever again!  It took me until 10:00pm to get home that day and the vulnerability that I felt was overwhelming.  That is when I decided to work on Long Island. I had bookkeeping experience but never considered it as a career until getting an interview for a part time job for a gift basket company. I interviewed and told the owner that I was never trained but if he gave me a chance I was a quick learner and I wouldn't let him down. He took a chance on me and I worked there for 6 years until I left to pursue my freelance business full time! Once I decided to start my own business I had business cards made up and I placed an ad on craigslist offering my bookkeeping services, I slowly built up a clientele mostly of small to medium business owners that needed part-time bookkeeping work and didn't want to hire an "employee" but only wanted to pay for the hours worked.  In 2009 Mark answered the ad and we met for an interview I started immediately just doing his bookkeeping and since then it has grown to me doing all aspects of billing and payroll and me being a salaried employee.


Michele Wachter - Community Liason

Michele Wachter - Community Liason My name is Michele Wachter , mother of three daughters, Jillian, Kimberlyanna and Elizabeth.  I have worked for Home Instead Senior Care for 13 years.   My career started as a companion and has grown into a life long career path and continues to grow everyday.
 
When I was a small child I always had great admiration and  enjoyed being surrounded by the seniors from my home town, Ridgewood Queens NY.  

I answered an add in 2003 from my local town paper to become a companion for Home Instead Senior Care.   I realized that serving the Geriatric population was my true calling in life.  I returned back to college  in 2005 . I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies , with a high concentration in Gerontology and Therapeutic studies to help those diagnosed with Alzheimer 's / Dementia.  Today I am a Certified Alzheimer's/ Dementia Trainer and an advocate for families, Referral Providers , clients and other companions.  My expertise at Home Instead include:  Quality Assurance Advocate, Outreach Coordinator, Home Care Specialist, Certified Alzheimer / Dementia Trainer for families and all companions seeking employment opportunities with Home Instead Senior Care Nassau County NY.  I am also the founder of Seniors helping Soldiers; an outreach program I designed for individuals with Cognitive Impairments.  This program is a recreational program for seniors who are interested in giving back to our Veterans ,their families and our troops over seas.  In 2014 I received an award for Outstanding Recreational Therapeutic Services from Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation.    In addition I am the coordinator of monthly support groups for client's families with Cognitive Impairments.  I am truly blessed to work in a field that is so rewarding , and I love with all my heart.

Pamela Navon - Client Care Coordinator

Pamela Navon - Client Care Coordinator

I have always had a place in my heart for seniors and became interested in a career in senior care 16 years ago while helping my mother care for my father.  Experiencing the emotion, complex decision-making and financial burden of selecting appropriate care options for my own parent I have been able to bring personal experience through all facets of my career.

With 16 years experience guiding seniors and their families through difficult decisions regarding homecare, assisted living and long term care insurance I bring this experience as well as the heart to every Home Instead client I meet with.

As a Client Care Coordinator I meet with potential clients and family members to discuss their needs, provide homecare solutions and coordinate service plans.  Providing on-going service inquiries and care consultations gives each client and their family that personal connection that ensures service meets client current needs and expectations.


Michele Marangiello - Office Coordinator

Michele Marangiello - Office Coordinator

​My name is Michele Marangiello and I recently joined the Home Instead Senior Care team.

In the past, I was fortunate to fulfill a personal need of mine by caring for children with special needs and seniors with physical challenges. This led me to explore a position as a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care. Along this journey, I was offered a wonderful opportunity to join the team as Office Coordinator. My day to day responsibilities cover a wide range of support with client services, and various administrative tasks. This role allows me to be a part of a team which offers our seniors and their families’ compassion and peace of mind while making difficult home care decisions which best fit their personal needs.

My passion has always been to help others, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of this amazing team.


Heena Patel – Scheduling coordinator

Heena Patel – Scheduling coordinator

​My home care career began when I  was 16 years old . I’ve worked with many different organizations before I came to Home Instead  Senior Care In September 2017, such as V.N.S. , Department  for the Aging and the Veterans Association. As a scheduling coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care I create and maintain client / caregiver schedules , select appropriate caregivers for each case as defined in  initial consultation/ assessment , maintain calendar for caregiver sick leave , vacation time and long term leave ,update client / caregiver statistics , inform staff of clients hospital admission /discharge , and maintain caregiver retention report.

I am passionate about my role at Home Instead Senior Care and grateful for the opportunity to use my talents and expertise with such a wonderful group of talented professionals. As Mohandas Gandhi said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’’


Nicole Delledera- Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator

Nicole Delledera- Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator

​Hi my name is Nicole Delledera. I am the engagement and recruitment coordinator. I recently started working for Home Instead Senior Care in October 2018 after obtaining my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. My role here is to work closely with job candidates, manage the flow of applicants, and hire the caregivers that best match Home Instead’s values. I instruct an orientation before each caregiver starts their career at Home Instead to make sure they are aware of what is expected of them. This orientation makes sure they understand the importance of compassion and treating their client as if they are part of their own family. Finding hard working and loyal caregivers are my top priority. I am very honored to be able to work with such a dedicated and compassionate team.


Pascale LaRochelle-Garland, RN - Director of Patient Services

Pascale LaRochelle-Garland, RN - Director of Patient Services

​My name is Pascale LaRochelle-Garland, I have worked in the nursing field for over 25 years. My career has taken me from LPN, RN Field Supervisor and now Director of Patient Services. As a lifelong New Yorker born in Brooklyn; I have a love for my city as well as a passion for serving the geriatric community. My work has been committed to contributing to the safety and therapeutic environment of each of my patients. Compassionate nursing care is an expectation that each one of my clients can expect.

My future plans is to continue exploring my interest in understanding geriatric health and dementia afflicting the aging.


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