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At Your Service 24/7 in Nashville, TN

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 (615) 831-2358 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.


CAREGiver Ambassadors

​​​Our team of CAREGiver Ambassadors are here to respond to urgent needs that may arise day or night.  There are a variety of situations in which our CAREGiver Ambassadors help us ensure the upmost quality of care and responsiveness.  On any given day a CAREGiver may experience an emergency and be unable to make it to their client's home.  In this case we deploy our CAREGiver Ambassador to arrive on time to ensure the client never goes without care.  In addition, they assist our CAREGivers with extra support in the home when a client has a particularly challenging day.  We are grateful for our CAREGiver Ambassadors and the vital role they play as members of our team.

Brad Cannon, Owner

Brad Cannon, Owner

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because we are in the business of caring for others. The relationships that we have with our clients and their families are built on a foundation of trust. We have been the solution for so many different family circumstances since 2002 and we have been able to meet these personal needs of seniors with love and compassion. Home Instead Senior Care as a team is a group of people on a mission to help others and that is very personal. We all have been given free choice regarding our careers and this team has collectively chosen to help seniors and their families. I love what we do and I take seriously the trust that is bestowed upon us by each family that asks Home Instead to help."

 

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Brad has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University.  Brad is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a licensed nursing home administrator in Kentucky and Florida.  Before purchasing the Home Instead Senior Care franchise, Brad was a nursing home administrator for 7 years.  Brad has served on Home Instead Senior Care’s franchise exchange council and has also served as the Chairperson for the Bowling Green Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the past 3 years.​


Emily Isbell, Vice President of Operations

Emily Isbell, Vice President of Operations

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because every day, 24 hours a day, we have the opportunity to make an impact on the life of a senior and their loved ones. Every minute of every day I can think to myself—right now a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver is helping a senior stay in the comfort of their home. Not Monday through Friday, not every other weekend, and not just during normal business hours but every minute of every day we are making a difference! And this can only be done by a team of individuals who are on a mission to help others. I am grateful to work with such a wonderful team of CAREGivers and administrative team members who live each day with the mission to help seniors stay home, wherever home may be."

 

Emily has a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in Health Care Administration. She is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Before joining Home Instead Senior Care she was a college student looking to make a difference. She began as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care in Bowling Green, Kentucky and provided over 2,700 hours of direct care to seniors. Within a few months of experiencing the difference of being a CAREGiver firsthand, she changed her degree from Psychology to Health Care Administration so she could pursue her dream of leading a Home Instead Senior Care organization. After three years as the Director of Human Resources for Home Instead Senior Care in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she was blessed to have an opportunity to oversee the Franklin and Columbia offices in 2012. In 2016 she was given the opportunity to oversee the Nashville organization and is happy to have found a home here as well.


Ashleigh Riddle, Director of Human Resources

Ashleigh Riddle, Director of Human Resources

Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because this is more than a job for me, it is truly about the personal connection we make day in and day out with seniors and CAREGivers. Seniors have contributed so much to our community; we are honored to give back to them. My favorite quote summarizes our intentions: “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been CAREGivers. Those who are currently CAREGivers. Those who will be CAREGivers, and those who will need a CAREGiver.”-Rosalyn Carter

Ashleigh was born in Mobile, Alabama, but her family moved to Nashville when she was nine months old.  She has lived here ever since. Through this time she has seen the growth and development of the city. And with that growth she has recognized the true need for influential and compassionate CAREGivers serving seniors in our community. When she was very young she would spend time in skilled nursing communities volunteering and befriending seniors who did not have visitors. After graduating from Stratford High School, Ashleigh attended and graduated from Tennessee State University (Go Tigers!). During her time as a student she began her Home Instead Senior Care career as a Professional CAREGiver and realized her true passion for helping seniors. After serving as a Professional CAREGiver for a year and a half, she received a promotion to Human Resources Coordinator. Shortly after she was promoted into the Director of Human Resources role.


Loraine Jackson, Director of Client Services

Loraine Jackson, Director of Client Services
​"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of clients & CAREGivers.  The relationship between a client and their CAREGiver impacts both in so many ways. Knowing a client looks forward to the time when the CAREGiver arrives, gives me great satisfaction.  I know we are improving the life of the client, their family, and their CAREGiver; this is a true blessing."
 

Loraine joined our Home Instead Senior Care family in 2010.  As a CAREGiver she received the “Heart in Hand” award three times.  In addition to providing exceptional care, Loraine has earned her Medical Assisting Certification, Associates Degree in Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management. She is currently earning her Master’s in Applied Management. Her big heart, her positive attitude and enthusiasm make her a perfect addition to our team.​

We are proud to have Loraine on our team assisting clients with their care needs. Loraine has been promoted from her original position as a Client Services Coordinator to the Director of Client Services, where she now oversees a team of individuals to ensure clients receive the care they need regardless of the hour they need it! Not only does Loraine serve in this role, she serves as the On-Call Supervisor every other week. As the On-Call Supervisor, she is available to our clients and CAREGivers 24/7. Needless to say, Loraine is a very hard worker and we are blessed to have her on our team!


Kelsey Stone, Director of Client Care

Kelsey Stone, Director of Client Care

Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because, after working for five years as a caregiver with persons with disabilities at a non-profit, I moved to a position into the ‘corporate world’ at an insurance company. From the time I made that move I was itching to get back to an environment where I could directly impact the quality of life for individuals in need. Finding Home Instead Senior Care has done just that, and I am excited every day knowing that what I do helps seniors be able to stay Home Instead.”

Kelsey relocated to Nashville from Bloomington, Illinois in 2018. She was excited to move to Nashville and find a home where she could enjoy her favorite activities of hiking and camping. Tennessee’s landscape has not let her down! Besides camping and hiking, Kelsey loves cooking and reading .  She is the proud mom of two kittens that she was given Christmas 2018.  She enjoys meeting new people through her role Home Instead Senior Care and is happy to assist individuals with concerns or questions regarding home care services they already receive or are interested in receiving from Home Instead.


Curviyan Shields, Client Care Coordinator

Curviyan Shields, Client Care Coordinator

Home instead senior care is personal to me because I believe everyone deserves to live the rest of their lives in the home they were married in, the home that they started their families in, and the home their grandchildren visit. I love making seniors feel safe and appreciated while staying in the comfort of their homes.”

Curviyan, who goes by “Curvy,” was originally a restaurant manager before starting her career at Home Instead Senior Care as a Professional CAREGiver in July 2019. Since then, Curvy has been promoted to Client Care Coordinator and has enjoyed the role thus far. Helping seniors has always been a great honor for her. In her free time she loves going to the park with her one-year-old daughter, Caycee, watching movies, and reading.


Carina Vazquez, Client Services Coordinator

Carina Vazquez, Client Services Coordinator

Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I have the opportunity to give back and make a difference in a seniors’ lives. Caring and helping others has always been a big part of my life. Being part of the team at Home Instead makes me feel like I’m where I need to be. My number one priority is making sure our clients get the right care while making sure they are comfortable and happy.
 
In 2018 Carina started as CAREGiver and it felt like the best decision she’s ever made. Carina does not see herself doing anything but caring for our seniors. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, but has been in Nashville since she was three years old. Carina moved here with her family for better job opportunities. She has two sisters: one is older and married, the other is younger and lives with Carina. Before she started working with Home Instead Senior Care she was a server at Cracker Barrel. One of her coworkers told her how she was a CAREGiver and encouraged Carina to seek out an opportunity to caregive as well because she saw something in her. After providing CAREGiver services for many months she was promoted to the CAREGiver Ambassador Role.  After showing loyalty in this role Carina was promoted to the Client Services Coordinator position.


Jessi Skidmore, Medicaid Waiver Specialist

Jessi Skidmore, Medicaid Waiver Specialist

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because it gives me the chance to help a lot of people in a really big way. Even the smallest things we do here can make a huge difference to the person we are helping and their families. I really look forward to coming to work every day. One of my favorite things is hearing from CAREGivers and clients alike when they are so grateful of the match I made for them."

Jessi grew up in Virginia and moved to Tennessee three years ago. She has worked at customer service jobs since she was old enough to begin working, but never felt like she was doing enough actual service. After years of doing what she could to help customers in a call center she came to Home Instead Senior Care to help customers in a more personal way. Jessi started working with Home Instead as a CAREGiver in early 2015. After connecting with so many seniors and their families as a CAREGiver she was promoted to the Client Services Coordinator position in October of 2015 and is currently our Medicaid Waiver Specialist. She now works to help seniors and their families ensure their services are covered through the Medicaid program. She is continuing her education at MTSU and is currently learning a third language. She hopes to use these skills to help and connect with more cultural backgrounds in our community and in communities around the world.​​


Debbie Jones - CAREGiver Development Specialist

Debbie Jones - CAREGiver Development Specialist

Home Instead Senior Care is Personal to me, because it is just like the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. I am thankful that God has given me a heart to serve others and I do not take this lightly. It is an honor to be able to spend time with our precious seniors and let them know how important they are and how much they are loved. I am also so blessed to now be a part of the administrative team. It is a privileged to be part of the Home Instead family.

Debbie was born and raised in Michigan and has lived in Tennessee since 1995, when she married her wonderful husband, Dave. They will be celebrating 23 years of marriage this September.  She has always taken care of people. She taught preschool for 14 years and worked with mentally challenged individuals for several years in Michigan. She currently lives in Santa Fe, TN, right in the middle of 42 peaceful acres of land. She feels blessed with her life - not without troubles or heartache - but truly blessed!


Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because it allows me the opportunity to ensure others' happiness. Since 2004 I have been working with Home Instead clients and their families to coordinate, manage and facilitate the highest quality care possible, while maintaining the senior’s wishes to remain at home and as independent as possible. To work with clients and their families on such a personal level feels much more like a calling than a profession."

Amanda began her tenure with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2004. She has served in several administrative capacities and after nearly ten years in the Quality Assurance Department, Amanda was promoted to the Director of Operations. As our Director of Operations, Amanda was responsible for overseeing our Client Care Department as well as our Staffing Department. In November 2016, Amanda transitioned to become our General Manager where she oversaw total operations of our Bowling Green office.  Currently she now serves as our Home Care Specialist throughout the Nashville and Middle TN region.  She takes great pride in the quality of our care and wants every client and CAREGiver to be delighted with our company. Amanda is also our Long Term Care Insurance specialist and oversees all of our courtesy billing and questions.​​


Emily Harlan, Regional Marketing Specialist

Emily Harlan, Regional Marketing Specialist

Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I've seen firsthand the positive impact our CAREGivers make on seniors' lives on a daily basis. We are doing the extraordinary by empowering seniors to remain independent, healthy and happy in their homes, wherever that may be. To personally touch people's lives and give families peace of mind and support is the most fulfilling calling you can answer. We answer that call every day.”

Emily earned her undergraduate degree from Asbury College and her Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University.  Emily provides consultation services to the Home Care Consultants in Kentucky and Tennessee.  She ensures continuity of sales executions, public relations and community education programs.  Emily worked in direct sales for Home Instead Senior Care for eight years before moving to a consulting role.


Donna Smith, Regional Director of Finance

Donna Smith, Regional Director of Finance

​Donna joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in January 2008. She oversees the billing and payroll for our regional franchises. She works hard to ensure that every detail of our client’s invoices and our CAREGiver’s paychecks are correct. Donna counts it a joy to work for a company that is truly all about helping others. Donna is married and has two wonderful children. She enjoys cooking, serving at her church, and lazy days on the lake with her family.


Jennifer Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

Jennifer Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

Jennifer was born and raised in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  She joined Home Instead in 2009 after being a stay at home mom for 12 years.  She transitioned to our a​dministrative team where she was the Communications Engineer for 6 years. She has since transitioned to her current role of Regional Accounting Specialist where she is responsible Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, 401K and helping clients and their families with billing questions.​


Mary Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

Mary Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

Mary joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2016 as our Regional Billing Specialist. She is responsible for the billing for our three franchise offices. Mary and her husband Ben have a wonderful daughter named Leah. She and her family have been caregivers to several of their own family members. Mary is excited to be a part of a business that truly serves others and helps them remain in their homes, providing a helping hand in their journey of life. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to church.​​


Jamie Patterson, Regional Billing Specialist

Jamie Patterson, Regional Billing Specialist

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because we help the most incredible individuals. I learn so much from the people I meet, they are truly the greatest generation. Being a family caregiver for several years prepared me to appreciate and enjoy the seniors in our community."

Jamie joined the Home Instead Senior Care family in March 2001 as a CAREGiver. Since October 2001 she has served in a variety of administrative roles.  She joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in October 2017 as  Regional Billing Specialist. She is proud to provide billing and payroll support to the five franchises.


Jacque Crimmins - Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist

Jacque Crimmins - Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist

Jacque is originally from Chicago, but spent many years moving around the country with the US Air Force.  She has lived in Kentucky for eight years and is enjoying calling it home.  She joins the Home Instead finance department as Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist to assist with billing and payroll needs for our five franchises. Jacque enjoys spending time being a mom, reading, hiking, spending time outdoors and being involved with her local church family.  She truly believes in the importance of the mission of serving your loved ones, and hopes to serve them well with grace.


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