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

At Your Service 24/7 in Huntsville, AL

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 (256) 883-3080 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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Bob Brasher - Franchise Owner

Bob Brasher - Franchise Owner

​To us, it is personal. Owners Bob and Joyce Brasher have faced decisions that you are currently facing. Bob, losing a father to Alzheimers Disease, understands the importance of a caregiver who understood the disease and could work with his mom as she struggled to accept someone else coming into her home. When Joyce began providing care for her father who was diagnosed with a multitude of health problems she realized she would need help.  Her mother would not be able to care for him around the clock and stay well herself. Living out of town, Joyce had to place her trust in caregivers outside of family members. They recognize the importance and inner struggle of a changing role from daughter/son to care provider.


Jason Edmonds - General Manager

Jason Edmonds - General Manager

After selling his business in 2011, Jason became the General Manager for Home Instead. He has over 15 years in the corporate world and has now turned his focus to making a difference in people's lives. He works directly with each department to ensure the care of clients is our number one priority. He makes a point to speak to each of our CAREGivers every time he sees them. He takes great pride in being a part of the people and not just the numbers. With Jason's guidance, Home Instead is now able to proivde solutions for families so that their loved ones can age in their own homes with dignity and pride. Like many of our clients' children, Jason knows the struggles of caring for aging parents and wants to set a high level standard of care not​ only for his loved ones but our clients as well. 


Hannah Simmons, C.S.A. - Director of Client Services

Hannah Simmons, C.S.A. - Director of Client Services

​After starting as a CAREGiver in April 2009, Hannah found her way into the office and has built her career working in multiple departments. She is currently the Director of Client Services and loves being a listening ear and guiding hand, both clients and CAREGivers. She has 10 years' experience in the healthcare field and has been a Certified Senior Advisor since October 2011. Using her knowledge and personal experience, Hannah serves as a mentor for our clients and their families during such a critical decision making process. She has made a complete career change in order to fulfill, what she feels, is her purpose in life and that is to make a difference in the lives of those who have given us so much. For Hannah, "To Us It's Personal" is more than just a tagline.


Vanessa Sparks - Client Care Coordinator Lead

Vanessa Sparks - Client Care Coordinator Lead

Vanessa started with Home Instead in 2010 as a CAREGiver. She always found a way to go above and beyond for her clients and even helped pull extra shifts for staffing. In​ 2012, she was promoted to our Client Care Department and she is now the Team Lead. She makes it her personal mission to ensure the safety of our clients and CAREGivers. Many times, Vanessa is the solution to a hopeless situation. She assesses our clients and their needs and not only develops a plan of care to physically provide for them but emotionally as well. She forms a bond with our clients and their families that stretch even states away. Our clients' families trust Vanessa and appreciate her advice for the best care solutions and the newest and safest products to make our clients' lives easier.


Emma Smith - Service Coordinator

Emma Smith - Service Coordinator

​Emma originally came on to the Home Instead team as a CAREGiver, but it did not take her long to shine as one of our best. She can walk into any situation and quickly have things under control. Emma is calm and organized. Combining this with her caregiving experience makes her the ideal CAREGiver Commando. She knows that it is always important to treat others the way you want to be treated. This helps her work with both clients and CAREGivers. Emma enjoys helping others by serving as a mentor for other CAREGivers and providing our clients and families with peace of mind.


Dionne Bradley - Service Coordinator Team Lead

Dionne Bradley - Service Coordinator Team Lead

​Dionne began working with Home Instead as a Human Resources Assistant, where she dedicated 2 years to hiring, training, and retaining our wonderful CAREGivers. In 2009, Dionne decided to attend school full time and obtain her Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management. After graduating, she returned to Home Instead in 2012 and has since worked as an On-Call Coordinator and Service Coordinator. Now, Dionne uses her years of experience to serve as our Service Coordinator Team Lead.  She has a strong customer service background and is a natural people person. She has a way with connecting to people and immediately calming any situation. Working at Home Instead is gratifying to Dionne because it allows her to help families in need, as well as build relationships with CAREGivers. She truly believes in our mission and her goal is to provide a peace of mind to the families we serve. 


Aimee Metzger - Service Coordinator

Aimee Metzger - Service Coordinator

In 2014, after years of working in customer service and needing a meaningful career path, Aimee joined the Home Instead team. She knew this is where she belonged and one day wants to further her career in healthcare and become a Registered Nurse. She effortlessly handles any situation that comes her way and truly has a talent for making wonderful client and CAREGiver matches. Aimee works hard to earn her clients' trust. She also works hand-in-hand with the CAREGivers to ensure the well being of her clients. She is dedicated to setting goals and meeting them in regards to her staffing and client satisfaction. Aimee enjoys seeing the great results of matching clients and CAREGivers. She knows that the best care or our clients starts with placing the right CAREGiver in their lives.


Leila Tcherneshoff - Human Resources Assistant

Leila Tcherneshoff - Human Resources Assistant

​Leila started at Home Instead in the Human Resources Department in 2014. As a Human Resources Assistant, she helps to bring in new CAREGivers to the Home Instead team. Along with going out to campuses and career centers to recruit new employees, Leila is also assists in interviewing potential employees and teaching the Orientation classes for new CAREGivers. She enjoys meeting new CAREGivers and getting to know them as individuals. Leila has taken care of several of her family members over the years. In her spare time, she enjoys going to yoga and kickboxing classes. 


LaTonya Cunningham, M.H.A. - Finance Manager

LaTonya Cunningham, M.H.A. - Finance Manager

Since 2002, LaTonya Cunningham has worn many hats with the Huntsville office. She started her Home Instead Senior Care career as a CAREGiver and worked her way into the office in 2006.  She currently serves as Finance Manager in our Billing and Payroll Department. She manages two assistants who strive to provide the best quality of services to our clients and CAREGivers.  Her commitment and dedication to Home Instead demonstrates a great passion that she has for seniors in our community. 


Bonnie Allred - Finance Assistant

Bonnie Allred - Finance Assistant

​Bonnie has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2013. She started out as a part-time receptionist, the transitioned into a full-time Finance Assistant in 2014. Bonnie primarily works with billing, CAREGiver payroll, and Long Term Care insurance. Bonnie will also make home visits to assist clients with paperwork when needed. She loves to share ideas and resources to those in the community to assist with the care of their aging family members. 


Julie Smith, C.S.A. - Marketing Manager

Julie Smith, C.S.A. - Marketing Manager

In 2006 Julie began her career with Home Instead Senior Care as the HR Manager facing the challenges of hiring and retaining quality caregivers to work with seniors in North Alabama.  In this role she also counseled and trained caregivers.  Two years later Julie moved to the marketing side of the business spending most of her time providing community education for caregivers, families and healthcare professionals.  In 2011, she completed the training to become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).  She is well versed in topics such as caregiver stress, dementia and making homes safer for seniors.  As a CSA Julie often counsels families and caregivers, providing them with various resources available in our community.  Her speaking experience includes the following:  International Home Instead Senior Care Convention in Omaha, NE;  Southeast area tele-conference for Hospice Aides; Alabama Board of Assisted Living State Conference in Birmingham, AL; Annual Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Conference in Huntsville,  AL; TARCOG's Caregiver College in Huntsville, AL; Southeast area AARP tele-conference; and other various locations throughout North Alabama including Huntsville Hospital System, Crestwood Medical Center, HealthSouth Rehabilitation, Clearview Cancer Institute.  She is currently serving a 3 year appointment as a member of the State of Alabama Repsite Coalition.


Lindsay Rees- Home Care Consultant

Lindsay Rees- Home Care Consultant

​Lindsay joined the Home Instead team in 2014 as the Recruitment and Retention Manager. She moved to the marketing department in 2016.  Lindsay can be found most days in Limestone or Marshall counties educating the community, building relationships and meeting with families.  She lives in Union Grove with her husband Blake and their multiple fur babies.


Ashley Prater- Home Care Consultant

Ashley Prater- Home Care Consultant

Ashley joined the HISC marketing team in April 2018 and has 15 years experience in the healthcare industry and working with the aging population. She loves working with the community and educating professionals and families to help them find resources and solutions. She lives in Decatur with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.

 



Kim Widner - Intake Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

Kim Widner - Intake Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

​Kim started with Home Instead in 2016 as a receptionist and now currently works as the Intake Coordinator and Marketing Assistant.  Kim loves spending time with her husband and two sons. 


Sonya Woodard- Intake Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

Sonya Woodard- Intake Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

Sonya started working as a receptionist in 2016 and now currently works as the Intake Coordinator & Marketing Assistant.   Sonya enjoys being able to help potential clients/family members in what is sometimes one of their most desperate times of need.   She has also experienced first hand how important the role of caregiving can be and knows the importance of making sure a loved one is cared for.   Sonya has also been a Real Estate agent for the Huntsville and surrounding areas for over 13 yrs and just loves helping people in general.  She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband & 2 teenage daughters


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