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

At Your Service 24/7 in Charleston, SC

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 (843) 571-3000 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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Shannon Carithers, RN - Owner

Shannon Carithers, RN - Owner

​Shannon Carithers and his wife Melody are the owners of Home Instead Senior Care of Charleston.  Shannon is a Registered Nurse and previously worked at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Melody's background includes marketing and sales in senior communities and the medical industry.  He and his wife are South Carolina natives, and together they have 40 years combined healthcare experience.  Shannon is responsible for the day to day operations of the business. He works closely with both clients and CAREGivers to ensure the best care


Kenzie Brogden - General Manager

Kenzie Brogden - General Manager

A North Carolina native, Kenzie started her journey with Home Instead as a CAREGiver during her years at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.  With an extensive background in human resources and the senior care industry, Kenzie joined our team in 2015 as the Human Resources Manager.  In 2016, she was promoted to the role of General Manager.  As General Manager, Kenzie works with all departments to manage day-to-day operations as well as client and CAREGiver satisfaction.  Her knowledge, work ethic and warm heart make her an excellent leader for our Charleston team.  In her spare time, Kenzie and her husband Ryan enjoy traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with their six fur babies.  


Elizabeth Felder McDermott - Community Service Director

Elizabeth Felder McDermott - Community Service Director

​Elizabeth is a native of Charleston and has been serving the Low Country as a volunteer and leader for three decades. Elizabeth has a double major in Sociology and History. She comes to Home Instead Senior Care with over 17 years’ experience as a Pharmaceutical Representative. Elizabeth’s primary responsibilities are marketing and educating the community on non-medical home care, aging issues and dementias. As a member of South Carolina Aging in Place and Lowcountry Senior Network, Elizabeth is able to provide resources to our clients. She enjoys cooking, water and snow skiing with her husband and daughter.  


Melinda Aranda - Community Service Representative

Melinda Aranda - Community Service Representative

Melinda was born in Augusta, Ga but has called Charleston home for over 18 years.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in speech from Augusta State University.  Melinda has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing with the majority of it in the healthcare field.

In her spare time she enjoys watching college football, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 6 year old twins.​


Laura Yzaguirre – Client Care Coordinator

Laura Yzaguirre – Client Care Coordinator

Laura grew up as a military child and later became a military wife.  After living in Charleston for 10 years, her and her family decided to permanently call our beautiful city "home."  Laura thoroughly enjoys the Senior citizen community.  She feels there is no better way to serve their needs and help improve their quality of life than to be on the "front lines" with them. Laura works with other Care team members to build supportive relationships with our clients, families and caregivers. She addresses concerns of clients, families, and caregivers and provides solutions along with additional community resources. Laura holds a South Carolina certification as a Nurse's Aide.  She has a background in caregiving and hospice work.  Laura has taken several classes on Dementia to increase her knowledge on this subject.  In Laura's free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering to facilitate her favorite game BINGO at local assisted living facilities.


Pam Bartenfield - Service Liaison

Pam Bartenfield - Service Liaison

​In 2011 Pam became a CAREGiver for Home Instead, after caring for multiple family members. In 2013 she was recruited to join our office staff. Pam performs multiple administrative responsibilities, including assisting Human Resources. Pam is a Clemson Graduate and has a Masters of Education from Converse College. After 29 years as an elementary teacher, she volunteered at MUSC Holling's Cancer Center and started a wedding and a floral design business. Pam enjoys gardening, college football and entertaining family and friends.​


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