"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.
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
A North Carolina native, Kenzie started her journey
with Home Instead as a CAREGiver during her years at Catawba College in
Salisbury, NC. In May of 2009 she graduated magna cum laude from Catawba
with her Bachelors in Sociology. After spending the summer of 2009
studying abroad in Costa Rica, Kenzie returned to the states and began her
career in human resources with a national roofing company. Four years
later she was offered the position of human resources manager for a long-term
care nursing facility in Charlotte, NC. Kenzie, along with her fiancé
Ryan and their five fur babies, moved to Charleston in the summer of
2014. She uses her personal experience as a CAREGiver to guide her in
every hiring decision to ensure we have the best CAREGivers in the low
country. Kenzie is currently working on her MBA in Human Resource
Management. In her spare time, she enjoys attending local hockey games
and concerts with her fiancé.
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 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 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.
Amanda moved to Charleston in 2016. Before making Charleston her home, Amanda worked as a scheduler for a home care company in Cincinnati, OH. She was tasked with the responsibility of matching senior citizens with the perfect caregiver, an incredible skill that she brought with her to Home Instead. Amanda joined our team as a Service Coordinator, and in 2017 was promoted to Service Director. She oversees all client and caregiver schedules and ensures that we pair our clients with the right caregiver. She brings several years of experience in training, management and coordinating staff members in a team environment. In her free time she enjoys exercising, volunteering, and loves to coach teenagers on how to be productive adults.
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.
Linda joined our team in 2011 as a care giver, and has been promoted to
our professional staff. She is our Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
and Care Manager for our VA clients. Linda has an extensive background
in social services and various outreach ministries. She was most
recently a Case Manager for World Relief Refugee Services working with
the relocation of refugees. Linda is the family caregiver for her mother
and has 2 active grandchildren.
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