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​​​​​​​​​Home Care Team Cumberland County, ME; quality care for seniors.

Home Care Team Cumberland County, ME

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 (207) 839-0441 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.​​

William Jenks, Owner

William Jenks, Owner

​Bill discovered Home Instead Senior Care after he and his siblings had been through a long, challenging, and often frustrating experience attempting to care for their father and step-mother from a distance. After his step-mother’s death, Bill met the founders of Home Instead Senior Care. He was so impressed with them and the company they had created, he decided to open the first Home Instead Senior Care office in Northern New England to provide the kind of help he wished his family could have had. Bill serves as Chairman of the board of the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, and is a member of the American Society on Aging and the Maine Gerontological Society. A former professional cellist and symphony orchestra conductor, he also served locally as Music Director at First Parish Church in Gorham. He is the proud father of three grown children and an avid motorcyclist.


Renate Scholz, General Manager

Renate Scholz, General Manager

​After fifteen years of teaching, Renate was ready for a new challenge and joined the Home Instead team as a Home Care Consultant. She chose Home Instead because of its commitment to helping seniors, as well as its focus on innovation and community service. Now, in her new role as General Manager, Renate is in charge of the day-to-day running of the office, managing the staff, and guiding growth. Outside of the office, Renate facilitates the Cumberland County Senior Networking Group and is a member of the Gorham/Windham/Westbrook Triad. Renate lives in Gorham and is the mother of two almost-grown children. She enjoys music, food, and the outdoors, and especially loves to travel, taking advantage of any opportunity to explore new places and have new adventures.


Kim Arena, Client Care Coordinator

​Kim joined Home Instead Senior Care after more than a decade with Gorham Adult Education. In her role as Client Care Coordinator, she oversees the clients’ care, from the initial assessment with the client and family to periodic quality assurance check-ins to make sure Home Instead remains responsive to the clients' needs. Drawing upon her own family history, Kim is committed to helping people age in place with the right support and care. Her favorite part of her role is having the privilege of meeting families in their homes and hearing their personal stories. Kim is the mother of three grown children and has a lifelong passion for health and wellness. She enjoys cooking, fitness classes, kayaking, and walks along the ocean and in the woods. Kim is active in her local community and serves as the co-director of a town-wide initiative, “Happy Healthy Gorham.”


Kathleen Damon, Home Care Consultant

​Kathy spent over 30 years serving educational institutions before joining Home Instead Senior Care. Kathy was inspired to shift her professional focus from serving youth to helping enhance the lives of seniors by her own parents' determination to live and thrive in place. As Home Care Consultant, Kathy cultivates and strengthens relationships with referral providers and the community. She is responsible for seeking new opportunities for Home Instead Senior Care to be of service and manages various events including community education workshops. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and fine arts from Lehigh University and lives in Portland with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, long walks with her dog, jewelry making, and sailing.


Autumn Dyer, Service Coordinator

Autumn Dyer, Service Coordinator

​Autumn first joined the Home Instead community as a CAREGiver℠ and, a short time later, became our Administrative Assistant. It was not long after that she moved into her current role of Service Coordinator. In this position, Autumn is responsible for building the CAREGiver teams and creating schedules for all new clients. She works with the rest of the staff to make the best Client/CAREGiver matches possible and to manage the last-minute changes, cancellations, and additions to client and CAREGiver schedules. Autumn loves her interactions with clients, families, and CAREGivers. In her free time, she enjoys photography, going to concerts, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys the New England Patriots, hunting for sea glass, and her cat Andy. 


Bethany Fulton, After-hours Service Coordinator

Bethany Fulton, After-hours Service Coordinator

​Bethany is a certified medical assistant and has been in the healthcare field for more than 18 years. When she is not on call in the evenings and weekends for Home Instead, she is serving patients at Maine Medical Center. Bethany is an excellent troubleshooter and enjoys helping ensure our clients’ needs are being met 24/7. She lives in South Windham and enjoys vacationing in tropical places and spending time with her two children - going to the beach, playing basketball, swimming, and hiking. 


Jacquelyn Harper, Engagement Coordinator

Jacquelyn Harper, Engagement Coordinator

​"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try," John F. Kennedy. This is the mantra Jacquelyn follows on a day to day basis, whether in her role as Engagement Coordinator or at home with her family.  She is passionate about sharing her love of life and people with the Home Instead Senior Care community. The favorite part of her job is connecting with CAREGivers℠ to do everything she can to make their experience with Home Instead unlike anywhere else. "To us it’s personal," after all! As part of her role, Jacquelyn is developing new programs including a Health and Wellness Initiative, to ensure Home Instead Senior Care is an amazing place to work. Jacquelyn has a degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She enjoys exploring the great state of Maine by foot or by kayak, cooking for her family and friends, and reading novels.


Patricia Lawson, ​HR and Recruitment Coordinator

Patricia Lawson, ​HR and Recruitment Coordinator

​Patti has had a long career in social services. She served as a social worker in the disabilities field for 22 years and as a human resources specialist in health care and social services for the last 17.  Most recently, Patti worked at a Human Resources Shared Services Call Center in Portland. With background in social work, she decided she wanted to pursue working in a social service agency again and knew of Home Instead from her friend, a Home Instead CAREGiver℠.  Patti is responsible for recruiting and supporting our CAREGivers. Outside of work, Patti is quite busy gardening, quilting, cooking and fixing up her home in Buxton. She recently "rescued" a chicken from the Buxton Hannaford parking lot and now is planning to raise chickens. Patti is excited and honored to be part of Home Instead Senior Care family. 


Cynthia Leavitt, Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Leavitt, Administrative Assistant

Cynthia was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Her family vacationed in Casco, Maine every summer when she was a child, and she was happy to move to this beautiful state with her children in 2001. Before joining the team at Home Instead, she worked as a Geriatric Nutritional Director at a long term care facility where she had the opportunity to work with many seniors and their families. Cynthia's role as Administrative Assistant keeps her busy with a variety of duties, but her favorite is taking calls from folks inquiring about our services for important people in their lives. This can often be a stressful and confusing time for families, and Cynthia helps make it a bit easier with her sincere desire to help and her calm approach. Cynthia loves to spend time with her husband, three grown children (and spouses), and 4 beautiful grandchildren, so she gets them all together for family dinners, game nights, BBQs, or camping as often as possible.


Mildred Phillips, Training Coordinator

​Millie has been a CAREGiver at Home Instead Senior Care for more than ten years, and, in 2016, she added the role of Training Coordinator. In this capacity, she oversees the ongoing education of all CAREGivers. Millie has a B.A. in social work from the University of Southern Maine and 40 years of experience as a social worker, 28 of which were spent as a LSW for the State of Maine. Her expertise includes senior and hospice care and working with developmentally disabled adults. Millie loves her job at Home Instead Senior Care because she is always meeting new people: "With each client I meet, I learn something new." She enjoys making people comfortable at the end of their lives and training others to share this gift. Millie lives in Buxton and enjoys cross-stitching, quilting, camping, and four-wheeling.  


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