"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.
Maureen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park. Go Terps!. She worked as an event planner and public relations associate in Manhattan for two years after graduation. She then lived in Maui for three years where she grew a passion for Scuba Diving and found the love of her life, her husband Chris, a fellow New Yorker. After living the good life in Maui she decided to move back closer to her family and is now living in Saratoga Springs.
Laurie received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Fulton Montgomery Community College. Upon graduation she went to work in the business office of a local nursing home. Her office happened to be situated on a patient wing. It was here that Laurie found her niche in life. Residents who lived at the nursing home would stop by and say hello and share their day. This was best part of her day and she believes it brightened their day as well.
Maria does the marketing for our office throughout the tri-county area we serve. She networks with area hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and various senior organizations to ensure that the community knows who we are and how we can assist folks by providing quality in-home care. Maria also presents community programs and workshops on issues related to aging, such as Alzheimer's education for families, home safety, preventing hospitalizations and senior fraud protection.
Currently, Maria is an active volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association. She is one of their Caregiver Support Group Leaders and is also a member of their Adirondack Leadership Council. She is a member of the Warren, Hamilton and Washington County Long Term Care Council and the Saratoga County Long Term Care Council and has chaired work groups on each. She is a Board Member of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club.
Maryellen Carpenter is our Vice President, financial guru and payroll expert.
Jeannie was raised in Burnt Hills, NY and graduated from the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School 1978. She was married in 1978 after high school and has 1 daughter Amanda and 2 grandsons and has several great grandchildren with her present husband. Jeannie's oldest Grandson is a United States Marine serving in Japan for the next two years. "I think it's important that my first born is a United States Marine, on call to defend this great county". Jeannie had a Rottweiler/Australian Shepard named Abby for 16 of those years. She graduated Schenectady County Community College with AAS in Clerical/ Word Processing (Transcriptions) in 1987.
Her father died of Dementia so that subject is very important to her and "anything I can do to help the fight against Alzheimer's." Her Mother is 87 and as her legal guardian Jeannie spends most of her spare time taking care of her.
"I came to work for Home Instead Sr Care June 2012 and did not realize how rewarding it was going to be. I pride myself with being able to match up the perfect care giver for our clients' needs and personalities. It is very satisfying when a client calls me to tell me how wonderful their care giver is that I sent them. Making seniors lives a little easier and taking some stress off of client families who care for the seniors is very rewarding to me. I will be with HISC when I'm a senior and beyond. I love it that much."
Nelson Carpenter is the Owner of NEC CARE, Inc. doing business as Home Instead Senior Care.
For 14 years Maddie was our Official Greeter. Maddie passed away this summer but Staff, many Caregivers and numerous guests have fond memories of visiting Home Instead and being welcomed by this cute and lovable black lab. We all miss her.
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