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Home Instead Senior Care
Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties

We were determined to give back to [our mother] in the same way we were cared for. That has been made possible by the caring and competent care we all receive from Home Instead CAREGivers. They are well informed about Alzheimer's Disease, and...let her do what she can for herself with dignity, but are there to silently step in and help when she needs a little direction. 

— Elizabeth

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Our History

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How Home Instead Senior Care Began in Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties

Nelson Carpenter is the Owner of NEC CARE, Inc. doing business as Home Instead Senior Care.

Nelson started Home Instead in Saratoga Springs in 2000 following a diverse career in health benefits. He was Director of Employee Health Benefits in the New York City Mayor's Office of Labor Relations and later Deputy Director of the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations. Upon leaving government he served as Vice President of Value Health, Inc. and National Vice President of Prudential Healthcare. After working for mega-sized employers for over 33 years, Nelson thought it might be nice to work for a smaller company, so he started his own.

He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Senior Center of Saratoga Springs, the Visiting Nurse Services Foundation of Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, and the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY. He is President of the Lake Placid Club Lodges Resort and his family spends much of their free time in Lake Placid. He and his wife Maryellen live on McGregor Golf Course where he is a fairly mediocre golfer. She's pretty good.

Maryellen Carpenter retired in August of 2002 from her position as Director of Human Resources Management for the New York State Division of the Budget and following a three week "retirement", she joined Home Instead Senior Care to help Nelson manage and grow the business.

Nelson and Maryellen's continuing goal is to assure that the Saratoga office of Home Instead Senior Care remains the region's most trusted source of companionship and non-medical home care for seniors. 

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Home Instead Senior Care Began from Personal Experience

Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead, Inc. and began serving seniors in Omaha, Nebraska, as Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. It was Paul Hogan's own family experience caring for his grandmother that made him realize the need for non-medical home care and elder companionship services to help seniors live independently at home.

Fulfilling a Growing Need as Our Population Ages

In June 1995, the company began franchising. By 1998, Home Instead Senior Care had grown to 99 offices and was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing franchise companies in the United States. In 2000, Home Instead Senior Care began international development with the opening of an international partner relationship in Osaka, Japan with Duskin Corporation.

Offering In-Home Care Worldwide

Today, the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network is the world's trusted source of companionship, Alzheimer's and home care for seniors, with more than 950 franchises in the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands. The network employs nearly 65,000 trained Home Instead CAREGivers℠ who provide millions of hours of elder care services annually.

Philanthropic Endeavors

In 2003, the Hogans established The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation as a means to further enhance the lives of older adults. The Foundation's focus and objective is to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations specializing in projects and programming that improve the quality of life for seniors. To learn more, visit The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation website.

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