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

At Your Service 24/7 in Melbourne, FL

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 (321) 751-1003 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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Laura Purcell and Marge Thompson - Owners

Laura Purcell and Marge Thompson - Owners

​Home Instead Senior Care in Melbourne, Florida is locally owned and operated by sisters Marge Thompson and Laura Purcell, who both know the blessings and challenges of caring for an aging family member first hand. Marge has a background in banking and finance and Laura worked with the State Attorney's office for many years. Both of them are living their dream as owners of Home Instead Senior Care in Melbourne. 


Cathleen McCormick - Chief Executive Officer

Cathleen McCormick - Chief Executive Officer

Cathleen comes to Home Instead Senior Care from a twenty-one year career in education.  She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Master's Degree in Reading Education. Cathleen brings a wealth of effective leadership abilities into the caregiver arena.  In her most recent position as a Literacy Director, she was responsible for guiding schools to meet and exceed increasingly higher standards of learning.  As a current adult caregiver for her father and leadership expertise, she brings both the management and compassion to serve our senior citizens.  


Tami Collins - Finance

Tami Collins - Finance

​Tami is our financial wizard and is one busy lady...! She deals with many of our office financial responsibilities including billing, payroll and being the contact person for all Long Term Care Insurance accounts. Originally from Ohio, Tami moved to the Space Coast with her two girls a couple of years ago, and has found that she really enjoys living so close to the beach...! With her friendly and caring manner Tami is a real asset to our Home Instead Melbourne team.​


Jane Hunstinger - Registered Nurse Supervisor

Jane Hunstinger - Registered Nurse Supervisor

Lee S. Reale - Home Care Consultant

Lee S. Reale - Home Care Consultant Lee's core mission statement is to promote the value and benefits of Home Instead Senior Care to the Brevard County area.  Lee has a wide variety of experience in his twenty-plus years in healthcare sales and marketing; including durable medical equipment, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and a rehabilitation hospital.  He has always preferred working with people out in the community and enjoys the interaction with referral providers and clients alike.  Lee holds degrees from Daytona State College and Florida Metropolitan University.  In his free time he enjoys riding his Harley and going to the movies with friends.  Grateful to be part of an amazing team, Lee is looking forward to working with Home Instead Senior Care to assist our clients and enhance our referral provider network.  

Jennifer Restivo - Recruitment Coordinator

Jennifer Restivo - Recruitment Coordinator

Jennifer has been working in the home health care field since 2009.  Originally from NY, she attended the State University of New York at New Paltz and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology.  She spent the next ten years working as the parish administrator for St. Mark's, Mount Kisco, managing the main office and coordinating communications with internal committees and the community at large.  Jennifer and her husband relocated to Brevard County in 2008 where she began working in the home health field as a Care Coordinator/Scheduler.  Jennifer joined the Home Instead team in March 2017 and continues to learn about the field and the various challenges and rewards that accompany it.  


Alicia Garrett - Human Resources and Operations Coordinator

Alicia Garrett - Human Resources and Operations Coordinator

Joana Davila - Team Lead Scheduling

Joana Davila - Team Lead Scheduling

Antoinette Santos - Scheduler

Antoinette Santos - Scheduler

Antoinette moved to Brevard County in December 2012 from PA. While up north, she did foster care for eight years, was a substitute teacher for two years, drove a school bus for twelve years, owned a commercial cleaning business for seven years, all while raising her son and daughter and caring for her siblings. She started her journey with Home Instead in August 2016 as a Home Health Aide, which was dear to her heart. She continues to look for ways to grow with the company.


Emily Collins - Clerical Assistant

Emily Collins - Clerical Assistant

Emily was born and spent the first years of her life in Ohio, until she made the trip down to Florida with her family. She has since made it her home. She is finishing her senior year at Viera High School, while expecting her Associate's Degree this spring through the Early Admissions program. She works to assist all staff with projects, updating social media sites for the company, and has the pleasure of working in the same office as her mother, Tami. Emily is very excited to help improve the company and the lives around her, as well as her own, through this opportunity. 


Louise Marks - Office Coordinator & Seniors In Motion Liaison

Louise Marks - Office Coordinator & Seniors In Motion Liaison

​She is a Florida Cracker, born on west coast in Brooksville, family moved to Orlando when she was a teenager, she  has been in Melbourne since April 1, 1978.  Has two grown children, a Daughter and a Son.  She also has one Granddaughter and one Grandson from her Daughter, and all three of them are attending college at this time.  She came to work at Home Instead Senior Care on April 8th, 2015 as our welcoming receptionist​. We are very happy to have Louise on our team.


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