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

At Your Service 24/7 in Statesville, NC

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 (704) 924-9909 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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Creighton Gibson - Franchise Owner

Creighton  Gibson - Franchise Owner

I am self employed now after working for J.C. Steele and Sons for 16 years, after going through years of health issues with my mother and father I took a big leap of faith and started this business. 

Home Instead Senior Care, we are independently owned and operated, but we are the largest non-medical provider of companionship and help for the elderly in the world. There are over 20 offices in N.C. and over 1,100 offices world wide, in Canada, USA and Japan. All of our CAREgivers are thoroughly screened, trained and bonded, they are my employees and I pay all taxes, workmans compensation and we also require a minimum of six references and we do a criminal background check and driving record check. 

I will always take my CAREgiver to the client the first time to ensure the most piece of mind and this also makes the meeting as stess free as possible.  

Creighton can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at cgibson@homeinstead.com​​. 


Tracey Gibson- Franchise Owner and Operations Manager

Tracey Gibson- Franchise Owner and Operations Manager

My husband, Creighton Gibson, and I operate together with an administrative team of 20 people Gibson Care Corp., d/b/a Home Instead Senior Care, a licensed home care agency serving Iredell and Alexander Counties. This past year marked our 17th Anniversary serving our community. Our team facilitates workshops and classes in the areas of Alzheimer's C.A.R.E., Stanford University's "Healthy Living with Chronic Diseases and Healthy Living with Diabetes", lead a professional Leadership Team that prepares for doctor visits, senior nutrition, dealing with the stress of CAREGiving, and we also speak to companies and organizations on topics related to senior care for their employees.

I am a Past Statesville Theatre Board member, Past Chairman of the United Way of Iredell, member of the Rotary Club of Statesville where I am a Paul Harris Fellow, Chairman of the Public and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, and the Chairman of the Iredell Christian Missions board. I served on a national marketing committee that positions Home Instead Senior Care as a global leader while "Changing the Face of Aging".  I have also served as the Past Chair of the Carolina Balloonfest and I am active in my local church serving on the Youth Council for South River Baptist Church.

 Creighton and I have 20 years of combined non-profit management and leadership experience from previous roles in church leadership, Chamber of Commerce work in Statesville and Davie County and various leadership roles in the community.

 Some awards that I am very proud of include Business of the Year from the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce along with 2 separate years Top Sales per Senior in the Mid-Atlantic Region from Home Instead Senior Care Inc. Home Instead Senior Care is a member of Alexander County, Mooresville and Statesville Chambers of Commerce, and Home and Hospice Association of the Carolinas. I hold a Bachelors Degree in business from Gardner-Webb University. I also served on corporate's Franchise Exchange Council and Marketing Fund committee for six years.

I am married to Creighton Gibson (29 years) and we have one eighteen-year-old daughter, Brittany Gibson who attends Appalachian State University for Elementary Education. We enjoy many types of sports such as volleyball, camping, golf, hot air balloons and statewide politics. I identify my keys to success as: tremendous family and business support; taking many leaps of faith; courage not to waiver; ability to ask for help and a passion to help others by being a resource to seniors in our community.

Tracey may be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at tgibson@homeinstead.com.


Deborah Hillard, RN, BSN, Director of Client Care

Deborah Hillard, RN, BSN, Director of Client Care

I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl. I think it was just second nature for me. I used to pretend I was taking my father's Vital Signs with my little nurse's kit. Great fun! Throughout the years my interest grew into something more serious. For me  the most important and underlying facet of my nursing career has been nursing as a mission and career that started as a Candy Striper at the age of 13 and Nurse's Aide at age 14. I had the unique opportunity to witness my first baby being born at 14 and my first dying patient during nursing school at 17.  I attended Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St Louis Missouri for my 3 yr Diploma as a student in the last 3 yr class at that hospital-based school. I joined the Air Force Nurse Corp after a year working at Barnes in neuro-medicine, met my husband and lived in Germany for 6 years, had 2 wonderful sons Mark and Erik. Traveled the world so to speak. I also attended Valdosta State College in Valdosta Georgia to receive my BSN Degree prior to going overseas. The experiences I have had as a nurse have certainly been unique anywhere from Medical Surgical, Pediatric, Neuro- medicine, US Air Force Nurse Corp, Red Cross Volunteer teaching Hypertension at the base clinic, physical assessments of children in a very remote village called Chermaitre Haiti with the Vassar Haiti Project, to home care.  When I moved to New York I decided I wanted to try something different and decided to apply for a Nurse Case Manager's position at Fishkill Health Inc, in Beacon NY, later known as Elant. Little did I know that that decision was going to greatly influence my career path for the next 26 years. Home Care gave me the opportunity to use a wide variety of skills on a more one-to-one basis which is what most nurses like. I have worked in the capacity of a nurse case manager, clinical coordinator, and Director of a Long Term Home Health Care Program. When people ask me why I moved to Statesville, I tell them I moved to be closer to my son who is in Charleston and I have a friend who also moved here. If you ask me why I chose Home Instead, I will tell you I was impressed with the focus of this agency right from the very beginning. "To us ,it's personal"  and that is exactly the way I see my chosen career path, nursing as a mission.

Deborah can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at deborah.hillard@homeinstead.com.



Trina Edmonson - CAREGiver Administrative Assistant

Trina Edmonson - CAREGiver Administrative Assistant

My name is Trina Edmonson I am 25 years old I am Married to my wonderful husband (Zack) and we have one beautiful daughter Paityn Lynne ( 6 months).  I have been with home instead for 3 years I started off being a CG and transitioned into being a Lead CAREGiver.

I have been a CNA for 8 years. Caring has been in my blood since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a RN for many years and I always looked up to her with being so loving and caring over the years of her life being a RN.

I have worked in many different environments from skilled nursing homes to assisted living’s. Which all of those had led me to Home instead! I love the one on one time you have to sit down and make it personal with the client’s and get to know them.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and watching my daughter play and learn.

I am proud to be a team member with a company who has such love for our seniors.

​Trina may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at trina.edmonson@homeinstead.com.


Kelly Shorts - Training Coordinator

Kelly Shorts - Training Coordinator

​I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BSBA in HealthCare Management and Gardner-Webb University with my MBA. I came to Home Instead with a background in different areas of medicine from orthopedic surgery to internal medicine. I have a passion and desire to help others. I am a proud mother of one son and twin girls. My children are the joy of my life.

After helping care for my elderly grandparents, I saw the importance of keeping the aging population at home. I believe in the mission, vision, and values of Home Instead, and I look forward to joining Home Instead in changing the face of aging in Iredell and Alexander counties.

Kelly may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at kelly.shorts@homeinstead.com.


Beth Gervase - RN, BSN, Client Care Coordinator

Beth Gervase - RN, BSN, Client Care Coordinator

Retirement brought my husband and I to North Carolina.  I am a retired nurse – having spent my career travelling the many paths nursing can take you – ICU, ER, Case Management, Home Health, Employee Health and Safety (in both manufacturing and hospital.)  When I got to Statesville I thought it would be a great idea to learn about the Senior culture here by working with Seniors.  So becoming a Home Instead Care Giver was a good fit!  Eventually I did have my nursing license transferred to NC so I could provide nursing services for Home Instead Senior Care.  I have seen the positive effect that HISC caregivers have had in the lives of our clients and I feel very blessed to be able to represent this organization. 

Beth can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at bethg@homeinstead.com​.


Valerie Mills, RN- Client Care Coordinator

Valerie Mills, RN- Client Care Coordinator

​Hello! I am a UNC-Charlotte Bachelor of Science Registered Nurse who absolutely loves to educate and empower individuals to optimize their total state of health – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  In the year 2000 I began studying Natural Health to resolve some health challenges that originated during infancy. Since then I have completed a Doctor of Natural Health degree, Certification of Natural Health Professional, Professional Herbalism, Graduate Certification in Nutrition, Clinical Herbalism, and Nutritional Therapy.  I resigned from the acute hospital setting role as Educator / eLearning Specialist in 2016 to pursue my passion to work in Natural Health & Wellness. Prior to arriving to Home Instead Senior Care, I was functioning as a True Cellular Detox Nutrition Coach in a functional nutrition clinic.

So how did I arrive to Home Instead Senior Care? That is a great question!  In the process of now building my Education Wellness Coaching practice, HISC affords the opportunity to have flexible hours, hear great stories from the clients, and work with a team of amazing people.

I enjoy riding go-karts, playing laser tag, mowing the lawn with my zero turn lawn mower, working in my raised-bed gardens, and best of all – spending time with my family.

Valerie can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at valerie.mills@homeinstead.com.


Holly Taylor- Home Care Consultant

Holly Taylor- Home Care Consultant

Hello! I work with communities of Iredell and Alexander counties of senior citizens to provide compassionate care of services of caregiving.  I also meet with professionals in the area to provide referral services to Home Instead Senior Care and attend several meetings in the local area to improve our services and learn what other services are available for senior citizens to provide better quality of life. 

I attended Avon Grove High School and graduated in 1998. I began my career in medical billing for eleven years and during that time spent several years in the management role. I decided my life calling was in field of home care and started as a Home Care Consultant in Home Care in 2016 then moved to Delaware and started working for Home Instead Senior Care in 2017. I enjoy helping my clients reach full potential and create an extraordinary quality of life and consider my role to be personal to all of my clients. 

Since moving to North Carolina in May of 2019, I have served on the board of ACAP (Adult Children of Aging Parents) and Mooresville Rotary club, and volunteered for suicide prevention walk against darkness and the walk against Alzheimer’s and enjoy working with Home Instead Senior Care for their Be A Santa to a Senior program. 

I continue to do extensive studies of integrated care and how it improves the life of seniors and how it can change the face of aging. I live in Mooresville with my significant other, Jared and two fur children, Bonnie and Clyde, two rescue chihuahuas. 

Holly may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at holly.taylor@homeinstead.com.


Heather Oland- Office Coordinator

Heather Oland- Office Coordinator

​My name is Heather Oland I am 27 years old. Wife to my high school sweet heart and mother of two wonderful babies, Teagan (4) and Kyle (2). I have been in the health care field since 2009. I am a "born caregiver". My grandmother was a nurse, my mother has overseen various assisted living communities in Iredell and Alexander County. Since starting my healthcare journey in 2009 I have gained experience in many different environments, from Home Care to Adult Care Homes and Correctional Facilities. My journey has ultimately brought me back to Home Care because I am an avid believer in "aging in comfort".

In my spare time I love simply being a mother and wife, experiencing new adventures with my children and watching them learn and grow.

I am honored to be a part of a company who genuinely cares about the community and enriching the lives of seniors.

Heather may be reached by calling the office 704.924.9909 or via email at heather.oland@homeinstead.com.

Darla Corah, CNA- Engagement Coordinator

Darla Corah, CNA- Engagement Coordinator

I have been with HISC since 2008 . Started out as a CG then shortly after falling in love with my job I took the CNA class . I have many clients that have made a great impression on me many of these client have become my extended family . I am very passionate about the care of our elderly . I have  taken the lead many times , followed my heart and i love to share . I'm very excited about my new role a engagement coordinator .

​Darla can be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at darla.corah@homeinstead.com.


Pat Martin - Office Coordinator

Pat Martin - Office Coordinator

​Hello,

My name is Pat Martin and I am a 73  year old widow that was lucky enough for Ms Tracey and Mr Creighton to give me an opportunity for work with Home Instead Senior Care last June. It is a pleasure to work for and with such nice people, I have made a lot of new friends since coming to work here.

I was employed with Shaver Wood Products for 23 years as Owner/Office Manager for 23 years and with Accurate Staffing for 15 years as District Manager before coming to Home Instead.  I moved back to Statesville after living in North Myrtle Beach after my husband passed away in early 2018. I have a Son and Grandson that live in Statesville. I also have two step daughters that live in Statesville and two that live in Wilmington, NC.

Pat may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at pat.martin@homeinstead.com.


Sheryl Glase, CNA- Lead CAREGiver

Sheryl Glase, CNA- Lead CAREGiver

​I came to North Carolina from Michigan in 2015, after spending almost 20 years behind a computer and in customer service.   I was at a crossroads in my life and wanted to do something different.  My friends lovingly told me I was having a midlife crisis!

I remembered being told a family story about me when I was 5 or so.  When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, "a Blueberry Picker!"  My mother had taken me to a blueberry field one day and we spent the morning picking blueberries, on the way home we stopped at an elderly neighbor's house and gave some of those beautiful berries away.  She was so delighted to have those fresh berries, and so grateful to my mother for thinking of her, that I decided right then and there that I was going to pick blueberries and give them away to anyone who wanted blueberries!  This was the way I was raised, there was always one more chair somewhere and a plate of food for anyone who stopped by.

It is in this spirit that I live my life today.  I love working for Home Instead and believe in what they stand for.  I treasure the people I have met, and have loved, laughed and cried with so many, that I truly believe that we are making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Sheryl can be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at sheryl.glase@homeinstead.com.


Randy Mason - Billing Coordinator/Payroll Specialist

Randy Mason - Billing Coordinator/Payroll Specialist

I am our senior billing specialist and payroll specialist. I am responsible for validating and working with other staff in the processing of all accounts receivable in the office. I generate payroll on a semi-monthly basis and work with staff on all payroll issues. I live in Chattenooga, TN and I am a wife and mother of 3 children.

Randy may be reached by calling the office 704.924.9909 or via email at randy.mason@homeinstead.com


Lori McKay - Director of HR

Lori McKay - Director of HR

I am a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I come to Home Instead with many years experience in marketing and customer service. I have also spent many years as a substitute/interim school teacher in our local school system. I am a very active member of my church, and an active volunteer in the community. I am trained as a Lay Leader to present Living Healthy with Diabetes Self Management Program. Additionally, I have completed the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's Care program for CAREGivers and am now presenting workshops for our community.I look forward to helping Home Instead offer information and support to both our CAREGivers and our Community. 

Lori may be reached by calling the office 704.912.5927 or via email at lori.mckay@homeinstead.com.


Monica Faulkner- Recruitment Coordinator

My name is Monica Faulkner, I am a proud mother of 2 amazing boys ages 17 (will be on 18 December 26) and 10. Personally, I have always operated in the GIFT of helps. Helping people in all aspects HELPS ME as a person be humble. I come to Home Instead with a Degree in Human Service because it has always been my gift to Help People of all ages. Outside of my degree I have many years of Human Service, Business Office Management, Human Resources, Hospitality and Customer Service as well as handling all Business aspects of an Assistant Living Facility. I am a Christian and a very active member of my church, Christ Cathedral of Deliverance, in which I function in many capacities. My favorite pastime is Family Time whether it be the Beach, travelling, sports anything as long as we are creating memories together.

Favorite Scripture: Matthew 22: 36-40 “Love the Universal Language"

Monica can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at monica.faulkner@homeinstead.com.


Sharon Powell- HR Administrative Assistant

Sharon Powell- HR Administrative Assistant

My name is Sharon Powell, I am the HR/CAREGiver Administrative Assistant. I received my BS degree in Healthcare Management from South University in 2016. I am originally from Baltimore, MD, and moved to NC to be closer to family in 1999. I have 4 adult children Rachel, Kelsey, RJ, and Robert. I am new to the healthcare field; my last job was in the Auto Auction Industry for 15 years where my focus was on customer service. I have always wanted to do something in healthcare, “helping people”. After caring for my father before he passed, I knew I wanted to work with the elderly. I became part of the HISC team in September of 2016 and I thoroughly have enjoyed every minute. I believe in their mission which enriches the lives of seniors in our community and I believe we are making a difference in many lives.

Sharon can be reached at sharon.powell@homeinstead.com.


Ashley Marshall - Client Care Manager

Ashley Marshall - Client Care Manager

My name is Ashley Marshall and I am the Client Care Manager for Home Instead. I moved to North Carolina in September 2012. I came to this Home Instead as a CAREGiver from Rhode Island Home Instead Senior Care. I am originally from Texas and lived in Rhode Island for the last 8 years. I have a background in Medical Office Administration, as well as Retail Management.

I have been with Home Instead for over 10 years between Rhode Island and North Carolina. Home Instead is a wonderful company to work for. It is great to make a difference in so many lives.

Ashley may be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at ashley.marshall@homeinstead.com.


David Thompson - Administrative Assistant

David Thompson - Administrative Assistant

​I am one of the administrative staff, whose role at Home Instead Senior Care is Assistant Office Coordinator . If you pick up the phone and call 704-924-9909 you will most likely be greeted and helped by me. Along with answering the phones I have an array of different responsibilities which keep me working hard all day as I help both Caregivers and Clients have their best experience at Home Instead.  My journey serving at Home Instead began in February of 2019 and will hopefully continue into the future as I get the privilege of serving you!

David may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at david.thompson@homeinstead.com.


Olivia Townsell - Administrative Assistant

Olivia Townsell - Administrative Assistant

​Olivia may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at olivia.townsell@homeinstead.com.


Lauren Polk - CAREGiver Administrative Assistant

​Lauren may be reached by calling 704.912.5927 or via email at lauren.polk@homeinstead.com.


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