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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Office

​At Your Service 24/7 in Westchester and Putnam Counties

​​Our White Plains & Yorktown Heights Team​​

The Home Instead offices located in White Plains and Yorktown Heights serve Westchester,​Putnam and Dutchess counties. Owner Brian Trainor and his team possess a heartfelt desire to work with families in our communities to help seniors safely lead more fulfilling lives in their homes.

We're available to help you understand the options, provide support during your decision-making process, and ensure your senior receives the right care from a CAREGiver specially selected to match the needs and personality of your senior. Our CAREGivers ​are all fully screened, insured and bonded. For hourly service, each of them drives their own car.​


Brian Trainor - Owner

​Brian Trainor is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. He founded the Home Instead Senior Care office in White Plains, NY in June of 2004 to meet the growing need for eldercare services in the Westchester County area. Brian understood that the proven Home Instead Senior Care model was the best way to provide dependable, trusted senior home care. He believes in customizing senior home care that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each and every client, and remains dedicated to building strong and trusting relationships. ​

In late 2006, Brian's success enabled him to expand his service area to include all of Putnam County and parts of Dutchess County. As the business grew, Brian opened a second office in Yorktown Heights to better servce the nearby communities. Brian and his caring team understand the foundation of their success is the strong, personal relationships they build with each care receiver and their families and friends. Together, the team possess a heartfelt desire to work with families in our communities to help seniors lead safe and fulfilling lives in their homes. 


Angela Halstead - Staff Coordinator / Office Manager

​Angela joined Home Instead in 2006. After studying Special Education prior to joining our team, Angela worked as a live-in Resident’s Manager for teenagers and then adults.  After her experience as RM, it was a natural progression for Angela to switch to home health care working with the senior population. A caretaker at heart, she brought to Home Instead a commitment to playing a role in ensuring that the aging population can remain safe and taken care of in their own homes. As the Staff Coordinator for Southern Westchester, Angela handles the placement of caregivers into the homes of seniors, as well as the supervision of our caregivers in this territory. Angela also handles all of the administrative tasks for the office. In her free time, Angela is an avid Jazzerciser, and she loves to cook, read, and spend an occasional evening at Paintbar events. ​


Sue Gannon - Staff Coordinator

​Sue has been with Home Instead since 2010, and brings to the agency over 12 years as a staffing coordinator in the senior service industry. Sue handles the placement of caregivers into the homes of seniors who live in Northern Westchester, including areas north of Tarrytown and into Dutchess County.  Sue is also responsible for the supervision of all of the caregivers in this territory. What Sue loves most about her job is successfully meeting the needs of our clients by finding them “just the right” caregiver to suit their individual situation. In her free time, when she’s not eating out in Westchester’s best new restaurants, she loves to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters, and to take her dog Riley for long walks on the beach.​


Amy Slingerland, LCSW-R - Client Care Coordinator

​Amy has been a Social Worker for over 26 years. Prior to Home Instead, she worked as a hospital social worker and for the Westchester County Department of Social Services. Joining the Home Instead team in 2013, Amy has a great understanding of the issues that affect our seniors at home. As the Client Care Coordinator, Amy assists with service inquires, conducts In-Home Assessments, and provides Quality Assurance home visits to ensure our clients are satisfied with the services they are receiving. For every client, Amy takes great care to develop an individualized Plan-of-Care. In addition, she assists with the Training of our caregivers to help assure that our clients always get the best possible care, and she also serves as the Alzheimer’s Support Group Leader. What Amy loves most about her role is experiencing the bonds that develop between clients and their caregivers. Amy plays an active role in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County geriatric meetings. In her free time, Amy is a voracious reader, and enjoys biking, entertaining, swimming, photography and travel.​


Dana Bos, CDP - Home Care Consultant / Marketing

Dana joined the team in May, 2016. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and also has a M.S. in Food & Nutrition. Here at Home Instead, she is responsible for building relationships with referral provider networks, including medical facilities, senior support centers and other senior services in the Westchester community. Dana came to Home Instead with 15+ years of public relations experience in the food industry, and is responsible for the on-line marketing development and local public relations at Home Instead. She has always been particularly interested in senior health and eating habits, and the changing nutritional needs of people as they age.


Meredith McIntyre - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

​Meredith is the newest team member at Home Instead. Her focus is on the obtainment and hiring of our new CAREGivers. Meredith also provides the orientations and training for all of our CAREGivers. Graduating with a degree in Sociology and Psychology, she enjoys working with people, and is especially interested in learning about their interests and background.  In her free time, Meredith enjoys all things fitness related, plus she enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.​​


Kathy Nocero - RN, CHPN

​Kathy joined the Home Instead Team in March 2017. She provides the Nursing Assessments for all Home Instead clients seeking personal care.  She also supervises and educates all of our caregivers who provide personal care, as well as provides ongoing quality assessment visits for our personal care clients. Kathy brings to Home Instead 30+ years of nursing experience in various fields and settings including hospital, assisted living, nursing home, and community. Most recently Kathy worked as a Hospice/Palliative Care RN at Phelps Memorial Hospital.  Kathy has always had a special place in her heart for seniors living with dementia, and strives to help clients and their families face the challenges of the disease. As well, she looks forward to helping senior age-in-place with safety, dignity and comfort. When not working, she enjoys traveling, Cape Cod, gardening, and yoga.



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