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

At Your Service 24/7 in Houston, TX

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 (713) 403-2273 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.

Mechelle Minter - Owner and President

Mechelle Minter - Owner and President

Mechelle is the President of MD Services, Inc., d/b/a Home Instead Senior Care, serving clients in central Houston.  Mechelle has had a passion for seniors and for helping others since she was a young girl and it is that passion that led her to Home Instead Senior Care.  Mechelle took a leave of absence early in her career to personally help care for her great-grandmother during the last few months of her beautiful 92 years of life and recalls that time as one of the most rewarding experiences of her life!  "I count it an absolute blessing and privilege for our Company to have the opportunity to provide service to our clients."  It is in this spirit that Mechelle seeks to nourish relationships between clients and CAREGivers, as well as between CAREGivers and our office staff.

It is Mechelle's responsibility to ensure that the company maintains and follows its primary mission which is to provide quality, affordable non-medical in-home care to seniors which allows them to remain living independently in their own homes for a longer period of time.  Mechelle is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of care for all clients and ensuring that guidelines and regulations of the Home & Community Support Services License issued by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services are followed.

Mechelle is a lifelong Texan and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1987 with a degree in Accounting.  She moved to Houston in January 1988 and started her career in the energy sector with Tenneco Energy.  She earned her Certified Public Accountant's license and later joined PricewaterhouseCoopers where she served clients in numerous industries.  Mechelle formed Minter Consulting in 2002 and served clients in that capacity until joining Home Instead Senior Care in 2013.

Mechelle enjoys travelling and lives a blessed, busy, active life with her husband, David, and two sons, Cayman and Laysan. 

Donese Greene - Home Care Consultant

Mary Raffety - Client Care Manager

Mary Raffety - Client Care Manager

Mary is a 3rd generation, native Houstonian and graduated from St. Agnes Academy and the University of Houston with a degree in Healthcare Administration.    Mary is the Client Care Manager and is responsible conducting initial care consultations with clients and families, as well as ongoing communication with clients and client families.  She also oversees our Quality Assurance Program and performs supervisory visits to ensure client needs are met with the highest quality of care.

Mary has an extensive background in healthcare, with experience managing admissions departments in LTACH's and home health companies and was previously a Community Liaison, sharing the benefits of hospice for the terminally ill.

Mary is the mother of two grown sons and very proud "Grandma" of Aiden Michael.  She was born and raised in a large Irish/Catholic family with strong ties to the Houston community where all eleven siblings and Mother still live.  Mary has 'never met a stranger', has a huge heart for seniors and people in general, and shares that love with our clients and CAREGivers alike. 

Mary is an avid sports fan spending most of her time passionately watching her teams, especially The Texans, Astros and Rockets! 

Shondra Adams - Staffing Coordinator

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