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

At Your Service 24/7 in Gainesville, GA

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 (770) 534-5880 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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David Rigg - Franchise Owner

David Rigg - Franchise Owner

​David opened Home Instead Senior Care in Gainesville, GA, in 2007. He graduated from the University of Memphis in 1995 with a BBA Degree in Marketing.  Prior to owning the Home Instead in Gainesville, GA, he worked in pharmaceutical and commercial insurance sales.  David has always had a fondness and strong connection to seniors.  He loves being able to provide a rewarding service to enable seniors to comfortably age in place at home and feels very blessed to have such a caring and compassionate team of caregivers and office staff.  He is a very proud father of his son, Ben, who is 11 years old and the light of his life.  David also enjoys playing golf and tennis, and loves his Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cubs and Memphis Tigers.


Aliza Gravely - Staffing Manager

Aliza Gravely - Staffing Manager

Aliza Gravely has worked for Home Instead Senior Care since 2010.  She started out as a Home Instead CAREG​iver and ended up loving it so much that she became a CNA and a CMA​.  Aliza is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in ​Gerontology to f​urther assist her in understanding the elderly and the aging process as a whole.  Aliza enjoys reading on her lake dock in addition to spending time with her family and her "four-legged babies".​


Julia Loughran - CAREGiver Relations Manager

Julia Loughran - CAREGiver Relations Manager

​Julia joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2015 as the CAREGiver Relations Manager after staying home to raise her 3 children.  She previously worked as a recruiter and also in a human resource role for a staffing agency in Atlanta.  Julia has a BBA in Management and General Business from the University of Louisiana - Monroe.  Because of her heart for the elderly and a passion for meeting new people, Julia feels her ​position with the Home Instead Senior Care team is a perfect fit. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends.


Sue Meert - Office Support Specialist

Sue Meert - Office Support Specialist

​Sue has worked with Home Instead for a year, coming on board as a CAREGiver in March 2016 after doing medical transcription for over 30 years, and then joining the office staff in February 2017.  Sue has been married for 26 years to her husband, Jeff, and has four children and three grandchildren.  Before becoming a CAREGiver, she had also been a hospice volunteer for 4 years.  She loved being part of the lives of the people she took care of, and was always very humbled by the opportunity to come into their home and develop a relationship with them. While she will miss "getting her hands dirty," with all the wonderful clients she has had, she's looking forward to the opportunities that await her by working in the office with the great people she has come to know in the last year.  In her spare time, Sue enjoys being outside, hiking in the North Georgia Mountains and pursuing her love of photography.


Julia Hon-Pan, HS-BCP - Home Care Consultant

Julia Hon-Pan, HS-BCP - Home Care Consultant

​Julia joined Home Instead in 2017 as the Home Care Consultant.  Julia is a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner with a passion for working with the aging population to help them age in place. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Georgia with a BA in Human Services Delivery Administration.  Prior to joining Home Instead, Julia interned for Legacy Link the Agency on Aging providing advocacy for seniors, planning and administration of programs.  In her spare time, Julia enjoys cooking for her family and playing tennis. 


Melinda Nourse, RN - Client Care Manager

Melinda Nourse, RN - Client Care Manager

​Melinda joined Home Instead Senior care in April of 2017 as our Client Care Manager.  She has been a Registered Nurse since 1991 after graduating from Midlands Technical College and then completing a BA degree in nursing in 1995 from USC.  She has worked as a Home Health nurse in a skilled role and nonskilled role from 1998 to present.  She loves caring for people in the home setting, especially assisting the elderly and helping them age in place.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel.


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