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

At Your Service 24/7 in Jackson, TN

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 (731) 984-7062 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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Bryson and Linda McQuiston, Franchise Owners

Bryson and Linda McQuiston, Franchise Owners

Bryson was born and raised in Brighton, Tennessee and graduated from Christian Brothers University in 1984 and Mid-America Seminary in 1990. Linda was born and raised in Michigan but has family ties to West Tennessee and grew up visiting her family down here in the summers. They have been married for over 30 years and worked together to bring Home Instead to Jackson and West Tennessee in 2008 bringing with them Bryson's years of experience in the senior care field and Linda's ability to compassionately care for those around her. Bryson has now worked in the senior care industry for over 30 years and has helped countless families navigate the complex issues that arise throughout the aging process. Linda has served right along-side him in various capacities through the years and now enjoys making the office a place of peace, comfort and hospitality for all who enter. Bryson and Linda enjoy travelling, grilling, RVing and spending time with their family and are preparing to launch a satellite office in Covington, Tennessee in October 2020.

 "Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for families in our community to ensure home, wherever that may be, is a safe, healthy and loving environment for their aging loved ones."


Mike Murphy, Manager of Client and CAREGiver Relations

Mike Murphy, Manager of Client and CAREGiver Relations

Mike was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Bethel University where he majored in Christian Ministries. Mike met his wife, Sam while at Bethel and they have been married for 10 years and have a son named Jack. He loves spending time with the two of them, playing the drums and guitar and enjoying local theatre productions. Mike spent many years working in the ministry field before coming to Home Instead in July of 2018, but he finds plenty of new ministry opportunities right here at Home Instead. Mike feels like he has found his true, "home" here and he is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Home Instead's mission of "Keeping Seniors Safe at Home."

"I love people and helping them in their time of need as well as getting to work with my team every day as we help seniors in our community."  ​


Amber Gay, Operations Manager – Covington Location

Amber Gay, Operations Manager – Covington Location

​Amber was born in Memphis and raised in Tipton County where she still lives today with her husband, Tommy and their four children and two dogs, Petey and Elliott. She joined the Home Instead family as a CAREGiver in 2019 and has now taken over the management of our satellite location in Covington. Amber enjoys reading, watching her kids play sports and spending time with her family and their dogs. She is excited about serving her community and sharing her knowledge of the home care industry with her friends and neighbors that need it. 

“I love having the opportunity to help our clients and their families through in-home care that enables our clients to maintain more of their independence while remaining in their own homes.”

Melanie Davis, Home Care Consultant

Melanie Davis, Home Care Consultant

Melanie is from Pinson, Tennessee and is a graduate of Jackson State Community College and Union University. Melanie is a proud dog mom to an Australian Shepherd named Ace and enjoys photography and traveling in her spare time. She has helped support her aging grandparents and extended family for several years now and has experience dealing with many facets of the aging process. She joined the Home Instead family in July of 2020 and she considers it a privilege to get to help guide families through the home care journey.

"I love being able to support and guide families through their home care journey and help them find the best care and solutions possible for themselves and their aging loved ones."


John Simpson, Service Coordinator

John Simpson, Service Coordinator

John is from Jackson, Tennessee and is a graduate of Union University. John joined Home Instead in June of 2019 but has worked in the senior care industry since he graduated. John is married to Elizabeth and they have a daughter named Sophia that keeps them both busy. When he is not working, John likes to lead a laid-back lifestyle and just spend time with his family and in the outdoors.

"I knew I had a passion for helping and serving others and their families in their most vulnerable stages of life and make a positive impact in as many clients and caregivers lives as possible."


Kayla Coleman Watkins, Recruitment and Retention Manager

Kayla Coleman Watkins, Recruitment and Retention Manager

Kayla was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Savannah and Jackson. She is currently working towards a degree in healthcare administration. She married her husband, Nick, in September 2020 and they have two stepchildren and a fur child named Honey. Kayla loves laughing, crafting, cooking and being outdoors with the ones she loves. Kayla joined the Home Instead family in July of 2017 and has a passion for helping those who are dealing with Alzheimer's or who are receiving hospice care and works hard to recruit and train the type of CAREGivers that she would trust to take care of her own family.

"I believe in providing quality care to every single person, because we're all here to walk each other home." 


Kayla Kerlec, Client Care Coordinator

Kayla Kerlec, Client Care Coordinator

Kayla is from Dyersburg, Tennessee and has been a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2013. She joined the Home Instead family in September of 2016 and is truly gifted when it comes to taking care of those around her. Kayla has been married to her husband, Travis for five years and they enjoy beach trips, the outdoors and spending time with their dogs, Charlie and Annabelle.

"I enjoy helping the families that come to us in need of care, while also guiding our CAREGivers that work every day to make a difference in the lives of the people they care for."


Patty Garrett, Lead CAREGiver

Patty Garrett, Lead CAREGiver

​Patty is from Jackson, Tennessee and has been with Home Instead Senior Care since January of 2019. She started with the Home Instead office in Cookeville, Tennessee and transitioned to the Jackson office in April of 2019.  Patty enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids and going camping and fishing while listening to country music. She began her time with Home Instead as a CAREGiver and was promoted to Lead CAREGiver within a few short months because of her passion and ability to provide excellent care for all our clients. 

"I love making a difference in people's lives and seeing how providing someone with quality care can positively impact the quality of life for our clients and their families."


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