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

At Your Service 24/7 in Central Suffolk

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 (631) 724-2273 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.
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Jamie Lavin, Owner

​​Hello! My name is Jamie and I am the proud co-owner of the Home Instead Senior Care that serves Central Suffolk County.  I am married to my wonderful wife Maria and we have two amazing girls. 
 
I have what some think is an unusual path to Home Instead ownership.  I grew up on Long Island and worked at the “family business” (a 55 and older community in Suffolk County) for most of my youth and for a couple of years after I graduated from Marist College in 1995.  Thereafter, I received a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 2000 and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University in 2001.  I worked in Manhattan as an attorney at two major law firms for years when I started to feel like my work life was missing something.  While I love the law, I struggled with a lack of personal interaction with my clients and with a feeling that there must be something more.  That’s when two things happened that led me to Home Instead.  First, my wife’s grandmother’s health declined and we started researching home care options.  I saw firsthand how having a senior loved one that needs help can create stress, angst and affect all aspects of a person’s life.  Second, my brother and his wife opened a Home Instead in New Jersey and I got a chance to see Home Instead from an owner’s perspective.  From those two experiences (and my experiences of working with seniors when I was younger), it quickly became clear to me that Home Instead was not only a wonderful resource in the community, but would provide the personal experiences that I craved.  With the encouragement of Maria, I made the career change and I opened my Home Instead office in April of 2008.  It was one of the best decisions that I ever made. 
 
I truly love what I do as a Home Instead owner.  I love meeting families and helping them find a solution to their needs, whether it’s Home Instead or another resource in the community.  I love finding meaningful work for great CAREGivers.  I love visiting clients on a Quality Assurance visits and hearing how the client-CAREGiver bonds have grown.  I have learned that I love making a difference in people’s lives and with Home Instead I get to do that on a daily basis.

Maria Lavin, Owner

​I have been a Home Instead owner since my husband and I opened our Hauppauge office in 2008. Our office is a licensed home care agency and my role as Administrator is to ensure compliance with all New York State Department of Health regulations and guidelines.  ​Jamie and I have always strived to provide the best home care in Suffolk County and to be a resource in the community for seniors and their loved ones.  I know from personal experience how overwhelming it can be when researching home care options.  Providing care for seniors truly is personal for us.  We love what we do and find it rewarding to bring together great CAREGIvers and clients. ​​​


Pattie Condlin, Client Care Manager

​Pattie joined our company in 2008 and has handled many different roles since.  Currently, Pattie works closely with potential clients and their families to ensure a successful start to the caregiver-client relationship.  Pattie also works closely with clients and their families to ensure the ongoing relationship with Home Instead and our CAREGivers is surpassing expectations.   Pattie's devotion is to client and CAREGiver satisfaction and managing client services, schedules and overall needs. ​


Anna Bozzo RN, Director of Patient Services

Anna joined Home Instead Senior Care in October of 2016 as our Director of Patient Services.  Anna is a New York State licensed Registered Nurse and is responsible for managing all clients who require hands-on personal care.  That responsibility includes conducting a nurse's assessment at the beginning of each case to develop an individualized care plan, work with a client's health care professionals and monitor client needs to determine if the care plan should be adjusted.  In addition, Anna ​handles all CAREGiver new hire and ongoing training and supervises our home health aides and personal care aides on all personal care cases. ​  In addition to her many years of experience as a home care RN providing quality care for seniors, Anna was a staff nurse and nurse manager at St. Francis Hopsital.


Lauren Sklarin, Director of Community Relations

​Lauren joined our Home Instead team in February of 2016.  As the Director of Community Relations she handles marketing and networking opportunities that introduce industry referral providers and families to the benefits of Home Instead Senior Care.  Lauren has has held several positions in marketing and public relations across several different industries and loves having the opportunity to bring her experience and knowledge to our team.


Tammie Blaswitz, Recruitment and Rentention Coordinator

​Emily joined our team in June 2017.  Her role is to identify individuals who have a passion for working with seniors​.  Our goal is to have a team of Caregivers who not only assist with daily activities but help them stay in their homes and maintain their independence.  


Jessie Saracino, Nighttime & Weekend Coordinator

​​​Jessie started as a CAREGiver for the Hauppauge office and is now the Nighttime & Weekend Coordinator.  As the Nighttime & Weekend Coordinator, Jessie is available after hours and on weekends to assist with any needs that arise, including new client inquires, CAREGiver schedule changes and client support.  Both our clients and CAREGivers enjoy the comfort of knowing a member of our staff is always available to assist them.


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