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

At Your Service 24/7 in Norwood, MA

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 (781) 352-4660 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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Val Uzoma – Owner

Val Uzoma – Owner

Val Uzoma, RPh, MBA. opened the Norwood office of Home Instead Senior Care in 2008 with the goal of utilizing his service industry experience to provide the best possible homecare assistance to seniors, enabling them to stay in their homes or wherever they call home for as long as they can. Val also has strong clinical skills derived from being a pharmacist and many years of work as a senior clinical pharmacist at Brigham & Women's Hospital.

 

Val has a dedicated office staff and very wonderful CAREGivers, whose ultimate aim is to provide the best care to our senior clients one at a time, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence.  ​​


Alison Uzoma - Office Manager

Alison Uzoma - Office Manager

Alison helped launch the office in September 2008 as Office Manager. She came from a background in nutrition research and healthcare communications. Alison spent many years being a caregiver to her grandmother and those experiences are a big part of her wish to work in senior care and help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible.​

Jeannie Smith - Office Coordinator

Jeannie Smith - Office Coordinator

Jeannie Smith joined the staff as Office Coordinator in May 2010. After many years of working on schedules in the construction industry this came naturally to her. Jeannie is such a "people person" that it didn't take long for her to become the "go to" person in the office. She has been instrumental in helping build the business to where it is today. Jeannie spends her day interacting with the great families and clients that we work with and our staff of amazing CAREGivers. Jeannie lives in Walpole and enjoys spending time with her many grandchildren.

Brenda Mellor - Staff Coordinator

Brenda Mellor - Staff Coordinator

Brenda Mellor became our Staff Coordinator in April 2013, working on scheduling and coordination to help us provide the best services to our clients and match CAREGivers with assignments that work best for them. Brenda has always loved kids and seniors. She worked for a time in elementary schools, and then at State Street Bank for 10 years in a variety of administrative positions. After caring for both parents when they were ill, Brenda decided to pursue CNA training. She felt there were times her parents' care could have been better, and she wanted to know more. Brenda finished the Red Cross CNA Course and then worked as a CNA at N.E. Sinai in Stoughton. Her position at Home Instead Norwood now brings together her administrative and CNA talents.​​

Kathy Walsh, RN - Client Care Supervisor

Kathy Walsh, RN - Client Care Supervisor

Kathy Walsh, RN, started in May 2013 and oversees our client care through Quality Assurance home visits. These visits help us make sure that all our clients' needs are being met. We feel strongly that feedback from our clients, families and CAREGivers is necessary to make sure we are providing excellent service. Kathy spends the majority of her time out of the office meeting with clients, families and CAREGivers. In her 25-year nursing career, Kathy's expertise for many years was in women's health, from infertility to GYN Oncology. She always enjoyed working with her older patients, and after taking care of her elderly mother-in-law, she decided to make a change to elder care. She finds it very rewarding.​

Laurie Blake - Community Service Representative

Laurie Blake - Community Service Representative

Laurie Blake joined us as Community Service Representative in February 2012, bringing with her a wealth of networking and sales skills.  Laurie calls on hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, home health companies, hospice companies, and many other medical or senior related organizations to educate the community about the services that Home Instead Senior Care provides to seniors. Laurie cared for both of her parents and knows firsthand the challenges of Alzheimer's from her mother's fifteen years with the disease.  She balances work with a busy family life as a mom of 3 teens and volunteers for many activities.​​

Cindy Paille - Recruitment and Engagment Coordinator

Cindy Paille - Recruitment and Engagment Coordinator

Cynthia comes to Home Instead with over 20 years’ experience in the home care field. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant certification in 1991. Her extensive background within the home care field helps her look for qualified and caring CAREGivers. She wants to hire people who she would let care for her own family. Cynthia has her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and is studying for her LPN. In her Bachelor’s program, she connected with a class about elderly patients and what they go through mentally as they age. Cynthia recently move here from California and is excited to be back with her family and friends in Massachusetts.

Kathy Martin - Administrative Assistant and Receptionist; On Call Service Supervisor

Kathy Martin - Administrative Assistant and Receptionist; On Call Service Supervisor

Kathy Martin joined Home Instead Norwood as a CAREGiver in September 2012. After 30 years of administrative work with Boston Apparel/Chadwick's of Boston, Kathy knew she wanted to work with the elderly. She enrolled in the American Red Cross HHA/CNA Training Program and passed her CNA exam in 2012. Since December 2012, Kathy does quadruple duty - she brightens up our Reception area, she keeps things well stocked and running smoothly as Administrative Assistant, she still keeps up some regular CAREGiving shifts, and she handles weeknight on call duties.​​

Yvette Lewis-Jeter - Weekend Service Supervisor

Yvette Lewis-Jeter - Weekend Service Supervisor

Because ​Yvette cares for the integrity of family, she attended American Red Cross training to obtain her CNA license, because caring for a loved one begins at home. Yvette covers weekend on-call duties every other weekend.


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