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, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence.
Brenda Mellor was promoted to Director of Operations in March 2020. She started in April 2013 as our Staff Coordinator, working on scheduling and coordination to provide the best services to our clients and match CAREGivers with suitable assignments. She would go on to tackle many challenging projects, demonstrating excellent communication skills along with efficiency and keen judgement, making her a great person to take on management responsibilities as Director of Operations. 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 builds on her administrative and CNA talents.
Bintu came aboard as
an addition to the Coordinating Team in December 2017. She had past experience
in hands-on care for seniors as well as case management for adults with disabilities.
Those skills plus her warm, compassionate and caring approach to everyone she
meets make her a great addition to our office. When she’s not busy scheduling
shifts, Bintu is often out in the field, introducing CAREGivers to clients and checking
in to see how things are going.
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.