"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.
My name is Wriston Marshburn and my wife is Catharine Marshburn, and we are proud to own the Anderson, SC Home Instead Senior Care® office. We opened this business because we were looking for a way to positively impact the lives of others. We believe that we can do this in Anderson and in the surrounding areas by providing home care services to seniors so that they can remain independent as long as possible.
We are both originally from North Carolina. I have been a lawyer in Winston-Salem, practicing in product liability litigation. Catharine home schools our children, Chase and Stuart. I went to college at Furman University, so opening a Home Instead Senior Care office in Anderson is a return to the Upstate for me. Catharine's parents live in Beaufort and her brother went to Clemson, so she also has ties to SC and the Upstate.I had felt for some time that I was not helping people enough in my law practice, so Catharine and I began to look at businesses that would support our family and also allow us to help others. We found out about Home Instead Senior Care through friends who knew the owner of the Winston-Salem office. We learned that Home Instead Senior Care is in business to help a growing senior population stay safe and as independent as possible in their homes or care communities while also giving peace of mind to their families. I spoke to many Home Instead Senior Care owners throughout the Carolinas who all told me that that their clients thanked them often because Home Instead had provided them with such a needed service and had made a really positive difference in their lives. Catharine and I have also had our own experiences that showed us what a need there is for quality home care for our senior loved ones. Catharine's grandfather began to live in her family's home when she was in high school and eventually had caregivers providing him with round the clock care. Catharine saw what a blessing it was for her family and the caregivers to be able to assist her grandfather and keep him company. She also saw what a relief it was to her family to know that her grandfather was not alone and had a friend to be with him all the time. My own parents moved back to their hometown of Swansboro, NC to be near and provide assistance to my grandparents in their golden years. My parents have considered hiring a caregiver so that they feel good during times when they cannot be with my grandmother.Through our desire to help others and our own experiences with our grandparents, Catharine and I decided to open our own Home Instead Senior Care office in Anderson SC. We chose Anderson because we like Upstate South Carolina, because we feel there is a need for quality senior care here, and because we felt that God led us here.It is our goal to provide the best home care and services available to the seniors of the Upstate.
Rona is our Office Manager and our Staffing Manager. Rona was our first employee when we opened our doors in May of 2009. We hired her to answer the phones and generally help Wriston in the office. Ten years later Wriston and I can say that Rona is the one who has helped build our business into what it is today. She stuck it out in those first two years when we weren't sure if the business was going to make it or not. She has gone through all the ups and downs that a business goes through and has worked every job in the office. Rona's daily focus is on making sure the office is running smoothly and she also oversees the staffing of our caregivers to our clients. She is loyal, faithful and invaluable and Wriston and I don't know what we would do without her.
Music, cooking, reading and spending time with her wonderful family and friends are some of Rona's favorite things. Rona is very active in her church serving as a trustee, an usher, assistant clerk/secretary and assistant teacher for the 6-8 year old primary class.
"Working for Home Instead Senior Care has been the most rewarding job I have ever had. I am very focused on making sure that the client and caregiver relationship is a good fit for all, so that our seniors can feel safe in their own homes and will have peace of mind knowing that a responsible CAREGiver is there to help them in every way possible."
Tana believes there is so much we can learn from the senior population. As the Staffing Coordinator Tana focuses on creating the client and caregiver schedule and fostering great relationships between the clients and caregivers. As the Client Care Coordinator she makes daily home visits to our clients to make sure they are happy with our services. The combination of both roles allows Tana to truly get to know each of our clients well and to match them with the best caregivers for the perfect fit and relationship.
Tana grew up in Georgia, then lived in Texas for ten years before moving to the Upstate of South Carolina. She is married and has two little girls. She enjoys reading, going to the movies, DIY projects, and exploring new places with her family.
Tana says, "I am excited to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team. My goal is to make high quality matches between our clients and caregivers."
Dana has always had an interest in the senior population and is very passionate about them. As the Administrative Assistant Dana supports and assists our office staff with a variety of jobs involving client care and CAREGiver support in order to provide the highest quality service to anyone who calls or walks into our office. She has been a part of our Home Instead family since the spring of 2017.
Dana was born in Nebraska, but grew up in Minnesota. She has lived in South Carolina since 2008 and is married and has two children whom she loves very much. Golfing, reading, hiking and exploring the beautiful South Carolina Upstate are just a few of her favorite things to do.
Dana says, "Becoming a part of the Anderson Home Instead Senior Care team is a wonderful blessing!" She looks forward to meeting and helping anyone calling or coming into our office anyway that she can.
Alexis is our Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. Alexis will oversee all recruiting, hiring and retention of exceptional caregivers who display compassion, patience, trustworthiness and dependability, all of which are our Home Instead standards.
Alexis is a graduate of Anderson University with a degree in Business and Human Resource Management. She is involved in her church and coach's volleyball. She also enjoys spending time with her family, husband and friends.
Senior citizens have a special place in Alexis's heart because of her time with her own grandparents. She is excited in investing in other senior citizen's lives and looks forward to providing the best caregivers to meet the needs of our clients.
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