"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.
Stephen Bryson grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky. After college, Stephen served for 8 years as an Officer in the United States Army. As the Franchise Owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office, Stephen is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, including managing all 140 employees as well as serving all our clients.
Stephen's love for seniors began early in life, as his grandmother was a key component of his family. He says she was an independent and spirited lady that he grew to know well. As he got off the school bus every day at her home, she taught him about a life well-traveled. In her 70's, Stephen's grandmother's health began to decline, ultimately leading to a need for 24/7 care in her home.
"I saw first-hand the difficult challenges that a family struggles through in dealing with this heartbreaking time," said Stephen.
Stephen's wife's family also experienced the challenges of caring for a family member early in the Bryson's married life. Searching for a career to love and change lives, the couple opened the local office in 2010. Stephen is a credentialed Certified Senior Advisor.
Michelle Baker was born and raised in West Virginia, close to Pittsburgh. For the last eight years, however, she's called Owensboro her home.
At Home Instead Senior Care, Michelle is responsible for making sure our clients receive outstanding service, while helping them understand their bills. She also handles payroll for our large base of CAREGivers.
Michelle's life revolves around her family. Her husband of 20 years, Tim, is a chef. She also has a daughter and two sons, one of which is in the Air Force serving our country in Afghanistan. Her children have blessed her with two grandchildren who call her "Nana", which she says is her favorite title.
Wanting something more, Michelle came to Home Instead in April of 2013. "Home Instead Senior Care is a fabulous place to be," she said. "I love seeing how our CAREGivers change the lives of our clients each and every day."
Michelle says she has two mottos she lives by: "Treat others the way you want to be treated." and "Life is short; be happy." She says optimism and pessimism is a choice.
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