"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.
team of CAREGiver Ambassadors are here to respond to urgent needs that
may arise day or night. There are a variety of situations in which our
CAREGiver Ambassadors help us ensure the upmost quality of care and
responsiveness. On any given day a CAREGiver may experience an
emergency and be unable to make it to their client's home. In this case
we deploy our CAREGiver Ambassador to arrive on time to ensure the
client never goes without care. In addition, they assist our CAREGivers
with extra support in the home when a client has a particularly
challenging day. We are grateful for our CAREGiver Ambassadors and the
vital role they play as members of our team.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because every day, 24 hours a day, we have the opportunity to make an impact on the life of a senior and their loved ones. Every minute of every day I can think to myself—right now a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver is helping a senior stay in the comfort of their home. Not Monday through Friday, not every other weekend, and not just during normal business hours but every minute of every day we are making a difference! And this can only be done by a team of individuals who are on a mission to help others. I am grateful to work with such a wonderful team of CAREGivers and administrative team members who live each day with the mission to help seniors stay home, wherever home may be."
Emily has a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in Health Care Administration. She is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Before joining Home Instead Senior Care she was a college student looking to make a difference. She began as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care in Bowling Green, Kentucky and provided over 2,700 hours of direct care to seniors. Within a few months of experiencing the difference of being a CAREGiver firsthand, she changed her degree from Psychology to Health Care Administration so she could pursue her dream of leading a Home Instead Senior Care organization. After three years as the Director of Human Resources for Home Instead Senior Care in Bowling Green, Kentucky she was blessed to find a home here in the Franklin and Columbia area.
“Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because it allows me to step out of my comfort zone to make a difference in someone else’s life. It also sets a great example for my children by showing that even the smallest gestures in life can mean to most to someone else. I love helping to achieve our goal of keeping our seniors comfortable and secure in their homes.”
Christie was born and raised in Tennessee. She spent most of her adult life on the same path of retail but finally decided it was time for change. Christie wanted a career where she made a difference in the lives of others. In 2016, Christie joined our Home Instead Senior
Care team as a CAREGiver, then quickly transitioned into our Receptionist role
and has since been promoted into the Director of Human Resources role. She has
a personality that simply shines, and everyone loves her. Christie says she
never imagined she would be promoted and have the opportunity to serve people in
a different capacity, while still doing something she loves. She is the mother
of three delightful children.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because we strive
to help seniors in our community live safely at home 24/7. I see seniors strive
more when left in a familiar setting such as their home or a loved one’s home.
I understand how stressful the aging process can be for both the senior and
their loved one. Home Instead Senior Care helps relieve some of that stress. I
am happy to work for such a great company that comforts seniors and eases the
stress of aging in place."
was born in California but raised in Florida. At an early age Melissa knew she
wanted to help care for others. While other 19-year-olds were avoiding entering
the real world, Melissa dropped everything to help care for her aunt and prepare
her home after a heart transplant. It wouldn’t be until Melissa’s father became
sick and passed away that she would truly know what she wanted to do in life.
Melissa joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2016 as a CAREGiver. She loves
learning more about what seniors are going through and what she can do to help
comfort them and their families.
Melissa has been promoted from her original
position as Receptionist to Human Resource
Coordinator and now to Director of Client Services. Melissa oversees a team of
individuals to ensure clients receive the care they need regardless of the hour
they need it! Melissa never dreamed she
would have the opportunity to be in the role she is in today but is so very
grateful to give back to the seniors in the way that is so personal to her.
Jessi grew up in Virginia and moved to Tennessee three years ago. She has worked at customer service jobs since she was old enough to begin working, but never felt like she was doing enough actual service. After years of doing what she could to help customers in a call center she came to Home Instead Senior Care to help customers in a more personal way. Jessi started working with Home Instead as a CAREGiver in early 2015. After connecting with so many seniors and their families as a CAREGiver she was promoted to the Client
Services Coordinator position in October of 2015 and is currently our Medicaid
Waiver Specialist. She now works to help seniors and their families ensure
their services are covered through the Medicaid program. She is continuing her
education at MTSU and is currently learning a third language. She hopes to use these
skills to help and connect with more cultural backgrounds in our community and
in communities around the world.
Home Instead Senior Care is Personal to me, because it is just like the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. I am thankful that God has given me a heart to serve others and I do not take this lightly. It is an honor to be able to spend time with our precious seniors and let them know how important they are and how much they are loved. I am also so blessed to now be a part of the administrative team. It is a privileged to be part of the Home Instead family. Debbie was born and raised in Michigan and has lived in Tennessee since 1995, when she married her wonderful husband, Dave. They will be celebrating 23 years of marriage this September. She has always taken care of people. She taught preschool for 14 years and worked with mentally challenged individuals for several years in Michigan. She currently lives in Santa Fe, TN, right in the middle of 42 peaceful acres of land. She feels blessed with her life - not without troubles or heartache - but truly blessed!
Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I don't
want anyone to feel like they are a burden. I understand that sometimes a
senior needs a helping hand to get through the day and they don't necessarily
have that one-on-one time with family and friends they need. Home Instead’s
Professional CAREGivers fill those gaps and allow seniors to continue living
their lives at home as normally as possible.
Marcea was originally a medical assistant in a doctor's
office before starting her career with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver
in June 2018. Since then Marcea has been awarded the CAREGiver of the
Month award and has received two promotions. She enjoys the Client Care
Coordinator role because it puts her in a position to help more seniors. In her
free time Marcea reads and spends time with her family; she also loves sea
turtles and collecting decorations with sea turtles on them.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because
it allows me the opportunity to ensure others' happiness. Since 2004 I have
been working with Home Instead clients and their families to coordinate, manage
and facilitate the highest quality care possible, while maintaining the
senior’s wishes to remain at home and as independent as possible. To work with
clients and their families on such a personal level feels much more like a
calling than a profession."
Amanda began her tenure with Home Instead Senior Care as a
CAREGiver in 2004. She has served in several administrative capacities and
after nearly ten years in the Quality Assurance Department, Amanda was promoted
to the Director of Operations. As Director of Operations, Amanda was
responsible for overseeing the Client Care and Client Services departments. In
November 2016, Amanda transitioned into the role of General Manager where she
oversaw total operations for the Bowling Green office. In 2017 she transitioned
to the Regional Team as Home Care Specialist, where she currently assist
individuals inquiring about our services and payment options. She takes
great pride in the quality of our care and wants every client and CAREGiver to
be delighted with our company.
“Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I've seen firsthand the positive impact our CAREGivers make on seniors' lives on a daily basis. We are doing the extraordinary by empowering seniors to remain independent, healthy and happy in their homes, wherever that may be. To personally touch people's lives and give families peace of mind and support is the most fulfilling calling you can answer. We answer that call every day.”
Emily earned her undergraduate degree from Asbury College and her Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University. Emily provides consultation services to the Home Care Consultants in Kentucky and Tennessee. She ensures continuity of sales executions, public relations and community education programs. Emily worked in direct sales for Home Instead Senior Care for eight years before moving to a consulting role.
Donna joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in January 2008. She oversees the billing and payroll for three franchises. She works hard to ensure that every detail of our client’s invoices and our CAREGiver’s paychecks are correct. Donna counts it a joy to work for a company that is truly all about helping others. Donna is married and has two wonderful children. She enjoys cooking, serving at her church, and lazy days on the lake with her family.
Jennifer was born and raised in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She joined Home Instead in 2009 after being a stay at home mom for 12 years. She transitioned to our administrative team where she was the Communications Engineer for 6 years. She has since transitioned to her current role of Regional Accounting Specialist where she is responsible Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, 401K and helping clients and their families with billing questions.
Mary joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2016 as our Regional Billing Specialist. She is responsible for the billing for our three franchise offices. Mary and her husband Ben have a wonderful daughter named Leah. She and her family have been caregivers to several of their own family members. Mary is excited to be a part of a business that truly serves others and helps them remain in their homes, providing a helping hand in their journey of life. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to church.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me
because we provide assistance to the most incredible individuals. I
learn so much from the people I meet, they are truly the greatest
generation. Being a family caregiver for several years prepared me to
appreciate and enjoy the seniors in our community."
the Home Instead Senior Care family in March 2001 as a CAREGiver. Since
October 2001 she has served in a variety of administrative roles. She
joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in October 2017 as Regional
Billing Specialist. She is proud to provide billing and payroll support
to the five franchises.
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