"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.
"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.
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.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because it gives me an opportunity to give back to those that are in need. Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Being able to make a difference in someone’s life is truly a blessing. Providing the right care for our clients is very important, and I’m glad to be a part of it."
Briana is from Brentwood, Tennessee. She’s a 2008 graduate of Tennessee State University, where she obtained a degree in Mass Communications. Following an internship with NBC’s News Channel 4, Briana pursued a career in Customer Service. After three years of Customer Service in the Telecommunications industry Briana realized it was time for a change. She decided she wanted to work in an industry where she would be able to impact others in a more meaningful way. Briana began as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care in January of 2014, was promoted to a Staffing Coordinator in June of 2014 and promoted once again in March of 2015 to the Director of Client Services. She has been a wonderful asset to our ever growing team!
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I have had the experience of having a loved one cared for and know how scary the experience can be. It was comforting to know my mother-in-law was well taken care of when we couldn’t be at home. Seeing the smiles on my clients faces and the never ending gratitude I receive from them and their families is heartwarming. I am treated like family and that is truly a special feeling. It is satisfying to know that I am making a difference. I now have the opportunity to help other CAREGivers have the same experience as the CAREGiver Development Specialist." Tracy was born and raised in Cambridge, England. Her parents moved her and her two siblings to Connecticut in 1978. She stayed there to raise her family until she and her husband decided they had had enough of the long, cold winters and moved to Tennessee in 2013. They absolutely love it here. In April 2016, Tracy joined the Home Instead team as a CAREGiver. She was then promoted in September of 2016 and will be dividing her time between being a CAREGiver, orienting new CAREGivers and providing ongoing development for current CAREGivers. She brings 15+ years of training experience to the CAREGiver Development Specialist role and is excited to enhance the development experience for our CAREGivers.
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because I am helping seniors continue to live their life comfortably, happily and as Independently as they can. I am overwhelmed with joy each time I help a senior continue to call their house, their home. I am grateful to be involved in impacting so many families in such a positive way. I know how stressful caring for a loved one can be, so I am so blessed to be able to bring comfort to each family with the help of my wonderful Home Instead team."
Airika grew up in Lima, Ohio. She moved to Nashville, TN to study Psychology at Tennessee State University. During her time at Tennessee State, she worked as a mentor for young children, and also a basketball coach. In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering at assisted living facilities. A close family member referred her to Home Instead in 2014, and she became a CAREGiver. She worked as a CAREGiver for over 2 years and then became our Client Care Coordinator. She now has many roles in the office but her biggest is keeping our clients, their families and our CAREGivers happy.
“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 her current role as our Receptionist. She has a personality that simply shines, 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.
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