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At Your Service 24/7 in Goodlettsville, TN

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (615) 859-2380 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.

​​​ ​​ CAREGiver Ambassadors   Our 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.

Brad Cannon, Owner

Brad Cannon, Owner
"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because we are in the business of caring for others. The relationships that we have with our clients and their families are built on a foundation of trust. We have been the solution for so many different family circumstances since 2002 and we have been able to meet these personal needs of seniors with love and compassion. Home Instead Senior Care as a team is a group of people on a mission to help others and that is very personal. We all have been given free choice regarding our careers and this team has collectively chosen to help seniors and their families. I love what we do and I take seriously the trust that is bestowed upon us by each family that asks Home Instead to help."

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Brad has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University.  Brad is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a licensed nursing home administrator in Kentucky and Florida.  Before purchasing the Home Instead Senior Care franchise, Brad was a nursing home administrator for 7 years.  Brad has served on Home Instead Senior Care’s franchise exchange council and has also served as the Chairperson for the Bowling Green Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the past 3 years.​

Juanita Almy - Executive Director

Juanita Almy - Executive Director

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Juanita and her husband relocated to Kentucky in 2015. Soon after moving, Juanita began her career with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in Bowling Green, KY. 

She served as the Communications Engineer for the Bowling Green, KY franchise before becoming the Human Resources Coordinator then quickly transitioning into the Director of Human Resources.

In 2017 Juanita began working with Clarksville and its surrounding areas as the Executive Director to help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible.


Lauren McGuirk, Director of Human Resources

Lauren McGuirk, Director of Human Resources

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because serving others gives me purpose. Not only do we get to provide quality care to seniors in our community, we also provide the opportunity for meaningful CAREGiver careers, allowing individuals to build personal relationships with each other. I’m proud to work for a company which serves those in our community and puts smiles on faces!"

Lauren was born and raised on the central coast of California. She attended Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, on a softball scholarship and pursued her master’s degree at Western Kentucky University. After working at the University of Memphis, Lauren and her husband moved back to Bowling Green in the summer of 2015. Lauren joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver before transitioning into the Human Resources department as the Communications Engineer.  Lauren became our CAREGiver Development Specialist in August 2016. She also served as our Human Resources Coordinator before being promoted into her current role of Director of Human Resources, where she oversees all functions of the Human Resources Department. Lauren enjoys being a part of the office team and is grateful for the opportunities she has been given through Home Instead Senior Care. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing with her pets, swimming, kayaking, playing games and doing crafts.


Cassandra Fogarty, Client Services Coordinator

Cassandra Fogarty, Client Services Coordinator

Cassandra Fogarty grew up in Southeastern Minnesota and began working with adults with special needs in 2010. Cassandra moved to Tennessee in the summer of 2018 and began working with Home Instead Senior Care as a professional CAREGiver. She was promoted to Client Services Coordinator in October of 2018. “I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know all of our clients and professional CAREGivers”. When “Cassy” is not at work, she enjoys exploring Goodlettsville and surrounding areas, as well as trying new things.


Jada Tate, Client Care Coordinator

Jada Tate, Client Care Coordinator

​Jada started her career with Home Instead Senior Care as a professional CAREGiver in April 2018. Jada has lived in the Robertson County area for the last 16 years with her husband and two kids. While taking care of her grandmother, she realized how much she enjoyed spending time with seniors and helping them. In October 2018, Jada became the Client Care Coordinator for the Goodlettsville office and is looking forward to positively enhancing the lives of ageing adults and their families.


Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

"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 our Director of Operations, Amanda was responsible for overseeing our Client Care Department as well as our Staffing Department. In November 2016, Amanda transitioned into her current role as General Manager where she oversees total operations of our Bowling Green office. She takes great pride in the quality of our care and wants every client and CAREGiver to be delighted with our company. Amanda is also our Long Term Care Insurance specialist and oversees all of our courtesy billing and questions.​​


Katie C., Immediate Care Specialist

"Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to make a difference and help others as much as possible. On a day-to-day basis we get to not only help the clients that we care for, but we get to positively impact our clients, CAREGivers, and our clients’ families. Every day that we get to put a smile on a senior’s face is a successful day. Our clients are a blessing to me each day."

Katie worked as a CAREGiver before being promoted to Immediate Care Specialist, and although she enjoyed being a CAREGiver she was excited for the opportunity to help people from a new perspective. She spent many hours as a CAREGiver filling in when our regular clients’ caregivers had appointments or sudden life changes and could not be there, and every time clients would ask her “Where is my regular CAREGiver?” These clients depend and look forward to having a familiar face and Katie is grateful for the opportunity to keep clients’ regular CAREGivers in their homes every day.


Emily Harlan, Regional Marketing Specialist

Emily Harlan, Regional Marketing Specialist

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 Smith, Regional Director of Finance

Donna Smith, Regional Director of Finance

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 Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

Jennifer Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

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 a​dministrative 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 Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

Mary Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

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.​​


Jamie Patterson, Regional Billing Specialist

Jamie Patterson, Regional Billing Specialist

"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."

Jamie joined 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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