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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 - Vice President of Operations

Juanita Almy - Vice President of Operations

Home Instead Senior Care is personal to me because every senior in the community deserves to age in the place that they have called home until their final days. I chose Home Instead and continue to choose Home Instead because I can. I can choose to be a driving force in the aging process, and aging at home. I have watched complete strangers and friends sit in a nursing home and stare blankly out a window each day, wishing to go home, or leave. I am realistic that I cannot save everyone, but I can diligently chip away at spreading the mission and, more importantly, the love. I choose Home Instead because I genuinely want to positively enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. I choose Home Instead so that I can work side by side with admin who quickly became like family and share the same mission. I choose Home Instead to have the opportunity to be a difference maker, a leader, and a resource for people who don’t want to ask for help, but need it.  I chose Home Instead because it is an ever-changing business that gives people opportunity…if you want it. Life is hard, sometimes work is hard, but the choice I made is easy." 

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Juanita and her husband relocated to Bowling Green Kentucky in 2015. Soon after moving, Juanita began her career with Home Instead Senior Care as a Professional CAREGiver in Bowling Green, KY, determined to do something that she loved, something “worthwhile” and something to “make a difference”.  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 Vice President of Operations, to help seniors in the community. In November of 2019, Juanita accepted the opportunity to run a second franchise in Goodlettsville to serve more seniors.


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 provide quality care to seniors in our community, we also provide the opportunity for meaningful Professional 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, KY, in the summer of 2015. Lauren joined Home Instead Senior Care as a Professional CAREGiver before transitioning into the Human Resources department as the Communications Engineer.  Lauren was promoted to Professional CAREGiver Development Specialist in August 2016. Staying a member of the Human Resources department, she also served as our Human Resources Coordinator before being promoted to the Director of Human Resources. In November, 2018, Lauren transferred to the Goodlettsville office as Director of Human Resources. Lauren enjoys being a part of the office team and is grateful for the opportunities she has been given through Home Instead Senior Care.


Cassandra Fogarty, Director of Client Services

Cassandra Fogarty, Director of Client Services

Cassandra Fogarty grew up in Southeastern Minnesota and began working with adults with special needs in 2010. Cassandra moved to Goodlettsville 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, ensuring that all clients’ scheduling needs are met. In March of 2019, Cassandra was promoted again, becoming the Director of Client Services. When Cassy was asked why she enjoyed Home Instead Senior Care, she replied “I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know all of our clients and Professional CAREGivers, while making a difference in our community.”  When she 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.


Renee Bingerman, Professional CAREGiver Development Specialist

Renee Bingerman, Professional CAREGiver Development Specialist

Renee was Born In Hawaii and raised in Tennessee. She lived in Columbus, Ohio, for 12 years, where all four of her children were born and raised . When her father’s health was ailing she came back to Tennessee to take care of him. After his passing she felt she needed to do something meaningful in his honor and decided to become a Professional Caregiver.  In January 2018 she began working with Home Instead Senior Care in Clarksville. In just six months, Renee was promoted to On-Call Supervisor/Professional CAREGiver Ambassador. In November 2018, Renee was approached by the Vice President of Operations with an opportunity to transfer to the Goodlettsville office to continue the mission of helping seniors in that community. In February 2019, she became the Professional Caregiver Development Specialist, ensuring all new Professional CAREGivers are onboarded with excellent training, and all veteran Professional CAREGivers have the resources and ongoing trainings to grow in their current roles.  Renee quickly learned how important it is to build relationships with the Professional Caregivers once they come in for training and when in shifts. In her free time she enjoys car shows with her husband and going to the zoo and parks with the kids. Renee says, “I love being able to make a difference in the lives of others on a daily basis and give comfort and assurance to the families who know they can rely on the care we provide.”


Eleanor Allen, On Call Supervisor/Professional CAREGiver Ambassador

Eleanor Allen, On Call Supervisor/Professional CAREGiver Ambassador

​Eleanor started her career with Home Instead Senior Care as a professional CAREGiver in December of 2018. She grew up in Hendersonville and currently lives in Madison with her fur babies. Eleanor became a Professional CAREGiver because she wanted more than just an “average retail job” - she wanted to be able to help others while building a career. Eleanor is very passionate about people, and Home Instead Senior Care helps her get the chance to enhance the lives of our aging adults throughout the community. When she is not in the office, Eleanor spends most of her time with her dogs, Chloe (chihuahua) and Kimbo (German Shepherd). Whether it be walking in Centennial Park or enjoying a nice car ride with the windows down, spending time with her pets is her “happy place”. Eleanor says “working closely with families to ensure their quality of care & Home Instead experience is a positive one is a true blessing”.


Candance Carter, On Call Supervisor/Professional CAREGiver Ambassador

Candance Carter, On Call Supervisor/Professional CAREGiver Ambassador

​Candance was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She spent the last 42 years in Memphis until moving to White House in March 2019. She has four sisters and six grandsons. Candance started her Professional CAREGiving journey 11 years ago as a private caretaker. She says that “she has always known that this is her calling in life”. Her true passion lies with Professional CAREGiving, where she can show her compassion, love, patience and understanding. She looks forward to continuing to grow with Home Instead Senior Care and feels blessed to be where she is today. Candance is thankful for the career path opportunities that Home Instead Senior Care has offered her, and looks forward to each and every day.


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 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.


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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