Betty Bowers, Founder
Betty was with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where she was an integral part of the team that grew their Executive M.B.A. program in the 1980’s. Betty learned about the opportunity at Home Instead in the mid-1990’s. To many people, the concept of non-medical help for seniors in their own home seemed odd. Betty was quick to recognize the need for such services and became one of the first owners of a Home Instead Senior Care franchise in the United States.
Betty’s husband, Dr. David A. Bowers (Dave), was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and her journey with Dave led Betty to decide to sell the successful business she had built from the ground up. Betty chose to transfer leadership of Home Instead to her daughter Jeannie and son-in-law Scott. Scott and Jeannie continue today to operate Home Instead Senior Care with Betty’s vision and passion.
Sadly, Dave passed away in 2007. His presence in our lives was a true blessing and he continues to be missed.
Betty feels passionate about our motto, “To Us It’s Personal,” which is why she has continued her involvement with Home Instead. Until 2011, she served on the board of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.