Fresno and Madera County (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Fresno, CA.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community
About Us
Meet Our Team

Theodore Torio, Owner

Theodore Torio was born and raised in the central valley.
His mother is a Registered Nurse who has owned three nursing homes. His medical journey began working as an Emergency Medical Technician for American Ambulance,
then later became a Physician’s Assistant, working locally in surrounding clinics. Taking care of others has always been in Theodore’s heart.
He has always treated everyone as family. His business experience is former 7-eleven owner. Theodore is married with two active boys.

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Sherri Woods, Care Pro Manager

Sherri happily joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in March 2011. Sherri was an amazing CAREGiver for over 2 years before transitioning into our office as CAREGiver trainer/ coach. In 2018 Sherri became the CAREGiver manager where she is passionate about building relationships with our CAREGivers, clients and their families.

Sherri not only works with seniors, but she was also blessed to have her mother live with her until her passing in 2020. She knows what it means for families to have that peace of mind with great caregivers in the home. She enjoys going to church, reading and spending quality time with her son, Dallas.

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Kim Pastenieks, Billing and Payroll Specialist

Kim has been an integral part of the Home Instead Team since April of 2014. We welcomed her as a CAREGiver and she provided care for her sweet grandmother for three years. She has held multiple positions in the office prior to finding her niche as our billing and payroll specialist.

Kim has a strong desire to impact the lives of others and working for Home Instead fulfills this in so many ways.

Kim has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, going to the beach and trips to the family cabin in Tahoe.


Kelsey Cloney, Service Manager

Kelsey joined the Home Instead team in January 2022 as the on-call supervisor.
Today she has transitioned to being in the office as the Service Manager, she is also a vital instrument in assisting all departments.

She enjoys working with the Care Pro's and our clients to ensure the best care possible. Kelsey has a daughter named Savannah.
She loves spending time with her family at home with her dogs.


Tahliesha McLaurin, Client Care Manager

Tahliesha McLaurin joined Home Instead in March of 2023. She began as a Care Pro and transitioned into the office in November of 2023 as the Client Care Manager. Before joining the Home Instead team Tahliesha was a Sergeant for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She supervised over 40 officers and specialized in the Enhanced Outpatient Program attending to inmates with mental and physical disabilities. She retired in 2016 and took time off to raise her two young children Charly and Elijah! She has always had a helpful heart and Home Instead was the place she found her passion. She enjoys being out in the field and meeting people. She is a natural born care giver and being able to do it as work has been very fulfilling.


Jared Pastenieks, Recruiter

As the recruiter Jared is looking forward to giving Home Instead a fresh perspective and bringing on exceptional Care Pro’s as part of our family who are excited to help the elderly population. You can find him at local events looking for special talent in our community.

His interests include sports, and spending time with his friends and family.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fresno, CA possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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