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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 Tacoma, WA.

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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 Home Care Team
Todd & Lizzie O'Neill, Franchise Owners

Todd & Lizzie O'Neill, Owners

Todd and Lizzie O’Neill purchased the Home Instead franchise in January 2015. The O’Neill’s have three daughters who were all born in Bremerton where Todd worked in a local family furniture business for ten years post college. In 1996 the O’Neill’s felt led to pursue work with a non-profit youth outreach ministry, Young Life. After 19 years with Young Life in Enumclaw and Bellevue Washington, the O’Neill’s explored new business opportunities and found Home Instead. Serving people is very rewarding and they have built a great team at Home Instead. You will often hear Todd say, “our clients come first!” And they do. Todd and Lizzie also enjoy time with their four grandsons.
Alyssa Siebert, Operations Coordinator

Alyssa Siebert, Executive Assistant

Alyssa was born in Germany and has lived in many places throughout her life while her dad served in the Air Force. She settled in DuPont, Washington, with her husband and son. She enjoys photography, running and traveling with her family. Alyssa has been working with seniors since 2011, starting as a server in a Retirement Community as her first job. This began her love for seniors and caring for them. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with a minor in American Sign Language. Her love for Seniors never diminished which led her back to working directly in a Retirement Community as an administrative assistant. Alyssa joined our team at Home Instead in 2020 and loves working every moment.

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Aloma Matuauto, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Aloma joined the Home Instead team as the Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator in June of 2022 with a background in Office Administration, customer service and an associate degree in Travel and Tourism. She has enjoyed every opportunity to help find those who have the desire, the talent and are passionate about providing care for others and helping enhance their lives daily. Caring for the elderly is something that has been instilled in her throughout her life and culture. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to care for her husband’s parents and for her dad. Aloma enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. Overall, her life and happiness revolves around faith and family.

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Christine Schlaberg, Client Care Coordinator

Christine has lived in the Lacey area for the past 13 years. She is the youngest of four kids. Growing up she always helped take care of family members when they were sick or elderly. In addition to caring for her family, Christine has worked in a skilled nursing facility for over 18 months. She then transitioned to working at an Assisted Living Facility for almost 5 years as a CNA/Med Tech. Working in healthcare has always been a passion of hers and it’s more than just a job. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her friends and family. Some of her favorite hobbies are brewery hopping, concerts, kayaking, camping, traveling, and playing card games. Also, her cat Radar keeps her quite busy. She is excited to work alongside Home Instead.

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Lisa Bellows, Weekend On-Call

Lisa has been our main weekend on-call backup for several years now. The office may close at five, but we know our job doesn't stop there. Having a true 24/7 accessibility is one of the things that sets us apart.

"Got an issue at 10 pm? Don't hesitate to call. I started as a caregiver here at Home Instead and I know that our client's needs don't occur neatly between 9 and 5. So, please call. You'll always find a real voice here on the other end"

We know it's a comfort to our clients, and also to their families that we are the eyes and ears, always on watch, when they can't be. Lisa is the reason we can confidently say, "Call us anytime!"

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Heidi Gafford, Accounting Manager & Operations Manager

Heidi Gafford is a Pacific Northwest native who loves everything about it, even the rain. She recently returned to the work force after 15 years of staying home to raise her sons. Prior to that she worked in a variety of accounting roles. Heidi joined the Home Instead team, in October 2021. She enjoys her role as finance director as well as being able to interact with the elderly and their families to ensure they are getting the best service possible. When not at work or running her boys all over town, she enjoys long walks and painting.

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Tasha Tuipea, Office Administration and Service Coordinator

Tasha is the oldest of four children. She has vivid memories of her parents taking on the caretaker role for her grandparents until they both passed away. So, at 16 years old, it was natural that her first job was at a retirement home. Her love for the senior community is deeply rooted from her Samoan heritage. She joined Home Instead in October 2021. She loves working with her peers as well as getting to know clients.
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Caleb Bagdanov, Home Care Consultant & Operations Manager

Caleb joined the Home Instead team in 2023. Caleb's greatest joy in life is his wife Marie and their two sons Simon and Moses. Caleb also loves spending time with friends and family outside. Whether it is fly fishing, cycling, or golfing he loves being with people and being active. Caleb comes to Home Instead after over a decade in pastoral ministry. He is committed to serving people and believes that all people are inherently valuable and worth his best efforts to care for as his own family.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Tacoma, WA 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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