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Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
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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

Pam Myers C.D.P., Franchise Owner

Pam Myers C.D.P., Franchise Owner

Pam started Senior Care Solutions of Ohio, LLC (dba Home Instead Senior Care #181) in 1997, with her mother-in-law, Doris Zappone. Pam's husband, Ed, joined the company, when his mother retired.

Pam directs and oversees the activities of the office staff, as well as interacting with our clients, their family members and our CAREGivers.

To Us, It's Personal.

Pam has a special empathy for family Caregivers. Having provided care for her own mother along with her other siblings, Pam clearly understood the demands, stresses and joys of family caregiving before opening the local Home Instead office.

However, she was reminded of the necessity and importance of these services, when her husband, Ed, suffered a massive stroke in 2007. Experiencing the frustrations, inadequacies and complications of the medical system firsthand, Pam understands how helpless and lost family caregivers can sometimes feel. The journey through Intensive care, "step-down" units, rehab facilities, nursing home, dialysis and especially maneuvering the insurance complications, is a walk that Pam herself has taken. She understands first-hand how crucial Home Instead services are to provide the care necessary for Ed to remain safely in the comfort of their own home where he passed in 2012.

Helping other families cope with their caregiving challenges is not just business goal, it is a personal mission! To Pam and her staff, it truly is personal.

Originally from Sutton, Massachusetts, Pam relocated to Ohio in 1968. She graduated from the College of Wooster, with the B.A. in Sociology, in 1972. Soon after graduating, Pam and Ed married, settling in Wadsworth. In 1980, they moved to a 100+ year-old home in Seville, where they raised their family and still reside.

Continuing education is one of Pam's top priorities. In addition obtaining her Masters in Business Administration and completing various other executive management programs at Case Western Reserve, Ashland University and the University of Akron, Pam is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and regularly attends area presentations on eldercare topics.

Prior to starting the local Home Instead Senior Care office, Pam worked for 15 years in various management positions for Bell & Howell's Micro Photo Division in Wooster; as Marketing Director for William Dorsky Associates, in Beachwood, an architectural firm specializing in continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and nursing homes; and as Director of Marketing & Customer Service for Harris InfoSource in Twinsburg.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 22 years

Professional & Personal Organizations - Medina County Senior Service Network, Medina Office for Older Adults Planning Committee, Safety Council, Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition, Tuff Stuff, Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation, Seville/Guilford Fire & EMS Advisory Board, Kidney Foundation of Medina County and Home Care Association of America - Ohio Chapter Founding Member.

Family Members - Daughter, Meredith; four grandchildren; and four cats and four dogs.

Hobbies & Interests - Reading, writing, home improvement projects

Favorite Quote - "In the end only kindness matters."

Person You Admire Most - Rose Kennedy

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Being able to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults, by helping them maintain their independence.

Meredith Myers, C.D.P., General Manager

Meredith Myers, C.D.P., General Manager

Her primary responsibility is to ensure that our Office Staff exceeds the expectations of every client and family member with whom we work. Meredith is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 19 years

Family Members - Sons, Douglas, Kenneth, Phillip and Joseph.

Professional & Community Organizations - Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk volunteer, Santa for a Senior, Holiday Meals Organizer/Volunteer

Hobbies & Interests - Walking, softball, soccer, volleyball, playing with my children

Favorite Quote - "Smile. It confuses people."

Person You Admire Most - My mother - She is dedicated, passionate and caring. And, ALWAYS there when you need her.

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Their great stories and knowing that we' re helping them remain in their homes as long as possible.​

Our CAREGivers Are the Heart of it ALL

Our CAREGivers Are the Heart of it ALL

Our CAREGiver are residents of the Medina and Summit​ County are who are carefully screened, fully bonded and insured. Each takes part in our exclusive multi-phase training program. We place a high priority on matching out CAREGivers with our clients to help develop a bond that will foster independence, promote well being and support the senior's needs with respect and dignity.​

Roberta Woodard, CDP, Home Care Consultant & HR Manager

Roberta Woodard, CDP, Director

As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Roberta loves to help seniors age-in-place safely and independently. She particularly enjoys working with other seniorcare and healthcare professionals to problem solve solutions allowing seniors to stay home. You'll often find her working within the communities we serve helping families, friends and civic organizations become educated advocates for the seniors in their lives!

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 15 years

Professional/Personal Organizations - Alzheimer's Association Support Group Facilitator, Faith in Action, Medina County Alzheimer's Walk Committee, SHRM, Summit County Safety Committee, KNOW, Ohio Ladies Golf Association, Wadsworth United Methodist Church

Family Members - Husband, 2 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 granddaughter, and a fur baby!

Hobbies & Interests - Cooking, reading, photography, gardening, and golf

Favorite Vacation Spot - A sunny, sandy beach or a hike into the mountains with family and friends. Nature is good for the soul!

Favorite Quote - "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." - Albert Einstein

Favorite Book - "Pride & Prejudice" - Jane Austen

Person You Admire Most - My father - for his generosity, sense of humor and wisdom! He was the wisest person I've ever known and always ready to give you sage advice yet never criticized if you chose a different plan of action. He was kind and always had the time and a smile whether a you were a friend or a soon-to-be friend.

Why you are working for Home Instead Senior Care - I honestly believe, "there's no place like home." We offer a vital service to our community that helps families achieve that goal for their senior loved ones!

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Helping people. It's something that's been ingrained into my DNA from my parents. It's a privilege to do my little part.

Tammy Reddish C.D.P., Client Care Consultant

Tammy Reddish C.D.P., Client Care Consultant

Tammy's primary responsibility is to talk with those inquiring about ours services, ask questions to better define the scope and severity of the caller's needs, conduct care consult with prospective clients and families members, and establish a comprehensive Care Plan. Tammy worked as a CAREGiver for many years before joining the professional staff and understands the complexities of caring for seniors from multiple aspects.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 15 years.

Family Members - Spouse; Mike, her sons, Dominic, Austin and Dean.

Professional & Community Organizations - Alzheimer's Association

Hobbies & Interests - Crafts, baking, gardening

Favorite Quote - From a client that has some confusion. "Do you have any confusion?" "Not that I'm aware of."

Person You Admire Most - My grandfather - He has a difficult childhood and he worked very hard to make a better life for his family. What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Their great stories and life experiences. Also, to help alleviate the care giving burden from families so help the be kids again.​

Katy Meyer, L.P.N., C.D.P., Training Coordinator

Katy Meyer, L.P.N., C.D.P., Training Coordinator

As the Training Coordinator, Katy conducts CAREGiver and client quality assurance meetings and provides CAREGivers with valuable information. Katy interacts closely with CAREGivers, to ensure quality CAREGiver training and placement. Katy is an LPN and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

How Long with Home Instead Senior Care - 13 years

Prior Work Experience & Education - 17 years in long-term care, LPN, CDP

Training Related to Caring for Seniors - My best friend was my grandma and working at nursing homes.

Family Members - Husband, Bill; daughter, Kathleen; sons, Danny and Nate and granddaughter, Zander Marie, and grandson Danny.

Hobbies & Interests - I love to cook, garden and read.

Favorite Sport - Volleyball, bowling, golf & fishing

Favorite Vacation Spot - Beach house in the Outer Banks.

Favorite Book - Reading is my stress relief. So, I usually like something to take me back in history or on an adventure, Enjoy books by Nora Roberts, J.K. Rowling & Dan Brown.

Favorite Musician - James Taylor

Person You Admire Most - My grandmother. She had the biggest heart. She never let anyone feel unwanted. She taught us lessons about life sometimes through gardening. She always made life fun -- even washing walls!

Why Are You Working for Home Instead - I love working with seniors and making a difference in their lives.

What do you enjoy most about Home Instead Senior Care - Meeting new clients and my co-workers.

What do you like most about working with seniors? - Their knowledge about life. It is fun to learn new things from them or learn about places they have been.

Jennifer Dietsch, Home Care Consultant

Jennifer Dietsch, Home Care Consultant

Jennifer loves to help seniors age-in-place safely and independently. With extensive customer service skills, she particularly enjoys working with other senior care and healthcare professionals to problem solve solutions allowing seniors to stay home.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 3 months

Family Members - Sheryl - Mother, Hannah - sister

Hobbies & Interests - Cooking, antiquing

Favorite Vacation Spot - Topsail, North Carolina

Favorite Quote - "True power is restraint." - Warren Buffett

Favorite Book - Wizard of Oz

Person You Admire Most - My mother - She was a single mother who raised me on her own. She taught me so much about perseverance and strength.

Why you are working for Home Instead Senior Care - I recently lost my grandmother and through that experience I realized what a blessing it is being where you call home during your finally years. When you walk through the doors to the office, it already feels like you're home.

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - It's rewarding seeing the joy that we bring to seniors faces and also the relief we are able to provide the families.

Aylissa Yonts, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Aylissa Yonts, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Aylissa's primary responsibility is to perform a variety of duties and is expected to recruit, screen, hire, train, and engage a staff of CAREGivers in order to provide the highest quality service to clients.

Maintaining the highest quality of service to our clients with an emphasis on creating extraordinary relationships.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 2 year

Family Members - her son, Dawson and her grandparents

Professional & Community Organizations - Alzheimer's Association

Favorite Vacation Spot -Beach

Favorite Quote - "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything" - Mark Twain

Favorite Author - Stephen King

Person You Most Admire - My Grandmother, she's got a huge heart and she's my best friend.

Kelly Bohl, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kelly Bohl, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kelly's primary responsibility is to recruit, screen, hire, train, and engage a staff of CAREGivers in order to provide the highest quality service to our clients.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 1 year

Family Members - Husband - Chris, Daughter Tina & husband Nick, Son - Jon, Hayden, Payton and Hailey

Professional & Community Organizations - Black Girls Run

Hobbies & Interests - I love Corgis, and four wheeling

Favorite Quote - "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

Person You Admire Most - My mother - She was kind, loving and perfect. She never knew a stranger and took care of everyone she met.

What do you like most about working with seniors and their families - I love listening to their lives, the changes they've seen and the perspective they have on life.

Greta Vacha, Training Coordinator

Greta Vacha, Training Coordinator

Greta's primary responsibility is to Coordinator is responsible for the execution and organization of all training programs for CAREGivers.

Maintaining the highest quality of service to our clients with an emphasis on creating extraordinary relationships.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 13 years

Family Members - Husband - Joe, daughters Paige and Nicole and six grandchildren

Favorite Sport - Football

Favorite Vacation Spot -Beach

Favorite Quote - "I can do all things through him who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

Favorite Part of working with Seniors - They teach you things from there past. Love the stories they tell.

Person You Most Admire - My mother, she is always there when you need her and she taught us to have a great work ethic.

Kelley Boyle, Office Assistant

Kelley Boyle, Office Assistant

Kelly is responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties. She is expected to answer phones, complete administrative duties which may include assistance with client care, human resources and other staff members with clerical tasks, in order to provide the highest quality service to clients.

Prior Work Experience - Dementia training, Nursing Assistant, Customer Service

Family Members - Husband - Jack, Children - Emma and Jack

Hobbies & Interests - Yoga, Reading, crocheting

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - ​2 year

Favorite Quote -"Not all that wander are lost" - Tolkien

Person You Admire Most - My Friend Stacy, She works hard and cares for all around her (patients, friends and her family)

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Allowing a family to maintain their lives and enjoy every moment.

Bill Meyer, R.N., Nurse Consultant

Bill Meyer, R.N., Nurse Consultant

​Bill works closely with our Client Care Coordinator in our Quality Assurance program and assists with on-going educational programs for our CAREGivers.

How long with Home Instead Senior Care - 14​ years

​How long in senior care - 25 years

Work Experience - Currently, Director of Nursing, The Avenue of Medina​​

​Professional & Personal Organizations - National Directors of Nursing Association, Medina Senior Services Network, Wadsworth Moose, Eagles

​Family Members - Wife, Katie; son, Nate; Stepchildren, Danny & Kathleen; grandchildren, Zander Marie and Danny.

​Hobbies & Interests - Bowling, golf, all sports

​Favorite Quote - "Honesty is the best policy"

Favorite Book - "A Tale of Two Cities"

​Person You Admire Most - My father who has passed away - for his honesty and integrity.

Why you are working for Home Instead Senior Care - To broaden my horizons.

What you enjoy most about working with seniors - Being able to see seniors in an environment outside the nursing home, and to get to know and reminisce with them.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fairlawn, OH 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 CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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