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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 Tallahassee, FL.

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
Scott M. Harrell, Franchise Owner

Scott M. Harrell, Franchise Owner

Scott Harrell, owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Tallahassee, has been with Home Instead since 1998 when he worked as a CAREGiver while in college. "I remember my first client like it was yesterday. We connected immediately because of his love for baseball and I had played the game for all of my 20 years", he says.

Six years later he had worked his way through Recruitment & Retention Coordinator and Staff Coordinator until by 2004 he was running the office. Scott is currently serving on several community non-profit boards and auxiliary boards in the Tallahassee area. Alzheimer’s Project, Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation, Big Bend Hospice Tree of Remembrance Committee, Elder Care Services RSVP Program Committee.

"Our family chose Home Instead because of the relationship we had formed with Paul Hogan when he sold my father a Merry Maids franchise back in 1994. We as a family felt that with Paul's passion, enthusiasm and research in regards to senior care it was a huge win-win for us all", says Scott. The fact that this office is local and family-owned makes such a difference. Scott frequently visits with clients, their family members and referral sources.

Home Instead Senior Care Tallahassee uses a "step process" that must be completed before an applicant can become a CAREGiver. They also have on staff a full-time RN with more than 25 years of experience in education and direct patient care. "She is able to provide expertise to our CareGivers regarding emergencies that may come up", says Scott.

While this business and his non-profit commitments, along with his family keep Scott hopping, he says, "What keeps me motivated is that I really love helping people."

Bonnie Strade, R.N. BSN, Director of Personal Care

Bonnie Strade, R.N. BSN, Director of Personal Care

Over 30 years as a nurse with experience in ICU/CCU, Operating room, Cardiac Stepdown, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Occupational Health Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Medical-Surgical, Community Health, Leadership, Hospice, Adjunct for Florida State University Nursing Program, Director for Health Education at Lively Technical Center (15 years experience in teaching), taught C.N.A’s for two (2) years, Staff Development for Long Term Care, and currently acting as an Expert Witness for the Department of Health, Nursing Division.

I started working for HISC on August 5, 2008.

Education of C.N.A’s and HHA, grading and filing of education records
Home visits to clients
Maintaining Medication Records on Clients
Marketing and Admission of Clients
Yearly revision of Emergency Management Plan
Supervision of scheduling and assist with scheduling caregivers.
Counseling with caregivers when incidents occur
Revision of policies and procedures when needed
Resolving problems when they occur
Having staff meetings every two (2) months and getting relevant speakers
Taking Blood Pressures on Senior Days in Leon County
Assisting Marketing Director with events
CPR Instructor
Notary Public
Reading of TB Skin Test
Maintaining Required Documentation, i.e.,– TB, CPR, Driver’s License and Car Insurance on all Personal Care Employees
Anything else not listed in my job description

I live in Monticello, FL with my 4 dogs and tree farm. I will be 72 years on December 31, 2010.

Debbie Powers, Staff Coordinator

Debbie Powers, Staff Coordinator

I have been with Home Instead Senior Care since August 19, 2004. I started out as a caregiver, then after 8 months I moved to the office as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. A year later, I became the Staff Coordinator. I presently do the staffing, billing, and payroll hours for our clients and caregivers. I enjoy staffing the best because I am able to interact with the clients as well as the caregivers.

I presently live in Tallahassee Florida with my husband Nick and our daughters Kelly and Megan.

Geno Santopadre, Community Liaison

Geno Santopadre, Community Liaison

​I am originally from New Orleans Louisiana, and moved to Florida where I later graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor in Psychology. I have been working with seniors in the Tallahassee area for three years with a concentration in Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. I love working with Home Instead because of the joy and relief we are able to provide the families we care for.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Tallahassee, FL 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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