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Home Care Benefit 

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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Our Promise

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

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

Meet Our Home Care Team

About Us

CAREGiver Ambassadors

Professional CAREGiver Ambassadors

Our team of CAREGiver Ambassadors are here to respond to urgent needs that may arise day or night. There are a variety of situations in which our CAREGiver Ambassadors help us ensure the upmost quality of care and responsiveness. On any given day a CAREGiver may experience an emergency and be unable to make it to their client's home. In this case we deploy our CAREGiver Ambassador to arrive on time to ensure the client never goes without care. In addition, they assist our CAREGivers with extra support in the home when a client has a particularly challenging day. We are grateful for our CAREGiver Ambassadors and the vital role they play as members of our team.
Brad Cannon, Owner

Brad Cannon, Owner

"Home Instead is personal to me because we are in the business of caring for others. The relationships that we have with our clients and their families are built on a foundation of trust. We have been the solution for so many different family circumstances since 2002 and we have been able to meet these personal needs of seniors with love and compassion. Home Instead as a team is a group of people on a mission to help others and that is very personal. We all have been given free choice regarding our careers and this team has collectively chosen to help seniors and their families. I love what we do and I take seriously the trust that is bestowed upon us by each family that asks Home Instead to help."

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Brad has a Bachelor's Degree from Western Kentucky University. Brad is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a licensed nursing home administrator in Kentucky and Florida. He purchased his first franchise in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2002, and has since purchased multiple Home Instead franchises across Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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Juanita Almy, Vice President of Operations

Juanita Almy, Vice President of Operations

Home Instead is personal to me because every senior in the community deserves to age in the place that they have called home until their final days. I chose Home Instead and continue to choose Home Instead because I can. I can choose to be a driving force in the aging process and aging at home. I have watched complete strangers and friends sit in a nursing home and stare blankly out a window each day, wishing to go home, or leave. I am realistic that I cannot save everyone, but I can diligently chip away at spreading the mission and, more importantly, the love. I choose Home Instead because I genuinely want to positively enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. I choose Home Instead so that I can work side by side with admin who quickly became like family and share the same mission. I choose Home Instead to have the opportunity to be a difference maker, a leader, and a resource for people who do not want to ask for help but need it. I chose Home Instead because it is an ever-changing business that gives people opportunity…if you want it. Life is hard, sometimes work is hard, but the choice I made is easy."

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Juanita and her husband relocated to Bowling Green Kentucky in 2015. Soon after moving, Juanita began her career with Home Instead as a Professional CAREGiver in Bowling Green, KY, determined to do something that she loved, something “worthwhile” and something to “make a difference”. She served as the Communications Engineer for the Bowling Green, KY, franchise before becoming the Human Resources Coordinator then quickly transitioning into the Director of Human Resources.

In 2017 Juanita began working with Clarksville and its surrounding areas as the Vice President of Operations, to help seniors in the community. In November of 2019, Juanita accepted the opportunity to run a second franchise in Goodlettsville to serve more seniors. As of 2020, Juanita moved to Gadsden, Alabama, to oversee all operations there. In November 2020, Juanita acquired the Nashville Home Instead, as well as the Franklin Home Instead, and appointed two Executive Directors to run day to day operations in those two businesses. As of January 2021, Juanita now oversees all operations in Bowling Green KY, and Frankfort KY Home Instead as well, making her Operationally responsible for all outcomes in all 7 Franchises. As Vice President of Operations, she provides support to the Divisional Vice President in Bowling Green, KY, and the Executive Directors of the Clarksville, Goodlettsville, Nashville, Franklin, and Gadsden, offices.

Kelsey Stone, Director of Client Care

Kelsey Stone, Executive Director

Tell us about your background and what brought you to Home Instead:

I relocated to Nashville from Bloomington, Illinois in 2018. I was excited to move to Nashville and find a home where I could enjoy my favorite activities of hiking and camping. Tennessee’s landscape has not let me down! Besides camping and hiking, I love cooking and reading. I have two kittens which I adore and hope to add some dogs to that mix soon! I love meeting new people through my role at Home Instead and am happy to assist individuals with concerns or questions regarding home care services they already receive or are interested in receiving from Home Instead.

Tell us about your best professional and personal achievements:

I believe my greatest professional achievement is the dedication that I have for the company that I work for in the role that I’m in. I’ve had the opportunity to work for several companies in several different roles and I pride myself in being knowledgeable about the role that I play and the company that I am a part of. I have a great work ethic and I’m thankful that I’ve received the opportunity at Home Instead to be in a position that allows that work ethic and industry knowledge to shine best.

Tell us something personal about you (hobby/activity):

I love to hike and camp. Prior to my move to Nashville, I took a 6 week long road trip across several states and spent that whole time hiking in camping. I’m happy in a tent, a hammock, a cabin, a leanto, or whatever! I find a lot of peace in the outdoors and love the reset and recharge it gives me to go into every day with a positive attitude. I also love animals and have recently moved outside of the city where I can not drink coffee on a Saturday morning watching the neighbor’s horses graze and run in the pasture next door.

Why is Home Instead Senior Care “personal to you”?:

Home Instead is personal to me because, after working for five years as a caregiver with persons with disabilities at a non-profit, I moved to a position into the ‘corporate world’ at an insurance company. From the time I made that move I was itching to get back to an environment where I could directly impact the quality of life for individuals in need. Finding Home Instead has done just that, and I am excited every day knowing that what I do helps seniors be able to stay Home Instead.”

Loraine Jackson, Director of Client Services

Loraine Jackson, Client Services Coordinator and On Call Supervisor

Tell us about your background and what brought you to Home Instead:

I have lived in Indiana my entire life and moved to Tennessee to be closer to my family.  I took care of my mother before she moved to Tennessee, and started looking for work, and my passion to care for others led me to Home Instead.  I started as a CAREGiver in 2010 and moved into the office in 2015 as Client Services Coordinator.

Tell us about your best professional and personal achievements:

My best personal achievement is obtaining my bachelor's degree and master's degrees in Applied management.  It took many years of hard work all while working full-time as a CAREGiver for Home Instead.  Additionally, celebrating 40 years of marriage to my wonderful husband Dewayne and raising a fantastic son, Wesley!    My best professional achievement was being voted CAREGiver of the month 3 times in my 5 years as a CAREGiver for Home Instead

Tell us something personal about you (hobby/activity):

I love to spend time with my family and when I am not serving our Seniors, and while I do not have many hobbies, I do love to cook & bake for others.  I also enjoy watching sports, especially Chicago Cubs baseball!

Why is Home Instead Senior Care “personal to you”?:

Home Instead is personal to me as I am making positive impact not only in the lives of our clients and their families, but in the lives of our Professional CAREGivers by creating winning matches with CAREGivers and clients allowing the relationships to bloom!

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Maria Flores, On Call Supervisor

Tell us about your background and what brought you to Home Instead:

My name is Maria Flores I am a happy mother of a 2-year-old girl. Before working at Home Instead I was a stay at home mom and a full time caregiver to my dying grandmother. I was very excited to start with Home Instead because the fact that I am a mother is a big part of needing a flexible schedule and that is exactly what I got. I would also get to do something that I enjoyed doing so much and knowing I could be the help I know I could be made me feel very happy. 

Tell us about your best professional and personal achievements:

Since I started working at Home Instead it only took a couple of visits for client to be happy to have me with them which of course makes you feel like you are doing great with them.

 I also got offered coming in to be an On Call Supervisor a couple months after joining the company because I have always tried to be the best I can be, always responsible and have good communication to the best of my ability.

Tell us something personal about you (hobby/activity):

I am huge family person all my free time will most likely be spent with my family. We love going to the park and having walks with my daughter and family. Most of the activities we love doing are outdoors. My days are so amazing I can spend all day with my baby and not miss the exciting new things she does which is my favorite thing ever.

Why is Home Instead Senior Care “personal to you”?:

Home Instead is personal to me because I been in the situation of having family members and loved ones that need the help. We all have parents that sooner or later will need it and so will we. Being able to be that person that goes into the situation with kindness in heart wanting to help is amazing.  Having someone be the helping hands is huge relief on families knowing their parents are well taken care of. It is truly life changing what someone’s action can help others lives.
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Elizabeth Alley, Client Care Coordinator

Tell us about your background and what brought you to Home Instead:

I moved back to Nashville in October 2019 to help my dad deal with illnesses as he ages. Prior to moving back I had spent several years caring for my grandmother who died of Alzheimer’s related conditions. I remembered how wonderful the small accomplishments felt when my grandmother enjoyed her ice cream as if it as her first time eating ice cream. And in helping my dad I saw how difficult it is for older individuals to navigate some of the technology in use today. I decided I wanted to make helping people not just age with grace and dignity but be able to live with it in the present, a priority in my life and I found Home Instead.

Tell us about your best professional and personal achievements:

I went back to college as a full-time working adult. I had to go nights and weekends, but I finished and was proud to be the first member of both sides of my family to get a Bachelor’s degree.

Tell us something personal about you (hobby/activity):

I enjoy listening to true crime podcast and spending time with my fur baby, Betsy.

Why is Home Instead Senior Care “personal to you”?:

Home Instead is personal to me because I know I am making a difference in the lives of others. That may mean giving a senior the opportunity to stay in their home and age in familiar surroundings that they worked throughout life to build. It may also mean giving a family time to rest, knowing their loved one is being cared for by passionate and loving people.

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Doug Cobern, Human Resources Coordinator

With a desire to journey with people and help them grow into the best “them” they can become, all the work positions I have held work toward that end in some way. For approximately five years I worked direct care with at risk youth in a group home setting or as a direct care personnel in a facility. I also served 10 years in the Chaplain Corps of the United States military (combination of Army National Guard and United States Air Force Reserves).

Home Instead provided me an opportunity to work in elder care, honing-in on the continual special skills needed to come alongside families in the care of their loved one showing the care, compassion, and dignity that all mankind deserves. This has also provided me the opportunity to continue to grow and become a better version of myself daily.

I have been blessed to have achieved so much in academic and professional pursuits. I have completed various courses and trainings that have made an impact into obtaining personal and professional goals. Academically, I have obtained three Masters’ degrees in area’s that have provided great tools to work with and journey with people throughout their lives. With the Master of Divinity degree in Chaplaincy, I obtained the personal goal of becoming a chaplain in the United States military. In this position, I was able to strengthen skills I had already obtained and become more proficient in skills that were needing to strengthen.

Education is a lifelong pursuit of mine. With several years of formal education, which includes three Master’s degrees, a Bachelor degree and an associate degree, I have been blessed to have such great opportunities. As I continue to seek to grow and better myself throughout life’s journey, I keep the idea that to continue to educate myself through various methods of education will keep me up-to-date on current methods to provide best possible results.

With a love of getting to know and caring for people Home Instead offers a great experience to share love, compassion, respect and dignity to those whom I have been blessed to serve, as well as my fellow co-workers. In this way I feel that I am truly able to live out my biblical life verse (Joshua 24:15) and be the best version of me each and every day.

Jessi Skidmore, Medicaid Waiver Specialist

Jessi Skidmore, Medicaid Waiver Specialist

"Home Instead is personal to me because it gives me the chance to help a lot of people in a really big way. Even the smallest things we do here can make a huge difference to the person we are helping and their families. I really look forward to coming to work every day. One of my favorite things is hearing from CAREGivers and clients alike when they are so grateful of the match I made for them."

Jessi grew up in Virginia and moved to Tennessee three years ago. She has worked at customer service jobs since she was old enough to begin working, but never felt like she was doing enough actual service. After years of doing what she could to help customers in a call center she came to Home Instead to help customers in a more personal way. Jessi started working with Home Instead as a Professional CAREGiver in early 2015. After connecting with so many seniors and their families as a CAREGiver she was promoted to the Client Services Coordinator position in October of 2015 and is currently our Medicaid Waiver Specialist. She now works to help seniors and their families ensure their services are covered through the Medicaid program. She is continuing her education at MTSU and is currently learning a third language. She hopes to use these skills to help and connect with more cultural backgrounds in our community and in communities around the world.​​

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Debbie Jones, CAREGiver Development Specialist

Tell us about your background and what brought you to Home Instead:

I have always been a Caregiver in some way. My mom was a caregiver from the heart not through a company. She was always the one taking food, cleaning people’s houses, and most of all being there at end of life. I always was with her even from an early age I was by the bedside of so many loved ones as they transitioned. My heart has always been to be there for people in whatever, they needed. I taught preschool for 12 years, I worked in a mental handicap home for 4 years. I have done private home care. I worked at Big Lots for 3 days and realized it was not for me. I am so thankful for the heart God gave me and He gets all the praise for it!

Tell us about your best professional and personal achievements:

My best professional achievement was something one of my clients told me several years ago. She said to me one day that she hopes when I am old, that I have someone like me to take care of me. She was my heart. I was truly honored when I was taking care of her that I was chosen CAREGiver of the Year in 2015. 

My best personal achievement is my Grand baby, who is truly the light of my life. I am blessed beyond measure to be his Mamaw.

Tell us something personal about you (hobby/activity):

I love southern gospel music. Love spending time with my family….especially my grandbaby!!!

I also love sitting on my deck drinking coffee!

Why is Home Instead Senior Care “personal to you”?:

When you walk into someone’s home you should always have a genuine smile on your face, Unconditional love in your heart knowing you will make a difference in someone’s life;  just as you would want someone doing that for one of your loved ones…..or maybe even you down the road. Making it, whatever “it” is, personal makes all the difference in the world. Remembering sometimes doing the littlest thing for someone can make the biggest impact.

Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

Amanda Watt, Home Care Specialist

"Home Instead is personal to me because it allows me the opportunity to ensure others' happiness. Since 2004 I have been working with Home Instead clients and their families to coordinate, manage and facilitate the highest quality care possible, while maintaining the senior’s wishes to remain at home and as independent as possible. To work with clients and their families on such a personal level feels much more like a calling than a profession."

Amanda began her tenure with Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2004. She has served in various administrative roles helping clients and their families in multiple capacities becoming a true expert in senior care. She transitioned to the Regional Team in 2017 as the Home Care Specialist, where she currently assist individuals inquiring about our care and payment options. Amanda also enjoys time with her husband and two sons – whether is at sports, traveling to new places or just enjoying a relaxing weekend at home. It is truly her pleasure to assist with families in finding a trusted provider and seeing them delighted with their Professional CAREGiver.

Donna Smith, Regional Director of Finance

Donna Smith, Regional Director of Finance

​Donna joined the Home Instead team in January 2008. She oversees the billing and payroll for our regional franchises. She works hard to ensure that every detail of our client’s invoices and our CAREGiver’s paychecks are correct. Donna counts it a joy to work for a company that is truly all about helping others. Donna is married and has two wonderful children. She enjoys cooking, serving at her church, and lazy days on the lake with her family.
Jennifer Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

Jennifer Callison, Regional Accounting Specialist

Jennifer was born and raised in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She joined Home Instead in 2009 after being a stay at home mom for 12 years. She transitioned to our a​dministrative team where she was the Communications Engineer for 6 years. She has since transitioned to her current role of Regional Accounting Specialist where she is responsible Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, 401K and helping clients and their families with billing questions.​
Mary Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

Mary Chambers, Regional Billing Specialist

Mary joined Home Instead in August 2016 as our Regional Billing Specialist. She is responsible for the billing for our three franchise offices. Mary and her husband Ben have a wonderful daughter named Leah. She and her family have been caregivers to several of their own family members. Mary is excited to be a part of a business that truly serves others and helps them remain in their homes, providing a helping hand in their journey of life. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to church.​​
Jacque Crimmins, Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist

Jacque Crimmins, Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist

Jacque is originally from Chicago, but spent many years moving around the country with the US Air Force. She has lived in Kentucky for eight years and is enjoying calling it home. She joins the Home Instead finance department as Regional Billing/Payroll Specialist to assist with billing and payroll needs for our five franchises. Jacque enjoys spending time being a mom, reading, hiking, spending time outdoors and being involved with her local church family. She truly believes in the importance of the mission of serving your loved ones, and hopes to serve them well with grace.
Jamie Patterson, Regional Compliance Officer

Jamie Patterson, Regional Compliance Officer

Jamie joined the Home Instead family in March 2001 as a Professional CAREGiver. Since October 2001 she has served in a variety of administrative roles. She joined our Home Instead team in October 2017. Jamie says, "Home Instead is personal to me because we provide assistance to the most incredible individuals. I learn so much from the people I meet, they are truly the greatest generation. Being a family caregiver for several years prepared me to appreciate and enjoy the seniors in our community."

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Nick Brown, Intake Coordinator

Nick is a native of South-Central Kentucky where he grew up with deep family roots.  He spent his summers with his grandfather who passed on lessons about integrity and hard work, as well as his love for the Chicago Cubs.  Having a large family taught Nick the value of a support system and utilizing a team approach.  Nick began his career in working in Clarksville, TN where he worked in a small family owned business.  This is where he developed the foundation of his care and compassion he still uses today.  Nick then took an open position in his hometown of Bowling Green, KY where he worked many years serving Bowling Green and the surrounding areas.  Some years later seeking more opportunity Nick then made the move to Nashville, TN where he continued his work serving those in need.  After many years of living in Nashville, Nick moved back home to Bowling Green to start building his family and continue to deepen his roots.  Today Nick is a proud member of Home Instead and continues to strive to aid clients and families with the utmost care and compassion. The development and implementation of a care plan to aid clients speaks to Nick.  That is why he is here today…  To Nick and Home Instead it is personal.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Nashville, TN 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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