Little Rock, Jacksonville, Searcy, AR (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 Little Rock, AR.

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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


Jennifer Bassett - President of Operations

Co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, and Benton, AR. Jennifer also works as President of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care in Little Rock and Searcy, AR. Jennifer serves as a contributing member of the Home Care Association of America and is on the Board of Directors for the local Home Care Association of Arkansas. Originally from Omaha, Ne, Jennifer moved to Hot Springs Village in May 2017 to pursue her passion of owning her own business while serving a mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families. Jennifer works to educate professionals, families, and communities on issues older adults face. She has a special passion for helping families navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving and connecting them with valuable resources. Jennifer is a local resident of Hot Springs Village and is happily married with three children who attend Fountain Lake.
Tracy Dalton

Tracy Dalton - Support Director of Operations

Originally from Indiana, Tracy went to Ball State University and earned her degree in Social Work. Her previous experience includes a Social Service Director for a long-term care company but was drawn to Home Instead by our values and standards. Outside of work Tracy enjoys spending her time listening to podcasts, spending time with family and loving on her dog, cat and bearded dragon.

Debra Howell - General Manager Little Rock

Debra Howell is a voice and proud advocate of our senior community and the General Manager of Home Instead in Little Rock. She has worked toward changing the face of aging  on both client and caregiver side- supporting them and modifying the normal.  Born and raised in Sheridan Arkansas, she graduated High School in 2004 (Go Jackets!).  She obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration from Arkansas State University Three Rivers in 2019.  Debra started her career with Home Instead in May of 2019 and has held three different positions within the company.  Her heart for caregiving began in 2007 and continues today. In her spare time, Debra enjoys riding 4-wheelers, camping, and spending time with her family. She is mama to three wild boys and one sassy girl. She, personally and professionally, brings a servants heart to her work and calling to serve her community.  

Tammy Jackson - General Manager

Originally from Sheldon, Illinois, Tammy received her Diploma before holding a General Manager position as well as experience in the home health industry. She was brought to Home Instead by her passion for helping seniors in the community and holding a leadership position. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her 3 children, hunting, camping, being on the river or lake and cooking.


Howard Walker - Marketing Director, Little Rock

Howard Walker is the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement. A native Arkansan, Howard has over twenty years’ experience in education, sales and development. He is committed to the mission of improving the quality of life for aging adults in central Arkansas. Prior to joining Home Instead, Howard was a Development Director at the University of Central Arkansas where he was part of a record-breaking fundraising team. Additionally, while at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Howard was a member of a development team that raised over $100 million as part of the UA Little Rock campus campaign. Howard received a BSE in Education from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending music concerts and sporting events.

Carrie Hankins

Carrie Hankins, Financial Director

Originally from Beebe, Arkansas Carrie earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before becoming a pharmacist. With over 25 years of experience working with home health patients, Carrie was drawn to Home Instead by our mission for keeping seniors comfortable in their homes, and her passion for helping people. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and watching Hallmark Christmas Movies! To Reach out to Carrie email her at


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Dani Ward, Corporate Trainer

Having been an advocate for the senior community for over 14 years, Dani brings passion and values to the fore front. She has provided care at many different levels and understands the importance of person-centered support. As Corporate Trainer she is excited about making a difference and continuing to build relationships in her community. She has been a resident of Benton her entire life and values the friendships she has built this far. She enjoys supporting her son, Jaquese, in his high school football career- GO PANTHERS! Lest we forget her fur baby "BoBo", who may indeed believe that he is human.  All in all, Dani is loving and goal oriented and is excited to provide Saline County with the upmost quality care- because "to us it's personal."


Hannah Melancon - Corporate Director of Service Coordination

Hannah Melancon started working at Home Instead in April 2020. Hannah holds the title of Director of Service Coordination. The main responsibilities of her position include overseeing daily operations to all of our Service Coordinators to ensure all processes run smoothly, efficiently and in order. Hannah also oversees the care of current Medicaid and VA clients, assisting with new Medicaid and VA clients, and coordinating those schedules. Before she joined Home Instead, she was the Office Manger at Arkansas Home Care Assistance. Hannah was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. When she is not working, her life is dedicated to her precious 8-year-old Paisley and her very well-loved cat Belle. Hannah loves trail riding, traveling, watching movies, and crafts. 
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Danielle Foster - Virtual Recruiter

Born and raised in Little Rock, Danielle earned her bachelors in mass communication before becoming a Lead Recruiter and Recruiting Specialist. Danielle was drawn to Home Instead by our compassion for the senior community, our family values and teamwork. In her spare time, Danielle is a huge foodie and enjoys eating out, hiking and spending time with her husband, family and friends. 

Kassie Ringel - Billing Clerk

Kassie began working at Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in the field after she obtained her CNA license in 2014. One year later she was promoted to Staffing Coordinator. She was born and raised in Michigan, but enjoys living in the south. She spends her free time helping others and spending time with loved ones.


Marissa Craig - Recruiting & Retention Coordinator, Little Rock

Marissa Craig is the Recruiting and Retention Coordinator with Home Instead in Little Rock. Born and raised in Pine Bluff, AR she has been a CNA for five years, a dialysis tech for one year and worked in customer service for two years. Marissa was drawn to Home Instead because she has a passion for helping others and felt like family from the first day. 


Chivonda Roberts - Administrative Assistant

Chivonda joined the Little Rock team in July of 2022. She is originally a Texas girl, but now resides in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Previously, she has worked in Dietary and with seniors as a Resident Assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Luna and going on road trips. Chivonda is the first person you see when you walk into the Little Rock office and the first person you speak to when you call the office. Her infectious smile and optimistic attitude reminds us that each new day is a chance to begin again. 


Hailey Humphreys - Service Coordinator

Hailey was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She comes to Home Instead with a background in healthcare from having worked at UAMS, and Baptist. Her skills were utilized in several different positions during her time there. Hailey was raised on Humphrey’s Dairy Farm in Hot Springs, AR and has a passion for animals, farming, and general outdoors. Her friends and family are near and dear to her, and you can normally find her anywhere with them if she is not working. 

Shauna Veazey - Client Care Coordinator

Shauna Veazey is the Client Care Coordinator for Home Instead in Little Rock.  She lives in Benton and has 3 daughters, Ashton, Leslie and Katie.  In her spare time she enjoys singing, running, exercising and spending time with family and friends. Her parents taught her to sing at a young age and she is very thankful for that gift.  Shauna has ran over 40 Marathons, Ultra Marathons and a host of other distance runs. She is also a certified Running Coach and is Silver Sneakers certified.  She finds joy in being able to instruct Senior’s in exercise and has worked with Senior Adults for a good portion of her life.  Shauna volunteered with seniors when she was younger and then went on to work as an Activity Director and Director of Dietary Services for an Assisted Living Facility. 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Little Rock, AR 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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Latest review from our community

We love our Home Instead caregiver. She is kind to my mom and very dependable--always shows up early with a great attitude. Having a regular Home Instead caregiver is a godsend!