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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 Rogers, 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

Jennifer Bassett is co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Rogers  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.

Christine Wright - General Manager

Christine Wright was born in Missouri and has lived in Arkansas for the past 10 years. She went to school at Pitt State University and Southern New Hampshire University. Christine started her Career in Long term Care through various positions; Employee Relations, Human Resources, Social Director, transitioning into In-Home care through Home Instead 6 years ago. Christine was a Vice President of Social and Activity Directors of District II. Through this position she was able to help all facilities in District II, develop and enhance patient care for all elderly in the community. Christine stated “Home Instead gave me the opportunity to continue this passion, whether it be providing care in the home, helping with resources, or being the extended family for those in need. I work with compassionate and caring team members that make Home Instead feel like a home away from home.” Family is the foundation to Christine’s life as is the community we serve.  

Get in touch through email: christinecarrwright@homeinstead.com

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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.
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 carrie.hankins@homeinstead.com



Rayshell Blanks - Client Care Coordinator/Consultant

Rayshell Blanks is from Northwest Arkansas. She is a C.N.A. and has continued to develop her skills and education with various certifications. Rayshell has been devoted to our Home Instead Family since 2018. She has recently transitioned from our Education Coordinator to Client Care Coordinator. Rayshell started caring for her grandmother, after she passed, Rayshell realized what a difference she was able to make in the lives of seniors and their families. She has a passion for the aging community and strives to make a difference in the lives of those around her. Rayshell is family oriented and loves being with her 3 children.  

Get in touch through email: rayshell.blanks@homeinstead.com

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Hannah Melancon - 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 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 Manager 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 animals Kitty, Sugar, and Luna. Hannah loves trail riding, traveling, watching movies, and crafts. 
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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."


LeeAnn Mazur, Recruiting and Retention Coordinator

LeeAnn Mazur was born in Northern Iowa. She has two children, Chelsea, and Gage, who are grown and out of the house. Before meeting her husband, Stephen, she went to school and got her bachelor’s degree in accounting. After being an accountant for several years, LeeAnn realized that something was missing and went on to pursue a minor in Human Resources. LeeAnn moved down to Arkansas with her husband in 2020 and found Home Instead while looking for a new career path. LeeAnn has been with Home Instead now going on 2 years where she stared as the Recruitment Engagement Coordinator, and she has transformed into Recruitment Retention Coordinator with Human Resources and this position was made for her. LeeAnn has a huge heart and such a welcoming attitude perfect for bringing in new talent, providing the best care for our care professionals, and being a listening ear to the staff when they need her. On her spare time, you can find LeeAnn doing anything outdoors, whether that be camping or grilling, with her family and friends, or just enjoying a night out with her husband. 


Robert Chase Mercer - Client Care Manager

Chase Mercer was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, and moved to Arkansas in 1985 with his mother. Chase has lived in Northwest Arkansas most of his life but has been back and forth to Ft. Worth several times over the years. He has worked in healthcare for over twenty years and has worked as a nurse in many different areas, including hospitals, wound care, eye clinics, long term care, and assisted living. Particularly, he has always enjoyed working with the senior community. He is very passionate about client care and making sure that our clients and their families receive the best possible care. In his free time, he enjoys attending live country concerts, spending time with friends, and watching documentaries. 


Ryann Petram - Recruiting and Retention Coordinator Assistant

Ryann Petram was born in Flint, Michigan, and moved to Arkansas in 1996 with her parents and two younger siblings. Ryann has lived in Northwest Arkansas most of her life and graduated high school from Huntsville, Arkansas. After high school she got into the healthcare field and fell in love with helping others. After three years in nursing homes working as a certified nursing assistant, she went on to pursue her love for the mental health field and eventually helped start the first trauma based residential facility in Northwest Arkansas. After helping run that facility in Springdale, Arkansas for several years she decided to follow her heart back to senior care and found her home with Home Instead as the Retention Recruiting Coordinator Assistant. In her free time, you can catch her spending time with her two daughters, family, or out singing karaoke with friends. 

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Patty Whatley - Client Care Coordinator

Patty Whatley was born in Northwest Arkansas. She is a loving, devoted, and compassionate mother and Grandmother. She is a registered Nurse in the State of Arkansas. She always has the best interest of other in mind. She strives to help our community and embrace those around her. We have been blessed to have Patty on our team for the past year. She enjoys running, watching her grandchildren grow and helping others.  


Lindsay Thornburgh - Scheduling Coordinator

Lindsay Thornburgh was born and raised in Farmington, Arkansas. She started her healthcare journey as a certified nursing assistant in 2004 and she fell in love. Through her career, Lindsay has not only obtained her C.N.A license but has also been a paralegal for 10 years and has been a unit secretary and scheduler. After working for many years in the field, face to face with patients, she found her way to Home Instead in August of 2021 where she was hired on as the Service Coordinator. Working hand in hand with our care professionals and clients, Lindsay has learned to navigate and advocate for both equally and with a loving heart. In her spare time, when she is not saving the day with her scheduling skills, you can find her enjoying quiet time with her reading, movies, video games with her cats, or even out with friends enjoying her road trips, or with her favorite family members, her aunt, and younger cousins. 


Allyson Lane-Weichselbaum - Scheduling Coordinator

A born and raised Cardinals fan, Allyson graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies. After starting at Home Instead as a Care Professional for 3.5years she become a Service Coordinator. Allyson was brought to Home Instead because her mother had Alzheimer's and was her caregiver for 8 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and new grand-baby, as well as being a history buff and going to Mexican restaurants with friends! 

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Vickie Herd - On-Call Scheduling Coordinator

Vickie grew up in Elaine, AR attended Phillips Co Community College, studied Secretarial Science/Office Mgmt. then received a diploma as a Registered Medical Assistant from Southern Technical College. 

Vickie brings with her 20 + years of Staffing experience in the hospital setting and five years of after hours on call for several nursing agencies. Vickie enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Rogers, 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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