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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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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

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Julie-Ann Cormier, RN, CCRN, Franchise Owner

Together with her husband Art, Julie-Ann is delighted to own and operate our Home Instead Senior Care franchise. When Julie-Ann first became aware of Home Instead and the services that we provide, she knew that it was a great fit for her. As a practicing nurse who still takes shifts from time to time at Massachusetts General Hospital, she is passionate about being a strong advocate for her patients. As an intensive-care nurse for over 15 years at Massachusetts General Hospital, a large percentage of her patients were seniors who needed strong advocates. Julie-Ann has a wealth of experience counseling seniors and their families when they found themselves needing support, answers to difficult questions, and general guidance regarding their care or the care of their loved one. Julie-Ann brings that same passion and experience to Home Instead Senior Care, ensuring that the service that we are delivering—senior care—is the best that it can possibly be.

Julie-Ann's profession is caring, but she actually began her caregiving career back as an eleven-year-old girl. Her grandmother was becoming forgetful, and keeping her grandmother in her own home despite her mild dementia was a difficult responsibility being addressed by her family. Julie-Ann would stay in her grandmother's house on weekends to help her. Firsthand, Julie-Ann experienced what our CAREGivers do each day. She cherishes the memories from those times with her​ grandmother and all the stories that she was told about her grandmother's life that she never otherwise would have learned about. Julie-Ann was also extremely grateful that she was there the night that her grandmother fell when she got out of bed, after suffering a stroke. Julie-Ann was able to activate emergency services and promptly facilitate getting her grandmother to the hospital. Home Instead's motto, "To us it's personal", rings true for Julie-Ann.

Julie-Ann was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She is a registered nurse, having graduated from St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland prior to moving to the USA in 1995. She has been a nurse with Massachusetts General Hospital for over 20 years. At home, Julie-Ann chases around after her busy four-year-old son Owen and tries to keep up with her endlessly energetic six-year-old daughter Olivia. She enjoys reading, gardening and traveling.

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Kathy Butler, Director of Client Care

As our Director of Client Care, Kathy is often the first person with whom a client or family member will meet to assess needs and discuss care at home. Kathy works closely with our scheduling team to match our CAREGivers to the needs of each client. She also works with other healthcare professionals in coordinating care for our clients.

In Kathy's words: "Out of all the types of healthcare companies that I have worked for, I find no better fulfillment than home care. I truly appreciate and know what a caregiver does for a client and their families from a professional perspective as well as a personal one. It has been proven that our aging seniors thrive when they can remain in their homes – BUT they must be safe and engaged. That is where Home Instead Senior Care can help!"

Kathy has over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration, including in hospice settings, doctors' offices, hospitals, and home care. She has a bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration from Stonehill College.

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Melody Joy Gaeta, LPN, Home Care Consultant

As our Home Care Consultant and Community Relations Manager, Melody educates seniors, families and the community at large about our services. Melody represents Home Instead in supporting local senior and disability organizations and at community health fairs and events. She also conducts client care consultations and assessments to help determine the best care options for each individual's specific needs.

Melody is a Licensed Practical Nurse with extensive home health, psychiatric and hospice experience. She resides just north of Boston, in Wakefield, where she is a member of the local Rotary Club, PAWS animal rescue, and other charitable organizations.

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Donna Ings, CNA, Home Care Liaison

Donna joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in February 2010 and, since then, has directly and personally provided over 14,000 hours of care to numerous clients. Prior to joining Home Instead, Donna had other jobs that paid more, but she describes providing care to seniors as her "calling" and "it is not about the money." Just speaking with her about her clients, you are struck by not only how much compassion she has but also how personally rewarding it is for her to care for others. Donna was our office's CAREGiver of the Year for 2014 and, in 2016, we nominated her for national CAREGiver of the Year.

In January of 2017, Donna joined the office staff as our Home Care Liaison, providing ongoing support for our clients and their families. She regularly checks in with clients, their families and CAREGivers to ensure that our clients are receiving the best care. Working with clients, their families and CAREGivers, Donna continuously assesses the continued appropriateness of the plan of care, making updates, revisions and suggestions as appropriate.

Donna is a certified nursing assistant with over 10 years of experience working with seniors.

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Pam Kaufman, RN, BSN​, Per Diem Home Care Consultant

As our Per Diem Home Care Consultant, Pam educates seniors, families and the community at large, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other health care organizations, about our services. Pam organizes Home Instead-sponsored events at local senior centers, represents Home Instead at local health fairs and town days, and works to ensure that seniors get the assistance they need to remain in their communities. She is often the first person a senior or family member speaks with about care. Pam also conducts home and client assessments, regularly checks in on clients to ensure they are receiving the best care, and regularly communicates with seniors and/or their families regarding their care.

Pam is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience working with seniors. She has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2003.

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Laurie Cherubino, ​Director of Recruiting and Training

As our Director of Recruiting and Training, Laurie searches for our top-notch CAREGivers, interviews them and gets them started on their career with Home Instead. She also teaches our training classes, which include our initial training and trainings related to Alzheimers Disease/Dementia, Parkinson's Disease and Arthritis.

Following her passion since her teenage years, Laurie has over 30 years of senior care experience. Laurie started as a CAREGiver with Home Instead in July 2004. Not long after she started, she was offered the position of part-time On-Call Supervisor and continues to do that today. In March 2013, Laurie finally joined the office staff as a Special Projects Manager and then in 2014, she took over the role of Director of Recruiting and Training.​

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Osas Igbineweka, Scheduling Coordinator

Osas was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the early 2000s. He studied Business and Administration at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Osas has always been drawn to the geriatric population and has a passion for helping others. At Home Instead, Osas focuses on scheduling care for our clients and addressing any concerns of our clients and CAREGivers. He enjoys working with CAREGivers, clients and their families to ensure our clients receive the best care and the respect and dignity that they deserve. Osas enjoys cooking and loves going camping and for long drives.

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Art Cormier, Franchise Owner

​Together with his wife Julie-Ann, Art owns and manages our Home Instead Senior Care franchise. Given his experience as an attorney, he focuses primarily on administrative, legal and financial matters. He also stays well-informed about various legal issues that face our clients, including those related to health care and elder law.

Art was born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, and his parents still live in the same home in which he grew up. Having grown up while his own family struggled with caring for his grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, he believes strongly in the mission of Home Instead – “To enhance the lives of aging adults and their families.”​

Upon graduating from Waltham High School, Art received a full scholarship to Brandeis University, from which he graduated magna cum laude with majors in Economics and Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia. Art practiced with the Boston law firms of Choate, Hall & Stewart and Riemer & Braunstein and the New York firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Proskauer Rose. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.​

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Lexington, MA 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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