Lisa Wiedemann MS, OTR, Franchise Owner/President
Lisa Wiedemann founded the Home Instead Senior Care office in Williamsville, NY in November of 2004. Lisa brings 30 years of experience working with geriatric population. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College. Her experience ranges from working in an acute medical rehab hospital in central California, to being employed as the only full time Occupational Therapist at a major home care company in downstate NY running two counties, to teaching at the college level for four years. She has been very active in local organizations, like the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serving on the Programs and Services committee as well as the Education committee since 2005. Furthermore, she served for 10 years with the Board of the Amherst Senior Transportation Services and was Vice President for 3 1/2 years looking for ways to improve transportation in her community. Lisa is also a member of Erie County Caregiver Coalition since 2005 and is an active member of WNY’s Network in Aging presently serving on the Communications Committee.
Lisa also knows firsthand what it is like navigating the healthcare system since her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease over 25 years ago. Her mother was a longtime client of Home Instead Senior Care and was the inspiration for starting the business. Her Mom raised seven children alone while working as a registered nurse at a local hospital but her mom's disability forced her to leave as well as give up her driving. Further, Lisa's only aunt was also a long term client of Home Instead suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Both Lisa's aunt and her mom passed within one month of each other in 2016.
Lisa loves being with and being able to work with her husband Eric. Their son, Carl who had grown up alongside the business, is a recent graduate of the University of Buffalo.