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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 Bremerton, WA.

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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 Home Care Team
Todd & Lizzie O'Neill, Franchise Owners

Todd & Lizzie O'Neill, Owners

Todd and Lizzie O’Neill purchased the Home Instead franchise in January 2015. The O’Neill’s have three daughters who were all born in Bremerton where Todd worked in a local family furniture business for ten years post college. In 1996 the O’Neill’s felt led to pursue work with a non-profit youth outreach ministry, Young Life. After 19 years with Young Life in Enumclaw and Bellevue Washington, the O’Neill’s explored new business opportunities and found Home Instead. Serving people is very rewarding and they have built a great team at Home Instead. You will often hear Todd say, “our clients come first!” And they do. Todd and Lizzie also enjoy time with their four grandsons.
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Tami Seholm, Accounting/Administrative Coordinator

Tami comes to Home Instead from Bellingham, Washington. She has three wonderful children and six amazing grandchildren. She worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center for 16 years as a CNA/Office Coordinator. Tami moved to Sequim, Washington in 2014 where she spent her time helping a family member. She worked for the Sequim Home Instead Office for two years as a CNA before relocating to Port Orchard and transferring to the Bremerton Home Instead Office as the Office Coordinator. Tami loves serving the elderly and has been involved in this line of work for 25 years.
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Heather Howard, Client Care Coordinator

Sydney Olsen, Service Coordinator

A California transplant, Sydney came to Bremerton in 2018 to escape the heat and fell in love with the beautiful scenery. She enjoys casual hiking with her two dogs and a plethora of indoor activities like board games, listening to podcasts and creating art. She joined the Home Instead team in 2020, right before COVID-19 hit, and found assisting seniors during that unpredictable time to be very gratifying. The joy and compassion she saw when visiting families sparked a passion for caregiving and she hopes to be able to foster that spark in others.
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Lorena Hernandez, RN, Training Coordinator

Lorena Hernandez is a Registered Nurse who worked full time at Kitsap Mental Health for six years. With a heart to serve others, Lorena came to Home Instead as a part-time Care Professional to provide care to another vulnerable population in our community. In accepting the position as our franchise office Training Coordinator in 2018, she strives to teach new and experienced Care Professionals the importance of providing a caring and safe environment for our clients. Lorena provides an empathetic heart and listening ear to our staff. She teaches with the desire to spread love for our older generation through our Care Professional.

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Heidi Gafford, Accounting Manager

Heidi Gafford is a Pacific Northwest native who loves everything about it, even the rain. She recently returned to the work force after 15 years of staying home to raise her sons. Prior to that she worked in a variety of accounting roles. Heidi joined the Home Instead team, in October 2021. She enjoys her role as finance director as well as being able to interact with the elderly and their families to ensure they are getting the best service possible. When not at work or running her boys all over town, she enjoys long walks and painting.

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Teresa Stuttle, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Teresa is a Navy wife and mother of two very active boys. She spent 13 years in healthcare as a CNA then Medical Assistant before going back to school for her BA and then MBA in Human Resources. Teresa has always held a special place in her heart for those in need and, by extension, for those individuals who provide care and fulfill that need. When not at work she loves to spend time with her family, enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and canoeing to name just a few. On that rare occasion that life slows down you can find her reading or gardening. Teresa is thrilled to be part of the Home Instead Team!

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Lisa Bellows, After Hours On-Call

Lisa has been our main weekend on-call backup for several years now. The office may close at five, but we know our job doesn't stop there. Having a true 24/7 accessibility is one of the things that sets us apart.

"Got an issue at 10 pm? Don't hesitate to call. I started as a caregiver here at Home Instead and I know that our client's needs don't occur neatly between 9 and 5. So, please call. You'll always find a real voice here on the other end"

We know it's a comfort to our clients, and also to their families that we are the eyes and ears, always on watch, when they can't be. Lisa is the reason we can confidently say, "Call us anytime!"

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Bremerton, WA 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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