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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

Val Uzoma, Owner

Val Uzoma, Owner

Val Uzoma, RPh, MBA, opened the Norwood office of Home Instead Senior Care in 2008 with the goal of utilizing his service industry experience to provide the best possible home care assistance to seniors, enabling them to stay in their homes or wherever they call home for as long as they can. Val also has strong clinical skills derived from being a pharmacist, including many years of work as a senior clinical pharmacist at Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Val has a dedicated office staff and very wonderful CAREGivers, whose ultimate aim is to provide the best care to our senior clients, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence.

Brenda Mellor, Director of Operations

Brenda Mellor, Director of Operations

​Brenda has been with Home Instead since 2013, first as Staff Coordinator and more recently as Director of Operations. Between having cared for her own parents and her previous work at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Brenda understands the importance of seniors having a voice in their own care whenever possible, and the need for an advocate when they are unable to speak for themselves. With a genuine love for seniors, Brenda strives to ensure that the care provided by Home Instead is nothing short of wonderful.

Alison Otis Uzoma, General Manager

Alison Otis Uzoma, Office Manager

Alison helped launch the office in September 2008. She came from a background in nutrition research and healthcare communications. Alison spent many years as a caregiver to her grandmother who taught her how to sew, swim laps, balance a checkbook, and love New England landscapes, among many other things. These experiences motivate her work helping seniors and their families find trusted care to stay safe and well at home.

Cindy Paille, Recruitment and Engagment Coordinator

Cindy Paille, Recruitment and Engagment Coordinator

Cindy comes to Home Instead with over 20 years’ experience in the home care field. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant certification in 1991. Her extensive background within the home care field helps her look for qualified and caring CAREGivers. She wants to hire people who she would let care for her own family. Cindy has her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and is studying for her LPN. In her Bachelor’s program, she connected with a class about elderly patients and what they go through mentally as they age. Cindy recently move here from California and is excited to be back with her family and friends in Massachusetts.

Mary "Mim" Landrigan, RN, Client Care Supervisor

Liisa Salmi, Client Care Coordinator

Dawn Leonard, Scheduling Coordinator

Ginny Stokinger, Admin Assistant/Reception

Pharah Dubuisson-Lefevre, On-Call Service Supervisor

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Norwood, 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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