Fayetteville, AR (Change Location)

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 Fayetteville, 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

Jennifer Bassett - President of Operations

Jennifer Bassett is co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, and Benton, AR. Jennifer also works as President of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care in Little Rock and Searcy, 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.

Austin Flittner - General Manager

Austin Flittner is the General Manager for the Home Instead Fayetteville office. Austin was born and raised in Evansville, IN where he also attended the University of Southern Indiana and majored in Biology. Austin’s background is in senior living facilities where he gained his passion for helping seniors at all levels of the aging process. In his free time, Austin enjoys traveling, hiking, food, music, and friends. Austin recently moved to Arkansas and is excited to enjoy all that The Natural State has to offer.
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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 listening to podcasts, spending time with her family and loving on her dog, cat and bearded dragon.

Hannah Melancon - Corporate 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. 

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. 

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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."

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Danielle Foster - Virtual Recruiter

Born and raised in Little Rock, Danielle earned her bachelor’s in mass communication before becoming a Lead Recruiter and Recruiting Specialist. Danielle was drawn to Home Instead by our compassion for the senior community, our family values and teamwork. In her spare time, Danielle is a huge foodie and enjoys eating out, hiking and spending time with her husband, family and friends.  


Rayshell Blanks - Client Care Coordinator/ Assistant

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@homeisntead.com  


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. 

Get in touch through email: Lindsay.thornburg@homeinstead.com


Allyson Lane-Weichselbaum - Virtual Recruiting and Engagement 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! 

Get in touch through email: Alaneweichselbaum@homeinstead.com


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. 

Get in touch through email: leeann.mazur@homeinstead.com

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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



Tyler Nagle - Home Care Consultant and Marketing Director

Tyler Nagle is originally from Joplin Missouri. He moved to Northwest Arkansas to pursue further education and found a home with Home Instead in 2016 as he worked towards becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. Tyler started his career with Home Instead as a caregiver, and received his CNA license in 2017. He later advanced into the administration team where he held the roles of Home Safety and Service Coordinators. He took a brief adventure away from Home Instead to be the Activity Director for PACE of the Ozarks before finding his way back to Home Instead as the Home Care Consultant and Marketing Director. As the Home Care Consultant and Marketing Director, Tyler is passionate about building relationships in our community, coordinating outreach and engagement, and being a resource and working to help Seniors age in place.  In his downtime Tyler enjoys coffee, competing in Triathlons, running club, fitness, spin class, teaching swim, and being outdoors on his mountain bike.

Get in touch through email: tylernagle@homeinstead.com

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Jamee Perryman - RN Client Care Coordinator

Jamee Perryman is a Registered Nurse and is one of our Client Care Coordinators. Jamee has been a nurse since 1994 and has worked in Case Management and Home Health off and on for over 20 years. Jamee has also worked as an instructor teaching skills training for those entering the nursing field across the country. As a member of our Client Care Team, Jamee works closely with our Veteran Affairs clients. She also conducts quality assurance visits and making sure all of our client’s individualized care plans match their needs. Jamee’s skills as an instructor help our Care Professionals learn all the skills they need during orientation and throughout their time with Home Instead. Jamee has 3 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. This is what Jamee has to say about Home Instead, “I love my job and the commitment Home Instead makes in taking care of those who are no longer able to do all the daily tasks needed in today's world.”


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