The difference is our Care Management approach.

HomeWell Care Services is not your average home care agency. For us, it’s not simply about placing a caregiver in the home. We take a holistic approach to at-home care that focuses on both accomplishing the tasks of daily living and improving the overall well-being of each individual entrusted to our care.

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Meet Our Team

James Riggenbach – Director of Care

Before joining the Home Well team as a Director of Care, James previously worked in many different roles within the senior living industry. These roles have included Caregiver, Medication Technician (QMAP), Shift Manager, Lead Caregiver/QMAP, Sales Counselor, and Executive Director of an Assisted Living community. This experience has provided James with a strong working knowledge of providing care, establishing care plans, mentoring and coaching as well as strong skills in coordinating care services. James is passionate about helping others and does so with exceptional customer service, always striving to ensure the Home Well team is living up to the expectations of our clients and their families. The aspect of the Director of Care position that James enjoys most is interacting with clients and their families. James leads with the heart of a servant and is always available to be of help and support to all. During his time away from Home Well, James enjoys spending time with his young family and is passionate about all thing’s baseball!

Jerrika Jaime – Care Manager

Jerrika is one of our care managers. In 2014, she graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies.  She has worked with many different age groups at varying capacities.  Jerrika has worked with HomeWell for over three years and enjoys building strong relationships with all involved in the care process. Jerrika ensures that we are meeting clients’ needs by visiting with clients in their homes to set up care, creating individualized, detailed care plans, and forming a care team that best fits each client. Her goal is to help create an environment where client/family/caregiver feel valued and secure. Jerrika feels that communication is a pivotal piece to this practice and that when all parties work together for the good of the client, joy can be present despite the challenges that arise.  She truly enjoys being a small part of bringing enrichment in the lives of our clients and is truly thankful to be a part of the HomeWell team.

Collen West – Care Manager

Colleen is one of our care managers.  She has over 35 years of management, team building and is an expert in customer service. Colleen has spent countless hours in community outreach with various organizations.  She has worked with HomeWell since 2017.  Colleen meets with families to discuss the level of care needed and to build a care plan that is customized to each individual client.  She works closely with our team of caregivers to ensure they are exceeding the expectations of our clients by regularly conducting quality assurance visits with current clients.  Colleen comes from a long history of family caregivers and chose to work in the home care industry because her grandmother was a live-in caregiver and her mother cared for many senior neighbors in their homes and sometimes in the house she lived in as well.  Through growing up in this environment, she found that she loved making a difference in people’s lives and advocating for others. Colleen was a salon owner for over 35 years and created teams of stylist to do outreach in the community with battered women’s shelters, women’s rehabilitation centers and homes for unwed moms.  Her entire life has been about helping others and improving their quality of life and this position fits her passion. Returning to the senior population is like coming full circle for Colleen, she loves helping them find joy and quality of life.

Cassandra Villa – HR Manager

Before joining the HomeWell team as our HR Manager, Cassandra started her career in HR as an administrative assistant and worked her way to HR Generalist in the government contracting industry. Wanting to continue to grow her career in HR but always searching for a company where she can be passionate about the mission and values, she found HomeWell. Her previous experience in employee relations, benefits, recruiting, onboarding and reporting has provided Cassandra the tools she needs to be a true asset to HomeWell. For Cassandra, joining HomeWell means she gets to do what she loves most which is working with employees who all strive to make a difference in the lives of others and being the face, everyone is comfortable talking too. During her time away from HomeWell she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children traveling Colorado racing dirt bikes and camping. As well as hanging out with her grandpa Gilbert who is not only her hero but her drive and motivation for what she does daily.

Wendy Stephenson – Director of Business Development

Wendy is our Community Outreach Manager for Northern Colorado. She holds a B.S in Business Management and comes to us with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. For the past 14 years, Wendy has had various healthcare sales and marketing roles including those in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, home health and hospice. Building and fostering relationships within the community is her passion along with working with seniors. In addition to her professional roles, Wendy has served her communities as a victim advocate for domestic abuse, volunteered in her children’s the schools and helped with various organizations to serve the homeless. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys traveling and spending as much time with her family as possible. She is excited to be a part of the HomeWell family and promote our presence in the community.

 

Caitlin Simington – Schedule Manager

Caitlin Simington

Caitlin grew up in Firestone, CO. She was brought up to work hard for what you want. She is a single mom of a beautiful little 4-year-old girl, Baileigh. Caitlin has played competitive volleyball since high school and many other sports for fun. She received her CNA at the age of 16 then earned her associates degree and CMA at age 21. Caitlin absolutely love this field having worked mainly in dementia and hospice over the years. The one piece of advice she offers to her teammates is to never be afraid to ask for help. Most likely, if you have questions, others do as well.

Sandra Melena – Care Manager

Sandra started in the Healthcare Industry in 2002 as a CNA. It was at that point that she had realized how much she enjoy taking care of others. Sandra has worked in many health care settings as a CNA and has enjoyed every bit of it. She believes being a caregiver is in one’s heart, it is not just a job. Over a year ago, Sandra made the change to work on the administrative side of caregiving. After so many years of working in the field, her body decided she could no longer work as a CNA. Sandra did not want to leave healthcare, so at that point she became a Care Coordinator, and loves it! She was now in a position in which she can still make a great impact in someone’s life, and make sure that they are receiving the best care from the caregivers!

Jessica Thomas – HR Specialist/ HR Admin Assistant

Jessica Thomas is a Colorado native – born and raised in Fort Collins, CO.  She trained as a CNA at AIMS Community College in Greeley, CO in 2013 after her husband was injured in a workplace accident. What started out as a fast way to make money to survive turned into a passion. Jessica has worked in nursing homes, assisted living, and served as a memory care director. Jessica is the HR Specialist and HR Admin Assistant for HomeWell in Loveland, CO. Jessica believes that the best part of caregiving are the lessons and skills you can learn from those who have lived long lives and Jessica has learned how to knit, crochet, and bobbin knit from past clients and is still trying to knit wooly socks. Having a background in caregiving gives Jessica a unique perspective in HR and recruiting – allowing HomeWell to recruit, train and retain the best of the best. In her spare time Jessica can be found hanging out with her husband Grant and their two daughters, Kaylee and Josie. Her hobbies include baking, scrapbooking, and playing Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, and Magic the Gathering among other nerdy endeavors.

Danae White – Office Administrator and Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Danae, and I am the Scheduling Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for the Loveland location. I chose to work for HomeWell because I have a strong background in healthcare, a passion for helping others and enjoy making patients feel the most “at home” they can feel in a healthcare setting. I have been a CNA since 2013 and have experience working in long-term care, assisted living, memory care, and with cardiac surgical patients. My hobbies include fishing, paddle boarding, hiking, cooking, and crafting. When I am not doing those things, I like to spend my time with my daughter, friends, and family members.

Allison Mangas – Billing Manager

Allison earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She moved to Cincinnati with her husband and worked as a marketing manager for a food and pharmaceutical firm. Upon the birth of their second child, she stayed home to raise four children with her husband. During that time she continued to volunteer with various organizations in the community. She is most passionate working with disadvantaged youth and three years ago became a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for youth in the foster system. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, gardening and sewing. She is excited to be a part of the Homewell family and looks forward to helping serve the Homewell clients with any of their billing questions.

Our Philosophy

Trusted care. True compassion.

Our top priority is your peace-of-mind.

We all function better when we enjoy life more. For most people, this can be achieved through increased activity, reduced stress, better nutrition and basic companionship. As simple as that observation is, it is at the core of what we do. Our primary objective is to bring more enjoyment to the lives of those who find it increasingly difficult to function well on their own. We remove the burden of stress from both the person needing assistance, as well as those who love and care for them. We help people maintain their dignity and their independence. We protect and care for those who are unable to do so themselves. We help people function better. We help people enjoy life more. We do all of this by working as a team to provide reliable and compassionate in-home care that goes so far beyond typical adult care services.

 

Our Care Managers and Caregivers

Working together as a team.

Responsive, experienced, reliable, compassionate.

There are many reasons why someone may need at-home care. Whether recovering from an injury, living with a disability or simply growing older, the familiarity and comfort of continuing to live at home can be tremendously important to emotional wellbeing. With our proactive approach to in-home care, our specially trained team of caregivers and Care Managers advocate for both you and your loved ones in order to provide the highest level of comfort, compassion and care through open communication and personalized care management.

 

Responsive Care Managers

HomeWell assigns each client a dedicated Care Manager whose sole purpose is to ensure the highest level of customized in-home care to meet your needs and your budget. Your Care Manager will initiate a comprehensive needs assessment and create a personalized plan regarding:

Once a plan is in place, your Care Manager will monitor daily care logs and maintain regular contact with everyone involved to ensure each client’s physical and emotional well-being. And because life can be unpredictable, your Care Manager can also recommend or make adjustments to your care plan at any time, as needed.

Compassionate & Trustworthy Caregivers

As a home care agency founded by a caregiver, we put the utmost importance on providing at-home caregivers who are knowledgeable, kind, patient and trustworthy. We understand the complexities of the aging process and other home health variables that can affect the physical and emotional demands of each specific case. Whether we’re providing senior home care or home health assistance, we know that no two situations are alike. Our Care Managers strive to select the caregivers who best suit each client’s personality and specific care needs. And because we put a high priority on both safety and quality, all HomeWell caregivers are fully screened, pass a stringent national identity and background check, have excellent references, and undergo comprehensive competency testing.

Our care team includes:

  • Companions
  • Personal support workers
  • Homemakers
  • Home health aides
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)

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