Why Choose Us?
Compassionate Care for All Ages
As caregivers of older parents and young children, we’ve been in your shoes and know how challenging it can be to effectively manage these roles while also juggling careers and the busyness of life. That’s where Stay Home Care comes in. Owned and operated by two local businesswomen, and licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Personal Support Services Agency, we provide trusted elderly home care assistance, offering the same high-quality, relationship-based care and wellness services we would expect for our own family.
Using our business, educational, and personal caregiving experience as a foundation, we have built Stay Home Care to be the premier provider of elderly care at home in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to restore balance and lend guidance to families as they navigate their caregiving journey.
For us, delivering the highest quality elderly home care in Nashville, TN and the surrounding area starts with great relationships. This means building a person-centered company that is committed to the care and dignity of both our team members and our clients. In addition to our commitment to exceptional care, we are dedicated to ongoing advocacy and education and helping care recipients and caregivers live and thrive in our shared community. Reach out to us today!
Our mission is to deliver compassionate in-home care to individuals in our community by acting as their loyal advocates and emphasizing continuity, professionalism, and exceptional customer service.
With a focus on providing unsurpassed elderly home care services that promote independence and dignity, the vision of Stay Home Care is to create a culture of compassion for clients, families and team members that reflects our commitment to advocacy, education, and respect.
Our Core Values
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Care for our clients and their families begins with caring for our dedicated team. This means establishing a culture of respect from the inside out and valuing the unique passions, talents, and interests each team member brings to the table.
In order to assemble an extraordinary team that is committed to our high standards of care and exceeding client expectations, each member of the Stay Home Care team must successfully pass the following prior to an offer of employment:
Once hired, each member of our team of caregivers in Nashville, TN and the surrounding area participates in:
Additionally, all of our caregivers are insured and bonded, and we have general and professional liability insurance in place.
We know that the help we provide would not be possible without a passionate team that shares our commitment to providing care and restoring balance in the lives of our clients and their families. To enable our team to nurture their desire to make a difference in people’s lives, we are continually looking for opportunities to help our staff grow and succeed, both personally and professionally, in order to make an impact in our community.
Marie Mills, Co-Founder
Marie’s interest in home care grew over time as she provided care for both her mother, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, and her mother in-law, who passed away from dementia after living at home with Marie and her husband. Marie has an extensive business background in technology, financial services and retail. Her key strengths include relationship building, developing solutions, problem solving, and driving innovation. Throughout her career, Marie has held leadership positions and served as a mentor for younger professionals, providing guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Marie combines her business and leadership expertise, along with her first-hand experience in providing care and working with caregivers, to ensure Stay Home Care provides creative care solutions that are customized to meet the specific needs of clients and families in the Nashville area. Marie has a bachelor of science from Upper Iowa University, is married with four children, and she is an active volunteer in the Williamson County school system.
Cheryl Thomas, Co-Founder
A long-time educator, Cheryl enjoyed an 18-year teaching career and has worked with the Metro Nashville School District as a facilitator and researcher for implementing new curriculum. Cheryl’s experiences with families throughout her career in education, as well as her first-hand knowledge from serving as a caregiver for her mother, have helped her understand what it takes to build healthy relationships. She places an emphasis on excellent customer service and fostering an environment that prioritizes trust and respect. She is deeply involved in her church youth group and in various volunteer roles in the community. Cheryl has a BSE In Elementary Education and an MSE in Professional Development from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. In addition to being married and the mother of four adult daughters, Cheryl is also a proud grandmother.
Toni Collier, Director of Sales and Marketing
As a family caregiver who has arranged home care options for her mother and other family members, Toni knows firsthand the importance of helping people stay in the comfort and familiarity of home throughout the aging process. Because of that, she is passionate about helping families find solutions for their care needs. With 15 years of community outreach experience in the healthcare industry, Toni has worked with clients and families in various settings, from skilled nursing and long-term care to assisted living and home health. Combining her personal and professional expertise, Toni is committed to helping families navigate their caregiving journey, and nothing makes her happier than knowing the difference home care services make in the lives of clients.
When Toni isn’t at work, she enjoys shopping, crafting and decorating, and spending time with her husband and 15-year-old Shih-Tzu, Max.
Daryl F. Gibson, Business Strategist
Daryl learned the important role family caregivers play while watching his parents care for his great-grandmother in their home. Seeing his parents juggle careers and caregiving gave Daryl an early appreciation for the significance of home in each of our lives, and the importance of helping loved ones age with dignity and safety at home. Throughout his diverse career in law enforcement, healthcare, and most recently in the home care industry, Daryl has been driven by a desire to make a difference, a principle he applies each day to his interactions with clients, families and referral sources.
Daryl holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Sandhills Community College and is a certified medic. When not at work, Daryl enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, fishing and listening to music.
Kayla Gordon, Customer Care Manager
With firsthand experience in providing care for her grandmother while working full time, Kayla relates to the joy and challenges family caregivers face. From coordinating busy schedules to finding compassionate and reliable care, a lot goes into ensuring our loved ones are well cared for. Knowing the many balls family caregivers must juggle each day, nothing is more rewarding for Kayla than matching clients with a caregiver who engages well with their family, and who provides the high standard of care they are seeking. Combining her professional experience in working with individuals in group homes and helping clients gain skills to live independently in their community, along with her experience as a caregiver, enables Kayla to find creative care solutions for families that help restore peace of mind.
Kayla is an active member of her church and attends a weekly Bible study. She also enjoys swimming, sewing and reading in her spare time.