Southern Maine’s First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Service
Serving happy clients in:
- North Yarmouth
- Cape Elizabeth
- South Porland
- and more!
Welcome to Home Care Assistance of Southern Maine – The premiere provider of non-medical in-home care for older adults. Whether enjoying Maine’s coast or snuggled up next to a nice fire at home we know that if you grew up in Maine, it is s a special place on the map. Our mission is to help “Change The Way The World Ages” one client at a time by helping seniors live WELL at HOME.
My name is Sue Arsenault, owner of Home Care Assistance of Southern Maine and I have a passion for people! I am especially grateful for the wisdom I have gained over the years from the Elders in my life. Seniors bring valuable insight and experience that they graciously pass down to the benefit of the generations after them. I believe it is a privilege and blessing to serve their changing needs in their senior years.
For Us, Elderly Care is Very Personal
I have personally experienced the heartbreak of having to move my dear grandma, against her will, out of her home of MANY years because of physical limitations she developed in her late 80’s. Living at home alone was no longer an option and, unfortunately, we never explored in-home care to keep her “aging in place”. Although moving to a new home is “ok” for some, I believe that my Grandma would have left this earth happier if she had that opportunity to remain in her home under the supervision of a Caregiver. A few years forward, after learning about caregiving in the home, my Great Aunt, who developed Alzheimer’s disease, was blessed by a relationship that she developed with a professional Caregiver. She brought my great Aunt calmness, safety and one on one LOVE in the comfort of her own home. Although it was difficult to see her progress into the late stages of the disease, we witnessed and were comforted by how the familiar environment of her own home made her overall battle with Alzheimer’s a little less daunting. What a gift! I am a true believer that “home is where the heart lives
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The Home Care Assistance Advantage
- I am writing to you, to thank you so much for your valued employee, Scott who helped my father in-law last year before he passed away. My mother in-law was hospitalized for over three months with an extended stay in a Rehabilitation facility before returning home. Scott coordinated time with his visiting nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapy visits. He was our ears, eyes and event manager during the day while my husband and I managed our dependent children, home and careers. On several occasions, he even drove my father in-law to the Emergency Room at Maine Medical Center, provided transportation to doctor’s office visits, visits with his wife at the hospital and rehabilitation facility, cooked meals and was a friend. I would not hesitate to recommend your organization and your excellent caregiver in the future.
Meet the Team
Sue has a passion for people! She is especially grateful for the wisdom she has gained over the years from the Elders in her life. Sue appreciates that our seniors bring valuable insight and experience to us that they graciously pass down to the benefit of the generations after them. She believes that it is a privilege and blessing to serve their changing needs as they age into their senior years. Sue opened her business with a goal of setting a higher standard of excellence in home care for older adults and embraces the Balanced Care model of the Home Care Assistance time tested program. As the owner and Client Care Manager, Sue loves overseeing our clients’ care and helping them age comfortably at HOME. Sue is driven to exceed client expectations and believes that the relationship and the communication between the client, family members and Home Care Assistance must be superior under all circumstances. Sue graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and has held various jobs over the years in Sales /Marketing / Insurance and Real Estate that prepared and qualified her for this journey with Home Care Assistance. Sue resides in Windham with her husband, Tony, son and three step children. She enjoys her family, the outdoors and time with her church family.
Chris brings her passion for helping people to her role of Employee Care Manager. Her mission is to recruit and retain amazing caregivers for our clients. Chris comes to Home Care Assistance with over ten years experience in Human Resources, including experience in recruitment, interviewing, supervising, training and motivating employees. She has a knack for customer service, and strives to work with our clients to ensure their total satisfaction. Additionally, Chris brings over twenty years of experience as a loving adult caregiver for her mom, allowing her to remain living in her home. She truly empathizes with families when they call us, looking for assistance for their loved ones.
Chris is a University of Southern Maine graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She owned and operated her own in-home child care for fifteen years, nurturing hundreds of children in her community. A lifetime resident of Cumberland, Chris lives with her husband Aaron and their two teenagers, living next door to her mom! Chris is very family oriented and is an active volunteer with various school organizations, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Ellen comes to Home Care Assistance with 10+ years of experience in Neurological Rehabilitation as a clinical case manager. Ellen brings direct practice experience with a focus on optimizing recovery, promoting independence and quality of living.
As a client care manager, Ellen is dedicated to establishing and maintaining caring relationships and working together with clients, caregivers and those involved in their care. Ellen strongly believes in the Balanced Care Method of embracing a positive, well balanced approach to aging.
Ellen has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of New England and is Licensed in the State of Maine. Ellen’s focus of study was in Gerontology and understanding the physical, mental and the social aspects of aging.
Ellen lives in Gorham with her husband, Chad, and daughter, Madison. Together they enjoy spending time with family, friends and their yellow lab, Jackson.
Darlene comes to Home Care Assistance with a wealth of knowledge and experience that aligns very well with the nature of our business. Darlene has 30 years of professional experience working with all forms of Dementia. She has been a Dementia Practitioner since 2008 and continues to be passionate about educating, supporting and providing a level of care that those with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia’s deserve. In recent years, Darlene has owned and operated a 12 bed licensed residential care home and an adult day center in New Jersey.
Darlene moved to Maine in April 2018 and joined us as our Client Care Coordinator in May 2019. She works closely with our team to ensure that great matches are being made between our professional caregivers and clients. Darlene whole heartedly embraces our exclusive Balanced Care Method™ as it aligns with her values and beliefs in providing care that enhances the body, mind and spirit.
Darlene went to Grand Canyon University for Business Management and Southern New Hampshire University for Ministry. She continues her education through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to church, reading, needlepoint and long Sunday drives!