home care services

3 08, 2023

FirstLight Home Care Promotes Kerri Pendley to Chief Growth Officer

2023-08-03T11:25:43-04:00August 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Promoted from VP of Strategy to CGO ensures holistic and intentional focus on growth. 

CINCINNATI — FirstLight Home Care, a leading provider of home care services, today announced the promotion of Kerri Pendley to Chief Growth Officer.

In this role, Pendley will focus on driving business growth by opening up new paths to revenue and building the mechanisms to get there. This includes aligning teams around shared goals, improving the processes that generate revenue, and planning for the future.

“Kerri is data-driven and lives for predictability and scalability,” said Glee McAnanly, President and CEO at FirstLight Home Care. “In her previous position, Kerri successfully built and developed FirstLight’s National Accounts department and led the expansion of service offerings to include skilled care. Her knack for connecting different parts of the business and getting everyone to row in the same direction will help us maintain our plan for steady growth.”

Pendley joined FirstLight Home Care in 2018 as Director of Healthcare Strategy and National Alliances. Two years later, she was promoted to Vice President of Strategy and has since been leading strategic planning and industry positioning for the entire FirstLight organization. She has also overseen the company’s national accounts and clinical and compliance departments.

With over 22 years of experience in healthcare operations and business development, Pendley brings valuable knowledge across multiple payer mixes, including managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, grants, and private pay. She serves on the Home Care Association of America’s Board of Directors.

“I am incredibly honored and thrilled to step into the role of Chief Growth Officer at FirstLight,” said Pendley. “My passion has always been in the home-based care industry. Since joining the company, I have had the opportunity to be a part of our ongoing mission of helping others have their best day every day through a world-class care delivery model and strategic partnerships. In this new role, I aim to accelerate growth by enabling our owners, employees and care heroes to further deliver on that mission.”

FirstLight Home Care delivers various companion, personal care, and skilled nursing services to seniors, veterans, people recovering from illness, injury, surgery, and those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Professional caregivers help any adult needing assistance with personal care and household duties such as cooking, cleaning, and running errands while providing support and peace of mind.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care, a leading provider of home care services, is a lifeline for seniors, veterans, adults living with dementia, and anyone 18 and older who needs care where they call home. FirstLight exists to help people have their best day, every day. The company’s mission is to provide compassionate home care so that all families served have peace of mind knowing their loved ones receive the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve. FirstLight’s network of professional caregivers is passionate about creating meaningful relationships and making a difference in the lives of others. The franchise system includes nearly 200 independently owned and operated home care locations throughout the United States. To learn more, or to find a local office, visit FirstLightHomeCare.com.

17 05, 2023

Larry Blacker Named Brand President of Boost Home Healthcare

2023-05-17T08:24:26-04:00May 17th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.Boost Home Healthcare, a home health company which provides superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, announced Larry Blacker as brand president. Bringing over 20 years of home care industry experience to the position, Blacker will oversee Boost Home Healthcare operations and procedures as the home health brand continues to expand across the country.

“Larry comes to us with an extensive background in the home care industry,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, the parent organization of Boost Home Healthcare. “His experience will play a key role in continuing to scale the business across the country, allowing us to bring Boost Home Health services to more people. With his background and leadership and our desire to continue to grow Boost, it’s an ideal fit.”

Prior to joining Boost, Blacker served in several executive roles, including most recently as home care administrator for Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, where he oversaw the complete integration of two standalone home care agencies into a single home care department. Before that, he was executive director at GrayHawk Home Care, where he managed the complete multi-site home care business covering the 5-county Philadelphia region which included 300+ employees. He has also held positions at Home Instead Senior Care Agency and served as a franchise business broker and consultant helping home care businesses with services geared toward growing their business.

“I’m honored to be part of Best Life Brands, as I have a deep appreciation for their mission to help seniors live their best life possible,” Blacker said. “I look forward to overseeing the growth of Boost and the important work of providing a personalized and safe environment for patients to maintain their independence while receiving the care they need.”

To learn more about Boost Home Healthcare, visit https://www.boosthomehealth.com/.

About Boost Home Healthcare:

Boost Home Healthcare is a home health company which provides superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services. Founded in 2021, Boost Home Healthcare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2021 and is now part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. For more information, visit http://www.boosthomehealth.com.

31 03, 2021

BrightStar Care: One Year Later: Prospering Despite Pandemic Adversity

2021-03-31T12:11:41-04:00March 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Over the past year, BrightStar Care, the medical and non-medical in-home healthcare franchise with over 340 locations across the U.S., faced a major challenge. Adjusting its practices to meet the needs of its franchisees, caregivers, clients, and the communities it serves to ensure all were protected from the spread of coronavirus, this essential business remained strong despite all of 2020’s adversity. By Jessica Jones


31 10, 2020

Attributing Success to the Military

2020-10-31T21:51:10-04:00October 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Robert Sanders was a human resources executive for 20 years, and he served a total of 29 years between active duty and reserves in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition, he served as a police officer and spent one year in the seminary. It is clear that Sanders has a passion for helping others and giving back. By Nancy E. Williams


7 07, 2020

Finding a Complete Continuum of Care

2020-08-07T15:58:17-04:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Mary Ann Stallings, CEO and founder of Bridge to Better Living, is delighted when the clients her team and she help place in assisted-living facilities show an improvement in health. This is a direct result of the teams’ dedicated commitment to finding the perfect arrangements for their clients. By Cindy Charette


7 07, 2020

Delivering Compassionate Care & Helping Clients Remain Independent

2020-08-07T15:56:28-04:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Home Helpers Home Care has created an all-inclusive, customizable package of services called Cared-4, which covers four areas of service: 24-hour monitoring; care and companionship; wellness calls and medication reminders; and meal delivery and nutritional planning. By Cindy Charette