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ABOUT US

  • Home Care Assistance allows families to receive the care and services they need in the best possible environment – their own home.
  • Many of our clients have issues and concerns that are truly unique, and therefore Home Care Assistance customizes every care plan to fit exactly what each family needs.
  • Home Care Assistance has been ranked one of the best Home Care companies for 4 years in a row.

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“Your caregiver has been absolutely amazing. She allowed our family to leave in July and relax for the first time in a very long time. She has been a positive influence in Judy’s life over the last six months and our entire family absolutely loves her….You came highly recommended but I had no idea how much your agency would impact our family.”

-Beverly M. Wildwood, MO

HOME CARE ASSISTANCE TEAM

  • Jeff Schweikert
    Jeff Schweikert
  • Carrie Burggraf MS PA-C
    Carrie Burggraf MS PA-C
  • Jennifer Lau MA MHA
    Jennifer Lau MA MHA
  • Mike Roberts
    Mike Roberts
  • Barbara Rhoades MA
    Barbara Rhoades MA
  • Betty Baumann RN/BSN MSW/LCSW
    Betty Baumann RN/BSN MSW/LCSW
  • Cara Capuano MSW LCSW
    Cara Capuano MSW LCSW
  • Nora Johnson MA CMC
    Nora Johnson MA CMC
  • Haylee Berry MA
    Haylee Berry MA
  • Joanna Spilger
    Joanna Spilger
  • Melissa Naegeli
    Melissa Naegeli
  • Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis
Jeff Schweikert

President & CEO
jeffJeff started Home Care Assistance in St. Louis in 2006 following a 24 year career in communications and high tech with MCI.  Jeff’s own parents began to experience health issues.  During the merger of MCI and Verizon and contemplating a move, Jeff became interested in starting his own business focused on providing high quality services to assist others during a health crisis or to age in place and the rest is history.

Jeff still has a passion for technology and continues to ensure it is integrated in every part of the company possible with a focus on simplicity and reliability.  Jeff has served multiple terms on the Home Care Assistance Franchise Advisory Council and locally he is a member of Vistage, works with Memory Care Home Solutions on their Business Strategies Task Force and the Missouri Baptist Medical Center Community Advisory Board and was the founder of the St. Louis Home Care Alliance.  He is also a Corporate Partner of the Aging Life Care Association.

Jeff grew up in central Missouri on a farm.  He has three children, Zoe, Christian and Nico.  He and Betty enjoy staying active with the kids and all of their activities.

Carrie Burggraf MS PA-C

Director, Client Services

carrieCarrie grew up on a college campus, Alderson Broaddus University, and left home as an adult with three degrees.

She thought she would be a teacher but fell in love with Anatomy and Physiology, which started her journey as a physician assistant. After working in women’s health and family medicine, she specialized in geriatrics and internal medicine because she thinks older people have so much to contribute.

While raising kids, Carrie was very active with her kids in the Rockwood School District, at SLUH and at Washington University in St. Louis.

Today, when she isn’t working with inspiring clients who need help at home, she loves to cycle, bake homemade cinnamon rolls and apple pie, and travel with her husband to visit their adult sons on the East coast.

Jennifer Lau MA MHA

Director – Client Services

Jennifer-Lau-home-careJennifer graduated from Creighton University with a BA in Political Science. Always wanting to learn more, she returned to school earning both an Masters Degree (MA) in Gerontology and a Master of Health Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. After a long career in Pharmaceutical Sales, Jennifer is excited to join Home Care Assistance and make a difference in the lives of aging adults and their families.

Jennifer enjoys volunteering her time at her daughter’s school and in the community. Most of all she loves spending time with her husband Brian, daughters Alexandra and Caroline and her Shih Tzu puppy, Macy.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys yoga, kickboxing and decorating her new home.

Mike Roberts

Director – Client Services / Chief Meteorologist

Mike Roberts B&WAs a television meteorologist, Mike spent 26 years in St. Louis and almost four decades in total bringing forecasts into viewer’s homes during nice, not-so-nice and stormy weather. As a hospice volunteer, he’s also gone into some of those same homes, along with assisted living facilities and nursing homes, to bring comfort to those in the harder seasons of their lives. Mike’s own life and own home were no exception; his last hospice patient was his late wife, Anne. 

When he went away to college Mike’s goal was to become a history teacher and football coach. At the start of his journey as a hospice volunteer he never imagined he’d care for his own wife one day and his career as a television meteorologist ended earlier than anticipated. He’s learned life will take surprising left turns every now and then and that, when they do, being among knowledgable people who care enough to help makes the transition easier. 

Mike married Karen a few years ago. Each are the parents of four children, Mike has two grandchildren. Dogs Scruffels and Darby round out the clan in Godfrey, Il.

 

Barbara Rhoades MA

Client Care Manager

Unknown-4Barbara graduated from Lindenwood University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art. She later earned her Masters in Gerontology from Lindenwood as well. Barbara’s education and her previous work as an Activities Assistant at a long-term-care community has prepared her for her role as a Client Care Manager at Home Care Assistance. Barbara loves being able to serve her clients and their families.

Aside from her role as a Client Care Manager, Barbara in also in the Army Reserves. She has been serving since 2011 and has traveled all around the world, including to Japan and Kuwait.

In her free time, Barbara enjoys cooking, painting and doing various projects in her home. She also likes to stay active and is always training for her next marathon.

Betty Baumann RN/BSN MSW/LCSW

Client Care Manager

Betty Home Care AssistanceBetty Baumann has experience in home health as a nurse and geriatric care manager and has done psychiatric nursing and case management in multiple health care settings. She received her license as an registered nurse (RN) in 1997. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Missouri-Columbia,  Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is licensed as an LCSW in the state of Missouri.  She has a ardent interest in mental health, neurology, and cognitive therapeutics.  Betty has diverse experience in behavioral health as both an RN and an LCSW.  Her experience includes both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health.   She has worked with adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in both hospital and outpatient settings.
Cara Capuano MSW LCSW
Client Care Manager
Saunders-Cara-BWCara graduated from Millikin University with a BA in Human Services and received her Master in Social Work degree from Saint Louis University.  Her 10 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in healthcare and home care have provided a strong foundation for her position as a Client Care Manager.  She is thrilled to join the team at Home Care Assistance because of the innovative and holistic approach to caregiving.
Through her mother’s example, Cara took an early interest in helping older adults and maintained close relationships with grandparents, whom she was privileged to see frequently, living in the same small town in Illinois.  Assisting and advocating for people is Cara’s passion.  She has been a volunteer with the United Way St. Louis Cares program for over 10 years.  Outside of her work life, Cara enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and loves to bike, hike, travel and attend live music events.
Nora Johnson MA CMC

Client Care Manager

noraNora graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she studied Gerontology. She has always had a passion to help older adults from volunteering to spending quality time with her own grandparents. Nora loves working for Home Care Assistance where she is able to provide families and their loved ones with support and comfort through the aging process.

When she is not spending time with older adults, Nora enjoys baking her blue ribbon snickerdoodles and coffee cake. Adjusting to big city life coming from a small town in Southeast Missouri hasn’t been easy, but Nora is enjoying every minute of it and even ventures out with her husband once a week to taste some of the local cuisine here in St. Louis.

Haylee Berry MA

Employee Care Manager

haleyHaylee graduated from Truman State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication and later completed her Master’s of Communication Management from Webster University.

Outside of work, you can find Haylee playing her with her puppy, Blake, or curled up reading a good book. Haylee recently became a first-time home owner. When she is feeling ambitious, Haylee takes on home improvement and DIY projects to bring out her inner Martha Stewart or the latest idea she or her mom have found on Pinterest.

Joanna Spilger

Staffing Manager

joannaJoanna is proud to say she is from the amazing city of St. Louis. As the youngest of 7 children, she had to learn early on how to interact effectively with others.

During her high school years, she began volunteering her time working with children and older adults; she realized at that time that she truly loved working with people. Her love for others remains the driving force in her career pursuit; she enjoys interacting with our Clients and the rest of the HCA team. Joanna also uses her exceptional organizational skills to support the HCA team and schedule care for our Clients.

In her free time, Joanna enjoys spending time with family, playing the piano and watching movies.

Melissa Naegeli

Staffing Manager

Melissa NaegeliMelissa recently moved back to St. Louis after graduating from the University of Missouri of Columbia with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Melissa is a life-long Cardinals fan.

When Melissa isn’t watching sports, she enjoys playing them. Melissa played volleyball through her high school years at Ursuline Academy. Now, she enjoys spending her down time with her new Golden Retriever puppy, Tucker.

Cindy Davis

Staffing Manager

Cindy Davis B&WCindy has a passion for facilitating positive outcomes by understanding people and their goals. This has been integral to Cindy’s nearly 30 years of success as a business owner managing projects, events and assisting CXOs, PhDs, MDs, etc. in Corporate America – including six years in healthcare. Cindy has also been a live-in caregiver for two aunts and her fiancé.

When her mission to provide the best quality healthcare for loved ones became a top priority, a Google search for the highest rated, most awarded providers in the industry led Cindy to become a Home Care Assistance Caregiver. She has experience caring for clients with Alzheimer’s/dementia, behavioral health, cancer, catheter, diabetes, hospice, incontinence, kidney disease, orthopedic rehab, ostomy, pacemaker, Parkinson’s, stroke, substance abuse and more.

When she’s not working, Cindy enjoys spending time with animals and human loved ones, entertaining, gardening, cooking, boating, listening to live music, traveling, etc.

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