Sheila Ohstrom, Founder & Owner

Sheila Ohstrom, Founder and Owner, is a certified Teepa Snow* trainer and coach. All caregivers are trained and have a vast understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Melanie, Office Manager

Melanie is a LPN graduate from OCM Boces. She has volunteered for Meals on Wheels and has a special interest in Alzheimer’s disease and cared for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family of 6, cooking and baking.        

Nicole, Finance & Marketing Manager

Nicole joined Senior Home Care Solutions in 2015 after her and her Husband closed their electrical contracting business where Nicole was the Operations Manager. Although she has a special interest for helping and caring for people, most of her background is in the corporate office including Mark Russell & Associates, Ameriprise Financial and the Museum…

Bernadette, Senior Companion & PAC Trainer

Bernadette joined Senior Home Care Solutions in 2012. She is an educator and corporate trainer who was schooled under Teepa Snow, the world’s renowned leading advocate in dementia care and the creator of the Positive Approach to Care™. Prior to working as a dementia care Training Specialist, Bernadette worked as an underwriter and claims adjuster…

Mary, Senior Companion

Mary was previously an LPN at Jolenta Convent for several years and has extensive experience with Alzheimer’s and working with seniors. She owns her own business called Ageless Attitudes where she makes adaptive clothing for seniors and the disabled.

Annmarie, Senior Companion

Annmarie has spent extensive time as a care-giver for her Grandfather and has volunteered at Syracuse Homes in Baldwinsville, NY. She holds two degrees from SUNY OCC, one of which is in Information Technology and the other is in General Studies. Annmarie loves spending time with her two boys, painting, history and art.

Sue, Senior Companion

Sue is a LPN with 33 years of experience in long term care, specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Other areas of experience have included behavioral health, pediatric home care and arthritis health. She is married and the mother of three grown children. She enjoys reading, crosswords, growing plants, church and spending time with her grandson.

Lisa, Senior Companion

Lisa has personal and occupational experience working with Alzheimer’s, cancer patients and E.A.T. (Equine Assisted Therapy), with physically and mentally disabled adults and children. Lisa is an equine trainer and instructor of students. She volunteers as a 4-h leader, and for local animal rehabilitation centers. Lisa enjoys working working with children, adults and the elderly.

Patty, Senior Companion

Patty  was a respiratory therapist at the VA Medical Center before she had children. She loved socializing with her patients and keeping them company. Patty loves meeting people and making new friends, which helps her home-based business of networking and nutrition. Originally from Michigan, she has nine siblings and two children of her own. Family…

Tom, Senior Companion

Tom has more than 11 years of experience in family care services to individuals with a variety of needs including Alzheimer’s and dementia. He received extensive training from Hospice of CNY, and continues to volunteer his services with Hospice as well as Francis House in Syracuse. He’s also a “handyman” and loves to help people…

Su, Senior Companion

Su was an LPN at St. Joe’s Hospital and Sunnyside Nursing Home before starting her family. She has been a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and a foster mom. She has been working full time with the Syracuse City Schools for 17 years as a Health Aide working in multiple schools in the nurses office….

Amanda, Senior Companion

Amanda is currently going to school for nursing. She has three dogs and a few other small animals at home. As a teenager, her father and she would care for her great Aunt. On her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, crocheting, reading and photography.