Breanne Stuart Owner / CEOBreanne Stuart Owner / CEO
Breanne Stuart is the owner of Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor, MI. Breanne opened the private home care agency in 2008 to provide care to people of all ages and life challenges across Washtenaw, Livingston and Oakland counties. She opened the Belleville location in 2015 to provide home care to more people in need across multiple counties. Both agencies care for clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Also serving as the President and CEO of Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor and Belleville, Breanne handles the strategic outlook, financials and operations of the two locations. She was chairwoman of the national Homewatch Caregivers Franchise Advisory Council between 2015 and 2016.
Additionally, Breanne has an active role on the board in the newly formed Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Fomerly known as Michigan in Home Care Association (MICA).
It is Breanne’s passion for family and entrepreneurship that led her to open Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor. Her first experience with home care was with her own family—when she became a caregiver to her grandfather with Parkinson’s disease and her father who had colon cancer. It was during this time that Breanne realized the power of caregiver and hospice support—both helped grant her father’s and grandfather’s final wishes to remain at home, which ignited her passion for these services.
Born and raised in Southern California, Breanne relocated to the Ann Arbor area 20 years ago to be closer to her extended family. Today, she provides jobs to over 70 people and compassionate care to her entire Homewatch community. Breanne’s favorite thing about her job is interacting with clients and helping them maintain as much independence as possible.
Under Breanne’s leadership, Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor was named 2018 Provider of Choice in five of seven categories.
Wendy Berryman Director of Client CareWendy Berryman Director of Client Care
My name is Wendy Berryman and I am the Director of Client Services at Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland and Livingston County. I have been in the field of caregiving for the past eleven years and have had the honor to work with seniors, traumatic brain injured clients and physically disabled clients. I have been blessed with experiencing and sharing some of the most wonderful moments and events with clients and their families.
My education and experience has afforded me the ability to help work with individuals and families whose wishes range from staying in their own home safely with very little assistance to those who may require round the clock care to those who would like to move to an assisted living facility. When I began college again in my late 30’s, I pursued an education that would enable me to work with older populations and their families in the most knowledgeable and efficient way possible. I completed every course and certification available to me by beginning as a CNA, advancing to Patient Care Technician, then to Phlebotomy, Medical Billing and completing two years of Medical Office Management. I now am studying to become a Certified Senior Advisor so that I can gain further instruction and education with the concerns facing seniors such as new laws, medicines, the science of gerontology, geriatrics and financial planning.
As the Director of Client Services, I am able to meet with clients and their families in their home, assisted living facility or hospital. The visit is entirely complimentary and creates a comfortable environment for all to voice their concerns, wishes and fears. We can discuss resources, information and direction that may not have been discussed previously. Should the client and family decide to join our Homewatch CareGivers family, further conversation allows the opportunity to design an extensive and all-encompassing care plan that includes the client’s needs and requests as well as building a caregiving team that can grow with your loved one.
On behalf of our whole team, we look forward to guiding and being your resource to assist you and your loved ones through the maze of homecare simply, honestly and respectfully.