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Dear Ernie and Brenda, You and your team were absolutely amazing and so helpful with my Dad! Thank you for all you did and for going the extra mile to make me feel he was in good hands! All my best - Cindy ..... Dear Ernie, Thank you for having Kyle on your staff. She is such a wonderful, caring and hardworking caretaker. We are very happy with Homewatch!
Written by: Cindy & Steve
Homewatch CareGivers of WNC
Local Agency Owners
Ernie & Brenda Konkoli
Ernie and Brenda Konkoli, residents of Arden, have owned and operated Homewatch Caregivers of Western North Carolina since 2009. Brenda serves as Office Manager and Ernie as Agency Director. Happily married now for over 42 years, they have raised two great children who are grown and living on their own.
With a BS in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Mr. Konkoli enjoyed a successful 36 year career in corporate America providing leadership at the Vice President and General Manager levels for several world class aerospace manufacturing companies.
He has completed intensive training and passed national certification in more than 20 key areas that affect seniors such as physical and cognitive effects of aging, nutrition, housing, governmental programs including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, financial and estate planning, care giving and home and community-based services.
Brenda brings to the Homewatch CareGivers team many complementary skill-sets and personal caregiving experiences, including:
Supervising the maintenance and operation of five county homes for the mentally handicapped.
Serving in the local school system by providing direct support for disadvantaged children’s learning skills programs.
Founding a collaborative program with local nursing homes and elementary schools called “Adopt a Grandmother”. The unique program received full support from school and nursing home administration due to the mutually beneficial, results to nursing home residents and elementary school children.
Serving as Office Manager and Scheduler for Homewatch Caregivers since 2009.
"After years of serving corporate America and our local institutions, Brenda and I are excited to be able to combine our passion, effort and skills to add value to our community by growing Homewatch CareGivers of Western North Carolina into the highest quality, client-focused home care agency in the region. We know that this can only be accomplished by recruiting and developing the most technically competent and compassionate team of caregiver associates and by working closely with the many excellent health care professionals who share our commitment to quality service."
Agency Registered Nurse
Roberta Scott, RN
For 35 years of my nursing career, I helped women and their families transition to a new phase of life with the birth of a child. I felt honored to greet these newborns and to be able to provide the comfort, safety and care needed for these momentous events. This time period was split between Dartmouth-Hitchcock's birthing pavilion in New Hampshire and Sinai Hospital's birthing unit in Baltimore, Maryland. I retired from hospital nursing in 2012.
My husband and I moved from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and we have fallen in love with the Asheville area. After settling in here, I wanted to join an organization that supported elders in need of some assistance at home or who needed personalized care in a facility. Homewatch Caregivers is more than that organization. I have enthusiastically joined Ernie and Brenda Konkoli's team as they reflect the caring, compassionate and supportive environment.
I meet individually with our clients and work with them to establish the best plan of care that supports their needs. I also work with our wonderful caregivers to encourage their growth and skills and to support their challenges of balancing home and work life.
Agency Registered Nurse
Joyce M. Jones
Joyce Jones, RN has acquired broad experience in the healthcare field for over 32 years. She worked for ten years as a Pathology and Radiology Transcriptionist and then two years as the Medical Office Assistant for a General Surgeon. After achieving her CNA certification she worked for three years as an in-home caregiver followed by a year as a Med Tech/Unit Clerk in an acute psychiatric ward.
During that time she pursued her degree in nursing, graduating as a Registered Nursing from Blue Ridge Community College in 2009. Since then she has served as a charge nurse for a skilled nursing facility and as a paramedical examiner for insurance companies.
She considers nursing as a ministry. After her experience working in a skilled nursing facility, she realized that she had a strong desire to work to keep individuals safe and healthy in their own home.
When Ms. Jones met Brenda and Ernie Konkoli and learned about Homewatch CareGivers, she recognized that their values and standards for caregiving are in perfect agreement with her own. “I’m excited to be a part of this dedicated home care team. I am strongly committed to the Homewatch CareGivers Mission of offering superior, individualized nursing care to our community’s elders who want to remain at home.”
Choosing a home care agency in Asheville is no easy task, and every aspect of that agency should be considered, from their staff to types of care they provide. Homewatch CareGivers prides itself on our ability to understand your home health care needs and seek to provide the best home care available. With a multitude of home care agencies available, picking the perfect one should be a collaborative process with an expert that understands all aspects of home care. With Homewatch CareGivers, you can rest assured we have your in home care needs in mind with every one of our consultations.
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