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Asheville Serving Western North Carolina

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 43 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 care giving 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.

"Brenda and I truly enjoy helping to keep our community's seniors safe and healthy at home. We are committed to 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

   

Rebecca Taylor, RN 

Rebecca Taylor (Becca) grew up here in the mountains of North Carolina where she cared for her grandmother in Flat Rock. She was always inspired to go into the field of nursing. She has worked in nursing capacities now for over twenty years.

Becca has extensive experience in acute care hospitals, industrial nursing positions and as a traveling nurse. In addition to her work as a registered nurse, She volunteers much of her time providing companionship to elders in our community.

Ms. Taylor is dedicated to her profession and compassionate with her clients. She continues to be a great asset to the Homewatch Team!

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.