About Our Staff
Mark and Kirk Febus
At Home Care Assistance, we provide Dayton area residents with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. We are very proud to be the only home care solution that emphasizes active caregiving and improved living. We also are the only company in Ohio that specializes in live-in care, which allows older adults to remain forever at home, no matter their limitations.
Based on the scientifically studied lifestyle choices of the longest—and healthiest—living population on Earth, our Balanced Care Method™ emphasizes healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and a purposeful and calm lifestyle. Moreover, it helps promote optimal quality of life and contributes to longer, happier, and more productive lives for older adults.
We opened our business with a goal of setting a higher standard of excellence in home care for the community. We strive to be a company that listens to the desires of older adults and responds to the needs of their families, as well.
Client Care Manager
LaTara Guyton is a Dayton native who comes to us with nearly 20 years of superior cross-functional healthcare experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LaTara became an LPN after spending a few years as a Medical Assistant. Over the past two decades, LaTara has developed a strong and diverse resume as a nurse. She has assisted patients for over two years at an OB/GYN office, eight years in a long term care community, two years in family practice, and over three years with hospice and palliative care. It was at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton that LaTara made remarkable contributions as a valued leader, assisting not only with her patient’s end of life care, but guiding family members through this delicate journey.
LaTara enjoys working with families and taking care of her clients in the setting they are most comfortable: home. LaTara helped care for her grandmother throughout most of her childhood. She remembers meeting the home care nurses and aides that cared for her. In fact, one nurse in particular stood out to LaTara, and still does. LaTara shares that what that nurse did for her grandmother was what led her to become who she is today.
Client Care Manager
Megan Rice is a Dayton native who comes to us with over 10 years of exceptional healthcare experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Megan’s nursing career began while working in pediatrics. Over the past decade, Megan has developed a strong and diverse resume as a nurse. Megan’s clientele quickly shifted from pediatrics to geriatrics, which is a population that she has always loved and been passionate about. Megan worked as a field nurse with Kettering Home Care for over three years before being promoted into their corporate office. Megan developed a tremendous amount of experience while working as a nurse supervisor at a skilled nursing facility for over three years. Megan’s passion for nursing is evident. Megan will soon obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University.
Megan loves working with clients in their homes because that is where she finds them to be the happiest. In her spare time, Megan loves spending time with her family and friends. Megan is a wife and a mother of two awesome kids. She has three Italian greyhounds and one guinea pig. Megan loves to travel, listen to music, spending time outdoors (including skiing in winter months), and live and active and healthy lifestyle.
Employee Care Manager
Amber Morrow is a Dayton native who comes to us with over a decade of strong management and customer service experience in both a medical and non-medical setting. As an Office Coordinator with Kettering Health Network, Amber managed the day-to-day operations of the office, including the scheduling of clinic staff, management of physician schedules, creating and interpreting financial and efficiency reports, and ensuring prompt attention to patient and provider needs. In addition to her notable efforts in office operations and scheduling, Amber’s tenure as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant at Kettering Health Network and Providence General Surgeons in Centerville makes her a vital member of the team and a resource to our Dayton area clients.
Amber’s passion for helping seniors maintain their independence and live well at home is very much in line with the Balanced Care Method™, Home Care Assistance’s holistic approach to care and overall quality of life. In her spare time, Amber loves spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and finding the nearest pool on a warm day.
Care Support Coordinator
Casey Zengel is a Dayton native who comes to us with nearly a decade of healthcare experience working with the geriatric population as a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA/L). Casey’s journey began at Sinclair Community College in their accredited occupational therapy program. While taking her coursework at Sinclair, Casey received direct care experience as a caregiver for a local home care organization, assisting clients with their activities of daily living – including Alzheimer’s support. Casey went on to receive her degree from Sinclair and became board-certified and licensed. She spent the next four years at St. Leonard Retirement Community as a COTA/L, assisting clients throughout their rehabilitation stay. In addition to helping individuals with self-care tasks and exercises, Casey would provide education on adaptive techniques and advise on home modifications to improve independence. She consulted with families on a daily basis regarding their loved one’s progress.
Casey is passionate about working with the elderly and looks forward to getting to know clients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, attending Broadway shows, and going to concerts.