Clay Foutch has been in the In-Home Care business in the Portland Metropolitan area since founding the company in 2007. As President of Home Matters Caregiving, his greatest skill is in assembling a qualified team to carry out his company’s mission. A mission to provide exceptional care to the aging population at an affordable cost, and to do so with the most medically competent team in the market. Clay feels strongly that the best way to serve his clients is by providing In-Home Care with the utmost respect and competence allowing his clients to remain in their home safely and independently for as long as possible.
Outside of Home Matters, Clay serves seniors through work as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association SW Washington Chapter and also as a board member with Stepping Up For Seniors, an organization that serves seniors that fall below the poverty line. Clay also volunteers as a committee member for Beaverton’s Committee on Aging whose purpose is to discover and examine the issues and concerns of the aging population in the City of Beaverton and offer representation, information, and education regarding these issues.
Heidi Rowell has dedicated her career to caring for the aging population. She first began working with seniors in 1999 as a CNA. It was during this time that Heidi realized her passion for working with people and families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. She believes that all seniors deserve to receive high-quality care in their own homes and is proud to make that possible through her work with Home Matters. Heidi sees her most important role as that of a mentor to our management and caregiving team, providing the leadership and guidance they need to provide the highest quality care to our clients.
In addition to the leadership, she provides to our local team, Heidi is also an integral part of the Home Matters corporate team, sharing her expertise with new franchise owners, to spread the Home Matters mission. Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational leadership and healthcare administration from George Fox University. She believes in the Home Matters mission of doing well by doing good, and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association, and serves on the board of Stepping up for Seniors.
Christina Foutch earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. Her clinical specialty is in the area of geriatric care. Her focus in Alzheimer’s Dementia, Stroke and physical disabilities allows her clients and caregivers an unmatched resource. She is skilled in the areas of transfer and mobility training, behavior modification techniques, and adaptive equipment allowing increased independence, mobility and safety in the home for her clients. Her occupational therapy interventions include home safety evaluations, initial assessments, Advanced Caregiver training and fall prevention education.
Christina is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association to teach their courses throughout Portland. She also runs an Alzheimer’s art program, Memories in the Making, every Friday which is the best part of her week!
Shayna started her career in health care as a caregiver in 2008. She went on to achieve her CNA license in 2010. Graduated from Mount Hood Community College with her Associates in Nursing in 2014 and from OHSU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2020. Her nursing experience includes two years of one-on-one private nursing for a client with complex medical needs and one year of working in a busy outpatient dialysis clinic.
Though Shayna is new to the role of Nurse for a homecare agency, her many years of caregiving experience give her a good understanding of how to support clients and their families. Shayna was inspired to enter the health care field by the support her family received from caregivers and hospice nurses while her Mother passed away from cancer in 2006. She enjoys cooking, hosting, exercising and time in nature with her three year old, daughter and her Fiancée.
Armellah Harris is a solutionist; no matter the challenge, she will find the answer. She is family oriented and loves doing creative activities in my free time. Working in the caregiving field for 10 years, she has a wide range of experience caring for children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Her goal is to always make a positive impact on my clients and to advocate for their needs that will enhance their daily living.
Transitioning into an administrative position as the Weekend Manager, she has gained the opportunity to advocate for our caregivers as well! Supporting our caregivers to excel in caring for our clients is the key ingredient to help our clients thrive!