Brad Pierce is the owner of Home Matters Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky. He developed a passion for serving seniors based on his experience caring for his own parents.
When his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Brad saw first hand the importance of ensuring proper support was in place for her. Having day to day home care support to help with meal preparation, cleaning, and companionship, and medication reminders significantly improved his dad’s quality of life. Later, Brad’s father was diagnosed with lewy body dementia parkinson’s disease.
As a caregiver to both of his parents at various times, he became aware of the challenges these conditions posed not only to his parents, but also the supporting family members. He found that often much of the care burden was on immediate family members as they struggled to support the parents while continuing to balance work and their own families.
Brad is passionate about the Home Matters’ mission to change the way home care is provided. Having experienced first hand the challenges of supporting an aging loved one, he understands the value of the Home Matters approach utilizing Nurse-Guided Care and well-trained care professionals to assist clients and their family members. “Having the right care plan can help extend life at home in a safer and more enjoyable way. That’s a cause I’m passionate about.”
Brad lives with his wife in Cincinnati. Their two sons are both college students now living away from home.
Carlee Clark is the Administrator for Home Matters Northern Kentucky. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Parks Administration with a major in Therapeutic Recreation, minor in American Sign Language. She has worked in healthcare since 2007 and served as a clinician and director in a variety of settings including, acute rehab, geri-psych, home and community based services, long term care, residential/long term care for those with intellectual disabilities and memory care. Carlee became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) in 2008 and also became a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) in 2017.
She became involved in BIANK/Bridges (brain injury support group) as a volunteer in the early 2000’s, and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2014. Carlee continues to volunteer as a Support Group Facilitator and serves on the Board of Directors for BIANK/Bridges, which serves the local brain injury community in the NKY, Southern OH and Southern IN regions. She was the recipient of the Clara B. Hughes Caregiver Award in 2017 and the Lisa Combs Horizon Award in 2019 through BIANK/BRIDGES.
Carlee’s passion for serving those in need, whether it be in a volunteer or professional capacity stems from her personal experience of helping her younger brother, who survived two traumatic brain injuries.