We Take Care of Family
At Fedelta, we are known for the personal touch in the care we provide.
"Fedelta is an Italian word that means 'trust, care and compassion,' which honors the memory and heritage of my late grandmother, Theresa. It’s what you can expect from me and the entire Fedelta Home Care family."
Where it all began
As a young boy, Steve watched as his family struggled to care for his beloved, Italian grandmother, Theresa. While everyone wanted to keep her at home, they were simply overwhelmed by the task. Due to a lack of options in home care at that time, my family had no choice but to place Theresa in a nursing home.
"My family and my grandmother were heartbroken. It was not the solution anyone wanted," Steve recalls. "My grandmother and I were very close, and I wish that I could have something to help her stay at home. Sadly, she lived in a nursing home the last 18 months of her life."
Steve graduated Cum Laude from Hamlin University and became an expert in organizational development. Steve built a highly successful career helping Fortune 500 companies with best of breed practices. But he always felt something was missing. "My work was not personally fulfilling," he explains. "My experience with my grandmother had always stuck with me, and I felt strongly pulled toward home care."
Steve took steps toward purchasing a home care franchise. But the company's training program convinced him that a chain was not for him. "The personal and business principles I believe in are at odds with the franchise way of doing things," he explains. "I realized I wanted to start my own company." Steve now knows that his purpose in life is to help others care for their aging family members at home.
Steve Meyer created Fedelta in 2004, with the goal of offering a better way for aging people to live at home for as long as possible, and to live their way. Fedelta has grown steadily since then, expanding its services and offerings providing solutions for all clients. Today, Steve proudly serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington, The Washington Home Care Association, and NEST.
The company's name, Fedelta, honors Steve's grandmother, Theresa. "Fedelta is an Italian word that means trust, care and compassion," he explains. "It's a tribute to my grandmother, and it describes the way we do business. It's what you can expect from me and the entire Fedelta Home Care family.
Meet our Care Management Team
Christian earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on gerontology from the University of Washington in 2016. Christian is a licensed social worker and a member of the Aging Life Care Association as an Associate Care Manager.
Through his work with a local non-profit and EvergreenHealth outpatient services, Christian has extensive experience serving elders within the community. He has coordinated numerous services across the Greater Seattle Area to promote independence, wellness, socialization, and life-long learning for seniors. Christian understands the crucial role of caregivers and believes when a caregiver works with a client, they are also working with the client’s entire family. After partnering with clients and identifying their life stressors and strengths, Christian strives to connect them with the appropriate community support services that meet their bio-psychosocial needs. In addition to community efforts, he is skilled in navigating the healthcare system and helps clients access free or low-cost health insurance coverage every day.
Christian believes everyone has the right to a dignified, comfortable, and fully self-expressed life, especially those in need of medical and outpatient care. An individual’s self-determination and goals are strong components of that belief, and they structure the unique type of care each person deserves. Aging is a standard part of life and many of us will come to depend on others for care. The way in which we support and care for the older adult population should be one that recognizes their strengths, respects and wishes, warranting a dignified existence through end of life.
Christian is passionate about ensuring seniors age with dignity and respect. He cares deeply about social justice and protecting vulnerable populations, especially the aging LGBTQ community. Christian looks forward to partnering with clients and their families.
In his free time, Christian enjoys cooking (and eating), visiting his parents, siblings and nephews, and spending as much time as he can with his sweetie, Alex.
Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of Washington in 2011, one of the best nursing schools in the country. Michelle has over six years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. She is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association as an Associate Care Manager.
Michelle’s experience started out at a hospital on the cardio-thoracic floor. During her time there, she received advanced training in providing care for patients undergoing heart transplants, heart surgeries, and heart failure, in which patients were receiving a substantial level of care within an intense environment.
Michelle also provided nursing consultations and care for a local residential rehabilitation center. The primary residents were those with developmental disorders of all ages, and Michelle supported their medical care and coordination, and found opportunities to empower the residents’ independence. Michelle gained valuable experience caring for patients with mental health issues, behavioral challenges, and chronic diseases. Many of the residents also had difficulty with verbal expression; however, Michelle was able to address their needs by examining more than verbal language and investigating their surroundings and connecting with residents one-on-one. Michelle aims to empower her patients and provide them with compassionate care. She is a firm believer in chronic disease management.
Michelle will go to great lengths to provide individualized care no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. Whether her clients need a quick wound patch, or an advocate in the doctor’s office, Michelle brings professionalism and passion to her clients and their families.
Michelle grew up in Washington, and in her free time, she enjoys caring for her two young children.
TracyJo has many years of experience in the healthcare and management industries. She has held a variety of esteemed positions within Fedelta, including starting out as a caregiver, as well as care coordination. Empathy, compassion, and loyalty are three traits which TracyJo would use to describe herself, and she strives to ensure those attributes are reflected in the work she does with caregivers and clients. She seizes the opportunity to endure any challenge that may confront her, and her independent initiative allows her to achieve success and satisfaction. One of TracyJo’s favorite aspects of Fedelta is that it feels like an intimate, family environment in which she enjoys “treating everyone with the same respect as she would with her own family members.” TracyJo was born and raised in Washington, loves animals and children, and rides her motorcycle on weekends.
Eva is a 1st-year practicum student for the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. Her passion working with older populations began in California, where she became a primary caregiver for her grandmother, prior and during home hospice. She is interested in pursuing a dual MSW/MPH (Master in Public Health) degree in order to combine her social service fieldwork experience and mixed methods research. She is a bilingual first generation Latina dedicated to implement culturally-competent elder care. For fun, she enjoys playing indoor soccer, singing karaoke, and eating freshly-baked cookies!
Kayleigh is a 1st-year practicum student in the MSW program at UW, with a focus on elder care. Growing up, she saw how much personalized care helped her grandfather be healthy and happy for years after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis; it inspired her to pursue a career as a home caregiver, to continue spreading this idea to more senior care communities and practices. In her spare time, she loves to sew clothing, learn new crafts, and make more durable toys for her two destructive cats.
Meet our Community Relations Team
|Katie studied nursing at Everett Community College and has over eight years of medical industry experience working at Providence Hospital in their Transitional Care Unit. During her time with the Hospital, Katie realized her passion for home care and started working for Providence Hospice of Seattle. Katie's most recent experience includes working for a home medical equipment company as Clinical Liaison. Her personal mission is to serve the local community and advocate for patients to stay in their homes. Katie is largely driven by the opportunities that home care can bring for patient independence, which equally resemble Fedelta’s core values.|
Meet our Care Coordination Team
Miranda Laux-Corrigan is Fedelta's Intake Coordinator. Miranda has several years of experience within the home care industry and most recently worked with Seattle Children’s Hospital in Laboratory Administration. She also has firsthand experience as a Scheduling Manager. Miranda received her Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology and Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University.
Lindsey is passionate about matching our caregivers and clients to find a great fit.
Katy has over five years of experience as a CNA and an extensive background in home care. She specializes in Dementia care, caregiver training, human resources, and scheduling. Katy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double minor in Exercise Physiology and Child Development before becoming a CNA. She plans to pursue a Nursing degree in the near future.
Deborah has over 19 years of staffing experience in the health care industry. She earned a certificate in Medical Office Management from Concorde Career Institute.
Iris was a CNA caregiver with Fedelta Home Care before joining our Care Coordination team. Iris holds a CNA Certificate and a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Meet our Human Resources Team
Scott has over 10 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from City University of Seattle. He is working toward becoming a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and expects to be certified by Fall 2017. Scott ensures Fedelta Home Care continues to attract and retain the best employees in the industry.
Allison earned her MPA from the University of Washington and has over three years of Human Resources and administration experience. She has worked with several home care agencies as well as a low-income healthcare clinic. Allison ensures Fedelta Home Care complies with the most rigorous local and federal healthcare standards, and values being part of a company committed to quality care.
Raquel is an experienced HR professional who is passionate about the home care industry. She has experienced family members and friends in need of caregiving or hospice and knows how important it is to show love, genuine kindness, compassion, and respect. Raquel enjoys being able to bring a smile to someone’s day.
Meet our Accounting Team
Jerry brings decades of experience in both health care and accounting to Fedelta Home Care. He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Puget Sound. Jerry also serves on several non-profit organizational boards.