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
|Emily has found her passion in Care Management and enjoys guiding and empowering clients to be a part of the process. She has over 13 years of experience in nursing and the health care industry. Emily earned her Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Washington and is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Wound Care Associate. Her clinical career has included time specializing in Dementia care, wound care, G.I. care, and infusions, as well as working as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Fire Department. Emily joined the Fedelta Home Care family thanks to our shared goal of helping to create an enriching, safe, and caring environment for those in need. Emily is excited to make a positive difference in our clients lives.|
Anna has over 10 years of experience in the industry. She is a Licensed Social Worker Associate, Chronic Care Health Coach, and is certified in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice. Anna earned a Bachelor's in Social Welfare, as well as a Master's in Gerontology Social Work from the University of Washington. Anna chose Fedelta for the opportunity to truly connect one-on-one with her clients and their families, as well as to assist them in having the most positive aging experience possible through Fedelta's Care Management programs. Anna's experience in the industry includes time as a Caregiver, Program Manager, IT Specialist, Research Assistant, and assisting with the Program to Enhance Active Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS).
“Our Fedelta team, headed up by world class care manager Anna Dronen, has been a godsend. Four months ago, my 94 year old mother-in-law with severe dementia fell and needed 24 hour care. Fedelta was recommended to us by a social worker at Evergreen Senior Health. Since we are away from the area much of the year, Anna has coordinated everything from doctors’ appointments, identifying the specific caregiver skills that Fedelta needs their caregivers to provide, home health care oversight, coaching/support info for the family and independent caregiver and even took on an insurance appeal that we won.” – Mary M. 2016
Christian earned a MSW with a focus in gerontology from the University of Washington and is also a Licensed Social Work Associate and Independent Clinical (LSWAIC). Christian has several decades of experience in management, customer service, and relationship building. He is passionate about helping seniors age with dignity and respect. Christian cares deeply about social justice and protecting vulnerable populations, such as the aging LGBTQ community. Keeping families together has always been incredibly important to him and he looks forward to connecting with clients and their families.
Michelle is licensed as a Registered Nurse who attended one of the best nursing schools in the country. Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of Washington. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an honor society for nursing. Michelle has over five years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. Michelle worked at a hospital on the cardio-thoracic floor for over two years. During her time there she received advanced training in providing care for patients undergoing heart transplant, heart surgery, and heart failure. These were fragile patients in intense situations. Michelle also provided nursing consultations and care for a residential rehabilitation center. Her primary residents were those with developmental disorders of all ages. She supported them in their coordination of medical care and found avenues to empower her residents. She gained experience in mental health, behavioral challenges, and chronic diseases. Many of her residents had difficulty with verbal expression. However, she addressed their needs by examining the entire situation. Michelle aims to help empower her patients and provide compassionate care. Michelle will go to great lengths to provide individualized care no matter what barriers 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.
Donna has over seventeen years of invaluable experience in Care Management and nursing. Donna earned her Associate's degree in Nursing from Pacific Union College, before working as an ICU nurse for eight years. She has over nine years of experience as an RN Care Manager in a hospital setting. She also volunteered for two years as a nurse for her local community and church in California. She is excited to be involved in the Home Care and Care Management industry and looks forward to assisting our clients and their families.
Sheri has over 23 years of experience in long term care, home care, care management, and nursing. She is a specialist in Dementia care, Diabetes care, wound management, Heart Disease care, end-of-life comfort and care, bowel care, medication administration, IV care, and infection control. She is dedicated to educating our clients about disease management and prevention, as well as supporting families through the process of end-of-life care. Her goal is to keep our clients healthy, safe, and in the comfort of their own homes. Sheri also provides our caregivers with further education and training.
|Patricia has over 12 years of experience working in skilled nursing facilities, memory care units, adult family homes, and home care agencies. She has been a Lead Caregiver for the past 4 years and a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 8 years. Patricia is also Nurse Delegated and Diabetes Delegated. She is an expert at handling client crises by being a calm and compassionate professional. Patricia has found her passion through her work as a CNA and looks forward to providing outstanding care to clients and their families.|
Olivia, our MSW Practicum Intern, is currently working towards her Master's in Social Work from the University of Washington and is expected to graduate in 2018. Olivia is shadowing Anna Dronen, MSW Care Manager, and looks forward to learning valuable, hands-on experience during her time with Fedelta Home Care. Olivia graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a degree in Communicology, as well as volunteered for WorldTeach before becoming a teacher for several years. We're looking forward to teaching Olivia about the Home Care and Care Management industry.
Meet our Community Relations Team
|Danielle has over 18 years of experience in the industry and has found her passion through helping those in crisis. She earned a BA in Sociology, as well as a Certificate in Social Work from Washington State University. Danielle has been endorsed and recognized within the industry for her efforts in community outreach, case management, social work, crisis intervention, home health, hospice care, hospital liaison work, and assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Danielle's extensive background includes time as a SNF and Medical Social Worker, Director of Social Work, Admissions Coordinator, Discharge Planner, Washington State agency-affiliated counselor, Hospice Liaison, and Medicare-certified Home Health Liaison.|
Joy has over eight years of experience in long-term care administration management and has found her passion through helping seniors remain safe and independent. Joy completed certificates in both Care Management and Gerontology, as well as a Bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound. She is a Fellow of LeadingAge Washington Leadership Institute and has volunteered with Sound Generations. Before joining the Fedelta Home Care family, Joy served as the Resident Services Director and Executive Assistant at a local Continuing Care Retirement Community, where she advocated for seniors as their care needs grew, providing peace of mind, guidance, and expertise. Over the past several years, Joy has been advocating throughout various care settings for a family member living with Alzheimer's Disease, which has only deepened her passion for helping seniors. Joy is valued in the community as a trusted and competent advisor for seniors and their families, offering compassion and first-hand experience in navigating long-term care solutions.
Meet our Care Coordination Team
Yvette has over 10 years of experience in the Staffing/Recruiting industry and has always had a passion for helping others. At Fedelta, Yvette oversees all coordination and staffing efforts between our clients, caregivers, and care managers in the greater Seattle area. Finding the right fit for both our clients and caregivers, as well as ensuring that all clients receive outstanding care are just a few of Yvettes many strong suits.
Shelby has over 3 years of experience leading volunteer groups at a veterans home, an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia facility, and an Independent Living facility. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Chico State University. Shelby chose to join the Fedelta Home Care Family in order to help vulnerable populations receive the care they need.
Katy has over 5 years of experience as a CNA and an extensive background in home care. She has specialized in Dementia care, caregiver training, human resources, and scheduling. Katy earned a Bachelor's in Science 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.
Meet our Human Resources Team
Scott has over 10 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. Scott earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from the City University of Seattle. He is working towards becoming a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and expects to be certified in June 2017. Scott ensures that Fedelta Home Care attracts and retains the very best employees in the industry.
Anusha graduated from University of Washington Bothell with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications. She worked as an Individual Support Counselor for 4 years with individuals with developmental disabilities. Anusha has always had a desire to help others and is passionate about coordinating our clients with the right caregivers to meet their needs.
Shukri earned her Bachelors degree in Health Informatics and Health Information Management from the University of Washington. She is an experienced Health Information Administrator and has an exceptional understanding of HIPAA and compliance regulations.
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 boards.
Ariana has over ten years of payroll experience and earned a certificate from Lake Washington Tech. Ariana chose Fedelta Home Care because she values being a part of an organization that truly cares about their clients, their clients' families, and the community.