Our Home Care Management Team
passionate - responsive - experienced
Co-Founder: Margery Cahoon Parker
Prior to co-founding Cahoon Care Associates, Margery worked for nearly 30 years as a health care industry analyst and portfolio manager for Boston investment firms, including Evergreen and Putnam Investments. She worked closely with senior health care management teams to identify their business strategies, best practices, and new growth strategies.
With an appreciation for the changing opportunities and challenges in the health care industry, as well as relevant business experience, she and several family members decided to leverage their experience and start Cahoon Care Associates. The mission for Cahoon Care is to service our elderly community and provide them with a level of comforting quality in home care that one would expect from their own family.
Margery currently serves on the Board for the North and South Rivers Watershed Association. She is a member of the Ellsworth, Maine Chamber of Commerce and The Senior Service Network of Boston South. Margery has a BA in Biology from Wellesley College and an MBA in finance from Babson College.
Co-Founder: Carolyn J. Parker
In 2010, recognizing the immense need for quality home care for seniors, Carolyn Parker co-founded Cahoon Care Associates. Her desire to help seniors live life to the fullest at home, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, made the concept of a home care agency with a personal touch the perfect solution.
With over 25 years of experience in elder care, Carolyn has managed and worked directly with seniors in a variety of settings, including several nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and private homes. She has worked closely with elderly clients and families, managing and advocating on issues associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia, higher-quality standards, elder depression, nutrition and hydration, isolation, behavioral issues, home management, home safety, and end-of-life care.
She has directly trained and supervised nursing assistants on subjects including proper body mechanics, ADLs, transferring and ambulation, detecting and reacting to signs of distress and medication reaction, vital signs, Intake and output documentation, universal precautions, wound care, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and caregiver burnout.
Cory Parker Alexandre joined Cahoon Care Associates in 2015 as human resources/training specialist and caregiver recruiter. In her new role, Cory is responsible for ensuring that the caregiver has the right credentials, training, and support to provide the best home care services for their clients.
Cory has over 20 years of professional experience in management, ranging from corporate facilities to human resources. Over her career she has served as both human resources specialist and manager, with a focus on hiring quality personnel in a demanding workplace environment. Energized by her immersion into the in-home care industry, she brings a creative approach and problem-solving attitude to every situation.
Prior to joining CCA, Cory was the owner/proprietor of her own landscape design business, which she founded in 2001. Cory has a BS in Landscape Architecture from UMass Amherst.
Sara’s innate instinct to nurture and care for others became clear early in her life. From her school-aged years involving herself in outreach work, to her postgraduation year of service with City Year Corps — working in Boston’s inner-city schools with at-risk students, and participating in community outreach work. Sara’s connection to working with and caring for those in the community intensified. Sara then became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and turned her focus to providing emergency care for the patients at Emerson Hospital in the Emergency Department and hospitalwide as a cardiac technician. Sara received her degree in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts Boston. For the next 6+ years, Sara engrossed herself battling the rising Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders/Addiction population in both residential and outpatient settings.
Looking to broaden her direct care spectrum, Sara joined the staff of Cahoon Care Associates in 2011, providing direct care for clients. Finding a great fit with the Cahoon Care team, Sara transitioned to full time as a care manager. Working with a team-based approach, Sara manages teams of caregivers providing 24-hour direct care for clients in their homes and other dwellings. Sara provides overall care management for Cahoon Care clients, ensuring all aspects of daily living and medical needs are addressed and monitored, affording client’s access to a quality of life in their choice of settings and peace of mind for their families.