Spectrum Staffing & Home Care first opened its doors in 2014 under the leadership of Denise Feeney, who recognized a growing need for medical staffing in Maine.
In 2020, Denise passed the reigns over to Nichole and Ron Lessard, her daughter and son-in-law, in an effort to rebuild and refocus on the growth of the company.
Nichole and Ron's extensive experience in the medical field spans over two decades, which has included working directly with the elderly population of Greater Portland as personal caregivers, in facility administration, and in business growth and retention. They both value the importance of family and share a passion for providing the elderly with the vital, compassionate care that they deserve, and look forward to continuously developing meaningful relationships within the community they serve. You can count on the Lessards to be available, approachable, and a knowledgeable resource in an industry they know can be intimidating to those who are navigating it for the first time.
You'll find more family working in our office. Nichole's brother, Joshua, our Facility and Staffing Manager/inhouse matchmaker, plays an integral role in onboarding caregivers and matching our clients with the healthcare professionals that meet their specific needs. Chances are that if you're a current or future client or team member, you'll become well acquainted with him if you aren't already.
Above all, we know we're nothing without our reliable team of caregivers. We expect the best so you can too. We take pride in that and we know our business depends on it. Our clients and families can always expect that we'll honor our commitment to provide compassionate caregivers that are understanding, respectful, fully qualified and vetted, with extensive experience providing care. We truly believe that the best caregivers care like family. With that in mind, we carefully select our caregivers through a rigorous screening process, which involves at minimum a comprehensive interview and extensive background check, including review of state and national registries, license and certification checks, criminal history, and diligent personal and professional reference checks. Providing continuing education to our staff, a focused approach on dementia training in particular, sets us apart from other places.
Co-owner Nichole's stepfather played a huge role in fostering her and her siblings' early interest in serving the elderly. Before he passed away in the summer of 2019, he told his family to remember him whenever they saw an apple. When Nichole and her sister set off on the task of creating a meaningful logo upon acquisition of this company, nothing made more sense than honoring the memory of the man who helped develop an entire family's interest in elder care by incorporating an apple into their design. You can find a picture of the man affectionately known to most as Pa, Bob, or Mr. Feeney on our home page.