Lighthouse Homecare was founded in 1999 to provide Homecare services to families in the Quad Cities and surrounding area. Over the years, we have helped countless families care for their loved ones, providing support and assistance to family members as they balance their home and professional lives.
As the owner of Lighthouse Homecare, I have spent much of my professional life helping families plan for the future and provide for their loved ones. I lost my father in 2012 and remember the concerns I had for my father’s failing health and well being during his struggle. This strengthened the desire to offer my experiences and enhance the quality of life of others. In 2014, I was honored to join the Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council as an advocate for Homecare while offering my experience and perspective for our Greater Iowa Chapter.
In 1991 I married Jennifer McNab, a teacher at Bettendorf Middle School, and have two wonderful sons, Jason and Ryan. Being an integral part of our community is very important to me, not only as a business owner, but also as a husband and father as well.
Lighthouse Homecare has one overriding principal: Enhancing Quality of Life Through Compassionate Care. This is the most important thing we can do to ensure the highest quality care in the Quad Cities.
If there is anything my compassionate staff or I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call. We are available 24 hours a day, every day.
Jen has been employed with Lighthouse since 2009. Prior to that she managed a family business for 12 years. She also worked as an administrative assistant for Industrial Engineering at UPS from 1997-2004. Her daughter Tajia is also employed at Lighthouse as a CNA. She will graduating shortly, and is planning to continue her education in the Medicine field. Jen has a strong passion towards all of her clients and caregivers.
Health Services Administrator
Beth Martinez professional career has taken her in a variety of directions. Upon returning to the Quad Cities, she worked as an Admissions Director for ManorCare. This is where she discovered her passion of being able to help seniors and their families. She recently served as a Community Outreach Advocate for GolderCare Solutions and Jamieson Long & Associates. Beth is excited to be working for Lighthouse Homecare as their Health Services Administrator. Beth is the RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) Advisory Council president and is highly respected by both her colleagues and the seniors she serves.
RN, Nurse Supervisor
Sally began her career in nursing her senior year of High School as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her enjoyment of working with geriatrics prompted her to attend Nursing School at Scott Community College to receive her ADN in 1984. She immediately joined the St. Lukes Hospital Cardiac Step-down Unit from 1984 to 1986. She then went to Chicago and spent the next 9 years working for the Chicago Home Health Services, the last 3 years as the RN Supervisor.
While her children were young she worked as an RN for Home Care Agency then moved backed to Iowa. During the next few years she took on paramedical insurance examinations in client’s homes to determine eligibility. Missing personal relationships with clients she joined the Petersen Commons team at the Marycrest Senior Housing and Assisted Living in 2006 as the RN Coordinator. She joined the Lighthouse team in July of 2009 and is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois.
Chris graduated with an RN degree from Black Hawk College. She has over two years experience in nursing at a local hospital and has two additional years experience working with the senior community as a CNA and service provider with the Fountains. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Advertising from Southern Illinois University. She has been involved in community organizations throughout her life and has a personal commitment to the healthcare community. As a longtime advocate of heath promotion, Chris believes each person can live up to their full potential, no matter what their age or disability.
Chris has two wonderful children and is blessed with a fabulous son-in-law and daughter-in-law. She is also enjoying her new role as grandmother to a precious granddaughter, Evelyn.