Trusted Like Family Home Care was founded in 2018 to fill a gap in client service and client care that existed within Worcester County’s in-home care services market. We were founded on a simple premise - no one should have to sacrifice quality client service in order to get great care.
Like many areas of the country, our local market for in-home care services is split between small independent providers and the local offices of national franchises. Small providers often provide a high quality of care, but don’t always meet expectations in terms of client service. Franchises typically provide client service based on an established national model, but with overburdened caregivers, sometimes come up short in meeting client care expectations. Trusted Like Family Home Care was founded to combine the best aspects of both the locally owned and nationally franchised home care models – providing both outstanding care and service to our clients and their families.
After extensively researching the national and local markets for in-home care, Mike identified this gap in the market, and saw the need for a better model of providing in-home care. Mike completed a nearly 20-year career in consulting during 2017, having provided market analysis expertise to some of the world’s largest technology firms. This work, combined with additional years spent at National Grid and the Gillette subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, gave him unique insight in understanding consumer needs and how to fulfill them. Another key skill Mike developed during his years of work experience, was how to hire and manage great individuals, and build them into great teams. Mike looks forward to helping you with all of your in-home care needs, and showing you how our talented and care-focused team can make all the difference!
Mike earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration from Boston University, and in his spare time enjoys golfing, sailing, gardening, reading, and spending time with his family. Mike currently serves in several volunteer roles at St. James Parish in Grafton, and recently completed a two-year term on the Leadership Team of the St. Mary School Parents Association in Shrewsbury.
Mike Braun - President and Owner
Elizabeth “Lisa” Powers is a third generation nurse, with many family members also in the healthcare professions. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and her Masters in Nursing Science with a focus on Gerontology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Lisa began her nursing career working with the elderly at East Boston Neighborhood Healthcare Center. She worked there for a year before accepting a clinical research position at the Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. At MGH, she managed clinical research studies examining the effects of eating disorders on bone health. After three and a half years at MGH, Lisa moved on to Interventional Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Lisa spent a little over three years in this role, after which she took time off to tend to her family. In 2014, Lisa began working as a school nurse at St. Mary School in Shrewsbury. Lisa is thrilled to now be serving as Director of Nursing at Trusted Like Family Home Care, as it enables her to return to her first love in nursing - caring for the elderly.
In 2017, Lisa was elected a Trustee of the Shrewsbury Public Library, and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Library Trustees. She has also served as an Elected Shrewsbury Town Meeting member since 2013. In Lisa’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves reading, skiing, cooking, travel, and playing the piano.
Elizabeth “Lisa” Powers - Director of Nursing