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Home Care Providers Team in Fort Collins, CO

Elliot Lekawa, Owner


During his 39 year career in healthcare, Elliot has spent all of that time working directly with caregivers and providing a variety of services to senior adults. He has directed healthcare teams across multiple states and up to 15 locations. This diversity of geography coupled with the vast majority of the professionals he has been able to work with side by side has enable him to share his experiences to ensure optimal outcomes for those adults in the most vulnerable stage in their lives. These experiences reflect the desire and passion to serve and positively impact others and their quality of life.

Elliot started Talem Home Care & Placement Services in Fort Collins, Colorado to be able to apply his passion for serving others along with his leadership experience to guide his Talem team in providing that same compassionate and personalized care to seniors, while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones. Elliot is married to his lovely wife, Chonci, and couldn’t be prouder of his five children, and his 7 grandchildren. When he isn’t working, Elliot enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching College Basketball, Professional Football, and truly enjoys reading.

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Samantha Ruth


Samantha Ruth was born, raised, and educated in Ohio, receiving her Bachelor degree from the University of Cincinnati. After college, she turned her attention to health care, working with the Opiate Addiction Recovery Services in Cincinnati, OH. However, her love for outdoors and adventure was so strong, she moved to Fort Collins, CO in 2013. Since her transition to Fort Collins, she continued her health care pursuit and worked with various medical teams including UC Health Heart Center of the Rockies, Vitality Home Health, Phoenix Home Care, and currently, Talem Home Care. It was her early health care career job opportunities that made her realize she had a passion and desire to serve others, so she decided to specialize with home health care.

Samantha has worked with Talem Home Care since 2019 as the Administrator of the Broomfield Office. She is currently a Certified Senior Advisor. With her previous office, field, management, and marketing experience, she has the passion, commitment, and leadership experience to deliver the highest level of heartfelt care for seniors that Talem Home Care aspires to achieve. Since their beginning in 2013, Talem Home Care continues to provide a high level of quality care and service empowering seniors to experience the full joy of living while enhancing their quality of life in their later years.

As Samantha manages the Fort Collins office business and team, her focus will be on hiring professionals who can consistently and reliably deliver heartfelt care for others and have the ability to offer professional and friendly care for seniors who need support.  She will be committed to ensure that Talem Home Care delivers cost-effective optimum care for all concerned.

When she is not attending to the Talem office, Samantha enjoys living a healthy and balanced life with her loved ones, friends, and pets.  If she is not relaxing at her Fort Collins home, she will likely be found somewhere outside in one of the many beautiful Colorado mountains and parks either camping, hiking, climbing, biking, kayaking, etc.  Samantha also loves to travel and has been to Thailand, Iceland, London and Croatia where she enjoys experiencing different lifestyles, people, cultures, sights and cuisine.

Eilis Minogue-Rose

Care Coordinator

Eilis and her family are newer to Fort Collins, having moved here in September 2020 from Maryland.  Having a love for the outdoors and for family, she enjoys anything from hiking to family game night on her spare time.  Growing up Eilis lived between Ireland, the US Virgin Island (St. Thomas) and Connecticut, which made for an exciting childhood.  As she entered her teenager years, her family settled down in Maryland to be near her grandparents. This is where her love for patient care began, as she spent her summers working with her grandmother who was a prominent doctor in Maryland and her mom who was a Registered Nurse. She loved getting to know each patient and helping them to receive the best care possible. Eilis has worked in several areas of medicine, from managing a veterinary clinic at the young age of 18yrs old, working at the hospital or outpatient lab as a certified phlebotomist, to now being at Talem Home Care of Fort Collins, she has loved every step along the way. She has a loving/caring heart and landed on Home Care due to letting people stay in the comfort of their own home. Eilis looks forward to continuing her education and knowledge in the home care field, and helping as many people as we can.

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