The CarePlus Staff
Tom Najjar is the founder and Owner of CarePlus Home Health, Inc. Tom graduated from Florida State University with a business degree in hospitality administration; he spent several years working in hotels and managing various restaurants in the DC Metro area. Using his hospitality experience, he embarked on a new career working in the eldercare community.
Tom saw the need for affordable, quality services that considered each client’s unique needs, thus personalizing the care provided. As a result, in 1995, he launched CarePlus Home Health. Tom had the opportunity to personally utilize his staff when his own father needed care in the last months of his life. Tom looks to provide his clients with an exceptional high standard of customer service.
Carolyn Sweeney joined CarePlus in 2015 as the Director of Operations. Carolyn comes with over 30 years of private duty and Medicare Home Care operations experience and Hospital Administration experience. Prior to coming to CarePlus she was the Director of Assisted Living at Kensington Park, was the Vice President of Operations for LifeMatters for 6 years and worked for Suburban Hospital within the Cardio Pulmonary unit for 16 years. Carolyn has spent over twenty five years volunteering and holding board positions for a variety of non-profit organizations, including: Alzheimer’s Board of the National Capital Area, ASSISST, GROWS, The Support Center and Family Services. When asked what makes her most proud to work for CarePlus Home Health Inc.: “The quality of the caring field staff that we hire and place in
the homes of our clients.”
Carolyn received degrees in Respiratory Therapy and Health Care Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. She lives in Germantown with her son Sean. In her spare time Carolyn enjoys fishing, sailing and anything near the water and gardening with her son.
Andrew Ryan joined CarePlus Home Health Inc. in 2014 as the Client Care Manager and works with prospective and current clients ensuring our high customer service standards are being upheld. Andrew earned his B.A. In Public Policy from Northeastern University and brings 15 years of customer service experience, including working within the healthcare field for 10 years for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Massachusetts. After relocating to Maryland, Andrew worked for Potomac Community Resources helping young adults with Cerebral Palsy and two senior citizen communities: Sunrise Senior Living of Rockville and Kensington Park Retirement Community. Andrew offers compassion and personal experience due to his parents passing away from health complications during his college years. He also became the primary caregiver and Power of Attorney, for his Grandfather, who was diagnosed with Dementia and later Alzheimer’s. When asked what makes you most proud to work for CarePlus Home Health Inc.: “Ensuring our families are treated and receive the level of care I would expect for my own family.” Andrew, has lived in Germantown for five years and when he’s not working enjoys spending time traveling and going on new adventures with his family: Kristen (wife), Donnie (son), his two dogs Lucy and Josie and turtle Crush, playing video games and watching sports.