About SYNERGY HomeCare of Bradenton

SYNERGY HomeCare of Bradenton serves the residents of Bradenton and the surrounding areas.

The company provides a wide variety of non-medical care options, from companion care and personal care to specialized care for people with chronic health conditions or recovering from illness or surgery. SYNERGY of HomeCare of Bradenton also serves clients living with developmental, intellectual, physical, or behavioral challenges, while also providing child care, backup care, and assistance for expecting families. This expanded focus aligns with SYNERGY HomeCare’s differentiating approach in their “care for everyone.”

The company is owned and operated by Ken and Bernadette Gregson, who have a long history of serving and caring for others. Ken is an Air Force veteran and local pastor; Bernadette served as a full-time caregiver for the couple’s son Matthew, who has autism, until he moved to an adult living community and is on the Board of Directors of Joyful Friends Programs, a nonprofit they started to serve the special needs community.

The Gregsons needed help with Matthew as he was growing up, giving them their first real glimpse into the world of in-home care, which served to foster their commitment to the cause. “We know from first-hand experience how essential in-home services and respite care are for the whole family’s well-being,” says Ken.

They understand that every family’s needs differ and have developed their own spin on the Golden Rule. Instead of treating others the way you want to be treated, the Gregsons want to treat others the way they want to be treated. “Because you will want to be treated differently than I do.”

All their experiences have taught them that the quality of care directly depends on the quality of the caregiver. They are committed to becoming the employer of choice for caregivers, offering even part-time team members a great benefits package, enabling them to provide the best caregivers in the area.

Ken had spent eight years in the Air Force as a Life Support and Survival trainer. Since then, he was a key leader in Sales Operations, Learning & Performance at AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive dealership company. While he was at AutoNation, he served on the Board of Directors of a large nonprofit that served the special needs community. He eventually became his own boss, opening his own consulting business. Most recently, Ken has continued his commitment to service by becoming the pastor at Central Christian Church, whose community also places heavy emphasis on assisting those with special needs. It was Ken’s experience here that eventually inspired the Gregsons to start a nonprofit organization specifically meant to serve children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, which was the gateway to the family’s discovery of SYNERGY.
Like Ken, Bernadette also has her own extensive background in providing service to others. In addition to caring for both of her children, Bernadette was also working in a full-time administrative role at AutoNation over the past 20 years. In her role as Service department Warranty Administrator, Bernadette learned the ins and outs of business administration which she will now put into practice while she manages the day-to-day operations of SYNERGY HomeCare of Bradenton. During her time at AutoNation, Bernadette joined Ken in his involvement with the Central Christian Church, where she organized programs and provided proper hospitality for the church-going special needs community. She also frequently volunteers at Joyful Friends Programs helping to take care of the children participating in their day camps.
Thanks to their time spent caring for Matthew and getting involved with charitable organizations, the Gregsons have fostered a passion for serving not only older adults and disabled residents of their community, but also the developmentally and intellectually challenged.

Our promise to you: care that moves you

Life is in constant motion. From the time we smile our first smile, ride our first bike, find our first home or embrace our first grandchild, it just keeps moving. And a moving life is a full one. But sometimes, life can take a turn that slows us down, or even stops us in our tracks. That’s where SYNERGY HomeCare comes in. To keep the basic needs of your life effortlessly moving forward. So you can focus on what moves you and get the most out of every day.

We guide with purpose

We take a strong lead with a kind hand in what can be a stressful, uncertain time in your life. By charting an assured course and making certain that you and your family members understand what’s happening, we can keep you comfortable every step of the way.

Great care comes from confidence, and confidence is contagious. We know what we’re doing and we’re always striving to do it better. One of the things we do best is relate to people on a personal level. And when you do something well, it breeds confidence. In you, and everyone around you. That’s why our clients, employees and franchise owners are so confident, too.

How we do it:

  • We serve beyond the job description.
  • We approach the job with a sense of adventure and purpose.
  • We take ownership and responsibility over results.
  • We quickly spot new opportunities for improvement and act on them.

We know individual people have individual needs

What we do:

We listen and ask questions. That’s the best way to learn how to impact an individual’s life. That’s how we do it. And that’s why we are recognized as an organization that shows an unwavering commitment to understanding people’s needs and providing the care option that best adapts to those needs. This is how we keep you and your life moving forward by being intuitively personal.

How we do it:

  • We approach every encounter with compassion, personality and positive energy.
  • We inspire others through words.
  • We are curious. We ask questions and listen to what’s unspoken.
  • We help you set goals. We make you feel as though we are walking with you on your care journey.


Life moves in one direction – forward. No matter your circumstances, SYNERGY HomeCare steps in with effective, comforting, life-affirming care that moves people emotionally and physically forward, from personal assistance and companionship to live-in and even family caregiver respite. We provide full support for fuller lives. Ultimately, we create a feeling of forward momentum, not just in lives but also in the home care industry.

Whether you’re a high-octane octogenarian who just needs a hand, someone confined to bed who needs a little more help, or a person dealing with lifelong disabilities who needs someone to walk beside them on their journey, we’re here to care with whole hearts and open arms.

We know you have questions. And we have answers. When the time is right for you, we would be honored to speak with you. We listen!