The people behind our home care


If you’ve been searching for a home care agency for your care or your loved one’s care, then you know there is a sea of sameness in the dozens of home care choices, making it difficult to actually choose one. And we know that can be frustrating.

Shad and Melissa Sleeth Owners

Shad and Melissa were married in 2007, 6 months after meeting and have been together ever since. Shad, a Peoria native, ran the western region for real estate franchising system when they met in CO. They moved back to Peoria and shortly after they had 2 children, a girl and a boy. The mountains called them back to Colorado where Shad grew a staffing company to 4000+ employees and won the Best of Staffing award 6 consecutive years from clients and employees alike.

But, Shad and Melissa were drawn to the Home Care Industry from their shared experiences with both of their fathers. Shad's father developed ALS, while Melissa's father with long term diabetes and dementia. The idea of home care was introduced with the difficulties of being multiple States away and a busy life with pre-teen activities.

With Shad’s mom still in Peoria and both Shad and Melissa determined to explore a career move that provided them with a sense of purpose and giving back, the Sleeth’s decided to move back and purchase Synergy HomeCare. As of mid-year 2022 they made the decision to make the move back to Peoria IL with the opportunity to make a difference in the home care industry. They are excited to join the Synergy family and help educate the Peoria and surrounding communities on the benefits of home care and the critical element of “helping people stay independent wherever they may call home”.

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!