About SYNERGY HomeCare of Tualatin

SYNERGY HomeCare of Tualatin is owned and operated by Carolyne and Nickson Achienza, first-generation immigrants from Kenya. Carolyne has spent the last 15 years in the health care industry, and they both regularly give back to marginalized communities in their home country.

Carolyne received her master’s degree in health care management from the Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Medicine, which eventually led to her spending over a decade in leadership positions with nationally recognized health care organizations. In her managerial roles, Carolyne led her team in guiding innovation, operation, project management and employee training and development. 

In addition to the time she spent in health care management, the Achienzas have also dedicated a significant amount of their time towards giving back to the underserved communities in and around the Portland area, as well as several villages in Kenya. Some of their efforts have included founding a non-profit international ministry, creating programs of sustainability for the community and planting churches, one of which is at the largest refugee camp in Africa. 

As a couple that has already devoted a significant amount of time and energy to serving their communities, transitioning into ownership in the home care industry was a very natural decision. With the SYNERGY HomeCare business, they are now free to fully dedicate themselves to a career of service, which has been their natural calling throughout their adult life.  

SYNERGY HomeCare of Tualatin’s motto is “I CARE.” Its service is individualized, compassionate, attentive, aware of each individual’s unique needs and empathetic towards the cause of improving quality of life.

The company provides a wide range of non-medical care options. Companion care includes assistance with cooking, shopping, running errands, light housekeeping and other tasks that allow clients to live independently. Personal care services provide assistance with bathing, dressing, using the toilet and other activities of daily life. 

The Achienzas’ ultimate vision is to assist clients in maintaining their independence and achieving the best quality of life possible from the comfort of their own homes or residents. 

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!