The people behind our home care

About SYNERGY HomeCare of Champlain Valley

SYNERGY HomeCare of Champlain Valley is owned and operated by Tina Neill, a long-time social worker, mother of two, and the daughter of a veteran.

Tina and her team of caregivers serve all residents throughout the Champlain Valley, including Chittenden, Addison, and Franklin counties. They are dedicated to providing these communities with a range of services including companion care, personalized in-home assistance, comprehensive veteran care programming, and specialized support for individuals managing chronic health conditions or recovering from illness or surgery.

Before taking over the Shelburne-based SYNERGY HomeCare office, Tina spent 17 years working with the aging population and people living with physical and developmental disabilities. She has always gravitated towards providing care to the people who need it most and is comfortable in any caregiving situation.

Although most of Tina’s professional career was already in the care industry, it was a family experience that pushed her towards becoming the owner of a SYNERGY HomeCare franchise. Tina’s father, a military veteran, returned home from service with cancer and later became paralyzed. Her family took over his caregiving responsibilities, and despite their best efforts, he still needed more services than what was locally available. The Neills were faced with the difficult decision of relocating their father to a VA-funded nursing facility, where they felt a disconnect from their loved one. After this experience, Tina swore to do everything in her power to help the rest of her community avoid facing similar challenges.

Tina’s relationship with her father has also inspired her to go above and beyond in providing care for military veterans. She places a heavy emphasis on SYNERGY HomeCare’s Veteran Care Program and is eager to help any local veterans access the care options they deserve.

SYNERGY HomeCare of Champlain Valley 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 provides assistance with bathing, dressing, using the toilet and other activities of daily life.

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!