At The Homeplace, residents experience a level of care beyond their physical needs alone. Our community is designed to promote physical, emotional and social wellness, serving our residents with opportunities to engage daily in meaningful pursuits. We base our standard of care on personal relationships between residents and staff, getting to know each individual and caring for them as if they were our own family. These relationships help us to personalize the details of our residents’ care plans, activities, meals and other services, but most importantly, they allow us to truly enhance lives.
Everyone is different, and so are our approaches.
Older adults at The Homeplace live in cozy, tastefully appointed cottages designed to look, feel and function just like a real home. Each resident enjoys the privacy of his or her own bedroom and private bath, while the dining room, living room and kitchen are shared with others – just like at home. Our cottages’ smaller, more intimate settings allow for personalized care, improved interaction between staff and residents and an enhanced level of dignity and enjoyment for those who call our community home.
Life is lived here.
This is life as it should be. This is, first and foremost, your home. We strive to provide a balance of personalized care and dignified independence.
With our service-rich environment, residents enjoy a truly carefree lifestyle. Free from the responsibilities and worries of homeownership, they have the time they deserve to spend their days just as they please.
Regional Executive Director
As Executive Director for The Homeplace at Midway, Tonya is among the first to blend the Best Friends™ approach into the innovative Green House® model. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Community Based Services for Christian Care overseeing the original Best Friends™ Adult Day Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She has also served as Vice President for Mission and Service for the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and for more than 20 years has been developing programs and services for persons with dementia and their caregivers, including working on national curriculum development for professional caregivers in various care settings. Tonya presents locally and nationally on dementia care. She is a co-author on two of the Best Friends™ books (The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume One and Volume Two) and contributed to The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care, Second Edition. She has served as co-chair of the Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council and adjunct faculty for the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Midway University. Tonya earned her Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Tonya and her husband, Fred, have 3 beautiful children and enjoy traveling.
Community Relations Manager
Sarah found that her true passion was working with older adults long ago when she began an internship at the Alzheimer’s Association and Adult Day in the late 90’s. Prior to joining The Homeplace at Midway as our Community Relations Manager, Sarah was previously the Life Enrichment Director at a Personal Care Community, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, and Business Development at a long term care community. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. She has been certified in Chronic Disease Self- Management (Stanford), YMCA Diabetes Prevention Coaching, Body Recall, AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America, and Stress Management. She currently chairs the Health and Wellness Committee for the Bluegrass Aging Consortium and is on the board for Lex-Care. Sarah is the mom of two amazing kids and wife to her awesome husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she loves to watch her kids play sports and workout.
BSN, RN, WCC
Director of Nursing
Matthia joined the Homeplace at Midway in 2018 as the Director of Nursing bringing a strong, diverse background of experience. She began her career at King’s Daughters Medical Center as a member of the Heart and Vascular Services Nursing team. After serving in this capacity, Matthia found her calling in long-term care working with elders. Prior to assuming her role at the Homeplace, Matthia has served as Director of Nursing Management Services, Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator with Diversicare in several of their long term care communities. Matthia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kentucky Christian University and holds special certification in wound care. Matthia and her husband, Ty, are avid Ohio State Football fans and the parents of 4 active children. In her spare time she also enjoys being a softball mom.