About Amada Senior Care-Reno

Perfectly Positioned

With a rapidly expanding senior population, non-medical in-home care franchises are perfectly positioned for huge growth. An Amada Senior Carebusiness, however, has benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Amada offers four types of services for seniors and their families - in-home senior care, senior housing advising, home monitoring, and financial care coordination. At Amada we understand that caring for relatives can be rewarding but also stressful, time consuming and emotionally exhausting. It is difficult for families to juggle work, children and other obligations and still find time to properly care for an aging parent or loved one. Amada takes care of the caregiving so these families can focus on just being a son, daughter or friend again.

Our Leadership

Tafa Jefferson began his career as a professional athlete playing for the Chicago Bears in the NFL. An ankle and shoulder injury forced him to retire early and embark on a new career path. Tafa’s mother was a caregiver and encouraged her son to consider the senior home care industry. Tafa remembered clearly the joy and satisfaction she gained from looking after seniors, despite the hard work that was also involved, and so in 1998, he started his first in-home senior care company. Determined that he would never ask a caregiver to do anything he wouldn’t do himself, Tafa became a Certified Nursing Aide, taking care of patients with varying stages of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Tafa was soon employing over 200 caregivers and he realized that this was the right path for him where he could make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Tafa is a big-hearted, expansive visionary, at the forefront of identifying solutions in the senior home care industry. He applies all the skills he learned on the pro football field to life and business – teamwork, integrity and passionate commitment. Tafa is a dedicated family man who married his childhood sweetheart and is the father of 4 young children.

Before starting his career, Chad Fotheringham spent 2 years in Ecuador where he became fluent in Spanish and discovered a deep satisfaction from helping others. Upon return to the US, Chad joined the pharmaceutical industry, which he chose because of its reputation for outstanding sales training. He started with Eli Lilly in 1996 and then moved to Pfizer where he stayed for the next 10 years. Working first as a specialty sales representative in pediatrics and allergy, Chad then moved into Managed Care Consulting, which involved helping healthcare companies improve their plans and educating the public to take active steps to maintain wellness. When Chad reconnected with Tafa, he was attracted to the service aspects of the senior home care industry and could foresee the huge future demand created by a booming senior population. Chad is passionate about helping seniors and their families, and he has a skill for breaking down complex information so it can be easily understood. Chad is married to his wife Nicole. They have 6 children and live in San Clemente.

Please take a look at our open position on the Careers page and apply today!