About Us


Candi Lethcoe


Candi Lethcoe

Candi Lethcoe is the owner of Stress Free Home Care. She is responsible for managing the business and company operations. Candi oversees that all policies and procedures are followed according to state regulations. She can answer any questions about our services or billing. Management of client and employee relations is a big part of her duties. Candi started this agency to make a difference in our seniors’ lives by providing excellent care for our clients. She also wanted to educate family members on disease processes that affect seniors and challenges that older adults may face. Candi’s mission for her employees is to keep them working, enjoying their jobs knowing they are giving and sowing good seeds. Her mission for the region is to see it continue to rise up, increase opportunities for education, improve health service, and give back so others may grow and excel. She has served on the Board of Hospice as the Chairman in 2016 and served on the Board of Montcross Chamber.  Candi lives in Stanley with her husband John, Stoli and Pepper her standard schnauzers.

Marilyn Michael, BS

Community Care Coordinator

Marilyn Michael, BS

Marilyn Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Appalachian State University. She assists in the coordination of perspective clients in the community and surrounding counties. Marilyn also works in our office with daily business activities, advertising, recruiting and maintaining client satisfaction. Marilyn organizes an annual health & wellness fair in Stanley every year and attends many regional health fairs as a vendor to educate individuals about the services we provide. She enjoys writing press releases to submit to local papers to educate families about home care. Marilyn resides with her husband, Jake and children, Logan, Chloe & Lucas and lots of fur babies.

Billy Wheat

Community Care Coordinator

Billy Wheat

I grew up in Charlotte, NC. I moved to Horry County at the age of 18 and worked
as a stagehand for Dolly Parton entertainment. I continued to work in hospitality
and entertainment and met my future wife Trudi. We left the beach in the early
2000’s for the Rocky Mountains where I worked for Vail Resorts before beginning
a job as Operations Manager for a restaurant group at ski resorts in Summit
County, Colorado. We returned to Charlotte in 2013 married with a son named
Wyatt. We enjoy the great outdoors with a focus on skateboarding, dirt biking,
surfing and snowboarding. We might as well throw in fishing too. I love working
in Gaston County and serving the folks in all surrounding counties.

Becky Mendenhall

RN Supervisor

Becky Mendenhall, RN

Becky graduated from Emerald High School in Greenwood, SC, attended Clemson for undergraduate classes, then graduated from Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Later she graduated from Mercy School of Nursing and has been a nurse for 10 years and will soon graduate from Appalachian State University with her BSN. Becky is married to Michael and they
live in Gastonia with their children, Griffin, Collin, Emma & Maggie. Becky
recently got a beagle puppy named Daisy. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and being a Girl Scout leader. Becky handles client admissions, discharges and 90-day supervisory visits.

Amber Day


Amber Day

Amber graduated South Point High School in Belmont, NC. Amber has been an
LPN for 12 years since graduating from ECPI in Charlotte. Amber resides in
Belmont with her husband, Justin and 3 daughters: Malayiah, Kyleigh, and Sofie,
and their dog Bella. She enjoys time at the beach, shopping, and spending time
with her family. Amber handles admissions, discharges and 90-day supervisory
visits for Stress Free Home Care.

Elizabeth Calhoun, CNA

Schedule Coordinator

Elizabeth Calhoun

Elizabeth graduated high school at North Gaston High School and earned her CNA from Gaston College. Elizabeth resides in Iron Station, NC with her three children, Eli, Bella & Addie. She has two dogs named Bear and Pixie. Elizabeth uses her years of experience from being a CNA with hospice, assisted living facilities and Holy Angels to sharing her knowledge with our clients and caregivers. Elizabeth trains all new employees with orientation and skills. She is the Scheduling Coordinator for Stress Free Home Care. Elizabeth enjoys shopping, spending time with her children and relaxing by the pool.

Amber Carter, CNA

Assistant Schedule Coordinator

Amber Carter

Amber grew up in Gastonia, NC and graduated from Spring Valley High. Amber married her husband, James while he was in the military and stationed in Jacksonville, NC. During this time Amber gave birth to her two children, Tucker & Nora. After returning to Gastonia, she found her passion in caregiving and graduated the CNA Program from Gaston College. Amber enjoys spending time with her family at the beach or in the mountains. Amber continues to practice her passion at Stress Free Home Care in Stanley, NC as our Scheduling Coordinator.


Office Support


Slinky joined our office in the summer of 2013 as a kitten. She is part ragdoll and all sass! When not on mouse patrol she enjoys long naps in the sunshine.

Awards & Recognitions