Josette Rovira Smalling

Founder and Chairman

Josette started Leading Home Care in 1997 with one employee and zero clients. She had to apply for a license and be approved before her company could be listed on the Freedom of Choice provider list. “I remember thinking when I opened my company, if I could just get 15 clients, I could make ends meet. I fell in love with my clients, their families, and our workers, and our company growth demonstrates that commitment.”

Josette is a registered nurse by trade and, before starting Leading Home Care, worked in a variety of settings, both hospital and private, caring for others. Her care and compassion for others is modeled in the values, mission, and culture of the company today.

Hear From Families We Serve


The Kloser Family

“Our sincere thanks to Kerry, Jennifer, Yolanda and Quiera. They were outstanding professionals and provided Mom with companionship and outstanding care in her final weeks. Thank you for all your efforts.”

The Henderson Family

“All of our Henderson family is so very appreciative of all your love and prayers and loving care. We all just can’t say enough on how great your group helped mom so successfully. We love you all so very much!”

Charhett & Lucille Rabalais

“Thank you all for the kindness and compassion you showed my mom and dad before and after my dad’s death. My mom can’t say enough good things about you all. Please know you all made a very positive impression on us all.”