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About Stay at Home in Little Compton, Inc.

Since 2009 Stay at Home in Little Compton, Inc. has been dedicated to helping the senior citizens of Little Compton and surrounding areas remain in their homes for as long as possible. We provide help and personal care in your home.

Stay At Home incorporated in 2013, became a designated non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. In 2021 SAH became nationally accredited by ACHC.

Our primary mission is to provide professional, dependable and compassionate in-home care for our local seniors. The “Aging Safely in Place” trend is especially evident in these uncertain times. 

Denise Wilkie, President
Margaret Tirpaeck, Operations Manager
Hilary G. Woodhouse, Director

Traci Barros, Office Manager

   Bruce Dalglish
   David Haffenreffer

   Allyson Samson, Treasurer
   Margaret Tirpaeck    
   Denise Wilkie
   Hilary G. Woodhouse - Chairman

    Lea Angell

    Virginia Army, St. Andrews

    Lucie Duhamel
    Beverly Edwards

    Lavinia Gadsden
    Nan Haffenreffer

    Sue Hutson

    Rita Kenahan

    Claudia McNeil
    Amy Mooney

    Bonnie Phinney

    Susan Sisson

    Margaret Tirpaeck

    Denise Wilkie

    Hilary Woodhouse
    Caroline Wordell

The media constantly tell us that seniors wish to remain in their own homes. As we have learned from recent history staying at home is also the safest place to be. At the same time the cost of retirement and nursing homes is rising and demand is outpacing availability. We believe there is a critical need for high quality, in-home services as well information, easily accessible, to assist those who wish to stay at home safely and comfortably.

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Why Choose Stay at Home?

• Nationally Accredited by ACHC

• Licensed by the RI Dept of Health

• Consistency of Service

• Dependability

• Trustworthy Employees

• Our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS making all your donations since November 2013 tax exempt!


In-Home Services

•    Personal Care

•    Companionship

•    Light Housekeeping
•    Meal Preparation
•    Laundry & Ironing

•    And so much more!

It's the People


Denise Wilkie


With a background in graphic design for corporate marketing, Denise brings superb organizational skills which will further our mission and management of future initiatives. Denise's experience and qualifications from past work/life endeavors is a valuable asset to SAH and will help us achieve our goals. She offers a steady yet strong voice and her focus is on building relationships in our community for the long term. Photo courtesy of Serena Charlebois


Margaret Tirpaeck

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations Margaret works closely with both clients and caregivers to ensure consistency and excellence of service. Her compassion and background in the hospitality business are a huge asset to our team at Stay at Home.

She is always there to lend a hand (or an ear) to anyone in need.


Traci Barros

Office Administrator

A lifetime resident of Little Compton, Traci comes to Stay at Home with close ties to our community.  She is passionate about people remaining in their homes as they age.  "I believe it is so important to an elder's well-being emotionally, physically and financially to age in place if at all possible." Traci has a wealth of experience in the home care field having worked with her parents in their home care business, Marcom Home Care Nursing. Following that, Traci had a long career at the Rhode Island State House working as Chief of Staff.


Hilary Woodhouse

Treasurer, Chairman of the Board

Hilary’s devotion to the cause of helping the seniors in Little Compton stay in their homes in comfort and safety is reflected by his tireless volunteer efforts with Stay at Home. Whatever the project calls for, from marketing strategies, stuffing envelopes, setting up meetings, research etc. there is nothing that Hilary hasn’t cheerfully helped to accomplish. As Director and Treasurer of Stay at Home, Hilary brings his vast corporate knowledge to our organization and is responsible for a great many initiatives. As Treasurer, he directly monitors the financial health of SAH. He keeps things on track by holding Advisory Board meetings every six weeks prepared with an agenda and an update on the activities of the previous six weeks. He is constantly working to streamline processes and ensures that we have all the essential credentials and documentation as we grow and move forward. 

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