Tim Effinger

Owner/Business Development

Tim and his wife Janice have been co-owners of a ComForCare Home Care franchise since 2008, providing non-medical, in-home care to individuals and families throughout the St. Louis & St Charles County region. The services include a Medicaid division to ensure that no one is beyond receiving help in their home.

In addition to his role at the Gables, Tim and Kurt Smith created a partnership to offer The Gables of Cottleville to area residents. They are committed to providing individuals and families an option to care for loved ones with Azlheimer’s disease or dementia.


Janice Effinger, MBA

Director of Operations

Janice earned her MBA from Webster University in 2004. She held various management positions at Western Union Financial Services in St. Louis, Mo. She left her position as Director of Money Transfer Services after twelve years of service. She worked at other local area businesses prior to her work at Western Union.

As co-owner of ComForcare Home Care from 2008 to 2016, Janice held the position of Director of Operations. In this capacity, she oversaw the Private Duty and Medicaid services and supervised Nursing Staff, Caregiver Staff, and Administrative Staff, to ensure compliance with State and Corporate policies, and excellent quality of care.

Janice has a passion for providing the best care possible for seniors and persons with disabilities. She was the primary caregiver for her mother, father and sister during serious illnesses through end-of-life care. She knows the importance of aging in place and living in a home-like environment.


Barbara Bailey, MSW

Community/Family Educator

A graduate of George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Barbara has been in the field of medical social work for 30 years. She specializes in hospice and home care and is committed to educating the community on Alzheimer’s disease. Barbara leads many Alzheimer’s support groups.

Rebekah McNiff, RN

Nursing Director

Rebekah brings a wealth of experience to her position at The Gables of Cottleville. A graduate of the nursing program at Florissant Valley Community College, she worked for more than 30 years at BJC Healthcare in various fields, including cardiology.

For seven years, she served as research coordinator for Washington University’s Behavioral Medicine Center, and most recently served as a home care nurse for a client with dementia.

As the daughter, mother and aunt of loved ones with severe mental and physical illnesses, Rebekah knows the importance of providing understanding and compassionate care.