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Bloomington

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Every day, all across America, families are struggling to cope. Many are raising children, working demanding jobs and trying to care for a senior family member. These Americans are often called the "Sandwich Generation", and they are growing in record numbers. That's because America is aging in record numbers.

By the year 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number of 20 to 35 year olds. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles will help seniors work longer and continue to lead more productive lives. But the numbers also tell another story. More and more children need to help care for their parents. These family caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day, the stress becomes too great and the balance is broken.

Meet our team below. We are committed to helping our local families and friends to meet the increasing demands of elder care.

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Ben Klipsch, Owner

Ben has been successfully providing care for seniors in Southern Indiana for over 5 years. "My wife, Julie, and I made a conscious decision to raise a family in this area. We are so lucky to get so much from our community; we want to give something back. I look forward to working with this dedicated staff in helping our senior population maintain their independence and quality of life."

Ben graduated from Purdue in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After graduation he went to work for Ameriqual and was fortunate to work in a company that developed and fostered tremendous growth over his 18 years there. Ben recognizes and appreciates the value each of his Administrative team brings to Home Instead. One of Ben's greatest strengths is his ability to empower each and every employee to grow both professionally and personally. He takes great pride in bringing out the "greatness" of each of his employees, whether they are part of our Administrative Team or one of our extraordinary CAREGivers.


Melissa Pabst, Director of Operations

Melissa joined the HISC family in June 2012. As a former Executive Director for a retirement community in Terre Haute, she brings over 15 years experience in the senior care industry. Melissa is dedicated to providing quality care to seniors allowing them to stay in the comforts of their own homes. "I am very proud to work for a company that truly cares about making a difference in the lives of seniors". Melissa now calls Bedford home and travels to Terre Haute as much as possible to spend time with her three sons and two grandsons.


Laurie Braley, Staffing Coordinator

Laurie joined our team in November of 2008 as our Staffing Coordinator. Wanting to leave the "Big City" she moved to Bloomfield from Chicago with her husband of 20 years and their 16 year old daughter. In Chicago, Laurie was a Senior Customer Service Representative for a medical review company. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Brandi Wolfe, HR Supervisor

Brandi joined our team as a Staffing Coordinator in February 2012. She brings over eleven years of office experience to our office. Brandi lives in Bloomfield with her 10 year old son Jordan. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

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Anissa Headlee, Care Manager

Anissa joined the Home Instead team in November of 2012. She currently serves as our Client Care Manager. Anissa brings 25 years of experience as a medical professional (EMT, MA) to our staff. She is uniquely skilled to help our clients improve their aging process. "I have a passion for working with seniors," she said. "I love visiting with our clients and talking with them to ensure our quality of care is to their satisfaction. Knowing that I'm able to make a difference in their lives gives me great pleasure.

She has three children. When not at work, she prefers to spend time outdoors with her family.

Joe Yonkman

Joe Yonkman, Business Development Manager

Joe Yonkman joined the Home Instead team in the fall of 2012. Senior care is his passion. "Unfortunately, my grandparents passed away when I was very little, so I didn't have much experience with seniors. Then, at the recommendation of a friend, I volunteered at a long term care facility," he said. "It changed my life. I found a passion and made a career change. I knew that I wanted to work for a company that would allow me to interact with seniors. I'm really lucky to be at Home Instead. It's not just a slogan.to us, it really is personal."

Joe is a graduate of Indiana University and he lives in Bloomington with his two dogs and five urban chickens.


Nancy Bruce, Administrative Assistant

Nancy joined the Home Instead family in August of 2012 initially as a CAREgiver and now in the office as an Administrative Assistant. Nancy has more than fifteen years of experience in a wide variety of healthcare positions. Her knowledge of the wide spectrum of healthcare is valuable to both our office staff and our clients. Her passion for senior care makes her the perfect fit within our office. "I grew up in a community of seniors and I've always had a passion for their well being. Joining the Home Instead team allows me to pursue that passion and help improve the quality of life for our clients," she said.

Nancy has been married to her husband Gary for 34 years. They live in Bloomington and they have two daughters and five grandchildren. "Other than working with Joe Yonkman, being a grandmother is the best thing that's ever happened to me." Spending time with her family is one of her favorite things to do.