Tim and Buffy Dungan
Improving senior's independence, quality of life, and length of life is why Buffy and I joined the Home Instead Senior Care family. We are both Occupational Therapists and understand the GREAT desire seniors have to stay independent and to remain in their familiar surroundings. As therapists, we are familiar with using therapy and assistive devices to help individuals stay independent and continue to perform their activities of daily living. Seniors that are able to function independently have a much greater sense of purpose and satisfaction with their lives.
In August 2006, we had the opportunity to open the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Texoma area. We have been blessed to meet many extraordinary individuals and assist them in remaining in their homes. One of our first clients was Buffy's grandmother. She was a feisty, independent, go-getter that was very active into her eighties, until she was diagnosed with dementia. She was able to live out the remainder of her life in an Independent Living Facility with the help of a Home Instead CAREGiver. Buffy's mother presently has a CAREGiver that assists her with her basic activities of daily living as well as performing cooking and light housekeeping. These services allow her to stay at home. Since becoming a Home Instead client, she and her CAREGiver, Carol, have become the best of friends. Carol's CAREGiving services have allowed her to stay at home but have also provided her with a great friend and companion.
Family is extremely important to us and that's why it is so rewarding to see not only how Home Instead Senior Care makes a difference in the lives of our clients; but also in their family members lives. Building a sense of family with our clients, our staff, and our CAREGivers is one of our primary goals as we work throughout Texoma. We hope to provide many more families with the same kind of wonderful experiences we have had with our own family, and it's to them that we dedicate this work.
In their spare time, Tim and Buffy enjoy spending time with their two daughters, Lena and Kinsey, participating in church activities, pursuing an active lifestyle, and going tent camping. They also enjoy leading the local Be A Santa To A Senior program and participating in Chamber events. They are both active members of the National Private Duty Association, and Tim is currently the Vice President of the Texas Chapter. He has taken pleasure in being Team Captain for Relay for Life for the past three years. Tim has been involved with the planning committee of the Annual Caregiver Walk for the last six years. This program allows family caregivers respite care who deal with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. Tim and Buffy provide support to organizations such as the Pregnancy Care Center, Compassion International, and the Grayson County Crisis Center.
Mandy joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in April 2009. In charge of scheduling, Mandy maintains regular contact with each CAREGiver. By knowing the personality and strengths of each CAREGiver, Mandy is able to make the best match possible between client and CAREGiver.
In her spare time, Mandy enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, their 2 sons, Anthony and Colby, and family in the area. Mandy also enjoys participating in church activities, gardening, riding horses, and taking care of her many animals.
Robin Willis started in January 2012 as our On Call Supervisor, and is now a permanent member of our office staff as Care Coordinator. Robin conducts quality assurance visits to help maintain CAREGiver and Client Compatibility. She also conducts care consultations and client/CAREGiver Introductions. Robin has worked in the dental/medical field for over 20 years before joining us at Home Instead Senior Care.
Robin enjoys spending time with her husband Baron, and has 2 grown children, Kirby and Eric. In her spare time she loves most any outdoor activity, especially bike riding. She also enjoys reading and traveling to anywhere new, near or far.
Robin loves her new position with Home Instead Senior Care and knows she is exactly where God wants her, because of the good feeling everyday of knowing we as a team have helped those we serve to the best of our ability.
Crystal is a new member of our team joining us in June 2013.
As our recruitment and retention coordinator, Crystal plays a key role in hiring and training our new CAREgivers. She is dedicated to making sure all CAREgivers are well trained and prepared for all aspects of caring for their clients.
Crystal grew up in Sherman and attended Sherman Public Schools. She now serves on the PTA at Dillingham Intermediate School. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Chad and their sons Dylan and Brandon. Baseball, football, and camping keep them active as a family!
Crystal is excited about her new role at Home Instead Senior Care and looks forward daily to equipping CAREgivers with the skills needed to succeed!
We are very excited to have Kelsey Wilson join the Home Instead Senior Care team as our Marketing Coordinator!
Kelsey's outgoing and positive personality aid her as she educates our community about the numerous ways Home Instead Senior Care can assist in caring for seniors.
Originally from San Angelo, TX and a graduate of Abilene Christian University, Kelsey is a newlywed and enjoys spending all of her spare time with her husband Aaron. She is an active member of Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman and loves being involved with community outreach programs. Painting, running and boating on the lake are some of the things that put a smile on her face!