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​​​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in Lincoln, NE

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (402) 423-8119 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.


Doug Kuhns, Franchise Owner

Doug Kuhns, Franchise Owner

Doug and Monica are Co-owners of the Lincoln Franchise of Home Instead Senior Care. After being a “hands-on” owner for more than 14 years, he is now a “silent partner” and returned to his previous profession of Funeral Director at a local funeral home.


Monica Kuhns, Franchise Owner

Monica Kuhns, Franchise Owner

Monica is active in the day-to-day operations of the business and has built an exceptional team to serve seniors in Lancaster, Saline and Seward Counties. Prior to being a co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, she was an LPN, working primarily in home health since 1983.  She currently has an inactive nursing license due to the great amount of time she spends at Home Instead Senior Care but, once a nurse, always a nurse! Over the past few years, her focus has been on refining her leadership skills and empowering her team to excel by using their strengths. Monica is a Founding Member of the John Maxwell Team of Coaches, Speakers and Trainers and enjoys fanning the flames of other people's dreams, as well as following her own!

Doug and Monica moved to Lincoln from Ohio in 1988 and raised their three children here, so Lincoln is home for their family! Their children are all grown now and live out of state but Doug and Monica take regular trips to visit them. When they built their home in 2005, they added an apartment for Doug's parents. Doug's mother passed away in 2008 but she was able to remain at home with hospice until the end-surrounded and cared for by her family. Doug's dad continues to live independently in the apartment. Enhancing the lives of other people's parents is a joy and a privilege.


Sarah Baltensperger, General Manager

Sarah Baltensperger, General Manager

Sarah joined the Home Instead team in January of 2017 as the General Manager.  She has a love for people, and enjoys serving our clients, CAREGivers, and staff on a daily basis.  Her background is in hospice, and she is passionate about helping others through each stage of life’s journey.  Everyone’s path is unique, and it is truly a gift to be a part of it.  Sarah joined Monica as a member of the John C. Maxwell Team of Coaches, Speakers and Trainers in 2013, and it has been an awesome experience!

Sarah is originally from Holdrege, NE and moved to Lincoln in 2001.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Psychology.  Sarah and her husband, Rob have three children – Sam, Reese and Addison.  She looks forward to enhancing the lives of others through Home Instead Senior Care.


Cheryl Benes, Director of First Impressions

Cheryl Benes, Director of First Impressions

Cheryl is the friendly face who greets visitors to our office, answers and direct calls, and helps out wherever she is needed. She loves visiting with clients, their families and CAREGivers when they call or visit the office! Cheryl truly loves working at Home Instead Senior Care and enhancing the lives of our Seniors!


Casey Sova, Client Care Specialist

Casey Sova, Client Care Specialist

Casey joined Home Instead Senior Care in May 2013. Her primary role is to partner with individuals and families to work toward a common goal – for seniors to live out their lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes through the care and service of Home Instead Senior Care. Casey strives to ensure relationships within the Lincoln Nebraska service area – from client to family member to CAREGiver – are built on mutual trust, communication, connection and respect. She leads new CAREGiver orientation and works with CAREGivers in developing effective relationships building skills. Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Casey worked 6 years in hospice as a Volunteer Coordinator.

Casey is passionate about investing in the abilities of people and believes having the privilege to practice that investment on a daily basis is a gift.​ In her free time Casey enjoys spending time with her 4 children, Addie, Trevin, Dane and Drake and their dog Maude.


Traci Barnard, Client Care Coordinator

Traci Barnard, Client Care Coordinator

Traci joined Home Instead in August, 2015 as a CAREGiver.  At that time, she found her passion in caring for Seniors.  After working for 23 years as a X-Ray Technologist, she took an administrative position in the office as a Client Care Coordinator where, along with her team, ensures that our clients are receiving the BEST possible care that they deserve and need. 

Traci enjoys reading, people, and spending time with her family-children Tyson, Regan, and husband Craig.  There is nothing better than waking up every morning knowing you can change someone’s life forever.  We are making the bad days BETTER and the good days UNFORGETABLE!!


Amy Broadstone, Client Care Coordinator

Amy Broadstone, Client Care Coordinator

Amy joined Home Instead in March, 2016 as a CAREGiver.  She then accepted the Client Care Coordinator position in October, 2016.  She is passionate about our goal to enhance the lives of our clients and feels blessed to work with a team of people that share that passion.

Amy loves spending time with her family, husband, Steve and sons Sam and Adam.


Beth Fitzgerald, Client Care Coordinator

Beth Fitzgerald, Client Care Coordinator

Beth is excited to be a part of Home Instead Senior Care as a Client Care Coordinator.  She has a bachelor degree in business & accounting and has been in the medical and Healthcare field for over 20 years.  She was drawn to Home Instead as a place that shows compassion and has a mission to serve those in need throughout the community.  The people we serve give more back than we could ever give to them. It is a pleasure and honor to hear the stories of their lives.  

Beth enjoys spending her free time with her husband and family.  They love the outdoors and traveling.


Lacey Stewart, Home Care Consultant

Lacey Stewart, Home Care Consultant

Lacey joined Home Instead Senior Care in May, 2016 as a Home Care Consultant for the communities in Seward and Saline Counties.  Her role is multifaceted.  She works diligently to build relationships with referral providers and increase community awareness regarding the services that are available through Home Instead Senior Care.  Lacey also works with families as a trusted advisor to assist them in making informed decisions for their long-term care needs, which includes care coordination and continued quality assurance visits. 

Lacey’s love for the Senior population and continuous desire to help others is what drew her to Home Instead Senior Care.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and her Master of Science in Organizational Performance from Bellevue University.

Lacey lives North of Seward, NE on an acreage with her husband William, their children, and fur babies.  Outside of work, Lacey enjoys running, working out, horseback riding, and continuously chasing after her kids.


Ruhtana Harrington, Scheduling Manager

Ruhtana Harrington, Scheduling Manager

Ruhtana came to the Lincoln Home Instead office in July of 2011 from the Beatrice Franchise which she worked for 3 years. She oversees the Staffing Coordinators to ensure that clients and CAREGivers schedules are in sync and that everyone’s needs are met. With her years of experience at Home Instead Senior Care she loves the mission that Home Instead follows! She enjoys enhancing the lives of  seniors, families, CAREgivers, and the community.  To find a company where she can share her passion of helping others has been a true blessing for her


Brooke Babcock, Staffing Coordinator

Brooke Babcock, Staffing Coordinator

Brooke joined Home Instead Senior Care January of 2015 as a Staffing Coordinator. Brooke strives to make perfect matches between CAREGIvers and clients. She takes many things into consideration in scheduling CAREGivers with clients-most importantly finding the right match to develop a lasting relationship built on trust. She looks forward to coming in each day to new and exciting challenges that reap great rewards.


Tammy Ems, Staffing Coordinator

Tammy Ems, Staffing Coordinator

Tammy Joined Home Instead Senior Care November 2016 as a staffing coordinator. Tammy has worked in the Nursing and Medical field for most of her career, and working with seniors has always been a true passion. She loves working with the other coordinators to ensure they have the ideal match, that’s why at Home instead she endeavors that clients and caregivers experience exceeds their expectations and that is very rewarding and fulfilling to her.


Sherry Haeffner, Hiring Specialist

Sherry Haeffner, Hiring Specialist

Sherry began her Home Instead Senior Care journey in Richmond, KY in Sept 2010, as a Client Care Coordinator while also fulfilling a passion as a volunteer for the Hospice of the Bluegrass.  As her parents aged, Sherry and her husband of 30 years, Bill, moved back home to Lincoln to help them stay in their home.  Sherry began as a Client Care Coordinator in Lincoln in Nov 2015, and is currently a Coordinator in the Relationship Enrichment Department interviewing and hiring the best CAREgivers our area has to offer!  Sherry enjoys walking her dogs, reading and meeting new people!!


Rochelle Reavis, CAREGiver Administrative Assistant

Rochelle Reavis, CAREGiver Administrative Assistant

Rochelle joined Home Instead in March of 2014 as an Evening/Weekend Scheduler. She now works as a Relationship Enrichment Assistant. Her main role is to assist new CAREGivers during the hiring process and to answer any questions they have. She enjoys welcoming new CAREGivers to Home Instead and watching them enhance seniors’ lives.

Rochelle enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling. She has been married to her husband, Jeremy for 15 years and has two children, Jake and Emmeline.


Merle Faubel, Bookkeeper

Merle Faubel, Bookkeeper

With a business degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Merle brings extensive experience as a corporate accounting manager.  He is known for accuracy and integrity. His objective is to bill clients and pay associates in a timely and accurate manner. 


Diane Eriksen, Bookkeeper

Diane Eriksen, Bookkeeper

Diane works with Merle to enhance the lives of our clients by making sure their bills are correct and easily understood.  She has a degree in Accounting from UNL and years of experience keeping books for a family business. She is always willing to answer any question or explain an invoice.


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