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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 privileged to have 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 spent at Home Instead Senior Care and couldn’t keep up the license requirements 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. Their children are all grown now and live out of state and Doug and Monica recently relocated to Tipp City, OH to live near their married daughter and granddaughter due in July.

She stays connected virtually and with regular visits to Lincoln.

When they built their home in Lincoln 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 passed away in November of 2018 and had CAREGivers for the last few years of his life after struggling withLewey Body Dementia. She understands the needs of aging adults and their families!

Enhancing the lives of other people's parents is a joy and a privilege.

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monica.kuhns@homeinstead.com


Brooke Babcock, Service Coordinator Manager

Brooke Babcock, Service Coordinator Manager

Brooke joined Home Instead Senior Care January of 2015 as a Staffing Coordinator and has since become the Service Coordinator Manager. Brooke's degree is in Medical Administration and she has several years experience working with seniors. As Office Manager, Brooke is responsible for accounting, daily operations, and scheduling management. She has a passion for developing strong relationships with our CAREGivers and Clients and enjoys interacting with them on a daily basis.  Brooke is persistent in overcoming challenges as they arise and looks forward to the variety that her position brings every day. Brooke enjoys spending time with her two boys, her family, and her friends, whether that be at the lake, one of their sporting events, or just relaxing at home! 

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brooke.babcock@homeinstead.com


Cynthia Workman, Human Resource Manager

Cynthia Workman, Human Resource Manager

​Cynthia joined Home Instead of Lincoln, NE in October of 2017.  She came on as a CAREGiver after moving back to Nebraska to be near her sons and their families.  She had worked previously for Home Instead in Cheyenne, WY as their Human Resources Manager.  After a year and a half as a CAREGiver, Cynthia began working as a Lead CAREGiver and then became the Human Resources Manager in April of 2020.  Cynthia loves working with seniors, hearing their life experiences and also working with CAREGivers to give them the training and resources necessary to provide the most excellent care to our clients! 

 When not at Home Instead, she loves being with her husband, Kevin, outdoors kayaking and hiking and all things Husker football!!   She enjoys going on 'explores' with her husband and visiting state historical sites as well as visiting the Nebraska State Parks!

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Cynthia.workman@homeinstead.com


Carly Turner, Client Care Coordinator

Carly Turner, Client Care Coordinator

Carly started her journey with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in December of 2017.  For the next 2 years she worked alongside the HR team supporting CAREGivers and helping with other administrative and compliance responsibilities.  Her dedication and passion for serving led Carly to transition in February of 2020 into the role of Client Care Coordinator!  To Carly, there is no greater feeling than being blessed with a position that allows her to advocate for seniors and make meaningful connections within our community.  Her number one focus is with the clients we serve and their families! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and family, serving in the children’s ministry at her church, or reading a good book.

carly.turner@homeinstead.com


Traci Barnard, Client Care Manager

Traci Barnard, Client Care Manager

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!!

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traci.barnard@homeinstead.com


Staci Veskerna, Service Coordinator

Staci Veskerna, Service Coordinator

​Staci joined Home Instead Senior Care May of 2017 as a Staffing Coordinator. She has a love for people, and strives to find the perfect match from client to CAREGiver. Her background is in hospice, and she strives to make everyone's life just as unique as the person.  She looks forward to each day with new challenges, to accommodate each individual’s needs. 

Staci is originally from Fremont and lived in Lincoln for 9yrs before her family built their dream home in Wahoo, in 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration.  She and her husband Josh have 3 kids - Emma, Kaitlyn and Tristan. They enjoy boating and camping. 

staci.veskerna@homeinstead.com


Vicki Westling, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Vicki Westling, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Vicki joined Home Instead in November 2017 as a Staffing Coordinator. She is very excited to be joining a great company with compassionate staff and a positive reputation. She has always loved working with and around people and looks forward to continuing that journey.

Vicki was born and raised in Lincoln. She and her husband, John have three wonderful daughters- Danika, Ariana and Koraline. They are always looking for a new adventure to try!

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vicki.westling@homeinstead.com


Cheryl Benes, Office Coordinator

Cheryl Benes, Office Coordinator

Cheryl is the friendly face who greets visitors to our office, answers and direct calls, and helps out wherever she is needed. She joined the team as an Office Coordinator in January 2nd, 2013. 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!

Cheryl.benes@homeinstead.com


Diane Eriksen, Bookkeeper

Diane Eriksen, Bookkeeper

Diane enhances the lives of our clients by making sure their bills are correct and easily understood.  She joined Home Instead team on May 18th, 2012. 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.

Diane.eriksen@homeinstead.com


Karissa Brown, Caregiver Administrative Assistant

Karissa Brown, Caregiver Administrative Assistant

​Karissa joined the staff in March 2020 as a CAREGiver Administrative Assistant. Karissa works with the Human Resource team to facilitate the hiring process of new CAREGivers, background checks, and drug screens. Karissa also assists on theCAREGiver compliance side where she helps complete tasks in order to provide the highest quality of service toCAREGivers and clients.

Karissa enjoys cooking, movie nights, and spending time with her husband Scott and son Ryan. Their favorite family activities include going to the zoo, playing at the park, taking their two dogs Max and Daisy on walks, and hanging out with their “squad” of neighbors.


Renee Johnson, Training Coordinator

Renee Johnson, Training Coordinator

​Renee has a degree in Associates of Science, CAN, and Certificate as a Dementia Practitioner. As Home Instead Senior Care’s Training Coordinator and Dementia specialist, Renee is responsible for virtual training, empower classes on line, all in house classes, caregiver support groups, and community education. Her heart is educating others about dementia so that our caregivers, families, and our community are all aware of the importance of how to care for a friend or family member with dementia. Renee during her off time enjoys living life with her husband and three kids, being outside, husker football games, and traveling when able.

renee.johnson@homeinstead.com


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