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 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.
Dayle joined the Home Instead team January, 2018 as the
General Manager. Developing teams and delivering exceptional
customer service is what drives Dayle. She believes in creating a culture
for employees and clients to thrive and fully embrace life wherever they are in
Dayle’s background is in leadership and Information
Technology. For 15 years she managed Technology teams providing service
to financial intuitions across the country. Dayle graduated from Doane
University with a Masters in Management and her undergraduate is from UNL with
an emphasis in Consumer Science and Advertising.
She is thrilled to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care
family and “changing the face of aging”.
Dayle enjoys traveling, cycling, kayaking and spending time
with her family.
Brooke joined Home Instead Senior Care January of 2015 as a Staffing Coordinator and has since become the Office 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!
Gracia joined the Home Instead team in May of 2019. She comes to Home Instead with over 15 years of experience working within the Lincoln healthcare community, and most recently has spent the last 3.5 years working in Hospice. She has a passion for helping people navigate difficult healthcare decisions and finding resources to help keep them home (wherever they call home) for as long as possible. She is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service and knows the importance of excellent communication and follow through. "I am so excited to be working along side a team of people who really do have the best interest of their clients at heart and who go above and beyond expectations". Gracia loves spending time with friends and family, and running from sporting event to sporting event for their kids.
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 Employee Experience Manager in April of 2019. 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!
Tammy joined Home Instead Senior Care November 2016
and has served in roles supporting clients and CAREGivers. Her heart for
people shines bright, no matter who she is serving! Working with people has
always been a true passion for Tammy. She strives to ensure that each
CAREGiver’s experience exceeds their expectations and that is very rewarding
and fulfilling to her.
Patty joined Home Instead in January of 2017 as a
CAREGiver. This experience and the mission and values of Home Instead led
her to pursuing a full time position with the Lincoln Home Instead
office as a CAREGiver Success Coordinator. Patty truly embraces helping all people as she is able and is
passionate about keeping people in their homes and allowing them to spend their
days as they wish. She is excited to prepare new CAREGivers to serve our clients with dignity, respect, and love. Patty is especially passionate about providing education and support to all effected by dementia; CAREGivers, clients, and families. She recently became certified as a Dementia Care Specialist, and looks forward to helping families navigate through challenging life situations by providing multiple resources and support.
When she is not at work, Patty enjoys spending her time with
her husband, Kurt and her 2 adult daughters, son-in-law, and the newest member of her family, her granddaughter Clara! She also
loves volunteering in the community and being active in her church.
Carly joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in December
2017 as a CAREGiver and has since transitioned to a CAREGiver Success Coordinator role with an emphasis on compliance. Carly works with the Human Resources team to facilitate the hiring process of new CAREGivers and staff. This includes reviewing applications, interviewing prospective CAREGivers, background checks, and drug screens. She is also the face behind our Friday Fundamentals newsletter that is delivered via email to our CAREGivers every Friday, highlighting tips, recipes, new team members, CAREGiver of the Month, Anniversaries, and Kudos to CAREGivers!
In her spare time, Carly enjoys spending time with her children and family, serving at church, watching movies, and attending the kids' school and sporting events!
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
Patty is excited to be a part of the Home Instead Senior
Care team as a Client Care Coordinator. She has a passion for walking
along side people and supporting them in living their life to its
fullest. This passion is what draws her to Home Instead Senior
Care, and the desire to support Seniors and their families during the aging
process. Serving others in this way is so rewarding to Patty as they
share their lives with her, and allow her to be a part of their journey!
Patty has 25 years of experience in the medical and health
care field as a Medical Assistant, Clinical Supervisor, and Nutritional
Coach. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Mark and
daughter Jada. They enjoy home improvement projects, watching movies, and
spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys serving in the
Spiritual Care ministry at church.
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.
Danette joined Home Instead Senior Care in May, 2018, as a CAREGiver, then joined the client care coordinator team January, 2019. Danette was drawn to Home Instead Senior Care for the values they hold, bringing quality to the lives of those who are aging, helping to keep this population in their own home as long as possible (if it is their desire), and to listen, everyone has a story, problem, frustration, or joys and legacy's that need to be shared. Her education is in mental health, and she is passionate about meeting the needs of others with empathy.
In her free time, Danette enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her daughters, and volunteering for a Prison Ministry program.
Kathy joined the Home Instead team at the beginning of May 2017 as
the Client Care Manager. Working as an RN for the past 31 years in the field of
Home Health and Hospice has given Kathy a love for seniors and working with
people. Kathy enjoys a team approach in her work environment, where everyone is
valued for their role in accomplishing the mission.
Kathy graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing. It was there that she met her husband, Brian of 31 years. Her
family moved from Texas to Lincoln in 1996 and has fallen in love with
Nebraska. Kathy and her family have also served overseas as missionaries in the
country of Bulgaria. She loves traveling around the world visiting her 3 grown
children living abroad and is patiently waiting for grand kids to arrive.
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 moved to Lincoln 6 years ago.
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.
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!
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!
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.
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
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