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​​​​​​​​​Care Team Overland Park, KS; quality care for seniors.​​

Caring is Personal To US

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 (913) 962-6500 to get help setting up home care team for a family member in the Overland Park, KS,​ area​.

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

Julie Schelling - Franchise Owner

Julie Schelling - Franchise Owner

Caring for others has long been Julie Schelling’s passion. She was a former teacher who taught music education at all grade levels.  The personal relationships she formed with her students was her favorite part of teaching.

Julie then made a career change and she and her husband Sheldon spent 7 and half years owning and operating an assisted living facility – this is where her desire to serve seniors was ignited.

Now as the owner of three Home Instead Senior Care franchises in Kansas City, it is her goal to provide the best possible care to seniors in the Kansas City area and give their families the peace of mind they deserve.  It is her goal to provide individualized care to every client served.  In her spare time, Julie enjoys an occasional spa day, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sheldon Schelling - Franchise Owner

Sheldon Schelling - Franchise Owner

Aging at home is a normal concept for Sheldon. Born and raised in a close knit family in rural South Dakota, Sheldon observed firsthand how families work together to care for their elders. Sheldon's maternal Grandmother and his paternal Grandparents lived at home until the very end of life. His maternal Grandmother was a kind and gentle woman who, in retrospect, had Alzheimer’s disease for the last 15 years of her life. She lived with her daughter and her family for as long as Sheldon can remember. The highlight of the year was each summer when Sheldon and his family would take the 300 mile trip to western Nebraska to visit family for a few days, followed by Grandma traveling back home to South Dakota with Sheldon's family for a week or two. When Sheldon was a teenager, these trips began to have a sense that something was wrong with Grandma because she was getting "hardening of the arteries" or "senile". The trips back to South Dakota decreased as towards the end they caused such anxiety for Grandma because of her inability to remember where she was and in the very end, who we were. Sheldon's paternal Grandparents also stayed in their home with significant help from their children. At the end, both families were tired and burnt out on caring for their loved ones and all ended up spending their last days in a facility. In looking back, Home Instead Senior Care could have significantly eased the toll of caring for his Grandparents and made for a much nicer end of life.

These early experiences were formative in shaping Sheldon's career of caring. Sheldon eventually received a Masters in Counseling and a Master of Social Work degree and found his calling for aging adults. He spent his social work career caring for older adults in the VA Health Care system and in the assisted living he and his wife Julie owned and operated. They are now solely focused providing exceptional in home care for aging adults through their Home Instead Senior Care franchises. In addition to owning the three Home Instead franchises, Sheldon has a business that does psycho-therapy for aging seniors in their home setting.

Casaundra Ernst - Office Manager

Casaundra Ernst - Office Manager

​Casaundra Ernst was born and raised in Kansas where she still lives with her two wonderful kids. She came to Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver.  She quickly was able to adapt to the individualized needs of the clients she served.  She was able to quickly learn how to deal with even the toughest clients.  Casaundra went from being a CAREGiver to the Administrative Assistant/Lead CAREGiver for the office then was promoted to Service Coordinator. Recently she was promaoted to Office Manager.  SHe continues to do the Service Coordinator position where she works to match our CAREGivers up with our clients but now also has added daily management of the office to her duties.  The love and skill she had as a CAREGiver for her clients help her understand the needs of CAREGivers and clients alike.   She enjoys helping others and their families in time of need. Her past work in customer service support makes her a great asset to the Home Instead Senior Care team.


Mildred Johnson - Recruitment and Enrichment Manager

Mildred Johnson - Recruitment and Enrichment Manager

​Mildred has been in healthcare for 20 years and enjoys every aspect of caregiving. She has worked in assisted living and nursing homes over the past several years.  She has always had a heart for seniors and desires to make a difference in their lives. Helping them makes her happy because she never had the opportunity to take care of her own parents.

She has meet many wonderful people through her work. Mildred’s received her education at Ottawa University, receiving her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Healthcare as her area of concentration.

She has a 11-year-old daughter who means the world to her. She also loves her job at Home Instead Senior Care, and loves being able to help both clients and caregivers.


Tamika Miller - Quality Assurance Coordinator

Tamika Miller - Quality Assurance Coordinator

Tamika has experienced caregiving firsthand as a daughter whose father was a  Paraplegic. While caring for her father throughout the years, she gained a lot of knowledge and insights into what it takes to be a good caregiver. Tamika has also cared for the physically disabled as well as the mentally challenged for over 20 yrs.

Because of her experiences, Tamika truly believes that CAREGivers can make a big difference in the lives of our Home Instead clients.  Tamika has been with home Instead for 3 year.  She started out with our company as a CAREGiver and then received a promotion to Service Coordinator followed by another promotion to Client Care Coordinator. Tamika's position has been altered again and she is now our Quality Care Coordinator.  In her postions she provides in home training for our CAREGivers during introductions with clients. She also works to make sure all clients needs are met through quality visits and phone calls.  Tamika has a true passion for those needing extra assistance and it is shown daily in her work.


Carrie Storm - Client Care Coordinator

Carrie Storm - Client Care Coordinator

Carrie comes to Home Instead Senior Care with a full background of business and healthcare experience.  After graduating from both the University of Texas and Washburn University with degrees in Marketing and Education, she went to work selling computer adaptive testing to Schools of Nursing across the country in preparation for the NCLEX.  Due to the amount of travel, Carrie decided to accept a job locally so she could spend more time with her two children.  She was appointed as the Executive Director for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, working with support groups, fund raising, research symposiums, and running an office staff. This was a challenge but one that she handled well.  After several years and two more children she decided to take a break and be a stay home wife and mother for a time. During this time, she spent many hours volunteering with different organizations and even had a small business working with short term leasing. Carrie and her two youngest children reside in Overland Park.  

In the past year, Carrie started as Client Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. Her past experiences and passion for people shows in her interactions with our clients and their families. From taking initial inquiry calls to signing up new clients and then following them to make sure their needs are met, Carrie is a huge asset to our company.


Artis Miller - Training Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Artis Miller - Training Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Artis is Training Coordinator for the Home Instead locations in Overland Park and Kansas City and Administrative Assistant for the Kansas City location. Artis has always been a caregiver at heart, so when she saw the Home Instead motto, To Us it's Personal, it really resonated with her.  Artis loves taking care of people. Her philosophy is to always try to leave her clients a little better than she found them.  She also has cared for several family members with various illness and church members who did not know where to turn.  Artis's background in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, school nursing, mental health and administration has helped prepare her to be a Home Instead Team Member.  Artis started with Home Instead in 2017 as a CAREGiver and was promoted to her current position as Training Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in 2019.  Her background as a nurse and her personal experience as a CAREGiver made her the perfect person to train new Home Instead CAREGivers.  Artis also does some work with our quality assurance program, making sure our clients individualized needs are being met. She loves being a part of the great team in Kansas City.


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