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

At Your Service 24/7 in Springfield, MO

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 (417) 233-3074 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.
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Chris Blaine-Owner

 Chris Blaine-Owner

​Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. In addition to serving eight years in the Nebraska Army National Guard as a Medical NCO, he spent 15 years in various senior and executive level marketing and advertising positions. His passion for seniors and desire to own his own business led him to change careers and relocate his family to SW Missouri. Chris became a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner in 2010, with the purchase of the Springfield and Branson locations. Chris is committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Personal experiences with family members motivates him to create an environment where quality is first with clients, CAREGivers, and the community.

Chris and his wife Andrea have four boys, Ben, William, Dawson and Gavin. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s athletic teams, hunting, fishing and anything that involves the outdoors.

Becky Lamar-Staff Coordinator

Becky Lamar-Staff Coordinator

​Becky came to Home Instead Senior Care in April 2000. Prior to joining Home Instead, Becky worked as a Medical Assistant for an OB/GYN for 16 years and also for an Endocrinology clinic for 5 years. As the Staff Coordinator, Becky works on keeping the day to day operations of the office running smoothly while also managing client and CAREGiver schedules. Her goal is to ensure that each client receives quality service that exceeds their expectations. She takes great pride in matching clients and CAREGivers with similar interests and personalities.

Becky has one son, Joe. She enjoys watching and listening to St. Louis Cardinals games, watching HGTV, shopping, going out with friends, and of course, spending time with family.

Carol Throckmorton - Home Care Consultant

Carol Throckmorton - Home Care Consultant

Carol joined the Springfield Home Instead Senior Care office in March 2015. Prior to Home Instead, Carol worked as a chairside assistant and office manager for a Dental practice in Buffalo, MO. As a Home Care Consultant, Carol is tasked with building relationships in the community. Carol has an enormous passion for helping others find solutions to their needs! This makes her the perfect person to educate people about the services Home Instead Senior Care offers. She works with the rest of the team to identify community resources for our existing and future clients. You’ll see her out and about town as she spreads the word about Home Care and strengthens our relationships with other providers.

Carol is married and has 2 adult children and 2 grandkids. She enjoys life.


Ann Blake - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Ann Blake - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Ann joined Home Instead Senior Care in April 2016. Ann brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked as a CNA for five years and as a scheduling coordinator and office manager for a major rehab organization for more than three years. As the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, Ann manages the CAREGiver hiring process. She screens all potential CAREGivers, conducts interviews, oversees background and reference checks, makes employment decisions, and provides new employee orientation and follow-up training. Ann has amazing insight when it comes to hiring compassionate, trustworthy individuals, and understanding the needs of each CAREGiver. Her goal is to recruit, retain and train the best CAREGivers in SW Missouri to ensure we deliver quality care for your loved one.

In her free time, Ann enjoys attending the various activities of her 3 children. She also loves to read, listen to music, sing, watch movies, have a great cup of coffee, and spend time outdoors.


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