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

At Your Service 24/7 in Tacoma, WA

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 (253) 943-1603 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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Lois Etienne, Owner

Lois Etienne, Owner

​Owner Lois Etienne, an RN who worked almost ten years at Stevens Hospital's ICU, started Home Instead Senior Care in the greater Seattle area in 1996. She served on the Home Care Association of Washington's board for four years. She was the first President of the Washington Home Care Association, formed to give a voice to private duty agencies.

"I am so proud of this business. We touch lives in a real way. We help seniors and their families, day in and day out, to cope with changes in their health and living arrangements. We have some of the finest people working with us, from office staff to our CAREGivers."​​

While Lois brings a very professional dynamic to this industry, you can still feel the "family" in this family business.

"Having a family business has had an impact on our corporate culture. The same things that make a family work—relationships, grace, laughter, compassion, are the same things that make great caregivers."

Supporting others, even outside of work, is who we are. In years past, this local office put one young man from Mozambique and another young lady from Kenya  through college. We have supported local women and children's shelters. Lois also started a non-profit, Aging With Excellence, many years ago that gifts local low-income seniors during the holidays. 

When we say it's personal, we mean it."​​​

Nikki Etienne

Nikki Etienne

General Manager - Nikki has been around HISC since our doors first opened in 1996. She spent time as a caregiver, came into the office, worked every position from care coordinator to staffer and now she has become our General Manager, bringing that first-hand knowledge to the task of making sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently.


"I need to get it right, because the smallest thing can completely change how we should best care for this individual. So I take it very seriously. But the bonus in our work is the stories; I really love the stories. These folks have some amazing life experiences to share, especially the many vets we serve."


Nikki knows the ins and outs of this family-owned business, having been raised in it. She is particularly skilled at handling the intricacies of the VA system and serving our VA clients. ​​​

Alia O'Bannon

Alia O

​Alia is our newest member of the team. She comes to us with over four years in the senior care industry and has her CNA certification. She seamlessly took over the staffing for our clients and CAREGivers and her warm personality makes her a favorite of everyone. Welcome aboard.

Michele Adams

Michele Adams

Accounts Mgr/Training Dir - Michele has been with HISC for over 10 years now! She applied for a part time job and she's never worked part time from day one. An invaluable member of our staff, she continues to take on new roles to move us forward.

"It is fulfilling to be a part of an organization dedicated to helping seniors age in place with dignity while at the same time giving peace of mind to their family by providing a quality of care they can trust."

Michele goes out of her way, always with a positive, 'can-do' attitude, to make sure that others are cared for, heard and their problems are solved. We couldn't do this without her.

Lisa Bellows

Lisa Bellows

Weekend On-Call - Lisa has been our main weekend on-call backup for several years now. The office may close at five, but we know our job doesn't stop there. Having a true 24/7 accessibility is one of the things that sets us apart.


"Got an issue at 10 pm? Don't hesitate to call. I started as a caregiver here at Home Instead and I know that our client's needs don't occur neatly between 9 and 5. So, please call. You'll always find a real voice here on the other end" 


We know it's a comfort to our clients, and also to their families that we are the eyes and ears, always on watch, when they can't be. Lisa is the reason we can confidently say, "Call us anytime!"  ​

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