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​​​​​​​​​​​​Care Team Elk Grove Village, IL; 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 of Elk Grove, IL 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 (847) 690-9825 to get help setting up home quality care for a family member.

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

​​​ ​​Care Team Elk Grove Village, IL​

Kelly Hutchison, Owner

Kelly Hutchison, Owner

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Kelly has been involved in the health care industry for 16 years. He began his career as a business consultant helping large health care providers design and implement business strategies and improve operations. His business experience helps him to evaluate people, set standards and direction, and make clear choices. He experienced caregiving firsthand as a family caregiver for his father, a WWII decorated Army veteran, who passed away in the family farmhouse in 1999. That experience opened his eyes and heart to the challenges families face when caring for aging seniors. Kelly brings his compassion for seniors, dedication to his CAREGivers, and business insight to work every day. He knows what it takes to provide personalized care to seniors in the privacy of their own home. He has an open door policy to all clients and CAREGivers.

Angie McCulloch, Client Services Manager

Angie McCulloch, Client Services Manager

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Angie has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2007. As the Client Services Manager, it is Angie's job to select CAREGivers for clients and manage their schedules. She works very hard to match Clients and the level of care required to their CAREGivers. With Angie staffing, no shift goes unfilled. Prior to working with Home Instead Senior Care, Angie had seven years experience operating and managing retail stores. There she was responsible for managing employee schedules, hiring, training, and orientating new employees.

Angie is originally from Romania, but has called this area home since she was sixteen. She is married to a Cook County Sheriff's Deputy and has four children. Angie's hobbies include bowling, bike riding, and spending time with her family. ​​

Angie has a contagious laugh that can brighten anyone's day.​

Colleen McGuinn, Home Care Consultant

Colleen McGuinn, Home Care Consultant

cmcguinn@homeinstead.com

Colleen has been with Home Instead Senior Care for over eleven years! Colleen holds a degree in Business Marketing. She previously worked as an Advertising and Sales Consultant for fifteen years. When her own father became ill, Colleen quit her job in sales and marketing career to become the primary family caregiver. Colleen found this role so rewarding that she took a part-time job as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care. Colleen was quickly promoted to an administrative role and has continued to progress.  Colleen led the Client Care team for 7 years.  She received her certification as a Certified Senior Advisor in 2010.  Colleen was promoted to Home Care Consultant in June 2016. 

In her new role she will enhance relationships with referral providers and ensure our brand provides the quality our external stakeholders expect. 

Colleen has three children and one granddaughter. She enjoys walking, reading, and attending her granddaughter's sporting events.​


Brian Reynolds, Home Care Consultant

Brian Reynolds, Home Care Consultant

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Brian Reynolds is our Home Care Consultant.  In this role he works closely with doctors, nurses, geriatricians, social workers and anyone working in our industry to generate inquiries about our care. 

Brian is originally from Prospect Heights, IL.  He grew up with 9 brothers and sisters!  He went to St. Alphonsus Ligouri school in Prospect Heights.  Brian attended Southern Illinois University and worked for Xerox Corporation for several years out of college.  He later co-owned a marketing and communications company that developed advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 clients.   He lives in Palatine and has 5 adult children.  He enjoys staying active and is an accomplished musician. 

Brian's start as an administrator here at Home Instead is unique.  His started as a care giver at Home Instead!  Being a professional care giver gave him great insight on how best to meet the needs of seniors.  It also allowed him to apply his personal experiences with his own family.  Add his extensive business background, and Brian is a terrific advocate for seniors!


Michel Pocklington, Client Care Manager

Michel Pocklington, Client Care Manager

michel.pocklington@homeinstead.com

Michel Pocklington is one of our Client Care Managers. Michel has a rich variety of experiences that helps her understand your senior's needs and craft sound advice for non-medical care. She previously worked in the fields of art and financial services. She has her Masters in Counseling and most recently worked at Clearbrook.

Michel has also been a professional and family care giver!  She knows first-hand what you are going through. Michel lives in Arlington Heights. She enjoys spending time with her Husband and three terrific boys,watching them play baseball and going on nature walks!

Kathy Carrico, Client Care Manager

Kathy Carrico, Client Care Manager

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Kathy started here at Home Instead in January 2012. Kathy comes to us from Northwestern Mutual where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for 3 and a half years. Kathy holds a Marketing degree from Illinois State University. After using Home Instead's services for her own mother, she liked us enough to come work for us! Kathy is a Client Care Manager, introducing CAREGivers to our clients and ensuring all the needs of our clients are met. She makes sure our clients are always happy, and our CAREGivers properly oriented to family and client needs.

Kathy and her husband Dan have 4 children. She is a Cubs fan, and likes to take her dog 'Stella' for long walks. Kathy brightens up our office and puts a smile on everyone's face. Take a look at Kathy speaking about the importance of family CAREGivers here!

Alina Merrill, HR Manager

Alina Merrill, HR Manager

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Alina Merrill has been with Home Instead since 2008. Previously she worked as a Activity and Volunteer Coordinator for Sunrise Church Creek. Alina received her degree in Psychology from the West University of Romania. Her experience working with volunteers at Sunrise Church Creek and her personality made her a great fit as a Staffing Manager here at Home Instead. Alina became excellent at determining which CAREGiver will be the perfect fit for our clients. She is sensitive to client needs and developed strong bonds with CAREGivers.

Alina was promoted to Manager of Human Resources in 2017.  In this role Alina manages our recruiting, hiring, retention and payroll processes.

Alina and her husband Mike have a son, Darien and daughter Ariana. In her spare time she enjoys creating custom-made jewelry, shopping, and keeping fit and healthy with yoga.

Jermel Dameron, Lead CAREGiver

Jermel Dameron, Lead CAREGiver

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Jermel joined our team in 2015 as a Care Giver.  She quickly distinguished herself as a pleasant and competent member of our care team and all her clients loved her. Jermel's skills as a care giver and her can do attitude earned her an essential part-time role in the office.  In June of 2017 she became a Lead Care Giver.  In this role she introduces care givers to new clients at the beginning of an assignment and answers any questions care givers have about their client or care.

Jermel is a former gymnast.  She spends much of her spare time taking her teen-age daughter to gymnastic events.


Cyndi Constertina, HR Recruiter

Cyndi Constertina, HR Recruiter

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Cyndi Constertina is our Recruiter.  She finds and recruits wonderful, caring people to be compassionate caregivers!  Cyndi has a wealth of experience in HR and Recruiting.  She worked at United Airlines where she recruited flight attendants and has many interesting stories from those days! Cyndi also worked as a corporate trainer for United’s Credit Union and even spent time at Baxter Credit Union in customer service.
 
Cyndi lives in Arlington Heights with her Husband and 2 teenage boys.  She is very involved in her community and volunteers as a Bible Study Leader at St. James School. Her favorite past-time is watching her boys play baseball and tennis.

Terrie Thompson, Receptionist and Administrator

Terrie Thompson, Receptionist and Administrator

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Terrie Thompson has been with Home Instead since 2009. She received her degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, and taught pre-school for 10 years. Terrie also worked in Sales and Marketing in Telecommunications for 40 years before joining Home Instead.​

At Home Instead Senior Care Terrie wears many hats. Aside from reception, she has been a Community Liaison, and for many years has​ led our "Be a Santa to a Senior" program as well as coordinated our Alzheimer's Walk. She is also a CAREGiver​ and facilitates introductions between client and CAREGivers. "I love all aspects of my life here at Home Instead". 

We are very lucky to have her on board!


Shirley Leavitt, Lead CAREGiver

Shirley Leavitt, Lead CAREGiver

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Shirley has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care since 2007. Shirley has demonstrated such excellent care and great skill in caring for her senior clients that she was promoted to Lead CAREGiver in 2014. In her new role she shadows CAREGivers on the job (i.e., in the clients home) and assesses their performance. Shirley gives them first-hand advice in order to improve their skills. 

Shirley has been married to Scott since 1976 and is originally from Boston. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren, all of whom live in Georgia. She cheers for all the Boston professional sports teams.

Shirley always has a smile on her face and special tenderness for victims of memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia.


Jane Chew, Book Keeper

Jane Chew, Book Keeper

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Jane comes from an accounting background of 24 years at a globally based publishing company of trade magazines. Because most publishing companies survive on ad-generated revenue, the internet caused Jane to look elsewhere for work and she found Home Instead Senior Care. 

Jane is the proud mother of four married daughters and the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren. She stays very busy trying to attend the grandchildren's functions, from sporting events to musical recitals!

Robbie Bowers, New Client Engagement

Robbie Bowers, New Client Engagement

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Marian, known as Robbie, has been with Home Instead Senior Care for 4 years.  After retiring from a corporate career she wanted to explore a meaningful opportunity.  She was attracted to caregiving as she had always been the family's care giver.   Robbie began her 'next thing' as a part-time care giver at Home Instead Senior Care.  She quickly distinguished herself as friendly, outgoing, responsive and capable. She was promoted to an office role shortly thereafter.  For over two years she handled all aspects of the office administration in an efficient and organized manner.  In May 2016 she was promoted to a client-facing role called "New Client Engagement".  In this role she will answer initial service inquires (if you call about services you will likely speak with her!) and help arrange and organize service for new clients.

Robbie's professional back ground includes 32 years in office management and IT support at Zurich America.  Her daughter is also a CAREGiver at Home Instead Senior Care (in fact, she was hired before Robbie). Robbie lives in Carol Stream and has 3 children, 9 grand children, 3 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, helping her elderly neighbors, going to movies and concerts with her granddaughters, shopping, reading and working with her team mates at Home Instead!​


Elyse Wagner, Human Resources Recruiter

Elyse Wagner, Human Resources Recruiter elyse.wagner@homeinstead.com

Elyse joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2011 as a Care Giver.  She is a CNA and provided excellent care to many of our senior clients and their families.  Elyse even provided live-in care for one lovely lady in Elk Grove Village, giving dignity and compassion all the way to her end of life.  Due to her success, Elyse won our Care Giver of the Year Award in 2015.  Congratulations Elyse! 

Elyse was promoted to Human Resources Recruiter in 2017.  In this role she will attract, screen and train Care Givers.

Elyse lives in Des Plaines with her Husband Scott.  She has a son and two grandchildren that live nearby.  She adores them and cannot wait to spend time with her terrific family.  Elyse also has two very fat cats at home.

Hannah Floro, Staffing Manager

Hannah Floro, Staffing Manager

hannah.floro@homeinstead.com

Hannah is a Staffing Manager with Home Instead Senior Care.  Her experience includes banking and salon services.  In the salon industry Hannah worked as a stylist and was promoted through management into recruiting, training, staffing and scheduling with several salons.  As a banker she made customer service her number one priority, often going above and beyond to make sure a customer’s questions or problems were addressed.  Hannah likes to travel, practice yoga and do fun activities with her Husband and two young girls.  She lives in Hanover Park IL.


Franz Espinosa, Staffing Manager

Franz Espinosa, Staffing Manager

​Franz E is a Staffing Manager with Home Instead since September 2016. He joins Angie and Alina on the staffing team. He has a background in staffing and has worked for both senior living facilities and home care agencies. Franz knows ClearCare very well. Franz grew up in Schaumburg and has family in the area.​


Ann Sabala, On-Call Coordinator

Ann Sabala, On-Call Coordinator

Ann Sabala is our On-Call Coordinator at Home Instead. In this essential role Ann helps answer the phone and manage situations that arise outside normal business hours. Ann joined Home Instead as a part-time CAREGiver in 2013 and made a great impression with her winning smile and positive attitude! 

Ann also works full-time as an office manager for O'Brien – Sexton, a manufacturer rep company in the toy industry. She wears many hats in this job and has been there for 18 years. Ann has two children, a daughter in college who lives with her and a son who is recently engaged. She also has 2 dogs, Lloyd a Jack Russell Terrier, and Cassie a Golden Retriever. In her spare time Ann finds time to volunteer at her Church.​


Stephanie Serena, On-Call Coordinator

Stephanie Serena, On-Call Coordinator

​When Stephanie was young her mother was very sick. She began to help around the house, doing more at a younger age than most.  Stephanie also spent a lot of time with her loving and kind grandparents. They gave much of themselves to help raise Stephanie and she gained a profound respect for them and insight into seniors and their wonderful experiences and stories.  

​Currently Stephanie is studying to be an Accountant. In her free time she enjoys being with family, listening to music, pilates, archery, and dancing. She also loves to work! She finds satisfaction in helping seniors be more independent. ​


Pepper, Therapy Dog and Office Mascot

Pepper, Therapy Dog and Office Mascot

Pepper is our wonderful, sweet mascot and a volunteer therapy dog. As a certified therapy dog she visits long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and rehab facilities, where she wags her tail and helps people forget their condition and surroundings. She is a member of the Northwest Community Hospital Animal Assisted Therapy Team. The medical benefits of therapy pets are just beginning to be understood, but ask any patient the highlight of their hospital stay and they will say the visit from a therapy dog!​

Pepper often visits the office and helps distract the office team from their day jobs. Although a well-behaved and well-mannered lady, she does like attention. Tricks are not her strong suit, but she can shake paws and give high-fives.​



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