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

At Your Service 24/7 in Marin County

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 (415) 883-6260 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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Todd and Catherine Vaughan, Owners of Home Instead Senior Care-Marin County

Todd and Catherine Vaughan, Owners of Home Instead Senior Care-Marin County

​Catherine spent 25 years in the project development of senior housing, assisted living, and skilled nursing care projects and was very excited to move to the personal side of the senior care business through the acquisition of the Marin County Home Instead Senior Care franchise with her husband, Todd, who’s prior career was in the automotive industry managing large departments, budgets, and staff.

Todd and Catherine had experienced first-hand the personal challenges and demands of dealing with a suddenly ailing father. He was hospitalized and then sent to a Geriatric Psych Unit for review. In a matter of days, she and her sisters were dealing with court processes, trying to understand his condition and find resources for his care. Ultimately, he stabilized and was able to return to his own home where they hired Home Instead Senior Care. It was such a relief for the sisters to have someone calling them weekly with updates on their father’s care and condition and knowing that their father was in good hands with Home Instead. As owners of their own Home Instead Senior Care franchise, Todd and Catherine are both engaged full time in the business and are committed to delivering the same quality care to their Marin clients that they expected for her father. As a team, they conduct initial client consultations, provide regular quality assurance visits with clients, stay abreast of industry news and events and oversee the day to day operations of the business.

Carol Levenson, RN, MS, Client Care and Education Coordinator

Carol Levenson, RN, MS, Client Care and Education Coordinator

​Carol has an extensive nursing career involving Emergency, Intensive Care, Home Health, Quality Management, and Hospice Nursing. She has taught nursing at the Universities of Pennsylvania and San Francisco. As an educator, complex information is presented in a manner that is easy to understand and apply. Carol has highly developed communication skills which foster unity and cooperation. Through personal experience, Carol has an immense capacity for compassion and understanding. Our staff, clients and families derive great benefit from her skillful insight and compassion.


Laura Pera, Client Care Coordinator

Laura Pera, Client Care Coordinator

​Laura Pera joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2014 attracted by the opportunity to help seniors and their families deal with the many challenges they face. As the Client Care Coordinator, she works with our clients to ensure that they receive the highest quality of care. Prior to the start of service, she meets with clients and their families to develop a personalized Care Plan. On an ongoing basis, she makes frequent quality assurance visits in the home to address any concerns or changes in conditions, as well as to support our staff in the delivery of care. Laura received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Business. She has worked in sales and customer service and has a strong passion for helping people. That passion is evident when working with our clients.


Maryanne Jacoby, Operations Coordinator

Maryanne Jacoby, Operations Coordinator
Maryanne joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2018, attracted by the opportunity to have a more meaningful career where she can make a difference in the daily lives of our seniors and their families. As the Office Coordinator she has a broad range of responsibilities that include working recruiting and hiring the very best caregiving staff and working with clients and families with the common goal of ensuring the lives of our clients are meaningful and manageable.

Maryanne received a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from City University of Seattle and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. She has a strong business background, extensive knowledge of numerous chronic diseases and medications garnered through a prior career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Maryanne has been a Northern California resident nearly 17 years. In her spare time, she enjoys creating abstract canvas art, spending time with her two Lhaso Apsos dogs and enjoying outdoor activities, reading and working out at the gym.

Jackie Dragt, Staffing Coordinator

Jackie Dragt, Staffing Coordinator Jackie Dragt joined the Home Instead team in February 2017 as the Staffing Coordinator. Prior to joining our team, she completed a degree in communications from San Francisco State University. She also worked in social media, marketing & sales for various startup companies in San Francisco. After working in the tech industry Jackie was looking for a career change, she was hoping to work for a company that is making a difference in the community and would allow her to still be people oriented. 

In her spare time she enjoys being active in the bay area. Some of her favorite places include Stinson Beach, Sausalito and North Beach. 

Kylie Stoneham, Client Care Associate

Kylie Stoneham, Client Care Associate
Kylie Stoneham joined the Home Instead Senior Care team as a Client Care Associate February, 2017. With past experience in an assisted living home, Kylie comes to Home Instead with a great passion to assist the needs of seniors. She began going to school to pursue a degree in criminal justice but slowly began developing a stronger desire for geriatrics. That's when she found herself growing within the senior care industry. 

While alongside the Client Care Coordinator, Kylie is learning what it takes to be a proficient part of the care for elders. She works around the clock to introduce new caregivers to clients on their first assignments and on an ongoing basis to ensure the care plan is being followed and any changes are being recorded and documented.  

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