The need for in-home senior quality 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 (972) 239-3934 to get help setting up home care for a family member in Dallas, TX.
As an associate professor at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical School, Dr. Nancy Oppenheimer-Marks was conducting research in
rheumatic disease in the Department of Internal Medicine when she chose a
new career path. "Following the death of my parents and after
serious consideration, I decided to make it my priority to help provide
quality care and compassion to our senior population", said Nancy. She
found that the mission of Home Instead Senior Care was much like her own
and opened the Dallas franchise in 1999. "The rewards are
immeasurable", she said. "I get personal pleasure from helping clients and
their families, and from employing great people."She earned her
PhD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, now
known as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Nancy
served on the board of directors for Friends of Senior Affairs and is a member of the
Texas chapter of the Home Care Association of America.Nancy's
son is a professional pilot and her husband of over 40 years is a retired
neurophysiologist who conducted research at the VA Medical Center in
Dallas. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and likes
to knit and fuse glass. She also enjoys the company of her dogs, Archie and Edith.
Debbie grew up as a military brat, living in many states coast to coast. She met her husband in Arizona, got married, and moved to Texas. For 13 years, she worked for Texas Instruments in Mechanical Drafting. Subsequently, she changed professions and over the course of several years worked in the front office of a Pediatric doctor's office handling billing and insurance claims and then a radiology office in their billing department.
One day in 2003, she met at friend for lunch at Home Instead Senior Care in Dallas and was recruited to work in the office assisting with Human Resources. In 2003, it became a state of Texas mandate that all non-medical in-home care companies be licensed by the state. To ensure Home Instead stayed compliant with all state standards and licensing requirements, a new position was created: Service Coordinator. In 2009, after becoming a grandmother, Debbie decided to take a leave of absence to care for grandchildren. In 2014, she resumed a part time position as Compliance Coordinator, which encompassed all of the changing state and federal regulations, while also caring part time for her 3 grandchildren.
As often as possible, Debbie and her husband go to their cabin at Lake Texoma. Her favorite things to do are bird watching, kayaking, and watching her grandchildren.
Alicea comes to Home Instead Senior Care as staffing coordinator with
a vast amount of staffing experience from her previous work
experiences. She has worked on behalf of seniors in many different
venues, physician’s offices, home health care agencies, and hospice
care. She brings a youthful enthusiasm to her work ensuring that seniors
are taken care of in the environment they prefer. Alicea is dedicated
to matching the client’s needs, interests and personality with
Having grown up in Arlington and Frisco she now enjoys the peaceful
calm of Cross Roads. Keeping her busy in her off hours are her six
children and two cats. Alicea is passionate about living a healthy
lifestyle and exercising.
Deandra recently relocated to the Dallas area from Waco, TX to pursue a career with the senior population. Deandra graduated with a Bachelor in Social Work from Baylor University in 2017. After graduation, she stayed at Baylor University to pursue her Master's in Social Work where she concentrated in community practice and specialized in food security and older persons. Before joining the Home Instead Senior Care team, Deandra worked with Meals on Wheels as a Social Work Assessor where she worked closely with seniors who were facing food insecurity.
Deandra has a passion for working with the senior population and it brings joy to her heart to work alongside them every day. She enjoys learning from their wisdom and listening to their stories. She is enthusiastic about the new opportunities for growth and learning as she continues to develop her professional career as a social worker.
In Deandra's free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and loving on her two adorable pups: Bentley and Benson.
Kimberly grew up in Honey Grove in Texas, a town with the tagline "The Sweetest Town in Texas". With that kind of start in life, how could you not want to devote your time to helping others?
She knew very early on that she wanted to work in the healthcare field and got her feet wet in the business 15 years ago as a CNA. After Kimberly had her three children she decided she needed a little more stability, so she applied for an Office Assistant position at a home care agency. From there, she worked her way up to becoming the HR Coordinator and has been in that role for 5 years.
Kimberly truly loves her job and thrives on finding the best quality Caregivers to work with our clients. In her free time, she likes to go shopping and play basketball.
Kelly is the newest member of our Home Instead team! She grew up in East Texas where she went to Tyler Jr College and received her certificate of Dental Assistant in 2002. She's been in the dental field for 16 years and loves helping, caring, and teaching patients oral health care. Did you know the mouth is the first area that can lead to heart issues because of bacteria entering the bloodstream? Kelly did!
After she had her second son Easton in March of 2018, she decided to stay home with him during his first year. But when Nancy asked her to join our team, she couldn't say no! She has always loved helping and meeting new people and is excited to use her skills at Home Instead. She feels so blessed to work for a team that cares so much about their clients, and we are excited to have her with us!
Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Seth and her two boys: Evan and Easton. They have a super busy life running around watching Evan participate in hockey and soccer!
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
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