"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.
Our Home Instead Senior Care story began many years ago. I, Wynn, was searching for something meaningful, a career and journey that I was passionate about. In the late 90’s my
parents were caring for Great Aunt Helena. She lived in Monroe, Michigan and my parents were living in Manitou Beach, Michigan. It was a round trip of over two hours. Living with Parkinson’s disease she was only interested in living out the rest of her life in her home residence of morethan forty years. It was difficult managing and supporting her wishes, like many families face. My parents were able to help her carry out her wishes. With this experience we knew that Helena wasn’t the only one that could use some extra assistance helping her remain safe and independent in her home. We spent more than a year researching Senior Care and Home Care. We found that the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network was the best option for us and the community that we serve. We have dedicated our life and the last ten years to helping clients and families just like ours.
Before beginning her position at Home Instead Senior Care, Kristin worked as a receptionist and then Office Manager for a local Obstetrician. She has a Bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago in Interdisciplinary studies combining two of her passions, Dance and Psychology. She did her internship at the Anixter Center in Chicago working with a group of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) patients participating in Dance Movement Therapy. Her passion for helping others grew in 2014 when her mother suffered from a bleeding brain aneurysm and stroke leaving her to need 24 hour care in a nursing facility. Kristin has been married to her husband, Kyle, since 2011 and they have a beautiful miniature Dachshund named Lady. When she's not working, she enjoys going to the gym, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Norann began with Home Instead Senior Care in September 2012 as a CAREGiver. She was a huge asset to us as she traveled to both Lenawee and Jackson counties to service clients. In May 2014, she was promoted to Client Care Coordinator where her new responsibilities include meeting and signing new clients, matching CAREGivers to work with clients, and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients and their families. Norann recognizes the needs of our clients and quickly acts upon them to provide the best CAREGiver(s) for them.For Norann, caregiving runs in her blood. She completed her CENA training, Phlebotomy, EKG Tech and Patient Care Tech before coming to Home Instead. She has previously cared for both her parents, along with several past clients and also cares for her two children; Kelsi and Kodi. In her off-time, Norann enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, and enjoying the company of friends and family around a bonfire.
Silvija Newcomer has been a loyal key player of the Home Instead Senior Care team as the bookkeeper since June of 2007. She insures that our Clients receive accurate and timely invoices. Equally as important she keeps the CAREGivers happy twice a month with accurate payroll checks. She is extremely dedicated to making sure that our Vendors are paid timely.
Sherri began her career at Home Instead Senior Care in 2006. She hired in as CAREGiver and continued to expand her responsibilities when she accepted the On Call Supervisor position in 2008. Even with the added responsibility she still won’t give up what feeds her soul, CAREGiving. She remains the primary CAREGiver to her client that she started with in January of 2013. “I enjoy the interaction of working with both clients and CAREGivers” Sherry Jenks. Sherry truly understands the challenges of caring for aging parents as she cares for her long distances mother. Her goal to treat others as she would want other to treat her mother. Sherri is married and has two children that have given her three beautiful grandchildren which she loves and enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys scrapbooking very much. She believes it is a great way to preserve family memories for future generations. Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Michelle started her career at Home Instead Senior Care in August 2008. She hired in as a CAREGiver and became an On-Call Supervisor later in 2008. Michelle currently serves as the primary CAREGiver for her client. Recently, Michelle has added the responsibility of billing to her resume and assists for both Jackson and Lenawee counties as a member of the administrative team.Before becoming a member of the Home Instead team, Michelle cared for her grandparents as a live-in caregiver. She also has a history of working in construction, but realized her passion was for caring for others.On top of being a CAREGiver with Home Instead, Michelle also helps care for her mother and six grandchildren, ages one to six.When Michelle is not CAREGiving or in the office, she enjoys traveling and learning more about her family genealogy.
Before beginning at Home Instead Senior Care, Rob worked as a Hockey Coach for teams in La Crosse, WI and Adrian College where he combined his love of hockey with the recruitment, management, and development of athletes 16-24 years of age. Prior to working as a Hockey Coach, Rob worked as a Recruiter / Account Manager in the Detroit area. After moving back from Wisconsin Rob was drawn to Home Instead Senior Care because of his families experiences caring for his Grandmother who has Alzheimer's and the impact caring for her has had on his family. Rob understands the struggles families face to keep their loved ones at home and is passionate about making a positive difference along with our CAREGiver team. Rob graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Adrian College where he also played NCAA hockey.
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