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.
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.
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.
Sheli began with Home Instead Senior Care in September 2018 bringing with her many years of experience working with seniors in local hospitals, nursing homes and with skilled nursing. As our Client Care Coordinator her responsibilities include meeting and signing new clients, matching CAREGivers to work with clients, and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients and their families. Sheli has a passion for helping seniors, recognizing the needs of our clients and quickly acting upon them to provide the best CAREGiver(s) for them.In her off-time, Sheli is a full-time student at Eastern Michigan University where she majors in both Business Management and Marketing. A talented singer, she also performs and volunteers at the Croswell Opera House and other local venues. Sheli and her husband are high school sweethearts that have been married for 17 years. They have two teenage boys and two loving Labrador retrievers.
"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.