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 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 small zoo of 'fur babies'. When
she's not working, she enjoys going to the gym, playing music and spending
time with family and friends.
Karen began her Home Instead Senior Care career as a CAREGiver in 2011. In 2019 she became the Service Coordinator and was an On Call Supervisor for a short time. She comes from a vast background in the health care industry ranging from CENA to Quality Assurance at Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice and much more. She married her husband Dan in 2010. She has 3 children, 3 step-children and collectively they have 11 grandchildren. She is very active in her church community and loves to travel, sew and do many types of crafts.
Sasha started her career with Home Instead Senior Care in November 2019, she brings almost 10 years of Homecare and Hospice background to the Home Instead Senior Care team.
Sasha and her husband, Matt, have been married for 18 years and have 2 children. When she’s not working, she enjoys shopping, camping, watching her son play baseball 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 and that our Vendors are paid on time.
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.
"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.