Every day, all across America, families are struggling to cope. Many
are raising children, working demanding jobs and trying to care for a
senior family member. These Americans are often called the "Sandwich
Generation", and they are growing in record numbers. That's because
America is aging in record numbers.
By the year 2020, the number of seniors will equal
the number of 20 to 35 year olds. Advances in medicine and healthier
lifestyles will help seniors work longer and continue to lead more
productive lives. But the numbers also tell another story. More and
more children need to help care for their parents. These family
caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day, the stress becomes
too great and the balance is broken.
Meet our team below. We are committed to helping our local families and friends to meet the increasing demands of elder care.
Julie began at Home Instead as a weekend CAREGiver. Now, as the CAREGiver Trainer/Support Coordinator, Julie trains our CAREGivers on what needs to be done for our clients. That means they understand they may be doing light housekeeping, personal care, transportation to a doctors appointment or cooking a nutritious meal.
Julie also trains CAREGivers on Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias. "My grandfather passed away with this disease, and I see exactly how that impacts family members. So it is my passion to train our CAREGivers about this devastating disease and how they can make a difference in the lives of their clients and family."
Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Jade joined our team as on-call supervisor and is successful in her role because she is always learning, quickly adapts and possesses a genuine desire to help our community’s seniors.
Dennis came to Home Instead Senior Care in
January of 2005 after working for Deaconess Hospital for twenty years.
In 1992 after the death of his mother, Dennis decided that it was time
to change careers, because he wanted to know that what he did on a daily
basis made a difference. He went back to school and became a Critical
Care Tech on the cardiovascular care center and eventually became an
educator for the hospital. In 1997 Dennis took a position in the
Resource Center and was a part of Deaconess Hospital's Senior Program.
It was here that Dennis found his true calling. While in the Resource
Center Dennis assisted in the opening of the two Deaconess Primary Care
Centers for Seniors in Evansville.
In early 2005 Dennis was offered the position of Operations Manager
and he quickly accepted. "It didn't take me long after learning about
the history of Home Instead Senior Care and its mission to know this was
where I belonged," said Dennis. "It is a great feeling to know that you
are making a difference on a daily basis. I truly enjoy coming to work
everyday." As Operations Manager he oversees the daily operations of all
areas of the business. Dennis has a strong passion for seniors and
believes in Home Instead Senior Care and its mission. He works closely
with all the administrative team to ensure the highest level of customer
satisfaction. In June of 2012, Dennis was promoted to Vice President
of Business Development. In his new role, he now is able to focus on
the development of Home Instead outside of the office walls.
Dennis loves his daily interaction with clients, families and
CAREGivers. He has a vision, passion and a purpose and that is to make a
difference in the lives of our local seniors and their families. Dennis
would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how his team can
Ben has been successfully providing care for seniors in Southern
Indiana since 2008.
"My wife, Julie, and I made a conscious
decision to raise a family in this area. We are so lucky to get so much
from our community; we want to give something back. I look forward to
working with this dedicated staff in helping our senior population
maintain their independence and quality of life."
Ben graduated from Purdue in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Business Management. After graduation he went to work for Ameriqual
and was fortunate to work in a company that developed and fostered
tremendous growth over his 18 years there. Ben recognizes and
appreciates the value each of his Administrative team brings to Home
Instead. One of Ben's greatest strengths is his ability to empower each
and every employee to grow both professionally and personally. He takes
great pride in bringing out the "greatness" of each of his employees,
whether they are part of our Administrative Team or one of our
"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.