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 The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 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 (815) 725-2050 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.

Eric Pucel, Franchise Owner

Eric Pucel, Franchise Owner Eric grew up in Joliet, IL.  In 1998, he joined the United States Coast Guard and went on to career in construction for a steel company.  Eric joined Home Instead Senior Care along side his wife, Courtney, in 2012.

"Courtney & I are so fortunate to have such an amazing office staff and incredible CAREGivers that are committed to the seniors in our community and to the Home Instead mission.  It is so rewarding to know that I have the opportunity everyday to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families in the very community I grew up in.  Additionally, I get to meet so many fascinating people- clients and CAREGivers alike- everyone has a story and I get to hear it.  Building strong relationships with clients and CAREGivers is a primary focus everyday.  Often times we are the shoulder to lean on whether it is a potential client, existing client, client family or employee.  I am honored to be a trusted source to help people find solutions."

eric.pucel@homeinstead.com

 


Courtney Pucel, Franchise Owner

Courtney Pucel, Franchise Owner

Courtney holds a BS from Illinois State University and an M.Ed from DePaul University.  She grew up in New Lenox, IL and has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2004. 
"It is an honor to provide quality care to seniors throughout our community.  Everyday I get to work side by side with an Administrative Team that focuses on client and CAREGiver needs.  We have the common goal of providing seniors with quality CAREGivers who will assist in maintaining each client's integrity and diginity.  We do all that we can to give families peace of mind whether they are near or far.  It can be really daunting on a daughter / son / spouse over time when they become the primary caregiver for their loved one.  We put great emphasis on doing what we can, as the care provider, to help them maintain their role as a loved one.  We have a compassionate team in place that understands both personally and professionally what this means.  Daughters need to be daughters, sons need to be sons, and spouses need to maintain their role as husband or wife.  We are proud of what we do and continuously seek out the most compassionate people to carry out our mission; to enhance the lives of seniors and their families through trusted quality care and allowing every senior to age successfully."

courtney.pucel@homeinstead.com


Laura, Home Care Consultant

Laura, Home Care Consultant

​Laura joined our team in 2019.  She brings to our office more than 12 years experience in the home care business.  Laura possesses values and passion that is right in line with our mission.

As Home Care Consultant, Laura is responsible for building relationships with referral providers and meeting with clients and families.  Laura will go above and beyond to build the best plan of care for clients. 

laura.eklund@homeinstead.com

 


Kellie, Service Coordinator

Kellie, Service Coordinator Kellie Kelly has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2007.  She has performed various roles on our Administrative Team over the years with her primary responsibility being staffing.  In 2015, Kellie took a leave to care for a loved one.  We are happy to have welcomed her back in 2016 as Service Coordinator. 

As Service Coordinator, Kellie is responsible for client and CAREGiver schedules.  With a focus on client needs and CAREGiver attributes, she strives for continuity and client / CAREGiver compatibility. 

kellie.kelly@homeinstead.com


Crystal, Home Care Consultant

Crystal, Home Care Consultant

​Crystal joined our team in 2017 as a CAREGiver.  Crystal was promoted in 2017 to Office Coordinator.  She has brought great value to our team and has grown within the organization.  From Office Coordinator, Crystal was promoted to Client Care Coordinator and her success in that role naturally progressed into her current role as Home Care Consultant.

As Home Care Consultant, Crystal is responsible for meeting with clients and families to build the best plan of care.  She is the face of Home Instead Senior Care in the community and works closely with our referral providers.  She builds partnerships with trusted resources in the community to better meet the needs of our clients.

crystal.nava@homeinstead.com


Belgin, Recruitment & Engagement Manager

Belgin, Recruitment & Engagement Manager

Belgin has a Bachelor's Degree from Missouri State University and holds her Master's Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Saint Mary.  She is involved in various community organizations including cub scout pack 28 and the area YMCA.

As Recruitment & Retention Manager, Belgin's focus is to ensure our team of CAREGiversSM consists of the most qualified caregivers in our community.  Her role within our local office is complimented by years of experience in healthcare as well as a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver.  Ensuring CAREGivers are confidentally equipped with the skills needed to serve our clients and their families is Belgin's priority as Recruitment & Engagement Manager.  In addition, she strives to support our CAREGivers in upholding the high standards of Home Instead Senior Care.

belgin.olgun@homeinstead.com


Kelly Ann, Office Coordinator

Kelly Ann, Office Coordinator

​Kelly Ann joined our team in 2018.  As Office Coordinator, Kelly Ann assists with daily operations with a primary focus on supporting the Recruitment Coordinator and Staffing Coordinator.

Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Kelly Ann worked for many years in the banking industry.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren (especially camping in the summer months).  Kelly Ann personally understands the needs of clients and family caregivers as she was fortunate to see her grandmother live to the age of 104.

kellyann.siegel@homeinstead.com


Sonya, Lead CAREGiver

Sonya, Lead CAREGiver

​Prior to joining our team of esteemed CAREGivers, Sonya was a CAREGiver with Pensacola, FL Home Instead Senior Care.  Sonya's level of professionalism and compassion along with her professional background in social services made her the right fit for the Lead CAREGiver role.

As Lead CAREGiver, Sonya works closely with families and CAREGivers to ensure needs are being met through introductions and quality assurance visits.


Oliver, Registered Therapy Cat

Oliver, Registered Therapy Cat

​Oliver is an exotic shorthair (aka 'grumpy cat') who joined our franchise owner's family in January 2017 when he was just 5 months old.  He and owner, Courtney, became a registered therapy animal team in January 2018.  Oliver brings so much joy to so many people with his sweet demeanor.  He's an amazing little fur baby who is sure to bring a smile to your face.


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