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​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in the Quad Cities

Welcome!

We're Franchise Owners, Dalette and Steve Habenicht. In 2001 we were introduced to Home Instead Senior Care by a longtime friend who owned an office in California. We both had owned and operated our own businesses in the past and found this to be the perfect opportunity to work together. We both have fond memories of growing up around our grandparents, aunts and uncles and that too factored into our decision to pursue a Home Instead franchise.

We opened the Quad Cities office in January of 2002 and quickly established a reputation for hiring great CAREGivers​ and have therefore become a trusted source of companionship and homecare for seniors in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline , Rock Island and surrounding areas.

  • Why do seniors and their families choose Home Instead Senior Care? It's our reputation!
  • Why do health care professionals, social workers, attorneys and trust officers refer to us? We're reliable and responsive!
  • Why do our clients and their family refer friends and give references? It's their CAREGiver experience!
THAT'S HOME INSTEAD!

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to caring for you or a loved-one.

Steve and Dalette Habenicht​

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Local Professional Caregivers

April Bender - General Manager

April Bender - General Manager

​April became a Key Player in August of 2014. She is responsible for the overall performance and success of our office. Provides leadership and support to the office team and CAREGivers. Additional responsibilities include billing, payroll, setting goals and managing activities. April is committed to providing value and quality of life to seniors, our caregivers and our office team while being the most admired home care agency in the Quad Cities.​

April has been in the senior care industry since August 2014, and previously has 7 years of management experience in the hotel business.​ She also has an Associates Degree in Marketing Management​.

Married to Reuben since 2004, has 3 very active boys. She enjoys going on road trips with family, reading, listening to music, watching sports (especially the Hawkeyes) and watching her boys in their many activities.​


Shelley Scheckel - Administrative Assistant

Shelley Scheckel - Administrative Assistant

I’ve been a Key Player since October 2009 initially as a Staff Coordinator and Team Leader. Now as Administrative Assistant I’m responsible for assisting the General Manager with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, billing for Long Term Care Insurance and VA clients as well as providing support to other Key Players with various tasks in order to provide the highest quality service to our CAREGivers and clients. I enjoy reading, exercising and spending time with family.


Jakena Spencer - Lead Staff Coordinator

Jakena Spencer - Lead Staff Coordinator

I started my career in 2014 as a CAREGiver and became a Key Player in August of 2015 as a Staff Coordinator. Now as the Lead Staff Coordinator, I’m responsible for making the compatible match for our CAREGivers so our clients have a positive and meaningful experience. I’ve earned a AAS in Health Care support and CNA certificate. I love reading and spending time with my daughter and family.​​


Penny Kinney - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Penny Kinney - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

I’ve been a Key Player since February of 2006. As Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator I’m responsible for assuring our CAREGivers have a positive employment experience with us and therefore continue to be the employer of choice. I previously worked 32 years for the state of Illinois, and received my B.A from Western Illinois. My personal interests are my family and my four grandsons. I feel blessed to be employed 10+ years for a company that cares for seniors.​​


Michele Tuttle - Lead CAREGiver/ Education & Training Coordinator

Michele Tuttle - Lead CAREGiver/ Education & Training Coordinator

​Michele is a veteran CAREGiver, Certified Elder Care Specialist, and Certified in Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ Plus Dementia Advanced Care.

She became a Key Player in June of 2014. In addition to Education and Training she leads our CAREGiver mentoring program.

Michele grew up in Le Claire, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School and is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.​​


Barb Yager, CNA - Client Care Coordinator

Barb Yager, CNA - Client Care Coordinator

Barbara is a client care coordinator, responsible for helping the business grow. She takes client inquires and sets care consultations in the potential client’s home. Once services are engaged and a care plan is in place, she monitors the progress of caregiver and client through home visits, follow up calls, and messaging. 

She has been with Home Instead for 6 years, coming to this industry after 28 years of management in another service industry. She made the transition after assisting her own parents when their health failed and needing to help others with similar journeys. 

She has a B.S. in Communication, trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2013, and is also a certified installer for Phillips Lifeline, a partner business owned by this Home Instead franchise.

Barb and her partner Eric have been together for 25 years.  


Jayme Jungwirth - Client Care Coordinator

Jayme Jungwirth - Client Care Coordinator

I am a Client Care Coordinator​. My job entails meeting with prospective clients and their families, setting up the plan of care for my clients, addressing issues and changes that may arise for/with my client and doing quality checks with the clients and caregivers, along with other more office directed duties. 

I have worked in the healthcare field on and off for 20 years and have in the past had my CNA.  I am very passionate about my job and the assistance that we provide to the seniors in our community.  Outside of work my life revolves around my children and my family. 


Pam Thompson - RN

Pam Thompson - RN

​Pam returned to Home Instead Senior Care in June 2016 and serves as our Home Care Consultant. She’s responsible for the initial inquires for service and the home visits with families to set-up our services. Pam also maintains regular contact with our wonderful referral partners in the community. We’re blessed to have her back!​​​​​


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