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

At Your Service 24/7 in Andover, MN

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 (763) 792-0041 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.
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Chelsea Brannick, Human Resources

Chelsea Brannick, Human Resources

Chelsea is responsible for the oversight of all CAREGiver Human Resource related activities, including CAREGiver recruitment, hiring, Home Instead Senior Care standards training, and retention.  She is also responsible for employment paperwork, background checks, and ensuring compliance regarding employment law.

Chelsea loves to spend time with her family and volunteering at her church.  She feels very passionate about making the best of each day because life’s too short to be anything but happy.


Shelli Powers, RN Client Care Manager

Shelli Powers, RN Client Care Manager

Shelli works closely with our clients and their families beginning with the Care Consultation and client and CAREGiver introductions. She conducts nurse assessments and develops care plans for what our clients need. Shelli maintains an ongoing relationship with our clients, and assists them as their needs change. She also provides initial and ongoing training for our CAREGivers.

Shelli lives in Andover with her husband, two sons and three dogs.


Angela Wisely, Business Development Manager

Angela Wisely, Business Development Manager

Angela develops relationships and partners with local hospitals, transitional care units (TCUs), rehab and nursing facilities, assisted and independent living communities, and many others to assist with the continuum of care and safe transition of our Seniors to their home or community.

On her downtime, Angela and her husband enjoy many outdoor activities that include biking, hiking, and traveling in addition to being devoted parents to their two French Bulldogs.


Connie Thompson, Client Care Consultant

Connie Thompson, Client Care Consultant

​Connie works closely with our Nurse, Shelli, and is responsible for taking all client inquiries, following up on inquiries and consulting with clients and their families. 

As the youngest of six children, Connie knows what it means to be a team player. She worked in her family business for 16 years, where she learned the art of Customer Service and Sales. Before joining Home Instead, Connie was a top tier sales performer with the Neptune Society as a Certified Pre-Arrangement Advisor for cremation sevices.

Connie is married and has two children and two mimiature toy Schnauzers. She loves camping with her family or taking Caribbean getaways with he husband. Connie has a passion for Seniors and their families and has been instrumental in caring for her 88 year old parents.



Sarah Lien, Staffing Coordinator

Sarah Lien, Staffing Coordinator

Sarah is responsible for all client and CAREGiver scheduling.  She works closely with our Client Care Managers, clients, and CAREGivers to ensure that monthly schedules are completed and communicated appropriately. 

Sarah started working in the kitchen of the Milaca Elim Home when she was 16. She received her CNA at 18, and worked at the Milaca Elim Home for nine years. Sarah moved on to work in assisted living before joining Home Instead Senior Care.

Sarah lives in Milaca with her family, where they love to bow and rifle hunt for deer and turkey. Sarah is also an avid volunteer and is the Board Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator for the Milaca Food Shelf.


Mary Byrnes, On-Call Staff

Mary Byrnes, On-Call Staff

Mary's primary responsibilities are to assist clients and CAREGivers with their needs after office hours.  This includes staffing needs that occur after hours, emergency calls from clients and CAREGivers, as well as relaying pertinent information to our Client Care Managers.  She helps keep our services seamless so our clients can receive the care they need and our CAREGivers can get timely assistance.

Mary lives in the metropolitan area and likes to travel.​


Pam DeSalle, On-Call Staff

Pam DeSalle, On-Call Staff

Pam's primary responsibilities are to assist clients and CAREGivers with their needs after office hours.  This includes staffing needs that occur after hours, emergency calls from clients and CAREGivers, as well as relaying pertinent information to our Client Care Managers.  She helps keep our services seamless so our clients can receive the care they need and our CAREGivers can get timely assistance.  

Pam enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking with her husband and is passionate about helping others.


Carly Kalina, On-Call Staff

Carly Kalina, On-Call Staff

Carly's primary responsibilities are to assist clients and CAREGivers with their needs after office hours.  This includes staffing needs that occur after hours, emergency calls from clients and CAREGivers, as well as relaying pertinent information to our Client Care Managers.  She helps keep our services seamless so our clients can receive the care they need and our CAREGivers can get timely assistance. 


Lisa Schirmer, Administrative Assistant

Lisa Schirmer, Administrative Assistant

Lisa is the first point of contact for answering incoming phone calls and will direct your call to the appropriate office team member.  She is also responsible for special projects and assists office staff with administrative tasks as needed. 

Lisa lives with her husband and three children in rural Central MN where she loves to spend her spare time helping her parents on the family farm, going dancing and making the best of every day.


Jason Crane, Owner

Jason Crane, Owner

Jason has had a heart for seniors from a very young age. When he received his driver’s license on his 16th birthday, Jason promptly visited his grandmother Damon at the nursing home to take her to the nearby Piggly Wiggly deli for coffee and her favorite Chocolate Donut!  Visiting Grandma Damon became a weekly routine for Jason

While living in California, miles away from his hometown Appleton, WI, Jason and his wife Dawn visited nearby nursing home resident, Juanita Spencer, after church every week to brighten her day and teach their children the importance of serving seniors in the community. Juanita passed away a few years later and Jason and Dawn named their 4th child, Spencer, in honor of Mrs. Spencer. 

After a 21 year career with musical instrument retailer Guitar Center, Jason joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2013 as President of five franchises in Wisconsin. Jason and his wife, Dawn, own Home Instead Senior Care franchises in St. Cloud and Andover, with a satellite office in Stillwater. Today, Jason employs over 200 CAREGivers and office staff throughout both franchises.


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