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At Your Service 24/7 in Erie County, PA

For Dianne and Bob Cunningham, owning Home Instead Senior Care comes from the heart. Prior to buying the business Dianne worked as a CAREGiver, then utlilized her office and managment skills as Director of Public Relations, Development, and Operations. She currently is the President and owner of Home Instead in Erie County, a title she wears proudly and does not take lightly. Her time as a CAREGiver enabled her to form strong connections and long lasting bonds with the clients, their families, and CAREGivers alike. To Dianne, it's personal.

 
“I wanted to buy the business I’ve worked for over the past several years because the clients and their families have become part of my heart,” said Dianne. “I am committed to helping others have peace of mind when it comes to their relative’s welfare - I wake up in the middle of the night, worried about a CAREGiver, worried about the health condition of a client and praying for the outcome. I have realized that Home Instead Senior Care is something I believe in.”

 
Bob is also very passionate about the industry in which he works. He left the auto industry to join his wife after volunteering his time and support to Home Instead Senior Care for two years. He currently holds of the title of owner and CEO, a position as tough and respectable as it sounds. He hopes to "broaden the reach of all our services to all of Erie County, while improving the quality of life for seniors throughout the area". To Bob, it's personal.

 
The Cunninghams and their Home Instead Senior Care team strive to provide services to seniors whereever they call home, whether it be a private home, apartment, assisted-living facility, or care center. Bob realizes this is an important component to senior care as  the majority of seniors, typically 90%, polled in industry surveys conducted by AARP (American Association for Retired Persons) say they want to remain in their homes as they age. 

 
“We love seeing the CAREGivers become part of the family, developing long-term relationships with seniors,” said Bob Cunningham. “Our services are designed for any living arrangement where an older adult simply needs interaction or help with day-to-day activities. Additionally, we enjoy quite a reputation in the community in helping families care for relatives suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Our CAREGivers are trained extensively in this area. "


 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 1 (814) 208-8087 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

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Lisa Cunningham LeCorchick- Vice President

Lisa Cunningham LeCorchick- Vice President

​I joined the Home Instead, Erie team in 2013 and have enjoyed working here every day since! To work for a company whose goal is to improve the overall quality of life, fulfill one's wish to remain in their home as they age and to ease the burden on families who are caring and worrying about a loved one, brings me great joy and personal fulfilment, every day. Behind all of the paper and daily tasks, the core of who we are and what we do is to help those in need and relieve the stress on families caring for the people they love and cherish the most, and I feel blessed to call that my job. Our mission statement, "With mindful hearts, we ease burdens, keep promises and preserve dignity", is essential to everything we do. We succeed in providing the greatest care Erie County has to offer while maintaining Home Instead Senior Care, Erie as one of the best employers our local senior care industry has to offer. I enjoy being a part of this team and look forward to continuing to share our mission with more families and employees for years to come.

To reach Lisa,  email lcunningham@homeinstead.com


Amy Jennings - Administrative Coordinator

Amy Jennings - Administrative Coordinator

Amy Jennings joined our staff as Administrative Coordinator in September 2014. She enjoys the challenges that come with this fast-paced high-energy workplace. Interacting with many CAREGivers and clients daily has helped her develop a better understanding of caring for seniors and their needs.  Helping a senior remain in their home is truly rewarding and accurately reflects Home Instead, Erie's mission statement:  "With mindful hearts, we ease burdens, keep promises, and preserve dignity."  You can contact Amy at ajennings@homeinstead.com.


Misty Agnew - Human Resources Manager

Misty Agnew - Human Resources Manager

Misty joined our team back in February of 2015 as the Human Resources Manager. Misty was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina, where she previously worked as Director of Human Resource for a senior living facility. After twelve years of employment, she was promoted to Director of Regional Operations where she oversaw five senior living facilities supporting staff and enhancing the lives of seniors. Misty completed her degree in Health Care Administration from The University of Phoenix. She is very excited to be the voice of the CAREGivers and is passionate about providing quality care at home for seniors. Misty's passion and dedication to the Human Resources department shines through her ability to enlighten those around her, while sharing our mission statement with employees joining our Home Instead family. To Misty, it's personal.

To email Misty directly - misty.peccalaio@homeinstead.com


Kolby Kulhanek-Gannoe- Human Resources Assistant

Kolby Kulhanek-Gannoe- Human Resources Assistant

Kolby joined our team back in April of 2016 as the Human Resource Assistant and CAREGiver Engagement Coordinator.   Kolby was introduced to Home Instead Senior Care, while Dianne Cunningham did an “Alzheimer’s Friendly Business” training for her wait staff at Joe Root’s Grill, where she managed and worked for about 8 years.  She has a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Edinboro University.  Kolby has always wanted a rewarding career where she can help those in need and find what they truly are passionate about.  She loves running special programs that helps our wonderful CAREGiver’s get involved in our community. While providing these special trainings for our passionate CAREGivers and providing them with the necessary tools for their toolbox in the field, she helps share our mission statement with those we serve.


Jackie Covert, RN- Quality Assurance Specialist

Jackie Covert, RN- Quality Assurance Specialist

I joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in October of 2017. I received my RN from Luzerne County Community College followed by a BS in Rehabilitation from Penn State University.  I recently began a new journey with HISC as a Quality Assurance Specialist. 

Working with special needs clients, seniors and of course, life experiences has allowed me to grow and share my passion of caring for others - a most vital act for the age we live in today.  Caring is two-fold for me.  It comes with not only grief, difficulties and sadness but also with a sweeter level of love, sharing and giving of myself.  This is a choice.  I find it keeps me developing greater inner resources for seeking a higher expression of understanding in my personal and professional life.  

I believe a true caregiver knows the most effective way to act upon the universe is through example:  attraction rather than promotion.  Being willing in mind and spirit, is a process I embrace, a process that can work within the most delicate nature of our soul.  From my first interaction with Home Instead Senior Care staff I felt  "at home".  

Life in its fullest brilliance is a reciprocal endeavor-a labor of love.  My position with HISC gives me a compass.  It allows me to follow my desire to help, care for and nurture to the ends of our clients' expectations.  Being present, being in the moment, helping our clients and their families make the best, often times difficult decisions is critical.  Providing an objective evaluation on an individual basis, is for me, where I feel the spiritual force of my responsibilities  I challenge myself to ease our families burdens, provide information and keep our promise to assure their needs are met. To me it's personal.


Schelly Nagg- Service Manager/On-Call Supervisor

Schelly Nagg- Service Manager/On-Call Supervisor

​"To us, it's personal" all started for me in October 2016 when I started as a CAREGiver for HISC.    The experience I had day-to-day with my client formed a love and passion for Home Instead Senior Care and all that we can do for our clients.   Shortly after that I began another journey with HISC as the On-Call Supervisor in which I learned more about day-to-day operations with both our clients and caregivers; which brought me into my current position as a Scheduling Coordinator.   I take great pleasure in bringing clients and caregivers together to enhance the lives of our seniors.   


Angela Holthouse- Staffing Coordinator

Angela Holthouse- Staffing Coordinator

​I have been working with Adult mentally handicap clients for the past 10 years as well as with the youth for the past 20+ years.  I am enjoying helping others out and with my position here with Home Instead Senior Care, I get to help out our senior clients and their families on a daily basis.  I have had 20+ year experience working with children and seniors in personal care and I am able to bring all of my experience to HISC and help our CAREGivers with personal care training and any questions they may have.


Carol Rogers- Billing Specialist

Carol Rogers- Billing Specialist

​Although I have only been with Home Instead a little over 1-1/2 years, I have grown to love the people who make up this fine organization.   Currently, I work "in the background", as a Billing Specialist.  However, I have many years (over 44!) as a Registered Nurse and human rights advocate.  During this time, I found my love for our community's Senior Citizens.  I moved from one of our local hospitals to our Area Agency on Aging.  There, I developed and implemented a number of different programs, such as Home PLUS, Project Elder Reach, and the Aging Waiver Program.  I have been committed to addressing Quality of Life issues, and bringing comfort and caring into the lives of our seniors through my work.    I am thrilled that circumstances have brought me to Home Instead, where I know that my beloved seniors are cared for with love and kindness.   It has been a joy working here, and in particular, working for Bob and Dianne Cunningham, who provide such tremendous support to this community, both through Home Instead, and their numerous charitable endeavors. 


Karen Parker- Administrative Assistant

Karen Parker- Administrative Assistant

​​Karen joined the Home Instead team in November of 2017 as our Administrative Assistant.  She is responsible for all activity logs, filing , VA billing and Long Term Care Insurance work.  "I enjoy my job, seeing how much care the seniors are receiving from our CAREGivers every day.  My parents had the same loving care when they needed help," says Karen.

 


Laura Davis-Snyder- On-Call Supervisor


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