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

At Your Service 24/7 in Vancouver, WA

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 (360) 253-6028 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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Julie Williams, Owner

Julie Williams, Owner Originally from Seattle, Julie Moved to Vancouver in 1996.  She has a background in marketing and consulting and loved helping small and medium size businesses succeed in an ever-changing business market.
Julie feels it was serendipity when the corporate offices of Home Instead Senior Care hired the firm she worked for to educate and train their franchise network.  Impressed with their commitment to seniors, caregivers, and their franchise network, she felt that this was the right company and the right time.  Her own experience of being a caregiver for her Auntie Ollie; who was much like a grandmother in her life, greatly influenced her decision.   She had always dreamed of owning her own business, but it had to be "the right" business, and Home Instead was it!
Julie has been involved in several fund raising events in Clark County and is truly impressed with the county's commitment to the community, and generosity of community leaders, and volunteers. She is proud to call Clark County her home; and the seniors in Clark County are her passion. She is committed to educating folks on the issues facing Clark County with the upcoming "Age Wave". Brainstorming with community leaders on ways we can make changes to provide better care and choices for families and their senior loved ones with regard to eldercare, and aging issues.
Home Instead Senior Care is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, NPDA, NFIB.

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Debi Friesz

Debi Friesz Debi is our Home Care Consultant. She works diligently with community partners, providing education and ensuring our services are communicated and understood. She was an Adult Protective Services investigator for the State of Oregon prior to moving to Vancouver in 2018. Debi has a heart and passion for helping the most vulnerable population stay safe, protected and healthy in their homes or communities in which they live. When you don’t see Debi at almost every SSN meeting or community event to support our partners, you will see her spending time with her daughters, son-in-laws and three beautiful grandchildren

Allison Steidtmann, Care Navigator

Allison Steidtmann, Care Navigator

Allison came to Home Instead originally as a CAREGiver. The high praise from our clients and her co-workers made her a stand-out.  Her passion is caring for seniors in one form or another.  She takes her role as Care Navigator to heart when she meets with clients.  Allison knows that clients and families are struggling with the demands of caregiving.   Her goal is to make sure clients and families have the tools and information needed to make informed decisions.  Allison puts the client first, she's dedicated to making sure that our clients get the services and care they need to lead an independent and fulfilling life.

When Allison has free time she enjoys spending it with her family.


Amy Yost, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Amy Yost, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

​Amy comes to Home Instead with a diverse background, and the skills needed to be great in her role as Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator.  She was the Production Lead at an international company that shipped product all over the world.  Her attention to detail and work ethic were the exact skills we needed for hiring CAREGivers and coordinating services with our CAREGivers and clients.

When Amy is not thinking about staffing and scheduling, she's thinking of the great outdoors.  Whether it's clam digging at the coast, boating on the Columbia River, or camping in some remote location, Amy is happy when she's spending time with family and nature.


Sue Marino - Administrative Assistant

Sue Marino - Administrative Assistant Sue is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality care. She helps monitor CAREgiver and client relationships.  She is our "ambassador" in the office; she welcomes CAREgivers, listens to what their needs are and makes sure she communicates that to the other office team members. She is also in constant contact with clients and their families to ensure they are getting the quality care we are known for providing.
Sue's background as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care prior to working in the office brings the needed insight and skills required to be effective in this role.​​

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