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

At Your Service 24/7 in Bloomington, IN

Every day, all across America, families are struggling to cope. Many are raising children, working demanding jobs and trying to care for a senior family member. These Americans are often called the "Sandwich Generation", and they are growing in record numbers. That's because America is aging in record numbers.

By the year 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number of 20 to 35 year olds. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles will help seniors work longer and continue to lead more productive lives. But the numbers also tell another story. More and more children need to help care for their parents. These family caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day, the stress becomes too great and the balance is broken.

Meet our team below. We are committed to helping our local families and friends to meet the increasing demands of elder care.​

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Michael Talhelm, CARE Manager

Michael Talhelm, CARE Manager

​Michael graduated from the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, earning degrees in management and human resources management. He spent the next four years working in management, customer service, sales and education before moving to Evansville in 2013.​

Michael comes from a family of ten children. He enjoys working out, coffee with friends and can be found taking photos with wife Brooke on the weekends.

Ask Michael why he loves working at Home Instead Senior Care and he’ll tell you. “The people. Every person’s story is different, so each day is an adventure.


Melissa Pabst, VP of Operations

Melissa Pabst, VP of Operations
Melissa joined the HISC family in June 2012. As a former Executive Director for a retirement community in Terre Haute, she brings over 15 years experience in the senior care industry. Melissa is dedicated to providing quality care to seniors allowing them to stay in the comforts of their own homes. 

"I am very proud to work for a company that truly cares about making a difference in the lives of seniors". Melissa now calls Bedford home and travels to Terre Haute as much as possible to spend time with her three sons and three grandchildren.

Ben Klipsch, Owner

Ben Klipsch, Owner

​Ben has been successfully providing care for seniors in Southern Indiana since 2008. ​

"My wife, Julie, and I made a conscious decision to raise a family in this area. We are so lucky to get so much from our community; we want to give something back. I look forward to working with this dedicated staff in helping our senior population maintain their independence and quality of life."

Ben graduated from Purdue in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After graduation he went to work for Ameriqual and was fortunate to work in a company that developed and fostered tremendous growth over his 18 years there. Ben recognizes and appreciates the value each of his Administrative team brings to Home Instead. One of Ben's greatest strengths is his ability to empower each and every employee to grow both professionally and personally. He takes great pride in bringing out the "greatness" of each of his employees, whether they are part of our Administrative Team or one of our extraordinary CAREGivers.​

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