Type size

Our office

serves Albany, Avon, Annandale, Becker, Clearwater, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, Foley, Kimball, Maple Lake, Paynesville, Rice, Richmond, Rockville, Saint Augusta, Saint Cloud, Saint Joseph, Saint Martin, Saint Stephen, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, South Haven, Waite Park, and Watkins.
Select a different office

Contact Us

Interest choice is required
First Name Required
Last Name Required
Phone Required
Email Required
* indicates a required field. We respect your right to privacy - view our policy.

Home Care Team in Waite Park, MN

  1. Home
  2. About Us
  3. Our Home Care Team

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

At Your Service 24/7 in Waite Park, MN

​The St. Cloud Home Instead Senior Care Franchise owner, office staff and CAREGivers possess a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in your community. We serve St. Cloud and the surrounding areas. We are reminded everyday why we were chosen to serve seniors in our community.

Services are typically tailored to each person's needs. Non-medical CAREGivers can help with meal preparation, making the bed, doing laundry, taking out the garbage and mailing bills and letters. They can also remind clients when it's time to take daily medications. Often CAREGivers become companions with whom a senior can play cards, do crafts, go on outings and just reminisce.

St.Cloud Home Instead Senior care can also provide personal care. Personal care includes home health aide services under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Licensed by the State of Minnesota, our staff will have specific training to provide an even higher level of services. We can provide assistance with dressing, toileting, transfers, bathing and oral care.

One-on-one service to our clients is performed by CAREGivers who are screened, trained, bonded and insured. We pay very special attention to matching our CAREGivers with our clients to achieve the utmost compatibility. Our caring office staff is always on-call and ready to answer your questions and accomodate your senior service needs.​​ ​​

Tracy O'Connor, Human Resources

Tracy O

Tracy 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.  

Tracy cares deeply about the needs of others.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 


Mary Kay Morris, RN Care Manager

Mary Kay Morris, RN Care Manager

​Mary Kay works closely with clients and their families, beginning with the Care Assessment and CAREGiver introduction. She helps develop and maintain customized care plans to meet each client's needs and provides initial and ongoing training with our CAREGivers at our office, in our clients' homes and via video conferences. Mary Kay maintains relationships with her clients on an ongoing basis; assisting them as their needs may change. Mary Kay's interests include travel, competitive swimming, running, golf, hiking, biking, cooking and reading.


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. 

In 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.


Lindsay Gossard, Staffing Coordinator Manager

Lindsay Gossard, Staffing Coordinator Manager

Lindsay 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.  

Linsay's interests outside of work include camping, fishing, biking, thrift store shopping, and spending time with family and friends.


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.  Mary 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.  Pam 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

Carly Kalina

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, now 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.


Looking for advice?

Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones. (Privacy Policy)

Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones. (Privacy Policy)

Please select at least one newsletter.

Valid first name is required
Valid last name is required
Valid email address is required
View sample
View sample
View sample