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Home Instead Senior Care
The Northland

I want to thank you so much for your attention to detail and let you know how very much we appreciate the flexibility of your staff. Every caregiver you have sent our way has been especially wonderful, professional and most of all caring. We find the caregivers easy to work with and enjoy their company as much as my mom does.


— Elizabeth

Call us today at 218-727-8810

Our Team

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Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews

Mary opened Home Instead Senior Care in 2004. Her background encompasses business management, recruitment, staffing, and marketing. She spent twenty years in the staffing industry in the various areas mentioned. Mary worked for Spherion, Pro Staff, and Express Personnel prior to purchasing the Home Instead Franchise in March 2004. Mary chose to utilize her recruitment and management experience when she selected to open a non-medial home care agency. Mary felt the home care industry was a perfect fit with the experience she had from the Temporary Help Industry. There are many similarities in the recruitment and screening processes. "Our agency constantly strives to select the areas very best Caregivers that exhibit compassion and understanding for those clients they serve."

Mary's educational background: BA in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University, College of Business and Management, Milwaukee, WI

Char Johnson

Char Johnson has been involved in various aspects of Human Services ranging from providing mental health counseling to being the Administrator of an Assisted Living facility.  Of all the populations she has worked with though, Char describes the elderly as her favorite. Listening to their histories is fascinating and there is a level of satisfaction for helping those who have sacrificed so much for us. Char lives north of Duluth with her husband and 2 children. Char is our Recruitment & Retention Coordinator and also supports the Customer Service Representative role as well out of our Duluth office. 

Brett Andrews

Brett Andrews, a native of Duluth, graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1998 with a Bachelor's of Science.  He worked as a funeral director in the Duluth area for over 13 years.  Brett became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2008.  Brett has worked at Home Instead since June 2010 and serves as General Manager.  He lives in Esko and enjoys spending his free time with his wife, two children and family. 

Julie Gustafson

Julie has worked in the healthcare field for 13 years.  She really enjoys working with the elderly and finds all their experiences very interesting.  Julie is married and has been with her husband for 13 years and has 3 beautiful children.  She enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, snowmobiling and four wheeling.  Julie also likes ice skating and sliding with her family.  She has worked for Home Instead Senior Care since June of 2010.  Julie started with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver and is now the retention and recruitment coordinator. 

Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells was born and raised in Grand Rapids. She has been in the health care field for 11 years. The last two years she has been a CNA. She came to our company in June 2012 as a Home Health Aide and recently started working out of our Grand Rapids office as an Office Coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved in her children’s school activities and sports.

Amy Lindquist

Amy became an essential part of our team in July of 2013.  She is one of the administrative assistants in the Duluth office.  Amy grew up in a small town and now resides in Proctor, MN.  She worked in the healthcare field for seven years before moving onto daycare.  Amy wanted to get back into an office setting and is now part of the Home Instead team.  She loves spending time with her two children and enjoys riding and caring for her horse, Joe. 

Diane Davin

Diane comes from a small town just outside of Duluth but has been settled in Proctor for several years now, where she lives with her four legged companions. She went to college in Hibbing, for Office and Finance Technology. Diane owns a DJ Company, enjoying wedding celebrations on the weekends. She worked in a Memory Care unit as the Life Enrichment Coordinator and in that time felt a deep passion toward folks affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Having a personal family attachment with this disease, she came to Home Instead Senior Care, with compassion and kindness for the elderly and their caregiver’s. Diane is the Staffing Coordinator for our Duluth office

Amelia Schooler

Amelia is originally from lower Michigan.  She attended Western Michigan University and earned a Bacheolor of Science in Healthcare Services.  Throughout college, she worked as a nurse's aide and through this work, she found a passion of working with the elderly.  Amelia knew that her calling was an advocate for their needs as they transition into this stage of their lives.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, fishing and spending time with family and her pets.
Paul and Lori Hogan

It All Started With Our Founders

Lori and Paul Hogan, Home Instead Senior Care Co-Founders
It was Paul and Lori Hogan’s own experience caring for Paul's grandmother in her home for 12 years that inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Realizing that there were others families like theirs that needed help to keep their loved ones safely living at home, they have devoted themselves to making home care available throughout the U.S. and around the world. It’s what they know and love, and their services allow them to make a real difference to communities, families and individuals everywhere.

Caring Is What We Do

The Hogans’ goal has always been to provide the highest-quality care in the industry, and your local team shares the same vision of being your trusted partner in care. Every Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner has demonstrated a real commitment to caring for seniors and derives personal satisfaction by responding to this critical need that is growing so rapidly.

Our CAREGiversSM Are at the Heart of It All

Our CAREGivers are residents of the local area who are carefully screened, fully bonded and insured. Each takes part in our exclusive multi-phase training and we place a high priority on matching our CAREGivers with our clients to help develop a bond that will foster independence, promote well being and support the senior’s needs with respect and dignity.

Our Guiding Principles
The Home Instead Senior Care franchise network embraces the following core values
held by the Home Office and demonstrated by our commitment to seniors:
To honor God in all we do.
To treat each other with dignity and respect.
To encourage growth in ourselves and others.
To build value in our service to others.