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How Home Instead Began 15 years Ago
in Granville, Ohio

Originally from the Central Ohio area, Amy Huddleston and her husband Klay spent several years working in the online industry in Seattle. In the winter of 2003, after the birth of their first son, Amy and Klay began planning to eventually return home to raise their family.

Amy decided she really wanted a career in servicing & helping others when she returned home. Klay heard a story about Home Instead Senior Care on National Public Radio. He mentioned how this company would be perfect for what she was looking for -- an opportunity to service others & to help keep seniors "home instead".

Amy knew right away that Home Instead Senior Care provided a service that was very much needed -- one that could help improve the quality of life for seniors and their families -- a service that could truly help "make a difference" in people's lives.

After extensively researching the company, Amy and Klay flew to Omaha to be interviewed by Home Instead Senior Care's corporate office. Amy and Klay decided to purchase the Licking & Muskingum area franchise before returning to the Central Ohio area in the summer of 2004.

Amy opened the Home Instead Senior Care office in Granville in November of 2004 as its only employee. In February 2012, she opened a second location in Zanesville. Currently, both locations provide care to over 200 clients, and employ more than 230 local residents. As of April 2018, the Granville and Zanesville offices have provided over 1,000,000 hours of extraordinary care to hundreds of area seniors.

Amy truly believes in Home Instead's mission of being the world's most trusted & reliable provider of ​​​ home care services for seniors.

A Passion for Serving Seniors and their Families

Our families live and work in Licking and Muskingum Counties, so we're invested in our community on a very personal level. And we believe every family in the area deserves individualized in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead Senior Care® of  Granville and Zanesville, OH.

As a locally owned business, we offer friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. We're dedicated to making our community a better place to live for seniors and their families.

Helping Seniors for more than 15 years

We know that caring for an elderly loved one is much more than just helping out. It's about a special partnership in which a senior not only feels cared for, but also loved. That is why we are consistently graded highly by our clients and their families as your trusted provider of compassionate, and reliable companionship and home care services for seniors throughout Licking and Muskingum counties.

Our quality assurance department strives to make a Perfect Match between our clients and their CAREGivers. All of our CAREGivers are carefully screened and are required to complete extensive training and attend an on-going educational series, They are continually recognized for their outstanding service.

At our Home Instead Senior Care offices, located at 1718 Columbus Rd. (Route 16) in Granville, OH 43023, and at 14 N Fifth St. Suite 124 in Zanesville, OH 43701, we are committed to helping our community's seniors, whether it is through companionship, meal preparation, personal care, or assistance with daily living skills. We are passionate about exceeding the needs of our elderly community and are actively involved with senior organizations in our community.

No matter where seniors live, in their home, in assisted living facilities or even nursing homes, Home Instead Senior Care provides extensive home care services and we can provide everything you'd do for your loved one and more, so you'll have confidence that your loved one is safe... whether you live several states away or just miles down the road. Service can be arranged for as little as 3 hours, or as many as 24 hours, up to 7 days per week (including holidays).

Our office is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In addition to our normal business hours, we can be reached by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited business, with an "A+" rating. We are also affiliated with the Licking County Task Force on Aging, Granville Rotary Club, and the Muskingum County Senior Task Force.

Come Visit With Us

We invite you to stop by to meet our staff and share a cup of tea or coffee with us. We can discuss the needs of your loved one and develop a personalized service plan whether it's in your loved one's home, senior independent living facility, assisted living facility, hospital or your home.

If you prefer, call us for more information, to schedule an appointment, ask questions, or just chat about your needs or the needs of your loved one. We welcome your calls and visits and look forward to having the opportunity to assist you.

Resource Center

Our Granville office houses our Resource & Training Center that is open to CAREGivers and family members who are seeking additional information and resources. The Center includes a CAREGiver library with numerous video and printed resources as well as activities for the mind, body and soul.

The Center also houses a "hands on" training lab complete with bed, shower, toilet, training mannequin, wheelchairs, walkers, gait belts and other training devices utilized in our CAREGiver Personal Care Training course.

At Home Instead Senior Care, we are dedicated to caring not only for our client, but we are also keenly aware of the important role our client's family members and loved ones play in their lives. As part of our on-going commitment to provide assistance to our clients and their families, we offer free Alzheimer's Educational Programs.

Participants will learn about the different stages of Alzheimer's. the most effective ways to communicate and interact with individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and tools to help caregivers provide compassionate care. Please call our office if you would like to attend this complimentary, educational program or if you have any questions.

If you need a CAREGiver to stay with your loved one in order for you to attend, contact Home Instead at 740.204.2645 to discuss complimentary CAREGiver services.

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Contact Information

Address: 1718 Columbus Road, Granville, OH 43023 or 14 N Fifth St., Ste 124 in Zanesville, OH
Phone: 740-204-2645
Fax: 740-321-3335

Call us today for a free no-obligation home assessment at 740-204-2645.

Trusted Senior Home Care Since 1994

Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead, Inc. in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska. Paul's own family experience caring for his grandmother led him to realize many families could use the help of an in-home caregiver. He and Lori set about creating a company to help seniors to live independently at home. That mission still drives the company and its franchise network today.

Home Instead, Inc. began franchising in 1995. Today, the Home Instead Senior Care network has grown to include more than 1,000 franchises around the world -- including our offices in Licking County & Muskingum County, Ohio. While our franchise network is international, our office is local. And to us, senior home care is personal.

Senior home care in Licking and Muskingum County

If you or a loved one could use a little help with senior care, give us a call for more information on how we can help: (740) 321-3330.



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