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Senior Care 24/7 in Chicago

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 (773) 784-4024 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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Karen Stephenson, President and Owner

Karen Stephenson, President and Owner

Karen Stephenson purchased the Home Instead Senior Care franchise in November of 2013.  She is very active in the office and oversees the leadership of the organization and ensures we provide the highest quality caregiving services. Her time is also spent meeting with new clients, developing community relationships and striving for excellence at every level of the organization.  She can be contacted for any questions regarding the quality of our services or if you know a senior in need of guidance and support.  Karen comes from a diverse background; she began as a Software Sales Executive and continued for over 16 years while receiving many achievement awards then became the owner of a Real Estate Development and Construction Company for over 10 years. She is now serving in her most rewarding role of CEO/Owner for Home Instead Senior Care.  Karen is passionate about exceeding expectations of clients and CAREGivers, and sets an example of leadership in her office and the industry.  ​


Lina Abankwa, Director of Operations & Human Resources

Lina Abankwa, Director of Operations & Human Resources

Lina Abankwa manages the internal operations for the agency. Including, training, recruitment, retention, supports compassionate & committed persons to become CAREGivers for HISC and quality improvement. Lina obtained a Bachelor’s in Health Administration from DeVry University, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School Of Management. She enjoys travelling and cooking.


Dionne Elam, Director of Client Care Manager

Dionne Elam, Director of Client Care Manager

Dionne Elam coordinates care needs for assigned clients and utilizes communication ​with family & medical staff to support the mission of HISC.  Her position develops and maintains client assessments, conducts QA visits and facilitates introductions between clients and caregivers. Dionne has been working in Social Work for 17 years.  She is a Certified Child Welfare Worker and also has experience in mental health.  Her favorite season is spring, she loves her pets, and also manages to find free time doing home improvement projects and DIY car repairs.  


Cristina Dabu, Scheduling Coordinator

Cristina Dabu, Scheduling Coordinator

Scheduling Coordinator, Cristina Dabu works with caregivers, clients and their family members to create schedule solutions that will suit their needs and exceed their expectations.  Cristina holds a CNA license and started with Home Instead in 2006. She has filled a number of roles over the years with Home Instead; including, CAREGiver, Care Coordinator and On Call Manager. Cristina is very excited to grow her career with Home Instead and be a part of our Operations team in the staffing capacity.  
 


Jennifer Sargent, Client Care Manager

Jennifer Sargent, Client Care Manager

Jennifer Sargent coordinates care needs for assigned clients and utilizes communication with family & medical staff to support the mission of HISC.  Her position develops and maintains client assessments, conducts QA visits and facilitates introductions between clients and caregivers. Jennifer has been with Home Instead Senior Care LaGrange Franchise since 2009. She got transferred to our Chicago Office In May of 2017, and has remained with us since.  


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