"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
Lauren is from Hattiesburg Mississippi, born and raised. She recently got married to her husband, Andrew. Andrew works in Recreation Ministry and is also in the Army. Lauren enjoys attending church with Andrew and traveling. Lauren loves to travel to various places, but mainly she likes to travel to go visit with family.
During her college career, she interned with Walt Disney World. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community, no matter how big or small of an impact it makes.
Lauren will be working in Human Resources to help identify, hire and retain the best quality CAREGivers to provide services to our senior clients. She has a strong desire to help and care for others, and she hopes that in her new role she will be able to make an impact on the lives of our CAREGivers and our seniors.
Andrew is a native of Carthage, Tennessee and has been with Home Instead Senior Care since March of 2018. He comes to us from a musical background, having completed his Bachelor's in Music Education, a Master's in Music Performance, and has fulfilled his coursework requirements for a Doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy. He maintains an active performance schedule and was recently awarded a position within the trumpet section of the Starkville Symphony Orchestra.
He currently serves as our Home Care Consultant, the marketing and sales position within the Hattiesburg office. Andrew uses the networking skills he has developed during his time as a freelancing musician to build relationships with medical personnel, staff of multiple facilities, and the families of prospective clients to create a lasting bond that will enhance our ability to care for senior adults in the Pine Belt.
Andrew is happily married to his wife of 9 years, LaKeisha. They have a daughter, Theadora, and two dogs, Bella and Sadie. They currently reside in Oak Grove. He enjoys reading the theology of the Puritans, bass fishing, athletics at The University of Tennessee, and, most of all, spending time with his family.
Wanda is native of Vicksburg, MS but Wanda and her husband have made her life in Petal for the last 25 years. Wanda is the proud mom of one daughter and one son. She has 2 grandsons.
Wanda has been an RN for the past 35 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Her experience with the geriatric population also includes teaching senior issues and marketing senior care. Wanda assistes in providing on-going training and development to our CAREGivers including classes on specialized diseases such as Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Diabetes etc.
In her spare time she is an avid amateur painter and loves taking on craft projects, painting and spending time with her wonderful family.
Being part of Home
Instead is a very personal experience to both Anna and Bob. With their
experience helping Anna’s family care for her parents and now caring for
Bob’s 90 year old mother, they understood when the opportunity arose to
make this personal experience a new life’s mission. They both feel one
of the most gratifying parts of Home Instead is the daily fulfillment;
knowing that the Caregivers and dedicated staff strive to make such a
positive impact on senior’s lives every day. They believe the Home
Instead daily mission is to keep seniors in their homes safely and
comfortably; adding to their quality of life, while preserving their
dignity and independence.
Bob and Anna have been married for 20 years. They moved to the
Hattiesburg community about four years ago and genuinely enjoy living
here and growing into part of the community. Bob was once overheard to
say, “the two nicest groups of people I have ever met are the native
Hawaiians and the folks in the Hattiesburg area”
Both Anna and Bob are involved in the business, where Bob oversees daily
operations while Anna is actively involved with community projects like
our Be A Santa to A Senior, a community wide effort on behalf of less
fortunate Seniors during the Christmas season.
Bob’s background before Home Instead has been in engineering
applications and technical sales . He graduated from Kennesaw State
University with continuing education at University of Georgia and
Georgia Tech. Anna graduated with a degree in Psychology from Southern
Louisiana University. She has worked as a case manager in social work
for four years before coming to Home Instead. Both feel their work
careers and life experience, their love of seniors combine helped them
understand they are in the right place and the right time to help make a
difference in senior’s lives and our community.
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