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 At Your Service 24/7 in Hattiesburg, MS

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 8:00 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 (601) 261-2114 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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Tracy Trondsen - Staff Coordinator Since 2011

Tracy Trondsen - Staff Coordinator Since 2011
Tracy is a Mississippi native. Tracy began working for Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2009. She was promoted to Lead CAREGiver in 2011, after serving our office with over  4,000 CAREGiver hours. As Lead CAREGiver, she helped to mentor other CAREGivers and provide additional support and training to new hires.

In December 2012, Tracy was promoted to Staff Coordinator, and her duties include managing the CAREGivers, arranging schedules, and ensuring compatibility between the clients and their CAREGivers. She loves the personal interaction with the CAREGivers, learning their personalities, and seeing them grow in their relationships with clients.

Tracy lives in the Dixie area with two teenage boys, Dylan and Devan, that manage to keep her very busy. Tracy has always enjoyed working with seniors. Tracy was raised by her grandmother and believes that due to her grandmother’s unconditional sacrifices and love, she is where she is today… working to impact senior’s lives on a daily basis. 

Denina Rodgers - Client Care Coordinator Since 2013

Denina Rodgers - Client Care Coordinator Since 2013
Denina is originally from St. Louis, MO and relocated to Mississippi in 1980 and has been living in Hattiesburg, MS since 1990. Denina received a Bachelors Degree in Music Industry with a minor in Business Administration in August 2005 from the University of Southern Mississippi. Denina also is the choir director for her church which she directs five different groups made up of choirs and praise teams.

Denina has a compassion for seniors, especially those with Alzheimer's, after helping take care of her grandmother who had Alzheimer's. Denina enjoys singing, playing the piano, reading, and watching movies.

Wanda Murphy, RN- CAREGiver Engagement Coordinator Since 2015

Wanda Murphy, RN- CAREGiver Engagement Coordinator Since 2015

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.



Rebecca Owens- Director of Marketing Since 2016

Rebecca Owens- Director of Marketing Since 2016

Rebecca is a native of North Carolina. She and her husband were brought to Mississippi 4 years ago by the US Army.  They fell in love with the people and the weather so when it came time for Rebecca's husband to retire from military life, they decided to stay.  Rebecca & her husband are parents to 6 children, have 2 grandchildren and a 3rd on the way. 

Rebecca has 5 years' experience as a caregiver, 2 of those with Home Instead Senior Careof Hattiesburg.  Rebecca feels so strongly about the need for seniors to be shown respect and dignity and for them to have the most caring experience possible, that she decided to take on her new role as a Community Resource Coordinator.  She is excited to be a part of the process that brings that care to seniors and their families.


Keisha Kennedy - General Manager Since 2012

Keisha Kennedy - General Manager Since 2012
​Keisha worked as a CAREGiver for 4 years before working for Home Instead Senior Care and has been with the company since January 2011. She is very excited to work with Home Instead Senior Care clients, their families, and CAREGivers to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.

Previously, Keisha has worked with Home Instead Senior Care as the Client Care Coordinator, Staff Coordinator and Community Services Director. Currently, Keisha serves as the General Manager. Some of her duties include managing the daily operations of the office, working closely with staff and CAREGivers to change the face of aging in the Pine Belt area. She works to help assure the families that their loved ones are being taken care of around the clock.

When Keisha thinks of Home Instead Senior Care, she thinks Caring, Compassionate, Loyal, and Trustworthy. Keisha has a strong desire to give back to seniors as they have given to others all their lives. She loves that she is helping people to stay in their homes as long as possible. 

Keisha is originally from Carthage, TN but currently lives in Hattiesburg in the Oak Grove area with her husband Andrew and two really spoiled dogs.

Bob and Anna Edenfield - Franchise Owners Since 2009

Bob and Anna Edenfield - Franchise Owners Since 2009

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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