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​​​​​​​​​Care Team Fredericksburg, VA; quality care for seniors.​​

Caring is Personal To Us​

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 care team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night to deliver quality care​. You can always reach us by phone at (540) 899-1422 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 in Fredericksburg, VA. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSM​​to serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.


Care Team Fredericksburg, VA​

Karl Karch, Owner

Karl Karch, Owner

​Karl holds a bachelor's degree in management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Prior to starting his home care business, Karl held various senior management positions including CEO of a $70 million multi-plant printing company. His involvement in organizations includes: Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice, the local Alzheimer Association Advisory Council, Board of Directors of Partners In Aging, Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council, Board of Directors of NAIFA, former treasurer of the Fredericksburg AARP, former member of the Board of Directors of the Health Care Council of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Karl is a Certified Senior Advisor and is passionate about senior issues and gives presentations to a variety of local organizations. Since January 2007, he has been writing articles for the Senior Care section of the "Front Porch Fredericksburg," a monthly community magazine serving the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, and King George.​​


Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta brings many years of caring for others, personally and professionally. She is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and has been a deacon and trustee. Some of her other service duties included: Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, vocational skills lab teaching assistant in a special education school, privately tutored special needs students, United Way volunteer, member of Association for Retarded Citizens, and volunteer at homeless shelters. She attended New River Community College.

One program she is particularly proud of is "Be A Santa To A Senior." This community service effort provides gifts to seniors who live alone and are often overlooked during the Christmas holiday.


Annette Wright - Staffing Coordinator

Annette Wright - Staffing Coordinator

Annette joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2016 and became a Staffing Coordinator in 2017.   Annette and her husband reside in Fredericksburg.  Prior to Home Instead Senior Care, Annette worked 26 years for a private industry within the information technology (IT) field.  Annette has always found time to give her heart and soul to helping others by volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, and participating in a mentor program for ESL students in Fairfax County Public Schools.  Annette loves spending time with her family, shopping, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles. 


Reeitter Mitchell - Administrative Assistant

Reeitter Mitchell - Administrative Assistant

Reeitter is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, a college graduate from Kaplan University and served four years in the Marine Corps. Reeitter, her husband, and three children settled in Fredericksburg. Reeitter joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2015 as a CAREGiver.  She moved in to the administrative assistant role in June 2018.  Reeitter is fun loving, enjoys listening to music and loves making people laugh. The way to Reeitter’s heart is through food and her favorite thing to do is to learn and teach others about the Bible.


Robin Brown - Staffing Coordinator

Robin Brown - Staffing Coordinator Robin joined Home Instead Senior Care in January 2018 as a CAREGiver and moved in to the staffing coordinator position in May 2018.  Robin previously worked for our military community for 32 years.  After retirement, Robin relocated to Fredericksburg to be closer to her family.  She is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University.  Robin enjoys traveling, shopping, reading and has a passion for helping others.

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Melissa and her family have been fortunate to live around the world and have recently relocated from Southern California.  Where she worked for Home Instead Senior Care as a caregiver from August 2016 and moved to the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator position November 2017.  She leads and promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and quality time with family and friends.


Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Coordinator

Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Coordinator

Karen is a Fredericksburg native and lives in Spotsylvania with her husband, young daughter, and cat.  She joined HISC in 2007 as the Receptionist.  In 2013, Karen graduated from Germanna Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.  Prior to joining HISC, she was a Human Resources Assistant at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, an Assistant Manager at Taco Bell, and a Courtesy Desk Associate at Walmart. She enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, working out, and spending time with her family. ​​


Mary Garrett, Client Care Coordinator

Mary Garrett, Client Care Coordinator

​Mary is a wife and mother of three who are in high school, college and beyond.  She has a master’s degree in psychology and has worked extensively in the past with handicapped children.  Mary is originally from Michigan, but she loves her adopted state of Virginia that has much milder winters!  She enjoys reading, gardening and going to the ballet and theater performances in her spare time.


Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

​Cindy joined the Home Instead team in the fall of 2014, bringing a wealth of knowledge in human resources management. She is a Spotsylvania County resident. In addition to being an avid tennis player, Cindy is learning to play golf and enjoys spending time with her family.​​​


Donna Shanklin, On-Call Coordinator

Donna Shanklin, On-Call Coordinator

​Donna came to Home Instead Senior Care with many years of experience as a CAREGiver (CNA), On-Call Coordinator, and Staffing Coordinator.    This is a "come-from-the-heart" job and Donna has that heart and compassion.  A native of the Fredericksburg area, Donna and her husband make their home in Spotsylvania County.  When not working she enjoys time with family that includes a daughter, son and most especially her granddaughter. 


Karen Woodard, RN

Karen Woodard, RN

Karen is a native of Fredericksburg. She graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia.  Karen has spent most of her nursing career in the home health field.  She is married and has three grown sons.  Karen's only daughter is a goldendoodle “Emma."  Karen enjoys preparing and serving the community meal through Fredericksburg Baptist Church. Her best medicine is spending time with family and friends.


Carole Green - RN

Carole Green - RN

Carole has lived in the Fredericksburg community for 30 years.  She is a member of the Presbyterian Church where she has served as an elder, deacon and is a bell ringer and an honorary member of the Stafford Rotary Club. 

Carole volunteers at the Guadeloupe Free Clinic in Colonial Beach as a phlebotomist and RN.  She is also a Certified Senior Advisor and believes in the importance of being an advocate for the aging population.

She is also a caregiver for her Mom and brother.

Carole has 4 grown children, 6 grandchildren and is blessed with the time she has with them.  She enjoys tennis, traveling and is a musician.


Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia has been in the nursing field for 31 years.  She is the mother of 2 wonderful children and grandma of 4 wonderful baby grands!  Cynthia worked for Home Instead of Fredericksburg several years ago, and has returned as a trainer. She says "My favorite thing is to praise...praise is what I do!"​


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