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​​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in Grand Rapids, MI

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 (616) 988-5155 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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David L. Rice, President

David L. Rice, President

​Although Daves role is President, the care and compassion that Dave has for both Clients and Co-Workers makes him another caring person in this business to help people.  Dave has a long history of caring for people.  Along with Home Instead Senior Care North Grand Rapids Branch, Dave is also a part owner for 2 Adult Care Homes as well. It is also important to recognize that Dave has helped his Country by serving as a Marine.​​


Lisa Wolf, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Lisa Wolf, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

​Lisa is responsible for​ ​our ​CAREGiver​ ​​R​ecruitment and​ ​Retention ​position ​as well as conducting orientation and training for all CAREGivers.   Lisa ​ ensures that our high standard​s of care ​are​ met by conducting a thorough interview, reference check, and criminal background check on each CAREGiver.  She also provides the training needed to equip CAREGivers with the skills​ required to help our clients ​remain ​in their homes with the utmost dignity and independence. Lisa previously worked as a Foster Care and Adoption Specialist, providing case management services to her clients for four years, in Detroit.  Upon moving back to Grand Rapids, Lisa worked for a non profit agency which services individuals with developmental disabilities.   Lisa was responsible for hiring behavioral aides to go into homes to work with children with developmental disabilities.  She then moved into a Case Manager position with the same agency.  Lisa took some time off to stay home and raise her four children.  She is thrilled to be working at Home Instead Senior Care.


Ellen Mikolay, Community Service Representative

Ellen Mikolay, Community Service Representative Ellen is our outstanding​ Community Service Representative and responsible for letting people know about the​ many​ wonderful services Home Instead​ Senior Care​ provides.  In addition, through the many programs Home Instead offers, Ellen helps the community learn about ​the​ issues caregivers and their aging parents may be facing.  Ellen is also responsible for ​connecting​ with the families who may need a Caregiver​ due to Alzheimer, Dementia, or simply the challenges of aging, and helping them assess their​ families​ needs and then matching ​one of our knowledgeable and thoroughly trained ​Caregiver​s​ that would fit best.  Ellen joined Home Instead in 2014 after ​the ​caring for both of her​​ parents who had terminal illnesses at the same time.  Through her personal experience, she ​understands​ how important respite help can be and​ desired to work for a company that she would have felt comfortable​ leaving her parents with.  Ellen previously worked as an Account Supervisor at an ad agency in Chicago before moving to Grand Rapids to raise her 4 children and take care of her parents.  Ellen sees her position at Home Instead as the perfect union of both her personal and professional experience.​

Jill Anthony, Scheduling Coordinator

Jill Anthony, Scheduling Coordinator

Jill is our scheduler.  She works hard to make sure our client’s needs are being met by matching them with a caregiver who is best suited in both training and temperament.  Jill’s view is that while assisting clients in maintaining their independence is our primary focus, our goal is to go beyond physical care and add to our client’s peace of mind and enjoyment of life.  Matching clients with the CAREgiver whose personality works best with the client’s is a big step towards reaching that goal.​​


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