"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.
As the General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care – Olympia, Colleen Barnes brings a strong background in both senior services and business management. A 15-year veteran of the senior industry, Colleen has served older adults in a variety of settings, including a skilled nursing facility, retirement and assisted living communities, as well as a company that specializes in unique real estate solutions for seniors. Her most recent assignment was as a Home Care Consultant and Client Care Manager with Home Instead – Seattle. In addition to her professional experience, Colleen has been tasked with providing or overseeing the care of her parents and in-laws over the years. Prior to entering the senior industry, Colleen managed 5 specialty retail establishments and oversaw the operations of 16 stores as a district operations manager. She holds an AAS degree in Medical Assisting which aids in a better understanding of the needs of Home Instead's clients. In her free time, Colleen enjoys the creative arts and international travel with her husband, two sons, and daughter-in-law. She finds it a true honor and privilege to serve our deserving senior clients, their families, and the amazing team of Home Instead CAREGivers.
Bonnie House began working at Home Instead Senior Care in Huntsville, AL in 2005 as a Human Resources Assistant. After two years, and taking a little time off, Bonnie moved home to WA where she grew up, and then began working with the local Home Instead Senior Care in Olympia in 2008 where she worked as the Staffing Coordinator. In addition to the staffing responsibilities, Bonnie worked alongside the owners to oversee Human Resource duties such as open houses CAREGiver training assistance, CAREGiver on-site assessments, interviews, and caregiving! In 2012, Bonnie left to pursue other opportunities, but is now come back as part of the Team, as our Recruitment & Retention Coordinator. Bonnie is currently working towards her Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree at South Puget Sound Community College, and enjoys spending time outside exploring new park trails during her free time. Bonnie is available for CAREGiver questions or needs regarding continuing education, license renewals, training, problem solving, or any general needs a CAREGiver may have!
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.
Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise is independently owned and operated.