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

At Your Service 24/7 in Grosse Pointe Woods, 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 (313) 647-9682 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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Brendan J. Battersby - Franchise Co-Owner

Brendan J. Battersby - Franchise Co-Owner

​Brendan completed his bachelor's degree from Walsh College and has run several prosperous businesses over 30 years.  He brings with him a wealth of experience to contribute to the happy success of Home Instead Senior Care in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Experience, caring for both his mother and father, taught him the importance of in home care for seniors and the need for those services in the community at large.  Over the years through volunteer projects he has demonstrated a big heart for people in need.  He has volunteered and been a donor of distinction for Focus Hope.  Early on he was a kitchen volunteer with St. Patrick's Senior Center in the Cass Corridor and is currently a manager for Crossroads Soup Kitchen on Grand Boulevard in Detroit.  Brendan believes that it's important to give back to the community after all the blessings he has received.​​


Marian M. Battersby - Franchise Co-Owner

Marian M. Battersby - Franchise Co-Owner

She had the opportunity to care for her mother and her father in a hospice setting.  It became evident that good quality home care was essential.  As a member of a large family, Marian personally experienced the turmoil that families face in reaction to a loved one's crisis situation.

The challenges of her own personal life and being a witness to other families, has made her a believer that Home Instead Senior Care can help change the face of aging.

In a tribute to their parents, the company is called M.I.C.H., Inc.  The letters stand for Mary, Ivor, Chris, and Helen.  Marian states "they were the ones that taught us the values we have today regarding the elderly."

In addition to participating in various networking groups, Marian feels the need to give back to the community.

She serves on the Warren Senior Commission, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.  Marian is a volunteer speaker for the Alzheimer's Association and is a Co-Facilitator for the Alzheimer's Support Group in the Grosse Pointe area.

Marian obtained her designation as a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), a group of professionals with a genuine interest in promoting a better life for seniors.  She also is a Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner (NCDP).  This has provided invaluable assistance when caring for clients with memory loss.

During her time away from the office, her interests include working at a soup kitchen, gardening and spending time with her family.


Darcy A. Mertoian - Operations Manager

Darcy A. Mertoian - Operations Manager

Darcy has been working for Home Instead Senior Care- Grosse Pointe Woods, since they opened their doors in July 2007.  She has, however, worked for the franchise owners for over thirty years in other capacities.  She serves as the Operations Manager for the franchise and oversees the day to day workings of the company. Darcy also, handles all the billing and payroll for our clients and Caregivers.  She has always distinguished herself with superior customer service. This has been a huge asset when aiding our senior clients.


Sade Howard-Caregiver Coordinator

Sade Howard-Caregiver Coordinator

Sade has been working with Home Instead Senior Care- Grosse Pointe Woods since 2010. She is a valued team member who has an excellent rapport with the Caregivers. Sade works diligently to provide the perfect Caregiver to fit the needs of the our valued client(s)​. ​ She conducts interviews and assists with caregiver orientations.  Sade puts alot of time and energy into recruitment and retention when it comes to our caregivers.  She also is our After-Hours Supervisor.


Lori Mahfet-Administrative Aid

Lori Mahfet-Administrative Aid

Lori joined our team in August 2014, and has supported our efforts to serve the senior community, in an exemplary manner.  She takes care of the caregivers whenever they may have "hours" issues and is very calming, and professional.  She helps keep the office running smoothly and efficiently!!


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