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

At Your Service 24/7 in DeKalb, IL

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 (815) 754-1300 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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Helen Slagle- Owner

​Helen has had over 30 years + experience as a registered nurse as well as managing Radiology Departments of Hospitals in South Australia. She has always had a passion and desire to help seniors, and so was thrilled when she landed the role of General Manager at the Rockford ‘Home Instead Senior Care’ office. During the 3 ½ years there she realized the valuable and important service the company was providing to communities and how the CAREGivers made such a positive difference to the lives and overall well-being of our Seniors. It was for this reason she and her husband, Wayne Slagle, decided to invest in their own Franchise in Dekalb.​​​

Wayne Slagle- Owner

​Retiring after more than 20 years in the NAVY, Wayne moved to Australia to help care for his wife, Helen’s, ailing parents. Her father had 2nd stage Alzheimers and her mother was struggling with the early signs of Parkinsons. He said that experience helped motivate his desire to choose a career involving caring for Seniors. “When I go to bed at night, I want to know that we’ve contributed to the community,” Wayne said. “I want to earn a living and help the community in the same breath, if you will. And if I can accomplish those two goals, I can feel good about myself”​​​

Samantha Slagle- General Manager

​Samantha has an extensive back ground in business networking and Hospitality ranging from working as a Trade Broker for the world’s largest Trade Exchange, to selling adventure packages and activities in back packing hostels. She spent the most part of her 20’s travelling and working throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji and decided to move to the USA shortly after her parents in early 2005. Since arriving in The States, Samantha has enjoyed working and living in the beautiful city of Chicago. She was lucky enough to snap up the role of General Manager for the ‘Home Instead’ office in Dekalb in August of 2012, and has been loving it ever since. She feels an enormous sense of satisfaction doing her part to make a difference to the lives of Seniors as well as a real appreciation for the CAREGivers who offer so much of themselves.​​​

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