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Home Care Team in Gettysburg, PA

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

At Your Service 24/7 in Gettysburg, PA

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 (717) 398-2565 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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J. Kurt Kay - In Remembrance of our Leader and Friend

J. Kurt Kay - In Remembrance of our Leader and Friend

We will never forget your leadership and support since 2010. You will always be with us in our thoughts as you cheer us on to greatness from above. 

Kurt Kay, Franchise Owner (1966-2019)

Karla Kay, Franchise Owner

Karla Kay, Franchise Owner

Kurt and I worked side by side since 2010 serving the seniors of the Adams and Franklin County areas. Upon Kurt's passing in May of 2019, I was given the opportunity to acquire Home Instead Senior Care. I am thrilled about this opportunity and I look forward to engaging with the community and continuing the support our team and our amazing CAREGivers! I feel especially blessed to be able to carry on Kurt's legacy through our children and Home Instead Senior Care. 

Gail Walls

Gail Walls

Gail is the General Manager for Home Instead Senior Care.  She has been caring for seniors since 1985 in roles such as a Nurse's Aide, Personal Support Specialist, Certified Medication Administrator and Residential/Social Services Director.

Gail began working for Home Instead Senior Care in 2010 as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator before advancing to the position of General Manager in 2013.

Working for Home Instead has brought her the most value out of all of her career experiences.  Gail finds it exceptionally rewarding to build and maintain relationships with clients and their families. It is her passion to improve seniors' lives by providing support and training to their family members.

In her spare time, Gail enjoys drawing, painting, and spending time with her husband, Scott, and their 2 rescue dogs and 2 cats.

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy joined the Gettysburg Home Instead Senior Care Team in 2011. He is the Client Care Coordinator. Before taking this position, Jeremy was a CAREGiver and Service Coordinator.

His first experience as a CAREGiver was personal, caring for his mother and father as they aged. After both of Jeremy's parents passed, he realized that being a CAREGiver is a rewarding challenge. Utilizing the experiences, and the training he received at Home Instead, Jeremy decided to advance his career in healthcare becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in November 2011.  Jeremy worked in long-term care for 4 years, working specifically with individuals that had a diagnosis of a life limiting illness and those that were under hospice care. His experiences, and the knowledge he received from working with this population gave him the understanding that the single most important element of his work was his commitment to the individual. 

Jeremy was born and raised in Hanover, PA. He enjoys spending time with his spouse and their 2 dogs and 2 cats, cooking, gardening and reading.

Carolyn Thompson

Carolyn Thompson
Carolyn joined the Home Instead Senior Care Team in 2011. Carolyn is a Service Coordinator. 
Prior to this position, she was a CAREGiver for Home Instead Gettysburg and enjoyed being a part of impacting client's lives.  Carolyn was drawn to Home Instead because she believes in the importance of the services – not only for the clients, but for their families as well. 
Carolyn currently resides in Shippensburg.  Also, she has twin sons and 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, a dog and a cat.  
In addition to working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family.

Alyssa Varner

Alyssa Varner joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2019. She is our Community Liaison Marketing Specialist. Before, she worked as a Director of Marketing and Sales for a Assisted Living Community caring for her elderly resident until she recently moved to this area. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

Alyssa became interested in working for Home Instead because she wants to help improve the quality of life for elderly clients.  

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, hiking and playing with dogs.

Charlene McKinsey

Charlene McKinsey

Charlene joined the Home Instead Senior Care Team in ​2016. Charlene is the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. She spent 7 1/2 years as a CAREGiver between Gettysburg and Florida, then as the Administrative Assistance for the office. This was a natural transition for her in 2018.

Charlene's passion is in helping people. Her family members, siblings, parents and others have been blessed to have Charlene provide their care. She understands what it takes to be supportive and understanding and demonstrates that everyday as she greets the people who contact the office. 

When Charlene is not working, she enjoys doing crafts, cooking and camping with her family (6 children and 18 grandchildren).

Carrie Yoder

Carrie Yoder

​Carrie Yoder joined the Home Instead Senior Care Team in 2018. She is the Administrative Assistant for the office. She has had numerous years of experience caring for others.

Carrie worked as a visiting nurse assisting adults who had intellectual disabilities. She also cared for her elderly grandparents for several years. Working for Home Instead is the perfect fit for Carrie.

Carrie spends her free time with her husband of 12 years, her 2 daughters and her grandson. In addition, Carrie enjoys making crafts and playing with her 2 dogs and 3 cats.

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