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Gary and Angela Freeman, Franchise Owners​​​​

Gary and Angela Freeman Franchise OwnersGen 2 Gen, Inc. d/b/a Home Inste​​ad Senior Care opened its doors to SE Dallas County, Ellis County and E Johnson County on June 14, 2010.  Owners Gary and Angela Freeman each bring unique skills and experiences into their business.  

For 30 years Gary served as a full-time m​inister of m​​​usic in local churches (and still does part-time), always demonstrating a compassionate and pastoral heart to people of all ages.  But since his childhood he has possessed a special affinity and affection for senior adults.  After resigning full-time music ministry, Gary served as an interim executive director at Eden Estates (a 126-unit independent and assisted living retirement community in Bedford) in 2004.  
This positive experience led him to initiate Gary Freeman Entertainment​, singing "Hits of the 1920's – 1960's + a Few Other Years" in senior adult venues across the DFW Metroplex.  To date Gary has sung over 4000 shows in senior adult communities such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Health & Rehabilitation, Memory Care, church senior adult groups, private parties (birthdays, anniversaries), garden clubs, and more.​​

Angela, a native of Dallas and a graduate of Kimball High School, grew up in a home where each parent owned his/her own small business.  She saw first-hand what was required to initiate and grow a company.  For several years she worked as a business systems analyst and project manager for Koch-Glitsch in Dallas, helping them develop a million-dollar software package.  In more recent years, while sharing in the care-giving of a grandson, Angela has worked from home as a bookkeeper for 2 local companies.

At the encouragement of friends who are Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners in Virginia, Gary and Angela investigated becoming franchise owners themselves and found the corporation esteemed values that were dear to them…and ultimately felt the business gave them a superb opportunity to minister to the needs of senior adults, making a positive difference in their worlds while helping compassionate CAREGivers find a place of fulfillment.​
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Kari Reinertsen - CAREGiver Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kari Reinertsen - CAREGiver Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Starting her career at Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver before transitioning to the role of CAREGiver Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Kari knows what to look for in applicants.  Kari's mission is to identify the best of the best among the countless applicants that cross her desk each day and ensure our team of CAREGivers is the most dedicated, highly trained and compassionate group of individuals possible. With a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of our clients, Kari asks herself one key question during each interview; "Would I want this person caring for my family?" If an applicant does not meet that critical threshold, they won't move on to the next phase in the hiring process. At Home Instead Senior Care, nothing less than the best will do for our clients as we view them all as members of the family.​

Kim Lopez - Client Care and Services Coordinator

Kim Lopez - Client Care and Services Coordinator

​Kim joined the Home I​​nstead team as a Caregiver and quickly became a valued member of the office team as Services Coordinator.  Kim's focus is to ensure we make the best match between client and caregiver, understanding that personality matching is just as important as skill matching. Because of her own experience as a family caregiver, Kim can relate to the families we serve on a very personal level, providing them with the peace of mind that their loved one will be well cared for.

Meredith Pond - Business Support Services

Meredith Pond - Business Support Services ​​Having worked in Senior Care since 2008, Meredith has a simple goal…Enhance the Lives of Seniors and their families.  Here at Home Instead Senior Care, that means ensuring the seniors in the communities we serve receive the highest level of care possible.  Whether training our professional CAREGivers or conducting Family Education Workshops, Meredith provides resources to ensure that those caring for seniors are educated on the ever changing reality of the seniors in their lives.  A volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association, Meredith serves as a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter Speakers Bureau, as well as facilitating Memory Café and Memories in the Making events for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.

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