"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.
Amy began her career with Home Instead Senior Care when she opened a franchise office in Jerseyville, Illinois in 2004. The Jerseyville franchise, which covers several counties, remains open under separate ownership. Amy co-founded our Springfield, Illinois office covering Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Mason & Menard counties with her cousin, Laura Carmody, in 2011.
Amy loves everything about this business! She considers it a great honor to be able to provide service to the seniors of our communities and really enjoys working closely with our CAREGivers & office staff members. Amy believes that gifted CAREGivers are the key to the success of Home Instead Senior Care. Amy has seen many changes in the home care industry in the last 13 years and is eagerly awaiting the innovations of the future.
Amy is a Carrollton, IL native and the proud mother of three children. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. Prior to joining the HISC organization she worked in Human Resources for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri and The Catholic Health Association of the United States, both located in St. Louis. In her free time Amy enjoys spending time with her family & friends, reading, fine dining, wine tasting & golfing.
Amy loves answering questions about Home Instead Senior Care and looks forward to hearing from you.
Rob was introduced to Home Instead Senior Care when a family member needed home care services. He and his wife met with staff members and were immediately impressed with the company & the mission to provide distinctive care with a compassionate touch. With a bachelor's degree in marketing and minor in accounting and his experience owning a small business, Rob took on the financial duties of our franchise in 2014. Since that time, his role has expanded to include business development, support and management.
Rob is married to Carol, who works as an RN at Memorial Medical Center. They have 3 children; Katy, J.T. and Danny. Rob is active in his church, heads an Upward Basketball program, serves on two volunteer boards and can be frequently found on the golf course.
As Director of Operations it is Cindy's goal to ensure that the highest quality of service is provided to the seniors in our community. Cindy began with a desire to help others and completed CNA certification at a very young age. She later worked in the social service department of a nursing home where she developed a deep love of making a difference in the lives of seniors. She believes it is a great honor to be able to help families care for their aging parents each & every day.
Cindy was attracted to Home Instead Senior Care by the company mission & objectives. She began working for the Jerseyville, IL franchise in 2011. She accepted her current position in our Springfield, IL franchise in the fall of 2014. In her current role she is able to combine her love of serving seniors & their families with the Business Administration degree she earned from Lewis & Clark Community College.
Cindy empathizes with others who are part of the "sandwich generation" juggling care of her immediate family, the increasing needs of aging parents and a career. Cindy and her husband John are the parents of Aleisha & Johnny. She is also very active in her church where she leads Bible Study and works with the Women's Ministry.
Early in 2018 we welcomed Tina to the Home Instead Senior Care family. Tina has worked in Springfield for the past seven years and loves all that the community has to offer. In her previous role at the Alzheimer's Association, Tina saw families who were struggling to do it all themselves. In her current role with Home Instead Senior Care, Tina works with the community to build awareness about home care services and how we can help.
Tina has been active with the local Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Women in Leadership, and senior care groups in Springfield. Tina rarely meets a stranger and loves getting to know new people.
Tina grew up in Nokomis, IL, about an hour south east of Springfield and graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville. She enjoys the small-town atmosphere and currently lives in Petersburg with her husband, Andrew, and their lovable dog, Canon.
When she's not at work, you can find Tina socializing with friends and family, volunteering with her church, or cuddling her dog at home.
Jessica joined Home Instead Senior Care in July, 2017. She has a passion for helping individuals and their families overcome the challenges of physical and cognitive disabilities. In her early college years Jessica worked as a personal support worker through Sparc. Later, while in graduate school she enjoyed the opportunity to complete internships in skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers where she witnessed the challenges of aging including Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Most recently Jessica served as a Care Coordinator at Senior Services of Central Illinois.
Jessica is excitedly embracing the opportunity to enhance the lives of seniors in her new role at Home Instead Senior Care. In addition to her work experience, Jessica brings her personal experience of looking for solutions to assist her own grandparents maintain their independence.
Outside of work, Jessica can be found in the gym, spending time with friends and family, or painting.
We welcomed Robyn to our family in May 2018. Robyn is a "country girl" from a small town in Kankakee County. She grew up in a farming family and enjoyed watching her uncle race stock cars on Friday nights. Robyn worked in retail management prior to moving to the Springfield area three years ago. Robyn was the HR Manager for a staffing company for the three years prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care. When not at work Robyn enjoys seeking the next adventure with her husband and their three children. Please contact Robyn if you are interested in becoming a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver!
Kathy joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in October, 2015 bringing with her over 15 years of experience in senior care and family resource advocacy. Her passion for seniors grew from her own experience as a full time caregiver for her dying grandfather, who was determined to spend his last days in the comfort of his own home. She understood and was committed to ensuring he received the love, dignity and respect due him, but often denied to our growing aging population.
She brings that commitment and passion with her as she serves as a Client Care Coordinator. She is responsible for completing care consultations with prospective clients and families; developing personalized care plans for new clients and completing quality assurance home visits and phone calls to ensure our excellent CAREGiver services are continuing to meet our client's ever changing needs.
Kathy is a wife and a mother of 4, and "Nana" to 10 grandchildren. She hails from the great state of Kansas and has lived in the Midwest all of her life. She graduated from Ozark Christian College with a BS in Christian Education. Kathy devotes herself to her faith, family and the pursuit of making a difference in the lives to the many seniors she is privileged to serve every day.
She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team of people who hold the same vision and determination to provide outstanding home care services to seniors and their families.
Joan has always enjoyed spending time with and helping seniors, even as a young girl, when she spent most of her free time with her grandparents.
Joan joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2015. She began working with seniors in 2008 when she began employment at Senior Services as a Case Manager. After leaving Senior Services Joan became the Executive Director at Wyndcrest Assisted Living. She retired briefly, but was drawn back to working with seniors and their families, which is what she truly enjoys.
Joan has been married to Patrick for 27 years, and they have two daughters, Ralee and Holly. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and trying her hand at gardening.
Margaret became a member of our family in 2015. Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care she enjoyed over 30 years providing service to diverse groups of people through her work and volunteer positions in the hospitality, legal and non-profit industries. In her current role she loves finding the perfect match between client & CAREGiver.
As with many people, Margaret's first experience helping seniors was assisting her grandparents. She was privileged as a teen to have her grandparents from Vermont spend several winters living with her family in Delaware. She later assisted her mother with personal care during her battle with breast cancer and worked as a home helper for a disabled WWII veteran & neighbor.
Margaret became a resident of Illinois in 1998. In her free time she enjoys exploring the parks, back roads & small towns of central Illinois with her true love, their two teenagers and their very spoiled peke-a-tzu.
Marsha joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2012 & was a CAREGiver of the Quarter in 2013. Prior to joining Home Instead, she used her CNA skills working in local nursing homes and providing private care for her father, who suffered from Alzheimer's & her grandmother.
Marsha began working part-time in the office in 2014 and transitioned into the role of full-time Staffing Coordinator in 2015. When not working she can be found riding her horse or motorcycle or enjoying the company of her four children & nine grandchildren
Sammy joined the Home Instead Senior Care family as a part-time CAREGiver in March 2016. She accepted the Lead CAREGiver position in early 2018. Sammy grew up in Springfield and earned a BS degree in Genetics from Iowa State University. After graduation in 2013 Sammy realized she wanted a more personal contact with people than a laboratory setting would allow and chose to continue her education. She earned a Master's degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University in California in 2015. Following graduation Sammy returned to the Springfield area to be closer to her family and soon found her way to Home Instead Senior Care.
Sammy enjoys attending music festivals, musicals, theater & dance performances with her friends. She also loves to try new recipes for her family and playing with Westies, Smidge and Lil' Bit who live with her parents and brother. Sammy finds everyday working for Home Instead to be incredibly rewarding! "It's honestly the best feeling to provide care to those who have cared for so many throughout their very full lives. Being able to listen to their stories and adventures makes it all worth it and I come to work feeling excited for what the day is going to bring."
Shanna began working for Home Instead Senior Care in 2016 as a CAREGiver. She was attracted to the company mission statement & the flexible work schedule. Shanna had been looking for a part-time job that allowed her to serve others while meeting the needs of her family. As a CAREGiver she loved getting to know her clients and fulfilling experience of working with them. Shanna moved into a Lead CAREGiver position in January 2018. She now loves being able to interact with both clients and CAREGivers on a daily basis.
Shanna is married to Dallas, and they have one daughter, whom Shanna home schools.
Her faith and her family are her top priorities. When not at work she can be found either teaching her daughter, helping with church functions, hanging out at the ice rink, or enjoying a family activity. Shanna is very active with her church, and the homeschooling community here in Springfield. Shanna has a passion to serve others, and seeks opportunities to provide care and compassion to everyone she meets.
Following graduation, Leslie helped provide care for her husband Ross's parents. Leslie joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2016. Leslie & Ross are the excited new parents of their first child born in March. When Leslie is not at work, she can be found spending time with her family or outdoors enjoying fishing, playing softball or watching sports.
Brigitte joined Home Instead Senior Care following retirement from the State of Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Science in speech communication from Illinois State University. Brigitte began her employment with our franchise in 2015 as a CAREGiver and was awarded CAREGiver of the 4th Quarter of that year. She later began dividing her hours as CAREGiver during the day and as On Call Supervisor after office hours before accepting her current position.
Brigitte is a widow and mother of 3 sons, 2 godchildren & 2 granddaughters and is looking forward to the arrival of a third grandchild later this year. She is a Licensed and Ordained Minister, who knew immediately that Home Instead Senior Care was the place for her when she saw that one of the company objectives was "To Honor God in All We Do".
Brigitte is very involved with her family and church where she is a member of the ministerial staff & praise team, teaches children's church and directs the women's ministry and children's choirs. She also hosts a daily Christian, blog talk radio show and is actively involved providing community service as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter.
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