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

At Your Service 24/7 in Augusta, GA

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 (706) 922-3601 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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Mark Barlow - Owner

Mark Barlow - Owner

​Mark is committed to serving seniors and their families.  He considers Home Instead Senior Care® to be a service ministry to our clients, their families and our wonderful CAREGiversSM.

Mark and his wife, Lora, have lived in Augusta for over thirty years, where they raised their three children and have been serving the community in and through their church.  Mark has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mark is blessed to serve alongside a dedicated team of office staff and CAREGiversSM who, like him, share a common calling to enhance the lives of seniors and their families.


Joni Clay - Home Care Consultant

Joni Clay - Home Care Consultant

​Joni is responsible for working with area care providers and organizations to inform and educate older adults, their families and CAREGiversSM about available resources to help them remain independent as long as possible.

Joni is a native of the Augusta area, a graduate of Aquinas H.S., attended U.S.C. and has been a successful small business owner in the hospitality industry.  She came to an understanding of the needs for compassionate caregiving as she served as a non-medical assistant to her uncle who suffered from COPD and congestive heart failure. 

Joni draws from her 35 years of experience serving residents of the CSRA to live out her belief that to serve is first to love.


Peggy Bohannon - Administrative Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator

Peggy Bohannon - Administrative Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator

Peggy is the office administrative assistant and CAREGiver recruiting coordinator.  Her responsibilities include providing administrative support to the entire staff, responding to client service inquiries and screening CAREGiver applicants to ensure that only the best are invited for a face-to-face interview with the Owner.

Peggy, who is originally from Zephyrhills, Florida, relocated to Augusta with her family over 30 years ago.  She has always been passionate about taking care of seniors, including those in need in her own family, friends and clients.  Her goal is to bring a smile to the face of everyone who crosses her path.


Kate Cramer - Client Care Assistant

Kate Cramer - Client Care Assistant

Kate is responsible for ensuring quality care for those we serve. By determining each individual client's needs and remaining in constant communication, she maintains client satisfaction.

Kate, originally from Perry, New York, landed in Augusta, GA on military assignment. After her honorable discharge, she stayed in the area to pursue her goals in the field of social services. She is currently attending Brandman University, working towards her Bachelor's degree Social Work.

She has always had a passion for helping others and she has witnessed firsthand the desperate need for compassionate CAREGiversSM like ours.  Kate is very excited to learn and develop with this company as she works to provide seniors and their families with the best care possible. Her number one goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of every family she serves.​


Brenda Haislip - RN

Brenda Haislip - RN

Brenda is responsible for preparing service plans that are tailored to the individual needs of each client and providing supervisory oversight of CAREGiversSM who assist our clients with personal care. 

Brenda grew up in North Augusta and now lives with her husband in Lincoln County.  Brenda has extensive experience in the field of in-home care, including nursing supervision and case management.  When she is not working Brenda enjoys reading, music, a fire in the fireplace and most of all playing with her grandchildren.


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