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Home Care Benefit 

Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Team

Andy & Brittney Gorman

Andy & Brittney Gorman, Owners

Andy and Brittney are no strangers to caring for and serving people in their local community; with Brittney’s background in cosmetology and Andy’s in managing medical practices, their experience covers all ends of the spectrum. Their journey in senior care began at the Home Instead Global Headquarters in Omaha, NE. After witnessing the heart and soul put into equipping each Home Instead Senior Care franchise with the knowledge, training, resources and skills needed to effectively run the best senior in-home care company all across the world, they couldn’t wait to own a Home Instead of their own! Andy and Brittney relocated from Omaha to Lincoln in order to live and be available to the community in which they serve. They are blessed to be able to enhance the lives of seniors and their loved ones by providing unmatched in-home care as well as the opportunity to employ CAREGivers locally to live out their calling!


Cheryl Benes, Office Coordinator

Cheryl Benes, Office Coordinator

Cheryl is the friendly face who greets visitors to our office, answers and direct calls, and helps out wherever she is needed. She joined the team as an Office Coordinator in January 2nd, 2013. She loves visiting with clients, their families and CAREGivers when they call or visit the office! Cheryl truly loves working at Home Instead Senior Care and enhancing the lives of our Seniors!


Vicki Westling, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Vicki Westling, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Vicki joined Home Instead in November 2017 as part of the scheduling team. During that time she developed strong relationships with the CAREGivers and gained perspective on what it takes to make a great match between our clients and CAREGivers. Vicki has pivoted her role and now works even more closely with the CAREGivers as Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. She is ready to find the quality talent needed to care for our community and is sure to have fun while doing it!

Born and raised in Lincoln, Vicki and her husband John raise three spunky girls - Danika, Ariana and Koraline. They love a new adventure!


Renee Johnson, Training Coordinator

Renee Johnson, Training Coordinator

Renee has her Associates of Science, CNA, and is Certificate as a Dementia Practitioner. As Home Instead Senior Care’s Training Coordinator and Dementia Specialist, Renee is responsible for virtual training, Empower classes on line, as well as all in house classes, CAREGiver support groups, and community education. Her heart is for educating others about dementia so our CAREGivers, families, and community are all aware of the importance of how to care for a friend or family member with dementia. During her time off, Renee enjoys living life with her husband and three kids, being outside, husker football games, and traveling when able.


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Kirby Howerter, Public Relations Intern

Kirby joined Home Instead in September of 2021 as the Public Relations Intern. She is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursing her degree in Broadcasting and Political Science with a minor in Arabic. Kirby is originally from Leesburg, Virginia and came to Nebraska to be closer to her extended family. She loves to volunteer in the community and truly get to know the people around her and how she can better serve them. In her free time, she likes going to Husker games and spending all day outside!


Service Coordinators

Brooke Babcock, Service Manager

Brooke Babcock, Service Manager

Brooke joined Home Instead Senior Care in January of 2015 as a Staffing Coordinator and has since been promoted to Service Manager. Brooke has her degree in Medical Administration and she has several years of experience working with seniors. Brooke oversees our Service Team as well as client & CAREGiver schedules and billing. She has a passion for developing strong relationships with our CAREGivers and clients and enjoys interacting with them on a daily basis. Brooke is persistent in overcoming challenges as they arise and looks forward to the variety that her position brings every day. Brooke enjoys spending time with her two boys, her family, and her friends, whether that be at the lake, one of their sporting events, or just relaxing at home!


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Johanna Sweeney - Service Coordinator

Johanna joined Home Instead in May 2021 as a Service Coordinator. After starting as a caregiver with another company, she was promoted to a Care Supervisor to gain experience. After gaining more experience, Johanna wanted to help on a larger scale, leading her to Home Instead. Johanna is going to Southeast Community College to earn her CNA and to further gain experience. Johanna also goes by Jo and is very passionate about helping others to the best of her ability. In Jo’s free time, she enjoys going fishing, reading a good book, or trying out new small-town restaurants with her family.

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Deanna Smith - Scheduling Coordinator

Deanna moved to Lincoln from Colorado in August 2020, to be closer to her grandkids and son. She has a daughter who lives in Iowa. She was previously a CNA for Tabitha and a Health Technician for LPS. She purchased her first home in Lincoln and is proud to be a homeowner. In Deanna's free time, she loves to sew, cook, bake, and spend as much time with her grandkids as she can.


Client Care

Traci Barnard, Client Care Manager

Traci Barnard, Client Care Manager

Traci joined Home Instead in August, 2015 as a CAREGiver. It was at that time she found her passion in caring for seniors. After working for 23 years as a X-Ray Technologist, she took an administrative position in the office as a Client Care Coordinator where she along with her team ensure our clients are receiving the BEST possible care they both deserve and need. She has continued to grow in her role and is now the Client Care Manager.

Traci enjoys reading, people, and spending time with her family-children Tyson, Regan, and husband Craig. There is nothing better than waking up every morning knowing you can change someone’s life forever. We are making the bad days BETTER and the good days UNFORGETABLE!!


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Emily Korte, Client Care Coordinator

Emily joined Home Instead in August 2019 as a CAREgiver and has now returned in her new role as Client Care Coordinator. She has her Bachelor's degree in Human Relations and also holds the titles of CNA and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has many years of experience working with seniors as a Med Aide, CNA, Activities Director, and companion. Emily loves helping and serving others. She is excited for her new role in continuing her passion for providing quality care to seniors every day. In Emily's free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family.

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Ashley Erks - Client Care Coordinator

Ashley joined Home Instead in August 2021 as a Client Care Coordinator. She has several years of experience working with seniors in Senior Move Management and loves interacting with seniors and their families. Ensuring high-quality care while providing a safe, healthy, and enjoyable life for seniors is her true passion. In her free time, Ashley enjoys time with her husband, two children, family, friends, sporting events, shopping, being active, and traveling.  


Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Lincoln, NE possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.


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