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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

Buffy Johnson, Franchise Owner

Buffy Johnson, Franchise Owner

Buffy Johnson, Franchise Owner and Manager, purchased the Las Cruces Home Instead office in June 2016. She will continue to provide the community with the quality and compassion that the previous owners initiated. Buffy is the hands-on, go-to person in Las Cruces. Buffy, who has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Professions and Health Administration, was a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 24 years. The past 10 years were spent as a Regional Vice President of Operations for several Long Term Care corporations. Along with her passion for providing quality care to seniors, she is also excited to get involved with the Las Cruces community and be an active and involved resident here.

Valerie Catalan, CAREGiver Development & Training Coordinator

Valerie Catalan, CAREGiver Development & Training Coordinator

Valerie's mission is to find, screen, hire, train, grow, and retain our professional team of CAREGivers. She performs thorough interviews, reference checks, and criminal background screenings on each potential CAREGiver. In addition, she facilitates an extensive training program for our CAREGivers. Valerie is focused to ensure that our high standards are met with every applicant, in addition to many other roles here at Home Instead Senior Care.

Johnice Trejo, Staffing Manager

Johnice Trejo, Staffing Manager

​Johnice fills a key role regarding Staffing our clients and CAREGivers. As a Home Instead Senior Care client or CAREGiver you will soon become acquainted with Johnice by telephone and email. Anytime you need to change your service schedule Johnice will assist you. She is also a big part in our Billing and Invoicing she will be able to assist with any questions in that department. Johnice does have the goal of placing professional and well matched CAREGiver in the client's home, with her dedication and very patient demeanor makes her an excellent choice for our Staffing Manager.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Las Cruces, NM 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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