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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

Jeff Sewell, Owner

Jeff Sewell, Owner

Jeff joined the Home Instead team with a vision to provide services to seniors who wish to maintain their independence. "Our Home Instead office has been serving the Indianapolis market for over 20 years. We are proud of the strong reputation our CAREGivers have built and will continue to uphold this status," said Jeff.

Prior to Home Instead, Jeff managed several corporations in multiple areas. However, senior care is where his true passion lies. "When we work with a family and develop a plan of care tailored to their needs, the sense of relief on their face is more than enough satisfaction. It is very rewarding to help families find solutions."

Attending Purdue University, Jeff received a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He grew up in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Jeff enjoys golfing and spending quality time with his wife and three children.

 

Duane Sinn, Owner

Duane Sinn, Owner

Drawing from his own family experiences, Duane has a passion for working with the elderly and allowing them to remain in their comfort zone. He understands the importance of living in one's home and believes all seniors should be given this opportunity. Since joining the company, Duane has helped raise awareness for seniors and the risks of living alone.

Home Instead's CAREGivers are near and dear to Duane's heart. "The service level our CAREGivers provide allows our clients and their families to feel secure in selecting Home Instead," Duane states. "We truly have an amazing group of dedicated CAREGivers who are changing the lives of our clients every day by providing the assistance they need."

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George Budd, General Manager

In his role as General Manager, George brings over two decades of healthcare executive leadership skills to alternate site care. His career has been distinguished by the efficiency of his operational management initiatives and as a forward-thinking strategist, which stems from a passion for serving clients. He has been praised by his peers as a friendly and approachable team leader who is focused on creating a caring and nurturing environment.

As a father of four and a grandfather of three, the importance of family is a guiding principle when it comes to how he approaches his job. He views his position as being an integral member of the extended family of the clients he serves. An avid fisherman and an Indy Car enthusiast, George always takes a genuine interest in the hobbies and interests of everyone he meets.

George firmly believes in the quote attributed to Mark Twain, “Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Jane Sewell, Office Manager

Jane Sewell, Office Manager

​Past experiences of providing care for her parents and her uncle have illustrated to Jane the importance of having a caring and passionate individual to help take care of loved ones. She has been working with the CAREGiver staff to help them deliver care at a higher level to provide an exceptional client experience.

Jane graduated from Purdue University, and with her experiences along with her passion for providing care to seniors has her well prepared to manage the daily activities of the office.

A guiding principle of Jane's is: "One can't always visualize the reward, but it's pointless to set expectations if you are not going to try to accomplish them."

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Chanel Cunningham, Client Care Manager

Chanel is the first point of contact for families wishing to receive or looking to inquire about services. She works directly with clients and their families to assure the highest level of care is received. She meets clients in their homes to assist them in putting together the best care plan tailored to their needs. Chanel leads with compassion, knowledge, and empathy. She personally understands the importance of remaining in the comfort of one's own home, while continuing to receive excellent care.

Chanel graduated from Purdue University and brings years of experience in sales operations. She also worked for a non-profit where she gained her passion for helping others while building relationships. Chanel is now able to fulfill her desire of assisting clients on a more personal level, coaching them, and standing by their side through their entire journey of remaining in the home.

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Bree Katz, Client Care Coordinator

Bree comes to Home Instead with over 14 years in Senior Care. She began as a CNA, enrolled in Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attained her Bachelor’s in Speech Pathology. She then transitioned to work at Brookdale Senior Living where she helped seniors adapt and transition into their new surroundings and eventually Anthology Senior Living. Deciding she wanted to focus more on helping individuals age in the comfort of their own home, she joined our team. As Client Care Coordinator, she works with clients and their families to assure the best level of care is received through routine home checkups and telephone inquiries. Bree enjoys meeting with clients and families, ensuring that they are receiving the utmost professional and compassionate care.

Jackie White, Director of Client Services

Jackie White, Director of Client Services

From a young age, Jackie knew she wanted to care for seniors. From visiting individuals in hospitals to singing carols at nursing homes, senior care truly was her passion. Prior to Home Instead, Jackie worked as a certified nursing assistant in various nursing facilities throughout Indianapolis focusing mainly on care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Jackie states, "I love being active with families and providing them with solutions, I love making a difference in the lives of seniors and I love working with clients to help maintain their lifestyle at home. Home is where your heart is!"​​

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Edie Coleman, Administrative Assistant

Edie has over 20 years of administrative support experience in various organizations. No matter where Edie goes, she always ends up assisting others. “Caregiving” holds a very special place in Edie’s heart, and she knows how important it is to ensure the day-to-day operations run smoothly.

Knowing that she plays a vital role in client care and contentment is a huge responsibility that Edie gladly accepts. Edie feels blessed to be part of a group of people who love and support our fellow Hoosiers.

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Blake Surface, Services Coordinator

Blake has a passion for healthcare and helping those in our community. He graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Health Services Management and is happy to start his career at Home Instead. Blake is dedicated to our clients and CAREGivers by assisting with scheduling care and assuring their needs are met with the best possible match. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending church services, and staying active.

Kevin Huston, VP of Client Services

Kevin Huston, VP of Client Services

Kevin brings decades of client-centered marketing and management experience to his role of Vice President of Client Services. He can quickly assess situations and formulate client-focused solutions that instill trust and confidence. Clients enjoy and admire his leadership, identifying solutions that provide them the opportunities to stay at home. Kevin thrives on seeing those he serves live independently.

Kevin is an avid reader who enjoys Indy Car Racing and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts. He and his wife of 40 years, Peggy, have two wonderful children and were recently blessed with their first grandchild.

Kathy Leatherman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kathy Leatherman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kathy manages the recruitment of CAREGivers, coordinates orientation, and handles many of the daily office functions. "The thing I love the most about my job is knowing that I am helping the seniors in my community be able to stay in their homes."

Kathy has worked in healthcare for the past 16 years in management and marketing. She has always enjoyed spending time with seniors and has personal care-giving experience by caring for her grandmother and live-in mother-in-law for years. The Home Instead CAREGiver she had for her family member also gave her the support she needed and a peace of mind that her loved one was in good hands. This is when she decided she wanted to work in home care because it makes such a difference in the lives of seniors and their families.

Kathy enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, crafts and reading. Her favorite sayings are "Do what you love" and "Make the most of every day."

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Rose Vallejo, Human Resources Manager

Rose attained her bachelor’s degree in business administration and immediately began working as HR Director within the manufacturing industry. Rose had been caring for her aging grandmother for some time and remembering that sense of gratification one feels from being a CAREGiver, she knew she wanted to do more within her community, she began looking in the health care field. With her experience, knowledge, and having cared for her own aging grandmother, Rose has a deeper understanding of the value in having the best care possible for your loved one. She strives for excellence and that is what she looks for in each CAREGiver that she interviews.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Indianapolis, IN 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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