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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

Meet Our Home Care Team

Meet Our Team

Kristin Goluska, DSW, MPH, Owner, President

Kristin Dahlquist, DSW, MPH, Owner, President

Kristin Dahlquist, DSW, MPH is the Owner and President of Home Instead serving Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Lakewood, Centennial, and the surrounding areas. 

Kristin is deeply committed to improving the lives of seniors both locally and nationally. In addition to her experience at several Home Instead franchises, she worked at the Alzheimer's Association and served as her district's delegate to lobby in Washington, DC for funding for families and research. She created a short-film documentary to highlight the impact of memory loss on individuals living with the disease, their families, and their millennial children which premiered in Washington, DC to raise funds to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. Personally, Kristin has known Home Instead since it's founding in 1994 - her family became the third family served by Home Instead for her great great Aunt Emily. This first hand experience was the catalyst for the dedication she feels to change the face of aging, and change the way we care for our parents here in Colorado. 

She earned a Master's in Public Health from The Ohio State University and her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Reach her at kristindahlquist@homeinstead.com.
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Robert Dahlquist, Co-owner and Vice President

Robert is the co-owner and Vice President for a company that means a lot to him. His great-aunt Emily Dahlquist was the third Home Instead client in the organization's history in 1994. A firm believer in supporting our loved one's wishes to age in place, he ensured both of his parents were granted that same wish.

Robert brings decades of public service and corporate human resources experience to Home Instead, and believes that each of our team members and Professional CAREGivers have unlimited potential to continue to change the face of aging and remain the most trusted source of home care in the world.

Robert stays busy with three wonderful kids and five grandchildren. When he gets the time, he can be found trying new Colorado golf courses with his brother Bill and daughter Kristin. 

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Drew Thompson, General Manager

Drew is a numbers junkie (aka former accountant) with a passion fueled by serving and leading others. Having grown up in Omaha, he is very familiar with Home Instead. After spending time caring for his grandmother in her final years at home, Drew uncovered a sense of appreciation for providing the best possible experience for aging adults.

Outside of work, you can find him shooting professional firework displays during the summer in Nebraska, getting in his 10,000 daily steps and listening to a podcast about how to defy the aging process. His aspirations are to learn how to juggle and visit all 7 continents.

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Barb Monaghan, Director of Client Experience

​Pairing a strong business and service background with her inherent love for people, Barb is passionate about building positive, supportive relationships with clients and family members and providing resources to Denver metro families searching for home care options. In addition to her responsibility of being the first voice a family hears when inquiring about home care services, Barb is the proverbial glue that keeps all functions occurring within the office running seamlessly. 
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Danielle Minch, HR Manager

Danielle Minch specializes in recruiting and maintaining a positive, fulfilling experience for all Home Instead CAREGivers. She was born and raised in Sterling, CO and completed her degree at Colorado State University where she achieved a decorated Volleyball career. She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and camping, and you will regularly find her cheering on her beloved (and often frustrating) Colorado sports teams.  

Since joining Home Instead in 2017, Danielle’s grandfather has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Seeing her family's experience first-hand, her personal pursuit has aligned with the Company mission; to support aging adults and their families by providing in-home, compassionate, and dedicated CAREGivers. 

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Bena Gammel, Service Department Manager

Bena came to Home Instead with years of service coordination experience. She is very well connected within the Denver senior care community, providing Home Instead an ability to coordinate care across service providers with ease. She is an idea gal - always coming up with new and different ways to do what we do - usually with her hilarious sense of humor sprinkled in! She spends her free time with her partner Nick and her daughter - with a special affinity for weekend trips to the mountains. 

 

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Mary Coit, Client Care Manager

Mary takes great pride in helping Home Instead South Denver families find the perfect solution for their home care needs. Mary has been with the company 18 years and leads the team of individuals who are responsible for ensuring each family and each CAREGiver has an unmatched experience with Home Instead. 

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Julie Langford, BSN, RN, Client Care Manager

Julie Langford is a registered nurse who oversees care in the Littleton and Lakewood areas of Colorado. She formerly worked at the Home Instead in Toronto, Canda, leading the Client Care Department after many years living and working abroad. Julie has an incredible spirit that she shares with each CAREGiver, Client and family member she meets. She encourages our team to love ourselves everyday, through ever stumble, fumble and 'apparent' failure as well as every victory. Love starts within and spreads outward! 

In her free time, Julie enjoys time with her daughter, son, and husband! 
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Becky Babers,  Client Care Coordinator

Becky Babers is a Colorado native. A long history of service oriented careers, Becky finds her life is best suited in caring for the needs of those around her including those of our clients and her fellow coworkers. She serves both our clients and caregivers to ensure that everyone has the best Home Instead experience possible! In her free time, you will find her either spending time with her extended family or enjoying the high country of Colorado and enjoying as many camping trips as she can in the summer months!
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Sam Gross, Service Coordinator

Sam Gross moved to Denver from San Diego, California. A writer by trade, Sam uses her excellent communication skills to match our Professional CAREGivers with the seniors that we serve. She has an unmatched talent of connecting with people over the phone, always having a big smile on her face, dozens of post-it notes at her desk, and expressing herself with funky earrings! 

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Taylor LaCoste, Service Coordinator

Taylor LaCoste has been a lifelong caregiver for both her family and seniors in the community. Originally from Louisiana, Taylor has a great appreciation for the seasons here in Colorado, and endless sunshine! At Home Instead, she works alongide the service department to support our CAREGivers both personally and professionally, and create excellent matches between families we serve and individuals on our team. 
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Cindy Woodson, HR Coordinator

Cindy Woodson marries her education, (a Bachelor’s in Human Services and a Master’s in Communication) to create a sense of belonging and social engagement for our Care Pros at Home Instead. Previously she worked as a case manager for unhoused individuals and it was there she recognized her sincere love of supporting individuals’ personal and professional goals. She values a positive and diverse work environment, and works diligently to make Home Instead an employer of choice for those living in the Denver Metro area!
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Maggie Butler, Office Coordinator

Maggie Butler is the Office Coordinator - or Director of First Impressions! She has a degree in Human Services from Loyola University of Chicago and began her career at Home Instead in Denver. A well-rounded, happy, go-getter, Maggie has taken on projects and responsibilities in the departments of accounting, human resources, and service coordination. Maggie is truly a jack of all trades! In her free time, you can find her (or perhaps you can't find her) dispersed camping in the Rocky Mountains! 
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Alex Fox, Resident Learner

Alex is a Colorado Native and is currently enrolled in Metropolitan State University. He is new to Home Instead and is excited to learn about and work in the field of home care. Alex has a black-haired Labrador Retriever named Penny (named after Penelope Cruz, one of Alex’s favorite actresses). Penny is a good pup and she also responds to “Penne.” Alex enjoys hiking with Penny and is an exceptional ping pong player. He welcomes a challenge with open arms.
Lauren Lier, Training Coordinator

Lauren Lier, DNP, AGACNP-BC, Training Coordinator

Lauren is circling back around and joining the team again after initially working for the previous owners in 2010, only this time, working for her sister and father. Lauren has spent this time developing her nursing and coordination background through her work as an internal medicine nurse practitioner, palliative care nurse practitioner, and a nursing educator. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling to spend time with family.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Denver, CO 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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