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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

Business Owner Profile

Business Owner Profile

Your Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners Tim and Clare Connelly possess a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It's the reason why they were chosen to serve seniors and their families in Sarpy County, NE as well as the Council Bluffs area.

A native Nebraskan, Tim graduated from Creighton University and has dedicated much of his professional career to serving seniors and their families.

Prior to purchasing the office that serves Sarpy County, Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, Tim worked at Home Instead Senior Care’s Global Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tim's wife Clare has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University and a Master of Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Tim and Clare look forward to providing area seniors with options for long-term care and to providing the services needed to help them remain safely in their homes for as long as possible.

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Jennifer Elvenholl - Operations Manager

Since joining Home Instead in September 2010, Jennifer has fulfilled numerous roles in the organization. Jennifer is currently the Operations Manager and oversees all the daily responsibilities of the delivery of Home Instead services. Jennifer enjoys assisting families develop a plan allowing their loved ones to remain independent and making a difference.

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Lea Kuper - Geriatric Resource Nurse

Lea joined Home Instead in September 2017, bringing over 35 years of nursing experience to the organization. Originally from Avoca, IA, Lea works primarily with our clients in the Council Bluffs area. Lea’s goal is to “keep seniors’ feet under their own table for as long as possible”. She runs our office in the Council Bluffs Area and she always has a warm welcome for new members of the team.

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Rhonda Barcal - Lead Service Coordinator

As the Lead Service Coordinator, Rhonda is responsible for making sure all the client and caregiver scheduling needs are met. She also helps with the onboarding process to ensure a smooth transition is made for our new hires. Rhonda joined Home Instead in April of 2016 with years of experience in the service industry and home health care.

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Amelia Johnson - Operations Coordinator

Amelia has been with Home Instead since September of 2015.  Amelia was hired was a caregiver and shortly after joined the office team of Home Instead. Amelia’s role of Operations Coordinator includes many different responsibilities. Primarily, Amelia assists the service coordinator team as well as manages our relationships with the long-term care insurance companies our clients utilize.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Council Bluffs, IA 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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