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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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Our Promise

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

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 Team

About Us

John and Kathleen Stuck- Co-Owners

John and Kathleen Stuck, Co-Owners

​John and Kathleen have owned and operated the Home Instead Senior Care of Minneapolis since April of 2008. He attended the University of Minnesota and has over 25 years of experience in marketing and management. John oversees the day to day operations that require a high level of communication with clients, CAREGivers and office staff.

"As a franchise owner, providing a high quality service in our community is my commitment to our clients. Hearing the great stories from our CAREGivers about the difference they make each day to assist our clients in staying independent, and their family members knowing they are safe when they cannot be there."

Kathleen is the CFO for our franchise with a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters from St Thomas University.

​"It is personal to me because I can relate to our clients and their families. I know what it is like to want to be there and do more for an aging parent, while at the same time manage my own family and career."

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Jessica Kraus, Recruitment Coordinator

​Jessica plays a key role here at Home Instead with a broad spectrum of caregiving experience. As a teenager, she worked in a group home with developmentally challenged young adults, which sparked her love for caregiving. Jessica then attended nursing school, and spent many years in acute care settings before moving into homecare. She has spent the last several years in care coordination, staffing, and overseeing client services. As the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Jessica is responsible for vetting, hiring and orientation of our CAREGiver staff. She never compromises when making a hiring decision of our trusted staff.

​"It's personal to me...I want our clients to have absolute trust in the CAREGivers we send into their homes. To know they are in good hands. To know that we have been selective in finding the special someone to be there in their time of need."

Lori Leigh, Director of Client Care

Lori Leigh, Director of Client Care

Lori has experienced the joys and rewards in the health care field for over 35 years. Following her time caring for her own parents, Lori chose to continue the path of professional careiving with Home Instead. In 2011, she joined us and has had the opportunity to provide care for several clients of varying degrees of need. She is now a key member of the Client Care Team and her professionalism and compassion truly stand out every single day!

"It's personal to me having been a daughter who arranged care for my family, it is key to keep in mind that everyone has a unique story and are to be treated with respect, kindness and compassion. Clients and their families may be assured of my commitment to their excellent care."

Amy Curtiss, Home Care Consultant

Amy Curtiss, Home Care Consultant

​Amy has spent her entire professional career serving older adults in Minnesota. During college, she worked as an activity director in a dementia unit which gave her the inspiration to pursue the path which she now walks. Since then, she has gained experience working in senior housing marketing, administration, and eventually as an executive director in charge of opening new senior living communities around the twin cities area. Her passion for the work she does is genuine, as she also worked as a caregiver during this time too.  Her role as a Home Care Consultant, Amy works with other professionals in the senior care industry to ensure we are all working together to provide the most purposeful and safe options for our older adults.

It's personal to me, because seniors and their families often don't have solutions or options to assist them while aging and experiencing change. I have a passion for supporting them to make sure they continue to have a voice and purpose as they age. Working for Home Instead is so rewarding because our standard of care is the best in the business.

Haven Smallwood, RN Supervisor

Haven Smallwood, RN Supervisor

​Haven has worked at Home Instead for over 6 years and is originally from Syracuse, NY. She is a mother of 3 sons. Haven moved to Minnesota to follow one of her son's and her only Grandchild. Haven brings 50 years of nursing experience with 35 of those years in Home Care and Hospice. Haven loves to spend her time working with needlepoint, baking and canning. The fan favorites are her canned pickles and jams. Haven provides supportive nursing care to our clients and conducts much of the new hire training.

To Haven, its personal because Home Instead shows respect for the aging population.

Mary Linstroth, RN

Mary Linstroth, RN

​Mary was born and raised in St. Paul, the oldest of 8. She pursued a degree and became a nurse in her late forties, after raising a family of 3 wonderful sons. With 2 grandchildren with another arriving soon, Mary has a passion for caring for others, and it shows with her interactions every day with our clients and families. Caring for others is in her blood!

Being an RN with Home Instead is personal because many of my clients are near my age and I have a 93 year old father, who continues to be independent because of receiving good care from others.

Deanna Ruddy, Service Coordinator

Deanna Ruddy, Service Coordinator

​Deanna came to Home Instead with an extensive background in customer service. Her experience within Assisted Living both as the Concierge greeting residents and visitors, as well as managing staffing for employees within multiple care environments allows her to successfully build relationships with our clientele and their families meeting the needs of the client, and ensuring CAREgiver connections are successful.

It's personal to me because I can relate to clients and their families. I had a Grandmother in a nursing home and seeing how she was loved and the compassion that was given to her while caring for her is why I know I wanted to do the same thing for clients and their families.

Team member Denise

Denise Pedersen, Engagement Coordinator

Denise has over 25 years as a health and fitness professional. Bringing specialized certifications and experience with senior activities and wellness. Denise chose to work in home health care after teaching to several seniors that would go home to no family or loved ones. She created weekly activities and visits to make sure that they were not alone, and to check on their wellbeing. Her passion for interactive care makes her a key member of the Client Care Team. She continues to teach fitness and be active in her community, making her a resource for senior and family activities.

"It is personal to me because… as my mother ages I want her to stay socially, cognitive, and physically connected so my 4 boys can enjoy their time with their Grandmother."

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Maple Grove, MN 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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