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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 Home Care Team

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Andrea Sussman, MSW, Owner & Executive Director

Andrea is a licensed social worker with extensive experience in the senior health care field. Her previous positions include Director of the Special Care Unit at Waterview Nursing and Rehab Center, and Director of the Geriatric Care Coordination Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Ms. Sussman received her Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from New York University.

Andrea founded the Morris County office of Home Instead in April of 2000. Through her work experiences, she saw the huge need for seniors to secure services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and safety supervision so that they could remain independent in their own homes. Once Andrea learned about the franchise opportunity with Home Instead, she was off and running in building her business.

Andrea​ is a hands-on owner who brings her rich knowledge of senior care issues, together with her compassionate approach to business, to the office each day. Her strong and dedicated leadership results in the wonderful customer experience that our clients have enjoyed for over 20 years.

Andrea co-owns and directs Home Instead of Morris County with her husband, Steve Sussman. Together they raised their four children, who are all now adults. They enjoy family time as well as reading, boating, going to live music concerts, and relaxing on the beach.

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Steve Sussman, Owner & Executive Director

Along with his good sense for business, Steve brings with him an undeniable passion for Home Instead. With over 30 years of sales and business management under his belt, Steve’s knowledge and experience are important aspects of our office. He holds a degree in Broadcasting from Arizona State University. Steve is an enthusiastic and committed franchise owner who is always eager to provide solutions to our clients, their families and prospective clients as well. He works hard every day to keep Home Instead as the leader in senior home care services in Morris County.

Steve is married to his wife Andrea, and together they bring a unique team approach to running their Home Instead franchise. In his spare time, Steve is an active member of his synagogue, enjoys music and traveling, and along with Andrea, helped to raise their four children and their dog, Baxter.

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Rosemary McGuire, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing

Rosemary comes to Home Instead with an extensive variety of nursing experience. In the past, Rosemary has worked as a Field Nurse Supervisor in home care, was the Director of Public Relations at a 576-bed hospital in Brooklyn, managed a bustling private practice urology office, worked as a health care writer and was a medical consultant on the daytime drama, One Life To Live.​

She received her RN and BSN from CUNYs College of Staten Island and her Master's degree in Health Care Administration from Hofstra University. Rosemary completed Writing and Editing course work at NYU's School of Continuing Educational and Professional Studies and is currently advancing her studies in Holistic Nursing at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC. Rosemary is CPR/AED certified as well as a Certified Overdose Responder.

In her free time, Rosemary likes to read, exercise, travel, meditate and share her passion for holistic nursing with her clients and their families.

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Michele Hopler, Nursing Supervisor

Michele joined our team with many years of experience as an RN, having spent the prior 28 years working in the Emergency Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Morristown Medical Center. Michele has been a registered nurse since 1984 with her first degree from County College of Morris. She also received a BA in Health and Human Administration in 2010 from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently enrolled in Western Governors University’s BSN/MSN program with a concentration in Nursing Education. Michele brings her astute assessment skills as well as her compassionate nature to both her clients and our CARE Professionals as our Nurse Supervisor.

Michele has been a lifelong Morris County resident. She enjoys spending time with her two adult daughters, her spouse, and other family and friends, especially at the Jersey Shore. Michele also loves gardening, live music and playing with her two dogs.

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Karen Maguire, Office Coordinator

As our Office Coordinator, Karen's responsibilities center on ensuring that all processes within the office function effectively, and that the highest level of quality service is provided to our clients. Specifically, Karen handles the billing and payroll functions of the business, manages the collection of mandatory CAREGiver notes, and maintains Client and CAREGiver relationships through effective and ongoing communication. In addition, Karen is our primary Service Inquiry Specialist. In this role she is responsible for speaking with prospective clients or their loved ones on their initial call to Home Instead, and explaining the many benefits of our services. With a wealth of knowledgeable and compassionate, Karen is quite effective at putting the caller at ease and getting the client set up for service!

​Karen's past experience includes over 30 years of administrative positions in various industries, and most recently, spent six years with another company in the senior home care field. A lover of nature, Karen and her husband enjoy traveling to national parks and gardening in their free time.

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Kathy DiBisceglie, Client Care Coordinator

Kathy has been a member of the Home Instead team since 2006. Her current job as Client Care Coordinator is to ensure that our clients are pleased with the service we are providing. She visits with clients and CAREGivers and keeps in touch with family members so we all can work together to keep our clients happy and healthy in their homes. Much of Kathy's time is spent handling our live-in cases, from staffing and transportation to ensuring that CAREGivers are keeping up with their educational requirements and documentation, as well as quality assurance.

Kathy graduated from Montclair State University with a BS in Home Economics. She has a diverse background, including Nutrition, R & D, Child Care, and Behavioral Health. Kathy loves to garden, cook, hike, camp, watch soccer matches, and spend time with family and friends. When she is with her husband and two grown children, all is right in Kathy's world!

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Barbara Glosser, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Barbara’s role as our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator is perhaps the most critical of all…her focus is on recruiting and retaining the top CARE Professional talent in our community to join our amazing team!  Barb also is tasked with finding new candidates for our CARE Professional training course to become NJ Certified Home Health Aides. In addition, Barbara creates and maintains the required employment folders for our current staff of CARE Professionals which includes medical documentation, professional licenses and annual in-service trainings as per the Board of Nursing and National Institute of Home Care Accreditation standards for Health Care Service Firms in New Jersey.

Barbara comes to Home Instead with over 20 years experience in home care serving the Morris County area. She received her BS in Psychology from Capella University.  When she is not hard at work at Home Instead, Barbara loves spending time with her three grown children and greatly enjoys reading, music, movies, and photography.

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Baxter, Office Dog

Baxter, a pure breed Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, is our crazy beloved office dog. He is proficient in Windows and Excel and is fluent in Spanish. Baxter is always eager to help with any task. He can sit, stay and shake on command. He also loves to bury his treats and bones out in the yard. Baxter’s non-stop energy and puppy-like qualities keep all of us smiling whenever he comes to work!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Morris County, NJ 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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