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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

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Danny Gutkind, RPh, Owner

Danny is a graduate of Long Island University with a BA in Pharmacy.  He has over 30 years of retail community pharmacy service and experience including previous independent pharmacy ownership. 

At a very young age, Danny developed a passion for working in the healthcare industry beginning with one of his first jobs at a local pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York.  However, it was six years ago that this passion guided him to the desire to work with seniors when he and his sister Ann learned that both of their parents had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

It was a very emotional journey for the family and they made the decision they would do whatever necessary to have their parents remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.  They quickly learned of the benefits and the necessity of the services of Home Health Care.

Danny begins the next chapter of his life dedicated to the industry that was such a vital part of the final days of his parents lives.  He is dedicated to bringing awareness of the key services and advantages that come with home health care.  Through Home Instead, he is committed to developing strong relationships in the Warren and Hunterdon Counties and continuing the amazing service provided by the team here over the last 22 years.  He looks forward to becoming a part of this community and supporting the local needs of our senior population.

Danny is also a huge animal lover and has been blessed with his rescue dog Chelsea.
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Ann Gutkind, RPh - General Manager

Ann has always wanted to make a positive difference within the community.  Her firm belief is that the senior population should always be taken care of in the most respectful, helpful, and safe environment.  

As she watched her parents struggle with aging and memory loss, she took on the role of caregiver as they required more personal and medical attention.  She is dedicated to ensuring seniors in our community receive the same love and care that her parents received in their final days.

Ann has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and has exemplified her love of seniors through her work as a pharmacist. She is a dedicated professional in every aspect of her life.
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June Land, RN, Certified Dementia Practitioner

​June was born and raised in New Jersey and the variety of places she has lived in NJ is not the only thing that has diversity in her life. June was a “Candy Striper” when she was in High School and had a strong desire to help people; she even entered a “follow a nurse” program at JFK Hospital in Edison to investigate a career in nursing. Unfortunately, one day while working with a nurse she experiences a troubling situation which involved an elderly woman in distress; she wanted to help people not hurt them and so changed her career direction.

June spent over 20 years working in the Information Technology field. She held multiple positions, as a Data Center Manager, a Programmer, and a Project Management Director. During this time, she traveled throughout the United States providing computer training and support to many aspects of the manufacturing and sales industries. Her passion for wanting to help people continued to tug at her heart strings. She met her soon to be husband during this time, and he supported her in her decision to make a career change. She became an Admissions Representative in the proprietary school industry, where she could provide guidance to people, young and old, who wanted to identify a new career opportunity for themselves. She worked her way up the ladder and became an Eastern Regional Manager. Again, she found herself on the road, traveling the U.S. and moving further away from her passion of wanting to help people. Unfortunately, her Mother-in-law took ill and June left her job to assist in the process of advocating and caring for her. Being in the health care setting, June was faced once again with her strong desire to help people and the idea of nursing came back to the forefront.

At the age of 46, with much support and encouragement from her husband and a couple of insistent nursing instructors, June embarked on a nursing degree. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Science from Warren County Community College and received her Registered Nurse license from the state of New Jersey. While she attended the nursing program she worked as an Aide at Hackettstown Medical Center in the Progress Care Unit, and once she received her nursing license, she became a nurse on that unit. After 3 years in the hospital setting, June went on to spend 4 years as a Hospice nurse, where she was able to help many clients and families find comfort and solace during the very difficult and challenging period of end of life. June loved working with the senior population and wanted to find a way to give back more. During one Holiday season, a friend invited her to “wrap gifts” for “Be a Santa to a Senior/Veteran Program”. That’s when June walked through the doors of Home Instead Senior Care and never looked back! June has found her home in helping seniors “Age in Place” and adding quality to their lives.

June is an integral part of the Home Instead team. She works with the other nurses to provided new assessments and routine reassessments for our client base. June advocates for our clients daily and provides teaching to clients and families to encourage their independents at home. June also works with the other nurses on supervising and training our CAREGivers, to keep them current on home care processes and procedures. She obtained her Certified Dementia Practitioner certification since she’s been with Home Instead to provide even more knowledge to this growing demographic of our aging seniors. June currently resides in Hope, N.J. with her husband and their three “fuzzy” children. She and her husband love their Airedale terriers and never take a vacation or trip without them.

Becky Matlack: RN, BSN, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Director of Nursing

Becky Matlack, RN, BSN, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Director of Nursing

Becky is a garden state native. She is the mother of 4 adult children; three sons and a daughter, and the grandmother of four. Becky 's passion has always been to enhance the lives of others. She knows all too well the rigors of caregiving and lends care to her mother who remains at home with Alzheimer's.

Becky holds a New Jersey School Nurse Certification and remains a mentor to children. A foster parent who adopted her youngest son, her home remains licensed for children in need. Becky credits her love for nursing to her father and an aunt. They both were stationed in the army and would relay tales of their times in the service to Becky during her youth. Her aunt was an army nurse who later became a Psychiatric Nurse in a New Jersey hospital. Becky chose to emulate her and the desire was fostered to become a nurse. In high school Becky volunteered as a "Candy Striper" and then as a young mother entered a Practical Nurse Program. Her passion for her profession drove her to pursue becoming a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science in 2005.

Becky embraced the diversity that a nursing career afforded. She began working with intellectually disabled individuals, she then entered home care management, next as a Health Services Administrator in a NJ prison achieving national accreditation, and ultimately as an Assistant Director of Nursing Services in a forensic hospital. Becky possesses an unwavering desire to excel, create and implement positive change and this has led her to hold management positions in each venue pursued.

Becky is excited about having joined our Home Instead Family and looks forward to being a proactive member of our Team. She is a positive motivator and will work effortlessly to enhance the lives of our community seniors.

Lucy Hurley: Home Care Consultant

Lucy Hurley, Home Care Consultant

Lucy is a 4th generation native of Hackettstown, New Jersey. Four generations of her family have graduated Hackettstown High School. Lucy was the primary caregiver for her mother, Lucille who passed at age 80. Missing her mom prompted her to apply for a CAREGiver position at Home Instead. She soon found fulfillment working with her clients and this oftentimes rekindled cherished memories of mom for her.

Lucy has a firm belief in the Home Instead "difference" between counting the years and actually living them. She joined our office Team in 2008. Lucy received certification in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Training Program (CARE). Her dedicated motivation, knowledge, and professionalism drive her passion to share our mission with a network of professionals in our local communities. Lucy's deep roots and strong community ties form the fabric of our Home Instead ties to the communities we serve. She is an educator and works with community groups offering public presentations throughout the county on topics like Senior Fraud, The Five Wishes, and Hospital to Home

Community involvement is key to Lucy. She is a trained counselor in the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), providing one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare (www.shiptalk.org). She is a member of The United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition, and the American Legion Post 164 in Hackettstown. Lucy, also known fondly as Mrs. Claus is the motivation behind our annual "Be a Santa to a Senior/Veteran Program". Mrs. Claus and Santa have brought a twinkle to the eye of many seniors in Hunterdon and Warren through the years.

Lucy has 2 grown, married sons, whom she is very proud. The "spring" in her step is from her 2 grandsons and a granddaughter in Montana. A granddaughter who is the big sister to her brother and sister, a set of twins, live in Vermont.

Laura Housman: Client Care Coordinator

Laura Housman, Client Care Coordinator

Laura's cultural roots run deep. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is descended from an American Indian tribe, the Washoe, of the Lake Tahoe region. Her fondest memories are of Grandma Hazel, a strong, spiritual, loving woman who taught Laura how to bake bread and sweet rolls from scratch when Laura and her family visited every summer. Laura's maternal grandparents, Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom came to live with Laura and her family in 1973, forming an inter-generational household. So many generations living under the same roof had its challenges but were seen as growing experiences and precious memories held to this day.

Laura's profound respect and fondness for seniors was rooted in her youth and she is 100% committed to the seniors she serves at Home Instead every day. Laura is a good listener and has developed an understanding of “how" a senior feels about having to accept help at home and is sensitive to their concerns. She manages staffing coordination, Client schedules, and creates the everlasting match between a CAREGiver and their Client. Staffing NAVIGATOR is the perfect description of Laura! She has also achieved certification in the Alzheimer's and Dementia CARE Training Program. Laura is often "On Call" and available to answer any questions or concerns because it's not just a telephone call, it's Personal

Over the years Laura has been an active volunteer delivering Meals-on-Wheels. She serves on the Board of the Washington Borough Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is involved with her church family of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington. She has lived in Washington for over 28 years, is married and has two grown daughters.

Stacy Mott: Human Resource Specialist

Stacy Mott, Human Resource Specialist

​Stacy Mott joins Home Instead Senior Care as our new Human Resource Specialist. Stacy is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Marketing. She started her career with a division of Toys R Us as a Regional Human Resource Manager for the Southeast lending support to nine district managers and over two thousand employees. She most recently worked as the President for a nonprofit organization dedicated to training women to run for office. She lives in Washington with her husband and three children.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Washington, 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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