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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.
Home Instead Caregiver helps senior woman unload groceries from vehicle

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

Brad Dahleen, Franchise Owner

Brad Dahleen, Franchise Owner

Brad grew up in Worth, Illinois, spent the majority of his career in sales. The highlights of his sales career include 9 years with Central Ink Corporation, 6 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and 17 years with INX international. Prior to working in sales, Brad served in the Army Reserves as a medic and later as a psychiatric specialist.

"I feel very fortunate to be a Home Instead Senior Care owner. Helping seniors age in their own homes is great thing to be able to do and I look forward to each day!"

Brad has served as a trustee and as an elder in his church.

brad.dahleen@homeinstead.com

Dar Dahleen, Franchise Owner

Dar Dahleen, Franchise Owner

Dar - Grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. Dar is a CPA and has spent 25 years in public accounting as a manager and a trusted advisor to clients for many years. Prior to becoming a CPA, Dar received an Associate’s degree in Science from Moraine Valley Community College and a B.A. in Business Administration from Governor’s State University.

Dar’s first experience with Home Instead Senior Care came when she was working as a CPA for several franchise owners. From working with the owners, she had the opportunity to see the services Home Instead provides and the empathy that goes into caring for seniors. When the opportunity to own a HISC franchise became available, she seized the moment to make a difference. Dar’s main focus has always been on service for her clients and making sure their needs are met. She feels that HISC is the best way she can meet the needs of the seniors in our community to keep them independent and in their homes.

“I watched both of my grandmothers spend the end of their lives in nursing homes, one had dementia, and the other had several strokes that left her almost paralyzed, I decided then that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of seniors to keep them in their own homes. The need is so great for services like ours and there are not a lot of opportunities available to these seniors but now I can offer seniors an alternative that allows them to remain in their homes.”

dar.dahleen@homeinstead.com

Tricia Trendle-Marker, General Manager

Tricia Trendle-Marker, General Manager

Tricia graduated from Lewis University with a B.A. in Psychology. Ever since she began her career in psychology, she knew that she wanted to work with those that needed the most help: the elderly. Shortly after graduating in June 2011, Tricia became a CAREGiver with Home Instead. In March 2012, Tricia moved into the office as the Client Care Coordinator. In January of 2014, Tricia assumed the role of CAREGiver & Staffing manager, which requires her to oversee the schedules for all of our clients and CAREGiver and lead the recruiting and training for all of our compassionate CAREGivers. As a former CAREGiver, she understands the demands placed on the CAREGivers and the need for them to assimilate into the senior’s home, as well as the importance for the senior to feel comfortable with someone helping them around their home.

“After watching my mother care of my grandmother for my entire childhood, I learned that the elderly need an advocate. Society overlooks them, but they truly need a voice to speak out for them when they cannot and make sure they are getting the proper care needed to keep them safe, in their homes, and independent as long as possible.”

ttrendle@homeinstead.com

Diane Lemmon, Home Care Sales Consultant

Diane Lemmon, Home Care Sales Consultant

Diane joined our team at Home Instead Senior Care in June 2017. For many years, Diane worked as a hairstylist and built up a large clientele which included many seniors. She has engaged in building relationships with seniors over the past 20 years by singing for seniors at their events. Diane has a heart for seniors and enjoys helping them and being an advocate for them to be sure that they are well taken care of and have their needs met. Her grandmother had Dementia and Diane would go to the long-term care facility to interact with her and the other residents. It was during this time that she realized the importance of seniors having additional help when needed. Diane understands the importance of companionship for seniors and strives to make certain that every senior we serve, is cared for like family.

diane.lemmon@homeinstead.com

Joi Grady, Client Care Manager

Joi Grady, Client Care Manager

Joi joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2018 as a CAREGiver and has moved into the position of Client Care Manager. Before joining the HISC team, Joi was a teacher for 20 years. During that time, she saw just how important familial relationships are to create bonds amongst generations. As her father aged, Joi discovered a new passion- caring for seniors. She left the educational field and helped care for her father, knowing that once he was gone, she would never get that time back. Joi strives daily to learn something new from the older generations.

Carli Giglio, Staffing Coordinator

Carli Giglio, Staffing Coordinator

Carli graduated from North Central College in Naperville with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Through college, she volunteered at a variety of non- profit organizations including senior care centers, where she developed a passion for helping those in need. Carli comes from over 7 years of experience in Healthcare scheduling and recruiting. One of her biggest motivations is her late grandfather, who always taught her the importance of helping others through kindness and compassion. Carli is responsible for successfully performing and overseeing the staffing needs for clients and caregivers, by providing the highest quality service.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Palos Heights, IL 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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