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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Miami, FL.

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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

Gisela 2023

Gisela De Armas-Ramirez, CSA, President/Owner

​Gisela, the President and owner of our company, has always dreamed of having a small business of her own. Not just any business however, but one that made a difference. One day, while listening to a report on NPR about the aging baby boomer population she saw the opportunity to marry her two passions, business and caring for seniors. Gisela does not take for granted the fact that our customers are allowing us to come into their homes. Having an aging mother herself for whom she cares for personally, she knows firsthand the concerns her clients face and is quick to address them. Constant and open communication is key. "The main thing we do is listen", she affirms. Gisela is certified by The Society of Certified Senior Advisors. She is married, has two daughters, and four grandchildren.
Gabriel 2023

Gabriel De Armas, Jr., Director of Business & Community Development

​Gabriel grew up as part of a big family that engrained in him love for his elders and the notion that giving back is not an obligation but a privilege. Always with a broad smile and a caring demeanor, Gabriel is dedicated to improving the lives of all his clients and works towards building a company culture of goodwill and service above self. Thanks to Gabriel's efforts the "Be a Santa to a Senior" non-profit program has become a fixture for the past ten years at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Annual Holiday Party. He is also active on the local committee of the Alzheimer's Association of South Florida and the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of South Miami. "The look of surprise on a senior's face when they receive an unexpected gift with their name on it continues to inspire." Gabriel is married and has two young boys.
Nilka 2023

Nilka Gomez, Engagement Coordinator

Nilka has a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts and Psychology from Cornell University and private business owner for over 30 years - doing consulting work, and research analytics for private clients and corporations in the areas of home health,  health care facilities, and health care professionals to out search and organize logistics for the handicapped, in the pediatric and geriatric population.

After the sensitive and unfortunate death of her disabled daughter, Nilka returned to her work helping countless people who, like her, have had the joy of meeting and growing together. For years, Nilka was the advocate for her young daughter with the help of CAREGivers, who helped her provide the quality of life and dignity that her entire family deserved.

In her own words, Nilka recognizes the privilege of having a job with a firm and noble purpose.
Paulina 2023

Paulina Gonzalez, Marketing Specialist

Paulina is passionate about design and marketing. She has more than 7 years of experience in digital media, online advertising, and branding. As we affectionately call her, Pau is in charge of communicating our message (the very essence of our work) in the most affable, sensitive, and honest way possible. She recognizes the importance of our work by empathizing -due to her own personal experiences- with our cause for what she understands, appreciates, and values ​​everything that has been done here, and of course, for whom this is done.
Melissa 2023

Melissa Acevedo, Accounting Specialist

Melissa is a key member of Home Instead, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. While in school she worked as a Rehabilitation Technician where she was able to assist Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists with seniors living in a nursing home. With her passion for helping others, along with her rapid learning skills, she can truly accomplish anything. Being born and raised in Massachusetts, Melissa decided she needed change, when moving to Florida in 2022 she enrolled back in school where she is studying to receive a Doctorate in Eastern Medicine specializing in Acupuncture. In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks with her dog and restoring old furniture. Overall, Melissa’s experience and hard work have helped us in this organization and the execution of our most important areas. Her friendly and social character has made her an indispensable element of our company

Joel 2023

Joel Hernandez, Client/Staffing Specialist

Joel has been a Florida resident since 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in Puerto Rico and then moved to New Jersey where he worked as a Human Resource Manager for many years. With such a great work ethic, Joel is highly organized, and dedicated and with a proven ability to improve working environments and a commitment to employee welfare. Sensitive to employee concerns, Joel possesses strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating the utmost discretion and integrity when dealing with confidential information. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys relaxing by his pool and spending time with his 3 dogs. Joel is undoubtedly one of the fundamental pieces within our company.

Jose 2023

Jose Palacio, Human Resource Assistant

Jose was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he studied social work. Before moving to Florida, he lived in New Jersey where he worked as an Activities Director for seniors. Working with seniors made Jose creative, have a passion for helping others, and possess excellent communication and social skills. In his personal time, Jose is professionally known as Jipó. He is an Urban R &B singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor. One of his greatest accomplishments was being able to participate in the TV reality show “La Voz”, the Spanish language version of the US show “The Voice”. Jose's skills are not only limited to his wonderful voice as a singer, but also to his ability and dedication to the work he does for us every day. Without him, many of our endeavors could not be completed.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Miami, FL 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 Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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