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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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Sara Oakley - General Manager

Sara is the General Manager for both our Rockford and Crystal Lake locations. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

As the General Manager, Sara is responsible for the overall operations of Home Instead and it's team members. Sara is most passionate about finding new CAREGivers with big hearts, compassion and respect for our senior population. CAREGivers are essential to Home Instead and help our seniors maintain an independent lifestyle while living in their homes.

Sara is extremely excited to be part of the Home Instead Family!
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Jillayne Butler - HR Coordinator

Jillayne is our HR Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences: Human Biology and a minor in Psychology from Northwestern University. Jillayne has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for 15 years working in a wide range of care from home care to acute clinical care for all ages.

Jillayne loves being able to help find more opportunities for seniors to live with dignity in their homes and providing quality care to those that need it most.

In her spare time, Jillayne enjoys spending time with her family, going to her son’s baseball games, and going on road trips with friends.

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Monique Hopper - Client Care Coordinator

Monique is our Client Care Coordinator.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences and has had the pleasure of serving as a caregiver herself.  Monique takes pride in finding opportunities to improve the lives of our clients and enjoys coordinating plans for individuals and families to be served by our Home Instead Team. 

Lisa O'Boyle - Service Coordinator

Lisa has been with Home Instead over 8 years and has served in almost every capacity. Even though Lisa spends the majority of her time matching our wonderful clients and CAREGivers together, her "happy place" is training. Lisa loves leading our hands on CAREGiver training classes and advanced training in the field. She also loves down time at home relaxing with all her free time.
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Ellen Capobianco - Remote Office Coordinator

Ellen started at Home Instead as a caregiver and now works as an on-call weekend supervisor and remote office coordinator.

She has always had an easy connection with the elderly and enjoys listening to their wisdom.

Ellen is retired from 24 years of homeschooling, and appreciates Home Instead for their attention to client care and the support and training given to the CAREGivers.

Patti White - Business Manager

Patti has become an expert at keeping the business side of Home Instead running smoothly and efficiently. She also has a passion for our CAREGivers and Seniors and has found a great fit at Home Instead making a difference in their lives as well as in our business.
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Nancy McCoy - On Call Weekend Supervisor

Dan Woodka, Franchise Owner

Dan Woodka - Franchise Owner

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Crystal Lake, 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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