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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 Crystal Lake, IL.

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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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Lisa - 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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Taylor - HR Coordinator

Taylor is our HR Coordinator. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication with a minor in Business Management and her Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership. Her passion has always been HR to help everyone enjoy their workplace and know it’s a safe space. In her free time she enjoys reading, crocheting, cooking, playing music with her husband, and being a cat mom to two boys. 

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Ellen - 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.

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Nancy - On Call Weekend Supervisor

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Patti - 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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Sara - 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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Dan - Owner

Since our business was formed in 2010, we've set out to live the mission of “making a positive impact on the greatest number of lives we can touch." Home Instead exemplifies that mission with the hundreds of employees and clients we serve daily throughout Illinois. It is my expectation that our business strives to get better every single day and we are continually improving upon the experience our employees, clients, and their families encounter by being part of Home Instead. I also encourage anyone to engage with our team members regarding your experience with Home Instead as each one of them is dedicated to exceeding your expectations and following through with Rapid Responsiveness if those expectations are not met. Thank you for your interest in Home Instead and giving us an opportunity to make a positive impact on your life.


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 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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