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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

David and Jessica Ditch - Owners

David and Jessica Ditch, Owners

David and Jessica started Home Instead Senior Care 18 years ago after meeting at Louisiana State University while pursuing their Masters of Business Administration, MBA.

We opened the doors to our office in the summer of 2002, excited to live out our mission:

To honor God in all we do with a commitment to supporting CAREGiver’s while providing the highest-quality of service to aging adults of the Bayou Region.

We proudly operate in the downtown Houma and New Iberia locations, fun fact 99% of our management and support team are women! Our office staff focuses on providing the top care and support to our beloved clients.

Jessica Ditch - General Manager

Jessica Ditch, General Manager

Jessica Ditch joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2018 and has really enjoyed the transition from public company accounting and finance work, to working with our wonderful clients, caregivers, and team. “Our focus is our clients and our passion is our work, you can’t ask for a more rewarding combination”.

Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Economics from Millsaps College and received a Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. Jessica’s prior work history is focused in the Internal Audit area with International Business Machines (IBM) and Bristow Group. Additional positions include Global Asset Manager as well as SAP Team Lead and Special Project Manager.

Jessica is excited to bring her passion for helping others and making a difference in people lives to her everyday work. Outside of Home Instead, Jessica is a dedicated mother to three beautiful children and married to her college sweetheart and co-owner David Ditch. She is an active volunteer in her community and has received such awards as Citizen of the Year and Top 20 under 40 for her leadership in helping others.

Brandi Landry - Client Care Manager

Brandi Landry, Assistant General Manager

Brandi Landry is our Client Care Manager who works in the Houma branch of Home Instead Senior Care to assist clients and caregivers of the bayou region. Brandi feels that a face to face interaction with our clients is an excellent way to ensure good service as well as bettering the HISC name in the community. “I personally believe that people want to see someone take an interest in their wellbeing in person; not only via the phone or through correspondences, it shows our clients that we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure they are taken care of and treated with compassion and love.”

Brandi comes to us from a Life Insurance Sales and Management background of 7 years and is ready to take on a new career while continuing to help those in her community. She resides in Thibodaux, La with her husband of 9 years and 3 year old daughter.

Holly LeBlanc Gaudet - Home Care Manager

Holly LeBlanc Gaudet, Home Care Manager

Holly LeBlanc Gaudet is our Home Care Manager who works in the Houma branch of Home Instead Senior Care to assist potential and current clients of the bayou region.

Holly is a lifelong resident of Pierre Part, LA and is married with two children, twin boys! She is a registered nurse obtaining a degree from Nicholls State University.

She joins us with a very comprehensive work history in Nursing, including: Emergency Room nursing, Same Day Surgery & Recovery room, Inpatient Rehab, Nursing educator, Clinical Informatics, & Marketing/Clinical Liaison.

Holly is excited to be able to tap into her client care and client relationships at Home Instead!

Briana Polk - Scheduling Coordinator

Briana Polk, Service Manager

Brianna is a Louisiana native, who grew up in New Iberia, LA and graduated from St. Martinville Senior High School. She is the mother of three amazing children and enjoys spending time with them.

Brianna began her journey with Home Instead Senior Care New Iberia in the fall of 2019 as our Client Service Coordinator, bringing with her over ten years of Senior Care Client Management and Scheduling experience. She is pleased to be part of such as amazing team, a team “that truly cares about each other and the clients”. Brianna enjoys interactive with both teammates, Caregivers and clients daily, focusing on building long lasting relationships with the Caregivers, clients and their families.‚Äč

Kelly Robison - Home Care Coordinator

Kelly Robison, Home Care Coordinator

Kelly Robison is our Home Care Coordinator in Iberia and Franklin territory of Home Instead Senior Care and assists potential and current clients of the bayou region. Kelly is a resident of Franklin, LA and is married to Jamie Robison who proudly represents District A of Franklin, LA. She is a registered nurse obtaining her degree from Nicholls State University. She joins us with a variety of experience including Emergency Room, Long Term Care, Medical Surgical, Inpatient Rehab, and Pre and Post Operative Care. Kelly is passionate about Alzheimer’s and Dementia care and is a certified MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) Instructor, she is looking forward to educating our wonderful team and clients more about compassionate and comprehensive care as we continue to expand our services to meet the needs of all families.

Christel Hicks -  Home Care Coordinator

Christel Hicks, Home Care Coordinator

Christel Hicks is our Home Care Coordinator in the New Iberia and Franklin territory of Home Instead Senior Care to assist potential and current clients of the bayou region.

Christel is a resident of Berwick, LA and is married with three daughters and one grandson. She is a licensed Registered Respiratory therapist obtaining her degree from Nicholls State University.

She joins us with 25 years of a variety of hospital clinical experience including the field of respiratory therapy, Clinical Informatics, and Case Management. Christel is looking forward to assisting clients with safe and quality care in their home.

Jennifer Crochet - Client Care Coordinator

Jennifer Crochet, Trainer and Client Care Coordinator

Jennifer is a Louisiana Native who has lived in the Iberia Parish area for over 30 years. Jennifer and her husband Nathan have 5 children and 1 grandchild. Jennifer started with Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2014. Through the years, in addition to her role as a CAREGiver, she has served as an On-Call Coordinator, Personal Care Trainer, and most recently Jennifer was promoted to Client Care Coordinator. She is passionate about Alzhiemer’s and Dementia Care and is devoted to continuing to make a difference in the lives of our aging population. Jennifer is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Wendy York, Office and Billing Coordinator

Wendy York, Office and Billing Coordinator

Wendy has have been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2014. Her passion is working with elderly people and children. She feels Home Instead has allowed her to work with elderly. As the Billing and Office Coordinator it allows her to help Clients with their billing. She enjoys being able to assist them in many ways. She also enjoy assisting Caregivers. She enjoys her great office team and working side by side with each of them.

Wendy has been married for 34 years has 3 Children, 6 Grandkids and 1 on the way. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

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Jenny Haas, Recruiting and Office Coordinator

Jennifer Haas is our Recruiting and Office Coordinator who works in the Houma branch of Home Instead Senior Care to assist clients and caregivers of the bayou region. Jennifer believes in building outstanding relationships with her team and clients to ensure long term goals to be achieved. " I personally believe that our clients want to see we truly care and will always go the extra mile to make sure the job is done correctly. Giving each one a personal touch goes a long way."

Jennifer comes to us from a pediatric medial office management background and is ready to take on a new career while continuing to help those in her community. She has always had a passion to help others. She resides in Gray, La with her 2 children.

Amber Ward- Office Coordinator

Amber Ward, Engagement and Standards Coodinator

Amber is a Louisiana native; she has spent her whole life along the bayous of the Houma-Thibodaux area. She started her career at Home Instead Senior Care in 2019 as an on-call coordinator and has been in her current position as the office coordinator for our Houma location since January 2020. She is the mother of 4 amazing kids and also advocates for children in the Foster Care system, through CASA of Terebonne.

Amber comes from a background in management and hospitality. While Senior Care is new to her since starting her career at Home Instead Senior Care, she is really enjoying being part of a team that provides compassionate care to aging members of the local area.

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Leslie Wiggins , Office Coordinator

Leslie Wiggins is our Office Coordinator in the Houma branch of Home Instead Senior Care. Leslie is a wife and mother to three beautiful children. She and her family enjoy doing all types of outdoor activities, especially enjoying a nice day fishing! Leslie is a former police dispatcher, who has a big soft spot to help those in need! She feels that it is important for us as well as our CAREGivers to form the best bond with our clients, for them to know and trust our team at Home Instead. “Being a part of this team has been so rewarding, with not only making new friends but gaining a family. This has been a blessing for me!”

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in New Iberia, LA 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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