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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

Andrew Garrean, Owner

Andrew Garrean, Owner

Andrew graduated from Baylor University in 1994 and planned on becoming the next advertising guru. While working in advertising his grandmother become ill which turned into almost a full-time family caregiver position for his mother. After witnessing the rewards and difficulties of caring for a loved one at home he sought a position at Home Instead Senior Care's home office in Omaha. In 1999, Andrew managed the original Home Instead office and became very passionate about keeping seniors at home. His passion lies in finding long term in-home solutions that will improve and enhance a senior's quality of life while preserving dignity. In 2001, he was offered a promotion into Omaha's corporate Home Instead office but declined to open the Tulsa franchise. Andrew prides himself on being the longest tenured owner in home care in the Tulsa area, being in business since November 2001. He loves the fact that Home Instead has made such a difference in the Tulsa community for so long. Outside of work Andrew enjoys record collecting, live music, golf, cooking and wine, dogs, and travel.

Kara Palmer, General Manager, Licensed Nurse Practitioner

Kara Palmer, General Manager, Licensed Nurse Practitioner

Kara earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Langston University in 2016. She is a board certified Registered Nurse with the State of Oklahoma and our General Manager. Her background in nursing has stakes in Adult Emergency Room Care and she has 10 plus years of customer service experience.

Kara was born and raised in Tulsa, OK where she currently lives with her husband, who is also her highschool sweetheart. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews, cooking, reading, listening to music, spending time outdoors and learning new things!

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Kaycee Higgins, Service Coordinator

Kaycee has a passion for caring for people after she and her father took on a family caregiving role while caring for her mother. Witnessing how difficult it was on her father (caregiver) and mother creates her passion when it comes to helping seniors stay at home. Kaycee is from Tulsa, OK and has been married for 17 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include gardening, swimming, watching movies and cooking.

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Victoria Payne, Service Coordinator

Victoria has been in health care and customer service for 15 years. She has a past history in home health,and enjoys caring for others. Victoria is from Bartlesville, Ok and has a passion for music of all genres and being with her family in spare time.

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Elisha Cummings, PHR, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Elisha truly believes her mission in life is to serve others and help them see the good in both themselves and others which is why she chose a career in Human Resources &  Organizational Learning & Development. She earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR)  credentials in May 2020 and is currently pursuing her bachelors in Human Resources Management. She has 10 years of experience in providing support and mentorship to teams and executives. She also has experience in bedside inpatient care so she has served in both clinical and clerical aspects and is so excited to merge all of her experience into helping CAREgivers.

Elisha is married and has 4 children, residing in Owasso, OK where she has zero hobbies because her 4 kids take up all her time but she loves reading and relaxing in their pool.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Tulsa, OK 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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