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Home Instead History & Mission
To Us, It’s Personal®
Founders, Paul and Lori Hogan, launched Home Instead in 1994 to provide care to Paul’s 90-year-old grandmother. Remarkably, after she began receiving personalized, in-home care that allowed her to age safely in the place she loved most – the family home – Grandma Manhart thrived for an additional decade!
When Tia's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer another elderly family member was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease- a condition she and her siblings knew little about. All they knew was that cousin Dorothy was getting more forgetful, was easily agitated, and would get lost going to places she had been many times before.
As Tia's mother's health declined, her growing needs left little time and energy for family members to keep an eye on Dorothy and attend to her needs. As a result, Dorothy was moved into a facility. The separation was devastating for both Dorothy and Tia's mother. Tia and her siblings would have gladly paid for someone to come into their mother's home and assist Dorothy had they known about caregiver services provided through companies such as Home Instead.
The family would have benefited from having a caregiver remind her to take her medications and engage her in companionship activities while they cared for their mother. This would have allowed Dorothy to spend quality time with her best friend before she passed.
Tia's husband, Richard Harrison, is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where Home Instead, Inc. is headquartered. He went to high school with the founder of Home Instead Inc., Paul Hogan. When Richard and Tia were introduced to franchising opportunities with Home Instead, Inc., they knew from personal experience the value of caregiver agencies.
The fact that we are able to help seniors age with dignity in their homes and give their adult children peace of mind is what drives us to do what we do.
That’s why, to us, senior care is personal. We’re passionate about expanding the world’s capacity to care.
Richard and Tia Harrison with Home Instead founders Paul and Lori Hogan.