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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

Julie Williams, Owner

Julie Williams, Owner

Originally from Seattle, Julie Moved to Vancouver in 1996. She has a background in marketing and consulting and loved helping small and medium size businesses succeed in an ever-changing business market.

Julie feels it was serendipity when the corporate offices of Home Instead Senior Care hired the firm she worked for to educate and train their franchise network. Impressed with their commitment to seniors, caregivers, and their franchise network, she felt that this was the right company and the right time. Her own experience of being a caregiver for her Auntie Ollie; who was much like a grandmother in her life, greatly influenced her decision. She had always dreamed of owning her own business, but it had to be "the right" business, and Home Instead was it!

Julie has been involved in several fund raising events in Clark County and is truly impressed with the county's commitment to the community, and generosity of community leaders, and volunteers. She is proud to call Clark County her home; and the seniors in Clark County are her passion. She is committed to educating folks on the issues facing Clark County with the upcoming "Age Wave". Brainstorming with community leaders on ways we can make changes to provide better care and choices for families and their senior loved ones with regard to eldercare, and aging issues.

Home Instead Senior Care is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, NPDA, NFIB.

Debi Friesz

Debi Friesz

Debi is our Home Care Consultant. She works diligently with community partners, providing education and ensuring our services are communicated and understood. She was an Adult Protective Services investigator for the State of Oregon prior to moving to Vancouver in 2018. Debi has a heart and passion for helping the most vulnerable population stay safe, protected and healthy in their homes or communities in which they live. When you don’t see Debi at almost every SSN meeting or community event to support our partners, you will see her spending time with her daughters, son-in-laws and three beautiful grandchildren

Amy Yost, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Amy Yost, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Amy comes to Home Instead with a diverse background, and the skills needed to be great in her role as Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. She was the Production Lead at an international company that shipped product all over the world. Her attention to detail and work ethic were the exact skills we needed for hiring CAREGivers and coordinating services with our CAREGivers and clients.

When Amy is not thinking about staffing and scheduling, she's thinking of the great outdoors. Whether it's clam digging at the coast, boating on the Columbia River, or camping in some remote location, Amy is happy when she's spending time with family and nature.

Sue Marino - Administrative Assistant

Sue Marino, Administrative Assistant

Sue is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality care. She helps monitor CAREgiver and client relationships. She is our "ambassador" in the office; she welcomes CAREgivers, listens to what their needs are and makes sure she communicates that to the other office team members. She is also in constant contact with clients and their families to ensure they are getting the quality care we are known for providing.

Sue's background as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care prior to working in the office brings the needed insight and skills required to be effective in this role.

Team member Cathy

Cathy Golik, Care Navigator

Cathy came to Home Instead after working as the program director for a local senior activity center and respite care facility. She started volunteering and working with seniors after experiencing her mother's struggle with memory loss. She understands how health issues effect every aspect of life. Cathy knows that clients and families are struggling with the demands of caregiving. She takes her role as Client Care Coordinator to heart when she meets with clients. Her goal is to make sure clients and families have the tools and information needed to make informed decisions. Cathy puts the client first, she's dedicated to making sure that our clients get the services and care they need to lead an independent and fulfilling life.

Cathy loves to garden, hike, and fish with family and friends.
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Spencer Harrington, On-Call Weekend Coordinator

Spencer started working with Home Instead this past summer as the Weekend On-Call Coordinator. This means he's likely the person fielding any frantic weekend phone calls. Spencer has always been a big history buff and his friends know him to be a bit of an encyclopedia at times. Aside from reading, Spencer enjoys fishing, hiking, and baseball as long as the Red Sox are in the postseason. Spencer cares about his community, and working with Home Instead has proven to be a great method to give back and make the lives of our seniors just a bit easier.

Spencer is so excited to work with you!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Vancouver, WA 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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