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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

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Ron and Christine Krasnansky, Owners

Ron and Christine Krasnansky opened their first Home Instead Senior Care office in State College in 2002. A year later they opened a second office in nearby Saxton.

Ron impacts the community through his efforts to improve the quality of life for senior adults as they age. The quality standards of Home Instead Senior Care are recognized nationwide and the local offices set the Standards of Excellence in the industry. All of the State College and Saxton CAREGiver staff are continually educated, trained, and screened through many background checks. In requiring this level of quality, Ron and Christine allow thousands of seniors and their families in the local area to enjoy peace of mind, independence, and dignity. Ron is a hands-on owner with an exemplary caring spirit. He is committed to improving the lives of Central Pennsylvania's seniors.

Currently, the State College team provides home care in Centre, Clearfield, and Mifflin/Juniata counties. The team at the Saxton office provides home care service to Huntingdon, Fulton and Bedford counties.

Ron and Christine Krasnansky both graduated from Penn State University. As co-owners of these two franchises they share a deep commitment to providing excellent homecare and to fulfilling our mission:

"To provide compassionate care and inspiration to our local seniors. We aim to exceed expectations."

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Amy Williamson, R.N., Director, Client Experience

Amy has been our Director of Client Experience for fourteen years. She came to us with almost fifteen years of experience as a visiting nurse. Amy is responsible for supervising the function of all client scheduling as well as overseeing assignments of new clients and ongoing quality assurance. She is an important link to our client's and their families as we develop and maintain their ongoing needs and ability to age in place. Amy works very closely with service coordinators from Veteran's Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging to provide adequate services to those in need.

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Dana Romanini, Director, CAREGiver Experience

Dana is our Director of CAREGiver Experience. She is responsible for ensuring the needs of the CAREGivers are met, and develops and maintains a workplace culture that retains quality CAREGivers. Dana is also responsible for building community awareness of open CAREGiver jobs while overseeing our Recruitment and Learning and Development teams. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a CAREGiver, please contact Dana today.

dana.romanini@homeinstead.com

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Caryl Byrne, R.N., Client Care Coordinator

Caryl schedules regular quality assurance visits at our client's homes. She ensures that services are meeting our client's needs by evaluating changes in condition and updating client care plans. Caryl acts as a liaison for the client, their families and CAREGivers to coordinate all aspects of the client's services. The Client Care Coordinator's role strongly integrates appropriate recommendations to encourage and support our client's wishes to remain at home.

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Whitney Peters, Client Care Coordinator

Whitney, formerly one of our CAREGiver Supervisors, is now one of our Client Care Coordinators. She schedules regular quality assurance visits at our client's homes. Whitney also ensures that services are meeting our client's needs by evaluating changes in condition and updating client care plans. She acts as a liaison for the client, their families and CAREGivers to coordinate all aspects of the client's services. The Client Care Coordinator's role strongly integrates appropriate recommendations to encourage and support our client's wishes to remain at home.

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Denise Martin, Home Care Consultant

As our Home Care Consultant, Denise meets with clients and their families that are interested in home care to discuss ways that our services can help them age in place. Her role includes completing in-home care consultations to help determine how home care can best fit their needs. She is also active in the community building relationships so that we can be a resource to any senior in our community!

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Ashlee Daly, Recruitment Coordinator

Ashlee is responsible for building community awareness of open CAREGiver jobs, and finding quality candidates to join our team. Ashlee is active in our CAREGiver recruitment events as well as interviewing potential CAREGivers. She also leads the building of our recruitment referral partner database. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a CAREGiver please contact Ashlee today.

ashlee.daly@homeinstead.com

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Taylor Keith, Learning and Development Coordinator, CAREGiver Supervisor A-L

Taylor is our Learning and Development Coordinator - CAREGiver Supervisor for CAREGivers with the last names beginning with A-L. She began as a Home Instead CAREGiver and was promoted to this position after being a part of our team for one year. Taylor conducts new CAREGiver Orientations and all CAREGiver trainings. She motivates and inspires our CAREGiver workforce and develops and tracks retention strategies. Taylor creates and implements annual CAREGiver trainings, as well as engagement opportunities with our CAREGivers.

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Sue Ashead, Learning and Development Coordinator/CAREGiver Supervisor M-Z

Sue is our Learning and Development Coordinator - CAREGiver Supervisor for CAREGivers with the last names beginning with M-Z. She began as a Home Instead CAREGiver and was promoted to this position after being a part of our team for one year. Sue conducts new CAREGiver Orientations and all CAREGiver trainings. She motivates and inspires our CAREGiver workforce and develops and tracks retention strategies. Sue creates and implements annual CAREGiver trainings, as well as engagement opportunities with our CAREGivers.

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Jenna Boyer, Service Coordinator

Jenna is part of our Service Coordination team. She oversees the communication of scheduling changes and updates to clients and CAREGivers as they occur. She also coordinates services with Waiver Service Coordinators as well as the Veteran's Administration. She provides accurate client information with new CAREGiver assignments resulting in quality service. Service Coordination plays a vital role in all of our scheduling needs.

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Sierra Burns, Service Coordinator

Sierra is one of our Service Coordinators. She oversees the communication of scheduling changes and updates to clients and CAREGivers as they occur. Sierra coordinates services with Waiver Service Coordinators as well as the Veteran's Administration. She provides accurate client information with new CAREGiver assignments resulting in quality service. Sierra and the Service Coordination team, plays a vital role in all of our scheduling needs.

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Kim McClelland, Office & Finance Coordinator

As our Office & Finance Coordinator, Kim will often be the first friendly voice you hear when calling Home Instead. She assists in directing all callers to the appropriate department to allow for the highest quality of service to clients and CAREGivers. Kim oversees many operational duties of the office and provides support to all departments, especially billing and payroll. As the front end leader, she is always meeting those walking through our doors with a smiling face!‚Äč

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On Call Coordinators

These are the friendly voices you will hear after business hours for both the State College and Saxton offices. They are fully trained to ensure that your needs are met outside of normal business hours. They can assist you with scheduling needs, CAREGiver and Client issues, service inquiries, CAREGiver inquiries and any emergencies that should arise. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in State College, PA 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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CAREGiver Testimonial

The office employees are very personable and seem eager to ensure the employees' satisfaction with their jobs. I appreciate that they are willing to work within the scheduling parameters that I requested, and do what they can to fulfill my desired hours as well.