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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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Our Promise

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

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

Meet Our Team

About Us

CAREGiver of the Month

CAREGiver of the Month

Julie joined our family in December of 2018. While she is a newer member of our team, she is certainly no stranger to caregiving, having worked in both home health and hospice care in former roles.

Julie has such a quiet grace about the way she approaches her care. Despite being assigned a client who was difficult both physically and emotionally, she continued to start and end each visit with a smile on her face. She is reliable, honest and always arrives on time, prepared to give her clients 100% of her efforts. She identifies risks in the home, and when calling the office with concerns, she is always positive, and truly centered on her client's best interest and finding a solution to help them. Her clients appreciate her joyful disposition and work ethic. We are proud to call Julie a Home Instead CAREGiver! Please give her a big "high-five" the next time you see Julie at a training session!

Bob & Janet Baumgart

Bob & Janet Baumgart

Bob and Janet jointly own the Home Instead office based in Waukee & Ames. Their office opened in 2002 and has served the needs of Seniors in Dallas, Story, Boone, Warren, and Madison counties. Janet is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree from Methodist College of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska. Bob has a business background with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Their commitment to the people they serve is evident through their community outreach and strong desire to obtain the highest quality CAREgivers and staff. They are active in their children’s schools, Communities, Chamber of Commerce, and participate in many Community Betterment projects every year. Bob also sits on a National Advocacy team that regularly speaks to our Legislators in D.C. regarding access to care for seniors in Iowa.

Their mission is to Professionally and Compassionately help people craft their own vision of aging. Through this mission they continue to positively impact the lives of hundreds of families in Central Iowa by giving them the ability to stay independent and safe in their own homes.

Amy Alden-General Manager

Amy Alden, General Manager

Amy's primary role is to ensure that Home Instead Senior Care's clients are satisfied with the service being provided, and is a valuable link to the families of these clients. She believes that everyone should have an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of aging at home. Because of her extremely close relationship with her grandmother, she recognizes the value of adding to someone's quality of life and appreciates the way companionship nourishes the spirit.

Katie Sherlock-Staff Manager

Katie Sherlock, Staff Manager

Katie has a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Iowa State University. She began her career in geriatrics in 2006 as the Service Coordinator here at Home Instead Senior Care, inspired by the innovation that non-medical home care has contributed to the long term care community.

Passionate about helping older adults continue to thrive at home, Katie took an immediate interest in supporting and coaching our tremendous CAREGiving staff and was promoted to Staff Manager in 2010. Helping CAREGivers cultivate their skills which allow them to do their part in allowing people to age in place is a very rewarding part of this role for Katie. Her role enables her to recruit and hand select the best candidates available to help Home Instead clients reach their individual aging goals. Additionally, she provides them with ongoing education that give them the tools they need to be successful.

If you’re considering a career helping people craft their own version of aging, schedule time to meet with Katie! She enjoys helping others understand the value of home care, and how a career in this industry can create so many meaningful relationships and rewarding experiences. She believes that when the perfect client/CAREGiver match is made, not only does the client get to enjoy aging at home, the CAREGiver gets to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from sharing your heart with others. It is truly a win-win!

Tiffany Bradley-Staff Coordinator

Tiffany Bradley, Staff Coordinator

Tiffany's primary role is to manage the weekly schedules of Home Instead Senior Care's clients and CAREGivers. She also acts as a valuable communicator with the families we serve. Tiffany enjoys knowing that people are safe and happy in their own homes, and she likes knowing that her job plays a small role in ensuring that safety and independence occurs every day.

Kacie Purl - Home Care Consultant

Kacie Purl, Home Care Consultant

I came to Home Instead after working in Long Term Care for 8 years. After graduating from Iowa State University with my degree in Psychology and Sociology, I began my career as a Social Worker in dementia care at the Madrid Home. I obtained my Nursing Home Administrator's license in 2011 and worked as the Assistant Administrator and Director of Social Services for the Madrid Home until 2015. Most recently, I worked as the Nursing Home Administrator for Bethany Life. I am thrilled to be joining the HISC team and learn another facet of service delivery. I am passionate about finding care solutions in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.

I am a central Iowa native and live in Ames with my husband Tom, and two kids Tommy and Teagan. In my free time I enjoy cooking, running, yoga, reading, being outdoors, Iowa State Athletics, and Chicago Cubs baseball.

Carri Camp, Administrative Specialist

Carri has experience in a variety of settings within the healthcare field, including work as a pharmacy and hospital tech as well as an FSA specialist at Principal Insurance Group. Carri was inspired to join our team in 2014 by her grandmother whom she lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Due to this experience, Carri is motivated to support the needs of both our clients and caregivers to do her part in helping those with cognitive loss and other chronic conditions maintain a full, happy life at home.

Carri keeps the administrative office running smoothly by managing the billing requirements of Medicaid and private Long Term Care insurance. She also acts as a supplementary service coordinator when needed and is always here to offer a listening ear whenever a client or caregiver have a concern they need to share. Helping others makes Carri’s heart smile!



Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers professionally and compassionately help clients craft their own vision of aging. They are eager to provide care and support specific to each client's unique needs. Home Instead has over two decades of experience caring for seniors and their families. In that time Home Instead Inc. has developed extensive training programs, built on research and experience, so our CAREGivers are prepared to provide the highest quality of care—the kind of care we would want for our own parents, spouse or grandparents. We understand that deciding to use outside help requires a lot of trust and humility, so Home Instead Senior Care is committed to not just capable care, but compassionate care.​​​

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Waukee, IA 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.

Home Instead Caregiver wearing mask reading newspaper with senior man at home


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