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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Home Instead Caregiver helps senior woman unload groceries from vehicle

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
Karen & Dave Huber - Franchise Owners

Karen & Dave Huber, Franchise Owners

Karen & David Huber became franchise owners in October 2007. Karen's previous career was in banking as the Senior Group Director of a locally owned bank in town. Karen helped the senior customers with their banking needs in addition to holding monthly meetings and special events. She also arranged and escorted the monthly bus trips; some just a day or two, others were week long trips throughout the United States, including cruises and international tours.

Karen enjoys the day to day duties of running a busy office, yet her greatest enjoyment is being out meeting with new families and prospective clients to share with them the services that are offered here at Home Instead Senior Care.

Having been born and raised in Cedar Rapids has helpfed because she knows what is going on within the community. Karen's own Grandmother utilizes the services of Home Instead Senior Care. As Karen witnessed her grandmothers decline in health, she realized the impact that has been made in her life by having assistance from a CAREGiver a few times a week. Karen encourages her CAREGivers and office staff to provide that same quality of care and attention that her grandmother receives.

David retired from Ingredon in Cedar Rapids in 2022.  During his 'retirement' the office staff calls upon him for help setting up special events for the caregivers.

"To Us, It's Personal" is not only part of the Home Instead logo, it is what Karen & David believe in, which is why they made the decision to become franchise owners and why they truly enjoy what they do each day.

Sherry Peterson

Sherry Peterson, Office Manager

Sherry Peterson started with Home Instead Senior Care in April of 2007 as a CAREGiver. In June of that same year, she was brought into the office as the Recruiting and Retention Coordinator. As business continued to grow she stepped into the General Manager position.  She strongly believes that older adults can remain in their homes longer with person-centered care.  Her responsibilities are to oversee the daily operations of the agency by supporting the clients, families, caregivers, and office staff.  Sherry also handles all the billing for the clients, insurance claims, Veterans benefits, and payroll for the caregivers.  

Sherry is proud to say that her husband and all of their children are Veterans. Outside of work hours, Sherry enjoys spending time visiting with Veterans, particularly Veterans in our local care centers, and is the area coordinator/presenter for the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Liz Jenkins - Recruiting and Engagement Coordinator

Liz Jenkins, Scheduler

Liz Jenkins started with Home Instead in August of 2014 as the Administrative Assistant. In March of 2015 she transitioned to the Staffing Coordinator position and worked diligently in that role until August of 2017 when she started as the Recruiting and Engagement Coordinator. Due to her high level of competency, in February of 2021 she moved back into the scheduler role.

Liz also enjoys getting to stay in touch with and building relationships with our current CAREGiver team. This allows her to become very familiar with the caregivers' skill sets and interests.  The strong relationships with our caregivers is a fabulous asset when finding the perfect caregiver for each client.

Outside of office hours, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, as well as their sons. 

Ana Larson - Client Care Coordinator

Ana joined Home Instead in July of 2018. She possesses a high level of compassion and empathy for those seeking quality care for themselves or their loved ones. Ana is passionate about ensuring the best client outcomes. Getting things right for clients and their families is one of the most important things to her, along with building up relationships, good communication, and working together to achieve those great outcomes.  

Cathy Beck, Registered Nurse

Cathy Beck joined our mission of supporting the goals of older adults in 2019.  Cathy's nursing experience has been predominantly in fields pertaining to the aging population.  Cathy is a knowledgeable resource for the clients, their families, and the caregivers.  She also provides direct training to the caregivers in the office and within the clients' homes.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Cedar Rapids, 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 Care Professionals.

When you are 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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