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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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Sara Oakley - General Manager

Sara is the General Manager for both our Rockford and Crystal Lake locations. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

As the General Manager, Sara is responsible for the overall operations of Home Instead and it's team members. Sara is most passionate about finding new CAREGivers with big hearts, compassion and respect for our senior population. CAREGivers are essential to Home Instead and help our seniors maintain an independent lifestyle while living in their homes.

Sara is extremely excited to be part of the Home Instead Family!
Tashaun Pitter,  Service Coordinator

Tashaun Pitter - Service Coordinator

​I have worked in the social services field for 17 plus years. As an alumnus of Northern Illinois University, the opportunity presented itself to work for an agency that cared for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Genoa, Illinois. From there, I took the experience that I acquired and moved to Rockford to work for another wonderful agency in the field. I eventually desired a career change, which brought me to HISC. I started my experience as a caregiver with HISC and moved into my current position as a Service Coordinator, which I have held for 4 years.


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Rachel Rainey - Quality Assurance Supervisor

I enjoy working at Home Instead because here we are a team. From the Office Staff to our Caregiver and Clients, everyone is treated like family. I love feeling like I am a part of an organization focused on helping improve the lives of people in my community.​


Beth Herrmann - Client Care Coordinator

Nekisha Alexander - Office Coordinator

Patti White - Business Manager

Patti has a passion for all things related to keeping the business side of Home Instead running smoothly and efficiently. She has a passion for our CAREGivers and Seniors and has found a great fit at Home Instead making a difference in their lives as well as in our business.
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Kelsey Stolte - On Call Supervisor

Kelsey works as the part time on call supervisor. Kelsey has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership. Kelsey says, “Working for Home Instead helps fill up my servant heart. I love being apart of a team that gives back to the community."
Dan Woodka, Franchise Owner

Dan Woodka - Franchise Owner

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Rockford, IL 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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