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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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Erica Wagner, BS, RD, Owner, President

Erica Wagner, BS, RD is the owner and President of the Home Instead that serves the Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Summit counties in Colorado. 

She is deeply committed to improving the lives of seniors and their families. Erica spent years working as a Registered Dietitian at many hospitals in the Denver area and with a large Home Health company. She is passionate about helping families and taking care of the people around her.

Erica grew up in a small farming town in Illinois and attended Western Illinois University for her undergrad. She then received her Registered Dietitian Internship through the School of Science at Indiana University. Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, Jared, their 5 year old son, Grayson and 2 year old daughter, Lennon. She enjoys visiting her parents back on their farm in Illinois and being able to share the farm life with her little ones. You can have all of the education in the world, all of the experience, but nothing replaces a good worth ethic. Erica also enjoys traveling, good food and great company! 

Team Member: Grace

Grace Vanagas, Office Coordinator

Geriatrics has always captured Grace’s heart in one way or another, whether it’s through leading activities at a nursing facility, caregiving, pursuing her CNA, or organizing care behind the scenes at the Home Instead office. Grace began as a CAREGiver at Home Instead in 2020 and has since moved into the office to pursue the role of office coordinator. She has had a passion for caring for seniors from a young age and has worked and volunteered in multiple senior living residences. Grace enjoys keeping busy at the office and appreciates the opportunity to explore the many sides of the home care industry. When not at work, she likes to practice her passion for music, baking/cooking, crafting, and spend time with her husband. She is excited to grow with Home Instead as they continue to provide excellent care for the seniors in the Castle Rock area.


Vanessa Githinji, Service Coordinator

Vanessa is a kind and caring individual with a passion for working with seniors. As a service coordinator, she oversees scheduling care for our clients with caregivers to find the best fit for all their needs. Vanessa has worked in home care for over three years now. She started as a professional caregiver where she grew her passion for seniors even more. During her career as a professional caregiver, Vanessa worked with all types of clients both in homes and facilities.

She moved to the United States five years ago from Nairobi, Kenya. Vanessa lived in Minnesota for three years where she attended Concordia College before moving to Colorado. In the future, she aspires to be a nurse-midwife or an anesthesiologist. 

Vanessa enjoys traveling, going on hikes, and listening to podcasts
Daisy Chadick, Client Care Coordinator

Daisy Chadick, Home Care Consultant

Daisy Chadick is from Castle Rock, Colorado and earned her degree in Health Care Management with a minor in Aging Services Leadership. She is an avid volunteer in Colorado - when she isn't advocating for our clients she can be found at the Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, or the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Her experience as a caregiver, community leader, and her own family experience allow her to be a thought-leader in the office and a trust friend in the community.

Perhaps most importantly, Daisy has a new golden retriever puppy named Finn that she is raising with her fiance Andrew!

Mary Budnack, Bsc, CSA, Client Care Manger

Mary Budnack, CSA, Client Care Manger

Mary has been in the field of home care for over eighteen years. Her love for seniors began at the age of 17. Working in a skilled nursing facility, Mary found her passion to help seniors and saw the need to provide quality care with dignity and respect.

Along with her 10 years at Home Instead Senior Care, Mary worked as a Medical Assistant, specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Gastroenterology and Hospice.

Mary earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology at Regis University, Denver. In addition she has an Associates of Arts in Music from OrangeCoast College in California and is a Certified Senior Advisor. Mary is very active in the community. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association, Senior Resource Council and Eucharistic Ministry giving Holy Communion to the homebound and terminally ill.

Growing up in Southern California, Mary loves the ocean. She is an avid swimmer and enjoys snorkeling, sailing and kayaking. At home, in Monument, Colorado Mary loves to cook. Her award winning shepherd’s pie makes her quite popular during St. Patrick’s Day. She is very proud of her incredible son, Brad, who is the light of her life. Last, but not least, her sweet, old, blind and crippled baby Chihuahua is a joy to have around.

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Arianna Robinson, Human Resources

Arianna has a passion for health and wellness and loves working to improve the lives of others. She is from Springfield, Missouri, where she graduated from Drury University with her degree in Clinical & Behavioral Neuroscience. She moved to Colorado a year later to join the Home Instead team and has loved every minute since! As the CAREGiver Experience Coordinator, she is ultimately responsible for hiring and training the BEST CAREGivers to offer extraordinary care to those we serve. She has a soft spot in her heart for seniors with dementia because of her own grandparents’ experience with Alzheimer’s. Arianna loves adventures and staying active, spending her free time exploring the mountains or discovering the city. When not out and about, she enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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Hana Sample, Training Coordinator

Hana moved to Colorado in 2022. She is from Czech Republic. Hana found her passion for helping people of different ages about 7 years ago. She worked with children with special needs. She started as a caregiver with Home Instead before she was offered the Training Coordinator position. She is passionate about helping people, building relationships and ensuring our caregivers and staff receive continuing training to provide the highest quality care for our clients. Hana enjoys being active and anything outdoors!    
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Kanoi Oili, On-Call Coordinator

Kanoi started with HISC as a CAREGiver in 2011 with a steady client for about 2 years. Kanio was then offered the On-Call Support position to provide help to both our clients and CAREGivers during off hours. She enjoys this position as it still allows her to utilize her knowledge of the healthcare field as well as an understanding of what Caregivers experience while working in the field. Kanoi’s grandmother began living with her family and grew Kanoi’s soft heart for seniors. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her 3 boys and husband.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Castle Rock, CO 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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