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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

Sheena Sando, Franchise Owner

Sheena Sando, Franchise Owner

Sheena grew up in Grafton, North Dakota, attended Grafton High School, and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Community Health Education. She also has a nursing degree from Pickens Technical College, Aurora, Colorado.

She has worked in the health field for over a decade in different specialties such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Homes. Her love for Gerontology brought her to Home Instead five years ago. Her passion has always been serving and caring for those around her. Home Instead Senior Care allows her to make a difference every day, whether it's helping family members, a community partner we serve, or our outstanding caregivers. In addition to being an advocate for seniors, Sheena is a board member for FirstLink and West Fargo Area Community Partners.

Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Drew, and her two children: Trew (9) and Hadley (6). The Sando family enjoys spending summers at the lake, sports, hiking, fishing, and waterparks!

Ilia Haugland, Client Care Coordinator

Ilia Haugland, Client Care Coordinator

‚ÄčI was born and raised in Walhalla, N.D. one of six siblings. I attended Mayville state college and have worked in the financial field for 40 years. I am married and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I love the lake life and I am an avid vintage and antique guru. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life, it is something I always wanted to pursue.

I grew up most of my life around the elderly, as my mother worked in a nursing home for 40 years. I took care of both my Parents, Grandfather, Aunt, and my Husbands Grandmother until their passing. And I would say that was my most rewarding achievement to date. I bring with me the best experience you could have and that is living it.

Rebekah  Walvatne, Service Coordinator

Rebekah Walvatne, Service Coordinator

Rebekah joins our team after four years with Sanford specializing in the administrative side of durable medical equipment and home modifications.

She grew up in Yorktown, Virginia and moved to Fargo with her husband and kids in the summer of 2016, having never even visited the Midwest!

And while the beach holds a special place in her heart, she is starting to appreciate the wonderland that snow brings, but wishes it was for a few less months of the year.

When not at work, she can be found with her two daughters playing sports, tending to their plants and animals, or working on a puzzle.

Three different sports, over fifty houseplants and six animals (including a cat, a bunny, and several reptiles) keep them very busy.

She is looking forward to this new adventure in her role as Service Coordinator and getting to know the staff and clients and how best to pair them up.

She has always held a special place in her heart for long term care and can't wait to make a difference in her community by keeping our seniors safe and in their homes where they belong.

Diane Jensen On-Call Supervisor

Diane Jensen, On-Call Supervisor

Diane grew up in Iowa. After attending Des Moines Area Community College, she departed for education abroad in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The 25 years abroad living, studying and working has given a rounded education in humanity's various cultures and languages. As a business owner in the field of esthetician, working with massage therapy and alternative therapies used around the world, gives a unique stance into the ever-growing international population of Fargo and surrounding areas.

After returning to the USA Diane has followed the compassionate calling of assisting and caring for seniors and all age groups through hospice organizations as well as being associated with Home Instead Senior Care since 2006.

Diane moved to Fargo, ND with her Danish husband in January of 2007. Their 2 grown children with families visit frequently.

Diane spends her free time encouraging others to look within for the true peace and understanding of this lifetime.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fargo, ND 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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