Deb Cranny, Executive Director
I’m Executive Director at Home Instead Senior Care since we opened the doors in the Brainerd Lakes Area on January 24, 2005.
I opened the business not only to serve our seniors, but also because I have a passion to be able assist families in finding the right solutions for their loved ones. Being a daughter of aging parents myself, that I’m not able to help as much as I should, I understand the stress and emotions of all that. There’s nothing better than having a daughter tell us she has such peace of mind knowing are CAREGivers are with her parents when she can’t be. What I didn’t know when I began this business was how rewarding it was going to be to work with our CAREGivers. They are wonderful, compassionate, dedicated people that love to provide services for their clients. They work hard at their tasks, but they also develop very important relationships with their clients.
I’ve worked with seniors my entire career. The day I graduated from college I worked with a national nursing home organization in business/accounting. The most rewarding part was working in local communities and assisting the families as they moved their loved ones to their new home. Even though that was a difficult situation for them, I felt I could help them get through it.
I have two beautiful adult daughters, two son-in-laws, and 2 granddaughters. We have so much fun when we are together and I cherish that time! I enjoy just about anything that happens in the summer – golfing, boating, campfires, going for walks or runs, or any adventure that involves the outdoors. In the winter, I just want to curl up indoors by the fireplace – and maybe add a beach vacation.