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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 Home Care Team

Chuck Coker LCSW, MBA - Owner

Chuck Coker LCSW, MBA, Owner

Chuck is a Valdosta native who earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Georgia, an MBA from Florida State University and a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. He has 28 years of business ownership experience and over 8 years' experience as a licensed therapist working in the fields of addiction and family therapy. Through his experience as a therapist, he acquired a passion to assist seniors and their families as they enter a new phase of their lives in which they needed some assistance in daily living. Accomplishing this with compassion while helping our clients maintain independence and dignity is the focus of the work Chuck and his team of over 80 Caregivers and support staff do.

Chuck is also a Certified Equine Therapist who enjoys utilizing horses as they assist humans in "self-discovery".

Kelly Gibbs - Office Coordinator

Kelly Gibbs, Operations Manager

Kelly was born and raised in Valdosta, GA and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications from Valdosta State in 2014. She began working with Home Instead in February of 2020. She came to Home Instead because she has always had a passion for the senior community and a heart for the elderly. She is happiest when she is spending time with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach which is definitely her happy place. She always strives to live life to the fullest and is so grateful to be part of such an amazing team!

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Jessica Brantley, Service Coordinator

Jessica joined the Home Instead team in October of 2020. She really enjoys meeting and conversating with clients and Caregivers about their care and needs. She has always had a big heart for the elderly. Jessica makes it her priority to build a relationship with the seniors and the Caregivers to let them know she is always available to assist. Whether it be the need for someone to talk to, just seeing a friendly face, or just being someone that doesn't mind lending a helping hand. She has been blessed with 2 beautiful kids who bring her so much joy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, bowling, and traveling. She lives by these inspirational words 'You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support". She is thankful to be a part of an outstanding team!!

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Susan Atwell, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Susan became a part of the Home Instead team in April 2021.  Originally from Maryland, she followed the sun and warm weather to Georgia in 2015.  She has a Bachelor degree in business and a career background in non-profit organizations including a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) where she loved working with seniors and their caregivers.  In her free time she spends time with her husband and dogs, reading, gardening, and doing crossword puzzles and art projects.  She approaches every challenge with the motto she learned back in high school as her guide, "Find a way or make one".  She always finds a way to take care of others and to be appreciative of all that life gives her.


Amanda Hughes, Office Coordinator

Amanda joined the Home Instead team in May 2021. Before working with our team, Amanda worked in the health care field for 12 years. She has always had a big heart and loves to care for anyone. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends. Amanda is excited for the opportunity to share her compassion with her community. She has finally found her “home” at Home Instead. She enjoys working with the team and finding the perfect caregiver for our clients.

Leslie Belanger - RN, Director of Personal Care

Leslie Belanger, RN, Director of Personal Care

Leslie joined the Home Instead team in April 2018. She received her nursing degree from Darton College in Albany, Ga. She has been a practicing nurse for 22 years. Leslie began her career in women’s health and was recently an OR nurse manager. She values the clients and their family members, and enjoys getting to know them personally. She feels honored that she and the Home Instead team can assist the clients and their loved ones, by helping navigate a new phase of their lives. She knows how important a compassionate, understanding ear can be to a client. Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys.


Alice Popielarz, Community Outreach Coordinator

I am a Lifelong resident of Lowndes County and received BA in History at VSU in 2008. I have worked in different sectors of senior healthcare for the past 10 years which include, skilled nursing, assisted living, and hospice. I truly believe that senior healthcare is a calling and that I always learn something from everyone I meet. I love being able to provide solutions for people who are looking for someone to trust with the care of their loved one. Home Instead has allowed me to be able to fully integrate all of my passions into one place.  My free time is spent hanging out with my two children, going to ball games, gymnastics practice, and being outside. The beach is my happy place and would spend every minute there if I could.

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Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Valdosta, GA 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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