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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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John Gibbel, Owner

John is our owner and has been with Home Instead for 10 years! He brings passionate, optimistic vision to our team. He developed skills of communication, understanding and meeting the needs of many different people, and recognizing the importance of building trust in relationships from his background in teaching and insurance. John is always up for an adventure and brings laughter to the office. He has been married to his lovely wife Laureen for 26 years and has 6 amazing children ages spanning from 6-19.
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Elizabeth Comeaux - Director of Finance and Administration

Elizabeth has worked for Home Instead for over 10 years. She is happily married for over 30 years and enjoys spending time with the growing families of her adult children. A good bottle of Malbec can usually be found on her shelf in her tiny home. She loves looking for themes that help build strong and healthy relationships that hold a team together.

"I value working for Home Instead because I know that we are impacting families lives for the better. I’m so grateful to work for a company that values life, values excellence and is committed to making a difference in the world."

Linda Husted, Home Care Coordinator

Linda Husted - Sales + Marketing Manager

When not at work Linda is creating and learning. As a lifetime artist and learner, she loves to create, explore and discover new things. She enjoys trying new foods and cooking. Her passion for painting canvas also spills over to walls, fabric and furniture. Her summer delight is working in her garden. She enjoys sailing with her husband and has three adult children.

"Home Instead provides endless meaningful connections! Thousands of life stories are being told and shared every year! I love hearing these stories and meeting new people!"


Jennifer Knight - CAREGiver Success Manager

Jennifer is focused on the success of a CAREGiver's journey. She’s also bringing our new person-centered dementia training to life! Jennifer has been married for 41 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. She loves to write, sing, and cook for her family. She has dreams of writing a book! Jennifer is from Maine and has served as a missionary in Puerto Rico and Hungary.

“I am humbled and honored to be a part of the Home Instead team. The whole team has welcomed me into their family with open arms. I am so blessed to be a part of this mission."

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Bethany Wenger - Client Success Manager

Bethany started out at Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2020 before transitioning to her current role in the office. Outside of work, Bethany enjoys going to the cabin, spending time with her friends and family, any outdoor physical activity, and being involved with her church’s young adult bible study.


“One thing I love about Home Instead is the connections I am able to form with clients, caregivers, and my coworkers. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories and this job allows me to do that. I am thankful to work at a place where everyone truly cares about each other and is so encouraging and supportive!”


Joanne Major, Client Care Coordinator

Joanne has four grown children, 9 grandchildren. She enjoys having the grandkids spend weekends with her.

"I love working for Home Instead because I love being part of such a caring, supportive team – both with the admin and the CAREGivers. My schedule is unpredictable, which I thoroughly enjoy, and being able to go home at night knowing I was able to make a difference in someone's life, no matter how small, is a true blessing to me."

Charlene Leaman, Office Administrator

Charlene Leaman, Office Administrator

Charlene loves to connect & meet new people. Her role as Front Office Administrator gives her opportunity to speak with clients and caregivers daily. She also enjoys gardening, traveling, playing with her 3 grandbabies & meeting friends for coffee.

"Home Instead is a family away from home!! We daily engage in supporting one another, our clients and caregivers in creative ways. I couldn't ask for a better team to work with."

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Katie Ross - Scheduling Coordinator

Katie has worked in the arena of care for many years, including being a recreational therapy coordinator, medical technician, and a private caregiver. Katie was born and raised in Lancaster County. She has been married for 19 years and has 5 children. In her free time Katie loves to thrift shop, craft, and watch movies.

"I'm really excited to be at Home Instead. I love the philosophy of keeping families together and supporting people in their home where they often feel most comfortable and secure. I'm grateful to be part of a team that can help make that happen."

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Angela Alex - Scheduling Coordinator

Angi joined us after 14 years of public library service in Berks County. She and her family moved to Lancaster County last year. She has been married for over 10 years and has 5 amazing kids! When she’s not at work, she enjoys making memories with her family. They love going on bike rides and enjoying the outdoors, going to the arcade, watching movies, and playing games.  She loves shopping, music, photography, crafting, and reading.


“I feel so blessed to be part of a team that makes caring for others their priority! The Home Instead family has welcomed me with opened arms, and I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful community!”

Cynthia Smidga - HR Coordinator

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Lancaster, PA 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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