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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

Tracy Trondsen - Staff Coordinator Since 2011

Tracy Trondsen, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator since 2009

Tracy is a Mississippi native. Tracy began working for Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2009. She was promoted to Lead CAREGiver in 2011, after serving our office with over 4,000 CAREGiver hours. As Lead CAREGiver, she helped to mentor other CAREGivers and provide additional support and training to new hires.

In December 2012, Tracy was promoted to Staff Coordinator, but now serves as the Recruitment Coordinator. Tracy seeks to find great, quality CAREGivers for all Home Instead Clients and loves supporting CAREGivers in their role.

Tracy lives in the Brooklyn area near her two sons, Dylan and Devan, and has four grandchildren. Tracy has always enjoyed working with seniors. Tracy was raised by her grandmother and believes that due to her grandmother’s unconditional sacrifices and love, she is where she is today… working to impact senior’s lives on a daily basis.


Tonya Bullock, Service Coordinator since August 2021

Tonya is originally from Moab, Utah but has lived all over the United States. Tonya's background is in the aerospace industry, where she worked for 15 years prior to moving to the Hattiesburg area. She moved to Hattiesburg to help care for her father in early 2021. Tonya was drawn to Home Instead because of their mission in keeping seniors home, where they are most comfortable and feel most safe, for as long as possible.

As the Service Coordinator, Tonya is responsible for arranging all client and CAREGiver schedules. She works hard to find the best CAREGiver match possible for all clients based on their level of care. It is Tonya's goal that all clients find a professional, caring, reliable, and encouraging relationship in the CAREGiver assigned to them.

In her free time, Tonya enjoys listening to music and attending live concerts with friends and family. She loves to travel to new places and being outdoors.

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Jessica Beard, Home Care Consultant since April 2022

Jessica is a native of Poplarville, MS.  She was raised in the home with her grandparents which planted the seed of love that she has for serving the senior community.  She has a firsthand understanding of the importance of quality care in the home. 

Jessica joined the Home Instead family in April 2022 as the Home Care Consultant.  She is very excited to have brought almost a decade of marketing and sales experience to the team.  She serves as a liaison to the community and coordinates our marketing efforts.   

Jessica stands alongside her Husband, Cordaryl, as pastors of a thriving church in Petal, MS.  They have two daughters that they love and adore. She is also the founder of Daughters of the King, which is a mentorship program for women of all ages.

Jessica believes that purpose should always be included in the equation when making decisions.  Upon this premise, she joined the Home Instead family which is the leader in quality home care in Hattiesburg, MS and the surrounding areas.

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Rachel Simmons, Operations Manager Since December 2020

Rachel has been the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator for Home Instead since December 2020. After graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi and prior to Home Instead, Rachel worked as a manager in retail, where she was responsible for training new employees and setting up new stores and developing seasonal displays. While she loved to train and work with people, Rachel felt something was missing. She wanted a job that was more a career she felt passionate about and something that made a difference in the lives of others... she found Home Instead online and the rest, as the saying goes, is history!

Rachel looks forward to using her adapted leadership and talent seeking skills to train the best quality CAREGivers for our seniors and aims to support each of them better in their roles. Rachel loves the culture of Home Instead and our mission to serve others by serving Jesus.

Rachel grew up in the Purvis Mississippi area but now resides in Hattiesburg. Rachel is the third of six children and loves spending time with her 5 nieces and nephews. She also enjoys spoiling her 3 dogs Boo, Rupert, and Isabella.

Keisha Kennedy - General Manager Since 2012

Keisha Kennedy, General Manager Since 2012

Keisha worked as a CAREGiver for 4 years before working for Home Instead and has been with the company since January 2011. She is very excited to work with Home Instead clients, their families, and CAREGivers to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.

Previously, Keisha has worked with Home Instead as the Client Care Coordinator, Staff Coordinator and Community Services Director. Currently, Keisha serves as the General Manager. Some of her duties include managing the daily operations of the office, working closely with staff and CAREGivers to change the face of aging in the Pine Belt area. She works to help assure the families that their loved ones are being taken care of around the clock.

When Keisha thinks of Home Instead, she thinks caring, compassionate, loyal, and trustworthy. Keisha has a strong desire to give back to seniors as they have given to others all their lives. She loves that she is helping people to stay in their homes as long as possible.

Keisha is originally from Carthage, TN. She is married to her wonderful husband Andrew and they have two daughters, Thea Grace and Haddie Joy, and one really spoiled dog Sadie. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving her community through her local church.

Bob and Anna Edenfield - Franchise Owners Since 2009

Bob and Anna Edenfield, Franchise Owners Since 2009

Being part of Home Instead is a very personal experience to both Anna and Bob. With their experience helping Anna’s family care for her parents and now caring for Bob’s 90 year old mother, they understood when the opportunity arose to make this personal experience a new life’s mission. They both feel one of the most gratifying parts of Home Instead is the daily fulfillment; knowing that the Caregivers and dedicated staff strive to make such a positive impact on senior’s lives every day. They believe the Home Instead daily mission is to keep seniors in their homes safely and comfortably; adding to their quality of life, while preserving their dignity and independence.

Bob and Anna have been married for 20 years. They moved to the Hattiesburg community about four years ago and genuinely enjoy living here and growing into part of the community. Bob was once overheard to say, “the two nicest groups of people I have ever met are the native Hawaiians and the folks in the Hattiesburg area”

Both Anna and Bob are involved in the business, where Bob oversees daily operations while Anna is actively involved with community projects like our Be A Santa to A Senior, a community wide effort on behalf of less fortunate Seniors during the Christmas season.

Bob’s background before Home Instead has been in engineering applications and technical sales. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with continuing education at University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Anna graduated with a degree in Psychology from Southern Louisiana University. She has worked as a case manager in social work for four years before coming to Home Instead. Both feel their work careers and life experience, their love of seniors combine helped them understand they are in the right place and the right time to help make a difference in senior’s lives and our community.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Hattiesburg, MS 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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