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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

Karl Karch, Owner

Karl Karch, Owner

Karl holds a bachelor's degree in management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., and a MA in Social Gerontology from University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to starting his home care business in 2005, Karl held various senior management positions including CEO of a $70 million multi-plant printing company. His involvement in organizations includes: Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice, the Regional Alzheimer Association Leadership Council, Board of Directors of Partners In Aging, Board of Directors of Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, and a member of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Karl is passionate about senior issues. Since January 2007, he has been writing articles for the Senior Care section of the "Front Porch Fredericksburg," a monthly community magazine serving the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, and King George.

Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta brings many years of caring for others, personally and professionally. She is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and has been a deacon and trustee. Some of her other service duties included: Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, vocational skills lab teaching assistant in a special education school, privately tutored special needs students, United Way volunteer, and volunteer at homeless shelters. She attended New River Community College.

Annette Wright - Staffing Coordinator

Annette Wright, Staffing Coordinator

Annette joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2016 and became a Staffing Coordinator in 2017. Annette and her husband reside in Fredericksburg. Prior to Home Instead Senior Care, Annette worked 26 years for a private industry within the information technology (IT) field. Annette has always found time to give her heart and soul to helping others by volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, and participating in a mentor program for ESL students in Fairfax County Public Schools. Annette loves spending time with her family, shopping, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.

Reeitter Mitchell - Administrative Assistant

Reeitter Mitchell, Administrative Assistant

Reeitter is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, a college graduate from Kaplan University and served four years in the Marine Corps. Reeitter, her husband, and three children settled in Fredericksburg. Reeitter joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2015 as a CAREGiver. She moved in to the administrative assistant role in June 2018. Reeitter is fun loving, enjoys listening to music and loves making people laugh. The way to Reeitter’s heart is through food and her favorite thing to do is to learn and teach others about the Bible.

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Melissa and her family have been fortunate to live around the world. Recently Melissa and her family relocated from Southern California, where she worked for Home Instead Senior Care as a caregiver from August 2016 and moved to the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator position November 2017. She leads and promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and quality time with family and friends.

Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Coordinator

Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Coordinator

Karen is a Fredericksburg native and lives in Spotsylvania with her husband, young daughter, and cat. She joined HISC in 2007 as the Receptionist. In 2013, Karen graduated from Germanna Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. Prior to joining HISC, she was a Human Resources Assistant at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, an Assistant Manager at Taco Bell, and a Courtesy Desk Associate at Walmart. She enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, working out, and spending time with her family.

Mary Garrett, Client Care Coordinator

Mary Garrett, Client Care Coordinator

Mary is a wife and mother of three. She has a master’s degree in psychology and has worked extensively in the past with handicapped children. Mary is originally from Michigan, but she loves her adopted state of Virginia that has much milder winters! She enjoys reading, gardening and going to the ballet and theater performances in her spare time.

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy joined the Home Instead team in the fall of 2014, bringing a wealth of knowledge in human resources management. Cindy and her family reside in Spotsylvania County. Cindy is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time with her family.​​​

Donna Shanklin, On-Call Coordinator

Donna Shanklin, On-Call Coordinator

Donna came to Home Instead Senior Care with many years of experience as a CAREGiver (CNA), On-Call Coordinator, and Staffing Coordinator. This is a "come-from-the-heart" job and Donna has that heart and compassion. A native of the Fredericksburg area, Donna and her husband make their home in Spotsylvania County. When not working she enjoys time with family that includes a daughter, son and most especially her granddaughter.

Carole Green - RN

Carole Green, RN

Carole has lived in the Fredericksburg community for 30 years. She graduated Germanna Community College's RN Program. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church where she has served as an elder, deacon and is a bell ringer and an honorary member of the Stafford Rotary Club.

Carole volunteers at the Guadeloupe Free Clinic in Colonial Beach as a phlebotomist and RN. She is also a Certified Dementia Practictioner and believes in the importance of being an advocate for the aging population.

She was also a caregiver for her Mom and brother.

Carole has 4 grown children, 6 grandchildren and is blessed with the time she has with them. She enjoys tennis, traveling and is a musician.

Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia has been in the nursing field for 31 years. She is the mother of 2 wonderful children and grandma of 4 wonderful baby grands! Cynthia worked for Home Instead of Fredericksburg several years ago, and has returned as a trainer. She says "My favorite thing is to praise...praise is what I do!"​

Brice Woodall - Staffing Coordinator

Brice Woodall, Staffing Coordinator

Brice is a Newport News, Virginia native and spent 10 years in Chicago with his wife and son. He worked in the music industry as a songwriter and performer for 15 years and discovered his love for working with senior citizens in Chicago after volunteering at a food pantry delivering food. After returning to Virginia, Brice managed the Fredericksburg Senior Cafe which is a part of the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging. He joined HISC in December of 2018 and looks forward to continuing his work with the senior citizens of the community.

Tricia Rubenstein - Home Care Consultant

Tricia Rubenstein, Home Care Consultant

Tricia was born and raised in the Fredericksburg area. She joined our team in October 2018 as a Home Care Consultant and R.N. She has lived all over the country but moved back to the area in 2010. She received her degree in Social Work from Mary Washington College and then pursued her R.N. degree. She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. She loves helping others. Tricia likes outdoor activities: biking, hiking and tennis and visits with her granddaughter.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fredericksburg, VA 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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