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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

Vincent Altruda, Executive Director & Owner

Vincent Altruda, Executive Director & Owner

Vin Altruda purchased the South Grand Rapids franchise of Home Instead in January 2018.  Vin brings a wealth of management and team building experience with him.  Previously, he was the CEO of Espresso Royale in Ann Arbor and has held various senior management positions, including the title of Worldwide President at Borders Books & Music.  Vin has carefully curated the 622 Home Instead Family, Foundations, and Values because he is passionate about caring for others and doing the best he can for our community.  He feels that his work at Home Instead honors his late parents and their choice to remain home during their final years.

Vin is the proud father of five children.  He enjoys being with his family, raising his two teenage boys, spending time outside, and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines and New York Yankees

Amber Kinnell, Communication & Education Manager

Amber Kinnell, General Manager

Amber Kinnell joined our 622 Home Instead family in 2018. She has gained experience in many roles within our franchise including being a CAREGiver, Service Coordinator, and Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, as well being a part of marketing and managing the social media. Her background includes over 15 years of hospitality, customer service, and management experience. As the General Manager, Amber is responsible to connect all the moving parts of the other positions within our franchise to work together most efficiently. Her favorite parts of management include supporting, educating, and engaging with CAREGivers, clients, and the local community on a regular basis. She loves when others are in a position that utilizes personal strengths!

In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, her dog, cats, and her bunny. She loves designing and creating things, especially if she can be thrifty or use secondhand items. 

Joyce VanDinther, Client Care Coordinator

Joyce VanDinther, Client Care Coordinator

Joyce VanDinther joined our 622 Home Instead Family in August 2012. Joyce accepted her position of Client Care Coordinator. She is responsible for assessing, accepting, and managing each Client’s care once they have decided that Home Instead is best for their individual needs! Joyce worked as a CAREGiver before becoming the Client Care Coordinator where she currently excels. Her favorite part of client care is working with the wide variety of clients and their families to create an individualized care plan for each client, allowing the client to stay in their own home while optimizing the quality of life no matter the stage of life they are in. Joyce worked formerly as a nurse in home care, as well as a volunteer at Raybrook Manor. She graduated Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Joyce is the proud mom of three children and enjoys spending as much time with them and her husband that she can! She loves being outside, especially for running, and tries to run one marathon per month. 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Grand Rapids, MI 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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