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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, Executive Director and Owner of the Home Instead Senior Care Grand Rapids South office since January 2018, brings a wealth of management and team building experience. Previously, he was the CEO of Espresso Royale in Ann Arbor and held various senior management positions, including Worldwide President at Borders Books & Music. Vin is passionate about caring for others and feels his work at Home Instead is one way to honor his parents who chose to stay at home during their final years. He is the proud father of five children. Outside of the office, Vin enjoys being with family, raising his two younger boys, spending time outside, and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines.

Joyce VanDinther, Client Care Coordinator

Joyce VanDinther, Client Care Coordinator

Joyce is the Client Care Coordinator for Home Instead Senior Care, responsible for client recruitment and retention. Her favorite part of the job is working together with clients and families to provide care that enables them to stay in their home and optimize their quality of life. Joyce began her career with Home Instead in 2012 as a CAREGiver. She has also worked as a nurse in the home setting and as a volunteer at Raybrook Manor. She is a graduate of Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Outside work, Joyce loves to spend time with her family and enjoys running. She is the proud mom of three children.

Amber Kinnell, Communication & Education Manager

Amber Kinnell, Communication & Education Manager

Amber joined the Home Instead family in December 2018.

Her strengths in communication, organization, and hospitality have helped her to be a successful Service Coordinator and will be a strong foundation for her transition into the role of Communication & Education Manager. Amber's background includes over 15 years of management and hospitality experience. Her role in the office will include supporting and educating CAREGivers. Her focus will be developing strong connections with CAREGivers, Clients and the local commuity. In her free time, she enjoys being creative and spending time with her husband, sons, and pets!

Brittany Hall, Service Coordinator

Brittany Hall, Service Coordinator

Brittany joined the Home Instead team October 2019 as the Service Coordinator. Brittany's best characteristics are her passion for people and her loving hospitality to everyone she meets! She is excited to build schedules and relationships with CAREGivers and clients alike. Brittany worked in the food service industry for over thirteen years, which built a foundation and strengthened her desire to work with people in all stages of life in a more personal and direct way. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys time with her husband, friends, family, and snuggling up with her fur babies.

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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