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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Lafayette, IN.

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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

Chris & Cheri Irons, Owners

Chris & Cheri Irons, Owners

Chris and Cheri Irons have been in the business of caring as owners of Home Instead in Indiana since September of 1996 becoming the first Home Instead Franchise in Indiana. They were drawn to the profession by their compassion for people. "We wanted to do something that made a difference," said Chris. "We also had a personal experience caring for a family member that made us realize how critical in-home assistance is." The need is clear as the business continues to thrive. Chris and Cheri currently have two offices located in Lafayette and Noblesville, IN. "The rewards in this business are immeasurable," he said. "We truly have an amazing group of dedicated CAREGivers who are changing the lives of their clients every day by helping them remain in their homes." They live in North Central Indiana with their six children, with the oldest, Anna, working in the business.

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JJ Nance, Operations Manager

JJ Nance joined the Home Instead team in 2019 as the Operations Manager for the Lafayette Franchise. Prior to joining, JJ worked as the District Manager at ALDI in the Chicago area. He was also worked as a manager at the Lafayette Chick-fil-A for four years before ALDI. In his free time, JJ loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as serving in his local church. One of JJ’s favorite quotes is, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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Esther Marshall, Human Resources Manager

Esther joined the Home Instead team in the Summer of 2022 as the Human Resources Manager. Prior to joining Home Instead, I served in the Army National Guard for 7 years and have experience in Human Resources, Operations, and Customer Service. In the Spring, I will be going back to Purdue to pursue my bachelor's in Business with a concentration in Human Resources. In my free time, I love to listen to worship music, be connected with my LifeChurch family, and spend time with my husband, Seth, and our two boys- James and Jeremiah. I love the culture that Home Instead fosters. God is at the forefront of all that is done. I love that we pray over our caretakers and the families that we care for. We love others like we would our own family and that is truly special.

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Shannon Fritch, Operations Assistant

Shannon joined the Home Instead team in August of 2020 as the Operations Assistant for the Lafayette and Noblesville Franchises. She and her husband John have one daughter whom they homeschool. Shannon is a volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry and is serving as the Vice-President of the Advisory Council for the Rockville Women’s Correctional Facility Chapter. In her spare time, she likes to read, swim, and travel.

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Anna Newcomb, Engagement Coordinator

Anna Newcomb is the Engagement Coordinator for the Lafayette, Indiana Franchise. Prior to joining the Home Instead team in the fall of 2017, Anna enjoyed being a team member at her local Chick-fil-A. With her time there, she learned many important and valuable life skills that she continues to implement at Home Instead. Among them being compassion, teamwork, and living out the Golden Rule. Her favorite part about working with Home Instead is being able to impact the lives of older adults and their families for the better. Her favorite quote is, “When there is no love, pour love in and you will pull love out.” Anna believes that no matter how small an act of kindness may be, it can have a big impact on anyone. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their Church family. Anna is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of all of the amazing things that Home Instead is doing and hopes to continue her career for a long time to come.

Michael Newcomb, Technology Coordinator

Michael Newcomb, Technology Coordinator

Michael is the Technology Coordinator for the Lafayette Indiana Franchise. In addition to working part-time at Home Instead, he enjoys designing websites, building computers, and working on various IT projects. He works for a local web design company and is the founder of his own web design business. He enjoys teamwork, having a good laugh, and problem-solving. His favorite part about working with Home Instead is finding ways to implement the latest technology into everyday life. You’ll often find him in the office working behind the scenes to ensure that the computers, phones, and devices are all working effectively. He is very flexible and enjoys helping the admin staff off-hours in any way that he can. He looks forward to seeing what the future holds with Home Instead and is grateful for the opportunity to be apart of all that it has become.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Lafayette, IN 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 Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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