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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 Boise, ID.

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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

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Althea J., General Manager

Althea is a native of the Pacific Northwest but spent many years in Mesa Arizona before moving back to her hometown of Portland Oregon in 2014. This is where she stayed until she relocated to Boise in 2022.

Althea comes to Boise with many years of in-home care experience having started as a caregiver and CNA in 1994. Over the years she has worn many hats, held many titles, and worked in all aspects of the in-home care industry. She found her true knack was in compliance, regulation and finance. Her passion is and always will be providing solutions for families while taking care of the Care Professionals who make it all possible. Althea takes pride in her ability to effectively lead her team and truly stands by the mission, vision and values that Home Instead is built on.

Althea boasts a beautiful, blended family with 3 of her own children and 3 bonus children, all of whom are now adults and beginning their careers. As empty nesters, Althea and her husband Andre decided that Boise was the perfect place for the next chapter of their lives. Althea is excited for the opportunity to continue her mission of helping all people, especially seniors.

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Ashley R., Home Care Consultant

Ashley was born in Idaho and raised in Texas. She returned to Boise in 2008. In 2009 she joined the Air National Guard in munitions systems (Ammo Troop) and deployed overseas for several months in 2016. In 2017 she changed her career field to services. At the same time, she decided to follow her dream of being a business owner and became a realtor serving the Treasure Valley. Ashley wanted to serve the community further and found that connecting the dots and helping people is just who she is. She found Home Instead, a company that does everything she stands for. In her current position she helps connect people in the community to the services we offer. Ashley has two stepdaughters and a wonderful husband along with two dogs, one cat and few fish. She loves camping, gardening, and traveling!

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Evelyn B., Client Care Coordinator

Coming from a large family, Evelyn grew up in Portland after her dad retired from the military at Mountain Home AFB. She fell in love with the stories she heard from elderly relatives and eventually became a CNA, working in skilled nursing facilities while earning a graduate certificate in gerontology. She worked 12 years for the Housing Authority, serving low income residents. For the next two decades she lived in the tiny town of Sisters, OR, operating a Waldorf-based early childhood center.

Evelyn wanted a new direction and moved to Chicago for theology studies. After a few years in church ministry, she became the Training Manager for one of the largest Home Instead franchises in the country. Up for another adventure, she moved to Idaho in March 2022.

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Janette A., Care Pro Engagement Coordinator

Originally from Massachusetts, ​Janette began her senior care career by caring for her mother and father-in-law for many years as well as her long-time neighbors. Janette has worked for Home Instead since 2013, first as a Care Professional Service Coordinator and now as the Client Care Coordinator, focusing on the needs of our clients. 

She is a natural nurturer after raising a family of eight children and now as a grandmother. Janette loves seniors and wants to see them age in-place and thrive in their later years. She enjoys meeting with our clients on a regular basis and knowing how they are doing. In her free time, Janette enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing and all fiber arts.  She is an artful cake decorator and an excellent dessert taster/tester. 

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Karen G., Registered Nurse

Karen G. grew up in Kansas and spent her early years in various retail jobs. She started nursing school at aged 42 and has been an RN for over 20 years. Karen has worked in long-term care, as a hospital nurse in oncology, pulmonology, and medical surgery and a subacute rehab facility. She has also worked in three different prisons as a Correctional nurse, hospice, and home health nurse. Karen moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. She is proud of her 2 grown sons, one is a high school science teacher, and one an attorney. She recently married and inherited 8 teenaged grandsons! Karen loves to cook and makes exercise a priority. Her favorites are swimming laps and water aerobics and recently started a Silver Sneaker class at the YMCA. Karen is also active in her church.

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Landisa O., Recruitment Coordinator

Landisa, or Disa, as she prefers, has been a caregiver and CNA for most of her adult life. She grew up in the in-home care business due to her mother’s profession. As such her love of seniors was a natural outcome. Disa has worked in care facilities as well and recognizes how seniors thrive in their own homes. Disa grew up in Mesa, Arizona before caregiving in Spokane, Vancouver and Portland. 

In her free time, Disa loves to keep track of fashion trends, enjoys listening to music and shopping. She also loves spending time with her family. She is excited to explore what the Treasure Valley has to offer.

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Shonda W.,  Weekend Scheduling Coordinator

Originally from Wisconsin, Shonda moved to Virginia in 2009. Her passion for helping seniors started when working as a caregiver in 2014. By 2015, she became the Staffing Coordinator for Senior Independence Homecare. She has worked with them in multiple roles. While being our Evening Scheduling Coordinator, she continues to work remotely as their Referral Coordinator and Medical Coder. Shonda graduated from Liberty University with an AA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She and her husband moved to Idaho in 2021 and join Home Instead a year later. Shonda enjoys golfing and country music. She also loves fishing, hiking and camping with her husband and two dogs. They purchased a house in 2022 and are enjoying life in the small town of Mountain Home. They love all that Idaho has to offer! Shonda is excited to be part of the Home Instead team and is passionate about supporting our Care Professionals.

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Susan K., Scheduling Coordinator

Susan was an LPN nurse for 17 years and has worked in health care for over 26 years. She spent much of her married life moving around the country due to her husband's profession. When her son was born, she focused more time on her family. When it was time to return to the workplace, she chose to be a caregiver for Home Instead in Bend, Oregon. After several months working with clients, she became a key player in the office as a Weekend Supervisor/Receptionist and Scheduler.

In 2017, Susan and her family moved once again, this time to Boise. She joined Home Instead as a Client Care Coordinator and then moved to the Service Coordinator position in 2021. She is responsible for coordinating services between clients and Care Professionals. Being “Home Instead” is very near and dear to her heart. Susan feels honored to work towards this goal with our Care Pros on behalf of our clients. Susan enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, and exploring new areas. She loves music of all types, movies and dance.
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Wendy Z., Office Coordinator

Wendy has lived in Eagle ID for nearly 30 years. After a few years of college at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, she began working in the technology sector including robotics and software. She was an instrumental partner in a software company in Boise for many years. In 2014 she wanted a change and became a caregiver for Home Instead. She enjoyed her clients and knowing that she had a positive influence in helping them stay independent in their own home. In 2020 Wendy became a key player and supports all office functions administratively. 

In her free time, Wendy loves to read and take walks. She also loves spending time with her daughter and other family members. She looks forward coming to work and helping Care Pros and clients alike. She is often the first voice you hear when calling the office.

Our Care Professionals

Our team of Care Professionals, referred to as Care Pros, are the best ever! Their care and compassion for our clients is exceptional. They are dedicated to professional development and furthering their skills to meet the needs of every client. They Build Trust; Take the Lead; and Share their Hearts.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Boise, ID 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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