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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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Our Promise

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

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

Meet Our Team

About Us

Karl Karch - Franchise Owner

Karl Karch, Franchise 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 - Franchise Owner

Roberta Karch, Franchise 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.

Janet Platt, RN

Janet Platt, RN

Janet has been an RN for 30 years. She graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing with a 3 year Diploma. Married for 29 years, the family has lived in Culpeper for the past 11. Janet has 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Janet loves cooking, reading, and family outdoor activities — especially hiking.

Carolyn Sachs, RN

Carolyn Sachs, RN

Carolyn attended Madison College and graduated from George Mason University with a BSN. With 25 + years of experience, Carolyn brings a wealth of knowledge to her position.

Carolyn and her husband have 2 daughters.

In addition to spending time with her husband and family, Carolyn likes to read, crochet, knit and paint.

Stacey Madigan, Administrative Assistant

Stacey Madigan, Administrative Assistant

Stacey Madigan has over 28 years of administrative experience, working in a wide range of industries, and her desire to help seniors has led her here to Home Instead! Stacey moved to Locust Grove 13 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family and their rescue animals, gardening, reading and cycling.

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.​​​

Addell Washington, Office Supervisor/Recruiting & Retention Coordinator

Addell Washington, Office Supervisor/Recruiting & Retention Coordinator

Addell brings 30+ years of experience in the areas of business management, finance, real estate and recruiting to her position. She received her AAS in Business Management/Office Technology from Northern Virginia Community College.

Addell lives in Culpeper and is very proud of her 3 children. Addell enjoys home remodeling projects, crafting and giving back to her community.

Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Specialist

Karen Corona, Billing & Payroll Specialist

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.

Dana Cantrell, Staffing Coordinator

Dana Cantrell, Staffing Coordinator

Dana moved to Culpeper 10 years ago and loves it! With over twenty-five years of work experience, the last five years in the healthcare industry, she brings a wealth of experience to Home Instead. Dana is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in HealthCare Management or Administration.

Dana has two daughters and her beloved Shichon named Maxine, Dana enjoys women’s soccer and Washington Redskins football. Go Redskins!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Culpeper, 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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