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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

Rob Mondi

Rob Mondi, President

Rob Mondi is the founder of Mondi & Associates, Inc. a Home Instead Franchise that helps senior citizens age in place. Their territory includes DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and parts of Kane County.

Before devoting his work fulltime to Mondi & Associates, Inc., Rob served as Franchisee and CFO to 16 Dunkin Donut franchises and over 500 employees with his partner. Rob also worked as Commercial Real Estate Director for a 7 location Franchise group of Keller Williams with over 1,500 residential real estate agents advising and structuring Commercial Real Estate transactions and Business Brokerage.

Rob began his career with Merrill Lynch in their Franchise and Vendor Finance Group setting up Franchise Finance programs to all the Major Franchisors. Eventually he moved from the capital markets and structured finance group to a Financial Advisory role helping all Clients including Seniors with Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Succession Planning and everything in-between.

Rob has 5 children and resides in DeKalb, IL and is active in the community.

Reyna Castaneda

Reyna Castaneda, Office Coordinator

Reyna is the youngest associate to ever work for the franchise, but hopes that soon she'll be ready to be trained to be a CAREGiver in addition to her office roles like the rest of the office team. Reyna looks forward to college in the fall of 2022 to study Radiologic Technology after she graduates high school. Reyna is usually the first voice you hear when you call the office, and she's always happy to assist you. 

Reyna is a hard worker and very dedicated to her job of the community. She is quick to learn, always has a smile on her face, and is ready to take on any new task. At her previous jobs, she maintained and enforced up to date cleanliness and social distancing policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, always ensuring the best safety and customer satisfaction. Reyna brings these tools and experiences to Home Instead to help give our seniors the best care and companionship.
Sol Scoughton

Sol Scoughton, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Sol comes from a long history of working in Health Care. From working as a CNA in Wheaton, IL, to working as a Case Manager for almost 20 years in the DeKalb County Health Department. Sol always likes to be one step ahead of the game and always gets her work done before its due.

Sol takes pride in watering and maintaining the beautiful flowers that line the walls of our office. Seniors are Sol Joy, she loves to hear their stories and where they came from. Sol maintains a positive outlook on everything, making it enjoyable to work around her. DeKalb Home Instead is a wonderful fit for Sol and her radiant personality.
Quyler Dahlberg

Quyler Dahlberg, Home Care Manager

Quyler comes from a family background of health care workers, but never would have guessed he would be doing anything but teaching high school science and special education. Originally from the DeKalb area, he moved to Omaha as a kid and spent summers and holidays with grandparents here in DeKalb until moving to Missouri for 3 years of college. From Missouri he moved to Minnesota where he took a job in a senior living community, suddenly Quyler found himself working as the Lead Caregiver and Medication Tech with special interest in Memory Care residents and loving every minute of his job.

Quyler lives locally with his grandpa and his dog named Biscuit. Biscuit likes to come to the office from time to time and take naps under the desk, play with Dino, and greet everyone with a smile and wagging tail. Quyler joined the Home Instead family as a CAREGiver in May 2019 and in June of 2021 he moved into the office as Home Care Manager. He's excited to join this fun team, meet every single client and their family, and help keep the CAREGivers be the best that they can be.
Ray White

Raymond (Ray) White, Client Care Coordinator

Ray has been living in the DeKalb area for many years. His family has worked in Health Care for the entirety of his life and subsequently has instilled a passion for the field within himself. Ray graduated from NIU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Ray has a diverse and unconventional work history, most recently as a Supervisor with a company that provides specialty services. Ray enjoys working hands-on whenever possible and always enjoys learning something new!

Ray began his career with Home Instead as the Care Coordinator in August 2021. He has always been a forward-thinking person and welcomes any opportunity to provide assistance.
Sandi McMahon

Sandi McMahon, Service Coordinator

Sandi has been working in the Sycamore area since she was 13 years old. Since then, she has had many different jobs and has acquired experience in a variety of fields. Sandi has decades of involvement with the secretarial pool but found her passion working in the healthcare field. She has worked in nursing homes, a home for individuals with developmental disabilities, a pharmacy, and even worked in the local hospital where she was crossed trained in everything from answering phones to taking X-rays!

Sandi became a part time CAREGiver with Home Instead in 2017. She is looking forward to bringing a positive attitude while combining her passions for organization and health care!

Dino Bambino, Chief Therapy Dog

Dino found his Fur-Ever home at Home Instead when he joined Mondi & Associates, Inc. in August of 2019. Dino can be found Sunning himself at the front door, sitting on laps of Employees, Customers and anyone who walks through the door. He gives comfort and Love to all. When Dino isn't working, he likes to nap on couches, chase rabbits and squirrels and eat treats… lots of treats.

Along with his very important job at Home Instead, Dino doubles as a flight risk. As soon as he sees the door open he will his very hardest to run out and greet the rest of the world. Be careful as you enter and exit the office to be sure the Persistent Pooch stays safe indoors!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in DeKalb, IL 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.

Home Instead Caregiver wearing mask reading newspaper with senior man at home

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