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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 Home Care Team

J. Kurt Kay, In Remembrance of our Leader and Friend

J. Kurt Kay, In Remembrance of our Leader and Friend

We will never forget your leadership and support since 2010. You will always be with us in our thoughts as you cheer us on to greatness from above.

Kurt Kay, Franchise Owner (1966-2019)

Karla Kay, Franchise Owner

Karla Kay, Franchise Owner

Kurt and I worked side by side since 2010 serving the seniors of the Adams and Franklin County areas. Upon Kurt's passing in May of 2019, I was given the opportunity to acquire Home Instead Senior Care. I am thrilled about this opportunity and I look forward to engaging with the community and continuing the support our team and our amazing CAREGivers! I feel especially blessed to be able to carry on Kurt's legacy through our children and Home Instead Senior Care.

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Gail Walls, General Manager

Gail is the General Manager for Home Instead Senior Care. She has been caring for seniors since 1985 in roles such as a Nurse's Aide, Personal Support Specialist, Certified Medication Administrator and Residential/Social Services Director.

Gail began working for Home Instead Senior Care in 2010 as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator before advancing to the position of General Manager in 2013.

Working for Home Instead has brought her the most value out of all of her career experiences. Gail finds it exceptionally rewarding to build and maintain relationships with clients and their families. It is her passion to improve seniors' lives by providing support and training to their family members.

In her spare time, Gail enjoys drawing, painting, and spending time with her husband, Scott and son Troy and their 2 dogs, Ella and Charlie.

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Amber Sanders, Administrative Assistant

​Amber joined the Gettysburg Home Instead Senior Care Team in 2019 as a CAREGiver, prior to being promoted to our Administrative Assistant. Before Home Instead, Amber was a receptionist for a Veterinary clinic in her home town for 13 years. She has always had a passion for working with people and animals.

​ Her experience as a CAREGiver gave her the knowledge of what an important role she played, working with clients and an understanding that the single most important element of her work was her commitment to the client and understanding their needs. 

​Amber was born and raised in Waynesboro, PA. She enjoys spending time with her husband Keith and their 3 dogs, 2 rabbits , a tortoise and a horse. In her spare time Amber enjoys camping, reading and going to horse shows and rescuing animals. 

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Carolyn Thompson, Service Coordinator

Carolyn joined the Home Instead Senior Care Team in 2011. Carolyn is a Service Coordinator.

Prior to this position, she was a CAREGiver for Home Instead Gettysburg and enjoyed being a part of impacting client's lives. Carolyn was drawn to Home Instead because she believes in the importance of the services – not only for the clients, but for their families as well. Carolyn currently resides in Shippensburg. Also, she has twin sons and 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren and her cat.

In addition to working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family.

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Claudia Jeffcoat, Service Coordinator

Claudia joined our team in 2020 as a Service Coordinator.

She has worked in the healthcare field since the age of 17, when she first took the CNA class and then onto an EMT. Claudia has worked in several facets of healthcare, medical billing, emergency room tech and medication administration.

Claudia came to work at Home Instead, to continue to her career in helping seniors stay at home longer and build and develop relationships with caregivers, clients and families.

In her spare time, Claudia loves spending time with her husband John and their 4 children and 11 grandchildren  and dogs, Tyson and Kaden and cat, Zouse.

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Trevor Lynch, Recruitment Coordinator

Trevor is our Recruitment Coordinator, he grew up in Westminster, Maryland. Prior to Home Instead, Trevor volunteered for Bella Machre, an organization that helps provide services for individuals with disabilities. Trevor, throughout his life helped his own Grandparents with a variety of tasks. 
Trevor was drawn to Home Instead because he wanted to not only help clients, but also CAREGiver's and support them in their journey of helping our community of Seniors age in place and create an all around great experience for all.
In his spare time, Trevor enjoys spending time with his family and cat, Inka. When he is not working Trevor enjoys tennis, board games and long walks and jogging as well as watching movies and writing. 
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Judy Reed, Retention Coordinator

Judy joined our team in 2020 as our Retention Coordinator.

She started her career as a caregiver 32 years ago, in nursing homes and home care agencies. Judy has a passion to help others gain the knowledge and experience to help them provide the best care possible to their clients and give the family members the support and confidence, that their loved one is cared for and their needs are met.

Judy enjoys spending time with her husband Roy and their blended family of 3 daughters and 3 dogs.

Some of her hobbies include: Crocheting, needle point quilting and dried flower arrangements.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Gettysburg, PA 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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