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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 Newton, IA.

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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

Jonna Wisnieski, Business Owner

Jonna Wisnieski, Business Owner

Jonna has a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the communities she serves. Personal experiences with clients and clients' family members motivate her to hire top-quality office staff and CAREGivers who are trained to provide services that exceeds clients' expectations.

After nearly 2 decades in marketing and sales, Jonna decided to focus her energy on serving seniors in Marshall, Jasper, Poweshiek, Marion and Mahaska counties. Her role at Home Instead is to provide leadership, promote Home Instead Senior Care in the community, plan community service projects, and create greater public awareness of senior issues, challenges, and needs.

Some of Jonna's most cherished childhood memories involve spending time with her grandma and great grandma at their rural Nebraska grocery store. Roller skating around the aisles, stocking shelves on delivery day and triple-decker Cheez Whiz sandwiches for lunch are still vivid remembrances. Time spent with her grandpa on the family farm picking sweet corn, riding the horse and drinking Shirley Temples are fond memories, as well.

Jonna has been married to Jeff Wisnieski, her childhood sweetheart, for 22 years, and they have three children ranging in ages from 13 to 19.

Jeff Wisnieski, Business Owner

Jeff Wisnieski, Business Owner

Jeff has true passion for helping seniors. With Jeff's previous work experience in wound care and medical equipment sales, he has had the privilege of working with the elderly in our communities for many years. His passion started at an early age. His fondest memories as a child where sitting with his grandmothers and listening to the stories of his family. He feels very fortunate, since both his grandmothers have lived well into their 90s. Listening to the struggles and challenges they experienced, and how they took joy in the simple things has helped shape who he is. His love and respect for the senior community was formed listening to these stories. He now has the honor and privilege to give back to this community. Jeff spends his days in the community providing educational programs to the senior community at senior centers, assisted and independent living communities. He also spends time in nursing homes providing entertainment for the residence with old time radio and TV programs. "I am truly blessed to be able to wake up everyday excited about what I do. We have put together an incredible team of office staff and caregivers that have a true desire to help the seniors in Marshall, Jasper, Poweshiek, Marion and Mahaska Counties"

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Jonna Sweeney, Client Care Manager

Jonna was lucky enough to grow up knowing six of her eight great grandparents, so respecting (and enjoying!) seniors was a part of her life from the start. Family was always and continues to be a huge part of her life. Because spending time with seniors came so naturally to her, she also started volunteering at an adult day care center when she was in the 5th grade -- playing games and simply being a good listener when the staff was unable to spend one-on-one time with the clients. Jonna's duties at Home Instead Senior Care include finding, hiring and training our professional team of CAREGivers. She feels that it is the quality of our CAREGivers that set us apart from our competitors, so hiring individuals who are caring, dependable and truly love seniors is her top priority. Providing top-notch people with the most extensive training in the industry has built our amazing team of CAREGivers!

Office Manager: Rhonda Miller

Rhonda Miller, Bookkeeper

Rhonda developed a burning to desire to help seniors through delivering groceries to their homes. As her relationships with her customers grew, she saw a serious need for home care and companionship. “Seniors, who are homebound, are lonely. They still want to keep their independence and take care of themselves but physical ailments have limited their lifestyle.” When Rhonda saw the help wanted ad for Home Instead, she immediately went to apply. She was impressed with Home Instead’s passion for improving the quality of life for seniors and families in their communities.

Rhonda ‘s favorite childhood memory of grandparents was her maternal grandfather threatening in Dutch to send her father to jail. She couldn’t understand a word he said but it always made her laugh. And nothing beat her paternal grandmother’s hot fudge sauce!

Rhonda’s duties at Home Instead are processing invoices and payroll, maintaining the website and bookkeeping. She enjoys interacting with the clients and CAREgivers.

Daphne Davis, Scheduler

While growing up, I found myself making special connections with the seniors in my life. Those experiences ranged from spending days out on the farm with my G-ma and Papa, to Saturday evenings with my neighbor, Clifford, styling his hair while watching the Lawrence Welk Show and talking about the "good old times," to forming a special connection with my nursing home pen pal when I was in third grade. We stayed close until she passed during my senior year in high school. I have always found a unique closeness with the older generation.

Later in life, I took a year off work to care for my father-in-law, who was in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease. Through that experience, I was able to see him light up remembering people from his past and glimpses of the most happy moments in his life. Most recently, I have had the pleasure of assisting with my mother's care after she experienced several debilitating strokes. Seeing my mom's joy when I was able to take her shopping for the first time and watching her teach her grandbabies to cook again, are moments that continue to inspire me on the path of CAREGiving.

I am honored to be in the scheduling role at Home Instead -- facilitating these kinds of special moments between our CAREGivers and the clients we care so much about.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Newton, IA 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.

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


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