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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

Adam Bokker, Owner

Adam Bokker, Owner

Adam Bokker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and currently working on a Masters from Missouri Southern State University. Adam has been involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer's Advisory committee 2012-2016. Also, Adam is currently involved in the Rotary Club of Joplin- Daybreak including serving on the Board of Directors from 2016-2019. Everyday Adam is leading the team to focus on customer service, CAREGiver training, and Home Care education in the community. Adam’s primary responsibilities include supporting each office staff member so they can better support our CAREGivers, and keep everyone focused on our mission, “To Enhance the Lives of Aging Adults and Their Families”.​​ Adam's mom was a nurse and father was a pastor while Adam's bother is a counselor. Helping people is the foundation of Adam's life and Home Instead offers an opportunity to serve others.

Hillary Bokker, Owner

Hillary Bokker, Owner

Hillary Bokker holds a bachelor degree from the University of Arkansas and the current president of the Area Agency on Aging advisory board. Hillary is a master trainer in the Chronic Disease Self Managment program. Hillary's primary responsibilities are to work with our Healthcare partners in the Joplin and surrounding communities to better understand new ways of supporting our hospitals, nursing homes, administrators, nurses, and social workers.

Laura Land, Client Care Manager

Laura Land, Client Care Manager

Laura Land is our Client Care Manager. Laura joined our team in 2016. Laura's primary responsibilities include meeting with families to discuss the start of services and developing relationships in the healthcare community. Laura enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and as well as spending time with their many pets. Laura states that she loves working at Home Instead because "it is rewarding to hear the stories of our seniors and help keep them at home where they made memories with their families."

Stacey Barnett, LPN, Client Care Supervisor

Stacey Barnett, LPN, Client Care Supervisor

Stacey joined our team in April 2019, but has a wealth of nursing experience in the home health field working with seniors for many years. Stacey conducts regulart quality Assurance visits, conduct care consultations, and assists with service inquiry phone calls in the office. Stacey is also great with support our CAREGivers on additional training if needed. Stacey is married to Brian. Stacey enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and enjoys cheering for the Seattle Seahawks.​

Laura Dorn, Client Care Coordinator

Laura Dorn, Client Care Coordinator

Laura Dorn is our Client Care Coordinator working with families to develop care plans and coordinate the start of care in the home. After spending ten years as a stay at home mom, she joined Home Instead Senior Care in the summer of 2016. She spent over a year as a Caregiver before becoming an On Call Supervisor and then moving into the office. Laura enjoys spending time with her family and getting creative with sewing and craft projects. Her true passion lies in helping and serving others while striving to enrich the lives of Clients and Caregivers by providing exceptional care in the home.

Jessica Thomas, HR Assistant

Jessica Thomas, HR Assistant

Jessica joined our team in 2013 as a CAREGiver. Jessica worked in many different homes ranging from companionship and home helper homes as well as personal care homes. Her many years of experience as a CAREGiver is proving to be a great fit as a Human Resounce Assistant. Jessica support the onboarding and hiring process, training, as well as working hard to ensure a postive CAREGiver culture. Jessica is married with one child. Jessica loves to be the taste tester for her husband's smoked meats.

Melisa Zaerr, Service Coordinator

Melisa Zaerr, Service Coordinator

​Melisa is our newest member in our Service Department and has been in the field of caring for seniors and individuals disabilities for more than a decade. She is very passionate about being an advocate for others. Although she loves what she does, her biggest passion in life is being a mother and a grandmother. She has 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and a grandson.

Team member Hannah

Hannah Cervantes- Scheduling Coordinator

​​I am a wife and mom to two fur babies. I have been in the field of caring for individuals with disabilities for the past 5 years. I have also spent many years taking care of my grandmother as well as other family members. I love to sing and spend time with my family. I am very passionate about what I do and love to be a light to everyone around me.
Team Member

Wendy Brunner, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Wendy joined Home Instead in February 2021 as the recruitment and engagement coordinator. Her primary responsibilities are hiring awesome CAREGivers and making sure they feel supported as a Home Instead CAREGiver. “I love hearing that a CAREGiver enjoys their job so much they don’t even consider it a job. They can’t believe they’re getting paid to do what comes naturally to them: making sure our seniors are happy and well cared for. And, I love knowing our seniors are in truly caring and confident hands.” Wendy enjoys beach trips with her husband and kids, reading and watching the ridiculous reality TV show “90 Day Fiance."

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Joplin, MO 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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