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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

Brent Hoffart

Brent Hoffart - Owner

I am blessed to be a team member and owner of Home Instead, St. Joseph, MO. We are enhancing lives every day by delivering genuine, quality care with the greatest CAREGivers and Administrative Staff in NW Missouri and NE Kansas. We build and maintain relationships by doing what we say we are going to do and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Karguth - Key Player

Bobbee Karguth - Recruiting and Engagement Coordinator

Bobbee joined Home Instead in 2018. She is responsible for finding and hiring great CAREGivers to add to our growing team and managing new CAREGiver orientation and training. Bobbee also maintains a close relationship with CAREGivers, ensuring their experience is positive and rewarding.

Deanna Samna

Deanna Utz 'Samna' - Client Care Coordinator

Deanna is our Client Care Coordinator, which means she works with older adults, their families and team members to coordinate and optimize all aspects of care. She conducts Care Consultations with older adults and family members. She makes introductions of older adults and CAREGivers and she performs Quality Assurance visits and calls. Deanna also maintains ongoing communication and follow-up with older adults, CAREGivers, family members and health care providers, to ensure a positive experience for all.

Andrea Anderson, key player

Andrea 'Andy' Anderson - General Manager - Maryville

Andrea is responsible for serving Northwest Missouri communities through our Maryville office location. This includes Atchison, Gentry, Harrison, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties. Andrea works with older adults, their families and our Home Instead team to coordinate and optimize all aspects of Home Care. Andrea maintains ongoing communication and follow-up with older adults, CAREGivers, family members and health care providers, to ensure a positive experience for all. "I am very blessed to be able to contribute to the happiness and health of our clients to keep them in their homes safely".

Team Member - Anita Forrest

Anita Forrest - Service Coordinator

Anita joined Home Instead in January of 2021. As the Service Coordinator, Anita is focused on genuine relationships and exceptional communication with CAREGivers, older adults, family members and team members. Anita prides herself on considering all aspects when matching a CAREGiver with an older adult. At the core of her scheduling specialty, is efficiency, consistency and optimal utilization. Anita is grateful to be doing meaningful work, which enhances lives.
Ramsey - Key Player

Jessica Ramsey - Office Coordinator

Jessica started with Home Instead in December of 2017 as a CAREGiver. She is now responsible for customer service, administrative staff support and CAREGiver engagement. Jessica is that friendly and knowledgeable voice when you call our office. Jessica maintains relationships with clients, family members and CAREGivers through continuous communication from our office.

Wall - Key Player

Pam Wall - Engagement Coordinator

Pam became a member of the Home Instead team in 2018. As an Engagement Coordinator, Pam takes the lead with CAREGiver engagement, ensuring that our CAREGivers are having a rewarding experience, while serving our older adults. Relationships are at the core of it all. Pam is also responsible for Home Care advocacy, awareness and education in the community and with our Referral Provider Network. This outreach helps drive home the benefits that our care services can provide for service organizations, hospitals and senior-living communities. Pam is enhancing lives.

Team Member - Dixie McGary

Dixie McGary - Training Coordinator

Dixie joined Home Instead in 2020. She leads our Dementia and Hospice training workshops with great passion and enthusiasm.  Dixie has 10 years of experience working as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Dementia Practitioner (CDP), primarily in senior facilities and community outreach.  She is committed to supporting the needs of our caregivers by ensuring they have the tools to be successful in providing optimal care for our clients. 

Dixie earned a M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, with an emphasis in Gerontology.  She is dedicated to continuing her education through regularly presenting at and attending regional and national professional conferences. 

Dixie and her husband, Frank, have two sons.  She has many hobbies but notes her favorites are:  family activities, all types of outdoor interests, animal behavior/training, antique restoration, and she also volunteers with Mosaic Hospice organization. 

Adkins - Key Player

Amy Adkins - On-Call Service Coordinator

Amy joined Home Instead in September, 2020. As an On-Call Service Coordinator, she is responsible for ensuring that our older adults' and CAREGivers' needs are met after business hours. Amy maintains our professional standards and exceptional customer service. Amy is enhancing lives.
Darthard - Key Player

Tesla Darthard - On-Call Service Coordinator

Tesla joined Home Instead in August, 2020. As an On-Call Service Coordinator, she is responsible for ensuring that our older adults' and CAREGivers' needs are met after business hours. Tesla maintains our professional standards and exceptional customer service. Tesla is enhancing lives.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in St. Joseph, 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.

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

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