Sun City, AZ (Change Location)

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 Sun City, AZ.

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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
Scott Vicki 2022

Vicki & Scott Castleman, Owners

We are Scott and Vicki Castleman and we are thrilled to be the new owners of Home Instead Senior Care in Sun City! In July, we moved to Arizona from Nebraska. Hello Heat Wave! Vicki has worked at the Home Instead Global Headquarters in Omaha, NE for the past 11 years—most recently serving in a senior leadership role for the network. She has many years of experience working in franchise offices and knowing the expectations of leading a team for a brand leader like Home Instead! She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the office in Sun City to provide outstanding service, great communication and an overall excellent experience for everyone we come in contact with. Scott has held jobs in manufacturing, technology and real estate in his professional past. He continues to own and manage rental properties and real estate in Nebraska. He is devoting his time and attention to be a full-time owner to the Home Instead business along with Vicki. Business ownership was the next step in our personal and professional lives. We have two college age boys that are finishing college in Nebraska-GO BIG RED! We have strong family values and enjoy spending time together, but also appreciate that our children are creating their independence as well.

Vicki was introduced to Home Instead when her mother became a CAREGiver after retirement. Through those stories, Vicki changed careers and joined the Global Headquarters of Home Instead in 2009. We both recognize what a blessing CAREGivers are, and we appreciate that our own mother helped to shape that understanding and appreciation of caring for seniors. We aim to bring that appreciation and value to our business.

Not a stranger to Sun City, Vicki spent her youth visiting her Grandpa Chase who moved here in the early 1970s. He lived here until his death in 1984—so this is special place and connection to our family. It was the connection to the Chase family in Sun City that became the namesake for our business entity Sun Chase Care LLC, dba Home Instead Senior Care. We are genuinely interested in enriching the lives of seniors and the families in Sun City.

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Polly Evans, Client & Family Care Advocate

As the new Client & Family Care Advocate at Home Instead I am excited to support our clients, team and community in providing personal service. I come armed with a background in Hospice and Home Health along with resource navigation. I have loved every minute of care giving and want to support our caregivers to have the same experiences. I moved to Arizona a year ago from Bend Oregon with my two daughters and mother. From a small hobby farm in Eastern Oregon to apartment living, it has been an interesting adjustment to city living. The "Country Mouse becomes a City Mouse." I have three amazing kids. My two daughters, Taylor (26) and Sadie (18) moved with me. And my son, Corbyn (23) remained in Oregon. I am also surrounded by my two cats and mini dachshund, a bearded dragon and a spotted gecko. I absolutely love the hot Arizona weather (you don't have to shovel 117 degrees!). I am embracing a very active lifestyle, I recently returned to road cycling, chalking up an average of 100-150 miles a week! So many trails to also explore on my mountain bike and dust off my hiking shoes. I also enjoy repurposing old furniture, gardening, and fiber arts. I look forward to meeting each of you and building a relationship with this Home Instead "home."

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Alicia Sunada, Office Manager

My name is Alicia Sunada and I recently moved from Oregon with my husband and two cats. There, I worked for Home Instead for the last 5 years. My favorite part of my job is being an advocate for Caregivers. I love problem solving and helping others be successful. My experience started as a Caregiver in 2016, where I learned to appreciate the importance of care. This later helped me in life when my Papa became very sick, and I was able to step in and help my Nana care for him. The training, knowledge, and resources I had from being a part of Home Instead, really impacted this journey in a positive way. To Home Instead, it really is personal and is why I love working here!

Debbie Gerlach 2023

Debbie Gerlach, Recruitment & Training Coordinator

My name is Debbie Gerlach. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I moved to Arizona in 1988 to be with my extended family. I love spending time with my husband of 17 years and my rescue dogs. I enjoy traveling to new places and exploring different things when I can. I have a medical background of 32 years as a CNA/LNA and caregiver. My most recent experience was with Hospice as a CNA providing homecare to patients near the end of their life. I was the go-to person and was responsible for training newly hired CNA’s. I also had the pleasure of caring for my own grandmother and mom whom I was very close to. I love caring for people and helping them out however that may be. I’m looking forward to my new role with Home Instead and supporting the Care Professionals.

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Bethany Foss-Kessler, Scheduling Coordinator

I am happily married to the love of my life, Jeff, since 2017.. I am the mother of 6 adult children and have 5 grandboys ages 18 down to1 years old. We recently moved to Sun City from Washington state for the WARMTH and to be closer to our daughter, Britt, who has the 2 youngest grandboys, along with many other family and friends who have moved here.

My hobby has been participating in NASCAR, both as a race car driver and as a championship team owner. I served a few years as the NASCAR Ambassador for Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Now we are in a new phase of life where we will be exploring and developing new hobbies.

I am enjoying meeting and becoming friends with many of the seniors in my area and feel compelled to make a difference in their lives. I researched Home Instead and found that we have the same goals and beliefs about the important and attentive care someone like our 99 year old grandma would need. I have 12+ years in scheduling and office administration and am enjoying putting those skills to good use serving my community here at Home Instead!

Maria Solnicka 2023

Maria Solnicka, Care Pro Lead

I was born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico. As an adult I moved to the USA and lived in Washington state before moving to Arizona in 2001. Since then, I have worked in the healthcare field at different capacities, from caregiver to medical assistant to currently certified hospice palliative nursing assistant (CHPNA).

I have 2 children. My daughter Mariana and my son Tyler, both live in the Northwest. I have 2 grand cats Bobee and Ruby.

In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym or going for walks in my neighborhood. When I feel lazy, I love to watch documentaries or movies based on true stories just like I enjoy nonfiction books. I especially enjoy biographies--not necessarily about famous people though.

It is exciting to be part of Home Instead for the second time around! I hope to be a strong asset to the company by giving my best to support our clients, Care Pros, and coworkers.

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Valerie Boerner, Client Care Coordinator

In 2008 I transplanted to Arizona from Minnesota. Believe me when I say I was happy to move where the sun is always shining, and I no longer needed to shovel snow.

I met my husband after moving to Arizona; as an Arizona native he doesn’t like the cold, says he prefers 110 over 10 degrees, and he only goes home to Minnesota with me in the summer to see my kids.  I am the mother of 3 grown children, grandmother of 3 and even a great grandmother of 3 adorable little ones; I admit they are my world. I also have a bonus daughter who lives in Seoul S. Korea, she was a foreign exchange student who lived with me prior to my moving to Arizona. She too is married and has 3 children. I see a pattern of threes here; I wonder what that means?

I spent many years, actually decades in the healthcare field. From being an aide and nurse in a nursing home, a volunteer EMT on a small-town ambulance service, working in medical research, documentation and billing, provider education and finally healthcare privacy and compliance I experienced a bit of everything. I decided to retire in 2021 and see what that was like. Well, for someone who likes to “stay busy” retirement didn’t last long. Deciding to do something a bit different, I became a CarePro at Home Instead. I love helping people and knew I would enjoy it.  From CarePro to Client Care Coordinator I have seen both sides and know this is where I’m supposed to be.

In my free time I love to travel and see different parts of the US, there’s so much to see, do and learn, spend time with family and mostly just enjoying life and what it has to offer. 

I look forward to working with everyone at Home Instead making life easier for those who need help keeping their loved ones in their homes, for they truly are a blessing to have around.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Sun City, AZ 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.

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