Fergus Falls, Alexandria, and Detroit Lakes (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 Fergus Falls, MN.

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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
Kim and Josh, Owners

Josh and Kim Ice - Owners

Josh and Kim both grew up in Wadena, MN.  They met in junior high and the rest as they say is history! Both went on to Bethel University and received their bachelor’s degrees in sports medicine. After moving to Wisconsin, Josh continued to pursue his education and received his master’s degree in healthcare administration. After 20 years of working, raising kids, and living in Wisconsin, they have returned to their home state  of Minnesota! Both Josh and Kim have worked in the healthcare field for more than 20 years, Kim in occupational health and sports medicine and Josh in healthcare management.

“We are excited to be serving clients in the Ottertail County area! We can assist the senior in your life with companionship, homemaker tasks, hands on personal care, and many other home care services. We place a high priority on matching our CAREGivers with the client. We believe that relationships based on trust must be established. The bond that develops is one that fosters independence, promotes well-being, and supports the senior's needs with dignity. We are your eyes and your ears. And we do it all with the utmost of care and compassion. We will offer a free in-home consultation with you and your loved ones to arrange for the most appropriate care.”

Josh and Kim both enjoy spending time with their kids Duncan and Kate, black lab Emmy, and their extended families. You can also find us doing many outside activities from hunting and fishing to hiking and biking.”

Team Member-Heather

Heather Denbrook Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Heather started working for Home Instead in April of 2023 as our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. Heather grew up in Underwood, MN. She has always had a passion for helping others.

She brings a wealth of knowledge from the healthcare world as she has worked in healthcare for the last 11 years in nursing homes, assisted livings, hospitals, and group homes. In August of 2022, she decided to return to school and get her degree in Human Resources.

Heather enjoys spending time with her son, Levi (7). Together they enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, playing board/card games, camping and watching movies.

Team Member Lindsay

Lindsay Auwarter RN

With over 18 years of nursing experience, Lindsay joins the Home Instead team to increase and promote quality services for our seniors.  Being raised on a farm outside of Foxhome, Lindsay has had ties to the area her entire life and currently resides in the Fergus Falls area.  Past work experiences have included clinic, nursing home, hospital (medical/surgical, ER, nursery departments), hospice, clinical informatics, assisted living and home health.  She has enjoyed all areas of nursing, but especially the continuous learning and interpersonal connections that form from serving and helping others. 

Lindsay loves to provide great nursing care to seniors and to help support and empower caregivers to be equipped and encouraged to provide the best care.  Many times, it is the little things that make a big impact for others lives and Lindsay loves to see seniors succeed, thrive, and help them remain safe in their home.

Lindsay is married to Collin, who is involved in agricultural research at NDSU.  She is also extremely proud of her 3 children, Connor (21), Dylan (17), and Maggi (14).  Lindsay is known to be a bit of an animal lover and currently has 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 7 chickens.  When not working, Lindsay enjoys camping and the outdoors, hunting/fishing, photography, gardening, playing piano and spending time with family.

Team Member-Michelle

Michelle Evenson Service Coordinator

Michelle has been with Home Instead as our service coordinator since September 2023. She was born and raised in lakes country and has always considered Fergus Falls her home! Michelle brings 7 years of experience in healthcare working/supervising at local nursing and  group homes.

Michelle is big on family time! On her time off you can find her out camping, hunting, and fishing with her sons Hudson (2.5yr) Grayson (6months) & her partner Hunter.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fergus Falls, MN 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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