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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

Mike Lammers, Franchise Owner

Mike Lammers, Franchise Owner

Mike is the Franchise Owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Having two grandmothers at the age of 97 and 103, Mike understands what it takes to care for our seniors which is a big part of why he is proud of what we do every day for our clients. Mike is committed to the Home Instead Senior Care mission of providing superior quality care that enhances the lives of aging adults.

Mike grew up in Omaha, NE and attended the University of Nebraska. Prior to becoming a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner, Mike spent fifteen years working in the investment management industry. Mike enjoys spending time with his significant other, Julie, and their 2 year old son, Luke. He enjoys golfing, traveling and loves doing nearly anything outdoors in the mountains.

Emily DeMars Kranz, Client Care Coordinator

Emily DeMars Kranz, Client Care Coordinator

Emily began working for Home Instead in 2013 in Fremont Nebraska. She moved to the Lafayette office in July of 2018 checking off a bucket list item which was to move back to the mountains where she was born.

She is actively working within the community developing relationships, researching and pursuing new opportunities for success strategies, and helping to educate and bring awareness to community leaders on Home Instead resources and senior care solutions. She is passionate about helping people, building relationships and ensuring Home Instead Senior Care is exceeding expectations as a home care partner working with physician groups, rehab, home health, hospitals and other care resources in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Prior to Home Instead, she worked primarily in sales, marketing, retail & non-profit management. She has three grown children, just completed yoga teacher training, loves painting, meditating, writing, photography and can't get enough hiking in the mountains.

Kelli Giltner, Client Care Coordinator

Kelli Giltner, Client Care Coordinator

Before joining Home Instead, Kelli spent 9 + years working as a Director of a Secured Memory Care for Seniors. Before that she worked with children and adults with Developmental Disabilities. She found her passion at a young age was helping others and has been lucky enough to spend her whole working career following her passion. Kelli is proud to be a third generation native. She and her husband love taking advantage of all the wonderful outdoor and indoor activities that Colorado has to offer. They have a lot more time for activities now that their two children are grown.

Kelli looks forward to building great relationships with Home Instead clients, family members, and our caregivers. She is committed to help provide quality care for our seniors and support to our caregivers.

Janelle Wappel, Inquiry Specialist

Janelle Wappel, Office Coordinator and Inquiry Specialist

​Janelle Wappel joins the Home Instead office team with a wealth of administrative knowledge and work experience over a 25 year period in both corporate and non-profit organizations. She has a great understanding of the senior care community, having served in several key administrative positions in an Assisted Living Community in Longmont for 8 years. She is dedicated to helping seniors enhance their lives and exceeding their expectations.

Born and raised in southern Illinois, Janelle moved out to beautiful Colorado in 1989. She is married with 2 sons and hopes to visit all the National Parks in the country!

Rianne Matthews, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Rianne Matthews, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Rianne joined the Home Instead team as Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator in 2017. After completing degrees at Colorado State University, Rianne had experience as a music therapist for a hospice home care team. In her role at Home Instead, she connects caregivers with a passion for helping seniors to the Home Instead community. Rianne says she is proud of the impact our stellar caregivers make for their clients and enjoys helping them be part of changing the face of aging. She also enjoys knitting, yoga, reading, and bluegrass music.
Joan Donaldson, Lead Staffing Coordinator

Joan Donaldson, Lead Staffing Coordinator

Joan first began working with Home Instead Senior Care in 2011 as a CAREGiver before becoming Staffing Coordinator in 2014. Joan understands the need to match every client with the ideal CAREGiver. As a mom to three boys and a background in the service industry, Joan has navigated many stressful situations, which makes the job of scheduling less daunting. She has a strong desire to help seniors and their families manage their individual situation and finds assisting them extremely rewarding.
Linda Zeutzius, Staffing Coordinator

Linda Zeutzius, Staffing Coordinator

​Linda joined the Home Instead team in 2019. Before that she spent seven years working in the office of a hospice company. She is looking forward to matching the right caregivers with our clients. She is a third generation native and has a daughter and son. Enjoys reading, bowling and cheering for the Broncos and Rockies!!!
Dana Ramos, Office Administrator

Dana Ramos, Office Administrator

Dana comes to Home Instead Senior Care with an extensive background in financial services. Her patience and understanding working with families, clients and CAREGivers has been instrumental in assuring industry leading service delivery. She provides quality customer service to our clients, CAREGivers and staff.
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Elyse Meaney, Training Coordinator

Originally from Dallas, Elyse studied cultural anthropology at Hendrix College and medicine at the University of Arkansas, spent years in corporate, and raising four sons and a daughter with her husband Mark, before following her heart and returning to her love of caring for older adults. Empowering great caregivers and expanding their ideas of what caregiving can be is Elyse's goal in her role as Training Coordinator. She is a Dementia Specialist through the Alzheimer’s Association’s CARES program, and leads all Personal Care, Body Mechanics, plus the Person-Centered Training for Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, a certification program only through Home Instead Senior Care.

Privately, Elyse maintains a neuromuscular therapy practice in Boulder, where the majority of her clients are 70+, and she uses Alzheimer’s Touch Therapy, a modality she created that addresses the somatic needs of those unable to communicate because of cognition deficits related to progressive dementias.
Melinda Pfanstiel

Melinda Pfanstiel, After-Hours Manager

​Melinda has always had passion for helping people. Whether it’s raising her three beautiful children, helping her husband, or working with her clients, she is the happiest when she is helping others. She truly enjoys making sure our caregivers have the resources and support they need, and our clients have access to live help and the answers they need at all times. 
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Heidi Arft, After-Hours Manager

Heidi began as a Caregiver with Home Instead in 2013. Her transition into After-Hours Manager allows her to provide a compassionate contribution to the lives of Seniors and our Caregivers, while focusing on more personal pursuits. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Aromatherapist when she's not in the role of wife and mother, or Homeschooling her two pre-teen boys.
Cheri Funk

Cheri Funk, After-Hours Manager

Cheri is someone who has just loved on people her whole adult life. She has always had a passion for people and serving them. This includes her husband, her daughters, her dad, and people in the community. It fulfills her.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Lafayette, CO 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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