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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

Andrew Garrean, Owner

Andrew Garrean, Owner

Andrew graduated from Baylor University in 1994 and planned on becoming the next advertising guru. While working in advertising his grandmother become ill which turned into almost a full-time family caregiver position for his mother. After witnessing the rewards and difficulties of caring for a loved one at home he sought a position at Home Instead Senior Care's home office in Omaha. In 1999, Andrew managed the original Home Instead office and became very passionate about keeping seniors at home. His passion lies in finding long term in-home solutions that will improve and enhance a senior's quality of life while preserving dignity. In 2001, he was offered a promotion into Omaha's corporate Home Instead office but declined to open the Tulsa franchise. Andrew prides himself on being the longest tenured owner in home care in the Tulsa area, being in business since November 2001. He loves the fact that Home Instead has made such a difference in the Tulsa community for so long. Outside of work Andrew enjoys record collecting, live music, golf, cooking and wine, dogs, and travel.

Kara Palmer, General Manager, Licensed Nurse Practitioner

Kara Palmer, General Manager, Licensed Nurse Practitioner

Kara earned her Master's degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons University in 2020. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with the State of Oklahoma and our General Manager. She was our Registered Nurse for 6+ years previously. Her background in nursing has stakes in Adult Emergency Room Care and she has 10 plus years of customer service experience.

Kara was born and raised in Tulsa, OK where she currently lives with her husband, who is her high school sweetheart. When she is not taking care of clients, mentoring CAREGivers, and supporting office staff, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her nieces and nephews, cooking, reading, listening to music, spending time outdoors and learning new things! She loves to travel and when she is not working, she can usually be found on a beach somewhere!
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Kaycee Higgins, Service Coordinator

Kaycee has a passion for caring for people after she and her father took on a family caregiving role while caring for her mother. Witnessing how difficult it was on her father (caregiver) and mother creates her passion when it comes to helping seniors stay at home. Kaycee is from Tulsa, OK and has been married for 17 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include gardening, swimming, watching movies and cooking.


Victoria Payne, Service Coordinator

Victoria has been in health care and customer service for 15 years. She has a past history in home health,and enjoys caring for others. Victoria is from Bartlesville, Ok and has a passion for music of all genres and being with her family in spare time.


Leanne Cagle, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Through years of caring for family and friends, Leanne changed direction from recruiting, staffing and consulting to explore caregiving. In the beginning it was such a drastic change but soon she knew she was on the right path with her passion for helping others. As a caregiver she was able to get direct, hands on experience daily learning the needs and expectations of her clients and their families. This soon led her back into recruiting, staffing and training caregivers which is just as rewarding and fulfilling, as she gets to be an advocate for her team. While continuing to care for family and friends, Leanne, in her spare time enjoys being artistically creative, gardening and the outdoors with her three dogs.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Tulsa, OK 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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