About Us

Our Story

When co-founder Joan Ingwerson’s aging mother needed at-home care, it became clear that a suitable in-home senior care solution that met her high standards and expectations was unavailable. As a result, Joan and her husband Denny opened the doors to At‑Home Care Company in 2005 with the resolve to enable other older adults to experience exceptional care at home.

Today, our executive director, Evan Herlocker, ensures that those in need of care and their loved ones can experience peace of mind and confidence in knowing that the care provided will be of the highest quality – the same level of care given to our co‑founder’s own loved one.

At‑Home Care Company serving Ames and nearby areas is an award-winning, locally founded, and operated at-home care agency committed to instilling confidence in each person served and the community as a trusted resource on aging care and in-home senior care.

We are proud members of the Home Care Association of America, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, the Iowa Alliance in Home Care, the Ankeny and Ames Chambers of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating.
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Our Mission

Our mission at At-Home Care Company is to provide excellent and caring service to senior adults and those who are home-bound, so they maintain an independent and dignified lifestyle.

Our Vision

Our vision is to offer the professional, personalized care support that empowers older adults to achieve their goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle in the familiarity of home.

Our Leadership

Anita Fladland, Executive DirectorAnita Fladland, Executive Director

Anita’s passion for serving seniors began in her teens while she was employed as an aide at a local nursing home. Later in life, she provided end-of-life care to her mother, who moved in with Anita after a cancer diagnosis. It was important to Anita to fulfill her mother’s wish of dying at home instead of in a nursing facility or hospital. She worked side by side with the in-home hospice team and caregivers until the time of her mother’s passing. This experience greatly impacted her desire to care for others.

After working in both real estate and as an office manager in several healthcare settings, Anita joined the At‑Home Care Company team as a human resources and office manager before being promoted to her current position. Her professional skills, combined with her 15 years of hands-on caregiving experience, help her to ensure attentive care for clients and positive workplace culture for the At-Home Care team.

Outside of work, Anita is passionate about spending time with her family, including ten grandchildren! She is also the proud mom of a precious fur baby who accompanies her to work daily.

The Briggs Advantage

Briggs Home Care logoAs a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies since 2018, At Home Care Company is uniquely qualified to meet our clients’ diverse and evolving care needs. From cold and flu to chronic and emerging health issues and everything in between, our team of professional caregivers is supported by proactive leadership committed to providing superior home care solutions.

With a commitment to continuous caregiver training and education in both standard and universal precautions to help keep our clients and our care team protected, our family of locally-founded and operated in-home care agencies delivers the highest levels of care and customer satisfaction for clients and families. In addition, through our parent company, Briggs Healthcare, an industry leader for more than 75 years, we have use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and more, so you can feel confident entrusting the care of your family member to us.

The Briggs Home Care family of agencies offers the finest quality care, training, and professionalism in the industry, reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits and improving health and wellness outcomes for clients everywhere.

Best of Story County

Ames Tribute Best of Story County 2018 BadgeAt Home Care Company is pleased to have been honored with the Best of Story County award for seven years running. Held annually, the Best of Story County allows community members to vote for the businesses they feel provide exceptional service in various categories. We are grateful to have been named one of the top at-home care companies serving Ames and surrounding communities for our dedication to providing outstanding care at home for seniors.

Advanced Caregiver Training and Certification

At At-Home Care Company, we adhere to the highest standards in equipping our caregivers with extensive training and certification. Our goal is to empower each team member to feel confident in their roles and ability to provide an unparalleled level of care. In addition, all of our caregivers have the opportunity to access additional hours of highly specialized in-home caregiver training. To fulfill this commitment, we have partnered with a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals to offer custom training programs to all our caregivers.

Enhanced Security and Peace of Mind

trusted senior care des moines iaWe’re proud partners with an independent satisfaction management company, Home Care Pulse, to obtain ongoing feedback from our clients and staff, allowing us to improve our services, processes, and ultimately, the experience for those we serve.

Better Business Bureau A+ Rated

We are proud to have achieved an A+ rating – the highest rating a company can receive with the BBB, indicating that At-Home Care Company has received few (if any) complaints, and has maintained exceptional standing in terms of licensing, advertising, and honoring commitments. We take pride in our stellar reputation in providing the highest quality at-home care and are honored to know that we are serving our clients and community with only the best care.

Partnering with At-Home Care Company means that your senior loved one can live a more independent, fulfilling life in the familiarity and comfort of home. Contact us at 515-292-2650 to request a complimentary in-home consultation and learn more about the most trusted at-home care company serving Ames and other nearby communities.

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