About HomeChoice Senior Care

We Know Your Community

HomeChoice® is locally owned and operated. Our managers and many of our caregivers were raised in this area. They send their kids to school here, they use local doctors and hospitals, and they have Midwestern work ethics and values – just like you. We’re familiar with the community and have connections to many area resources.

Client Satisfaction Comes First

To continually improve our service and provide you with only the best care, our management performs quality assurance visits in your home to address any concerns or desires you may have. Our management is available 24 hours a day by calling (319) 363-2721 or toll free (877) 363-2721.

You may also contact us online to ask questions, leave comments, or request service.

Meet Our Staff

Koleene Herlocker
Executive Director

Koleene Herlocker

Koleene Herlocker

Koleene Herlocker owns and operates HomeChoice® Senior Care. She serves as the Executive Director and is active in the day-to-day operations. She first became involved with HomeChoice working as a business consultant, and became an owner in 2009. Koleene previously owned and operated several Sylvan Learning Centers across Iowa. She retired in 2005 and worked as a consultant for small- to medium-sized businesses throughout the United States.

Koleene’s expertise in business systems and procedures combined with her team’s marketing and case management skills have helped create one of the most successful home care agencies in the state of Iowa. She attributes HomeChoice’s success to the strength of her management team and especially the committed caring staff of caregivers working with clients every day in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Des Moines areas.

Koleene lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she enjoys showing American Quarter Horses with her daughters, gardening and crafting.

 

Jordan Cullen
Client Services Director

Jordan Cullen

Jordan Cullen

Jordan is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Jordan came to HomeChoice when he moved back to the Mount Vernon area from Denver. While in Denver, he worked for a company similar to HomeChoice delivering non-medical care to people in their homes.

Jordan began working in this industry as a caregiver in the field and he uses that experience to guide and train our own caregivers. He has also worked with at-risk youth in the past. Jordan works with our clients and caregivers in our Cedar Rapids and Iowa City communities and manages our CDAC Elderly Waiver services program. Jordan grew up in Mount Vernon, IA and lives there now with his wife Kimberly, daughter Isabelle and son Maxwell.

 

Evan Herlocker
Client Services Director

Evan Herlocker

Evan Herlocker

Evan graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. He returned home to Iowa to work full time at HomeChoice Senior Care as a Client Services Director. Evan has worked at HomeChoice since he was in high school and has performed many different duties. He has been in the field as a caregiver and uses that experience working with our current caregivers supporting and helping them be the best they can be. He also supported our clients, caregiver, and management team on-call while he was going to college, and helped fill in for various positions during summer and holiday breaks.

Evan is now working with our clients, caregivers and professional referral sources in the Des Moines office.

 

Dana Girard
Client Services Director

Before graduating from the University of Iowa School of Social Work, Dana interned in our Cedar Rapids office. Having helped to take care of her grandparents as they chose to age in their home, Dana understands what families’ concerns are when seeking home care. Dana works in our Des Moines office helping caregivers, our community partners, clients and their families.

Originally from the Chicago area, Dana now lives on the west side of Des Moines and is already very involved in the community. She actively volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association to help support patients and their families. She enjoys discovering new restaurants (her favorite type of food is pasta), traveling, reading, going to baseball games (especially the Chicago Cubs), and spending time with her parents and grandparents.

 

Christina Djerf
HomeChoice Lifeline Program Manager

Christina Djerf

Christina Djerf

Christina is a graduate of Mount Mercy University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. She comes to HomeChoice Senior Care with more than eight years of senior services industry experience. She spent four years in the home care business, and then managed the Lifeline personal emergency response systems business for Unity Point in Cedar Rapids.

Christina is heavily involved in the community. She is currently vice chair of the United Way 55+ initiative/RSVP advisory council, which coordinates volunteers in our community. She sits on the Linn County Triad council, which aims to ensure senior safety in our community. And she is second vice president of the Cedar Rapids Kiwanis Club.

Christina assists in marketing HomeChoice Senior Care to all of our regions and manages our Lifeline program. Lifeline provides Personal Emergency Response Systems to our clients to help them stay safe and comfortable where they call home.

Christina is a Cedar Rapids native and enjoys spending time with her four boys Ty, Aiden, Nolan, and Jack, and husband Karl. In her free time, she enjoys running and watching her children’s activities.

Christina was selected to receive special training to prevent falls in older adults. Learn more »