Home Instead Senior Care to open in Wichita

WICHITA — Michael and Ewelina Steinberg are moving from Chicago to Wichita for one reason.

“I could talk about being sick of the heavy snow,” Michael Steinberg says. “I could talk about being closer to family.”

That’s not why they’re moving, though.

The two work for Home Instead Senior Care in Chicago, and they’re opening a franchise here because they did a demographic study of the best place to open the business and another study on the best place for them to live.

Wichita won.

There are more than 900 Home Instead Senior Care sites nationally, including a few in Kansas.

The company offers meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, errand running, assistance with personal care and companionship for seniors.

“Basically, it offers the ability for seniors to age in their homes . . . while preserving their independence and their dignity,” Michael Steinberg says.

The Steinbergs will locate in about 1,300 square feet at 1919 N. Amidon.

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Steinberg says he and his wife “really, really believe strongly in the system that Home Instead offers.”

“It’s definitely much more rewarding than owning a paper clip factory,” Steinberg says. “There’s a very direct impact on the community.”