Home Instead Senior Care expands

WICHITA — The 2-year-old Home Instead Senior Care is expanding.

“We’re basically living on top of each other,” says Michael Steinberg, who owns the business with his wife, Ewelina.

“I have an employee whose desk is in the break room.”

When the Steinbergs started the business, they had 20 employees in the field providing meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, errand running, assistance with personal care and companionship for seniors.

Now, there are 80 employees in the field and six at the office in about 1,300 square feet at 1919 N. Amidon. The Steinbergs are expanding into another 1,100 square feet next door.

“This will be enough space for probably the next two or three years,” Michael Steinberg says.

That may solve his space issue, but he still has another problem.

The Steinbergs moved here from Chicago, and Michael Steinberg told his wife the winter weather wouldn’t be bad.

“I was pretty sure we were done this time,” he says of wintery conditions.

Then came the April ice.

“I am in pretty big trouble with my wife.”

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.

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