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About Us

The Ann Arbor Area’s Choice for Quality Home Care

Care Response Home Care has been the Ann Arbor area’s comprehensive choice for home health care for nearly 10 years.  We take pride in providing individualized home health care for people in need.   Take a moment to meet our team and learn more about what sets Care Response apart from other home care agencies.


Valerie Dockter, RN, GCM

Valerie Dockter, RN, GCM
Founder & Director

Founding Care Response Home Care in 2006, Valerie Dockter has been a nurse for more than 34 years.  She is a registered nurse, AFA certified Dementia Specialist, and a recently certified Geriatric Care Manager.  To learn more about what sets Care Response apart from other home care agencies, please take a moment to read a personal letter from Valerie.




C. Barnes, RN, BSNColleen Barnes, RN, BSN
Nurse Manager

As the Nurse Manager at Care Response, I am responsible for creating and updating individualized client care plans, supervising our home health aides and certified nursing assistants, taking part in the training and orientation of all new employees, and collaborating with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure the best possible delivery of care. I received my Baccalaureate in Science and Nursing from Madonna University, and I am a certified Dementia Care Specialist through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).  I have always enjoyed the home healthcare environment, I take pride in working with the elderly, and I could not ask for a better or more fulfilling career!  During my free time I am usually always with my dog Henry, enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, cooking something new, or reading a book!


A. Shoop, BAAlison Shoop, BA
Care Coordinator

As Care Coordinator, I support our nurses and field staff with scheduling, communication, and the assurance of continuity of care. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Since joining Care Response, I have been blown away by the level of excellence and professionalism of our staff, as well as the meaningful relationships I have been able to form with Clients and their families. When I’m not busy doing all that I can to serve our Clients, you can find me hiking, exploring Michigan, or watching PBS.



We want to make a difference in your loved one’s life. Contact us to schedule an in-home assessment and get your loved one on the road to exceptional care.




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"We felt very comfortable as did our Mother with the Care Response staff. They really do care for the entire family!"

--Carolyn T., Ann Arbor

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