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CountryHouse in Grand Island

Since 2005, CountryHouse in Grand Island has provided exceptional memory care to those with all types of dementia. We vow to treat all in our care as if they were members of our own family. Our caring and loving staff is well-trained to provide the type of care that those with memory loss need to thrive. Our commitment to enriching the lives of residents helps set us apart from other memory care providers.

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Our Leaders

The heart of CountryHouse really shines through in our people. Our team members understand the difference between caring and giving care, and they’re committed to infusing our philosophy of treating people like family into everything they do.

“It is my happy place to be able to work, care for, love, enjoy and get to know this special group of individuals. What a privilege it is to have these folks living with us during their most vulnerable, but valued years! 

Kelly Hranac joined the CountryHouse team in April 2020. A true leader with passion for caring for individuals with memory impairment, Kelly served as director at a local memory care community for four years. Prior to that, she was a clinic nurse and charge nurse at a local nursing home and spent five years as a LPN and CNA in a hospital setting.

A graduate of Central Community College, she earned her LPN in 2013 and holds certifications as an Assisted Living Administrator and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

She has served as event chair for the Grand Island Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Project Hunger, the Nebraska State Fair, Teammates Mentoring Program and Dog Stars Obedience Training.

Kelly is proud of the family-centric atmosphere at CountryHouse and works to ensure that all staff, residents, resident families and guests feel at home in our community.

A native of Albion, Nebraska, Kelly and her husband, Phil, are proud parents of a son, Henry, born in 2021. They’re also pet parents to a German Shepard, Piper. Both Henry and Piper are regular visitors to CountryHouse Grand Island and put smiles on the faces of residents. Kelly’s interests include yoga, reading and cooking.

“Agemark’s family-first culture is something that you don’t find everywhere. Our staff truly cares for each other and love the residents we serve. I’m so glad to be a part of this team!”

Brenda Wiltfong has been a member of the CountryHouse team for a decade. Beginning first in a Life Enrichment Role, she later made the transition to Senior Living Consultant. In her current role, she works closely with families considering memory care for their loved ones. Brenda’s empathetic and understanding nature are comforting to families going through a very challenging process. Her passion has always been helping others, and her job at CountryHouse affords her the blessing to assist seniors and contribute positively to their lives each and every day.

Prior to CountryHouse, Brenda worked at another local senior living community for five years. Prior to that, she worked for TeamMates Mentoring within the Doniphan-Trumbull Public School System. She also spent time at Curtis and Associates, where she taught job seeking, life skills, and performed training on a national level. She also gave piano lessons for seven years.

Brenda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Doane University. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

She and her husband, Scott, have two sons, Riley (wife, Taylor) and Carson; and one daughter, Kalee, who attends college at Concordia University in Seward, NE. Together, the family loves traveling, golfing, and biking. 

“I was a little hesitant to work in a memory care community, but everyone was so friendly and welcoming.  This is an amazing homelike and friendly environment.”

Bryon Boersen joined the CountryHouse team as Maintenance Supervisor in February 2021. He works to keep the community in good order, making timely repairs and improvements as needed. 

He greatly enjoys the variety in his day as well as serving and creating relationships with residents of our community.

Prior to his current role, he worked as a Project Manager at Chief Industries/Heartland Electric for 18 years and at Kriz Davis electrical warehouse for six years. He is also a Journeyman Electrician for the state of Nebraska,

Bryon and his wife, Mary, have three children and one grandchild. In his free time, Bryon enjoys riding motorcycle, dirt track racing and spending time with his family.

 

“I can say honestly that I love my job! It brings me joy to help residents stay active, health and happy. The chance to enrich their lives is such fulfilling.”

Kara Green is a proud member of the CountryHouse family. Starting first as a caregiver, she later was promoted to Life Enrichment Coach, where she serves an essential role ensuring the spiritual, intellectual and social wellness of residents of CountryHouse. 

An early internship sparked Kara’s love for senior care. Prior to her time at CountryHouse, Kara was a caregiver at another senior living community. Before shifting her career to senior living, she worked for Wyoming Financial. 

She earned her Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Central Community College in 2019. She is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She also holds certifications as an Activities Therapy Assistant, Chemical Dependency Technician and Mental Health Advocate. 

Born and raised in sunny Long Beach, California, Kara came to Nebraska at age 19. She, her daughter, Karaline, her boyfriend, Hunter, and their dog, Keanu, love spending time together. 

“I love the welcoming environment of our community. Agemark and CountryHouse prioritize treating everyone like family!”

Samantha Potter joined the CountryHouse team in November 2021 as our Director of Nursing. In her role, she oversees the physical health of all residents in our care and performs assessments for those looking to make CountryHouse their new home. 

She brings incredible experience to CountryHouse, including more than 12 years as a nurse in the emergency department at CHI St. Francis. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Doane University. She holds certifications in ENPC, TNCC, ACLS, PALS and BLS.

Samantha greatly enjoys working with seniors and getting the opportunity to create strong relationships with them and their families.

Samantha is married to Jason. She enjoys spending time with her stepdaughter, playing volleyball and softball and racing. She grew up in Central Nebraska and loves making her home in the same area.

Activities Calendar

At CountryHouse in Grand Island, residents in our care enjoy a variety of life enriching activities. View our activity calendar to see more. Click on the day for more detail.