Max Rheinberger established Senior Friend Home Care in 1981 to assist people who require support with daily living tasks and home health care. Max acquired polio in the 1950s, which resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic. Despite this, he was a very active member of the community in Duluth, MN. Max passed away in 2004 but entrusted his legacy of compassionate professional care to his business partner, Karen Stocke. In 2018, Karen sold the Senior Friend Home Care to Malune and Sampson Rolen. Their son Brandon was diagnosed with SMA in 2003 and required 24/7 care. While doctors did not expect him to live past age two, he recently celebrated his 18th birthday. Brandon passed away in September 2022 and in 2023, Malune and Sampson Rolen made the hard decision to transfer Senior Friend Home Care into the hands of new ownership that will continue Max’s, Karen’s, Malune’s, Sampson’s and Brandon’s legacy.
Our home healthcare service acquired its Medicare certification in 1986 and has enjoyed steady growth throughout the years. We’ve always felt compelled to provide quality care to help our clients maintain independence and find solutions to living at home. We strive to continually enhance employee education to ensure the best of care.
Senior Friend Home Care is now owned by two friends and business partners who have over 15 years of experience in healthcare management. The current ownership has previous experience in managing home health, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities.
We are committed to continuing the legacy that was build over the last 40+ years and helping people achieve best quality of life while staying in the comfort of their homes.
Your home is so much more than just a place to live. It is a personal space that builds dreams, holds memories, and inspires joyful living. It reflects the person who lives there and captures the energy and spirit of those who visit. As healthcare professionals, we know how much people value being in the comfort of their own homes. We consistently hear about the importance of feeling safe and in control. Our caregivers listen to our clients’ needs and understand that the transition from total independence to assisted care can feel overwhelming. We are committed to making that transition more comfortable.