Casaundra Ernst was born and raised in Kansas where she still lives with her two wonderful kids. She came to Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver. She quickly was able to adapt to the individualized needs of the clients she served. She was able to quickly learn how to deal with even the toughest clients. Casaundra went from being a CAREGiver to the Administrative Assistant/Lead CAREGiver for the office then was promoted to Service Coordinator. Recently she was promaoted to Office Manager. SHe continues to do the Service Coordinator position where she works to match our CAREGivers up with our clients but now also has added daily management of the office to her duties. The love and skill she had as a CAREGiver for her clients help her understand the needs of CAREGivers and clients alike. She enjoys helping others and their families in time of need. Her past work in customer service support makes her a great asset to the Home Instead Senior Care team.
Mildred has been in healthcare for 20 years and enjoys every aspect of caregiving. She has worked in assisted living and nursing homes over the past several years. She has always had a heart for seniors and desires to make a difference in their lives. Helping them makes her happy because she never had the opportunity to take care of her own parents.She has meet many wonderful people through her work. Mildred’s received her education at Ottawa University, receiving her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Healthcare as her area of concentration.She has a 11-year-old daughter who means the world to her. She also loves her job at Home Instead Senior Care, and loves being able to help both clients and caregivers.
Tamika has experienced caregiving firsthand as a daughter whose father was a Paraplegic. While caring for her father throughout the years, she gained a lot of knowledge and insights into what it takes to be a good caregiver. Tamika has also cared for the physically disabled as well as the mentally challenged for over 20 yrs.
Because of her experiences, Tamika truly believes that CAREGivers can make a big difference in the lives of our Home Instead clients. Tamika has been with home Instead for 3 year. She started out with our company as a CAREGiver and then received a promotion to Service Coordinator followed by another promotion to Client Care Coordinator. Tamika's position has been altered again and she is now our Quality Care Coordinator. In her postions she provides in home training for our CAREGivers during introductions with clients. She also works to make sure all clients needs are met through quality visits and phone calls. Tamika has a true passion for those needing extra assistance and it is shown daily in her work.
Carrie comes to Home Instead Senior Care with a full background of business and healthcare experience. After graduating from both the University of Texas and Washburn University with degrees in Marketing and Education, she went to work selling computer adaptive testing to Schools of Nursing across the country in preparation for the NCLEX. Due to the amount of travel, Carrie decided to accept a job locally so she could spend more time with her two children. She was appointed as the Executive Director for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, working with support groups, fund raising, research symposiums, and running an office staff. This was a challenge but one that she handled well. After several years and two more children she decided to take a break and be a stay home wife and mother for a time. During this time, she spent many hours volunteering with different organizations and even had a small business working with short term leasing. Carrie and her two youngest children reside in Overland Park.
In the past year, Carrie started as Client Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. Her past experiences and passion for people shows in her interactions with our clients and their families. From taking initial inquiry calls to signing up new clients and then following them to make sure their needs are met, Carrie is a huge asset to our company.
Artis is Training Coordinator for the Home Instead locations in Overland Park and Kansas City and Administrative Assistant for the Kansas City location. Artis has always been a caregiver at heart, so when she saw the Home Instead motto, To Us it's Personal, it really resonated with her. Artis loves taking care of people. Her philosophy is to always try to leave her clients a little better than she found them. She also has cared for several family members with various illness and church members who did not know where to turn. Artis's background in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, school nursing, mental health and administration has helped prepare her to be a Home Instead Team Member. Artis started with Home Instead in 2017 as a CAREGiver and was promoted to her current position as Training Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in 2019. Her background as a nurse and her personal experience as a CAREGiver made her the perfect person to train new Home Instead CAREGivers. Artis also does some work with our quality assurance program, making sure our clients individualized needs are being met. She loves being a part of the great team in Kansas City.
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.