"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.
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.
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.
Natasha Callier has been a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care for close to ten years. During her time as a CAREGiver, she has developed knowledge and experience of the trends of our aging population. The notable relationships she had with the clients and their families further sparked a desire for her to do more. This passion driven work led her to pursue education in Geriatrics and Education in Business Management in hopes of someday continuing work in this well needed industry.As she continues her education she was also promoted to Lead CAREGiver about a year ago. She was very successful in this position doing hands on training with CAREGivers in each client’s home. Now she feels it is a privilege to have been promoted again to Client Care Coordinator for Home Instead. Her efforts are concentrated on training CAREGivers to adapt to the personality and the care needs of each individual client and family, building relationships with the goal of providing the best quality of life for Seniors.
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 1 year. She started out with our company as a CAREGiver and then received a promotion to Service Coordinator. As Service Coordinator it is her job to schedule CAREGivers who are great matches for our clients. Tamika has a true passion for those needing extra assistance and it is shown daily in her work.
Casaundra Ernst was born and raised in Kansas City, 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. She now works as Administrative Assistant/Lead CAREGiver for the office. The love and skill she had as a CAREGiver for her clients make her a great fit for Lead CAREGiver. Much of her position involves training CAREGivers in the client’s homes so that every individual clients’ needs are fully met. 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.
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