Selecting one single CAREGiver to be awarded as our CAREGiver of the Year is never an easy choice. We have so many wonderful and deserving CAREGivers that give back to our clients in many ways. This year, when selecting our 2019 CAREGiver of the Year, there was one name mentioned by almost every single staff member when we offered nominees. Lukas celebrated his first anniversary with Home Instead Senior Care this February. He is an outstanding CAREGiver and consistently goes above and beyond for his clients. Without a doubt, Lukas deserves this recognition and we could not be prouder to have him as a part of our HISC family.
I was walking in and saw Lukas helping a client get out of the car as the client's wife dropped them off at the door before parking. Lukas looked so professional in his Home Instead Senior Care uniform. He was very focused on his client and helped him navigate into the center with his walker. After everyone was settled around the support group table, there was a time for introductions. There were over 20 medical professionals, Parkinson's disease family members and those with Parkinson's themselves, and competitors seated at the table. Lukas, who sat beside his client, introduced himself as "Mr. H's friend that was there to learn more about how to help him." What a perfect response! It was clear who he was representing, but he presented himself in such a way to maintain his client's dignity...as his friend. This simple act of kindness was thoughtful and inspiring. Lukas enhances the lives of his clients and their families by living To us its personal® every day!
~Shannon Holland, Community and Engagement
Lukas is dedicated to his clients, and each client adores him. He has the true heart of a caregiver with his unique and caring spirit that puts his clients at ease. When he is not working, he is gardening, spending time with his family, experimenting with new recipes, or working on his new home! Lukas's dedication leaves us both inspired and proud to work with him. Thank you, Lukas! We are grateful for you!
~ Shanna Howard, Agency Director/Owner
When Nancy is not being a phenomenal CAREGiver for Home Instead, she takes time to enjoy many different hobbies. Making wooden Christmas decorations, bird watching, camping in the mountains, and being involved with her church youth group to name a few. Nancy has 2 dogs and a pasture behind her house where there are two stray cows, she has given the names Snowball and Snowflake. We are thankful for you Nancy. Congratulations!
Lorissa has been a wonderful, hardworking, and dedicated CAREGiver to our clients. She enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, and spending time with her kids outside of HISC life. Thank you for all that you do Lorissa. We are so thankful for you and your commitment to Home Instead.
Allison has always gone above and beyond with her clients and is truly loved by them. We are grateful for her hard work, and the genuine care she provides to her clients. Allison recently received her CNA license. Congratulations to you Allison!
CAREGivers are the heart and soul of this company. Please help us congratulate our December CAREGiver of the Month, Cassandra! She is a true Ambassador for Home Instead Senior Care, and we are proud to work with her!
Congratulations Mary! Mary's clients love her as she does them. They are an "inspiration" Mary says. In her spare time, she cares for her mother, spends time with her two beautiful grandchildren, and makes jewelry as well. Thank you for all that you do Mary, we appreciate you. So glad to announce you as our October CGOTM.
McKayla is a CNA and is going to school for her RN. She loves spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, McKayla loves going to church and shopping. She goes above and beyond for her clients and we appreciate all that she does. As do her clients. Thank you, Mckayla and congratulations!
Congratulations to Lauren, our CAREGiver of the Month
for August! Lauren Loves spending time with her son and reading books. She is a true Rockstar! Her favorite part
about being a CAREGiver is making a difference in each one of her client's
lives. Hoping she can make their days a little better. A big thank you
from the office, for going above and beyond for your clients!
Lauren Loves being a CAREGiver. She has been a CNA
since 2018 and works with both the Concord and Lexington office. It is her
passion to help and take care of her clients. Some of Lauren's hobbies include painting, shopping, and
traveling. Lauren always goes above and beyond for her clients. We are very
happy to have her as our July CGOTM! Way to go Lauren!!!
JoAnne has been a CAREGiver with us for many years! She has shared with us that it is
more of a blessing from her clients then she has given them, although her
clients would beg to differ! JoAnne and her client go out and adventure almost
every day, whether running errands or going shopping. JoAnne has a big heart
and is extremely dedication to her client and making a difference in her life.
In her spare time, JoAnne enjoys doing work around her home and outside.
Congratulations, JoAnne we are so proud of you!
Lukas started with us and made an immediate impact on his clients. We see how passionate he is about serving his client and building strong relationships with him and are grateful for all that he does every day. He has always had a love for the older generations. Growing up Lukas spent most of his time with his grandparents and older relatives and learned how valuable these people are to us. His favorite part of being a caregiver is learning about the lives of his clients, both who they are now and the things they've experienced throughout their lives. When Lukas is not at work you can usually find him tending to his plants, writing, or doing any one of several types of needlework. Thank you for all you do, Lukas!
Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month for April 2019, Faye! Faye has been with Home Instead Senior Care since August 2018 and has been enhancing the lives of her clients since she started with us. Faye goes above and beyond for her clients and our office and has often picked up shifts with just a few minutes notice. Faye is passionate about the care she provides for her clients and the relationships she builds with them. We are so thankful to have her on the team and happy to celebrate all her hard work and dedication this month. Congratulations again, Faye!
Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month for March 2019, Sharon! Sharon has been with us since August of 2018 and she is Alzheimer's certified. She goes above and beyond for her clients and enjoys what she does. She often picks up extra shifts and has a smile on her face. Her client Mrs. Prevo absolutely loves Sharon and said "she is one of the good ones". We agree and are blessed Sharon is apart of our Home Instead Family. Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Again, Congratulations to Sharon and thank you for all that you do!
Congratulations to our February CAREGiver of the Month, Cali! Cali has been with Home Instead Senior Care since November and has been an absolute treasure for our clients. She is currently taking a course at DCCC to become a CNA. She will be applying for nursing school after that. Cali is married to her husband Ben, and they will be celebrating their 3 year anniversary in June. She likes the outdoors, reading, and spending time with family. She also used to work on a farm! We're so excited to celebrate her this month after all the loving care she provides to our clients. Congratulations again, Cali!
Congratulations to our first CAREGiver of the month for 2019, Tracy! Tracy has been a CNA with Home Instead for about a year and a half. She has been in the field for 4 years and really enjoys working with our wonderful clients. She has a husband and two sons. Tracy is also in school to become a Medical Assistant. She loves being a CAREGiver because she enjoys meeting new people and making them smile. She truly goes above and beyond with our clients and will pick up extra shifts or work her personal schedule around her clients because she is truly that passionate about what she does. Congratulations, Tracy! We appreciate all that you do.
Congratulations to our December CAREGiver of the Month, Vicky! Since starting with Home Instead Senior Care, she has made a positive impact on both clients, staff and other CAREGivers. Vicky consistently gives 110% to her clients, staff, and family. We are so lucky to have her on our team. She loves spending time with her family. She has a daughter and two grandchildren that she is very devoted to. Her faith also plays a large part in her life as well. She loves her role as a CAREGiver and is so happy to have found her home with us at Home Instead Senior Care. Congratulations Vicky, you absolutely deserve this recognition for your compassion and commitment to helping our clients.
Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month, Debbie! Debbie has been working with us for over a year and really enjoys being a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver. She loves taking care of people. She believes her true talents are how flexible she is and how she can handle the needs of any client that she comes into contact with. Debbie enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her family. We truly appreciate Debbie and that she will always be willing to help a client in need, no matter what!
Congratulations to our October CAREGiver of the month, Ruth! She has been with Home Instead for a little over a year. Ruth is a CNA and has been a professional CAREGiver for over 50 years. Ruth earned her CNA certification at Davidson County Community College when she moved here from New York. She is a widow with two wonderful children, Carmen and Darlene. She also has four precious grandchildren, Marilla, Dustin, Jonathan and Derek. She enjoys cooking, going to church and volunteering her time in the community. Ruth has been a true blessing to both her clients and the Home Instead Office, we are so happy to celebrate her as our CAREGiver of the month!
Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the Month for September, Gina! Gina has been with us a few months but it became very clear to both office staff and her clients very quickly that she is a true CAREGiver at heart. Gina is a single mother of two wonderful children and has one grandson. She loves doing crafts and spending time with family and friends. We are grateful to Gina for joining our team showing our clients what true passion she has for CAREGiving.
Congratulations to Wendy, our August 2018 CAREGiver of the Month! She has been with Home Instead Senior Care for just over one year, and has taken no time at all to make a positive impact on both clients and staff. She absolutely loves her career and is happy to be working at Home Instead. She is very close with her family and often takes care of her "baby" – her 7 year old grandson. Again, congratulations to Wendy, we are SO thankful for you!
Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month for July, Melanie! She's been with Home Instead for over 8 years. We truly appreciate Melanie's dedication to our mission, clients and our team. Melanie has a son, daughter-in-law and 3 year old grandson that has her heart. She is an animal lover and wonderful cook (just ask the office staff). Melanie has been with her current client for 4 years and absolutely loves caring for him. Melanie's specialty is caring for clients with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias and handling their specific needs with care. "Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with these people and for this award. I love my people and what I do." – Melanie S. Thank you Melanie, for all you do for your clients!
Congratulations to Phyllis for being selected as our June 2018 CAREGiver of the Month! She's been with Home Instead since January 2017. Phyllis is adored by her clients and they often tell us how much of a positive impact she has made on their lives. She has been married to her husband, AB, for 17 years and has two daughters (Shaneice who just returned from Italy that serves in the Reserves, and Latoya who is a life care planner). She also has two grandsons that keep her busy. Phyllis enjoys working out, Grandma's Cookies, and eating out at Waffle House! Her client recently told us that they are a pair, and she loves Phyllis. We appreciate her commitment to improving her clients' lives each day.
Join us in congratulating our CAREGiver of the month – Paula! Paula has been with Home Instead for 5 years! She is a wonderful CAREGiver and very loved by her clients. Paula has been married to her husband, Floyd, for 27 years and they have a 23 year old son, Colton. Paula enjoys watching scary movies, loves animals and flowers, and likes to be outside. She recently cared for a baby deer for 6 months before letting it go back to its family! Her love for CAREGiving began when she took care of her own grandmother until the wonderful age of 104.
Paula says "I go in thinking I am there to help my clients, but it is a two-way street and they help me just as much."
We were delighted to surprise our April CAREGiver of the Month, Martha at our April 10th CAREGiver meeting. Martha has been with Home Instead since February and has shown her passion and dedication for serving our clients with each and every shift. She has proven her investment in the Home Instead Senior Care values—and has shown her clients and staff what it truly means to be a CAREGiver. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys reading, crafts, sewing, and cross-stitch. Martha decided to become a CAREGiver for a new adventure and it turns out, it's the perfect one for her! The staff have been impressed time and time again by her genuine regard for her clients and their well-being. Congratulations, Martha!
Fun fact: Martha is also a school bus driver!
Tamara has always gone above and beyond with her clients and is truly loved by each of them. In her personal time, she volunteers as a dog presenter for different canine shows. We are grateful to Tamara for her hard work, and genuine care she provides to her clients. Congratulations, Tamara!
Our CAREGiver of the Month is Lula! She has been a wonderful CAREGiver to our clients, and has gone above and beyond in many ways. Lula has given one of her clients a new zest for life, and is described by our staff as dedicated, honest and has a big heart. We appreciate Lula and her love of our clients!