Home Instead, Inc. recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one
special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of
the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award.This
program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a
sense of pride and rewards their hard work, compassionate care and
service to others.
Chan has been with us since May of 2013. Since coming on board with us at Home Instead, Chan has shown herself to be a very COMMITTED caregiver.
The daughter of one of Chan's clients shared, "Chan treats my mother like she is her own mom; she is very attentive when it comes to any concerns or changes she sees with my mom and always makes sure I know about them." She goes on to say her mom looks forward to Chan baking for her and taking her to church, and even when Chan comes off of doing a doing a 24 hour shift, she will show up smiling and happy. She feels this is a well-deserved recognition for Chan.
Thank you, Chan, for being the sweet KIND caregiver that you are. We are extremely proud to have you as a part of our team!
Terrie has truly been SELFLESS and COMMITTED as a caregiver by visiting clients and bringing them small gifts to cheer them up when they have been hospitalized or are in rehab, as well as, on her own personal time, calling clients who she knows often forget their medications to remind them to take them. When one of her regular clients needed extra one-hour pop-in shifts added for a medical situation, Terrie went above and beyond to check on this client to make sure she was ok. Terrie has a wonderful sense of humor and always takes everything in stride, even when it comes to some very challenging clients!
In Terrie's free time, she enjoys spending time with family and her dog Charlie, hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities. She also enjoys reading, walking, biking, playing cards, puzzles and painting. Thank you for everything you do for your clients and for all of us here at Home Instead! Terrie, we appreciate you!!
Sherry started with Home Instead in February of 2015 doing 24-hour shifts as well as caring for her husband's grandfather when needed, showing what a committed and selfless person she truly is!
A family member of one of her client's shared that, "Sherry is always a positive, upbeat and kind person who has remarked that taking care of her clients is not hard, and that her clients are nice to be with." This family member went on to say that, "Sherry goes above and beyond with both clients, making sure they are able to get out and about and redirecting them in a way that makes them happy!"
When Sherry is not caring for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She also likes Pinterest, garage sales, working on projects, crafts, shopping and helping people! We are very lucky to have you as a part of our team and we hope to have you with us for many, many, more years!
Bob has been with us since May of 2015 and has been invaluable to us in so many ways. He is very passionate about his work as a CAREGiver and it shows in the loving care he has provided for each of his clients.
Bob displays KINDNESS and PATIENCE in all of his interactions with clients and office staff alike. We all look forward to his visits to the office because he brings a positivity that is undeniable and makes everyone smile! Bob has helped in a pinch, and has even gone as far as northern Door County to help with a hospice client who was nearing the end of life.
Bob has been scheduled with some quite difficult clients and always takes challenging behaviors in stride; in fact, he thrives on being able to help those clients as much as he can! For all that you do for your clients and the wonderful spirit you have with everyone you come into contact with, THANK YOU for being YOU Bob, and CONGRATULATIONS!!
Cassie has been an integral part of our caregiving team since 2011. Clients and their family members alike have described Cassie as KIND, thoughtful, giving, warm, and caring, as well as being very professional in her role.
One client's spouse shared, "We just love Cassie, she is a member of our family as far as we're concerned." She went on to say, "Cassie helped make it possible for my husband and me to deal with some very challenging circumstances and we appreciate her so much!"
For all of your COMMITMENT to your clients and all of us here at Home Instead, we appreciate everything you do!
We are proud to announce Vickie Larson as our June CAREGiver of the Month! Vickie has been with Home Instead since April of 2015 and always has a smile and upbeat attitude! The spouse of one of Vickie's clients remarked "Vickie brings a ray of sunshine with her. She looks out for both the client and his spouse, which the spouse really appreciates." The spouse of this client went on to say, "Vickie always kisses the client on his cheek when she leaves, which she feels is very sweet!"
Another client shared, "Vickie is absolutely wonderful and she looks forward to seeing her every other weekend." She went on to say, "Vickie is always cheerful and gets things done!!"
Vickie has cared for many family members, several who have had dementia. When she does have free time, she likes to go camping and hiking.
For everything you do for your clients and all of us here at Home Instead, we say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Julie has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead since April 2015. In the last year she has really proven to be a very valuable employee!
The scheduling team tells us that Julie has been a "lifesaver" on several occasions when the office needed a last minute fill in. Julie's attitude is, "If I am available, I'll do it". Often times the hours are outside of her availability, and Julie has even travelled to Door County as needed. Julie's clients have told us how happy they have been with her work. Julie is someone who keeps the office informed by checking in regularly and giving us updates on her clients. She also has a fun, outgoing personality which is such a morale booster for her clients and the office staff!
Julie has many interests. She enjoys the outdoors, music, skiing, dancing, disc golf and hiking. She also enjoys spending time at water parks, lakes and beaches with her grandchildren.
We appreciate everything Julie does for our clients and the company. We hope to continue to see her excel as a skilled CAREGiver at Home Instead for many years to come. With much pride, we say, "Congratulations, Julie"!
We are happy to announce Alma Martinez as our April CAREGiver of the Month!
Alma has been with us since March of 2015. Alma has been described as KIND and PATIENT. One client shared that, “Alma is very conscientious, very helpful and takes the initiative to get things done. She is always smiling and just a delight to have around.” What wonderful attributes to have as a CAREGiver! When Alma is not caring for clients, she likes to go for walks, shop, and go to church. She enjoys being a wife and mother and loves to spend time with her family.
We here at Home Instead, as well as Alma’s clients, feel very fortunate to have Alma as part of our team. Thank you for everything you do and congratulations!!!
We are proud to announce Mary Van Dyke as our March CAREGiver of the Month!
Mary has been with Home Instead Senior Care since June of 2013. She enjoys helping seniors at the apartment complex where she resides as well as being a caregiver at Home Instead. Mary is very close to her mom as well as several siblings. She likes to read, play piano, football, board games and being outside in the winter! One of Mary’s clients was on hospice and passed away recently. The client’s daughter shared that Mary was very KIND to her mother, sitting to talk and comfort her. The daughter said the family appreciated everything Mary did during such a difficult time!
For all of your compassion and COMMITMENT to your clients and their families, we appreciate you, Mary!! Congratulations!!
We are honored to announce Anita Evers as our CAREGiver of the month for February!
Anita has been with us since January of 2015 and has been an absolute angel in Door County, an area that is often challenging to serve. One staff member shared “Anita can only be described as abundantly KIND, PATIENT, SELFLESS, and thoughtful. Recently, during a big snowstorm, a fellow caregiver was stuck in the snow and Anita walked all the way down an unplowed road to help get her out. She is always willing to change her schedule and go where help is needed, even going so far as to give up 24 hour shifts to a CAREGiver who was driving a distance. Anita always puts others before herself and is a shining example of Love (v.)!” Anita has expressed that “her clients are more than just clients…they are her friends.” In Anita’s spare time, she enjoys animals (especially her dog), painting, church, gardening, cooking and sewing!
For all that you do, and the amazing person you are, we are blessed to have you as a CAREGiver!!!
We are proud to announce Sarah Shin as our January CAREGiver of the Month! Sarah has been with us since January of 2014, and has been a joy and a blessing to the company in many ways. A daughter of Sarah’s client says, “I never have to worry about mom when Sarah is with her.” Another client says, “Sarah is a very KIND person, like a member of our family and a very hard worker!” Staff members have shared, “Sarah is a COMMITTED CAREGiver who always has a smile and helps when she can, even though she lives in an outlying area.” Sarah is a former teacher who likes to cook and care for her family, as well as her three cats whom she adores. She also enjoys traveling, and has done a mission trip to India!
For all that you do for your clients and our office staff, we appreciate you, Sarah! Congratulations!
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