"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.
As our Office Manager, Sharon dedicates much of her time to billing and payroll. Sharon joined us in 2012 after having worked with the Naples, FL Home Instead office for six years. She served as their Staff Coordinator and continues to "Live Home Instead" every day here in beautiful Asheville. Her husband Don retired from the police department and they moved to be nearer family in Cashiers. Sharon's passion for seniors came from a lifelong compassion for people and her experiences in a family hair salon. In their business, Sharon received many elder clients and developed relationships that were touchstones for what was to come. Leading her to Home Instead Senior Care, her heart was in the sharing of stories and values. Here in the mountains she enjoys driving the parkway, spending time with her family, and exploring the healing opportunities that our community offers. She is a lover of ladybugs, wears her heart on her sleeve, and is exceptionally grateful for her blessed life.
As our RN Supervisor, Janice visits with each of our personal care clients to assess and determine the level of ADL assistance that is required. She trains and supervises our In-Home Aides and CNAs, and creates tailored Care Plans with the client so that their personal goals are respectfully incorporated into their daily routine. Janice obtained her BSN from The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston before moving here to Asheville. She has been working as a nurse for almost 30 years, with previous positions held at Mission Hospital on Medical-Surgical floors and in a specialty medical practice in our area. Personally, Janice was a family caregiver for her mother who battled a slow-progressing Alzheimer's (for over 17 years)! She is a patient, loving, and valuable resource for families in need of respite. She roots her boys on at local sporting events and enjoys travel when she is not working to achieve peace of mind for the families we have the special opportunity to become a part of.
As one of our two Staff Coordinators, Terri has always had a place in her heart for seniors. She loves to hear the recollections of the "good ol' days" and was close with both sets of her grandparents. Growing up she took trips from Kentucky almost every weekend to see them in Cincinnati. She worked in the hotel industry where she built a dedication for quality service and professionalism. She became a stay-at-home mother of five. She found Home Instead Senior Care through a church friend and decided to come to work as a CAREGiver in 2012. She has been thankful ever since, as she commits to Living Home Instead. Her excellence in her journey with us has led her into the office, first as Administrative Assistant and now as Staff Coordinator. Terri is personable, fun-loving, and intuitive. She has a heartfelt understanding of the needs of seniors and the experience to reinforce her ability to make excellent CAREGiver/client matches. Terri understands leading with her heart and finds a connection with all whom she comes in contact with. She is also an On-Call Supervisor.
Brenda works with our companion clients to ensure we meet their needs and exceed their expectations. She performs initial care consultations, ongoing 90-day home visits; ensuring that our CAREGivers are meeting the
needs of our clients professionally and consistently, all the while exceeding
their expectations. She reviews the needs of our Companion clients to ensure
that as life "happens" we are able to adapt and
adjust with a detailed, individualized approach to create a calm, safe, and
superior living environment. When it comes to companionship and IADL support,
Brenda is sure that each of these clients is treated with the utmost dignity
and respect. For those of you who have yet to meet Brenda, she was born
and raised in Asheville. She acquired experience in health care at an
early age when her grandfather started one of the first nursing homes in
Asheville. She assisted her family in providing quality care to those elders
and dedicated herself to bringing joy and wellbeing to all of those she has
encountered since that time. As a child, one of her fondest memories is
going room to room and sitting on everyone's lap. To this day
she is someone that appreciates diversity, thrives on interaction and is a
terrific presence. As she became familiar with home care she
recognized her calling as a Staff Coordinator and she dedicated herself to
that position for over ten years. She has learned what it
takes to ensure quality care as a child, as a caregiver, and as a staffer; so
naturally the role of Client Care Representative suited her. Brenda's
smile can warm the room and her love of people expands in another role of hers
as well, as a hospice volunteer. Brenda's compassion and
generosity are just two of her qualities that make Brenda extra special and why
she is an excellent representative of our Company.
Carly screens all applicants, facilitates our onboarding process and ensures that each candidate is thoroughly trained in our world-class training program. Her duties include ensuring that our selection process meets the highest standards for hiring, training, and development of our professional CAREGivers. Born and raised in the foothills of the NC mountains, Carly moved to Asheville in 2010 to attend UNC-Asheville as a Psychology major. She grew up with very close relationships to her grandparents and, subsequently, developed great respect for the senior population from a very young age. Her grandparents' needs led her to advance her knowledge in diabetes, cancer, and advanced stroke care. Knowing that she would love to do everything in her power to fulfill her own mission to enhance the lives of elders in service, she chose to complete and internship at a local Adult Day center. The experience led her down the path of caregiving and provided her with intimate knowledge of seniors and, specifically, dementia care. She was hired as a full-time employee after her internship was over, graduated wither her BA in Psychology, and advanced her career with Home Instead Senior Care. She is eternally grateful for her part in our Home Instead family and the growth personally and professionally she continues to experience in working with older adults during their legacy years.
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