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​​​A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care you and your family. 

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.


March 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Cheryl

March 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Cheryl

“I have quite a few years of experience in senior care and caregiving. I worked as a CNA, much of the time in nursing homes for 15 years before my husband was injured in the hit-and-run. I put my resume out on the internet, and a Home Instead Senior Care marketing staffer saw it and reached out to me through email,” Cheryl explained. Read more...


February 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Barbara

February 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Barbara

Smiles make all the difference not only for the clients but for Barbara, who joined Home Instead Senior Care of Clearwater in October 2016. “I try to keep smiles on every client’s face. I love it when they smile, and the clients love it when someone wants to make them smile,” said Barbara, who was honored as CAREGiver of the Month for February 2018 at the award-winning franchise owned by Julie Castle. Barbara, who has received many compliments but never seeks praise, said the clients’ smiles are all the reward she needs. Read more...


January 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Mary

January 2018 CAREGiver of the Month - Mary

Mary and her husband are passing down their compassionate ways. “As my parents did with me and my siblings, my husband and I also instill these values into our three daughters’ lives. We taught our three daughters how to volunteer and help others. I took them with me to deliver food, and they got a chance to see how less fortunate people lived. We have given away our own furniture for people who needed them.” Read more...


December 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Jacki

December 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Jacki

Jacki joined Home Instead Senior Care the first week of February 2017. In December, she was honored as CAREGiver of the Month. Answering the perfunctory “trick” question about how the job has gone, Jacki laughed and said: “It took a little getting used to wearing the scrubs all the time, even to the grocery stores and errands, but I love it. I enjoy it profoundly.” Read more...

Jacki's Video


November 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Erika

November 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Erika

Home Instead Senior Care’s motto is “To Us, It’s Personal,” and to Erika, the motto is more than just words – it truly is personal. “I love my job and feel blessed to be helping seniors and their families. Some clients have absolutely no one else to care for them or even look in on them. I am more than a CAREGiver to most clients – I am more like a good friend or family member,” Erika said. Read more...

Erika's Video


September 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Christina

September 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Christina

​After working in the retail industry where workers’ hours were being slashed, Christina shifted gears and returned to school to earn her CNA license. “My husband and family were supportive when I decided to do that. I was interested in nursing in high school, and I should have pursued it back then,” she said. After working at a hospital for six months, Christina joined Home Instead Senior Care in March 2013. Read more...


August 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Sevlija

August 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Sevlija

Sevlija can now speak seven languages, including English, German, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenia and Macedonian. She had never spoken English before landing in the U.S. “Sometimes I will be talking to someone in English and let three or four German words slip in. I tell people, ‘Slow me down if I do that and you do not understand me,’ ” Sevlija said. Read more...


July 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Jackie

July 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Jackie

When asked how she became a CAREGiver, Jackie said, “I have this most amazing person in my life who has inspired me to do and overcome so much. Without this person I wouldn’t have found this job. I filled out the application and got called in for an interview. I didn’t think I was going to get offered a job, but I got called in for the second interview and was hired. Ever since, I have loved and enjoyed my job every day.” Read more...

Jackie's Video


June 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Lou

June 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Lou

There’s no question Lou is an outstanding CAREGiver, but his service to others doesn’t stop with seniors. Lou is a Guardian ad Litem, one of those special people who care about children. As a Guardian ad Litem, Lou is a volunteer who is appointed by a court to advocate – speak up – for the best interest of a child who has been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Read more...

Lou's Video


May 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Tatiana

May 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Tatiana

Tatiana, a native of Bulgaria, expertly and compassionately worked with thousands of people during a 27-year career as an airline attendant with the now-defunct Balkan Bulgarian Airlines. “As a CAREGiver, it always makes me happy to make people feel comfortable. It was the same situation with the airlines as it is with senior care. When you make people feel comfortable, it is easier to help them and everything flows. It is true for people the world over. You want them to find a comfort level and have a confidence in you,” Tatiana explained. Read more...


April 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Carmelita

April 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Carmelita

Carmelita was 17 and had finished high school when she lost her 42-year-old mother, who had been hospitalized for nearly a year because of an illness. “My grandmother had a big influence on me. She emphasized respect for each other and to help everybody when you can,” Carmelita recalled. In our neighborhood, my grandmother watched over things and not one child went hungry. She and my mom set an example. More than being compassionate, they knew that how you bring up kids is important for the rest of their lives.” Read more...

Carmelita's Video


March 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Ron

March 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Ron

After being interviewed by several care companies, Ron searched the internet and found Home Instead Senior Care. “From there,” he said, “I took a closer look at Home Instead by investigating its backgrounding and saw they had a successful system in place. They’ve been around since 1994, have a good reputation and are international. I thought being a CAREGiver was something I could do. Their training was excellent, though it was mostly a refresher because I had just graduated from the tech school. Home Instead trained me the way they wanted me to do it, and I follow their guidelines. If I call with questions, they answer right away.” Read more...

Ron's Video


February 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Moeshea

February 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Moeshea

During her job search, Moeshea found Home Instead Senior Care, whose office is not far from where she lives. “At the vets’ hospital, I dealt with some who had Alzheimer’s or other dementias. My heart went out to them. I also am certified as a home-health aide, and I already have done what CNAs do.” Moeshea also has a sixth sense for sensing danger. Read more...

Moeshea's Video


January 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Deborah

January 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Deborah

Deborah is from Lexington Kentucky, her hobbies are spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and walking.  Debra became a caregiver because she wanted to help people. She loves working for us because Christina is really good at keeping her a good schedule. Deborah has 3 children, 1 daughter and 2 sons, she also has 5 grandchildren .


Neilda L.

Congratulations Neilda for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for November 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Nelida comes to us from Mexico. She knew she wanted to become a caregiver after taking care of her mom. She wanted to continue helping and caring for people. She has two children that she is very proud of. In her free time, she loves shopping and spending time with her family. All of Nelida's clients love her and look forward to her visits. We are very happy to have Nelida as part of the Home Instead Senior Care team.


Mary Jane P

Mary Jane P

​Congratulations Mary Jane for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for October 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Originally from NJ she moved to FL for the warmer weather. She started with Home Instead Senior care in NJ in 2012 and knew that when she moved she wanted to continue with HISC here in FL. She enjoys helping others and has always felt it's what she should be doing. In her free-time she enjoys walking in the park, on the beach, window shopping, TV, crosswords and playing games on her computer. Mary Jane is an excellent caregiver. She is always on time to her shifts and always willing to pick up open or last minute shifts. Her clients really like her and they move their days on days Mary Jane needs off just to make sure they have her coming. ​


Karen H

Karen H

​Congratulations Karen for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for September 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU! Karen lives in Myakka City with her husband, Danny, but he works in Pinellas County. Due to his medical issues, he is unable to drive himself. Karen would hang out in Pinellas County instead of driving home over the Skyway Bridge. She could only shop and read so much before deciding she needed to do something else with her time while Danny worked. Karen heard about us through a friend visiting from Arizona. The friend told her she worked for a Home Instead there. Karen had gained extensive knowledge with various medical issues through assisting family members and her husband. She wanted to continue to use her experience by helping others.

She chose Home Instead, because we could accommodate hours she was able to work and could work around her husband’s doctors’ appointments and his job. She also LOVES her clients!​


Chelsea N

Chelsea N

Congratulations Chelsea for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for Auguat 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Chelsea was born in Texas and then moved to Holder, Florida where she spent her childhood. Chelsea got her inspiration to be a Caregiver from her mother, who worked for another Home Instead Senior Care franchise. Chelsea became a C.N.A. in high school. This was an easy decision, as she really enjoys caring and helping others. She loves making a difference in the lives of seniors, even the smallest of things. She enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, family and her dog. Boating, movies, riding on motorcycles with her boyfriend and family, are some of her favorite things to do.


Candace L

Candace L

​Congratulations Candace for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for July 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Candace is originally from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean Sea. She came to the US about 20 years ago. She is blessed with a 22 year old daughter, a 19 year old son, and a 2 year old grandson. She originally got into the healthcare field through  a Medical Assistant class. She did her clinical portion of the class in a doctor's office, but her teacher told her that her strength would be with children or the elderly. She chose the elderly & came to work for Home Instead.

She enjoys her current client very much. The client is 82 years old & suffers from severe dementia. The client's daughter told Candace that she most likely wouldn't remember her name on a daily basis, but soon after Candace started working for her, the woman heard the name Candace on the television & said "hey, that's your name". This made Candace very happy.


Gustavo

Gustavo

​Congratulations Gustavo for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for June 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Gustavo was born in Mexico and grew up in Ventura , California. He moved to Florida with his wife of 4 years ago. He said he became a caregiver because he enjoys taking care of people and just genuinely wants to help others. In his spare time he enjoys watching television, going to the beach and gardening at his home.


Pam P.

Pam P.

Congratulations Pam for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for May 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Pam was born one of nine children and raised right here in St Petersburg FL. She has been happily married for 10 years and has 20 plus nieces and nephews. She started caring for others when she was just 14 years old babysitting for family members. She said it “is in her heart” to care for people! Even when she is not working she said making sure others have all they need is her favorite pass time.


Rebecca S.

Rebecca S.

​Congratulations Rebecca for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for April 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!  Rebecca came to Florida 30 years ago from Mexico. Her parents were missionaries and she was actually born there. She speaks Spanish fluently. She has a 24 year old son with special needs that she adopted as a single mom when he was just 4 years old.  She became a caregiver when she was between jobs and a friend suggested that she thought she would be really good for the job and that is how she discovered Home Instead. She said she loves working for HISC and all of her clients are very special.


Christina L.

Christina L.

​Congratulations Christina for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for March 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!​  Christina Lorio was born in South America Columbia and moved to New York when she was six where she spent most of her life. She got married and moved to Florida in 1993. She has been married for 35 years and has a daughter and a son along with a puppy and cat. She worked in retail most of her life and then decided to go back to school to become a CNA. She said she really loves to take care of people. In her spare time she enjoys watching television, arts and crafts & does a little crocheting when she gets a chance.


Katrina C.

Katrina C.

Congratulations Katrina for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for February 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!​  Katrina came to Florida in 1988 from Central Illinois. She became a CAREGiver due to her love of Senior Citizens. She said that she feels they have given so much of their lives to the world that they deserve to live the rest of their lives with the quality of life they have earned. She only has one living grandparent and she gets the best care. She wants to give that special attention to everyone she takes care of. She loves working with HISC. She said she loves the staff, they are always so professional and helpful. She loves the diversity of each day and looks forward to going to work each day.

In her free time, her number one favorite thing to do is to spend time with her 2 ½ year old granddaughter, Lexie. She is the love her life and every free moment is spent with her. She loves to crochet as well. She is the proud owner of a 6 month old kitty named Allie and has a grand dog named Sadie and two grown Florida born sons.​


Adair V.

Adair V.

Congratulations Adair for being selected as our CAREGiver of the Month for January 2016. We appreciate your dedication and compassion you show our clients everyday, THANK YOU!

Adair started working in a nursing home right out of school. She has many years of caring for seniors. She has cared for her family members as well as neighbors.  Any clients that Adair has been to, have been very happy with her care. She really takes the time to make everyone feel comfortable.


Kelly C

Kelly C

​Kelly is originally from North Carolina. She graduated from Martin Community College. She has 2 children, a son who is 23 named Jacob and a daughter who is 15 named Kara. She was a stay at home mom until she started to take care of a friend's mom who was passing due to cancer. She truly loves caring for others and loves what she does here at HISC. She feels her clients are like family. On her free time she likes to cross stitch, read and go to the beach!​


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