February CAREGiver of the Month - Cathy

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​​​​​In search of a good company to work for, Cathy Stevens knew she wanted to stay with one for a very long time. She did her homework, and in reading the outstanding reviews Home Instead was given, Cathy knew this is where she belonged.

Born and raised in Florida, Cathy is an outdoors girl. She enjoys camping and hiking. Although, it was her mother that set her heart in this profession. Cathy's mom was diagnosed with a rare form of heart disease which demanded around-the-clock care. After her mother’s diagnosis, Cathy moved back home to provide the needed care for her mother. The next couple of years were extremely tough. After three strokes and four open heart surgeries, her mother passed away at the young age of 41. Cathy, just 19, came to realize after caring for her mother this profession was what she wanted to do.

Home Instead is fortunate to have Cathy Stevens as part of their Daytona Beach / Volusia County team since 2013. The quality of care and pure commitment Cathy provides to the clients everyday is an inspiration. Cathy states the best thing about Home Instead is the clients. She says, “They’re like family. You can’t help but get attached. The feeling you get, the smiles of satisfaction knowing you made a difference in their day.” Cathy recalled one of the clients she works with and expressed that she is a sweetheart. Cathy explained that the client recognizes all the caregivers that provide care for her by commenting, "You’re my favorite" to each. Cathy believes if it wasn’t for Home Instead this client wouldn't be where she is today. Another of Cathy’s clients loves to talk about politics. “Who could have known?” she said. Her client continues to provide her with up to date information on politics. “Loads of fun!” Cathy expressed.

Overall, Cathy is enthusiastic about her work with Home Instead. She forges a warm and unique relationship with each of her clients. It is evident that she loves her clients as much as they love her. Cathy’s background, compassionate work, and optimistic attitude justifies her as caregiver of the month.​


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