CAREGiver of the Month - May

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​Motivated By Life!​

May 2015 finds Edie Gibbens, in the spotlight, by being nominated this month's CAREGiver of the month! Edie has been employed with the Home Instead Senior Care, Daytona Beach, Volusia County office since February 2012. She describes herself and her work ethic as being "motivated by life!"

For the past several years, Edie has primarily cared for one client. Edie has accompanied her client to numerous Dr. appointment's, hospital stays and rehabilitation facilities, as well as caring for her in the clients own home. The flexibility that Edie demonstrates, in this ever changing life of her client; the ability to adapt to any situation; and her passion to assist her client during the good and bad times, are just a few ways that Edie shares her heart. Having no close family, this client depends on Edie to help her get thru the days with the best quality of care and support that Home Instead Senior Care has to offer. This client describes Edie as being "the rainbow in my cloud!"

When the client is home, Edie prepares nutritious meals that ensures her client is receiving the necessary sustenance for continuing good health. While at home, Edie and her client undertook the big task of cleaning out and organizing the client's closets. Edie is very diligent in keeping the clients home very neat and clean and priding herself with keeping the client looking her best at all times! Edie shares her heart with this client on a daily basis, letting her client know that she is never alone.

Building the trust between CAREGiver and client, Edie reminds her client that she will always be there for her! Holidays finds Edie including her client in the festivities and celebration's and again, sharing her heart by reminding her client that she is not alone! According to the clients POA, "Edie is a Godsend! We don't know what we would do without her!"

Edie describes herself as being "kind and practical'! She goes above and beyond and strives to continue her education, which ensures her clients receive the best possible care. Edie has taken our Specialized Alzheimer's class to learn how to better assist and understand her client's lives. Edie, not only juggles to keep the clients schedule and calendar up to date, she takes the lead by keeping the clients POA informed, as well as, the Home Instead Office.

Edie loves to spend time with her family! Her husband, children and grandchildren, and her Dad, all play into Edie's big heart. Edie is a blessing to many, including Home Instead Senior Care. She always represents Home Instead in the best and most positive ways possible. We are honored and very proud to have Edie as our 2015 May CAREGiver of the Month!

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