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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 recognizes outstanding CAREGivers who demonstrate the Attributes of Love (v)This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence, and it rewards CAREGivers for their hard work, compassionate care and dedicated service to others.

On an annual basis, we select a CAREGiver of the Year and celebrate him/her at a special reception at our office. Our CAREGiver of the Year is also presented to our corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb., as a nominee for the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award. 

Appleton CAREGiver of the Month

March | Vicky

Vicky was referred to us more than five years ago, when a friend exclaimed how much she enjoyed being a CAREGiver. The powerful force of peer referrals was at work because Vicky decided to join our team.
What makes her a great CAREGiver: Vicky believes that this job is a calling, and the purpose of her life right now is to serve others; she displays her purpose-driven life by being compassionate, patient and kind with team members and senior clients alike.
What sets her apart: In 2013, we asked Vicky, “Where do you see yourself in three years?” She responded that she wanted to be right here, “being a great CAREGiver.” Today, Vicky is a solid performer for Home Instead Appleton. A client’s spouse continually praises Vicky and comments how blessed they are to have her as their CAREGiver, “She is reliable and trustworthy, and makes a difference doing the little things.”
Attribute(s) of Love (v) she demonstrates: Vicky commented that she has really learned how the role of Patience fits into her CAREGiver role, along with Kindness: Being the reason someone smiles today.

February | Paula

What makes her a great CAREGiver: Since joining our team in April 2007, Paula has embodied selfless servitude. She possesses a genuine passion for helping others; in fact, her clients’ safety, health and well-being are her highest priority.

What others are saying: Wherever Paula goes, positive feedback from clients and families follows. A client’s daughter stated that Paula is great with her dad, who enjoys her company. When she arrives for her shifts, she always seems to know what to do to help around the house.

January | Bonnie

What makes her a great CAREGiver: Bonnie has been with us since March 2017, having joined us with many years of caregiving experience. With Love (v) in her heart, she has a genuine passion for caring for others, even stating that it’s her lifelong mission.

What sets her apart: It’s a great victory when we learn about a perfect match between our CAREGivers and clients. We received the following feedback recently, expressing how happy a client’s family is over Bonnie’s caregiving:

“Bonnie is perfect for mom, who feels like she’s spending time with a friend. We appreciate Bonnie for sticking it out and hanging in there when dealing with our father, who can be difficult. Bonnie has the ability to intercede (when necessary) and avoid (when appropriate).”


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