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.
Kevin is a committed CAREGiver who is always eager to go above and beyond for his client and our office; in fact, he’s known for pitching in and offering extra help when needed. In addition, Kevin is a very active CAREGiver, which gets his client involved in activities and spending time outdoors. On top of that, he brings a wonderful sense of humor to each shift and along on his office visits, adding a smile to everyone’s day. On behalf of the Appleton team, we Love (v) you, Cindy (inside joke)! You truly embody our eight Attributes of Love (v).
Janina has spent the last 18 years putting others' needs ahead of her own and teaching others about Love (v); in fact, client Sophie said that she wouldn't know what to do without her help, "She means everything to me." Sophie has found her perfect CAREGiver match in Janina; the two have become great friends. For fun and interest, Sophie and Janina speak in the German language when they're together because they're both from Germany.
For the past five years, Cheryl has served clients as an overnight and live-in CAREGiver. This shift can be challenging, as it requires being away from home and family for a few days at a time, but Cheryl has kept her commitment to her clients. She also assists our office by taking on multiple clients and helping with last-minute requests if she can.
In that time, we have witnessed the wonderful connections Cheryl has with clients and the relationships she’s built with them. We see it quite frequently, in fact, because she and her clients are regulars at our monthly CAREGiver Café events.
When Beth joined us in July 2018, she arrived with excellent experience, having served as a family caregiver for her parents. With that experience, she fully understands that there is “no place like home” for seniors.
Our office receives a constant inpouring of wonderful feedback from family members of Beth’s clients. They recognize the blessing that is Beth. In the care she provides for the families’ loved ones, Beth takes a proactive, kind, gentle approach.
After working full time at ThedaCare, Beth spends the evening dinner hours with her clients. She is also a “weekend warrior” for her clients. We are blessed to have her on our wonderful CAREGiver team.