Asked what she likes best about her Home Instead Senior Care job, Grace said: “I get the chance to meet wonderful people. We had a 90th birthday party for my lady client, and her family came from different cities, including San Francisco. There are a lot of fantastic people with diverse family histories." Read more...
“I was raised to be altruistic, to always help people and make the world a better place. Home Instead provided an environment to do those things. I want to give back; I’m blessed with a job I enjoy. I was helping people – functionally and emotionally – in my former occupation,” Read more....
Melinda joined owner Kelly Hutchison’s award-winning Home Instead Senior Care® franchise in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, five years ago. The idea of senior care first sparked 16 years ago when Melinda was a hospital oncology patient care attendant while taking nursing classes. Read more...
Harriet joined Home Instead Senior Care in February 2008 after hearing about the franchise from a co-worker. “We were working for a home-health care company. I wanted to find another job at the time, and I am glad I found Home Instead Senior Care. They understand me and listen to me. The lines of communication are good,” she said. Read more...
Most important, the CAREGiver of the Month expresses compassion, empathy and a nurturing spirit, the most critical of all communication skills. In other words, Olga doesn’t have to say much to her clients in order for them to understand how she feels about them. Read more...
Connie, a CAREGiver of the Month who joined Home Instead Senior Care ® in Elk Grove Village in October 2016, said: “I still read the sign in my home every morning, and its message is good for CAREGivers and family caregivers.” Read more...
It came as no surprise when Kenyatta Sims was honored as the August CAREGiver of the Month by owner Kelly Hutchison’s award-winning Home Instead Senior Care ® franchise in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Read More...
In September 2017, Renee joined owner Kelly Hutchison’s award-winning Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. “I’ve loved every minute of it,” said Renee, who was honored as CAREGiver of the Month in August 2018. Read more...
Asked how she developed the heart of a CAREGiver, Rose pointed to an unforgettable period in her life when she was hospitalized at age 10 for rheumatic fever. “I went to a hospital March 5, 1968, and was moved to La Rabida Children’s Hospital for 3½ months. Read more...
pointed out that since she was a young child, she has loved being a caregiver.
“I was never a family caregiver with my grandparents, but our family always was
helping people. Professional senior care is a new avenue, although I had
volunteered at senior centers,” she said. Read more...
At Home Instead, I felt I could make a difference for someone, and perhaps
I could be assigned to help someone like my grandma. Of course, I count my
mother as a best friend, but both grandmothers were also best friends and
blessings to me,” Cassie added. Read more...
Carol-Anne married and moved after the 2½-year client-CAREGiver relationship,
both were sad. She remained in contact and visited her former client after she
was hospitalized. “She told me, ‘Carol-Anne, I don’t want you to go.’ I knew
her time was short, and I stayed as long as I could,” she recalled. Two years
ago, the 78-year-old former client passed away. “Clients and CAREGivers can
become so attached. I will always
remember her. I keep a picture of her in my room. She was one of a kind,” the
CAREGiver said, her voice tinged with emotion. Read more...
Suzy’s immigration from
her native Mongolia to America was truly an eventful chapter in her life. The
first leg of Suzy’s trip ended at the Beijing, China, airport, where she
scurried to find her flight to the United States. But that was Sept. 11, 2001,
in America, the infamous day of the commercial airline terrorist attacks in New
York City and Washington, D.C. When Suzy tried to board her plane, she was turned
away because air travel to the United States had been halted. Read more...
Maria’s heritage consists
of Native American roots, as well as blood lines that can be traced to people
from the Portuguese islands and the Celtics from the Iron Age Highlands of northern
Britain and Islands of Scotland. Her innate personality and passed-down family
knowledge and wisdom have meshed to create a compassionate and “can-do” person.
Maria has been called “a Renaissance Woman” by family members, friends and
acquaintances because she can repair just about anything, from a person’s
psyche to a car carburetor. Read more...
Please join us in congratulating Charlotte E. as our October 2016 CAREGiver of the Month. Charlotte is a live-in care giver. She has been with us for almost 2 years. Charlotte lives in Glendale Heights. She is from Ghana, Africa and she has seven siblings. Two of them live in the United States and the others still reside in Ghana.
Charlotte has had a passion for care giving since she was a young girl. She has always enjoyed caring for others. She was a care giver for several family members while growing up. Charlotte cared for her Grandmother when she became ill. Her grandmother always told her how much she appreciated the respect that she gave her. To Charlotte, the most important aspect of care giving is respect. She always looks forward to meeting new clients and taking care of any client that she is given.
Thank you for all you do! Congratulations, Charlotte!
Please join us in congratulating Ela K. as our November CAREGiver of the Month. Ela is an hourly care giver and has been with us for 1.5 years. She came to the United States from Poland 22 years ago with her husband and her son. Her son is 29 years old. Ela likes to travel back to Poland whenever she is able to. Ela has one sister and her sister is the inspiration for why she is now a care giver. Her sister took care of her mother who was very ill while Ela was in the United States.
Ela worked with a client privately until the client passed away. When her client passed away the client's family told Ela about Home Instead Senior Care. Ela lives in Bloomingdale. She enjoys taking care of seniors and likes to hear the stories that they have to share. Ela's favorite aspect of care giving is that she is able to give clients her undivided attention while she is with them. Thank you for all that you do! Congratulations, Ela!
Congratulations to our September 2016 CAREGiver of the month, Gregg W. Gregg is an hourly care giver. He has been with us for exactly one year this month! Gregg and his wife live in Roselle. He has three children and 5 grandchildren. Growing up Gregg's parents taught him what they considered two of the most valuable things, respect and kindness. Gregg heard about our company having care giving positions available and wanted to try something new. He enjoys meeting new clients and listening to all of the stories that they share with him. Thank you for all that you do!
Please join us in congratulating Mark C. as our CAREGiver of the month for August 2016. This month's award is a first: Mark C is the first 2-time CGOM Winner!
Mark is an hourly care giver. He has been with us for 9 years. Mark was working for a printer company before he decided he wanted to try something new. He grew up in Illinois with his 3 siblings. Growing up Mark enjoyed helping out around the house. He enjoyed cleaning and other chores. His father had Dementia and he took care of him daily. He helped his father do the physical therapy exercises that his doctor recommended he do at home. Mark enjoyed helping his father and found that he really enjoyed helping others.
He loves hearing his clients' stories and gains a lot of wonderful knowledge from them. Mark always has a friendly word for his staffer and keeps the office updated on his clients. Thank you for all that you do, Mark!
Please join us in congratulating Mae F. as our CAREGiver of the month for July 2016. Mae is an hourly care giver. She has been with us for almost 6 months. Mae's love for care giving comes from inside her heart. Care giving goes back to her childhood. Mae has spent her entire life being a care giver. As a child she would spend her summers voluntarily taking care of elderly relatives who needed extra help. While her friends would spend their summers playing, Mae wanted to spend hers helping others. Mae grew up in Iran and moved to Europe with her daughter in 1994. They moved to the United States in 2000. Mae received her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate in 2007. Communication is very important to Mae and she loves communicating with her clients. Thank you for all that you do, Mae!
Please join us in congratulating Diane S. as our CAREGiver of the month for June 2016. Diane is an hourly care giver. In just a few short months, she will have her 10-year anniversary with us! Diane was referred to our company in 2006 by a friend. At that time she had never worked as a care giver before. From the moment that Diane had her very first client with us, she knew she had found her passion. She loves to help others and has become very passionate about seniors.
Please join us in congratulating Jermel G. as our CAREGiver of the month for April 2016. Jermel is an hourly CAREGiver and has been with us since October 2015. Jermel was born in Chicago, IL. She moved to the suburbs when she was 9. She grew up in Bartlett and Aurora. Jermel has 5 siblings and is part of a large family. Her family members always come to her for support and advice. She has always had the title of the caregiver in her family.
Previously, Jermel worked at Friendship Village as an Activity Leader. She is very passionate about seniors and loves how much she learns each day from her client. Every day that she sees the smile on her client's face she is filled with joy. Her clients have had such a positive impact on her life that she says she would love to have this be her career forever. Jermel's mother-in-law referred her to us and we couldn't be happier!
Please join us in congratulating Valia T. as our CAREGiver of the month for May 2016.
Please join us in congratulating Rachel S. as our CAREGiver of the month for March. Rachel is an hourly caregiver who been with us for more than 10 years! Rachel was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She loves to make everyone around her laugh and smile, which she really is great at! While living in Texas, Rachel met her husband. Rachel and her husband moved to Palatine the day of their wedding! She has 3 children who are living as far away as Japan. She loves being a mother but she now has the time to put her all into care giving! When Rachel moved to Palatine she began visiting a dear friend’s mother daily at a local nursing home. She would spend time with her with her only hope being to brighten her day! Rachel says working with Home Instead is “not a job, it’s truly the love that we give seniors that is so rewarding”. It is her passion, love, and enthusiasm that makes her such a wonderful care giver! CONGRATULATIONS, RACHEL!
Please join us in congratulating Linda W. as our CAREGiver of the Month for February 2016. Linda has been with us for 5 years. Linda was born in Tennessee and moved to Chicago when she was 12, and she kept her beautiful southern accent all these years! CAREGiving is her second career, although it comes naturally to her. Her first career was in art, but when her employer went bankrupt, her minister advised her to do something with people, as she always made people smile. Linda found Home Instead Senior Care and hasn’t looked back! Recently Linda has suffered personal loss. But her client and her client’s family were never impacted. Linda is a tremendous professional, a loving CAREGiver and we are lucky to have her. Congratulations on this award, Linda!
Please join us in congratulating Amo K.as our CAREGiver of the Month for January!
Amo is a very hard worker and excellent CAREGiver. Our clients love him and we value him as a dedicated CAREGiver and employee. We are proud to present the January CAREGiver of the Month to you. Thank you for all you do, Amo.
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