"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
I am a native Oregonian. I was born and raised in Southern Oregon, and
moved to Bend about 5 years ago. I enjoy running, swimming, spending
time with friends and family and activities with my church family. I
started working for Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in April of
2009 and was shortly after invited to join the office team as the
Receptionist. I get to work with a team of amazing people while still
enjoying visits with and, at times, getting to care for the clients that
I love so much. Working for Home Instead has been the most rewarding
job I have had during my short career!
My name is Abby. I moved to Bend in 2008 from my home state of Colorado.
I started working for Home Instead in the fall of that same year as a
CAREGiver. I never pictured myself in the field, but soon learned that I
had the heart of a CAREGiver. I have worked with many different clients
over the years and each one of them has brought a unique experience to
my life. I am now working in the office and really enjoy getting to know
all the clients and caregivers who make our company so outstanding.
Outside of work I take pleasure in all that Central Oregon has to offer.
Hiking, fishing, camping, and snow sports are some of my favorite
pastimes. I’m very appreciative for the opportunity to work with Home
Hi, I’m Karen. I am a native Oregonian born and raised in Prineville. I have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
I also have a very spoiled mini Doxy named Rudy.
I started working as a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care in 2011, after caring for my mother for 3 ½ yrs.
Working with seniors is a very rewarding occupation and I enjoy it very
much. I feel honored to say that I am now a part of the office staff and
am also enjoying that very much.
Spending time with my family is my main priority. I like to read a lot, mostly mystery and suspense novels.
I also like to watch scary movies. When I have the chance I like to go
camping and 4-wheeling.I also like to work in the yard planting flowers
and pulling weeds.
I am thrilled to be part of the Home Instead team. I have been a nurse for nearly four decades and caregiving is my passion. I have worked in neurosurgery, psychiatry, medicine, home health and emergency, and as a college instructor. I love people and service to them which led me to several years in seminary.
I am a native of the Adirondack Mountains, but spent most of my life in Seattle where I raised two sons, who are now parents. I am blessed with four grandchildren with whom I cherish hiking, paddling & skiing.
I also have an MFA in creative writing & have published poems & essays which have become part of my memoir-in- progress.
I moved to Oregon in June of 2016 with my 4 kids from Southern California to begin a new adventure here in the PNW. I was with the Home Instead Senior Care family in my home town for almost 4years. I have enjoyed the diversity of Oregon with all the great people and events there is to offer. I was so happy to find that Home Instead Senior Care Bend is close to my new home and I became a CAREgiver shortly after we arrived to Bend. I have enjoyed caring for our seniors in the community and I am privileged and honored to continue serving our seniors in our community as well as our fantastic Caregivers.
I have over 12 years in the medical field both emergency and non-emergency. I have a passion for helping members in our community and a deep passion for helping our elders who need care. My goal and mission here at HISC is to serve our CAREGivers and give them the tools they need to help our clients and their families in the community.
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