Dan's dedication and hard work is evident on every shift, and extends beyond the care he gives each client. In every care situation he demonstrates patience, making his clients feel comfortable while they are allowed to maintain their dignity and maximize their comfort level. He also addresses the needs of client families and provides peace of mind. Dan has cared for some clients in very challenging situations, requiring a great deal of skill. Dedication in spite of very little appreciation is such a perfect description of Dan. In addition to his work at Home Instead Senior Care, he cares for his wife who is disabled and is involved in raising his grandson, all while working two other jobs. Our HISC staff and clients value Dan's work ethic and the support he gives, which is why he was named CAREGiver of the Year.Lori Says: Dan’s dedication to working hard is evident on every shift with our clients. Dan has cared for some clients in very difficult situations, requiring a great deal of skill. His dedication extends beyond the care he provides to our clients and he truly become a caregiver to the entire family.Eric and Maureen Say: Dan has comforted our family by being so thorough in his care, and also by being the rock on which we can and do depend and rely on. He has helped me to great lengths as well, willingly doing everything I ask and more without hesitation.
In her 3 ½ years as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care, our 2012 CAREGiver of the Year has had a significant impact on the lives of dozens of people including the staff at the office. She has served several clients with grace and class.She is skilled enough to help somebody who needs 24 hour care but does not take the lighter side of caregiving any less seriously. She does all her work with the upmost love and compassion regardless of the level of care. She adjusts as her client's needs change and has stepped in to help families through the toughest end-of-life situations. When a family may need a shoulder to cry on, she lovingly offers hers.We are truly blessed to have someone like Jeannie on our CAREGiving team. Congratulations on your award!Todd Says: She is an outstanding CAREGiver who not only takes great care of her clients, but she does it with the upmost professionalism and class. I know whatever challenges Home Instead faces in the future, she will be there to help us through.Lori Says: This special lady has a gift that she gives freely and with grace. All of us should be so blessed to have someone like her lovingly care for us in our final years.
Our CAREGiver of the Year for 2010 is Pat Baker. We believe that she was born to care for others, regardless of how challenging a condition might be. Pat stands by her clients' sides through the good times and the difficult times, bringing her sunny disposition and demeanor to almost any situation. Pat continuously goes above and beyond the expected. Her dedication to her clients is evident in the quality of care that she provides and in her interactions with the other members of our team. Each interaction with Pat is refreshing, and it encourages us to know that she is representing Home Instead in such a positive way.
Our 2009 CAREGiver of the Year is Larry Kogovsek. Larry has had a positive impact on each of the clients for whom he provides care, and the families of those clients agree. For one client in particular who had suffered from a debilitating stroke, Larry set up a vision chart in the client's home with letters and numbers in a circular pattern to help his client's vision and mind work together. Because Larry was present athis client's doctors appointments, he could provide activities at home to help his client with his recovery. It's that kind of compassion and willingness to do whatever it takes for his clients that makes Larry one in a million.
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