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2016 CAREGiver of the Year - Linda B.

2016 CAREGiver of the Year - Linda B.
When asked, “what do you enjoy most about CAREGiving”, Linda stated, “knowing I can help make a client’s day go smoother.”

 
What an understatement! Linda’s Home Instead journey began in 2006 working for a franchise in Bellevue, Washington. After 7 years in the Bellevue office, we were lucky enough to have Linda join us here in Central Oregon in 2013.

Linda has skillfully and compassionately cared for a wide range of clients with various life challenging issues from dementia to end of life care.  She meets every challenge with the “angelic” grace and serenity with which her clients describe her.

2015 CAREGiver of the Year - Martha

2015 CAREGiver of the Year - Martha

Martha lives by her motto “as long as I am living, and they are alive, I can make a difference”. 

Martha freely shares her smile, good nature, and passion for serving others. If you have a chance to speak with Martha, it soon becomes clear how special she is not only as a CAREGiver, but as a person. Martha’s has been known to dance with her clients, participate in water aerobics, and sing to them when they need comfort.  

We are so blessed to have Martha on our team of CAREgivers. She truly represents a person that passionately serves others.​

2014 CAREGiver of the Year - Richard

2014 CAREGiver of the Year - Richard  Being a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver is Richard’s “retirement” career. Richard had already given so much to the world, especially defending our country as a Marine in Vietnam, that taking some time for himself would have been completely acceptable. But Richard has too much to give, and the Home Instead clients he serves are so thankful that he gives it to them. Richard will be the first to tell you that he is doing this work to “pay it forward”. He knows that someday he may be just like some of these clients he helps, and he hopes that the compassion, gentleness and care he gives now will be given to him then.

“Richard exemplifies caregiving.” Client, Bob G.

“If ever someone should be rewarded for his or her passion for others, it would be extremely rare to find anyone more deserving than Richard “Sarge” Spears”. Client, Frank F.

2013 CAREGiver of the Year - Dan

2013 CAREGiver of the Year - Dan

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.


2012 CAREGiver of the Year - Jeannie

2012 CAREGiver of the Year - Jeannie

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.


2011 CAREGiver of the Year - Linda

2011 CAREGiver of the Year - Linda

In her 3 years as a CAREGiver with Home Instead, our 2011 CAREGiver of the Year has had a significant impact on the lives of literally dozens of people including the staff at the office. There are just no words to adequately describe her value as a CAREGiver and a person.

She is always thinking of new things to try with her clients to keep their minds and bodies active. She will buy games, puzzles and even has tea parties with them. She communicates with the office regarding her clients in a professional manner, and makes sure we are well informed of her client's conditions. She is a problem solver and a team player. She is quick to provide recognition about a job well done by her fellow CAREGivers too. We are truly blessed to have someone like her to count on!

Lori Says: She is an outstanding CAREGiver who not only takes great care of her clients, but also follows all of the policies and procedures. I trust her completely.

Gwen Says: She is exceptional to work with. She always calls her hours in immediately after shift and is excellent at communicating any concerns with the office staff. She is upbeat and represents HISC in a professional manner.

Please join me in CONGRATULATING OUR 2011 CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR Linda.

2010 CAREGiver of the Year - Pat

2010 CAREGiver of the Year - Pat

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. ​


2009 CAREGiver of the Year - Larry

2009 CAREGiver of the Year - Larry

​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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