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A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care you and your family. 

Home Instead, Inc. recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award.

This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a sense of pride and rewards their hard work, compassionate care and service to others.

July 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Judee A.

July 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Judee A.

In July 2017, Judee joined the Home Instead Senior Care franchise that serves Minneapolis and eight western suburbs. She made an immediate impact at the award-winning franchise owned by John and Kathleen Stuck. Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Jessica Kraus said Judee was a wonderful addition because she takes an interest in learning about her clients’ interests and routines. In July 2019, the franchise shined its CAREGiver Spotlight on Judee. Read More...


June 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Carmen

June 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Carmen

​"I absolutely love working for Home Instead. It has the best office support, with incredible people and clients. Everyone is top-notch. They are the most wonderful, caring, loving people." Read more...


May 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Marlene T.

May 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Marlene T.

Marlene’s empathetic touch for those in need was evident long before she joined Home Instead Senior Care of Minneapolis in March 2017. Marlene has served as a fulltime paraprofessional for special-education elementary students for 20 years. During the school year, she works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. “I’ve been a caregiver my whole life, no matter what the age of the person is. I work at both ends of the life cycle. For both groups, I am always ready to learn fresh things to help them,” Marlene said. Read More...


February 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Sue O.

February 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Sue O.

​Sue Olson has worked in the senior-services industry for 35 years. In 2003, she joined Home Instead Senior Care® of Minneapolis as a CAREGiver to earn extra income for college tuition as she pursued a degree. Sue, remaining full time with her senior-services job, never stopped being a CAREGiver because her heart never allowed her to do so. Read More...


January 2019 CAREGiver Spotlight - Ken

January 2019 CAREGiver Spotlight - Ken

This is Ken’s second tenure with the same Home Instead Senior Care office, having rejoined the franchise in September 2016. For a short time 24 years ago, he worked as a CAREGiver and had a memorable experience. “My only regular client was a lady who was in a nursing home, and I was there for companionship and transportation. She had a degree in art, so I learned more about arts and crafts than you ever can imagine. I took her to arts and crafts shows,” Ken recalled. Read More...


November 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Ava

November 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Ava

Before joining Home Instead Senior Care, Ava had never done in-home care. “I had worked at hospitals and nursing homes. With nursing homes, there are lots of residents, sometimes as many as 20 on a shift if you are short-staffed. If you work overnight shifts, there are many more residents to cover,” said Ava, a native of Jamaica who first settled in Delaware before moving to Minnesota in 2011. She found Home Instead online. “Back in Jamaica, I helped with the care of my great-grandmother, who died in 1989 at age 101.” Read More...


October 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Janice

October 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Janice

​During Home Instead Senior Care training, Janice got the idea for trying music therapy, and she turned to her old cassette player. CAREGiver and client would listen to 1930s music after the client showered. “She loved the songs because they were from her era, and I like that period music, too" Read more...


September 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Marianne

September 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Marianne

​Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Jessica Kraus said: "Our September CAREGiver Spotlight shines on Marianne. She is a tremendous example of what we honor most at Home Instead Senior Care® of Minneapolis. It is her professionalism, her desire to continue to educate herself on her client's condition, as well as her empathy and work ethic that shine brightly. Her work with her client has been amazing and has enhanced his ability to remain independent and active within his social networks. Read more...


June 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Dolly

June 2018 CAREGiver Spotlight - Dolly

Dolly has had a full-time job with the same care community for the past 17 years. She often works nights for Home Instead or sometimes schedules her full-time job hours as the care community’s Lead Receptionist to dovetail with her work for the Home Instead franchise owned by John and Kathleen Stuck. Read more...


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