Sometimes the stars align amazingly for a Home Instead Senior Care® franchise and its office staff during the important process of matching a CAREGiver to a client. That happened about six months ago after CAREGiver Mary Ann Vertin stepped out of an illustrious nursing career, retired, joined Home Instead and was paired with a client who needed Mary Ann's specialized expertise. Read More...
Self-deprecating humor is an art form, and CAREGiver of the Month Kay Stokes is a master. Kay never turns down the opportunity to poke fun at herself if it will get a laugh from her clients. "I can throw myself under the bus. Laughing is good medicine. I want the clients to be happy that I am there," said Kay, who assists seniors on behalf of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Minneapolis and eight western suburbs. Read More...
"As far as we're concerned, Sue's story is a wonderful one. She works full time within the health-care continuum and also has worked for Home Instead Senior Care since 2003 because of her passion for seniors. She has a professional presentation of service, a kind and compassionate heart and has had many long-term client assignments," said Jessica Kraus, recruitment and retention coordinator for the award-winning franchise owned by John and Kathleen Stuck. Read More...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...