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May 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Goldie M.

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Home Instead Honors Goldie as CAREGiver of the MonthMay 2019 CAREGiver of the Month - Goldie M.

CAREGiver of the Month Goldie Moody’s compassion has been evident since May 1, 2015, the day when she started with Home Instead Senior Care® of Winchester.

Goldie won a Hand and Heart Award since joining the award-winning franchise that serves the Northern Shenandoah Valley. It was no surprise when Goldie was honored as the May CAREGiver of the Month. “To be honest,” she said, “I don’t go looking for honors. I just want to do my best job helping others.”

By expertly handling many tasks, Goldie and other CAREGivers not only assist their clients, but they help their families eliminate worry, reduce stress and re-establish personal freedom.

Goldie talked about one of her previous jobs before coming to Home Instead Senior Care. “I worked in a memory-care unit at least 9 to 9½ years in Maine. They needed the help,” Goldie recalled. “I also worked in a memory-care unit after I came to Virginia, but after a while I did not feel comfortable there. The shift to Home Instead has been a good one.”

Goldie is a member of a 24/7 CAREGiver team and has helped a couple for about three years. “The shifts can be demanding, dementia, confusion, Parkinson’s disease and mobility being among some of the challenges. Consistency is important, so we try to keep the same team members. I work with them three days a week. There is a little bit of everything that goes into caregiving,” she said.

Goldie serves a regular client, who fought for his country in the military. The client has dementia and cancer. The client has been on and off hospice status, and Goldie feels honored to serve the military veteran.

She praised the Home Instead Senior Care office members, especially singling out the schedulers. “I don’t envy them because scheduling is such a nightmare,” she said.

“Matchups and consistency are key because many clients aren’t welcoming to someone they don’t know. I don’t blame them because it is their home. It’s a big transition to have someone come into your home. It is challenging, not only for the CAREGiver but the client as well,” explained Goldie, who said she wants to keep going as a CAREGiver as long as possible. “No one knows the future, but I will keep doing it if I can perform my duties safely and efficiently.”

All Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured. For inquiries about employment, please call (540) 722-8750 or apply online. For further information about our home care services, please visit Home Instead Senior Care .


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