Brandy has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care for almost three years now and has worked well over 1,000 hours. Brandy is adored by all of her clients and she represents Home Instead in the most positive manner. She helps a lot of our Options clients and makes sure that they are in a well-kept environment.Not only is Brandy an exceptional CAREGiver and always helps pick up hours when she can but she also goes to school and takes care of her children. She has completed the Alzheimer's training and is a driving force to keep her clients safe and aging gracefully. Brandy's dedication to her clients, to Home Instead and to her career is why she is June's 2015 CAREGiver of the Month. Congratulations Brandy, you deserve it!
Mary Lou Walters has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care for nine years now. During that time, she has provided nearly 8,000 hours of compassionate care to all her clients and shown a special touch for those on hospice. She is a dedicated Home Instead employee, having even referred several clients during her tenure. Not only is she a devoted CAREGiver to seniors, but also is a caregiver for her granddaughter when she is off the clock. She takes a genuine interest in her clients and cares so much that they become family. When we approached Mary Lou to be our CAREGiver advocate for our spot on 19 Actions News, she didn't hesitate one bit. When the news crew arrived at her client's house, she was "dressed to impress" in her Home Instead polo and khakis. Her camera presence was remarkable; you would have thought she was a professional! With that said Home Instead is proud to honor Mary Lou Walters as the CAREGiver of the Month for March 2015. Congratulations Mary Lou, you deserve it!
Congratulations, Alvena Gribble, our CAREGiver of the Year for 2014. Hired in 2007, Alvena is within shouting distance of providing 10,000 hours of high quality service to her clients. Nice work!
She has helped many clients over the years and taken on lots of challenges. But it's not the hours or tough cases that earned Alvena this award. These words from a client family member explain everything:
"Alvena was not just a 'caregiver,' she became a member of our family. She treated dad, and all of us, with kindness, respect, care and compassion, and most of all, love. Dad left earth for heaven, holding Alvena's hand. There can be no greater testament to Alvena deserving to be Caregiver of The Year than this example of her loving care." Congratulations, Alvena!
The CAREGiver of the Month for November is Mille Beltran Mille started in July of last year and has provided approximately 1,300 hours of kind, conscientious care. Most of Millie's care has been provided to just one client. Of, course, she provided great care to this client, but she also saved her life. What?? Well, possibly. The client was released from the hospital and after being home for a few days, exhibited troubling symptoms. Concerned, Millie reviewed the client's meds and found one of the new prescriptions was wrong! Wow, good eye! When you become CAREGivers here, we ask you to be "detectives" for your clients. Well, Millie has taken this to heart. For that and all she does, we congratulate Mille Beltran, CAREGiver of the Month.
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