Client’s Strong Faith Made Impression on Phyllis

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​Two-time CAREGiver of the Month Phyllis Bordynoski has never had "a routine client" during nearly 10 years of service, including her time with Home Instead Senior Care® of Birmingham since April 2, 2009. Phyllis, who also worked for Home Instead Senior Care in Gilbert, Arizona, before returning to her native Michigan, regards all clients as unique.

When pressed for an extraordinary memory as a Home Instead CAREGiver, Phyllis recalled "feeling as if she was in the presence of angels" whenever her shift ended with a bedridden senior.

"The client had absolutely kept her faith in the face of her dire circumstances. I was there helping her, and it was breathtaking," Phyllis recalled. "For two hours a shift and twice a week, it was a spiritual time. I thought about my client, 'How do you do this, stay so strong?' It was genuine.

"We would play her favorite hymns, and we would sing and talk about her faith. She had run a successful child-care business, positively impacted hundreds or thousands of people and felt she had led a blessed life. There were nights when I felt we were joined by the Lord Himself. One night when I wasn't there, she slipped away to be with the Lord with her family nearby."

Phyllis noted her lifetime of work with various jobs always has been in service for people in one way or another. "But this is the only job where I will take something away from it. Helping seniors and their families is fulfilling. Eventually in life, you find what you like to do best. I will admit it can be physically and emotionally draining, but you develop a bond with clients and their families that never leaves you," Phyllis said.​

Home Instead CAREGivers, who are screened, trained, bonded and insured, provide a variety of in-home services to help keep seniors independent. For inquiries about employment with Home Instead Senior Care, please call (248) 203-2273 or email Anne Monaghan at anne.monaghan@homeinstead. For further information about the company, visit, or to learn more about the company's services link to a digital brochure at


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