There is a spiritual aspect to Nancy Jones' job with Home Instead Senior Care® of Birmingham, Michigan.
"God has enabled me to help people, so I am doing it," said the CAREGiver of the Month. "Senior care comes from my heart, and I try to do the things for them that they cannot do," said the native of Bolivar, Tennessee, who joined Home Instead in November 2013.
"I love helping people because it is so rewarding. You are not only helping a senior, but you are helping their family members who cannot be with them because of work or other reasons. I love it when I come home for the day knowing that I have helped someone, made them happy or made life a little bit easier for them."
Asked about her faith, Nancy said: "It is very strong. Some clients have asked me to pray for them, including one who could not walk very well and was very depressed.
"A lot of times," she added, "seniors just need someone to listen to them. When I start my shifts, I go right to work with the tasks that need to be done, but one senior, who has passed away, sometimes would say, 'Nancy, would you sit down and talk with me, just pray with me?' The senior would do the praying, and I would listen. It was a comfort for him to have me there with him."
For Nancy, feelings of admiration and respect can be felt in every aspect of her job. "I appreciate Home Instead, and it feels good to be appreciated by them," she said. "The office staff members are helpful and answer any questions. They are very good to work with – this is a very good company. Our owner, Bert Copple, is a remarkable man who is a compassionate boss. He is very caring about his clients and his CAREGivers."
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 http://www.homeinstead.com/283/Pages/HomeInsteadSeniorCare.aspx, or to learn more about the company's services link to a digital brochure at http://www.hisc283.digbro.com/.
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