CAREGiver of the Year Nominee - Jane

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Dear CAREGiver of the Year Team:

It is with great pleasure and pride that I, along with Curt, nominate our CG of the Year, Jane Smoak!

Jane has been a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver since February of 2014 and has provided nearly 3,000 hours of senior service hours to date.  Prior to joining us, Jane was the primary caregiver for her own parents and eventually for three of her husband’s family members as well. 

When asked about those to whom she provides care, Jane so eloquently says, “They all want to stay independent and feel valued for who they are, not for what their bodies can no longer do.  I found that I could be an extension of their abilities and that with communication, together, we could accomplish most of what brings meaning to their lives and have fun doing it as well!” 

Aside from caregiving, Jane has many interests such as raising guide dogs, gardening, and photographic artistry.  She describes herself as a life-long learner and loves to listen to the stories that her clients have to tell about the amazing and inspirational lives they have lived. 

One of Jane’s clients says of Jane, “For over a year now, Jane has been my ever-helpful friend and made my life more comfortable and mentally stimulating.  While we work together on various tasks, we enjoy conversations on world events, science, current events and a number of other topics.  The time goes so quickly, and the day is over before I realize it!  Then I must wait for Jane’s next visit to enjoy another day together.”

As owners, we so appreciate Jane, not only for the outstanding care she provides to clients, but also for the professional manner in which she represents us.  Her compassion, communication skills, reliability, integrity and intelligence all combine to make her an excellent choice for CAREGiver of the Year, and we are so proud to have her on our team! 

Thank you.

Holly Foust


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