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A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care of you and your family. 

We reward our CAREGivers with 3 different CAREGiver of the Month awards, the CAREGiver of the Year award, and the Caring Heart award to show our appreciation for all they do. Home Instead, Inc. also recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award.

This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a sense of pride and rewards their hard work, compassionate care, and service to others.

We are thrilled to introduce our 2016 CAREGiver of the Year -    Crystal McMahon​!

An introduction was made in 2007 between Crystal and a kind husband and wife that would be her new clients.  Unbeknownst to her at that moment, Crystal would soon learn that she would become the partner and confident of Mrs. Smith as she navigated the challenging journey of her husband transitioning to a higher level of care at a local healthcare facility. Fast forward nine years, Crystal continues to nurture this journey as she drives Mrs. Smith to visit with her husband every day. Understanding her client and anticipating her client’s needs are what makes this partnership a lifeline for Mrs. Smith.

We are honored to serve seniors with outstanding CAREGivers like Crystal. ​

We are thrilled to introduce our 2017 Caring Heart Award winner - Betty Hughes​!

The Caring Heart award was created many years ago by Don Wells Sr., the original owner of our local Home Instead Senior Care office. Don always looked for the best in people and wanted to recognize those CAREGivers that showed exceptional compassion when caring for their clients; thus creating the Caring Heart award.

Huges caring heart 2017.jpgBetty Hughes is a perfect example of a compassionate CAREGiver that does her work with a "Caring Heart".  Betty serves a client that often needs a quiet environment and lots of reassurance that she is safe.  Betty has become an expert on interpreting her client's needs and meeting those needs by delivering a tranquil environment or saying the perfect words.  The client's brother says, "Betty is patient with her, exceedingly kind, and seems to know instinctively when to assist [her] with a task or when to encourage her to do the task herself. When my sister suffers anxiety attacks, Betty is able to calm her with soothing words and gentle caresses. [She] trusts Betty, who returns that trust with affection and respect. I thank God that my sister's world has Betty Hughes in it".  We are grateful for the talents Betty uses to make a positive difference in this client's world.  Betty's "Caring Heart" is what makes her an awesome CAREGiver and this year's recipient of The Caring Heart award. 

CAREGivers of the Month

Our office awards three separate awards each month: Above & Beyond, Everyday Excellence, and Helping Hand.

Above & Beyond awards are given to CAREGivers who have gone above & beyond for their client.  We hear stories of something that a CAREGiver has done for their client that far exceeds the office expectations.  This shows the exceptional relationships our CAREGivers have developed with their clients.

Everyday Excellence awards are given to CAREGivers with regular schedules and that do not miss assignments.  They are counted on every day, every week to be at their assignments and take care of their clients.

Helping Hand awards are given to CAREGivers who have gone out of their way to help the office schedulers fill assignments.  They are willing to take on extra responsibility to make sure clients are taken care of.

Mary - Everyday Excellence

Mary - Everyday Excellence

Mary began serving seniors with Home Instead Senior Care almost one year ago.  She has faithfully and skillfully helped one specific client since December of last year.  She was with him even on Christmas Eve and Christmas day last year.  This client has many unique routines and ways of doing tasks for him and Mary has persevered and learned them all which makes this client very happy.  Mary, we are grateful for the Excellent care you give this client every day that you are with him.

Betty - Helping Hand

Betty - Helping Hand

CAREGivers help in lots of ways.  They help clients with many of their needs.  They help clients' family members by their faithfulness and commitment.  They help office staff by answering our emails and calls and saying, "yes to our request".  This past month, Betty helped the office staff by going to her neighbor's door and waking them up.  Now that might seem odd, but Betty's neighbor is one of our CAREGivers who had overslept and was missing her assignment.  We are grateful for Betty's help and the CAREGiver that was awakened was glad not to miss her assignment.  Thanks, Betty!

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