of Katie’s clients loves her award-winning CAREGiver because Katie takes the
time to patiently listen to her words, which come out slowly and sometimes
slurred because of the effects of a stroke. A compassionate, patient listener –
asked about her client’s tribute, Katie replied: “This job isn’t for just
anybody, but I know this is where I belong. I’ve been with five or six clients,
and they all have been wonderful. It is an honor for me to work with Home
Care®. I enjoy working for the company, and it
has been everything I thought it would be.”
reflects her mother’s love and compassion. Her mom, who died last December at
age 97, took care of their neighborhood’s needy seniors for many years as a
young Katie tagged along. “It was a rewarding experience to be with Mom when
she helped people. She also fed the neighborhood children who went hungry.
Those memories are so fresh in my heart,” said Katie, who joined the Home
Instead Senior Care franchise in Metairie that serves New Orleans and Jefferson
Parish in July 2014.
of Katie’s clients cannot sustain memories of their CAREGiver because of
dementia, but that’s OK. “When I come in, I always introduce
myself in a friendly manner, saying, ‘Hi, I am Katie.’ They will see a
familiar, smiling face and maybe put a name with me for the start of the day.
It does not matter if they forget my name – they know my face. I keep them safe
and comfortable but also give them their dignity and as much independence as
of Katie’s friends – a former co-worker in a school – recommended Home Instead
to Katie, and CAREGiver Development Specialist Fay Kelting is glad she did. Fay
said: “Katie just stands out, even during her first week of training. I could
immediately see that she is just an outstanding individual. She always has a
beautiful smile and is always joyful. Her clients just love her.”
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