(Started in August 2005)Families want their aging loved ones to be comfortable, happy, and to have the desires of their hearts. Loving family members often promise to keep their parents and grandparents in the comfort of home for as long as possible - maybe even until the end of life. Our goal at Home Instead Senior Care is help families keep that "promise of home." Our greatest reward comes from providing families with reliable, trained, and compassionate CAREGivers they can trust. As the franchise owner, I am personally invested in making sure every contact with Home Instead is a positive one. To us, it's personal. I set the tone for all my employees to follow with my enduring commitment to quality, respect, and client satisfaction.
Before I joined Home Instead, I had a management role at a different in-home care agency in the area. After a few years there, I felt limited from making the true difference for people that my heart desired. A co-worker had applied at Home Instead and told me how different it was there. My "aha moment" was finding Home Instead's core values listed on a job posting: To honor God in all we do; To treat each other with dignity and respect; To encourage growth in ourselves and others; and To build value in our service to others. I was so encouraged to find an agency whose values matched my own! Now, as a leader of the Home Instead team in Beaverton, I work closely with Mike to ensure that everything we do makes a difference in the lives of our clients and CAREGivers.
Taking care of people has been something I’ve been passionate about ever since I was a little girl. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and have worked in pediatrics for 12 years and then in Sports Medicine for 4 years. Relating to clients on a personal level, coming to them where they are, and bringing them to a better place brings absolute joy to me. I am an outgoing, positive, and energetic person who loves to connect with all types of people. I have 2 grown children that are still the center of my universe. I love to hike, I actively CrossFit, and I enjoy doing anything that involves being in a social environment. I am so blessed to work for Home Instead Senior care. This company and the amazing service provided here is beyond anything I’ve experienced in the medical field over the past 16 years. I am honored to say that I work for Home Instead, and I’m excited to serve the seniors in our community.
Growing up I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. She
took me everywhere she went. Senior exercise classes and events were a large
part of Grammy’s life, so from a very young age, I was surrounded with the most
experienced population of people. I always loved their stories about how things
were for them as younger people and the journeys they had taken. I have always
been pulled to health care in some capacity, and I’ve worked with insurance
companies, health care agencies, and hospitals. When I was in college, I felt
the pull to help with the generation I was so comfortable and familiar with.
So, I worked with a home care agency in California as a caregiver, scheduler,
and human resource assistant. When the opportunity presented itself to get back
into the field with Home Instead Senior Care, I could not resist. I have truly
enjoyed my time with our fantastic staff and clients. I feel I have found my
I worked as a CAREGiver for Home Instead for almost two years before joining the office team. In that time, I was privileged to care for dozens of clients in all circumstances and stages of need. I've known I wanted to help others since working as a certified nursing assistant in the past and finding this chance to specifically help with seniors! I was very honored to be named the Beaverton Home Instead's 2015 CAREGiver of the Year. I have always been a very empathetic person, and I enjoy learning from other people. I have a special affinity for seniors as they have so much to wisdom to share from their lifetimes of experience. As a CAREGiver trainer in the office, I have the opportunity to help establish and hone those direct-care skills that are so important to our quality care. I can speak a little French and enjoy learning about France. I also love reading a good book, watching a good movie, or seeing musical theater on stage! I keep busy outside of work with my husband and 5 kids! (4 boys and 1 girl). I am also involved in my church and enjoy volunteering with babies and high schoolers. I am honored to be a helper to God's children at both ends of the age spectrum!
Prior to coming to Home Instead Senior Care, I spent nearly three years in the home health space as a medical transitional care team administrator. That experience showed me that seniors who are discharged from the hospital without sufficient support at home end up right back in the hospital within thirty days. Having recently experienced the benefits of in-home caregivers for my 92-year-old mother-in-law, I am a passionate home care advocate. I love my job, as the Referral Relationship Manager, to spread the word about our amazing service for families. Our Home Instead Beaverton team is awesome, and our CAREGivers are truly amazing. I am honored to be a member of this organization, and I strive to live and exemplify its core values and mission.
After a career path in the disciplines of science, information technology, and business accounting, I am thrilled to be with Home Instead Senior Care. I have a genuine compassion for people and love engaging in work that improves the quality of life for aging adults. Though much of my work as the bookkeeper is done behind the scenes, I enjoy opportunities to work directly with our clients and CAREGivers on questions related to billing, payroll, and benefits. Mike and team have created a very unique and special office environment where respect, accountability, and teamwork are values that are not only prized, but also practiced. I find great satisfaction in my work at Home Instead and look forward to serving you.
After years of being home with my wonderful kids, I felt inspired to start working part-time outside the home. My search led me to Home Instead where I was hired by Mike and team as both a CAREGiver and an On-Call Supervisor. I teach my children to spread as much kindness as they can every day; and my work at Home Instead gives me so many opportunities to do just that. I cherish the relationships I get to form with clients and their families as well as the CAREGivers and office team. I could not ask for a better group of people to work with. Our vision to bless lives through courage, responsibility, and love shows in everything we do at Home Instead. I am so pleased to have found work that is fulfilling where, as a team, we support, encourage, and lift the lives of those we serve.
Like many others, I have had loved ones age and lose the
ability to care for themselves. In witnessing that struggle, I always hoped for
loving solution that could help meet their needs. As a CAREGiver and on-call
supervisor for Home Instead Senior Care, I've found exactly that. I'm so proud
to work alongside other people at Home Instead who believe, as I do, that
everyone should be treated with respect, no matter what their needs may be.
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
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