(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.
I graduated from the University of Portland Nursing Program in 2013
with my BSN, and am currently working on my Masters in Nursing Leadership.
After staying home with my 3 kids for the last few years, I found myself
looking for part-time work. I worked with Owner Mike Brunt and General Manager
Kelly 6 years ago at Home Instead and one of the first Registered Nurse
openings I found was at the Home Instead Beaverton office. I feel incredibly
blessed to be back working with the incredible team at Home Instead, our
CAREGivers, and Clients. My grandmother was a nurse, and as young as 5 years
old I remember wanting to help others in need and I feel right at home here
serving seniors and their families.. In addition to working directly with
seniors, I train our CAREGivers on medications and hospice that many of our
clients need. I enjoy going to trivia with my friends once a week, riding bikes
with my kids, traveling to Hawaii with my family, volunteering at my boys’
preschool, and volunteering at a local maternity home.
Joining the Home Instead team has been a great opportunity and was definitely meant to be. Over the past 10 years, I have worked as a caregiver in Oregon, been a part of medical teams at assisted living facilities, and helped to develop a successful interventional pain management clinic in Seattle as a lead medical assistant. Now, with Home Instead, I can continue to bless the lives of seniors and their families! Of all the specialties in the medical field, geriatrics and senior care are the areas I am most passionate about. To me, our clients are more than just another appointment on the calendar or home to visit. Each individual has a unique story and personality. Making the human connection is so key for me. My teammates at Home Instead are the most caring, genuine, and hardworking group of professionals I’ve ever met. I couldn’t be happier to be here! Each day I get to make a difference in others' lives and provide a level of care that I would want for my own aging loved ones.
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!
Caring for seniors has been a passion of mine since I was little. I was taught from a young age the value of serving others and how the benefits flow to the one serving and everyone around. I love the feeling of knowing I am making a difference. My mom and I would go to senior care homes to visit and paint the nails of residents all throughout my childhood and teen years. I’d also go with my youth group to sing to residents at care homes. In each of those visits, my love for seniors grew. I have worked as a caregiver privately and through agencies on and off for the past 8 years. I have an amazing husband, who supports me in everything I do, and 2 young children who I love to share my passion with. We like to exercise, bake, watch movies and play games together. I enjoy every part of my job. Through my work of performing in-home introductions, I get to know just about every client and CAREGiver as well. My loved ones have noticed a new sparkle in my eye since I started with Home Instead. I am excited for the road ahead and all of the personal and professional growth that will spring out of this valuable service.
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 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.