"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.
(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.
(Started in December 2012)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.
(Started in September 2009)I truly believe that at Home Instead, we are changing the face of aging. We are showing our community that fear and isolation don't have to be the norm for our honored seniors. I see the differences that our CAREGivers make with the clients we serve. We are providing joy and laughter. We're helping to revitalize our clients' self-esteem, and we are supporting their independence. I am so grateful to be a part of this.
After a varied career in the medical field encompassing various countries, I have come to know that senior care is my true calling. Learning from our elders is one of the greatest gifts I have received as a daughter, mother, and as a human being. So much of who I am has grown from the many sharing experiences I’ve had with elderly clients. Home Instead Senior Care supports our senior population in their own home where they can be surrounded by loved ones. Clients are cared for in a respectful and dignified manner. The staff is dedicated, caring, and solution driven; and I am proud to call myself a member of the team.
(Started in November 2015)Since I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to be a health care provider. As a five-year-old, my idea was that I would be a doctor in space! When I got to college, I studied Zoology. After raising three children, I eventually pursued my passion for helping people by becoming a registered nurse. Working with seniors at Home Instead is really a natural fit for me. I can relate with the families we serve, because I have planned and coordinated care for my own mother. As an international medical team volunteer I have worked to provide care to vulnerable populations abroad. But, I've also worked very locally in a clinic for low income individuals. My heart's desire is to serve others and to relieve suffering wherever I can. At Home Instead, I help "keep the promise of home" for our senior clients by supervising our CAREGivers who administer client medications. It's interesting and rewarding work; and I am very proud to say I work for Home Instead Senior Care!
(Started in August 2013)Home Instead's mission statement, to enhance the lives of aging adults and their loved ones, is a statement that I stand by and believe in. I lived first hand with four different family members what it means to see the effects of illness and aging and what my role was in their lives. I came to Home Instead after feeling a pull that I was supposed to work with seniors. It's amazing to see firsthand how our CAREGivers are making a difference every day, giving our clients and their families hope, support, and genuine care.
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 have always been passionate about caring for and helping
others. In my youth, I found fulfillment and growth in assisting the elders of
my family with their struggles. This passion continued into adulthood, as I
took a position in a nursing facility, where I would eventually meet my
husband. As we raised our two boys, my journey would eventually take me to a
group home for medically fragile adults. Later in life, I would face the
challenge and privilege of providing medical care directly to my husband, as he
neared the end of his life. The boys and I could give him what he wanted most,
to be able to pass away at home with his family and dogs near him. The values
of Home Instead directly mirror my own. It's a tremendous blessing to be a part
of a team so dedicated to honoring the spiritual and medical beliefs of those
we assist. To provide exceptional care to them and their families, and
support their own personal journey at home.
(Started in September 2016)
I am the face of aging and understand the deep desire to do
it well. As a Home Instead CAREGiver and office team member, I strive
every day to serve our clients' needs with warmth, caring, and respect.
(Started in April 2014)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!
(Started in May 2015)
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.
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