After the unforgettable visit with her aunt, Rebecca vowed to learn how to help others by acquiring the necessary skills. Rebecca thought, "If I had been trained, I would have been able to help her more than I did." Following through as she always has, the determined Rebecca went to school in September 2018 in California to become a Home Health Aide and then a CNA. She became licensed in both disciplines by December 2018, starting with her HHA accreditation. In September 2019, Rebecca joined Home Instead Senior Care® of New Braunfels. In April 2020, Rebecca was honored as the franchise's CAREGiver of the Quarter. Read More...
Terry, a highly successful career educator who retired after 30 years of teaching, began a second career with Home Instead Senior Care® in February 2019 after searching online "for something different to help others." He has adapted well to professional senior care and has picked up many care nuances since joining the award-winning New Braunfels franchise. He praised the Home Instead training. His excellence of care was confirmed when he was honored as the CAREGiver of the Quarter for the first three months of 2020 at co-owner Kris and Jean-Marc Mira's office. Read More
It’s no surprise Lisa was
honored as a CAREGiver of the Quarter for Home Instead Senior Care® of
New Braunfels just six months after she joined the award-winning franchise
owned by Kris and Jean-Marc Mira. Lisa personifies all of the Home Instead
principles: “Build Trust, Take the Lead and Share Your Heart.” Read More...
The wife of a Home Instead Senior Care® client left no doubt how she and her family feel about CAREGiver of the Quarter Anjanette "Angie" Baxter. Read more...
June 15, 2016, Debbie believes she has experienced the best of times with the
award-winning Home Instead franchise owned by Kris and Jean-Marc Mira. Debbie
has helped two 85-year-old clients, one of them since Debbie started with Home
Instead and the other client for the past two years. Read More...
joined Home Instead Senior Care on Dec. 19, 2017, after working as a
private-duty caregiver. Her two private-duty clients, a husband and wife, moved
to a care community, where they passed away not long after leaving their home.
“I checked into senior-care agencies online, compared several companies and
picked Home Instead Senior Care. I did not like the vibe at one place. I wanted
to work with people whom I instantly get a good feeling. I am an instinctive
person. Home Instead is just good people,” Janet said. Read More...
Misty began caring for
seniors when she was in middle school. She was a family caregiver for a
great-grandmother and both sets of grandparents. When one of her grandmothers
finished chemotherapy sessions during her battle with cancer, 12-year-old Misty
helped her. Sadly, that grandmother died when Misty was 13. Read More...
asked about Home Instead Senior Care, Louisa said: “Being a CAREGiver is an
extension of my faith – God is so awesome. I feel blessed to have a job that is
so fulfilling and where I can help others. We are family when the client’s
family cannot be there. They can put me anywhere, one- or two-day assignments
with hospice clients, for example. I do have regular clients, and I work with
amazing seniors and family members.” Read more...
Asked about memorable days,
Carrie said there have been many and picking one would be difficult. But, she
said: “In early January, I filled in for a client who was a real Texas cowboy. He
grew up near the famous King Ranch that was founded in 1853 and is the largest
in Texas with 825,000 acres. It is near Kingsville. He knew the family and hung
out at King Ranch." Read more...
Terry is humble and reticent to say too much about her success
with challenges. “I have patience, and my faith helps me with my patience,”
said Terry, who joined Home Instead Senior Care on Sept. 6, 2011, after a
referral from a hospital. “I was looking for a job at Guadalupe Regional
Medical Center, and they told me about Home Instead Senior Care. I am a nursing
aide and medication aide.” Read more...
is an “all-star” CAREGiver for many reasons. “She takes care of Dad’s needs,
including personal care,” said the client’s daughter. “She makes his breakfast
before she leaves and helps with medication reminders. We feel good about Diane
and don’t worry about Dad when she’s there. After Mom died in December, Diane
stepped in at that point. Her flexibility and dependability are amazing.” Read more...
finding Home Instead Senior Care in an online search, Yvonne worked
for eight years for a company that managed care for special-needs children. She
left an administrator’s job to seek new employment. “Through my previous job,” Yvonne said, “I
had received the same kinds of training that CAREGivers receive: Transferring,
CPR training, all of those things. Home Instead Senior Care proved to be a good
fit.” Read more...
CeCe’s words and deeds have touched more than just Art’s heart. As a long-distance family caregiver from Houston, daughter-in-law Mary watches over Art while depending heavily on CeCe and other CAREGivers from the award-winning franchise owned by Kris and Jean-Marc Mira. “I trust in CeCe because she sincerely cares and looks out for Art’s best interests. She is invaluable because CeCe attends to Art as if he were a family member and is so diligent, and she always remains professional,” Mary said. Read more...
A notable example of Novie’s quick action came after a client did not appear at the door to greet Novie as she always did. Further, the client’s front door was locked, and there was no response to doorbell ringing or knocks. “We get to know the clients’ routines, and it was strange she did not meet me, so I knew something was up. When I went to the back of the house and looked through a window, I noticed her bed was not made and I did not see her. I called the office, and they called her son-in-law,” Novie explained. Read more...
Roger Blocker refuses to sit still and take it easy. Among many other accomplishments after reaching retirement age several years ago, Roger earned a master’s degree last January and a month later secured his CNA license. Four months after joining Home Instead Senior Care® of New Braunfels, Seguin and San Marcos in March 2016, the rural San Marcos resident was honored as CAREGiver of the Quarter. Read more...
Unflappable CAREGiver of the Quarter Elena Villegas made a beeline to help the husband and wife on her regular shift despite widespread flooding in the area. After deftly bypassing several inundated roads leading into the subdivision, Elena’s first attempt to travel a mile-long driveway failed. The house, sitting on a 32-acre farm and close to an overflowing creek, seemed like a Medieval castle guarded by a broad moat. Read more...
"Paula does really well with Dad. She is good at encouraging him to do his daily exercises, especially when he doesn't want to do them. Paula is persuasive, but in a nice way because she is good at talking him into things and helping him," said the daughter, who approached Home Instead Senior Care® of New Braunfels, Seguin and San Marcos after a recommendation from a registered nurse. Read more...
Client Care Manager
Allison Johnston said Sherria is in demand. “Sherria is the kind of person
everyone wants to be around because her positive mood is contagious. She is
always very gracious and accommodating,” Allison observed. Read more...
Award-winning CAREGiver Sarah Norton had a front-row seat for the final act of a long-running love story that ended Sept. 3, 2015, after 68 years of marriage. That moment sadly came when Sarah’s client of three years, Mattie Marie Giles, died after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more...
CAREGiver Louie Ortiz will never forget one poignant moment with a client. Read more...
A staff member's words for Linda: humble, respectful, dedicated, hardworking, trustworthy. Read More...
The soft-spoken, sweet Helen could not help but interject a bit of
humor when praising award-winning Home Instead CAREGiver Irma Martinez.
“I highly recommend Irma,” the 80-year-old client said before
pausing, “but I don’t want to recommend her too highly because my
husband and I don’t want to lose her to anyone else.” Read More...
Award-winning CAREGiver Mary Ann Montero is an expert at putting her clients
at ease. She uses her gift of gab to quickly find the commonalities when she
meets first-time clients with the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise in
New Braunfels. Before her clients know it, they are totally comfortable with
Mary Ann. READ MORE...
CAREGiver Gloria Paredez was a rock of faith and compassion for her hospice clients. CAREGiverSM Gloria Paredez quietly sang "Amazing Grace"
and "One Day at a Time" three hours before the sun's rays first appeared
on a crisp Monday morning in March, and then she watched as her hospice client
slipped into eternity. READ MORE...