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A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care you and your family. 

Home Instead, Inc. ​recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award.

This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a sense of pride and rewards their hard work, compassionate care and service to others.

Cedarburg CAREGiver of the Month

December 2018 | Karen

December 2018 | Karen

What makes her a great CAREGiver: Karen initially learned about Home Instead at a local job fair as well as from a church friend, who was a CAREGiver. Fast forward to today, Karen went from someone who wasn’t overly familiar with Home Instead to being one of our greatest treasures. In fact, she is getting set to celebrate her fifth anniversary with Home Instead. In that time, she has touched so many lives. God works in mysterious ways!

What Love (v) means to her: Love (v) reminds Karen of the “fruits of the Spirit,” and it reassures her that Home Instead Cedarburg is where she wants to devote her time. Specifically, the Attributes of Love (v) that Karen most often demonstrates are Patience and Respectfulness. For example, Karen’s day starts at 7:00 a.m., when she assists her 100-year-old senior client with getting dressed, hairstyling and picking out jewelry. They have a special bond that they have cultivated over the years.

Free time: Karen enjoys working on puzzles, gardening, cooking and traveling.

November 2018 | Rose

November 2018 | Rose
What makes her a great CAREGiver: Rose just celebrated her 14th anniversary with Home Instead! She came to Home Instead after returning to Wisconsin from Florida. Her daughter, who was working at the Home Instead Cedarburg office at the time, called Rose and said, “I have the perfect job and client for you!” Instantly, Rose and the client shared a family-like bond, thanks to spending six days a week together.

What sets her apart: Her commitment to her clients is what we treasure most about Rose. We get glowing reports about Rose going above and beyond to make sure her clients are well cared for.

Client testimonial: “I don’t know what I did before you or what I would do without you.”

Free time: Rose loves to read and spend time with her family. She has three children, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren!

October 2018 | Mary

October 2018 | Mary

What sets her apart: Caregiving comes naturally to Mary. Prior to coming to Home Instead, she had recently closed her daycare. She joined our team because she wanted to continue caregiving. When asked ‘why,’ she responded, “Because the bonding is so enjoyable.” Mary has bonded so well, in fact, that a client’s family invited her to accompany all of them to dinner because she is “part of the family”; another client said, “I have four daughters, she’s my fifth.”

What Love (v.) means to her: Listening to clients and giving them her undivided attention.

Attribute(s) of Love (v.) she demonstrates: To Mary, selflessness is key to caregiving. “You’re doing it because it’s important. You have to leave your personal life and struggles outside and just focus on your client when you are with them.”

Mary at home: In her spare time, Mary can be found refinishing her kitchen cabinets, gardening, painting or crafting.

September 2018 | Carrie

September 2018 | Carrie

What makes her a great CAREGiver: Carrie has been with Home Instead for eight years. During that time, Carrie’s clients have consistently commented that she is always respectful and approaches every situation with a sincere and caring attitude. She is always thinking of how she would want someone to care for her own parents.

What sets her apart: Carrie has always enjoyed helping others, and she finds her time with clients to be rewarding. In fact, she takes a heartfelt interest in the lives of every client she serves, and her clients quickly grow attached to her. For example, Carrie has a 99-year-old client — soon to turn 100! — and they appreciate each other so much. They have demonstrated a genuine mutual bond.

August 2018 | Joanie

August 2018 | Joanie
What Love (v.) means to her: Caring for others the way you would want to be cared for.

Attribute(s) of Love (v.) she demonstrates: Patience is paramount in Joanie’s life. It’s a consistent theme heard when clients call the office to compliment her care. Joanie’s calm demeanor radiates with all her clients, who quickly grow attached to her. In fact, Joanie’s most memorable experiences at Home Instead involve spending time with a particular client. They go everywhere together and enjoy one another’s company immensely; Joanie said that they could talk for hours!

Personal life: In her free time, Joanie reads, goes to movies and makes jewelry.

July 2018 | Susan

July 2018 | Susan

On July 21, Susan will celebrate her two-year anniversary as a Home Instead CAREGiver. Over the past couple years, Susan has demonstrated Love (v.) in the lives of our seniors. Sue loves taking care of people and treats them as if they were her own mother or father. In fact, patience is the attribute that she believes is most helpful when caring for a client.

In her spare time, Susan is a watercolor artist and enjoys traveling with her husband of 44 years. Together, they have one son and two grandchildren.

We’re blessed to have you on our team, Susan!

June 2018 | Rachel

May 2018 | April

April 2018 | Laura

March 2018 | Jody

February 2018 | Russ

January 2018 | Abigail

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