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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.

We reward our local CAREGivers with CAREGiver of the Month and CAREGiver of the Year awards to show our appreciation for all they do. Home Instead, Inc. also 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.

We are thrilled to introduce our outstanding award winning CAREGivers:​​

Margot J. - May 2017

Margot J. - May 2017

Margot joined our team in February 2008 and since then has been nothing short of a real team player and true asset.  She has been the recipient of multiple “Moment’s Notice” awards. Reliable, dependable, caring, patient, timely, proactive, responsible, and kind are just a few words to describe her. There’s no denying Margot deserves to be named CAREGiver of the Month! We are so proud to have her on our team!  We can’t thank Margot enough for always building trust, taking the lead and sharing her heart with our clients!​


Gabe S. - April 2017

Gabe S. - April 2017

Please join us in congratulating Gabe S. on being our April 2017 CAREGiver of the Month.  Gabe joined our team in August of 2016 and from day one has worked diligently to ensure that he is providing the best care possible to our clients!  He is always willing to help out with last minute shifts no matter if they are early morning or late evening. Gabe has completed all developmental trainings which is another guarantee our clients will get the best care possible.  He is ALWAYS a pleasure to talk to, and exudes confidence always. We are truly blessed to have Gabe on our team. ​


Bill B. - March 2017

Bill B. - March 2017

Join us in congratulating Bill B. on being our March 2017 CAREGiver of the Month. Bill became a part of our Home Instead team in February 2016. He has been an outstanding example of an A+ CAREGiver.  We have received a variety of CAREGiver Success stories from clients whom Bill has served. He has proven time and time again that he has a heart for seniors. He truly knows how to Live Home Instead. ​


Mary Beth S. - February 2017

Mary Beth S. - February 2017

Congratulations to Mary Beth S. for being this month’s CAREGiver of the Month! Mary Beth has made a positive impact on all our clients.  Nearly every client she serves requests that she come back. Professional and    reliable, these are certainly qualities Mary Beth possesses! We are proud to have Mary Beth on our team! She truly exemplifies the meaning of being a CAREGiver.​


Wanda M. - January 2017

Wanda M. - January 2017

Congratulations to this month’s CAREGiver of the Month, Wanda M. Wanda has been on our team since November 2009! She has been recognized for her CAREGiving skills in many of our local newspapers and magazines. Her loving heart and genuine concern for our clients does not go unnoticed. The clients Wanda serves are more like her friends. Wanda and her client Ms. Mary B. even have matching outfits! Not only does she take exceptional care of her clients, but she shares her heart with our office staff. Wanda is always kind when communicating with us! We always enjoy her visits to the office! ​


Tony H. - December 2016

Tony H. - December 2016

Congratulations to Tony H., our December 2016 CAREGiver of the Month.  Tony has been on our team since December 2014. During his time with Home Instead Senior Care, he has served many different clients. Tony often picks up last minute shifts, he is willing to adjust his schedule, and even travels outside of his availability to ensure that our client’s needs are met. We appreciate, not only Tony’s willingness to be flexible, but we are grateful for his constant communication with our office. ​


Nicole S. - November 2016

Nicole S. -  November 2016

Congratulations to Nicole for being our November CAREGiver of the Month! Nicole was referred to our company another CAREGiver! From day one, Nicole has been very reliable, receptive and responsible. Always arriving to her scheduled shifts, always receptive to any changes we have had to make regarding her schedule or clients, and always responsible by taking initiative in the client’s homes-ensuring all task are thoroughly completed up to and including client care documentation. Nicole has created many lasting relationships with not only our clients and client families but our office staff as well.​


Stephanie D. - October 2016

Congratulations to our October 2016 CAREGiver of the Month, Stephanie D.. Stephanie has been with Home Instead Senior Care since December 2015. Since then she has built many special relationships. Clients and client family members have expressed deep gratitude for Stephanie’s     consistency, having no doubts that they can rely on her to be there for their loved ones. Along with  consistency, Stephanie is professional. She is always in uniform and she communicates professionally with clients, other CAREGivers, and office staff. Stephanie attends our traini​ngs and CAREGiver meetings. She also participates in fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer, as well as supporting the cause by attending the Walk. We are proud to name Stephanie D. as this month’s CAREGiver of the Month! Congratulations Stephanie!​


Emily R. - September 2016

Emily R. -  September 2016
Congratulations to Emily R. our September 2016 CAREGiver of the month.  Emily truly exemplifies what it means to be a CAREGiver. Our clients love her! In fact, we recently received a letter from one of the clients Emily serves nominating her for  CAREGiver of the month and we wanted to share what he wrote:
 
“Just a quick follow up. Emily R. is my pick for CAREGiver of the Month. She is always on task, in charge, and has a TV commercial smile– ALL THE TIME! I’ve not had one  better!”
 
Emily, you are making a difference in the lives of our seniors and for that we say THANK YOU!  Home Instead Senior Care is  proud to name you CAREGiver of the Month!


Marissa S.-August 2016

Marissa S.-August 2016

Congratulations to Marissa S. on being our August CAREGiver of the Month! Marissa joined our team in June 2015. She is always willing to help out in a pinch! So many times she has gone to shifts at the last minute—she has even received our Moment’s Notice Award! Marissa has such a kind heart, she truly treats our clients like family. She has been described as  being one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. Please join us in congratulating  Marissa!​


Chereese J. - July 2016

Chereese J. - July 2016

Congratulations to Chereese J., our July CAREGiver of the Month! Reese joined our team in February 2016 and from day one has been a pleasure to work with. She is polite, she is helpful, she is compassionate, and she is understanding!  There is no doubt Reece should be named “Queen” of taking last minute shifts! She has no limits when it comes to the care she provides to our clients. Reese takes her title as Professional CAREGiver to heart. We are proud to have her on our team. Reese truly exemplify what it means to be a CAREGiver. Congratulations on being our July CAREGiver of the Month!​​


Tony H. - June 2016

Tony H. - June 2016

Congratulations to Tony H. our June 2016 CAREGiver of the Month. Tony is well-known for his sleek beard! He has even been named one of the Coolest Bearded People and often competes in Beard Competitions! Tony joined our team in November 2015. There are several reasons why we chose Tony to be this month’s CAREGiver of the Month. First, his willingness to improve does not go unnoticed. Client Care Coordinator, Maureen says, “He is very responsive to suggestions when it comes to the care of his clients. I have gotten several positive comments from clients and their families regarding Tony. He has made a big difference in the lives of many.  I truly appreciate his wonderful attitude, hard work and concern for his clients.” The Staffing Department says he is very flexible with his schedule and is very understanding when he is called with changes. His polite and positive attitude is appreciated by all of us here at Home Instead.  Tony, thank you for being a wonderful CAREGiver!​


Hope H. - May 2016

Hope H. - May 2016

Congratulations to Hope H. on being our May 2016 CAREGiver of the Month! Hope joined our team in July 2015 and since then has received both “A Moment’s Notice” and “Gold Star” awards. Ashley from our Staffing Department says, “She has a high degree of reliability, she’s ALWAYS where she is supposed to be!”  Samantha, our Client Care Lead says, “She is absolutely wonderful, her clients rave about her, and I wish we had ten more just like her!” There’s no denying that Hope deserves to be named CAREGiver of the Month! We are so proud to have Hope on our team!​


Sue S. - April 2016

Sue S. - April 2016

Sue joined our team in April 2015 and from day one has worked diligently to ensure that she is providing the best care possible to our clients!  Sue is always willing to help out with last minute shifts no matter if they are early morning or late evening.  Many clients and families Sue serves have expressed their gratitude for the wonderful relationships she has built with them.   Not only do our clients love and appreciate Sue, we do as well! The Staffing department says “in person and on the phone, she is ALWAYS pleasant”. We truly appreciate Sue’s dedication to Home Instead and our clients. ​


Abby C. - March 2016

Abby C. - March 2016

Abby became a part of our Home Instead team in August 2015. She has been a jewel from day one. We have received a variety of CAREGiver Success stories from clients whom Abby has served. One family member said “I just wanted to give you feedback about Abby C., I met her today when she brought my dad to Louisville.  She is wonderful and very attentive to dad. I hope she will continue to be scheduled as his CAREGiver. Thanks for finding someone so good for him.”  Abby has proven time and time again that she has a heart for seniors. She truly knows how to Live Home Instead. Abby Takes the Lead, Builds Trust and Shares Her Heart with our clients. ​


Judy B. - February 2016

Judy B. - February 2016

Dedicated, hard-working, caring, compassionate. These are just a few words that describe Judy, our February 2016 CAREGiver of the Month. Judy works tirelessly, ensuring that our clients get the best care possible. It’s no secret that Judy has zero limitations when it comes to the care that she provides. She works seven days a week, most days working more than twelve hours per day, and often traveling to many different counties providing services to clients in need. We are so proud to have Judy on our team! ​


Peggy W. - January 2016

Peggy W. - January 2016

Peggy joined the Home Instead team in July 2010 and since, has hit the ground running in providing assistance to our clients! Peggy’s hard work and dedication have been proven by her willingness to not only hold a seven day work week, but also to pick up extra shifts with our clients when needed to ensure that they get the care that they need and deserve. Peggy exemplifies what it means to Live Home Instead and we couldn’t be more grateful to have her as a part of our team.​​


Judy N. - December 2015

Judy N. - December 2015

Congratulations to our December 2015 CAREGiver of the Month, Judy N.! Judy joined our team in April 2013!  Her dedication to Home Instead is appreciated not only by us but by our clients as well. In early 2015, Judy was involved in a very serious car accident but she was determined to get back to CAREGiving and that’s exactly what she did! Judy is now back to CAREGiving six days a week for Home Instead Senior Care.  Her generosity and kind-heartedness do not go unnoticed. She is a true example of what a CAREGiver should be! Judy you are wonderful person inside and out and you are very deserving of being CAREGiver of the Month!​


Wanda J. - November 2015

Wanda J. - November 2015

Congratulations to Wanda J. for being our November CAREGiver of the Month! Wanda has been with Home Instead since August 2014. Time after time, we have received success stories regarding Wanda and the care that she provides to our clients! She has such a positive attitude and grateful heart! Wanda is responsive when we reach out to her for last minute shift coverage. Ashley Sorensen, Staff Coordinator, says, “The clients that have the pleasure of meeting Wanda often call same day and request for her to come back!” In Wanda’s spare time she enjoys crocheting, quilting, and is very involved in her church. Thank you Wanda for being a wonderful CAREGiver!​


Chris C. - October 2015

Chris C. - October 2015

Congratulations to Chris C. for being our October 2015 CAREGiver of the Month! Chris joined our Home Instead team in July 2013. Our clients adore her! And who couldn't? If you have been fortunate enough to meet Chris you know what we are talking about when we say she is one of a kind! Chris has one of the most positive attitudes! She is always smiling, she is always laughing! Her personality and positive attitude are sure to brighten anyone’s day! Although Chris has had several of her own personal issues, she hasn't let those issues keep her from providing quality care to our clients! Thank you Chris, for always having that smile on your face!​


Bonnie P. - September 2015

Bonnie P. - September 2015

Congratulations to Bonnie P. our September CAREGiver of the Month.  Bonnie joined our Home Instead team in October of 2011.  She has formed many unbreakable bonds with our clients. We have received phone calls from people in our community who have seen Bonnie in action with our clients.  One particular caller said “I want that for my mom”, as she spoke about   Bonnie and the care she was providing for our client.  Bonnie understands that all eyes and ears are on her! She knows the true meaning of Living Home Instead. We can always count on Bonnie to be at her shifts, to report her time and to be proactive in the client’s homes. Thank you Bonnie, for your dedication to Home Instead. We are blessed to have you on our team!​


Audarshia F. - August 2015

Audarshia F. - August 2015

​Please join us in congratulating Audarshia F. on being our August 2015 CAREGiver of the Month. Audarshia began her career with Home Instead Senior Care in June 2014. In just over a year, she has worked nearly 3,500 hours! Audarshia’s positive attitude is appreciated by all. She adapts well to the many changes in her schedule. The Staffing Department says that her kindness never falters and her understanding means so much to them when they call her to work, no matter how many times they’ve called her in one day! Her patience makes an immense difference in the care that she provides to our clients, as she cares for many who are affected by Alzheimer’s. Thank you Darshia and congratulations!


Sandra F. - July 2015

Sandra F. - July 2015 Sandra joined Home Instead Senior Care in July 2014. She came to us with 10 years of CAREGiving experience. Sandra is very dependable, energetic, and caring. She provides care to a client who has lost her eyesight. This client shared with us that she appreciates Sandra taking time to read to her. From a client who can no longer see, she loves the enthusiasm that Sandra shows when she reads her a book! There is no doubt that Sandra is dedicated; she works at least 100 hours per week serving our clients. Thank you Sandra, you are a jewel!

Sharon J. - June 2015

Sharon J. - June 2015

​Congratulations to Sharon on being our June 2015 CAREGiver of the month. Sharon joined our team in December 2014. She has gone above and beyond, continuously helping out with last minute shifts and traveling outside of her availability. During the snow season, Sharon was determined to make it to her shifts! She wasn’t going to let the snow stop her from serving our clients! She walked, that’s right, she walked, and not only to her shifts but to other shifts that we needed coverage. We appreciate Sharon and her responsiveness when we reach out for her assistance! Thank you, Sharon, and congratulations!


Mary K. - May 2015

Mary K. - May 2015

Mary K. joined our Home Instead team as a CAREGiver in August of 2014.  Mary loves to crochet and spend time in her garden.  She is a very compassionate and patient person and this helps her to be the wonderful CAREGiver that she is to all of our clients. We are blessed to have Mary on our team!​


Kerry Lea H. - April 2015

Kerry Lea H. - April 2015

Congratulations, Kerry Lea, for being chosen as our April CAREGiver of the Month!  Kerry Lea began working for Home Instead Senior Care in February 2013.  She has a very outgoing, positive attitude.  She works very closely with several of our LifeSkills clients and has a special talent for bringing them out of their shells to help them enjoy life again. Kerry Lea is also very willing to help a new CAREGiver whenever she meets them at a client’s home. The new CAREGivers appreciate her kindness very much. Thank you, Kerry Lea, for being an awesome CAREGiver!​


Wendy P. - March 2015

Wendy P. - March 2015

We are so excited to introduce you to our March CAREGiver of the Month, Wendy P. She is an absolute delight to everyone in our administrative staff, and is truly loved by all our clients. Her clients love her so much that they call to request that only Wendy work with them. She began working for Home Instead Senior Care in September 2014. She is always willing to help any client that she is asked to work with. Wendy is a very compassionate CAREGiver but also knows where to draw the line to keep the client/CAREGiver relationships professional. ​


Peggy E. - February 2015

Peggy E. - February 2015

​Congratulations to our February CAREGiver of the Month, Peggy E.!  She has been working for Home Instead Senior Care since May 2010.  Peggy has provided over 5,100 hours of service to our clients with more than 2,800 hours of service being spent with the same client.  She is a dedicated and dependable CAREGiver--rain, sleet, or snow, Peggy is always there for our clients.  Outside of Home Instead Senior Care, she also enjoys working at the Logan County Public Library. Peggy truly understands the importance of Living Home Instead and we are blessed to have her on our team!


Cathy M. - December 2014

Cathy M. - December 2014

​Cathy joined our team in June 2013 and has worked over 3,500 hours! Because of Cathy’s excellent example of what a CAREGiver should be, she is one of our LEAD CAREGivers.  Cathy’s dedication to Home Instead is appreciated not only by us but by our clients as well.  She is always willing to help out, most often in last minute situations.  Thank you, Cathy, for being a reliable CAREGiver!


Charlotte F. - November 2014

Charlotte F. - November 2014

​Charlotte has been with Home Instead since September 2010 and has served nearly 2,400 hours. She is a picturesque representation of what a HISC professional CAREGiver should be. Her unfailing dedication to our clients makes her remarkably reliable. Thank you Charlotte, for being a professional CAREGiver!


Jerry W. - October 2014

Jerry W. - October 2014

​Jerry has been with Home Instead Senior Care  since September 2011 and has worked over 3,000 hours with our clients! One thing is certain, Jerry is reliable-never late! Jerry is professional-always in uniform! Our clients love him  and so do we! Way to go Jerry!


Shirley F. - September 2014

Shirley F. - September 2014

Congratulations to Shirley F. for being September's CAREGiver of the Month. She has been with Home Instead Senior Care since September 2011 and has worked nearly 3,000 hours. Shirley works for the Simpson County School System along with being a CAREGiver for Home Instead. Most of Shirley’s time CAREGiving is spent in the evenings and on the weekends. Our clients love her and always request that she come back to care for them. Shirley often picks up extra shifts and even works on the days that she has requested off. Shirley’s hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed!


Louis W. - August 2014

Louis W. - August 2014

Louis W. has been with Home Instead Senior Care for almost 8 years and has performed over 53,000 hours of service!  His dedication has won the hearts of all our clients that he’s been with, and is described as being “part of the family” with most, and beloved by all.  With tireless devotion, he is always willing to help out at the last minute with any client, even when that has meant staying away from home for days on end. Louis continues to shine and prove his worthiness of the CAREGiver of the Month title.  We at Home Instead consider him a great asset and look forward to having him as part of our team for years to come! 
Please join us in congratulating Louis on being August’s CAREGiver of the Month!


Brenda C. - July 2014

Brenda C. - July 2014

​Brenda has been with Home Instead Senior Care over 4 years and has performed over 6,000 hours of service to our clients during that time. She is a current CNA which makes her a valuable asset to our clients who are also receiving Hospice care. Her devotion is unsurpassed and as such she was chosen to participate in our Lead CAREGiver program and is credited as a CAREGiver who is willing to go to any client that she is called upon, no matter the circumstances or distance. She is a great inspiration to us all and certainly deserves any honor that Home Instead can bestow upon her. Congratulations Brenda, on being July’s CAREGiver of the Month! 


Gidget D. - June 2014

Gidget D. - June 2014

​Gidget provides compassionate and stimulating care to clients with advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. With these clients, Gidget shows a great deal of patience and is able to keep them hygienic, motivated to exercise, and have well managed nutrition. An upbeat personality with a never-fading smile on her face, Gidget never falters even in the most stressful situations and is great about communicating with the franchise office any concerns or changes involving our clients. When speaking with a family member of a client, they said, “Gidget is one special lady. I wish we could have her all the time and hope that other families are as lucky as we have been.” 


Tammy Y. - May 2014

Tammy Y. - May 2014

​Tammy Y. is our May 2014 CAREGiver of the Month. Before joining our Home Instead team Tammy worked as a CNA, CMT, and LPN. She has been with HISC since June 2013 and has worked nearly 1,800 hours. Tammy brings fun and happiness to our clients as she strives to keep them active by baking goodies and gardening with them! “I love her and she is not going anywhere”, was the response we received from one client when asked how things were going with Tammy and the care she was providing. Tammy is also a Lead CAREGiver and works along with our admin team and on call supervisors to ensure the best care possible for our clients. When we say “Living Home Instead”, we think of Tammy! Congratulations Tammy for being May’s CAREGiver of the Month!


Michelle S. - April 2014

Michelle S. - April 2014

​April’s CAREGiver of the Month is Michelle S.. Michelle joined our team in July 2012. She is a very professional, dependable and compassionate CAREGiver. One of our staffing coordinators said, “I have worked closely with Michelle as a CAREGiver. We have cared for some of the same clients. Michelle is sweet and caring and will do anything asked of her. She is very humble; she sent our entire office staff a thank you card for giving her the opportunity to be a CAREGiver and take care of seniors in their homes.” Michelle, we appreciate her dedication to Home Instead and our clients. 


Tammy S. - March 2014

Tammy S. - March 2014

​Congratulations to Tammy S. for being the March 2014 CAREGiver of the Month! Tammy has been on our team since July 2009. She has worked 4,715 hours with our clients. Tammy’s positive attitude and willingness to help out in any situation is appreciated by all. Our clients love Tammy and so do we! We are proud to name Ms. Tammy March’s CAREGiver of the month!


Evelyn P. - February 2014

Evelyn P. - February 2014

​Evelyn joined our team in January 2012. She has worked over 4,300 hours during her time with us! Selfless would be the word to describe Evelyn. She often changes her personal schedule to accommodate our client’s. We can always count on positive feedback from our clients and their families when it comes to Evelyn and her work performance! Please join us in congratulating Evelyn as February 2014’s CAREGiver of the Month!


Laura M. - January 2014

Laura M. - January 2014

​Congratulations to Laura, January 2014’s CAREGiver of the Month! Laura joined Home Instead in June 2013 and has served over 1,200 hours. Laura’s current clients are fighting the battle of Alzheimer’s but that has not stopped Laura from keeping them engaged in everyday activities! She has formed a bond with her clients and their family. She is dependable, compassionate, and patient! It is evident that Living Home Instead is personal to Laura! We are proud to choose Laura as CAREGiver of the Month!


 CAREGiver of the Year Award

Judy B. - CAREGiver of the Year 2016

  

In the Bible, Luke 6:31 teaches us, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  This verse is repeated again in Matthew 7:12.   Therefore, we have come to know this as, “The Golden Rule”.  This year’s Home Instead Senior Care, CAREGiver of the year is no stranger to that rule. 
 
As CAREGivers, we live a life of servitude.  We do it without complaint, and we cherish our seniors.  In essence, that is what it really means to be a CAREGiver.  Judy embodies these values.
Over the course of Judy’s career with Home Instead Senior Care, she has managed to capture the hearts of all her clients, other CAREGivers, and the administrative staff.  Each client she visits requests that she come back to take care of them more.  TO TAKE CARE OF THEM...because she cares so much about those around her.


Even though Judy works an excessive amount of hours each week to ensure that she can spend as much time with her clients as possible, she is and has always been, very gracious to our administrative staff.  She is always patient, kind, and understanding.   We appreciate her more than she could ever know.


As a CAREGiver in orientation, one of the first things we are taught is what it means to Live Home Instead.  Build trust, Take the lead, and share your heart.  Judy is a shining example of what that looks like.   Naming her CAREGiver of the Year for 2016 is only a small token of the appreciation that she truly deserves. 


Judy, Home Instead Senior Care would like to thank you for your many hours of service, the tireless efforts you make to ensure that your clients receive the highest quality of care, and for the compassion and empathy you have for others.


You have certainly lived by “The Golden Rule” and as such, there is no doubt in our minds that when the time comes for your efforts to be repaid, they will be without question.​​

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