"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.
I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl. I think it was just second nature for me. I used to pretend I was taking my father's Vital Signs with my little nurse's kit. Great fun! Throughout the years my interest grew into something more serious. For me the most important and underlying facet of my nursing career has been nursing as a mission and career that started as a Candy Stiper at the age of 13 and Nurse's Aide at age 14. I had the unique opportunity to witness my first baby being born at 14 and my first dying patient during nursing school at 17. I attended Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St Louis Missouri for my 3 yr Diploma as a student in the last 3 yr class at that hospital-based school. I joined the Air Force Nurse Corp after a year working at Barnes in neuro-medicine, met my husband and lived in Germany for 6 years, had 2 wonderful sons Mark and Erik. Traveled the world so to speak. I also attended Valdosta State College in Valdosta Georgia to receive my BSN Degree prior to going overseas. The experiences I have had as a nurse have certainly been unique anywhere from Medical Surgical, Pediatric, Neuro- medicine, US Air Force Nurse Corp, Red Cross Volunteer teaching Hypertension at the base clinic, physical assessments of children in a very remote village called Chermaitre Haiti with the Vassar Haiti Project, to home care. When I moved to New York I decided I wanted to try something different and decided to apply for a Nurse Case Manager's position at Fishkill Health Inc, in Beacon NY, later known as Elant. Little did I know that that decision was going to greatly influence my career path for the next 26 years. Home Care gave me the opportunity to use a wide variety of skills on a more one-to-one basis which is what most nurses like. I have worked in the capacity of a nurse case manager, clinical coordinator, and Director of a Long Term Home Health Care Program. When people ask me why I moved to Statesville, I tell them I moved to be closer to my son who is in Charleston and I have a friend who also moved here. If you ask me why I chose Home Instead, I will tell you I was impressed with the focus of this agency right from the very beginning. "To us ,it's personal" and that is exactly the way I see my chosen career path, nursing as a mission.
Deborah can be reached at email@example.com
My name is June Andrews, I graduated from E. J. Meyer Memorial Nursing School in 1962. I have worked in small hospitals, 20 patients; and large ones, approx. 600 patients. I worked on medical/surgical units, emergency rooms, case management and numerous other positions. I have been a worker bee (my favorite) and a Manager/Supervisor.
I have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandson who is 2 years old and named Declan. I love working at HISC because of the staff, clients, caregivers and families. I have worked here for 8 years now and have seen the growth and development of the company. This is the perfect job for me at this stage in my life. I work part time, 2 days a week, can usually pick my days off, have no problem taking time off for vacations and find the work stimulating.
June can be reached at the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retirement brought my husband
and I to North Carolina. I am a retired nurse – having spent my career
travelling the many paths nursing can take you – ICU, ER, Case Management, Home
Health, Employee Health and Safety (in both manufacturing and hospital.)
When I got to Statesville I thought it would be a great idea to learn about the
Senior culture here by working with Seniors. So becoming a Home Instead
Care Giver was a good fit! Eventually I did have my nursing license
transferred to NC so I could provide nursing services for Home Instead Senior
Care. I have seen the positive effect that HISC caregivers have had in
the lives of our clients and I feel very blessed to be able to represent this
Beth can be reached at: email@example.com
I began wanting to be a nurse, when as a child, I saw the
billboard of an Army Nurse in her nursing ‘cap and navy blue cape’. After high school I attended the Practical
Nursing program at CVTI in Hickory, NC.
I worked as a LPN for three years before returning to nursing school at
Davis Hospital School of Nursing in Statesville, NC. After graduating from
Davis Hospital School of Nursing in 1975 with my Diploma in Nursing (Where I
obtained my nursing cap with a black felt stripe and a black cape.) I began
taking classes in 1975 at UNC-G to obtain my BSN. As many nurses I began my career in the
hospital setting, working in OB-GYN, L&D, Newborn Nursery, and Med-Surg as
a staff nurse and also as a manager. I
worked in the hospital setting for over 20 years. I obtained my BSN in 1990. I
then entered into the homecare setting working as a ‘field nurse’ and as the
Director of Clinical Services for 12 years.
I truly enjoyed home care especially home IV therapy and wound
care. After home care I entered the
workers compensation arena obtaining my certification in case management. I
worked in workers compensation as a CCM for 15 years. I have enjoyed my career
in Nursing and seeing nursing evolve and change. I retired in 2015 re-entering the work force
in 2017. Through God’s guidance I
‘found’ HISC in Statesville, NC and was blessed to be hired. They have been very flexible with my needed
part-time schedule and supportive with the continued learning process. The staff and clients have been great to work
with and I look forward to continuing to learn and work until I ‘retire
again’. I married in 1974 and gave birth
to my first daughter in 1975 and my second daughter in 1979. I am blessed with two wonderful grandsons and
one precious granddaughter. My greatest
joys are spending time with my family. I
like to cook (don’t like cleaning up the mess) and ‘growing things’; although,
I tend to have a brown thumb, I still like trying.
Nancy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Brittany Troutman. I am married with 2 children and I have lived in NC my entire life. One of my favorite hobbies I truly enjoy, is attending church singings. I was in retail for several years before I joined home care. I have always had a passion for helping others. Helping others is a ministry that has always been in my heart.
I have been with Home Instead Senior Care since March 2007. Seniors have been a blessing to my life and I have enjoyed the feeling of giving back.
Brittany can be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at email@example.com
Sharon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have lived in NC my entire life and have lived in
Statesville since I was 4 years old. I
attended Iredell-Statesville schools, then Mitchell Community College with my
areas of study being Secretarial, Accounting and Business Management, but
working with figures is by far my favorite.
I have 30+ years experience various accounting and finance
I married my husband, Randy in 1990, we started dating in
high school. I am a proud mother to two
children, a son, Zack and a daughter, Savannah.
I am blessed to still have my mother, Annette, in my life, she is my
hero. I have learned so much through training
with Home Instead Senior Care, I feel better prepared to assist my mother in
her senior years. In my spare time, I
enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I love working on handmade
crafts, I also enjoy recycling old items into new useful items.
I am so proud to be associated with Home Instead Senior
Care. The training they provide their
staff is superb. With Home Instead
Senior Care, it is truly personal.
Sonya can be reached at email@example.com
Born and raised in West Virginia, I knew at an early age through Girl Scouts and 4-H, my ministry in life would be in "service". The joy I felt working with seniors as a youth, led to educational interests in psychology and social work.
My passion for service, spanning two decades, has flourished through forming many life-long friendships and relationships beyond the realm of professional limitations. Relocating to North Carolina in 2001 added depth and growth to an already blossoming career. Focusing my talents in planning and coordination and my love for special events, led me to work in various positions with area Hotels, Restaurants, and Country Clubs. It was in one area club that I met my husband, a chef by trade. He was born and raised on the coast of North Carolina and was also a recent transplant to the Statesville area where we met while working together.
Many years later, with the addition of a beautiful, intelligent, vivacious little boy, my husband and I have made Statesville our home. Feeling the need to return to my roots, I began to seek out new and possible opportunities, which led me to Home Instead Senior Care. I feel it was divine intervention that brought my search full circle and led me to the Gibson Family.
I am thrilled beyond measure to be a part of this team and to serve our community through Home Instead.
Kelli can be reached at 704.924.9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Heather Oland I am 27 years old. Wife to my high school sweet heart and mother of two wonderful babies, Teagan (4) and Kyle (2). I have been in the health care field since 2009. I am a "born caregiver". My grandmother was a nurse, my mother has overseen various assisted living communities in Iredell and Alexander County. Since starting my healthcare journey in 2009 I have gained experience in many different environments, from Home Care to Adult Care Homes and Correctional Facilities. My journey has ultimately brought me back to Home Care because I am an avid believer in "aging in comfort".
In my spare time I love simply being a mother and wife, experiencing new adventures with my children and watching them learn and grow.
I am honored to be a part of a company who genuinely cares about the community and enriching the lives of seniors.
I am a graduate from VPAC and MCC.
I have had the privilege to grow with the company and work with a great group
I have enjoyed being able to work in our marketing
department and get to know more people in the community.
I am excited to have the opportunity to share my smile and work for a company
who cares for the Seniors in our Area.
Jessica can be reached at email@example.com
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