I am self employed now after working for J.C. Steele and Sons for 16 years, after going through years of health issues with my mother and father I took a big leap of faith and started this business.
Home Instead Senior Care, we are independently owned and operated, but we are the largest non-medical provider of companionship and help for the elderly in the world. There are 10 offices in N.C. and over 800 offices world wide, Canada, USA and Japan. All of our CAREgivers are thoroughly screened, trained and bonded, they are my employees and I pay all taxes, workmans compensation and we also require a minimum of six references and we do a criminal background check and driving record check.
I will always take my CAREgiver to the client the first time to ensure the most piece of mind and this also makes the meeting as stess free as possible.
Creighton can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at email@example.com.
Tracey & Creighton Gibson operates together with an administrative team of 17 people Gibson Care Corp., d/b/a Home Instead Senior Care, a licensed home care agency serving Iredell and Alexander Counties. This past year marked our 15th Anniversary serving our community. We facilitate workshops and classes in the areas of Alzheimer's C.A.R.E., Stanford University's "Healthy Living with Chronic Diseases and Healthy Living with Diabetes", lead a professional Leadership Team that prepares for doctor visits, senior nutrition, dealing with the stress of CAREGiving, and we also speak to companies and organizations on topics related to senior care for their employees. Tracey is currently serving on the Statesville Theatre Board as Director of Box Office, Past Chairman of the United Way of Iredell, member of the Rotary Club of Statesville where she is a Paul Harris Fellow, Public and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, she served on a national marketing committee that positions Home Instead Senior Care as a global leader while "Changing the Face of Aging". She has also served as the Past Chair of the Carolina Balloonfest and she's active in her local church serving on the Youth Council and Church Directory for South River Baptist Church. Creighton is the President of Gibson Care Inc. and serves on the Personnel Committee of South River Baptist Church and leads a youth prayer group on Sunday nights.
Tracey and Creighton have 20 years of combined non-profit management and leadership experience from previous roles in church leadership, Chamber of Commerce work in Statesville and Davie County and various leadership roles in the community.
Some awards that Tracey is very proud of include Business of the Year from the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce along with 2 separate years Top Sales per Senior in the Mid-Atlantic Region from Home Instead Senior Care Inc. Home Instead Senior Care is a member of Alexander County, Mooresville and Statesville Chambers of Commerce, and Home and Hospice Association of the Carolinas. She holds a Bachelors Degree in business from Gardner-Webb University. Served on corporate's Franchise Exchange Council and Marketing Fund committee for six years.
Tracey is married to Creighton Gibson (29 years) and they have one eighteen-year-old daughter, Brittany Gibson who attends Statesville Christian School as a senior in high school. We enjoy many types of sports such as volleyball, camping, golf, hot air balloons and statewide politics. Tracey identifies her keys to success as: tremendous family and business support; taking many leaps of faith; courage not to waiver; ability to ask for help and a passion to help others by being a resource to seniors in our community.
Tracey may be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Striper 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 by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at email@example.com
With over 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, Judy has worked in hospitals as well as home health and now home care. Judy is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. Married to Glenn for 44 years, they have two sons and 4 grandchildren with one more on the way.
Judy enjoys volunteering at her church and has worked with some of the youth groups.
Judy can be reached by calling 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 by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at email@example.com
What can I say about Valerie? Valerie is a UNC-Charlotte Bachelor of Science Registered Nurse who absolutely loves to educate and empower individuals to optimize their total state of health – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. In the year 2000 she began studying Natural Health to resolve some health challenges that originated during infancy. Since then she has completed a Doctor of Natural Health degree, Certification of Natural Health Professional, Professional Herbalism, Graduate Certification in Nutrition, Clinical Herbalism, and Nutritional Therapy. She resigned from the acute hospital setting role as Educator / eLearning Specialist in 2016 to pursue her passion to work in Natural Health & Wellness. Prior to arriving to Home Instead Senior Care, she was functioning as a True Cellular Detox Nutrition Coach in a functional nutrition clinic. So how did she arrive to Home Instead Senior Care? That is a great question! In the process of now building her Education Wellness Coaching practice, HISC affords the opportunity to have flexible hours, hear great stories from the clients, and work with a team of amazing people.
Valerie enjoys riding go-karts, playing laser tag, mowing the lawn with her zero turn lawn mower, working in her raised-bed gardens, and best of all – spending time with her family. So, what can I say about Valerie? She enjoys life, loving, and laughing.
Valerie can be reached by calling 704.924.9909 or via email at 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.
Darla Corah laughs easily and has a calm, soothing voice. Darla speaks with wisdom and can chat about any subject. She's a people person who is interested in others and wants to get to know them better. Darla has worked for Home Instead Senior care since January 2008 and is excited about her new role as LEAD CAREGiver.
Darla can be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at email@example.com
I came to North Carolina from Michigan in 2015, after spending almost 20 years behind a computer and in customer service. I was at a crossroads in my life and wanted to do something different. My friends lovingly told me I was having a midlife crisis!
I remembered being told a family story about me when I was 5 or so. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, "a Blueberry Picker!" My mother had taken me to a blueberry field one day and we spent the morning picking blueberries, on the way home we stopped at an elderly neighbor's house and gave some of those beautiful berries away. She was so delighted to have those fresh berries, and so grateful to my mother for thinking of her, that I decided right then and there that I was going to pick blueberries and give them away to anyone who wanted blueberries! This was the way I was raised, there was always one more chair somewhere and a plate of food for anyone who stopped by.
It is in this spirit that I live my life today. I love working for Home Instead and believe in what they stand for. I treasure the people I have met, and have loved, laughed and cried with so many, that I truly believe that we are making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Sheryl can be reached by calling the office at 704.924.9909 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon can be reached at email@example.com
"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.
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