Why do people want to become CAREGivers for Home Instead Senior Care® of Lubbock?Tracy Parker laughed when she said she figured out she was “watching too much Netflix” and wanted to focus on helping others. “I was sitting around at home, twiddling my thumbs. I was going crazy because I had nothing to do,” Tracy said. “One of my daughters saw Home Instead Senior Care on the internet and thought it would be a perfect match for me.”One year after Tracy joined co-owners Tracy and Terry Baugh’s award-winning franchise, Tracy Parker was honored as CAREGiver of the Month for December 2016. Focusing on Home Instead Senior Care’s training, processes and procedures of successful caregiving helped Tracy achieve CAREGiver of the Month status.“I have loved the job since the day I started. There is no looking back. Being a CAREGiver is addicting. Taking care of people is a selfish way to make me feel good,” Tracy said. “Working with clients makes me go home with a smile. I wanted to do something part time just to keep busy. It became addicting right away, and I have a lot of hours.”Tracy said she had been “retired” before joining Home Instead Senior Care at age 54. She had raised four great kids, was enjoying two grandchildren and had worked for a fabric store and at a radiology clinic in her most recent jobs. “I also had worked in a retirement home for about four years when my kids were really young,” Tracy added. “With my family and the job, I still get my grandmother fix that means so much.”Tracy said it’s easy to go to work with the support she receives. “Tracy and Terry Baugh are awesome bosses. I have never worked for any employer who was so compassionate and sweet. Everybody is so precious,” Tracy Parker said. “They are right there when things go wrong. One daughter had a medical emergency, and I had to leave a shift to be with her in the emergency room. The office was totally understanding and provided outstanding support. They were so sweet, sending letters and calling,” Tracy added.“One staff member, Michelle, helped me so much with her compassion. She said, ‘I am praying for you.’ I call Michelle my ‘Dinosaur Track,’ because she always leaves a big impression that lasts forever. In the happy moments, she wants me to share my joy with her.” Tracy’s happiness with her job was so apparent that one of her daughters, Alyssa, joined the franchise two months ago. “Alyssa will be going through the Wayland Baptist University graduation ceremonies in January,” Tracy said. “She has become a CAREGiver, too, and I am so proud of her. She also loves the job like I do.”
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