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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:​

CAREGiver of the Month - Vanessa

CAREGiver of the Month - Vanessa

Two-time CAREGiver of the Month Vanessa Crockett-Longoria’s sacrifice while selflessly providing service during Hurricane Harvey was obvious. Vanessa focused on her clients during a tumultuous time when she was separated from her family, and then lost her car and every possession in her family’s apartment to the unprecedented Houston-area flooding. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Charlean

CAREGiver of the Month - Charlean

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Margi Kenny said: “As a new Home Instead Senior Care staff member, I’d like to say I immediately noticed how Charlean is a pleasant and friendly CAREGiver. She recently assisted the Home Instead staff by helping a client who was in a situation requiring immediate attention. Charlean provided the urgent, personal assistance to this client with a smile, assisting the client for several days in a row. Her actions provided great relief to the client. Charlean is willing to help those in need, and she looks at this agency’s service as more than just a job. I appreciate her nurturing and respectful attributes.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Amanda

CAREGiver of the Month - Amanda

Working for Home Instead Senior Care, Amanda said, is like receiving an education in senior care. “The franchise staff guides and directs you, and tells you how to get the job done. Every client is different, so nothing is the same as far as following any kind of a care script. When I’ve had different situations come up, I’ve asked about them, and the office staff has told me what to do. Lines of communication are good, and they’ve always answered all my questions.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Ester

CAREGiver of the Month - Ester

​She had served for five years as a detective and safety officer for a multinational company, where Ester was praised for being a hard-working, diligent professional. In Houston, where she was reunited with several family members, Ester found senior care. She worked first at a seniors' group home and then as a CAREGiver at the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City, Richmond, Fresno and Sugar Land. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Rebecca

CAREGiver of the Month - Rebecca

​Asked about the secret to being a successful CAREGiver at the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City, Richmond, Fresno and Sugar Land, Rebecca thought for a second and said, "It helps to be born a Leo. My birthday is July 26." Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Joyce

CAREGiver of the Month - Joyce

Joyce found Home Instead in The Greensheet, a popular weekly shopper and advertising publication. “I like to help people and have a connection with the elderly, whether they are my clients or older neighbors. I like what I do as a job, and Home Instead Senior Care treats me well. The office staff is very personable,” Joyce said. “I always think of my clients as my parents. My parents are doing fine in Honduras, and they are proud of what I do. I usually go there and visit for nine weeks at some point during the year.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Danita

CAREGiver of the Month - Danita

​Danita had not been involved with professional senior care before she joined owner Greg Gomez-Mira’s award-winning franchise following an online search. For 23 years, Danita had served as a popular general manager at a family-friendly restaurant, known for its party rooms and play zones. “I liked the fast pace, the camaraderie with the public and the challenge of managing a young staff, but it was getting to be too much physically,” Danita explained. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Linda

CAREGiver of the Month - Linda

​Staff Coordinator and Office Manager Destiny Wesley said, “Since she joined us in July 2016, every client has asked Linda to return. Unfortunately for most clients and their families, she is now spoken for and has a full schedule. Linda has a very strong work ethic and a heart as big as Texas. She is very compassionate and has her clients’ best interests at heart.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - D'Angela

CAREGiver of the Month - D

​“The residents were so sad and loved it when I showed up. We visited a lot. I made up my mind then that I wanted to go into the caregiving field,” said D’Angela, who was honored in December 2016 as CAREGiver of the Month for the award-winning Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City and Sugar Land. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Vanessa

CAREGiver of the Month - Vanessa

​Vanessa heard a Home Instead Senior Care radio commercial and applied. She started with a different Houston-area franchise in October 2015 before moving to Greg’s franchise three months later because it was closer to her home. “I like helping seniors, my clients have always been nice and there have been no issues. Best of all, I am not working all the time. I am making time for my family. Home Instead is flexible but also provides steady work,” Vanessa said. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Jessica

CAREGiver of the Month - Jessica

​There wasn’t a work assignment on Monday, May 30, 2016, for Jessica Baker, a two-time CAREGiver of the Month for the award-winning Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City and Sugar Land. Jessica accepted an invitation and enjoyed her day off at a birthday party for her client who turned 66. Read more...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Sharon

CAREGiver of the Month - Sharon

​At Home Instead Senior Care, Sharon’s responsibilities include meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, companionship, and transportation and errands. In addition to those services, Sharon and other CAREGivers offer personal assistance with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, incontinence, cognitive impairment and mobility. Read more...​​


CAREGiver of the Month - Noella

CAREGiver of the Month - Noella

​Noella said she couldn’t have a better job, especially with flexible work hours that allow MCAT study time, the compatible client matches and great bosses. “The office has the best group of people I’ve ever experienced in a workplace. They are a fun group,” Noella said. “I haven’t been in a crisis situation, but I know they can handle any requests for help. They are reachable whenever you need them. They are also good at juggling schedules and dealing with so many clients and different situations. It’s not just clients, but also the clients’ families.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Jacqueline

CAREGiver of the Month - Jacqueline

The small town of Crowley, Louisiana, sits halfway between Houston and New Orleans on Interstate 10. The friendly city is where gregarious Jacqueline “Jackie” Grigsby found it easy to get attached to seniors at a young age and soak up their knowledge. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Stacy

CAREGiver of the Month - Stacy

​When CAREGivers are hired, Stacy welcomes them into the family at owner Greg Gomez-Mira's Home Instead Senior Care® franchise. Although she works in the office, Stacy has been a member of the CAREGiver family since May 22, 2013, when she was hired. When Stacy says, “We are family,” she means it. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Carmen

CAREGiver of the Month - Carmen

Carmen is headed toward the third year with one client, and she’d love to see the relationship with the stroke victim continue for as long as possible. Carmen feels privileged to serve the 87-year-old military veteran six days a week, which is a huge help to his wife and daughter. “He is a nice person,” Carmen said, “and so is his whole family.”  Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Esther

CAREGiver of the Month - Esther

Esther Sloan was determined not to place her gravely ill husband in a nursing home more than 10 years ago despite the fact she was working full time as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a Houston-area hospital. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Gwen

CAREGiver of the Month - Gwen Gwendolyn "Gwen" Brackens' clients have called her "Angel." They often tell Gwen they do not want her to leave. When she explains that she has to share her caregiving skills with others, some clients count the days until Gwen returns. That is why Gwen has been honored as CAREGiver of the Month for Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City and Sugar Land. Read more...

CAREGiver of the Month - Ana

CAREGiver of the Month - Ana

Ana Gonzalez’s client already had a future assignment in mind for her award-winning CAREGiver at the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise that serves Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City and Sugar Land... Read more


CAREGiver of the Month - Christine

CAREGiver of the Month - Christine

​Christine, a CAREGiver of the Month who has worked for Home Instead Senior Care for six years, was diagnosed with breast cancer 2½ years ago and continued to work while she was undergoing both radiation and chemotherapy because she did not want to leave her clients. Read more...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Rosilia

CAREGiver of the Month - Rosilia

​You might say that taking care of others is in Rosilia Thelus’ DNA. She always helped when there was a need because that’s how she was brought up in Cap-Haitien, known as Le Cap, on the beautiful north coast of Haiti. ​Read more...​​


CAREGiver of the Month - Mary

CAREGiver of the Month - Mary
​Mary, who moved to Houston in March 2014, knows she has found a good match. “The staff is nice. They are always there for me,” Mary said. “I love my clients, and I like to make them smile. I have always been that helping kind of person. It is part of me. Read more...​

CAREGiver of the Month - Jessica Baker

CAREGiver of the Month - Jessica Baker

​Jessica's clients feel like family members.​ Read more...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Rachel

CAREGiver of the Month - Rachel

​Instead of explaining how she does what she does so successfully, Rachel would rather tell you what has tripped her trigger the most in recent days: “My client is 95,” she said, “and he’s starting to look much better, and that makes me happiest.” Read more...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Renette S.

CAREGiver of the Month - Renette S.

​Just like family: That’s how Renette describes her clients and bosses. Renette's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Jennifer M.

CAREGiver of the Month - Jennifer M.

​Jennifer pushes through her own comfort level to help a client. Jennifer's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Grace H.

CAREGiver of the Month - Grace H.

​A CAREGiver of deep faith, Grace loves to shine her light of encouragement on her clients. Read more...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Julieana E.

CAREGiver of the Month - Julieana E.

​Office staff and clients are in unanimous agreement: Julieana is a gem.​ Julieana's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Joseph B.

CAREGiver of the Month - Joseph B.

Award-winning CAREGiver Joseph sees his job as a pay-it-forward opportunity. Joesph's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Barbara E.

CAREGiver of the Month - Barbara E.

​Award-winning CAREGiver Barbara simply has a God-given knack for taking care of people. Barbara's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Ayma T.

CAREGiver of the Month - Ayma T.

​Award-winning CAREGiver Ayma's cute, bright-eyed 10-year-old daughter is intrigued with her mother’s compassionate occupation. Ayma's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Corine J.

CAREGiver of the Month - Corine J.

​Corine finds extraordinary ways to bless her clients and their families. Corine's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Inez R.

CAREGiver of the Month - Inez R.

​Inez juggles pizza and soft drink requests while managing the menu for one of her clients. Inez's story...​​


CAREGiver of the Month - Kim R.

CAREGiver of the Month - Kim R.

​CAREGiver Kim’s colleagues say sunshine always follows the CAREGiver, even on a rainy day. Kim's story...​​


CAREGiver of the Month - Shun J.

CAREGiver of the Month - Shun J.

​CAREGiver Shun always goes above and beyond the call of duty for her clients. Shun's story...​


CAREGiver of the Month - Edith L.

CAREGiver of the Month - Edith L.

​CAREGiver Edith's tried-and-true dose of therapy for her clients is laughter. Edith's story...​​


CAREGiver of the Month - Nilofar A.

CAREGiver of the Month - Nilofar A.

​Award-winning CAREGiver Nilofar shows that compassion transcends international borders. Nilofar's story...​


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