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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 - Jessica

CAREGiver of the Month - Jessica

​After serving as a family caregiver for her grandmother, Jessica volunteered for almost two years at a nursing home in Novi in 2008 and 2009.  “It was like a fulltime job in the activities department, Monday through Friday, and I liked it,” Jessica said.  Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Robin

CAREGiver of the Month - Robin

Robin wins over clients, and some want only her. It is a dilemma when she goes on vacation or has to take time off. Almost all of her clients have been with her since she started. Operations Manager Tammy Olson said: “Robin is trusted and loved by all her clients. Robin always has a smile on her face, a sparkle in her eye and an optimistic demeanor. She is eager to help and to keep her clients happy.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - April

CAREGiver of the Month - April

​Two-time CAREGiver of the Month April Childe knows she doesn't need command of a foreign language to effectively and compassionately assist a client on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care® franchise of southwest Oakland County in Walled Lake. April has been proving that during recent months while helping an 75-year-old Peruvian native. Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Lyndsay

CAREGiver of the Month - Lyndsay

In announcing Lyndsay’s honor, Home Instead Senior Care Operations Manager Tammy Olson pointed out, “Lyndsay is very calm.” Lyndsay is quiet and takes a professional approach to her work with seniors while also being dependable, Tammy added. “Lyndsay keeps her clients active by engaging them in activities while developing a great rapport with them. Lyndsay is empathetic, warm, compassionate and humble.” Read more...


CAREGiver of the Month - Racine

CAREGiver of the Month - Racine

​Racine Flores' dad and great-aunt are never far from Racine's thoughts. They are the reasons why she is an award-winning CAREGiver for the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise of southwest Oakland County in Walled Lake. Read more...


Betsy Lietz

Betsy Lietz

​Betsy Lietz serves as a CAREGiver, coach, cheerleader and fan during bowling season for her 91-year-old client. Add more compassionate and skilled care for two other regular clients, and it is no wonder Betsy is a CAREGiver of the Month for the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise of southwest Oakland County in Walled Lake. Read more...


April Childe

April Childe

Tammy Olson, operations manager for the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise of southwest Oakland County in Walled Lake, wasn't a bit surprised. "April makes her clients feel comfortable from the very beginning. The family of one client told us April fit in 'just like family,' " Tammy said. ​Read more...


Scholastica Ringnu

Scholastica Ringnu

​Helping seniors is an inspirational job that award-winning CAREGiver Scholastica Ringnu does so well she’s been called “a hidden treasure.” Read more...​


Shalonda Bryant

Shalonda Bryant

​One special day with a client almost three years ago still stands out for award-winning CAREGiver Shalonda Bryant. Read more...​


Gina Randle

Gina Randle Home Instead Senior Care® of southwest Oakland County is the agency of choice for seniors and their families. And its employees. Award-winning CAREGiver Gina Randle can testify to that. Read more...​

Maria Esther Frisch

Maria Esther Frisch

​Marie Esther wants to make a difference in her clients’ lives. Read More...​


Diane Taugher

Diane Taugher

​A grateful client nominated Diane for CAREGiver of the Year.​​​​ Read More...​​​


Janet Thatcher

Janet Thatcher

​Friend, adviser, comforter – Janet is all of that, and much more. Read More...​


Cathy McGrath

Cathy McGrath

​A client’s dignity is No. 1 in Cathy’s caregiving book. Read More...​


Helga Nkosu

Helga Nkosu

​Putting smiles on her clients’ faces, Helga says, makes every second of her job worth it. Read More...​​


Emmanuel Vughosi

Emmanuel Vughosi

​No challenge is too big for Emmanuel Vughosi. Read More...​​​


Lee Ripaldi

Lee Ripaldi

​Familiarity, intuition and observation: Lee doesn’t need words to communicate with her client. Read More...​​


Kathy MacDonald

Kathy MacDonald

​Kathy has been known to put on her dancing shoes for a client. Read More...​​


Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller

​Sharon loves to spoil her clients. Read More...​​


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