Linda had plenty of senior-care experience when she joined Home Instead of Ocala in March 2012. "My dad died of cancer at age 63, and I was the family caregiver who took care of him for a couple of years. Dad was with it mentally. Physically, he deteriorated. It was a process of four to five years. From time to time, I've also helped friends whose loved ones were ill." Read More...
Home Instead Senior Care® of Ocala has been on the front line of protection for its clients and their family members during the COVD-19 pandemic. Home Instead CAREGivers and staff members are unsung heroes, serving society's most vulnerable population in Marion County, including Ocala, Silver Springs, Belleview and Summerfield. Read More...
A rainy day served as a backdrop for another of Fiona's memories. She was working with a couple – the husband was in a weakened state because of cancer, and his wife was overwhelmed. Fiona had a dark premonition that day: "I was thinking, 'Although all the chores and errands had been done, this is going to be a long afternoon.' " She was right – shortly after Fiona noticed water running down from a ceiling light fixture. Read More...
When she, her husband and their four children moved to Florida, a friend suggested in-home care companies as she searched for a job with flexible hours. Sam found Home Instead Senior Care online and joined the award-winning company in January 2018. The Home Instead franchise, owned by Jim and Mary Samuelson, serves Marion County, including Ocala, Silver Springs, Belleview and Summerfield. Mary said: "She's an amazing lady and CAREGiver." Read More...
In April 2014, Olive McNeish joined Home Instead Senior Care. When the staff hired Olive, Home Instead Senior Care was employing a senior-care specialist who had worked at nursing homes for a combined 10 years, part of the time in New Jersey before Olive moved to Florida. She worked at a nursing home in Florida for four years and nine months before she retired. Read More...
discovered a long time ago that senior care was part of her DNA. When Victoria’s
grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1993, it made an
impression. Her first impulse? Victoria wanted to help. Read More...
Thornton entered private-duty caregiving part time when she filled in for a friend who
was taking care of a senior. AJ was going to school and helped twice a week.
Eventually, she went full time as a private-duty caregiver, and a 103-year-old
client never wanted AJ to leave. The two daughters of a private-duty client
told AJ, “You have a gift.” After her private-duty clients passed away, AJ
wanted to move on to a home-care company for a steady flow of work. Read More...
After joining Jim and
Mary Samuelson’s Home Instead franchise that serves Marion County,
including Ocala, Silver Springs, Belleview and Summerfield, Christine Lewis was
matched with an unforgettable first regular client for five months before he
passed away. Not long after Christine began helping the 94-year-old World War
II bomber pilot, he and his family asked the Home Instead office to keep
sending Christine. Read More...
checked out Home Instead Senior Care online after a friend had seen Home Instead
at a job fair. “Home Instead is better-prepared than my previous workplace and
its vetting process for potential CAREGivers is thorough, which I like. Training
is good. After the initial training and orientation, Home Instead prepares you
further with ongoing training. I was impressed with Home Instead because they
get you ready for the job,” Gloria said. Read More...
"Home Instead is a loving unit, and I enjoy working for them because they go over and beyond for clients and CAREGivers. They offer classes and provide information at your fingertips. They answer my questions. Jim and Mary Samuelson, our franchise owners, and Dana Powell Isaacs, our general manager, are always there with open arms. It is a warm, loving company." Read more...
Mary joined Home Instead
Senior Care in May 2016 following a 31-year career at a hospital where she
worked full time. “Toward the end of my time at the hospital, I was the speech
and hearing department secretary. I was able to get to know a lot of seniors
personally while setting up their appointments,” Mary explained. “I was
considering this type of job when I left the hospital because I thought it
might be rewarding. I looked into it, and I found Home Instead Senior Care
during an online search.” Read More...
When Pam has free time, she loves to sit by the water and fish! When asked where she sees herself in three years, she answers “wherever God wants me to be”. Pam is a wonderful CAREGiver and loved by her Clients. We are sure glad that God has placed her with Home Instead. Pam likes to be recognized for a job well done with a heartfelt “Thank You”. We send a Heartfelt Thank You!
Job Well Done, Pam!!!