"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.
Melissa started as a caregiver with Home Instead January 2009. She then began working in the office as an Administrative Assistant and is now a Retention and Engagement Coordinator. Her hometown is Cleveland, Ohio, and she’s a huge Cleveland sports fan…. Go Cavs! She’s also proud to be a veteran and served our country in Iraq with the Ohio Army National Guard where she met her husband, Mike. They have a beautiful daughter, Mariah. In their spare time they love to travel and Melissa enjoys doing Zumba. When she interviews and hires our caregivers she always asks herself: would I want this person taking care of my loved one? “I absolutely love going to work every morning knowing I’m part of a team that’s making a difference in our senior’s lives!” Thanks, Melissa!
Amy has been working at Home Instead since October of 2015. She is a Caregiver at heart. She has worked in many different aspects of the medical field. She also cared for both of her parents as they made their transitions leaving this life. She loves being a Staff Coordinator because she can understand on a personal level how it feels to be a Caregiver, as well as what the clients and families are going through. She loves living life! The good, the bad, the happy, the sad--she embraces it all with a positive attitude and with as much joy as possible. Amy is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has raised her three children here in Arkansas and has been happily married to her husband for 20 years. She loves working for Home Instead because taking exceptional care of her clients is personal, just as it is for Home Instead Senior Care.
Leslie was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Arkansas. She moved to Colorado in 2002 and moved back to Arkansas 2 years ago. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 31 years. They have 2 wonderful children, Lauren and Tyler and two beautiful Granddaughters, Rylee and Makynlee. She has been a nurse for 30 years working in a variety of great jobs, such as Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology and her most rewarding time was in Home Care. Leslie began her career at Home Instead July of 2016 and loves what this business offers for people in our community.
Cindy and her husband, Greg, moved from Springdale to the Fort Smith region in 1990. They soon were blessed with two incredible children; a daughter, Ashton, born in 1992 and a son, Ethan, born in 1994. Cindy was a stay at home mom until both kids started to school; then she entered the work force again at a Christian school. She worked there 6 years; then went back to being a full time Mom until she found an ad in the newspaper for a caregiver position with Home Instead Senior Care. Cindy contacted Home Instead and started as a CAREGiver in June of 2011. It was recognized quickly that caregiving came naturally to Cindy, so she was honored later that same year with our CAREGiver of the month award. By March of 2012, she was offered a full time office position as Recruitment and Retention Coordinator; then as the department grew, she was given the title of Director of Recruitment and Engagement. Recruitment and Engagement involves recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and retaining new CAREGivers who are passionate about serving others. Cindy conducts three of the four days of training all CAREGivers participate in and she thoroughly enjoys the connection that happens with CAREGivers during that time. To Cindy, training is not just about teaching a skill set to CAREGivers, it’s about creating a bond, affirming their value and encouraging a mindset of excellence so they reach their full caregiving potential and provide the best quality care Home Instead client’s expect and deserve.
Ashley Meyers was born and raised in the Fort Smith region. Growing up she was very close to her Great Grandmother who unfortunately lost her battle to Alzheimer’s. It was then that Ashley aspired to learn more about this disease and further her education in the health care field. Ashley began her journey as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care in June of 2010. During this time, she returned to school and received her CNA and MA certifications, then pursued her Associates Degree in HIT and LPN. Soon after graduation, Ashley began working in the office as a Staff Coordinator, then became a Client Care coordinator. Currently she works as a VA Client Care Coordinator and also helps out in the Recruitment & Engagement department. Being a CAREGiver for over 5 years herself and experiencing the other roles in the office, she is able to connect and provide a lot of insight of her own experiences to the present and future CAREGivers. During orientation week Ashley also is our Personal Care Instructor. She provides extensive hands on training to each new class which includes: preparing our CAREGivers for future scenarios to ensure our clients have the best quality care possible! Ashley is married to her wonderful husband, Dalton, and has two beautiful daughters, Kyleigh & Kailyn. She is a year round sports mom, an avid bow hunter and enjoys spending time with her family. The things she really enjoys most about working at Home Instead is that it doesn’t feel like a job to her at all. The Care team she works with is just like family to her and the services we are able to provide to others is based on a strong solid foundation of moral values.
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