Caregiving is in
Rebecca’s blood. “I like what I do. I told my old boss from my longtime job I
want to stay with this. He pointed out, ‘You’ve got to have compassion to do what
you’re doing and love it.’ And I do, and I am not burned out. After six months
as a CAREGiver, I decided this would be my new career.” Read More...
On March 15, 2016, she
joined Home Instead Senior Care® of
Jackson, an award-winning
franchise owned by Bryson and Linda McQuiston. “I was tired of
staying at home. It was the end of my ‘early retirement,’ ” said Lory, who
heard about Home Instead Senior Care from a fellow Grace Point Church member
who was a CAREGiver and encouraged her to apply. The job was a great fit, and
Lory even accompanied a client to Europe in May 2018 during a 10-day trip where
they visited Romania and Hungary while the client spoke at a church conference. Read more...
Honesty also is a strong factor, especially
since Kayla’s client is on hospice. “I would never say she’s
getting better, but I’ll tell her husband when we’re having a good day,” Kayla
said. One good day came when Kayla noticed her client was getting into music
that accompanied an old television western show that the client’s husband was
watching. Read more...
love the entire staff and love what they do because they are understanding. Communication
is excellent. You have to be open to give and take with scheduling. They are
always there for questions. Sometimes I call the office more than once a day
for information or advice. I know the office staff members have my back,” added
Sherry, who was honored in November as the franchise’s CAREGiver Cornerstone
Award winner for the final quarter of 2017. Read more...
Even with her regular
clients, Tamika welcomes as many fill-in assignments as she can get if she can
fit them into her busy life. Thinking of her three children, Tamika lauded Home
Instead Senior Care for its flexibility. “I want the hours, so I have a number
of clients and I am trying to keep as many of them as I can. Usually, I can
work any day of the week. Home Instead Senior Care has been so good to me by
generally giving me only day shifts because of my family." Read more...
how she felt after being selected as the franchise’s top CAREGiver for the
first quarter of 2017, Alexandria said: “I am extremely honored, and I was on
the verge of tears. But I don’t think helping others is something out of the
ordinary. Helping people should not come with an expectation to receive an
accolade. What I do reflects what God has done. Glorifying God is going to matter
most in life.” Read more...
Before joining owners Bryson and Linda McQuiston’s award-winning franchise in July 2015, Thomas was a highly-regarded restaurant and catering chef in Jackson for more than 30 years. Thomas received his culinary start during his college days in 1969 while working part time in food service at a country club. “I always have given attention to detail to whatever I do. You must have that skill to be successful in meal preparation, whether it is exotic or simple, and it’s also true if you want to do well in senior care,” Thomas said. Read more...
It was 11:30 p.m., and the on-call scheduler at Home Instead Senior Care® of Jackson knew who to call when a CAREGiver was needed to fill in on an overnight shift for an 84-year-old widow who receives 24/7 care. It was Carolyn Wilbourn, who has been honored as one of the award-winning franchise’s CAREGiver Cornerstone recipients. Read more...
Describing her outlook on caregiving, Dorothy said: “I’d like it to always be where the client and I fit together like a glove on a hand. You need to earn their trust. The clients have lived good lives. Every one of them has had a lifetime of experiences and a story. We can draw knowledge and wisdom from them, and I listen because I benefit from them as much as they benefit from having me in their home.” Read more...
For three days a week, Shelba Dilday
had been her 85-year-old client’s shadow. Wherever the client wanted to go and
could safely accomplish his mission, off went the latest CAREGiver Cornerstone
recipient for Home Instead Senior Care® of Jackson. Read more...
Not only did Jamie’s brother fight in Operation
Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq in 1990 and 1991, but their father did as well.
Jamie’s dad, also an Army veteran, served at different battlefields than the
ones where his son fought. Jamie’s father is suffering from dementia-like
symptoms. Her father also was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014, but he
successfully battled it and was deemed cancer-free in February 2016. “I tried
to talk my dad and stepmother into having a CAREGiver for him when the time
comes,” Jamie said. Read more...
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