Genuine, kind hearted and exceptional is how to describe Melissa and the work she does for Home Instead Senior Care. Melissa is a perfect example of an individual who was placed on this earth to care for others and put a smile on everyone’s face with her boisterous laugh and broad sense of humor. Melissa joined Home Instead Senior Care in November 2011 as the Client CARE Coordinator. Since then the ball has been rolling and our clients and CAREGivers could not be happier. Melissa is diligent and pro-active when it comes to making sure everyone’s needs are met. Melissa had six years of staffing experience at her previous job, but it lacked the client interaction she craved. Melissa has been able to fulfill her desire to work closely with people by working with our Home Instead clients. Melissa truly enjoys meeting each client, getting to know them and their families, and involving herself in the CAREGiver’s lives. She always has an ear to lend or a shoulder to cry on, if they need anything. Melissa has a blessed life outside the office where she enjoys time with her 2, school-aged daughters. They are the pride and joy of her life. Together they enjoy baking, shooting guns, camping, fishing and spending quality time together. Melissa lives life to the fullest. Melissa feels blessed that she has been given the opportunity to work at Home Instead Senior Care and satisfy her “calling in life,” which she says is to help others in need. Thank you Melissa for your dedication and hard work. Congratulations!
You don’t have to talk long to Christine to find she is a wonderful woman who is not only a devoted daughter, mother and wife, but a devoted member of society. Chris’s strong faith and relationship with her family is what opened her eyes to working with the senior community. Chris had the privilege to care for her sick grandmother during her final days. After her grandmother’s death, Chris felt a push from God to work with seniors and started to research how she could make this goal become reality. Chris worked 3 years as a volunteer for the not-for-profit organization, Friends in Action. As a volunteer, Chris was able to help provide caregiver relief for a few hours for families of elderly, frail seniors who could not afford respite care. Chris enjoyed being able to help those in need, especially those poverty stricken. After a break from Friends in Action, Chris started again to discover how she could help her community. She found Home Instead Senior Care and has been with us now for a little over a year. During this time she has had the privilege to work with a few unique clients. Chris and had the opportunity to share her laughter, vibrant personality and positive outlook with her clients to create some wonderful memories. Outside of work, Chris is very family driven. She has been married for 29 years and has raised 2 children. Some of her hobbies are waterskiing, snow skiing, camping at various spots around Idaho, and just being a good wife and mother. Thank you, Chris for being an inspiring and exceptional CAREGiver that exemplifies your commitment and compassion to this industry.
Congratulations Bernice! Bernice is an amazing young woman that works hard to ensure her clients always receive exceptional care. She is dependable, consistent, and proactive. We always know that we can count on Bernice to provide excellent care and put the needs of her clients first. Bernice has worked with Home Instead Senior Care for 1 year and has worked with the same clients since she began. Her clients care is precise and particular. Bernice knows exactly the steps needed to ensure a safe and consistent home for them and never deviates away from what she feels is best for the client. Bernice, originally from California, moved to Idaho in 2009 with her husband, of 18 years, and two children. Bernice has a 14 year background in child development in which she managed and owned daycare facilities. She then decided that she wanted to make a change and begin helping with the senior population. Bernice said, “I am not able to be with my parents, as they are still in California, therefore I want to make a difference and give back to those I can help. I hope that sometime, if the time comes, that someone would do the same for my parents with the absence of me”. Bernice’s passions and hobbies are her two high school daughters. Her daughters belong to a traveling softball team in which she has become a “team mom” doing volunteer work and helping as the team’s travel coordinator. Bernice is a very busy and passionate woman that loves to make a difference in everyone’s lives. We feel very blessed to have Bernice as one of our CAREGivers. When asked why she loves working with Home Instead, she simply said, “I would not want to work for anyone else! There is a great support system, the staff is honest and very flexible with my family schedule and I get to help others”. Congratulations and thank you Bernice for being an exceptional part of our team, we appreciate all you do!!!
Kathy is an outstanding CAREGiver, who is dedicated and passionate about working for Home Instead. Kathy has been working with the same two clients for the last year. She does such an excellent job that one family has now requested Kathy provide services for their own personal needs as well. Kathy is always willing to go the extra mile and help provide coverage for her clients, being flexible working around families schedules to meet the client’s needs. Thank you Kathy for doing such an amazing job and ensuring your clients are taken care of.
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