So many of our CAREGivers have come to join the Home Instead Family after they discover the joy and satisfaction that comes from caring for one of their own loved ones. Our 2018 CAREGiver of the Year, Michelle, is no different. After caring for her own mother and father until their passing, she has chosen to continue to care for our seniors as if they were her own family.
Michelle joined our family just over a year ago and in that short time has worked over 1,800 service hours and has been able to touch the lives of 24 seniors in our community. She has accomplished this while still caring for her father, almost daily until his recent passing. Michelle does not stop there, she is truly dedicated to mastering her craft by taking as many training classes as she can and never turning down an opportunity to work with a client who may challenge her skill level.
Michelle greets each new client with an eagerness to serve and her passion is represented by every smile, laugh and every sigh of relief that her clients share with her. Not only does Michelle make it a point to provide care that aligns with our vision statement of: Leading by Serving with Integrity and Passion, she also has become an advocate for seniors in our Community. She has sought out ways to participate and contribute towards our Annual Alzheimer's walk fundraising and our fundraiser for the local Meals on Wheels programs.
We are so proud of the work Michelle does every day and how she represents our Home Instead Senior Care franchise office. The work she does every day, with every senior truly encompasses what it means to be the CAREGiver of the Year. Thank you for all you do Michelle, we and they appreciate all that you do!
Congratulations Janice! Janice has
been part of our HISC Family since 2003. During that time she has
constantly demonstrated her commitment to quality care for ever senior
she works with. She is passionate and reliable and her clients and their
families know they can trust her! Thank you for all you do, Janice!
Congratulations Fred! Fred has been
part of our HISC Family since 2017. Fred's client has said they don't
know what they would do with out him. Fred keeps them on a tight
schedule and they are amazed they make it every week. Fred enjoys them
and is always willing to help out when he can.
Keep up the great work Fred!
Congratulations Lam! Lam has been
part of our HISC Family since 2017. Lam's clients and their families
rave about how great of a CAREGiver he is. He consistently looks for
ways to make each client's experience personalized and personal. This
last year with Home Instead, Lam has continued to develop his skills and
actively seeks ways that he can improve for the sake of quality care
for his clients. We know we can always rely on Lam to help in a pinch
and we greatly appreciate his outstanding work ethic. Keep up the great
Congratulations Theresa! Theresa has been a part of the HISC Family since 2013. Theresa's clients and their families love having her care for their loved ones. Theresa fills last minute shifts even on her birthday is what staffing told me. We appreciate all you do Theresa, Congratulations!
Congratulations Claudia! Claudia has been with us for a little over 4 years. Claudia loves
helping her clients and has wondered why she didn't start CAREGiving
before she did. Her clients and their families love having her on their
team and trust that they are in good hands when Claudia is there! Thank
you for all you do Claudia and Congratulations!
We are happy to announce Dorothy as
our CAREGiver of the month for August! Dorothy has been with us since
January 2017 and has been a blessing to every person she encounters. We
knew her commitment to her job during her first few days of training,
she made sure she was in class, ready to learn to care for seniors,
EVERY day despite the 6 inches of snow outside! This dedication to
excellence and passion for providing quality care has sustained for the
last year and a half with every client she serves. All of her families
she works with feel the warmth and joy she brings to the home. Thank
you, Dorothy, for representing Home Instead so well, we are so thankful
you are part of the HISC Family!
After 11+ years in Customer
Service, Diane decided to take a risk and make a career change to become
a Home Instead CAREGiver. Before joining Home Instead in 2013, Diane
was providing care to a family member in their home. When asked why she
wanted to become a CAREGiver her response was simply "I enjoy making
their lives more enjoyable." She set a goal of becoming an excellent
caregiver, and she has done just that! 5 years later, Diane has
established herself as a confident and skilled CAREGiver who the office
can turn to and without a doubt send Diane into any home and any
situation. For 5 years Diane has continued to work on improving her
skills at every opportunity, she accepts clients that she knows will
challenge her, she frequently takes continuing education classes and she
communicates often with the office to receive coaching and mentoring.
Diane is a wonderful representation of what it means to be a Home
Instead CAREGiver and how to lead with Integrity and Passion. Thank you,
Congratulations Caleb! Caleb has been with Home Instead since Jan. 2017. He is great at taking on fill in shift when asked. Caleb's clients and their families love having him care for their loved ones. One client shared "He is lovely and a treasure to have working with Dad!" We are so happy to have Caleb as a part of the HISC family. Way to go Caleb, keep it up!
Diana has been with Home Instead since 2015. She is great at taking on whatever is needed and is a joy to be around! Diana's clients and their families love having her on their team and trust that they are in good hands when Diana is there! We are so glad that Diana is a part of HISC. Way to go Diana, keep it up!
Rich has been with Home Instead since 2015. Rich's clients really enjoy his company and the quality care he provides. As a veteran himself, Rich has found a wonderful way to connect with some of our VA clients. Families appreciate the attention to detail that Rich has with every aspect of his job. Rich is also a member of our Safety Committee and is extremely dedicated to helping find ways to keep caregivers and clients safe in our daily work. Way to go Rich, keep it up!
Shirley has been with us for 6 years and always goes above and beyond for her clients. Shirley is reliable and dependable and we can always count on her. We are proud to say you are a part of our team!
Charonne has been with us for over 11 years and always goes the extra mile for her clients. She even had a neighbor drive her in the ice-storm to a client. Thank you for all your hard work. We are proud to say you are a part of our team!
Theresa has been with Home Instead since 2013! And for the entire 4 years that she has been with us, she has always been a joy to work with! Theresa brings positivity to every situation she is in. She is always more than willing to do whatever is asked! She is an incredible light in this world and we are so glad that she is shining with us. We thank Theresa for sharing her love and compassion with the seniors in our community!
Mark has been with Home Instead
Senior Care since June of 2015. We wanted to appreciate Mark regarding
his excellent performance. Because of his willingness to jump in when
needed and to help out our clients he has helped Home Instead to be a
success. We hope to find many more opportunities to congratulate Mark
in the future. We hope he will inspire others to help out when needed. Thank you Mark again for going above and beyond.
Rhonda has been with Home Instead
Senior Care Since 2012. Rhonda is well liked by her clients and is more
than willing to do a fill shift when she can. We'd like to thank Rhonda
for all your hard work and dedication to our clients. Congratulations
Rhonda, keep up the great work!
Congratulations Beverly! Beverly has
been with us for almost 2.5 years. It has been wonderful to sit and
watch her blossom in her abilities and become the wonderful CAREGiver
that she is today. Beverly is committed to providing excellence in all
that she does. She is a member of our safety committee and is always
looking at ways to continuing to develop her skills and helping others
as well. Thank you for your hard work and your clients, their families
and all your co-worker are thankful that you are part of this Home
Congratulations Liliya! You have
continued to demonstrate what a FANTASTIC addition to the Home Instead
team you are! Her compassion for the elderly is something that anyone
who spends 5 minutes with you can pick up on! She has a natural way when
it comes to helping her clients feel calm and comfortable with her.
Lilya's clients and their families appreciate all the loving and quality
care that you provide. Thank you for being a stellar example of what a
Home Instead CAREGiver should be!
Congratulations to Christi! We
appreciate all your hard work and dedication! Christi hit the ground
running about a year ago when she came to Home Instead Senior Care. From
that point on she has continued to build her caregiving abilities and
lights up the room wherever she goes! Her clients love to see her
smiling face and trust the care that she provides to them! Way to go
Congratulations Katherine! Katherine has been an awesome team member for over a year now! She has proven to be one of those that we can call to go anywhere we might need her! She is adaptable to MANY different situations and time and time again proves her skill with each new challenge! Katherine, we thank you for your hard work and dedication to the clients that you serve! Way to go!
Congratulations Kathy! We are so
thankful that Kathy is part of our team! She has been a CAREGiver with
us for almost 5 years! During that time, she has constantly demonstrated
her commitment to quality care for ever senior she works with. Kathy
has been able to take on some of the more difficult situations and
always has her clients best interest at heart! The love for what she
does rolls into every aspect of the care she provides. She is reliable
and her clients and their families know they can trust her! Thank you
for all you do Kathy!
Congratulations Donna! Donna
continues to demonstrate her amazing ways of connecting with her
client's day in and day out. She always comes in with a big smile and
spreads joy wherever she goes! Donna has been with Home Instead for
almost 4 years and we have appreciated her dedication all the way
through! Her clients and their families love having her on their team
and trust that they are in good hands when Donna is there! Thank you for
all you do Donna and Congratulations!
Henrietta! We are very happy to announce that Henrietta is our
CAREGiver of the Month. An honor that is much deserved! Day in and Day
out, Henrietta always shows her dedication to her clients. She is a
confident CAREGiver who is able to provide quality care to her clients.
Her clients and their families trust her and can take a sigh of relief
knowing that they are in good hands! She is a faithful CAREGiver and
brings joy whereever she goes. You are a great representation of Home
Instead Senior Care and we are very thankful that you are part of our
team! Keep up the wonderful work!
Lindsey! Lindsey has been with Home Instead over 4 years and continues
to develop her skills and demonstrate why she is such a great addition
to our team. She has been going above and beyond lately for us and her
clients. Whether it be picking up extra shifts, switching shifts with
other team members or just simply providing excellent care to her
clients! Lindsey is energetic, positive and a skilled CAREGiver! We
appreciate all she does for us and the seniors she serves! Keep up the
great work Lindsey!
Shirley! You have been and excellent example of what it means to be a
Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver. You truly BUILD TRUST with your
clients, they know they can count on you and you have always been
faithful with your schedule! You TAKE THE LEAD by communicating
necessary changes to the office, having accurate documentation and being
able to communicate with family members when needed. Lastly, it is very
easy for you to SHARE YOUR HEART. Anyone who watches you with your
clients will see how much you care for them and love the work that you
do. The families of your clients appreciate the personal care that you
provide their loved ones. Great job Shirley! We could not be more proud
that you are part of the team!
We are so excited to announce that Beverly is our CAREGiver of the month! Beverly continues to demonstrate her passion and dedication to her clients every day! She has maintained a steady schedule and almost never calls off! She has built a very strong relationship with her regular clients and is even willing to pick up fill ins when needed! She also particpates in the classes that she takes and always has great insight to provide to her fellow CAREGivers! Beverly, we are so glad you are on our team and we Thank You for the wonderful care you provide to the seniors who need it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We are very excited to announce Kim as our CAREGiver of the month! This is a very well deserved award! Kim has been going way above the call of duty recently as she has been picking up many extra shifts to make sure that our clients do not go without care. Not only is she working some crazy hours, but she still finds time to come to training and brings insightful stories and experience for other caregivers to learn from! We thank you Kim for all of your hard work and dedication. You are a wonderful representation of Home Instead Senior Care. CONGRATULATIONS!!
We have chosen Natalie as our CAREGiver of the month for August. Not only is she extremely committed to her schedule, but she also is very resourceful and can make the best of almost any situation! She is currently working with a client who was proving quite difficult to find the right personality fit with a CAREGiver. She has been able to go in and build an amazing relationship with him and now he adores her a looks forward to having her come! She does a fantastic job of calling and reporting when her clients have changes going on. She has detailed documentation with both medication and care services. She often flies under the radar because she is so steady and consistent, but we want her to know that we notice the wonderful work that she is doing. As do her clients! Congratulations Natalie, keep up the fantastic work!
Congratulations Marge! We are so excited to announce Marge as our June CAREGiver of the month! She is a wonderful example of a dedicated, passionate and skilled HISC caregiver! She is always willing to help out where she can and always does it with a smile! We know that we can send Marge almost anywhere and she will find a way to be successful! Thank you for all the love you share with the world Marge, we are so glad to have you on our excellent team!
Carinda has been a fabulous addition to the Home Instead family for the last 2 1/2 years! She is always willing to pitch in and pick up shifts as she can and does it with a smile on her face! She is pleasant to office staff and conducts herself in a very professional manner with all clients and family members. Carinda faces challenges with clients head-on and is willing to stretch and grow her caregiving abilities! She is never afraid of a challenge and is open to all clients, no matter the circumstance. Thank you for all your work Carinda! You are making a difference in the lives of your clients and spread joy and love everywhere you go. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Ilene is a total team player! She is friendly, sweet, and has a gentle nature. Her approach with Clients is kind and loving- which helps build rapport and trust with the people she serves. She ALWAYS has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She recently returned to work swiftly after a sudden absence- not wanting to miss out on her Clients. She truly lives the Home Instead culture and cares about those she serves. If Ilene misses a day of work she worries about her clients and how they might be affected by her absence, proving she is team player and a CAREGiving superhero! Thank you, Ilene, for your hard work and dedication! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We are very excited to announce Helen as our CAREGiver of the month for December. Her clients and families love her because she is energetic, funny and a true joy to be around. She does a fabulous job at jumping right into different situations and making the best of anything that comes at her! She has been faithful with her schedule and has been helping out the staffing department any chance she has. She has been SUPER reliable and proves to her clients that she is committed to them. We appreciate all that she does for our seniors we serve. CONGRATULATIONS Helen!!!
Abeba has been a steady, consistent force for our Seniors! She is extremely dependable and communicates very well with the office. Her clients absolutely ADORE her and she has been VERY committed to the work she does. She has maintained the same schedule with the same family since beginning with us a year ago - all while continuing to pick up extra shifts. She is very friendly in her interactions with office staff, family members, and other CAREGivers. She regularly attends CAREGiver meetings and classes, and is always so pleasant to have at those events. Overall, Abeba truly demonstrates what it means to "Live Home Instead" and she is a proud member of our team :)
Dora has been a wonderful asset to Home Instead. Dora is a delight to work with and is loved dearly by all her clients. She is thoughtful, positive, happy and always goes that extra mile to brighten anyone's day. Dora is extremely reliable and has great communication with the office staff! Thank you for all you do Dora! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Linda has been with Home Instead for over 3 years and has been a WONDERFUL addition to our team. Linda has great communication with the office and has always been very dependable! She will even help out staffing with emergency fill-ins when she can! Linda's clients love her and appreciate all she does for them. Linda has a great ability for helping her clients organize their calendars and coordinating their appointments. Thank you Linda for all you do! CONGRATULATIONS!!
Susan is a real team player and lately has been accepting several shifts to help out staffing. She is faithful with her schedule and availability. Susan has a good attitude and willingness to help out when she can. Susan is great about communicating (in advance) with staffing when she needs time off or a change in her schedule has taken place. All of Susan's clients love her and she receives great feedback from the field! Thank you, Susan, for going the extra mile and taking the lead when it comes to helping others and being a team player! Great job and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Angela is a fantastic CAREGiver who has great follow through with the office and quick response time. She never calls off her assignments and is quick to pick up extra shifts. Her communication with the office is great and appropriate. She is always sweet in her interactions and easy to get along with. Angela goes above and beyond without going outside of the care plan and always stays within the boundaries of what she is allowed to do. Great job and CONGRATULATIONS Angela!!!
Leslie is a very dedicated CAREGiver who regularly helps out and steps up to the plate! She helps us with some of our more rural clients and sometimes even makes 2 trips in one day! All of her clients love her patience and gentle approach. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and is happy to do it! She is consistent with her schedule, always gets her training done on time and helps us out a lot! Thank you, Leslie, for being such a devoted CAREGiver and going above and beyond to help our seniors! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
is an enthusiastic, intelligent, experienced and retired RN who is an absolute
joy to have on our team! She approaches every new client with the same level of
passion and care. She is a critical thinker who often asks questions and is not
afraid to challenge the status quo! Especially if it means doing the right
thing and providing the best care possible to her client. Originally from
Canada, Margie has made Oregon her new home and we could not be more thankful
she has decided to be a part of our team! Her expertise and wisdom is a
breath of fresh air and her positive attitude and happy demeanor is reassuring
to both clients and office staff. Thank you Margie for all of your hard work
Wilma is a rock! She is one of the most loyal, reliable and dependable CAREGivers on our team! She rarely calls-off her assignment, helps out whenever she can and all of her clients just LOVE her! She has a great sense of humor, as well as a very sweet & gentle nature. She is always a delight to have in training classes and meetings. Throughout her time with Home Instead she has taken the lead through completing various training classes, she has built trust by following through with her assignments and keeping her word and most importantly she has shared her heart through serving many different clients over the years. Thank you for all your hard work Wilma and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Tammy has a smile that is contagious! Her happy, upbeat attitude compliments her great judgment and ability to think on her feet. Recently her client’s daughter said Tammy is just wonderful and that no one has ever connected with her mother the way Tammy has. She takes the time to build trust with her clients and shares her heart by making a connection, all while taking the lead through her great communication skills! She stepped into this industry with no real experience and has since blossomed into an amazing CAREGiver. Thank you Tammy for continuing to demonstrate what it means to “Live Home Instead” and for going above and beyond!CONGRATULATIONS TAMMY L!!!
Theresa is a calm, caring, humorous and fun CAREGiver! We often wonder is she can ever say NO as she is always helping out anywhere she can! She is always so pleasant in the office and in her interactions with clients. One can often hear her smile through the phone. She is so incredibly helpful, friendly and just plain fun to be around. She is the type of person that would give you the shirt off her back in a minute and would be happy to do it! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication! You truly are an amazing person with a heart of GOLD! Congratulations Theresa on being our 2014 May CAREGiver of the Month.
Kelly knows what it takes to build trust, share her heart and take the lead! Having previously worked for an out of State Home Instead Senior Care office, when Kelly moved to Portland she knew exactly who to call! We were more than thrilled to have her join our team! She approaches every assignment ready, willing and able to help out! Lately she has helped out in the form of taking on numerous short notice shifts. Her clients always adore her upbeat, happy, southern charm! Kelly has a wonderful sense of humor and a true gift of caring for those around her. Thank you for all of your hard work recently and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Barb is always on-the-ball, all of the time! She never misses a beat! Whether it is calling the office with an update or returning a call, she is prompt and reliable! She is always pleasant, accessible and responsive. She is capable and confident in the work she does and demonstrates her level of skill every time she is with a client! Barb never sacrifices her work ethic, cuts corners or takes the easy way out of situations. She is not afraid of hard work and time and time again she comes through for our team. She is efficient, direct and an outstanding CAREGiver!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication
Diane has a soft and gentle approach that makes her absolutely lovable. Her calm and happy ways make anyone in her presence relaxed and reassured. She has a cool-confidence about her that radiates in the care she provides her clients. She is quick to help out last minute and always has a positive attitude. Her clients all adore her and the rest of the team could not agree more. Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication, Diane!
Pat has been an outstanding member of our team for the past 5 years and is an absolute joy to work with. She is quick to respond to calls from the office and the staffing department loves to "hear" her smile over the phone! Pat is fantastic with her clients and is so well-liked by anyone who interacts with her. She is always picking up extra shifts and helping out whenever she can. She has a calming and kind demeanor that makes being in her presence peaceful and nice. Thanks to her helpful nature, Pat has provided care to many clients over the years and has dedicated most of her life to helping others in the CAREGiving field. Thank you for all that you do, Pat! CONGRATULATIONS!!!