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A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care you and your family.

At Home Instead Senior Care, we reward our local CAREGivers with CAREGiver of the Month and CAREGiver of the Year awards to show our appreciation for all they do. Home Instead, Inc. also recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiverSM of the Year Award.

This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a sense of pride in the fact that the Home Instead Senior CareSM franchise network recognizes, appreciates and rewards their hard work, compassionate care and service to others.

Liz C. - August 2018

Liz C. - August 2018

When Liz first started with Home Instead she was paired with an Alzheimer’s client who was not very cooperative. Liz worked wonderfully with this client getting her to bathe, eat, and do her daily activities. Liz goes above and beyond to ensure her clients have what they need and are taken care of. She is very attentive, and they love her for it. Her current client has praised her for being a multi-tasker as well as a go-getter, she does not have to wait for direction to get things done! We appreciate Liz picking up and accepting last minute shifts to help the Client Services Department when needed.


Maria B. - July 2018

Maria B. - July 2018

Until recently, Maria worked consistently with a gentleman in Columbia named Edward. She worked Monday-Friday with him, and at the time he was living at home with his daughter.

After several health concerns, he bounced between over four different rehab facilities in the area to try and get the care he needed. During that time, Maria followed him. Every day she would go to wherever he was placed and stay with him all day so he wasn’t alone. Whether he was just sleeping or playing Bingo, you could find her right there. During several QA visits I had staff members from those facilities mention how impressed they were with her. Recently, Edward passed away. On the day of his visitation and funeral, Maria stayed at the funeral home with his daughter Susan all day. Susan has no family in town and Maria was a great support to her.

Maria now works with two other clients ongoing- each of which requested her after her first visit. She is sweet, confident and always makes the perfect first impression.

Dee B. – June 2018

Dee B. – June 2018

June's CAREGiver of the Month is Dee. Dee has worked with her main client - Miss K- since day one of her care and has always proved to be a great help to the family. She has a deep understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia and is motivated to understand, direct, and be patient with clients who struggle with the disease. She cares for her mom in addition to caring for her clients, and she treats Miss K. like family. She notices things Miss K needs and takes it upon herself to purchase them so the family won't have to make special trips for these items. Thank you, Dee, for your HEART for seniors.


Ellen H. - May 2018

Ellen H. - May 2018

Ellen has always been a dependable and trustworthy CAREGiver. She is consistent and always on time. Several times she has dropped what she was doing last minute to head to a client to ensure they didn’t go without care. She has stuck it out during difficult times for the betterment of her client. Clients never have to worry if what they need done will be accomplished when she’s working for them.


Omaira H. - December 2017

Omaira H. - December 2017

Omaira is the epitome of a GREAT CAREGiver. Since the day she first walked through our doors she has proven that she is the kind of CAREGiver that every client wants in their home. Not only is she the CAREGiver that every client wants, she is the CAREGiver that every Admin wants to clone. She is caring, compassionate, empathetic kind and trustworthy. Omaira has also volunteered for numerous last minute shifts without hesitating. Omaira can always be counted on to chip in. She shares her heart with all of our clients. She is a great mother and a great CAREGiver. ​


Teresa H. - November 2017

Teresa H. - November 2017

Teresa has done an excellent job at taking initiative in the senior’s homes. She finds comfort in looking around to see what can make a family member’s day just a little better. She’s always there and changes her personal availability to make sure that she can be there when she is called upon. Our clients have endless stories and great things to say about her. Teresa is one of the CAREGivers that can proudly represent what great looks like. She takes time and patience with each senior she cares for. It’s great to have someone like her that started her life in caring for children over many years to taking care of seniors.​


Margie R. - October 2017

Margie R. - October 2017

Margie is interactive and bubbly with our clients. She goes above and beyond by helping with things that aren’t asked of her. We have been impressed with her kindness. It goes a long way when you’re a CAREGiver. Margie is a person that desires to build trust, take the lead and share her heart 100%. She helps without hesitation when a client needs someone last minute. Margie has the type of personality that can light up the room and make anyone around her happy. She isn’t shy or reluctant to meet new people and make friends. We are thankful to see someone like Margie taking care of our seniors and making a difference in many lives. ​


Lotta P. - September 2017

Lotta P. - September 2017

Lotta is an amazing CAREGiver! She is loved everywhere she goes. When clients call for a last-minute shift to be filled, Lotta is the one they ask for. She goes above and beyond to provide excellent care for every senior she comes in contact with. Lotta always has a smile on her face and is upbeat and happy. She has truly been a gift to our office and we appreciate all the love and care you provide to our seniors. This is a woman that we have adored since her very first day.


Arrita J. - August 2017

Arrita J. - August 2017

Arrita always has a positive attitude and even the pickiest of clients love her. She has also been coming into the office to clean and make sure that we present a bright and welcoming environment to every person that walks through the door. She comes in happy and with a smile on her face. No task is too big or small and we can always count on Arrita to keep everyone around her in a positive mood. She has a personality that is always fun and smiling. She can walk in a room full of strangers and have all of them feeling like family before she leaves.​


Marianne B. - July 2017

Marianne B. - July 2017

Marianne has been non-stop since she started with our company earlier this year. She has been in our spotlight countless times. Now is the perfect time to recognize her. She is someone that our seniors can count on. She’s punctual, conscientious, and dedicated. She never minds helping out in a last-minute pinch. She wears love on her sleeves and gives all that she can to seniors. Everyone compliments her and wants to see her return. Even though Marianne is booked up with many, she does her best to accommodate to as many clients as she can. This woman puts meaning behind the term CAREGiver. When you meet her, you’ll want her for a role model. ​


Margaret N. - June 2017

Margaret N. - June 2017

Margaret has dedicated and proven herself to be one that goes above and beyond for our seniors. She is always willing to help out in last minute pinches. Even if it means rearranging her plans, she is thrilled to be chosen as a trusted CAREGiver to be with that senior. Margaret never fails to check her schedule and prepare to be at her shift on time, if not early. She works well with so many different personalities. From companionship to dementia, she provides the type of care that you don’t find just anywhere. ​


Janet G. - May 2017

Janet G. - May 2017

Janet has been with us for a few years now! Still today, she provides quality care to our seniors. Care that is truly personal. Every little bit that she can think of to make a   difference for a senior, Janet is one to incorporate it. Dependability is always another key when serving the clients. They know that she will be there. She never fails to prearrange her schedule and verify that she is 100% up to date on what our client’s needs are. We have been thankful in having Janet keep us informed of changes and concerns with clients. We love knowing that we can trust her in the home of any one of our seniors. From companionship to Hoyer lift or fussy days, she doesn’t let anything stop her at being one of the best.​


Dee B. - April 2017

Dee B. - April 2017

For those of you that haven’t met Dee, we encourage you to get to know her when you do. She has such a bubbly personality that is full of life and giving to others. When it comes to clients with dementia, Dee is one of the best! She has the patience of Job with a heart solid in gold. She is dedicated to taking care of others including her granddaughter when she isn’t working at Home Instead. She cares for her client as if she was her own family. Dee has gone out of her way to volunteer her time and help train other CAREGivers to meet the client’s specific desires. She works outside of her availability and shows many acts of selflessness during her day to day. We only wish that Dee had the opportunity to share a little bit of her love and kindness to every one of you. She is an excellent CAREGiver that makes an enormous difference for seniors at Home Instead.​


Kristy S. – March 2017

Kristy S. – March 2017

Kristy very much deserves this recognition. From her first day as a CAREGiver, she has put in 110%. She hit the ground running when she started with us last year. Not only does she accept most shifts that are offered to her, she bends over backwards for all of her clients. Everywhere we go they sing her praises. Even those that are hesitant to accept new CG’s, fall in love with her. She goes above and beyond to earn their trust, respect & admiration. She encourages exercise, makes meals, brings them meals from home, & does their hair, (she’s also a professional hairdresser). She also takes the initiative to write out daily plans for clients that don’t have them so that the next CG knows what the routine is so the client doesn’t have to repeat themselves. In general, this just makes them feel good. When she comes across a client that is a little stand-offish, she makes it her mission to bring them around. We can’t say enough about what a treasure she is. ​


 CAREGiver Of The Year Award

Lois P. - CAREGiver of the Year 2016

Lois found herself thumbing through the local paper one morning trying to find something useful to do. There, she found Home Instead. It has been nearly two years now. When reminiscing about all of the clients that she has felt blessed to care for, she is proud to remember one in specific. A 90-year-old lady with dementia:

"Mary is way down in her dementia. Moments of memory are rare with her,” said Lois. "But, when we are around each other, she lights up.”

Lois feels that they have a special connection. She knows that her client can feel her presence and that alone is just one little piece of why Lois loves providing care to her:

"I can tell that woman 50 jokes and she won’t get them. Then, there was that one moment. I read a short joke out of the Reader’s Digest. And in one of those rare moments, she was "there” with me,” said Lois. "She and I made eye contact while I was telling her that joke and she actually got it. We both laughed so hard."

Lois knows that the client has so much that she wants to say sometimes, but she feels that it can be a struggle to get the words out. To help with the struggle, Lois said, "I just try to find the good things to say that can make her smile. Her actions speak louder than words to me and sometimes, you don’t need words."

Lois once gave advice to fellow CAREGivers, "Cherish every moment with every client. It’s the little and rare moments that can move mountains and make you feel special like you’re doing something right.”

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