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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.

Marcea V. - October 2018

Marcea V. - October 2018

Marcea has been a blessing to her clients.  They love her and rave about what a great CAREGiver she is. Marcea is super sweet and pleasant to talk to on the phone as well. We appreciate how flexible she is with changes and how she helps when needed. If her clients cancel she doesn’t hesitate when asked to pick up a different shift during that time. She is nothing short of dependable and hard working. Home Instead and their clients are lucky to have her!  Congratulations, Marcea!


Jessica E. - September 2018

Jessica E. - September 2018

Jessica E. is an extremely hard worker and will help when she can.  She is a single mom and has a full class load and a full work schedule.  She seems to be able to balance it all with integrity and a commitment to succeed. She has gone through great lengths to rearrange her schedule to better assist her clients. Her clients adore her ability to be sweet and professional. Clients never have to worry that Jessica won’t do what she’s asked. We wish we could clone her!


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. ​


 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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