Kelly and Chevon both began working for Home Instead Senior Care at the end of Summer 2018. Both have wonderful husbands and large families. Both Chevon and Kelly work other jobs in addition to being CAREGivers for Home Instead.
Chevon not only works two jobs, but she is also "single parenting" all her children while her husband is deployed in the Middle East with the Army! We are so grateful for her family's service to our country and are even more amazed by how much she is able to do with all that she has on her plate! While most of Kelly's children are now adults, she still has one child at home fulltime. In addition to being a Jazzercise instructor and working as a CAREGiver, Kelly is also enrolled in Nursing School! We have no idea how she does all of it so well!
Both Chevon and Kelly love people, are enthusiastic, flexible, outgoing and great communicators. Their clients love them and often request that they be on their schedule whenever possible. Kelly and Chevon were amazing this winter during the snowy and icy weather with taking last-minute shifts when other caregiver's cars couldn't make it on the slippery roads!
This is the first time in almost 6 years that we were not able to narrow our CAREGiver of the Quarter award down to only one recipient! We are excited to recognize both Chevon and Kelly with the honor of being named our Spring 2019 CAREGivers of the Quarter!!
Margaret has been a Home Instead CAREGiver since the Fall of 2016. She immediately struck all of us as a wonderful person with a compassionate heart. She is always willing to step up and help when planning events that benefit seniors (like babydoll drives and rummage sales). Margaret was a respiratory therapists for many years and after retirement decided to work part-time as a caregiver. She loves being UN-retired!!
A wife of a client that she had helped care for said, "She is so compassionate; just a wonderful person. She was working overnight shifts with my husband, and I noticed immediately that she connects with her patients AND the family, which is so important. She is personable, friendly and supportive. She is very helpful to me as well. A couple of years ago I realized that it was hard for me to drive, and she still keeps in touch with me and even visits with me, helping me with some errands. When she was helping with Keith and she came on her scheduled time, it was like a friend was coming to visit. She finds it so easy to connect with people". We are honored to recognize Margaret as our Winter 2019 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Krissy has been caregiving with Home Instead for a year and has proven over and over again how caring and compassionate she is towards her clients, and how professional & reliable she is as an employee. She always puts the needs of her clients ahead of her own and has on many occasions accepted short-notice shifts. Her clients compliment her genuineness, conscientiousness and ability to think proactively regarding their care as well as being super courteous and always willing to help out! We are super excited to recognize Krissy as our Autumn 2018 CAREGiver of the Quarter.
If one of Patty's clients are in the hospital, she makes time out of her own schedule to check in on them and their families. By doing this, she is creating a relationship with the clients that becomes stronger than ever. Patty thinks outside the box when there are challenges with the clients, such as freezing their Ensure to make it into a little ice cream sundae, just to make it a little bit more special.
She has clients whose families call us to schedule care that will work around HER schedule. She has a down to earth way about her and a positive up beat nature that many clients respond to so well. We are proud to recognize Patty as our Summer 2018 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Crystal started working as a part-time CAREGiver in the Fall of 2017. In just a few short months, she realized how much her clients meant to her and decided to become a full-time CAREGiver. Crystal truly has what it takes to be a great CAREGiver- - she has the compassionate heart, as well as the necessary skills to provide all levels of client care, all while keeping a beautiful smile on her face! A wife of one of her clients said, "Even though my husband can't speak, she makes him laugh. And even though my husband can't walk, she gets him to 'dance'!" Crystal has definitely earned the honor of being recognized as our Spring 2018 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Julie has been working as a Home Instead CAREGiver since May 2017. She has a background in Occupational Therapy, and enjoys outdoor activities, singing & dancing. Her clients say that she is constantly thinking of ways to meet their needs; that she is very creative in trying new ways to make them comfortable; that she makes a hard job look easy; and that she is very conscientious of what she is doing. Julie is a very dependable CAREGiver and we are happy to recognize her as our Winter 2018 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Rachel has been caregiving with us for a year now and never ceases to amaze us with her
servant’s heart and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients. Her willingness to step up, many times in
last minute situations, has been incredibly helpful. She has a true caregiver’s heart! When asked why she would agree to be a backup
caregiver on a Sunday morning, when her own husband is the pastor of their church,
her answer was, “Isn’t caring for those in need what going to church is really
all about?” We are thrilled to honor Rachel Cranston as our Fall 2017
CAREGiver of the Quarter!!
Missy has been caregiving with us since March 2017 and immediately impressed us with her compassionate heart, great communication with the office regarding clients’ needs, willingness to go above and beyond in caring for her clients, and eagerness to fill shifts when needed. She has a servant’s heart and has been delivering Meals On Wheels for years before becoming a caregiver. One of Missy’s clients said, “Missy is very smart, a quick learner, pays attention to my husband, a good communicator & alert to changes, caring, prompt and always on time. She’s one of my husband’s best CGs.”
Keyana models the values we look for in a CAREGiver: loyalty, dependability, reliability, good communication; great work ethic and a true compassion for serving others. She is studying to be a lawyer, but definitely has the heart of a caregiver! Her clients love her and a couple of client’s family members have said, “She’s always on time, efficient in all she does, solves problems to make things run smoothly and has become a huge part of our family. Keyana is lovely, fantastic, patient, and knows just what is needed.” Keyana was recognized as our Spring 2017 CAREGiver of the Quarter.
Jeanne has been caregiving with Home Instead for a year, but has been a caregiver to seniors for much longer than that. Jeanne is very energetic and has lots of spunk and a go-get-'em attitude! She has a great rapport with her clients and is a great communicator with the office regarding schedule and client needs. She is always dependable, reliable and is good for her word! On top of all that, she is a fabulous cook! We are excited to name Jeanne as our Autumn CAREGiver of the Quarter 2016.
Jane has been caregiving for nearly two decades. She is one of seven siblings, four of whom are caregivers, so it’s definitely a family trait! Jane is loved by not only her clients, but also her clients’ families! She did a storyboard with one of her dementia clients, stepped up to provide hygiene care for a hospice client who was in a facility but not receiving the appropriate personal care by the facility staff, made follow-up calls with a medical equipment company for a client, among other clients that she clicked with immediately. Jane is quick to help us out when we’re in a pinch and is great at communicating with the office regarding changes in her clients and their needs. Jane was recognized as our Winter 2017 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Gina has been caregiving for over a year. She has previous experience working in Demonstration Sales (think Costco samples!), as well as in office settings.
Gina has recently found her niche as a caregiver to seniors, and her heart for providing compassionate care is very obvious, not only to us, but to her clients and their family members as well. After one of her clients passed away, the daughter-in-law was so impressed with Gina's compassionate care that she wrote a heartfelt thank-you note to our office for matching Gina up with her father-in-law.
Gina is on top of communicating with the office and willingly accepts sub shifts when available. We are grateful for Gina's heart for seniors, as well as her employee work ethics and are happy to recognize her as our Summer CAREGiver of the Quarter 2016.
Sheri's background is as an RN. She began working as a CAREGiver for Home Instead in April of 2015 and quickly became a favorite of her clients. She always has a smile on her face and a pep in her step! Sheri's clients always appreciate Sheri's loving care and her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. Our office staff always appreciates Sheri's great communication, reliability, dependability and all-around awesome attitude to help out whenever and however she can. With Sheri's background as an RN, she was a natural choice when choosing someone to demonstrate and coach new CAREGivers in providing personal care to clients. It is our honor to name Sheri Althof as our Autumn 2015 CAREGiver of the Quarter.
Linda has been with Home Instead Senior Care since September 2015 and was an instant hit with her clients! She has such a gentle, quiet, warm spirit about her which makes her clients and their families feel very comfortable and genuinely cared for.
Linda has an excellent record for communicating with our office and on numerous occasions has accepted short-notice shifts to help out in a time of need. The only challenge we have with Linda is that we haven't figured out how to clone her!
Congratulations to Linda Boelter for being recognized as our April 2016 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
Christine has a huge heart and a warm smile for her clients. She is so easy-going and has a calming effect on those for whom she is caring. Christine's deep faith motivates her and definitely has a positive impact on her ability to treat others with love and compassion. She is willing to step in and help whenever and however she can. Christine began her career as a Home Instead CAREGiver in August 2014 and has proven herself to be steady, reliable and trustworthy. We are excited to name Christine as our Winter 2016 CAREGiver of the Quarter!
served with her husband for over 26 years as a missionary in Russia and Finland. When they moved back to the States, she told her husband that she wanted to find a job serving others. For this very reason she makes an
excellent caregiver to her clients.
Nancy has many times picked up extra shifts for us when we have an
emergency shift arise. Nancy is quick to communicate with us,
and is one of the first to sign up for our monthly continuing education trainings as well. It's an honor to name Nancy as our Summer 2015 Caregiver of the Quarter!
Theresa is always an instant hit with her clients! She's one of those caregivers whose clients "fight" over who gets her more! Theresa is loved not only by her clients, but by their family members as well. Theresa's heart for seniors is as big as they come. She has no problem going the extra mile for her clients and has gone above and beyond with working short-notice or overnight shifts as well.
Theresa was our April 2015 Caregiver of the Quarter.
Carolyn's experience with raising a special needs son gives her the compassionate heart necessary in being a CAREGiver to seniors, especially those living with Alzheimer's Disease.
She has so much patience with her clients and is willing to do whatever it takes to make their lives easier. She goes above and beyond with each of her clients (and their pets!) and lives the Home Instead mission of enhancing their lives. To Carolyn, they are not just clients, they're like family.
Carolyn was chosen as our January 2015 Caregiver of the Quarter.
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