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2018 CAREGiver of the Year:
Chrissy Benbow

Chrissy joined our team in May 2015 and has been a powerhouse since completing training.  She is always willing to pick up extra shifts when asked and loves the challenge caring for multiple clients. Read Chrissy's Story...

2019 September CAREGiver of the Month - Marvinea

2019 September CAREGiver of the Month - Marvinea

​Congratulations to Marvinea Easterling for being our CAREGiver of the Month for September. Marvinea joined our Home Instead Senior Care family in February of 2019 and started her first client the same day she completed training. From the very beginning, Marvinea has been very passionate about each and every client she has provided care for. Marvinea has a very positive, bubbly and joyful personality. Some have said, she fits in with anyone. Marvinea has a unique spirit and it definitely shines through to all the clients she has provided care to. Several of our clients have requested Marvinea be their CAREGiver. She has helped many clients feel comfortable in their home while she has been there and recently when one of her client's returned from the hospital and called to start services back up, they made sure to ask for Marvinea. They wanted the transition of coming home to be smooth, organized and a good experience and with Marvinea being there, that goal was accomplished. In her spare time, she babysits her nieces and nephews and is currently looking for her own apartment and thinking about getting a dog. Thank you Marvinea for providing compassionate and exceptional care for our most adored seniors, for being the face of a leader and most importantly sharing your heart!


2019 August CAREGiver of the Month - Bernice

2019 August CAREGiver of the Month - Bernice

Congratulations to our August 2019 CAREGiver of the month Bernice Musgrove!  Bernice joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in September 2015 and has been an exceptional CAREGiver for us right from the start.  Her attendance is impeccable, and she has never been late a shift in the 4 years she has been with Home Instead Senior Care.    

Bernice has consistently provided care to her client for the past 2 ½ years and has always shown amazing dedication to her client.  She has been willing to cover any extra hours her client needs and provides her the most exceptional care.  Bernice has filled in when the family needed extra help and she worked with another CAREGiver to adjust to some schedule changes.  Bernice has truly been an amazing team player and has stepped up to the plate, not only working extra shifts, but also being flexible with her availability because she knows that consistency is critical for our clients.

Thank you, Bernice, for the dedication you show and the time you have put in to providing individualized care that best meets your client's needs.  We are so proud and thankful to have such an amazing CAREGiver as part of our team!


2019 July CAREGiver of the Month - Yvette

2019 July CAREGiver of the Month - Yvette

Congratulations to our July 2019 CAREGiver of the month Yvette Verdell!  Yvette joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in June 2018 and has been outstanding for our company since day one.  Her attendance is impeccable, and she has never been late a shift because Yvette is dedicated to making her clients her top priority. 

Yvette has consistently provided care to a client within a month after she started with Home Instead, and the client absolutely loves her.  Her client has said that Yvette is self-motivated, takes initiative, is always cooperative and consistently has a positive attitude.  He says Yvette never has to be asked to do things because she automatically does what needs done without requiring any direction.  He has really been impressed with Yvette and considers her a part of his family.  The client said he couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of him, that she is just such a great CAREGiver and he is truly thankful for her.    

Yvette is an amazing team player and has picked up several shifts with other clients when other CAREGivers have needed time off.   She has such a sweet and kind personality that she makes the clients feel comfortable almost immediately.  She treats each client with the utmost dignity and respect, as if they were family.

Thank you, Yvette, for treating your clients with such respect and for showing amazing dedication and commitment to them every day.  We are grateful to have you on our team!


2019 June CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

2019 June CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

Congratulations to our June CAREGiver of the month Nicole Stephens!  Nicole joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in October 2016 and has been exceptional for her clients since day one.  She is one of the most dedicated and reliable CAREGivers that we have on our team and her clients just adore her.  Nicole has never called off or been late to a shift in the 2.5 years she has been with us and is dedicated to making her clients her top priority. 

Nicole Stephens does a great job prepping for any new client she takes on. She always calls the office ahead of time to make sure she is fully briefed on any specifics of their normal routine. Nicole wants to make sure her client is comfortable with her and calls to get as much information as possible to maintain the client's normal routine. She always leaves early to make sure she is on time and makes a great first impression.

We have received numerous compliments from Nicole's clients and their families.  One client's daughter called to tell us what a wonderful CAREGiver Nicole is, and how much she and her family appreciate Nicole; another client's family said Nicole is extraordinary and how pleased they are with her; another family was very appreciative of the unbelievable care she provided for their parents.  

Nicole received a compliment on the wonderful care she provided to one of our short-term clients.  She was willing to be on standby all week in case the client needed last minute overnight care and did not hesitate to go out when the daughter called for our help with less than two hours' notice. Nicole made a great connection with him and impressed his daughter too, with the exceptional care she provided.

She did an amazing job helping one of her client's spouses, who was going through a difficult time as his wife declined.  It became harder and harder for him to cope, causing frustration and anger.  Nicole was understanding and remained professional while providing exceptional care to the client.

Nicole has been extremely flexible and in accommodating her clients.  She has picked up shifts outside her availability, covered shifts when CAREGivers have called off sick, one time even covering a shift when another CAREGiver had a family emergency – the night before a concert she was attending!  Another time, Nicole covered a shift for a sick CAREGiver, right after finishing a 12-hour shift. 

   Thank you so much, Nicole, for not only setting the bar, but for exceeding the standard of a true Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver! You are a blessing to us and to our clients, and we appreciate you!!  We are so proud to have you as a CAREGiver who truly is Living Home Instead!


2019 May CAREGiver of the Month - Christinia

2019 May CAREGiver of the Month - Christinia

Congratulations to our May 2019 CAREGiver of the month Christinia Eaton!  Christinia joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in December 2018.  She has provided exceptional care to several clients and has touched each of them with her joyful heart and warm spirit.  She treats each client as if they were her own family and shows genuine compassion and empathy to each of them. 

Christinia has received several compliments from clients and their families for whom she provided care.  The daughter of one client said that her mom really loves Christinia and enjoys spending time with her.  According to the daughter of a client, Christinia is just the sweetest lady and is such a hard worker and a wonderful person.

Most recently, Christinia made a pot of chili and a cherry cheesecake which she took to her client's one weekend when the client mentioned that she liked chili.  After the tornado, Christinia had a client without power.  She took two loads of the client's laundry home, washed and folded the laundry and took it back to the client. 

Christinia has gone above and beyond for all her clients, ensuring that they are receiving the best possible care.  She is trustworthy, reliable and dependable for our clients and we are so grateful to have her as a part of our team.  Thank you for everything you do for your clients, Christinia, and thank you for Living Home Instead!


2019 April CAREGiver of the Month - Gina

2019 April CAREGiver of the Month - Gina

Congratulations to our April 2019 CAREGiver of the month Gina Evans!  Gina joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in July 2018 and has been a blessing to both Home Instead Senior Care and for our clients.  Gina has such a giving personality, and uplifting spirit about her.  She not only lifts her clients' spirits, but she also compliments other CAREGivers as well.  Gina has received several compliments from clients and their families for whom she provided care.  According to the spouse of a client, Gina was really good at anticipating her husband's needs and that she has a personality that fit in well at their home.

Another of Gina's clients had been having a hard time sleeping but felt comfortable with Gina there and was finally able to get some rest.

Gina recently took care of a sweet lady who had fell and needed to be hospitalized.  The client wanted reasurrance that once she was able to return home, that Gina would return as her CAREGiver.  We have had several clients call for additional services who specifically request Gina as their CAREGiver.

When not providing care, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband and children on their family farm.  On behalf of all of us at Home Instead Senior Care, a huge THANK YOU Gina for your amazing heart and loving personality!!!


2019 March CAREGiver of the Month - Brenda

2019 March CAREGiver of the Month - Brenda

Congratulations to our March 2019  CAREGiver of the month Brenda Evans!  Brena joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in June 2017 and this is her second time being selected for CAREGiver of the month since she started.  In the almost 2 years Brenda has been employed she has gone above and beyond by picking up and filling in for shifts when they are outside her availability and has only called off on 4 occasions.  Brenda shows the passion for this line of work by making sure that all clients get the care and attention they deserve.  Over 20 Home Instead Senior Care clients have received exceptional care thanks to this amazing lady.  Brenda understands how to adjust to different client's personalities and adapts quickly to meet their needs.  Compassion and empathy through her words and actions are felt by all who interact with her.

Brenda recently helped a gentleman through the difficult period before his wife's death.  The man called our office after his wife passed and said that Brenda did an outstanding job, is to be congratulated for her last day there when she did everything in her power to help hm and that she is just wonderful.

When not providing care, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband and children on their family farm.  She has been one of the most reliable and dedicated CAREGivers that we've had as a part of our team and provides the highest quality of care.  Brenda's caring heart and compassionate nature make her an incredible asset to our team and we are so grateful to have her.  Thank you Brenda for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead Senior Care!


2019 February CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

2019 February CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

Congratulations to our February 2019 CAREGiver of the month Nicole Murphy!  Nicole joined our Home Instead Senior Care office in August 2018 and has been a joy to work with ever since.  Nicole treats her clients with the utmost dignity and respect, as if they were family.

Nicole started with her current client in mid-January, and she has made her client her top priority ever since.  Nicole was working with her on weekends, and when the weekday CAREGiver was no longer able to provide care Nicole jumped in and worked 2 weeks without a break so the client could have consistency.  Nicole has gone above and beyond to add quality to her client's life, including when Nicole found out her client really likes home-cooked meals.  She took the time and effort to find some recipes, especially those with beef since finding that to be her client's favorite meat, and has been making her homemade meals daily since.  Nicole also has also been working with her client's daughter, going room by room and organizing cabinets, closets, and dressers.  The client's daughter has noticed how much Nicole has stepped up to the plate with her mom, and how she engages the client in activities, and how appreciative she is that Nicole is cooking nutritious meals for her mom each day. 

Thank you, Nicole for everything you do for your client and for Home Instead Senior Care.  We are thankful to have you on our team, and so is your client and her family.


2019 January CAREGiver of the Month - Scatia

2019 January CAREGiver of the Month - Scatia

Congratulations to our January 2019 CAREGiver of the month Scatia Linder!  Scatia is a retired LPN who spent many years working at the Home Instead Senior Care in Port Clinton, OH before moving to the Dayton area.  She joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in March 2018 and has been exceptional for our company since day one.  She has never called off or been late to a shift and is dedicated to making her clients a top priority. 

Scatia has consistently provided care to a client within a few weeks after she started with Home Instead, and the client absolutely loves her.  Though the client is taking a 3 ½ month vacation during the winter, she wanted reassurance that Scatia will still provide care for her again once she returns.  The client and her family have been so impressed with Scatia's willingness to help and to go above and beyond what she was asked to do.  She has been providing care to other clients while her regular client is away for the winter, and each client she has been with just adores her. 

Scatia has a calming presence that makes her clients feel comfortable and at ease almost immediately.  She treats her clients with the utmost dignity and respect, as if they were family.

Thank you Scatia for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead Senior Care.  Your passion for providing quality and compassionate care to seniors is shown every day through the care you provide.  We are blessed to have you on our team!


2018 December CAREGiver of the Month - Candy

2018 December CAREGiver of the Month - Candy

Congratulations to our December 2018 CAREGiver of the month Candy Johnson!  Candy joined our Home Instead Senior Care team in September 2015 and has become an invaluable asset providing consistency to the client she began caring for in October 2015 and continues with today.  She treats her client as she would her own family and has even provided care for her client's dog Brandy until she was put to sleep.  Candy's exceptional care has been a determining factor in her client being able to remain at home for the past 3 years.  Not only has Candy been one of our most tenured employees, she is responsible for her client being one of our longest served clients as well.

In the 3.5 years Candy has been employed she has only had 3 call offs (less than 1 per year) and has been willing to pick up shifts during vacations and emergencies to provide consistency for her client even when it has been outside her availability.  Candy always has a smile and a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances and is truly a positive influence on her client and co-workers.  Her passion for our seniors and her drive to make a difference in their lives shows as she is often willing to put their needs ahead of her own.

When not providing care, Candy enjoys spending time relaxing at home with her dog or visiting her children in Columbus and California.  On behalf of all of us at Home Instead Senior Care, a huge THANK YOU Candy for your amazing heart and years of service!!!


2018 November CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka

2018 November CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka

Congratulations to our November CAREGiver of the Month, Lenka Clark!!  Lenka has been with Home Instead Senior Care since March of 2017 and she has been an incredible asset to our company.  She is passionate about our seniors and does an amazing job of helping to make them feel comfortable and safe in their home.

Lenka does an outstanding job in meeting her clients' needs.  She always goes the extra mile to ensure her clients have consistency and is always willing to cover any extra shifts they may need. 

Lenka has a positive and warm heart that comforts all her clients and their families, because they know she will take the lead and ensure they receive the proper care.  She has been one of the most reliable and dedicated CAREGivers that we've had as a part of our team.

Thank you so much, Lenka, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead Senior Care.  We are incredibly grateful for you and everything you do!


2018 October CAREGiver of the Month - Betty

2018 October CAREGiver of the Month - Betty

Congratulations to our October CAREGiver of the Month, Betty Kress!  Betty has been with Home Instead since March of 2017, and she has been an exceptional asset to our team since day one.  She has provided oustanding care to several clients and touched each one of them with her warm heart and joyful spirit.  She treats each client as if they were her own family and shows genuine compassion and empathy to each of them.  Betty has been a blessing and goes the extra miles for every client she cares for, to ensure their needs are met and they are receiving the highest quality of care they deserve.

Betty has been an advocate for her clients and always has their best interest in mind.  Any time her clients need her, Betty drops what she is doing to care for them.  She has been one of the most reliable and dedicated CAREGivers that we've had as part of our team and we are so grateful to have her.  Betty has been caring for her current client for a year and a half, and has adjusted her schedule to make sure she is available when needed.    

Betty is a tremendous CAREGiver for us and we are extremely thankful for everything she has done and continues to do for her clients and for Home Instead.  Thank you Betty, for everything you do and for living Home Instead!


CAREGiver of the Month - Diane

CAREGiver of the Month - Diane

Diane has been with our franchise since October 2016 and has been an exceptional asset to our team since day one.  She has received numerous compliments about the compassionate, creative, and consistent care she provides from her clients as well as from their families.  Diane has never called off nor been late to a shift and is dedicated to making clients her top priority.  She has truly shown the most tremendous amount of respect and empathy to her clients as well as families.

 

After the death of a client earlier this year, her husband called to share his gratitude over the exceptional care his wife received from Diane.  He is eternally grateful for the extraordinary compassion Diane showed his wife and was amazed at the respect and empathy she showed each and every day.  Not only was Diane conscientious of all her client’s needs, but she also showed respect to her husband, asking his preferences and thoughts on his wife’s care.  He spoke very highly of Diane and said she made a critical difference in his wife’s final days.

 

Diane has been caring for another client daily since February 2017 and she absolutely adores Diane.  She loves the creative activities Diane comes up with to keep her busy and exercise her mind.  She stated, “Diane makes me feel comfortable and safe when I am in pain and comes up with ways to alleviate the pain.  She is extremely trustworthy and reliable as well as respectful and does not talk down to me.

 

We are so proud to partner with this exceptional lady who truly embodies Living Home Instead, because to Diane. . . .it’s personal!


CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

CAREGiver of the Month - Nicole

Congratulations to our October CAREGiver of the Month, Nicole Stephens! Nicole has been with us for a little over a year now and has been an amazing representation of our company and everything Home Instead stands for. She has an incredible passion for providing the highest quality of care and demonstrates this every day she is with her clients.

Nicole has cared for several different clients and received numerous compliments from them and their family members for the exceptional care she provides. She goes above and beyond to make sure she exceeds her clients' expectations in meeting their needs. Nicole always calls the office before starting with a client to get the full details of their level of care, their personality and preferences. She wants to make sure she makes a great connection with them right from the start by showing interest in things that interest them and find things they have in common. Nicole's German background allowed her to make a great connection with her German client, Eugen.  Eugen and Nicole were able to have full conversations in both German and English, making Eugen feel comfortable and trusting of his new CAREGiver. Eugene's family was extremely impressed with the strong relationship Nicole built with their father and the level of care she provided to him. They felt at ease knowing someone that shared his German background was caring for him and making him feel comfortable and safe. Nicole has also cared for several Hospice patients, providing an amazing amount of support to them and their families during their final days. She is an advocate for her clients and always on the look out for way to make them more comfortable or different ideas that will improve their quality of life. Nicole is able to provide exceptional care to any client at any level of care and does an extraordinary job making sure all of their needs are met.

Nicole has been one of the best CAREGivers we have on our team. She shows an amazing amount of compassion and empathy to any client she cares for and goes the extra mile to look for the extra little things she can do to make a huge difference. We appreciate Nicole's dedication and commitment to her clients and to Home Instead and are eternally grateful for the work she does.


CAREGiver of the Month - Laura

CAREGiver of the Month - Laura

Congratulations to our September CAREGiver of the Month, Laura Schindler! Laura joined our Home Instead team in June and has already done an amazing job caring for several of our clients already in just three months. Laura's clients love her kind, gentle heart and the warm compassion and empathy she shows. She is always willing to jump right in and help wherever she is needed.

Laura has a true heart for caring for our seniors and it shows every day she is with her clients. She is always the first person to call in any time we need a fill in or a new client needs care, Laura is ready to go at the drop of a hat. She has opened up her availability completely and is willing to help clients at any time day or night. This is truly what she loves to do. She has a gentle, kind personality and is able to build a connection and trusting relationship with any client right from the start. Laura demonstrates an incredible amount of dedication and commitment to her clients. One night after being in the hospital all day until 2:00 a.m. she called to let me know she would still make it to her 6:00 a.m. shift to keep consistency for her client. She truly cares about providing exceptional care to our seniors.

Laura is always going to the extra mile to ensure her clients receive the care and attention they deserve. She is always looking out for their best interest and strives to build a trusting bond right from the start. We are extremely appreciative of everything Laura has done for her clients and for Home Instead. Thank you, Laura, for treating your clients with the utmost dignity and respect and for showing amazing dedication and commitment to them every day.


CAREGiver of the Month - Betty

CAREGiver of the Month - Betty Congratulations to our August CAREGiver of the Month, Betty Kress!  Betty has been with Home Instead since March of this year and has been an outstanding asset to our team and a blessing to her clients since day one.  The amount of compassion, dedication and commitment she shows to her clients is truly remarkable.  Betty has a heart of gold and a true passion for making a difference and it shows every day she is with her clients.

Betty has cared for several different clients and provided exceptional care to each of them.  She is a true advocate for them and will go above and beyond to ensure they are getting the proper care and attention they deserve.  She has been caring for her current client, Wilma, for several months now and cares for her as if she were her own family.  She sets up Wilma’s doctor appointments and always adjusts her schedule to make sure she is available to take her.  Betty brings Wilma’s schedule in to the office monthly so she doesn’t have to worry about calling and works whatever hours Wilma needs.  She looks out for Wilma’s health and monitors her condition every day, updating her doctor and the office on her status. 

Betty takes the extra time to ensure her clients are well taken care of even when she is not there.  She will set them up for the next day or week so they have everything they need until her next visit.  Betty has a true heart for our seniors and treats them as if they were family.  She shows a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy to all her clients.  She has a warm smile and gentle personality that makes her clients feel they are with someone they can really trust.  Betty has been an amazing asset to our team and demonstrates through her words and actions the exceptional care that Home Instead believes in providing.  She is a wonderful representation of our company and a true blessing to all her clients.  Thank you so much, Betty, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  We are lucky to have you and so appreciative of the work you do. 

CAREGiver of the Month - Diane

CAREGiver of the Month - Diane

Congratulations to our July CAREGiver of the Month, Diane Tiley!  Diane has been with us since October of last year and has been an exceptional asset to our team since day one.  She has received numerous compliments from the clients she’s cared for and from their families for the amazing care she provides.  She has never called off or been late to a shift and is dedicated and committed to making her clients her top priority.

Diane has a certain warmth and kindness that her clients are drawn to.  She is able to make such a strong connection with her clients by building trust with them first.  Her calming presence and gentle touch make her clients feel comfortable and at ease and she bonds with them almost instantly by being reliable and dependable.  There is a sense of peace that Diane brings when she walks in a room that make her clients feel comfortable and safe.  she has such a strong connection with them and treats them with the utmost dignity and respect. 

When Diane starts with a new client they are her number one priority from day one.  She has been the primary CAREGiver for her clients, Joyce and Patricia, for some time now.  She started with Patricia in April and with Joyce in February.  Diane provides care to both of them five days a week and has never missed a day or been late.  Her clients know they can trust her to be there no matter what and know she will provide the most exceptional care to them.  Diane gives Patricia a bed bath, dresses her and feeds her every day.  Patricia’s husband is incredibly grateful for Diane and is always raving about the remarkable care she provides to his wife.  He couldn’t be more thankful to have such an amazing CAREGiver that shows the same compassion, empathy and kindess to his wife that he does.  He feels incredibly blessed to have Diance in their life and is always calling to tell us how wonderful she is.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for your clients, Diane.  The heart and passion you have for caring is truly amazing and it shows every day through the quality of care you provide.  You are making such a difference in the lives of our seniors and we feel incredibly blessed to have you on our Home Instead team. 


CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka

CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka Congratulations to our June CAREGiver of the Month, Lenka Clark!  Lenka has been an outstanding asset to our team since she started with us in March of this year.  She is one of the hardest workers we have on board and will work around the clock to ensure her client’s needs are met.  She is passionate and dedicated to this line of work and shows it every day she is with her clients.

Lenka has cared for several of our clients and received compliments from every one of them.  Her clients love her positive, cheerful attitude and her impressive work ethic.  She picks up any shift, any time day or night and goes above and beyond to exceed her client’s expectations.  She currently cares for three clients and does a remarkable job with each of them.  Her current client, Helen, absolutely adores Lenka and is so appreciative of everything she’s done for her.  Recently Lenka arranged a pampering day for Helen when she was feeling down.  When Helen didn’t feel like getting out of the house she scheduled a beautician to come out to her home and do her hair, nails and makeup.  It made Helen’s day and brought tears to her eyes!  She felt like a new woman and was incredibly thankful for the effort Lenka put toward arranging all of it.  She couldn’t be more grateful for everything Lenka does for her and feels so blessed to have her in her life.

Thank you, Lenka, for everything you do for your clients and for being such an amazing asset to our team.  We are so blessed and lucky to have you and want you to know how big of a difference you make in the lives of our seniors.  We appreciate the hard work you put towards providing the best possible care and are so thankful for how well you’ve represented Home Instead.  You make us who we are today and for that we are incredibly grateful.    


CAREGiver of the Month - Nanci

CAREGiver of the Month - Nanci Congratulations to our April CAREGiver of the Month, Nanci Upton!  Nanci has been with us for two years now and is one of our most dedicated CAREGivers.  She has provided exceptional care to several clients and touched each of them with her warm heart and joyful spirit.  She treats each client as if they were her own family and shows genuine compassion and empathy to each of them.


Nanci has a true heart and passion for her clients and demonstrates it every day she is with them.  Her clients adore her welcoming smile and calming demeanor.  She goes above and beyond by picking up and filling in for shifts even when they are outside her availability.  It shows the true passion she has for this line of work and making sure that all clients get the care and attention they deserve.  Not only is Nanci an incredible CAREGiver to her clients, she is also an outstanding employee and an absolute joy to be around.  She is very involved in the company and has shown great loyalty to Home Instead over the past two years.

Nanci does an amazing job with every client she cares for.  No matter the level or care or personality, she will always go the extra mile to ensure their needs are met and they are getting the highest quality of care they deserve.  We are so grateful to have Nanci on our team.  She is an outstanding CAREGiver and an excellent employee.  Thank you so much, Nanci, for your years of service to your clients and to Home Instead.  You are a blessing to our company and we are lucky to have you on board.


CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka

CAREGiver of the Month - Lenka

Congratulations to our March CAREGiver of the month, Lenka Clark!  Lenka is fairly new with Home Instead and started with us at the beginning of last month.  She hit the door running and made quite an impression on all of us in the office as well as her clients.  Picking up any and every client we could offer her, Lenka has worked nearly 40 hours a week from the very beginning and provided excellent care to every client she’s been with.

Within one month of being with our company, Lenka has demonstrated how eager she is to make a difference in the lives of our seniors.  She has already provided care to more than eight different clients and received incredible feedback from each of them.  One of her current clients, Gus, absolutely adores Lenka.  Gus’s wife, Carol, is extremely impressed with the level of care Lenka has provided and feels that she has been a true blessing to her husband.

Thank you, Lenka, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  You have been an amazing asset to our team and we are lucky to have you on board.  You have made such a difference in your client’s lives and have been a joy to have as an employee.  We are so appreciative of everything you’ve done and look forward to you caring for more of our clients.


CAREGiver of the Month - Christine

CAREGiver of the Month - Christine

Congratulations to our February CAREGiver of the month, Chrissy Benbow!  Chrissy has been an absolute blessing to our team since she started with us in May of last year.  She is an STNA with tons of caregiving experience and has done an incredible job with all of her clients here.

Chrissy has a true heart and passion for helping our seniors and shows it every day when she is with her clients.  She has been caring for her current client, Margaret, since December and has made such a difference in her life since day one.  Chrissy adjusts her schedule to accommodate Margaret’s needs at the drop of a hat.  She looks out for Margaret as if she were family and shows an amazing amount of compassion and empathy for her every day.  She is a true blessing to Margaret and goes above and beyond every day to ensure she is getting the highest quality of care.

Thank you so much, Chrissy, for everything you’ve done for Margaret and for all of your clients. You are an absolute saint and we are so lucky to have you as a part of our team.  You are an amazing asset to our company and we are eternally grateful for everything you’ve done. 


CAREGiver of the Month - Jennifer

CAREGiver of the Month - Jennifer

​Congratulations to our January CAREGiver of the Month, Jennifer Doyle.  Jennifer has been with Home Instead since April of 2016 and has been exceptional for her clients and for our company since day one.  She is one of the most dedicated and reliable CAREGivers that we have one our team and her clients absolutely adore her.
    Jennifer’s current client, Mrs. Baker, absolutely loves her company and the amazing care she provides.  Jennifer started caring for Mr. Baker as a fill in back in May of last year.  The Bakers were so impressed with the care she provided that they asked her to be their new, permanent CAREGiver.  Jennifer was happy to take them on permanently and has been a wonderful companion and friend to the Baker’s since then.  She recently helped Mrs. Baker through a difficult transition dealing with her husband’s death.  Mrs. Baker felt blessed and comforted knowing Jennifer was there by her side for support and companionship the whole way through.  
    Not only does Jennifer provide outstanding care to her clients, but she has also been an exceptional employee for our franchise.  She is very involved in the company and has attended every extracurricular event we’ve held including all caregiver meetings and trainings.  She was also an active volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Walk that we sponsored last year.  
    Thank you so much, Jennifer, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  We are so grateful and blessed to have you as a part of our team and appreciate everything you do for our company.  You are an amazing representation of what Home Instead stands for and believes in and we are lucky to have you on our team!


January 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Bobbie

January 2017 CAREGiver of the Month - Bobbie

Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month, Bobbie Cruse!  Bobbie has been with Home Instead since July of 2016 and has been a blessing to every client she’s been with.  She is truly passionate about caring for our seniors and will go above and beyond to ensure they receive the highest quality of care.

She cared for her previous clients, Lou and Mary Lou, for over five months and made such a difference in their lives.  Their children felt that Bobbie was a true blessing to their parents every day she was with them.  Bobbie was able to get them out and about to auctions and take drives to places they liked to go.  She understood the importance of consistency for her clients and their family and was always willing to adjust her schedule to meet their needs if they needed her for extra days or hours.  Bobbie always demonstrates empathy and compassion through her words and actions.  She helped Lou and Mary Lou through several difficult transitions and was always helpful and supportive to their family.  Bobbie has cared for several of our clients and does an amazing job with each other them.  She knows how to adjust to different client’s personalities and can adapt quickly to meet all of their needs and exceed their expectations.

Bobbie has been a tremendous CAREGiver for us and an amazing asset to our team.  We are extremely grateful for everything she has done for her clients and for Home Instead and appreciate the wonderful care she provides each day.  Bobbie’s clients adore her and we feel very lucky to have her as a part of our team.  Thank you, Bobbie, for everything you do for your clients and for living Home Instead.


CAREGiver of the Month - Maxene

CAREGiver of the Month - Maxene
Congratulations to our November CAREGiver of the month, Maxene Jessop.  Maxene has been one of our most exceptional CAREGivers that we’ve had as a part of our team.  She constantly goes above and beyond for all of her clients and is by far our most dedicated, reliable, and committed CAREGivers. 

Maxene understands the importance of consistency and has never turned down a shift for a client unless she is already scheduled to work.  She has provided all of her clients with the highest quality of care and does well meeting their needs and adjusting to different client’s needs and their personalities.  Maxene has cared for her current client, Martha, for eight months now and has been a blessing to Martha and her family from the very beginning.  Martha’s daughter lives out of town so Maxene works with her on a daily basis communicating Martha’s needs and updating her on how she’s feeling.

Maxene is an advocate for her clients and always has their best interest in mind.  Any time her clients need her she drops whatever she is doing to care for them.  She has been one of the most reliable and dedicated CAREGivers that we’ve had as a part of our team and provides the highest quality of care.  Maxene’s caring heart and compassionate nature make her an incredible asset to our team and we are so grateful to have her.  Thank you, Maxene, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead!


CAREGiver of the Month - Nancy

CAREGiver of the Month - Nancy

​Congratulations to our October CAREGiver of the Month, Nancy Macy!  Nancy started with us since in January of this year and has been an incredible asset to our company.  Nancy does especially well caring for dementia clients.  She is able to adjust to their behavioral changes and make them feel comfortable and safe in their home.  
Nancy brings joy and laughter to her clients.  She is able to laugh through the good and the bad with them.  Nancy is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her clients have consistency and is always willing to cover any extra shifts they might need.  Nancy always takes the initiative to provide a more individualized care for her clients.  She takes the time and effort to really get to know her clients so she is able to figure out what methods work best for each person.  She has come up with several new techniques while caring for her current clients, Lou and Mary Lou, who absolutely love Nancy and have grown very close with her.
Thank you so much, Nancy, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  You are an amazing asset to our team and a blessing to your clients.  We are incredibly grateful for everything you do!


CAREGiver of the Month - DeeAnn

CAREGiver of the Month - DeeAnn
Congratulations to our September CAREGiver of the month, DeeAnn Whittaker.  DeeAnn has been with Home Instead since last November and has been a blessing to her clients since the very beginning.  She has a warm heart, positive attitude and shows incredible compassion and empathy for her clients and their families to help them through any situation.  

She has been caring for her current clients, Lou and Mary Lou, a husband and wife in Piqua, for several months now and has done an amazing job with them.  She has made such a difference in their lives and her presence has been such a stress reliever for the family.  DeeAnn provides exceptional care to Lou and Mary Lou five days a week and they look forward to her coming each day.  She is there not only as a companion, but to help with anything they need around the house and ensure their safety while doing so.  

DeeAnn has gone above and beyond for all of her clients to ensure they are receiving the best possible care.  She has a warm heart and genuine personality that makes everyone feel welcome.  She is trustworthy, reliable and dependable for our clients and we are so grateful to have her as a part of our team.  Thank you for everything you do for your clients, DeeAnn, and thank you for living Home Instead.   


CAREGiver of the Month - Jan

CAREGiver of the Month - Jan
Congratulations to our August CAREGiver of the Month, Jan Hiemer! Jan started with Home Instead in November of 2015 and has been a blessing to our client’s since the beginning.  Jan does a great job taking the initiative to understand what her client’s needs are and goes above and beyond to exceed their expectations.  Her personality is comforting to her client’s family members because they know she will take the lead to ensure they receive the proper care.

Jan has been caring for her current client, Emilee, for almost two months now and has been an amazing support system to Emilee and her family.  Emilee’s husband feels at ease when he leaves for work in the morning knowing that Jan is there to make his wife comfortable and help her with everything she needs.  Jan shows remarkable compassion, empathy and dedication for her client’s and is more than willing to adjust her schedule to meet their needs.

Thank you, Jan, for everything you do for your client’s and for Home Instead.  You have been a blessing to our company since day one and we are extremely grateful and proud to have you as a part of our team!  Keep up the amazing work and thank you for living Home Instead. 


CAREGiver of the Month - Helen

CAREGiver of the Month - Helen
​Congratulations to our July CAREGiver of the month, Helen Collins!  Helen just had her one-year anniversary with Home Instead and has been an incredible asset to our team right from the start.  Helen is one of our most reliable and dedicated CAREGivers.  She has a true passion for helping our seniors and is more than willing to go above and beyond to ensure they are getting the best possible care.
 
Helen’s dedication to her clients is truly remarkable.  She is extremely committed to providing consistency and will adjust to meet her client’s needs without hesitation.  Anytime there is a last minute schedule change, Helen’s clients can always count on her to be there.  Helen is more than willing to cover additional hours for her clients and has done so on multiple occasions.  She recently stayed an extra 12 hours for her client, Rosemary, after already working her regular10 hour shift.  While she is constantly going the extra mile to provide the highest quality of care, Helen does not expect any praise or acknowledgment for doing so.  She has a genuine heart and passion for making a difference in the lives of our seniors by keeping them safe and happy in their homes.

Helen’s commitment to her clients and to Home Instead is truly remarkable. She builds trust by providing consistency to her clients and their families, and shares her heart by showing empathy and compassion.  Helen is one of our most reliable CAREGivers and we are extremely grateful to have her as a part of our team.  Thank you, Helen, for everything you do and for being such a wonderful asset to our team!


CAREGiver of the Month - Anita

CAREGiver of the Month - Anita

​Congratulations to our June CAREGiver of the month, Anita Collins!  Anita has been a true blessing to Home Instead since she started with us in January of 2015.  Her dedication and commitment to her clients is truly remarkable and she is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure they are receiving the highest quality of care.

Anita’s clients’ love her warm smile, friendly personality and positive energy.  She has a calm demeanor that is comforting to her clients and allows them to relax knowing they are in good hands.  Anita has cared for her current client, Rose, for almost a year now and has been absolutely wonderful with her since day one.  Rose’s family fell in love with Anita right from the start and felt that her kindness, compassion and soothing nature made her a perfect match for their mom.  From the beginning, Anita’s top priority has been providing the best possible care for Rose, and she has stopped at nothing to do so.  Anita understands the importance of consistency to her clients and their family members and goes above and beyond to ensure that’s what they are getting.  Anita’s ability to empathize with her clients is truly remarkable.  She understands the struggle her clients face with a change in their routine, and therefore is willing to go to any extent in order to maintain consistency for them.  Without hesitation, Anita is willing to adjust her schedule to meet her client’s needs.  She is constantly stepping in to cover additional hours Rose may need, and is more than willing to fill in for other CAREGivers to keep consistency.

Anita’s dedication and passion for caring for our seniors is truly amazing.  She has been a blessing to all of her clients and to Home Instead.  Thank you, Anita, for everything you do.  We are incredibly grateful to have such an extraordinary CAREGiver as a part of our team, and we appreciate your commitment in ensuring our clients receive the highest quality of care.  


CAREGiver of the Month - Tonya

CAREGiver of the Month - Tonya

​Congratulations to our May CAREGiver of the Month, Tonya Huffman!  Tonya has been with Home Instead since October of 2013 when she started working for the office in Gainesville, FL.  She came to our office last September and has been a blessing to our clients ever since.  Tonya is one of our CAREGivers that flies under the radar.  She is humble and modest, and the care she provides our clients is done out of the pure kindness of her heart, never expecting any reward or recognition for the amazing work she does.  Tonya’s kind, honest nature allows her to care for her clients in a very special way, always showing remarkable empathy and compassion.

Tonya has been with several different clients and done an amazing job with all of them including her current client, Ann, who thinks the world of Tonya.  We surprised Tonya at Ann’s with her award and a gift card to her favorite restaurant.  Ann was very excited to see Tonya rewarded for the amazing care she provides.  She feels that Tonya is an incredible CAREGiver and so dependable.  She enjoys Tonya’s warm heart and kind nature, and that she can always count on her to help with anything she needs.

Thank you, Tonya, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  We want you to know that the amazing care you provide does not go unnoticed.  You are truly a blessing in disguise and we appreciate everything you do.  We feel blessed to have such a wonderful CAREGiver as a part of our team who cares for her clients in an incredible way and expects nothing in return.  You are a great asset to our team, Tonya, and we appreciate everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead!         


CAREGiver of the Month - Margaret

CAREGiver of the Month - Margaret

Congratulations to our April CAREGiver of the month, Margaret Johnson!  Margaret is fairly new to Home Instead.  She started with us in March of this year and has been amazing since day one.  Her warm spirit and contagious laugh brings joy to everyone she meets.  She has a big heart, and the kindness and compassion she shows to her clients is truly remarkable.  We feel that she has been a blessing to all of her clients and to Home Instead.

After only two months with Home Instead, Margaret has made quite an impression.  Picking up any and all shifts we need covered, she has already cared for five of our clients and done an incredible job with each of them.  She has been with her current client, Margaret L., for almost two weeks now and they absolutely adore each other.  Margaret made huge a breakthrough with her client through words of encouragement and kindness.  Since she’s been with her, Margaret L. seems to have a new enjoyment for life, showing interest in getting out and about and doing the things she once loved.  Yesterday when Margaret arrived, her client was dressed and ready to get out and do some shopping.  Margaret took her client to the dollar store, then they stopped by the office for a quick visit.  They’ve also made plans to grill out in the backyard and get dinner at a new restaurant nearby. 

Margaret has made a difference in her client’s behavior and been a positive influence in her life.  We feel truly blessed to have Margaret as a part of Home Instead.  She is dedicated and reliable for her clients and provides them with exceptional care every day.  Thank you, Margaret, for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.  We are so proud to have you as a part of our team. 


CAREGiver of the Month - Tiffany

CAREGiver of the Month - Tiffany

Congratulations to our March CAREGiver of the Month, Tiffany Jones!  Tiffany has been a tremendous asset to our team since she started with us in July of 2015.  Tiffany’s clients love her compassionate personality and positive energy she brings with each smile.  The commitment and dedication she shows to her client’s is truly remarkable.  She is constantly going above and beyond to ensure her clients are getting the proper care and respect they deserve.

Tiffany has been with her current client, Donna Jones, for over eight months and has gone the extra mile for her since day one. Donna and her husband, Jack, absolutely adore Tiffany and welcome her like family. She provides Donna with the most exceptional care and is always willing to adjust to her schedule whenever she is needed. Tiffany makes it a priority to keep Donna healthy and on track with her doctor’s appointments. She knows all of Donna’s appointments ahead of time and makes any necessary adjustments for her transportation needs.  She also does a great job maintaining professional boundaries, always updating the office on any appointments or changes to her schedule.  Whether it be taking her to doctor appointments or the grocery store, Tiffany has been there to make sure Donna has everything she needs and more. Donna's husband says that Tiffany has done far more than any of her other doctors or nurses, and that she is the one who keeps Donna going.  Even on Thanksgiving Day Tiffany took time to bring them a home cooked meal.

Tiffany’s extraordinary compassion, dedication and commitment demonstrates Home Instead’s mission in providing exceptional care to our clients.  Thank you, Tiffany, for being an amazing CAREGiver and an incredible asset to our team.  We truly appreciate everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead.


CAREGiver of the Month - Nichole

CAREGiver of the Month - Nichole Congratulations to our February CAREGiver of the month, Nichole Alridge.  This is Nichole’s second time being selected for CAREGiver of the month since she started with us in October, 2014.  Nichole has been with over 20 of our clients and has provided exceptional care to all of them.  Her enthusiasm and positive energy brings joy to every client she’s with.

Nichole has been with her current client, Marilyn Serbin, for almost four months now and has received numerous compliments from the client, her family, and from the facility’s staff.  She has been the primary CAREGiver for Mrs. Serbin and has taken the time to train Marilyn’s other CAREGivers to ensure she is getting the proper care and attention she deserves.  Nichole’s dedication to her client is truly remarkable.  Over the last two months Nichole has worked 7 days a week for Mrs. Serbin, including a two week stretch working double shifts.  She is even taking time to drive Mrs. Serbin to the airport to wish her farewell before her flight to California. 

We surprised Nichole at Marilyn’s with her award and a gift card to her favorite restaurant.  We are so blessed to have such an incredible CAREGiver as a part of our team.  Thank you so much, Nichole, for everything you bring to Home Instead, and for sharing the same passion that we do for providing the absolute best care to our seniors.

CAREGiver of the Month January 2016 - Nina B.

CAREGiver of the Month January 2016 - Nina B.

Congratulations to our January CAREGiver of the Month, Nina Brooks!  Nina has been an outstanding CAREGiver for us since she started in July of 2015.  She has shown dedication and commitment to Home Instead and understands the importance of consistency for her clients.  She works weekends to fill in and picks up dinner for her client every day.  She has also spent time outside raking leaves because it was important to her client.  Nina is a compassionate CAREGiver and is always willing to go the extra mile.  She shows respect and empathy for her clients and lifts their spirits with her warm-hearted nature. 

She has been with her client, Margaret, since July and provided her with exceptional care.  We surprised Nina at Margaret’s with her award and a gift card to her favorite restaurant.  Thank you Nina for all that you do for Home Instead and for your clients.  We are so proud to have such a wonderful CAREGiver as a part of our team!


CAREGiver of the Month December 2015 - Elaine S.

CAREGiver of the Month December 2015 - Elaine S.

​Congratulations to our December CAREGiver of the Month, Elaine Strange!  Elaine has been with Home Instead since October 2015 and has been an exceptional CAREGiver for us right from the start.  She is passionate about providing her clients with the best possible care by treating them with dignity and respect, and is always dedicated to going the extra mile

Elaine’s clients and their family members rave about the compassionate care she provides.  She has the ability to lift her clients’ spirits with her positive attitude and contagious energy.  The spouse of one of her clients came home in tears because she was so ecstatic over the wonderful care Elaine had provided. 

We have chosen Elaine as our CAREGiver of the Month because of the dedication she shows and the time she puts in to providing her clients with individualized care that best meets their needs.  Thank you Elaine for everything you do for your clients and for Home Instead Senior Care.  Your genuine compassion and personality brings joy to all of our clients and shows what Home Instead is all about.


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