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CAREGiver Awards & Recognition 

At Home Instead®, our success revolves around our CAREGiversâ„  – and we know it! We celebrate CAREGivers year-round in many ways: a note of appreciation, recognition in our employee newsletter, perhaps an impromptu office party.
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Carolyn - March 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Carolyn is dedicated, reliable, and a very hard worker. She has committed herself to assisting one special woman every day. She has a very close bond and built a wonderful relationship with her. Carolyn is very experienced and knowledgeable in Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She spends extra time with them going through family photo albums and taking her to familiar places of her past. Carolyn has patience and kindness like no other. She is a blessing to many. Carolyn has often said that even individual she spends time with has been a blessing in her own life. She has been able to build such deep relationships and gained a deeper understanding of life, love, and the true value of caregiving.

Ellen - February 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Ellen, thank you for always being prompt, available, and there when your client needs you. You have never missed a day or been a moment late! You are kind, generous, and compassionate. Thank you for all that you do and for all that you are. Congratulations on earning the CAREGiver of the Month award for the month of February! Nobody deserved it more.

Tammy - January 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Tammy, you have been with us for 8 years. It has been a wonderful 8 years. You have so much experience and kindness in your heart. It shows in everything that you do and with every client you see. As soon as you enter a client’s home, you instantly make them feel comfortable and at ease. This is only one of your many gifts. We are grateful to have you on our team and as a part of our Family.

Shirley - 2020 CAREGiver of the Year

Shirley has been a dedicated, compassionate, heart of gold CAREGiver since 2004. She has worked nearly 13,341 hours for Home Instead! Shirley has been the Lead CAREGiver for a 24/7 client over the last 3 years. Her client requested that she remain her CAREGiver as she believes she would not have “lasted this long” if it were not for Shirley. Shirley shares our same values: that we treat our clients as we would treat our family. She expressed that, “We are there to help them do the things they can no longer do for themselves. It makes me feel good being able to be there when they may not have anyone else”.

Shirley shares with us that her favorite part of being a CAREGiver is being able to learn new things from her clients. “It is a joy working with seniors. They teach me things that I didn’t know. They tell me stories about things that I didn’t get to live through” She has learned different ways of cooking her favorite meals and new recipes. She respects her clients and their knowledge.

Katie - December 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

What a wonderful caregiver we have in Katie! Katie is already a very busy young lady between going to classes at Marian University and staying active, but that doesn’t stop her from giving her spare time to our clients and ensuring they are taken care of and feel loved. Her primary client has wonderful things to say about her, and truly appreciates how hard she works and her personal drive. Her passion and drive for helping others is reflected in everything she does, and we truly value her as an employee.

Breta - November 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Breta is a wonderful person. She is caring and compassionate; she is always there when anyone needs her. Breta works six days a week for two people consistently. She has built a bond with them and established a level of trust that is vital in making these relationships successful. When you see Breta, she is always smiling. She is reliable, committed, and goes the extra mile for every family she sees.

Nya - October 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Nya was carefully selected as CAREGiver of the Month due to her reliability, her kind and humble demeanor, her attention to detail, and most of all her natural ability to go over and beyond for those whom she assists. She is pictured with her client. Her client, Rebecca said that she was honored to be there when Nya was awarded CAREGiver of the month and if she had a choice, Nya would win every month. She trusts Nya as if they were family. They have established an ever-lasting bond that cannot be broken. Rebecca even went a bought a cake to celebrate this honor.

Shana - September 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Shana is an excellent CAREGiver. She devotes her life to helping others. Everything she does, she does with a smile. She makes herself always available. She never calls off and is very reliable. She displays confidence and each clients home she walks into, she shares her knowledge and kindness. We often get phone calls from family members raving about how caring, intelligent, and helpful Shana is. She displays all the wonderful qualities anyone would look for in a professional CAREGiver.

Mindy - August 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Mindy has a heart of gold. You can really tell when someone loves what they do when they do it exceptionally well and when they never take a day off and this is Mindy. She is a hard-worker. She has been with her same regular clients from the beginning and doesn’t know the meaning off calling-off. She is a wonderful person and an exceptional CAREGiver. We are grateful to have her on our team.

Cre - July 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

In the four years that Cre has been with us, she has been an amazing relief for so many families. The most recent family that she assisted couldn’t say even wonderful things about her. She is always there, ready to help anyone in need. She is kind and compassionate. She is dependable and responsible. Cre holds all of the qualities one searches for in a professional CAREGiver. Cre is a beautiful example of someone who loves what she does. To Cre, this isn’t a job but a rewarding and joyful experience; something that she looks forward to everyday. CAREGiving brings her happiness and she brings a smile to the faces of everyone she sees.

Victoria - June 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Victoria cares very much for everyone that she meets. She has taken the time to learn as much as she can, so that she can be the best that she can be. She has our additional training and specialized training classes. She is very kind and patient. She may be newer to our family but she comes with a lot of experience and we are grateful to have her on our team. She is eager to work and spends quality time with each client she sees. She definitely treats each individual like she would her own family.

Debra - May 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the Month!! Debra, you are always reliable and have a huge smile. Your laugh is contagious; each home you go into, the families have such wonderful compliments. Thank you so much Debra for Everything you do!!

Karen - April 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Karen has been a very dedicated and hard worker. She cares very much about each client that she visits. She is very reliable, always on time and does not call off. She has a lot of experience and knowledge in many areas of home care; her diverse knowledge makes her a valuable asset and companion to all families that she sees. She will be celebrating her two-year anniversary with Home Instead this year and we look forward to many more years to come!

Amy - April 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Amy came to us as an LPN and will be celebrating her one-year anniversary this year! She quickly makes lasting bonds with her clients and we receive many compliments about Amy from their families. She brings not only her extensive knowledge and education but also her caring and compassionate nature. She is a wonderful addition to our Home Instead Family!

Sholanda - March 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Sholanda is very dedicated to each family that she sees. Her work ethic shines through with compliments from family members. Her dedication is apparent in the fact that she works 7 days a week and never calls off. She knows what she does is important and we value her hard work and bright smile.

Deandra - February 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Deandra has been with us for almost a year and we have valued every moment we have shared with her! She is very outgoing and enthusiastic. The families that she visits have wonderful reviews. They admit that she has become an extension of their own family. She is a hard worker, happily picks up additional shifts, and brings with her much experience.

Gervaise - January 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Gervaise is a very dedicated and valued member of our team. She brings to the table, her extensive experience that she earned through attaining her CNA license. She has been with us for 5 years and has always shown amazing work ethic. She doesn’t call off and is always happy to pick up extra shifts. We are grateful to have her as a part of our Home Instead team!

Allan - 2019 CAREGiver of the Year

Allan has been a wonderful addition to our Home Instead family. He has been with us for 15 great years! He is a hard worker, he is dedicated, and he puts all of himself into each family that he visits. The families that he sees often call the office to share with us how wonderful he is and how much he not only assists in the specifically requested assistance but the amazing companionship and respite that he offers each of them. He sits and laughs, chats, and spends quality time with everyone. There isn’t enough room on this page to list all of the compliments we have received about Allan.