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Care Professional Awards & Recognition

At Home Instead®, our success revolves around the work of our Care Professionals – and we make sure they know it! We celebrate Care Pros year-round through: notes of appreciation, recognition in our employee newsletter, flowers, extra time off, and even impromptu office parties.

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Care Professionals of the Year

This year Home Instead chose 10 Care Professionals who truly stood out, demonstrating compassion and exceptional care to the older adults and families they work with. Being named a Care Professional of the Year is one of the profession’s highest honors and Home Instead’s highest accolade for our more than 100,000 Care Professionals worldwide. We thank these incredible Care Pros for their dedication and service.


Standing Ovation Care Pro Recognition

A standing ovation is considered the highest form of praise and recognition, taking applause to the next level. Each month, we celebrate Care Professionals who have gone above and beyond in their roles and lift them up with a Standing Ovation. We thank these incredible Care Pros for their dedication and service.

Do You Know Someone With A Caring Heart?

We all have that someone who is a natural born caregiver. If you know a friend or family member that would make an outstanding Care Pro, someone who would easily receive a standing ovation from Home Instead, please share the career opportunity - we’d love to meet them!

Meet Our Award-Winning Care Professionals
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2022 Care Professional of the Year - Laura B.

Eight years ago, Laura began looking for a different job from the one she had.  She wanted a different experience from manufacturing goods.  She wanted to be with people, helping them maintain a better life, one that’s happy and healthy.  Laura talked to a friend who knew about Home Instead and the work we do with aging adults.  Laura was interested so she applied.  During the hiring process, Laura told us that she loves hearing the stories that aging adults tell of their life experiences.  She told us she loves making people smile. So started her employment with Home Instead.

Laura has learned a lot as a Care Pro.  She has learned that everyone is different, so she does her best to do things to their expectation.  She knows now that sociability helps these aging adults have a better life, so she is quick to interact with them and listen to their stories of living overseas and how they registered their marriage in 5 different countries.   Laura would not hesitate to tell you that being a good Care Pro is hard work, but the rewards are great!

We are honored to award Laura our 2022 Care Professional of the Year.  We wish her many more years of success with these aging adults and all the others that she will provide exceptional care for.

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2022 Caring Heart Award - Angela W.