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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.
Home Instead Caregiver helps senior man button shirt at home

Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year Award

CAREGiver appreciation is baked into our DNA. We sincerely value the passion and talent each CAREGiver brings to our mission day in and day out.

To thank our CAREGivers for all the amazing things they do, we nominate a person for our national Mary Steibel CAREGiver of the Year award. It’s a small way to show how thankful we are to them for demonstrating compassion and exceptional care to the seniors and families they serve.

Meet Our CAREGivers

Tammy CGOM

Tammy M. - CAREGiver of the Month - November 2021

Congratulations to our November CAREGiver of the Month, Tammy M! Tammy joined the Home Instead team in October of 2017, and has provided excellent care for her clients over the past 4 years. Tammy is very dedicated to her clients, and provides quality home care for them by being caring and compassionate. We can always count on Tammy to go above and beyond for her clients! We are truly lucky to have her as a part of our team. Thanks for all you do Tammy!
Lucinda K CGOM

Lucinda K. - CAREGiver of the Month - October 2021

Congratulations to our October CAREGiver of the Month, Lucinda K! Lucinda has been apart of our home care team for over two years now, and has continuously made an impact on her clients lives. Lucinda is always the first one to jump in and help out when her clients need her, even if that means picking up a shift last minute. Lucinda even took it upon herself to have a custom bandana made her clients new puppy! Thank you for all you do, we are truly lucky to have you as a part of our team!

Lois G. - CAREGiver of the Month - September 2021

Congratulations to our September CAREGiver of the Month, Lois! Lois has been with Home Instead for 3 years and has provided excellent senior care for her clients since joining our team. Throughout the month of September, Lois was picking up extra hours with her home care client who had fallen and was in rehab. The first few days he was in rehab, he didn’t have anyone there to keep him company. He specifically requested Lois who took on extra hours and followed strict facility protocols to ensure she could be there to boost his spirits while recovering! Thank you Lois, we are truly lucky to have you as a part of our team!
Lamae CGOM

Lamae S. - CAREGiver of the Month - August 2021

We are very happy to announce our August CAREGiver of the month, Lamae S.! Lamae does an awesome job anticipating the needs of her home care clients, always showing a positive attitude, and engaging her clients in activities. We asked one of Lamae’s clients to describe her, and their response was “She is a delight to be around”. We are honored to have Lamae as a member of our Toledo, Ohio CAREGiver team. Thanks for all you do!

Ruby S. - CAREGiver of the Month - July 2021

We are so excited to announce our July CAREGiver of the month, Ruby S! Ruby has been a member of our CAREGiver team since September 2018. Ruby is a very compassionate and kind-hearted CAREGiver who always has such a positive attitude. We can always count on Ruby to go the extra mile for her clients and always be professional. We especially want to thank Ruby for referring a new client to Home Instead. We are honored to have Ruby as a member of our team! Thanks Ruby, we greatly appreciate you and all your hard work!
Julie James CGOM Picture

Julie J. - CAREGiver of the Month - June 2021

We are excited to announce our June CAREGiver of the Month, Julie J! Julie has been a member of our CAREGiver team since May of 2020. Julie does an amazing job building relationships with our clients and their family members. We can always count on Julie to provide top quality care for her clients and being reliable, professional, and responsible. We are honored to have Julie as a member of our team, thanks for all you do Julie!
Heath CGOM

Heath H. - CAREGiver of the Month - May 2021

Congratulations to our May CAREGiver of the month, Heath! Heath joined our team in April of 2021, and has been outstanding since joining our team. Heaths regular client is a former artist and loves looking at different art, but struggles to do so because of some loss of close up vision. Heath took it upon himself to think of a creative way to show her different artwork by driving her around downtown Toledo showing her the different murals painted on the buildings, which she absolutely loved! Heath continues to go above and beyond for his clients, and shows the Home Instead way by being kind, caring, and compassionate. Thank you for all you do Heath!
CGOM April 2021

Ellen W. - CAREGiver of the Month - April 2021

Congratulations to our April CAREGiver of the month, Ellen W! Ellen joined our team in November of 2019, and is always looking for ways to go above and beyond for her home care clients. As of recent, Ellen took it upon herself to suggest trying yoga to one of her clients. Fast forward a couple weeks it is now routine for them. Ellen has even noticed some improvements in her clients balance since starting the yoga. We are very lucky to have such a caring individual as part of our CAREGiving team, thank you for all you do for the seniors in the Toledo area, Ellen!
Ashlen T CGOM March 2021

Ashlen T. - CAREGiver of the Month - March 2021

Congratulations to our March CAREGiver of the Month, Ashlen T.! Ashlen joined our CAREGiver team in August of 2020. One of the biggest things that stood out to us about Ashlen is that she went above and beyond not only for her client, but for the clients family as well. The Home Instead mission statement is “To enhance the lives of aging adults and their families,” which is exactly what Ashlen has done. We asked Ashlen what her favorite part of Caregiving is and her response was “I love seeing the bond that the clients have with their family members, it shows me what I want to have for my family someday.” Thank you Ashlen for all of your hard work and dedication to your clients and their families, we are honored to have such a caring individual as part of our team!
Vonda W CGOM

Vonda W. - CAREGiver of the Month - February 2021

Vonda joined our team in November of 2020. Throughout the month of February, Vonda has gone above and beyond by picking up extra shifts, being flexible with her times, getting great feedback from her clients, and working with many clients with various needs. When asked what her favorite part of being a Home Instead CAREGiver is, Vonda said "I had my Caregiving is my Superpower shirt on and was faced with a difficult situation while on shift and knew I needed to activate those superpowers in this situation. Between that and remembering my previous training, I was able to successfully handle the situation and get the client what he needed. It felt so good to have that breakthrough during such a difficult situation". Thank you Vonda for all you do for our clients!
Martha C. CGOY 2020

Martha C. - CAREGiver of the Year 2020

Martha started working for Home Instead in October of 2018 and has been outstanding since joining our team. We asked a client’s family member if she could share some special moments Martha had with her family and this was her response:
“Martha first worked with my Dad on Christmas Day as my Mom had just entered the hospital and Dad was by himself. My Dad was a pastor and when Martha came in, he thanked her for coming out on Christmas Day, and she responded by saying “no, it is my honor to serve a man of the Lord on Christmas Day””. This is just one example of how Martha does such an amazing job interacting and bonding with her clients. Martha always helps out by picking up last minute shifts, and always gets amazing reviews from her clients. We are truly blessed to have Martha as apart of our team! Thank you for all you do, and congratulations Martha!