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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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Meet Our CAREGivers

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Sandi K. - June CAREGiver of the Month

We are so thrilled to announce that our June CAREGiver of the Month is Sandi K. Sandi just celebrated her 7th year with Home Instead. Sandi has a knack for meeting clients where they are and really listening, making them comfortable to share their lives and their memories with her. Companionship and conversation come easily to Sandi, she learns about their lives and then engages her clients in activities that they used to enjoy and perhaps had let slip away. We received a beautiful letter from her client’s children which expresses how much Sandi has enhanced their dad’s life.

"We have been extremely pleased with the services of Home Instead for my 95-year-old dad. We have had excellent caregivers every step of the way. As a large family of 7 but most residing on the west coast, companionship, nutrition, and nature walks have been a key focus for us. Sandi is extremely dependable. In Dad's words, “she is so easy to talk to and always has a story. Every time I turn around, she is busy doing something around the house. Sandi brings lots of energy.” It is comforting to know that daily housekeeping chores are getting done and she is willing to engage him and allow him to share in the work. She was extremely helpful in getting him to the COVID vaccination clinic at Berkshire Community College. That was such a great relief to get him vaccinated.

We love how she puts together my dad’s “cocktail hour” with one beer and cheese and crackers. This is a routine our parents shared for 64 years! They go outside on the deck and chat and then she prepares dinner. 

It is easy to feel the caring attitude that Sandi has for our dad and meets our expectations in quality of care. Thank you, Sandi, for being there for him, from all the kids across the country!"

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.


2020 CAREGiver of the Year: Maria “Dani” F.

“When I have a client, I always put myself in their place. I take care of them the way I want to be taken care of or the way I’ve cared for my family. Everything I’ve gone through in my life – losing mom and dad, losing my husband – this job gives me strength to keep going and lets me know that life is truly worth living,” said Maria.