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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.

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!

June 2023 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Ali

Ali June 2023 Standing Ovation

This month, we recognize Care Pros who received praise from a client:

"Very responsive to all requests; everyone with whom I have worked shows genuine compassion and willingness to help. I never felt as if I was on my own, and Home Instead helped us solve any issue we had with either care coordination or insurance requirements. I am very happy working with them. With respect to our caregiver, Ali, she does a lot to help my father and has exceeded my expectations. My father likes her very much as well! She has driven him to many places which has been invaluable. Overall my experience with Home Instead has been very positive."

May 2023 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Ann Marie

Ann Marie May 2023 Standing Ovation

Ann Marie stepped into a challenging client situation with grace and humility. She is an outstanding communicator, listens for clues to client's needs and provides consistent documentation to the office and family. The family has expressed a high level of satisfaction with all the care Ann Marie provides to their loved one.

March 2023 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Autumn

Autumn March 2023 Standing Ovation

This upcoming month, recognize Care Pros who are Relationship Builders. These Care Pros build meaningful relationships with the people they work with. They can be counted on by clients, families and office staff. They understand that care starts with connection, and connection is cultivated through thoughtful relationships. And through those thoughtful relationships, trust is built. 

Autumn exemplifies all of the above! And that’s why it was so easy when given the parameters of what we were searching for this month in a Care Pro nominee, to quickly respond “ oh, yes, that is definitely Autumn!

February 2023 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Kelly

Kelly February 2023 Standing Ovation

Kelly cares for two clients in the same facility back-to-back. These two clients are best of friends and love how Kelly cares about them. Kelly is assisting one in a house sale and uses a special van to transport both of these lovelies to lunch and other activities. Although Kelly is close to both, she maintains great company boundaries and her role in their care. She is a trusted source for the family, us and most especially her clients.

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies”….it is safe to say that these two beautiful women invented the “BFF”. They live in different apartments in the same lovely Assisted Living in Santa Rosa and share as much of each day together as they can. Kelly, our Care Pro, cares for them both with such loving attention.  She works in tandem with the Facility to manage their meals and their activities and even took them both to a local matinee.  We are so blessed to have such a skilled attentive Care Pro.  Thankyou KELLY!!!  

January 2023 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Tippee

Tippee January 2023 Standing Ovation

Kind and Sweet Caregiver, Tippee finds words to sooth each client she has the privilege of serving. Everyone who has her as a Care Pro tells us how kind and sweet she is as well as extremely skilled. Watching her interact with bedridden clients as well as mobile clients, is like watching a very beautiful dance of care and attention. She has to be the kindest Care Pro we have ever met.

December 2022 Care Professional of the Month: Sylvia

Sylvia December 2022 Care Pro of the Month

More often than not being a Care Pro and taking care of a family, in Sylvia's case a couple, goes well beyond the 'hands-on'. Sylvia was a huge emotional support for our dear client "Barbara" as her husband passed. We have come to rely on Silvia for her dependability, attentiveness, documentation for the benefit of everyone, insight, foresight and above all willingness to accept new Clients and meet those challenges. She is the most genuine soul and we love her humility and beautiful smile most of all.

November 2022 Care Professional of the Month: Leslie

Leslie November 2022 Care Pro of the Month

The decision to choose Leslie as Care Pro of the month for November was unanimous. With our unconditional support she navigated a very difficult situation that allowed her to take a step back, recover and come out even stronger. She has accepted new clients with grace and the experience gave her the motivation to step-up her "game", enroll for additional education for certifications, help us with extended facility care for a family, and take on overnights. We are so grateful that she continues to choose us, and we look forward to the difference that she makes for our clients with her care.

November 2022 Rookie of the Month: Rachel

Rachel November 2022 Rookie of the Month

Rachel came to us after several years of navigating the elders in her family through dementia and relocating her life to make sure they were safe, loved and cared for. Rachel’s very first client is caring for Mrs. C. She is the matriarch of a very large ranch family with lots of siblings concerned about their mom facing on-set dementia. She has not left her client side, offering her redirection, and using all her experience encouraging Mrs. C to share all her old recipes and “teach her how to cook Italian". She has earned the trust of five sons and daughters and when Mr. C fell ill she immediately mastered the responsibilities of couples care. She knows the difference between an opinion and an observation and her documentation is allowing the family to improve their care and communication. We are so grateful Rachel chose us….Home Instead/Sonoma!

October 2022 Rookie of the Month: Ben

Ben October 2022 Rookie of the Month

Ben is very professional; he always reaches out to Staffing and Care Management when he has a question. He is with a family that tells us that they love his care. He gives/offers both their parents comfort, consistency and has a kind manner. He brings a very professional skill set with compassion to his job.

September 2022 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Mary L.

Mary September 2022 Standing Ovation Award

Our September honoree of the STANDING OVATION award goes to MARY L!!!! Mary loves her scrubs and having been in in-home care for years, she has a wardrobe full of them. She asked for a patch so she can represent Home Instead, so we created one!! Mary wanted to find a way to upcycle her wardrobe of scrubs so in addition to her new logo Home Instead scrubs, we have found more than one way to use them!! Thanks Mary for such a bright idea!!

August 2022 CarePro of the Month: Jessica

Jessica CGoM August 2022

Jessica is so reliable and consistent. If she is “on time she considers herself late”. She is that Care Professional!!!! Her prior years of experience give her a great understanding of the clients she serves. She is compassionate, professional, and accurately documents the client activities for the families. She will say yes to that emergency pop-up shift because she understands the need and commitment. Match that with her positive influence around her clients and we are thrilled to honor Jessica this month.

July 2022 Rookie of the Month: Ann

Ann July 2022 Rookie of the Month

What a remarkable Care Professional!.

Ann was chosen as a Rookie of the Month for July 2022. Not new to caregiving but new to us at Home Instead, she has picked up the challenge of getting her two clients out and engaged.

“Mary” hadn’t been to a concert in years but thoroughly enjoyed her trip to the mariachi concert on the grass at the Green Music Center and then down to see a movie because both she and Ann had read the book “Where the Crawdads Sing”!!!

She then spent her shift with “Eoin” having him teach her how to do the Scottish dances that he treasures and hasn’t danced since his wife passed.

When asked how she was able to offer this life changing care to her Clients, Ann replied, "I really like to have FUN, I feel that they should too!” It is worth noting that Ann's hands-on care is exceptional too!

Thank you Ann, we are so grateful you chose us!!!

June 2022 Standing Ovation Award Winner: Elizabeth!

Elizabeth June 2022 Standing Ovation Award

Standing Ovation AWARD!!!!

When our Ambassador Care Pro Elizabeth finishes a shift with the best skills and documentation, we have a perfect match for the client and their family. Elizabeth makes every shift complete with exemplary details that immediately reports to our virtual “family room”. The details are accessible online by the client’s family so that they will know about the day's activities, personal care tasks, mental health, transportation, meal prep or doctor visits. Every detail is accounted for, which allows the family to feel connected though at a distance. Elizabeth is awarded the Home Instead corporate Standing Ovation recognition for documentation for June of 2022! Congratulations Elizabeth--we are so proud to have you on our team!

Above & Beyond Award for Quarter 2 of 2022 for Excellence in Caregiving Awarded to: Kelly

Above and Beyond Award for Q2 2022 - Kelly

Kelly has been awarded our “Above and Beyond” recognition as the winner for the second quarter. We could not be prouder of all she does to protect, and care for our clients while maneuvering difficult circumstances within the care facility where our long time Client resides. The family is so grateful. She is a true Care Professional, and we are proud of the care they are receiving from her. She has Built Trust, continually shares her your Heart and has taken the Lead to provide exceptional service. Thank YOU, Kelly!!!!

May 2022 CarePro of the Month: Asia

Asia CGoM May 2022

Asia is always kind and patient with our clients. She is always willing to help with open shifts. She is passionate about assisting with our client’s needs.  She also is open to learning more about caring for others. Congratulations to Asia!

April 2022 CarePro of the Month: Yamille

Yamille CGoM April 2022

Each time we interact with Yamille she is so very flexible for the changes with her Petaluma client. She never complains when the client’s family makes last minute changes.  She is professional through and through.  Never overextends her scope of focus aligning herself with the care plan as written and directed and will always make herself available for open shifts with other Home Instead clients requesting a CarePro with her skillset.

Congratulations Yamille for being named CarePro of the Month !

March 2022 CAREPro of the Month: Jack

Jack CPoM March 2022

Jack is a great representative of our company. He regularly supports our HR Director at Job Fairs; he is a huge hit at our social events like the Rohnert Park Senior Center "SENIOR PROM"!!  He has extended his skills with the clients he serves and was gracious to continue working the family of a Hospice client.  He is rock steady, continuously updating his training, and always has his documentation in on time. 

March 2022 Rookie of the Month: Ann

Ann March 2022 Rookie of the Month

Ann worked with our dear client Helen with such determination, compassion, and grace. Helen suffers from severe sundowners and Ann redirected and managed her symptoms without hesitation or any complaint. She is really everything her references said she is, we are looking forward to a long relationship of with her as a premier CAREPro!

February 2022 CAREGiver of the Month: Tish

Tish CGoM February 2022

Tish for how she handles the difficult clients.  She serves a couple who are aggressive towards each other, and she handles this with grace and grit. 

February 2022 Rookie of the Month: Monika

Monika February 2022 Rookie of the Month

Monika for her soft compassionate handling of difficult clients.  She has been a go to person for call outs and hard to staff clients.

*Two honorable Rookie mentions go to Caregivers Rachel and Leslie this month as well for jumping in immediate to serve clients. Their skills were evident immediately upon hire and reflected with how they care for our clients.

January 2022 CAREGiver of the Month: Mariela C.

Mariela CGoM January 2022

Mariela averted a very serious situation with the client involving potential fraud.  She protected the client and as a result the family added hours ensuring more support  allowing the client to remain  living  in her own home in a safe manner. 

January 2022 Rookie of the Month: Alma

Alma January 2022 Rookie of the Month

Alma consistently has great reviews from her client and their family.  They love her and the love she shows to their aging loved one in our care.

December 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Lindsay

Lindsay CGoM December 2021

Lindsay is a seasoned caregiver who gives a lot of attention to her clients. She gets to know them well and just recently engaged with a client to help him thru the loss of his beloved wife. She created an origami mobile with his wife’s original work. Lindsay is great at documenting her activities, stays within the ‘scope of care’, communicates regularly and is an ultimate professional. Lindsay is a treasure to Home Instead and all the clients she serves!

December 2021 Rookie of the Month: Jeanine

Jeanine December 2021 Rookie of the Month

Jeanine is an experienced CAREgiver who stepped right in to assist with a challenging client. Her skills and ability to communicate with the office have proven to be invaluable when continuing care with this client.  Jeanine has a sense of what is needed without going outside our ‘scope of care’.  She is compassionate, knowledgeable and follows specific guidelines about documenting.  Way to go Jeanine!

October 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Johanna

Johanna CGoM October 2021

Johanna is consistently asking for more clients to serve. She receives great reviews for her amazing care and always steps in when needed. She is a great communicator, reliable and understands the importance of a great work/life balance. Johanna is a gem!

October 2021 Rookie of the Month: Tippi

Tippi October 2021 Rookie of the Month

Although Tippi is new to Home Instead she knocked it out of the park with her first and very difficult hospice client. She proved to be a great communicator, always on time, and showed great compassion for the clients family during a very stressful situation. What a great way to begin a career with Home Instead!

August 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Souha

Souha CGoM August 2021

Souha, who has worked so hard to do the ‘right’ thing always for the client and for Home Instead. She has really had great success with some challenging clients and is always ready to ‘serve’. She is deeply caring, has tremendous consistent follow thru, and has been a “go to caregiver” for those hard to fill shifts due clients with arduous behaviors.

Congratulations to Souha for being an exceptional CAREGiver!

August 2021 Rookie of the Month: Mikaela

Mikaela August 2021 Rookie of the Month

Mikaela B. is professional in her dealing with clients. Although she is new to caregiving she is the ultimate example of what we strive for in a caregiver. She seeks out resolutions, addresses concerns and asks questions to improve her care with our clients. Mikaela is a great addition to the Home Instead care team.

July 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Autumn

Autumn CGoM July 2021

Autumn N. eagerly takes on shifts that are hard to fill, has the clients best interest in mind when she serves them with an open heart. Clients easily fall in love with her!

July 2021 Rookie of the Month: Diane

Diane July 2021 Rookie of the Month

Diane has proven in her short time to be a productive and efficient caregiver. Her attention to our clients needs show how she shares her heart, takes the lead, builds trust with her clients and our staff.

Above & Beyond Award June 2021 for Excellence in Caregiving Awarded to: Stephanie

Stephanie June 2021 Above & Beyond Award

Stephanie is our winner due to all the care and support she gave to our client named  Jordan.   Jordan suffers from dementia that is progressing rapidly and he often has great anxiety and requires a lot of redirection and compassionate patient care. Stephanie,  his devoted  Home Instead CAREGiver  stepped out and took on an extraordinary  difficult situation and handled Jordan with grace.  She has consistently shown professionalism and compassion.  She took the lead, shared her heart and built trust with Jordan and with us. She is a treasure and gift to her client and to Home Instead.

May 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Wilma

Wilma CGoM May 2021

Wilma has shown significant skill in caring for a very difficult and medically fragile client.  Wilma has carried out the Home Instead mission to care for this client providing an exceptional home care experience. Working with several medical partners and  a 24 hour  care team she has taken the lead to ensure our staff is performing within our scope of practice.  She is an excellent communicator and takes upmost care in following directions with regard to the ongoing support to our client.  Thanks Wilma for your Taking the lead, Sharing your Heart and Building Trust with everyone you are in contact with.

April 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Kerry Ann

Kerry Ann CGoM April 2021

Kerry Ann is soft spoken & kind and has made great strides working with our client Molly. Molly’s family has taken to Kerry Ann & has reported the positive changes in Molly’s care since she started. They ask her to attend family parties with them because she “knows how to calm Molly” and has been successful in showering her and getting Molly “all dolled up” which they appreciate. Before Kerry, Molly was refusing to shower and layered her clothing. The connection & understanding that Kerry has made with her is noticed. She truly enjoys Molly which says it all.

April 2021 Rookie of the Month: Tiffany

Tiffany April 2021 Rookie of the Month

Tiffany is a wonderful addition to the team. She is a great communicator, she is responsive and dependable. She’s an awesome reporter, clocks in & out without issue. She’s adaptable & has had 5 clients since she’s started with us. The client & family feed back is always refreshing to hear. She uses good judgement, takes initiative, she’s kind hearted, gets stuff done and has very sweet demeanor.

Above & Beyond Award March 2021 for Excellence in Caregiving Awarded to: Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth March 2021 Above & Beyond Award

Elizabeth is an exceptional Caregiver Ambassador and an integral part of our team. Not only is she able to assimilate to her environment, she is also able to deliver care that fits her clients' individual needs. She is patient, compassionate, attentive, dependable, and reliable. There is no question that Elizabeth goes above and beyond to provide extraordinary care.

Elizabeth uses good judgement. She is always very professional & has the ability to win the hearts of the families and clients she serves. They never want to let her go! She can step into any situation and access the needs & gets it done. Her experience is noticed & it’s always a blessing to know when she’s staffed. I know she will manage it perfectly.

Elizabeth K exhibits all of Home Instead’s values. She consistently shares he heart with her clients by being totally present. The families trust her with their loved ones care, she is very skilled . Elizabeth takes the lead in making sure her clients are living their best life. Her love for what she does shows thru in her daily interactions with the office staff as well as the clients and families

February 2021 Rookie of the Month: Johanna

Johanna February 2021 Rookie of the Month

Johanna has stepped up to accept several difficult clients. Her compassionate nature and ability to serve under pressure set her apart from the others. She deeply cares about our clients and strives to deliver the best care possible. Positive client outcomes is her goal with each family she cares for through Home Instead.

February 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Valerie R.

Valerie CGoM February 2021

Valerie R. always gives her best to our clients. She extended her availability in order to care for a client who she felt really could benefit from her care. She nurtures deeply and loves up on those she cares for. When Val is your CAREGiver, you feel loved and well cared for as if you were her own family member. Congratulations Val on being named COM!

January 2021 Rookie of the Month: Joe

Joe January 2021 Rookie of the Month

Joe has consistently answered the call to serve clients who struggle. He is kind hearted, loving, calm natured and skilled. Our clients love him and his beautiful spirit which surround them during Joe’s time with them in their homes. He makes them feel safe. Joe is an excellent communicator. His care notes are professional, supportive and informative. We are never lacking knowledge of any “change of condition” due to his ever flowing communications.

January 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Tish V.

Tish CGoM January 2021

Tish V. has really been an asset for our Client who resides in a facility. She has been instrumental in advocating for clothing and necessary toiletries for our client’s well-being. We as well as our client’s family appreciates the outstanding care Tish has provided to their loved one. For being such a reliable advocate and providing compassionate care- Tish was nominated to be CAREGiver of the MONTH to kick off 2021! Congratulations to Tish!

December 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Virginia G.

Virginia CGoM December 2020

Virginia G.– Virginia is our December Employee of the Month! Virginia is always on time, participates in all training opportunities and accepts last minutes shifts. She has encouraged her client to speak up and ask for what she needs which is huge for this particular client. Virginia builds trust, takes the lead and shares her heart with her client and other caregivers. Way to go Virginia.

October 2020 Rookie of the Month: Kerry Ann

Kerry Ann October 2020 Rookie of the Month

Kerry Ann was selected as Rookie of the Month for October because right from the first shift we knew she was special. She has made connections with difficult clients immediately upon first meeting. Kerry Ann says she ‘listens from the heart’ and that has proven to be her secret weapon. She truly is a heart-whisperer and we are overjoyed we get to share her with our aging clients.

October 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Ann

Ann CGoM October 2020

Ann is an incredibly skilled caregiver. She epitomizes reliability, is dependable, and a great communicator. She is always upbeat, continually updates the office about her clients care and importantly, she is flexible with her schedule and availability. We so appreciate Ann and how she shares her heart for her clients, the company and coworkers. Way to go Ann.

September 2020 Rookie of the Month: Jane W.

Jane September 2020 Rookie of the Month

Jane has proven to be a great communicator, can handle difficult clients, documents accurately and timely as well as remembers to clock in and out regularly. She is a treasure for the clients she cares for.

September 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Ada C.

Ada CGoM September 2020

Ada continually rises to the occasion. During the recent evacuation she worked extra time to care, evacuate and remain with a very vulnerable client until she was settled in a temporary residence. Her dedication and devotion to our clients is above and beyond especially with end of life situations.

August 2020 Rookie of the Month: Tasha M.

Tasha August 2020 Rookie of the Month

Congratulations to Tasha M who was selected our Rookie of the month. She eagerly accepted new shifts. She was willing to take on a difficult challenging client and having success. Her responsiveness in addition to asking great thoughtful questions makes her an easy choice for this recognition!

August 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Kelly O.

Kelly CGoM August 2020

DrumROLL Please ----->Caregiver of the Month: We are thrilled to recognize Kelly O. for August Caregiver of the Month. She has stepped up and out of the box in her valued approach to caring for her clients. She takes the Lead by anticipating her clients needs and helping them feel safe, loved and providing the exceptional caregiver experience. Way to Go, Kelly!

July 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Bee

Bee CGoM July 2020

What’s not to love about Bee?! She always makes everyone she comes in contact with feel loved and sincerely cared for. She continues to serve one of our long term clients with fresh perspective every day and is an inspiration to that care team. She graciously shares her many talents and kindheartedness with all who cross her path. We are truly blessed to have Bee on our CareTeam.

June 2020 Rookie of the Month: Steve K.

Steve June 2020 Rookie of the Month

As a new CAREGiver to Home Instead, Steve communicates well by phone and messaging through our system, attends CAREGiver meetings, is good with technology, well-oriented & trained and works on one of our most skilled cases. He took an assignment where client's behaviors did not fit his personal values however he was able to put the client's needs first.

He has always been willing to help and has a positive attitude. Our Home Care Consultant asked him to come with on a care consult to meet the family of potential clients . The family was very impressed with his kind manor and answers to their questions. I was so very happy to have him represent HISC. The clients adult son really would love to have Steve be their future CAREGiver for his parents.

These are all the reasons Steve is Home Instead Sonoma’s, Rookie of the Month June 2020! Congratulations Steve!

June 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth CGoM June 2020

We are thrilled to recognize Elizabeth K. who is an amazing, wonderful , compassionate and highly skilled CAREGiver Superhero! Elizabeth can take on any challenge. She has rave reviews with all our clients. Her “can do” spirit shows in how she relates to our client’s evolving needs. Recently she has accepted our CAREGiver Ambassador position expanding her scope to serve all our Home Instead clients within Sonoma county.

May 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Claudia C.

Claudia CGoM May 2020

Claudia C. has shined with her patience, tenacity and caring for one of our most difficult and challenging clients. She truly cares and seeks to find solutions to difficult situations. She is a team lead with her client and offers him the continuity dementia clients require. She shows up each day with a smile & ready to tackle what ever the day will bring! We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful CAREGiver as Claudia on our CareTeam!

April 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: MC

MC CGoM April 2020

Congratulations to MC for being named April’s CAREGiver of the month. Her clients love her! She is caring, loving and sensitive to our clients’ needs and provides the exceptional caregiver experience as she builds trust, takes the lead and shares her heart.

March 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Maria R.

Maria CGoM March 2020

We are thrilled to recognize an amazing, wonderful CAREGiver hero, Maria R. as caregiver of the month for March 2020.

She is here with her client, who absolutely adores her! Her client said the worst part of her day is “when Maria goes home.”

Maria R. comes to us with a Certified Nursing Assistant background. She has worked with HISC since 2015 and demonstrates her work ethic along with her patience and calming energy during difficult situations. She enjoys connecting with her clients as well as helping her clients remain independently in their own homes.

We are so blessed to have Maria as one of our amazing CAREGivers on our team! Way to Go Maria! Thank you Maria for bringing such joy into the lives of those you serve with your skills and genuine heart.

February 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Autumn H.

Autumn CGoM February 2020

Congratulations to Autumn H. for being February 2020 CareGiver of the month! Autumn has been with Home Instead since 2017. She connects with our clients , building trust and they enjoy her care. When she has concerns about the clientele- Autumn is the first one to pick up the phone and report care changes or concerns to the office support staff. She has even visited at our request the client when hospitalized to reassure her client we are here for her when she needs us again! Congratulations to Autumn!​

January 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Jackie A.

Jackie CGoM January 2020

Congratulations to Jackie A. for being January CAREGiver of the MONTH. Jackie is a very skilled CAREGiver with our company since 2019 and connects easily and quickly. She jumps in as needed even at the last minute. Currently, she works with one of our clients who needs 24 hour care and she is one of the lead CAREGivers on that team. Congratulations Jackie!

December 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: John D.

John CGoM December 2019

Caregiver of the month for December 2019 is….John D. . John was instrumental in showing clients how amazing he is. His ability to relate to clients at our facility partner created a relationship that has grown and thrived. He has embraced all the training and is a shining star. We are so proud of his accomplishments as a caregiver. Thank you John for Sharing your Heart. You are a gift!​

November 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth CGoM November 2019

Caregiver of the month for November 2019 is… Elizabeth B. Elizabeth has a tender heart for our client Alice. Her attentive care has given Alice such joy. She exhibits a spirit of collaboration and takes the initiative in her care with all her clients. Elizabeth is consistently asked to return because our clients love her, and so do we. Congratulations Elizabeth!

October 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Jamie M.

Jamie CGoM October 2019

Caregiver of the month for October 2019 is…Jamie M. Jamie took initiative during the fires of 2019 to safely house our vulnerable client. The situation became critical and Jamie Took the Lead by caring for the client in her home along with several caregivers assigned to the client. This was an act of kindness and helped Build Trust with our client and the family. We are so proud of Jamie for her compassion and leadership in caring for our client. Way to go Jamie!

September 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Jennifer

Jennifer CGoM September 2019

“Professional, reliable, flexible, punctual, and a great team player” is how our schedulers describe Jennifer! Add that she always answers her phone and returns calls, never creates drama, and that she accepts any client or challenge; that is why Jennifer is CAREGIver of the Month! Thanks for being you, Jennifer!​

June 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Erica B.

Erica CGoM June 2019

Erica cared for our client as she was passing. Erica changed the end of our client’s life and her family will never forget her for that. Our client’s son told us how thankful he was for their entire experience with Home Instead. He said the family talked about it after mom passed and they all agreed that they felt as though they were surrounded by angels the whole time they were with us. Erica made the difference between good service and exceptional service by building trust and sharing her heart. Well done and Thank you, Erica!!​

May 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Wilyza Y.

Wilyza CGoM May 2019

It has been a pleasure to watch Wilyza learn and grow as a CAREGiver. As a student on the Nursing track, Wilyza is successfully completing her educational goals while providing exceptional care to our clients. Wilyza has become a confident care provider with the skills to handle difficult clients with grace and humor.

Well done and thank you, Wilyza!

April 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Anne H.

Anne CGoM April 2019

Anne takes enriching the lives of clients very personally. She takes it upon herself to think of activities that will engage our clients and help them to thrive. An ipad to play a game on, jigsaw puzzles, and knitting supplies are all creative tools used to occupy our clients’ attention. Anne keeps herself engaged by gobbling up any training available and taking extra work as her busy schedule allows. Congratulations and Thank you, Anne!

March 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Kandis

Kandis CGoM March 2019

Our clients have been singing her praises! Kandis is punctual, reliable, and responsive. A wonderful combination of attributes for a CAREGiver! She has been willing to try new clients, including some out of her preferred “comfort zone” and has been incredibly professional in her reporting on our clients. Well done and thank you!! Congratulations to Kandis!​

February 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Esther

Esther CGoM February 2019

Esther is always willing to pick up last second shifts to help us and our clients, she’s gotten up out of bed to go work a night shift when we needed her to. When she asks for time off she gives plenty of notice, so we can cover her clients. She has the skills to go anywhere and she is willing to go to any client. She has a positive attitude which is very good support for her clients who suffer from Depression or are on hospice care. Way to go Esther!

January 2019 CAREGiver of the Month: Adriana

Adriana CGoM January 2019

Adriana has been very consistent in caring for our client since December 2017. When she needed time off, Adriana requested it well in advance allowing our schedulers time to find replacements for her. The client’s family appreciates that Adriana cares for their mother as family, not like it’s just a job. No fuss, no muss, just exceptional care! Way to go, Adriana!​

December 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Dan

Dan CGoM December 2018

​Dan D. is a very busy guy and he cares a great deal about our seniors! Dan is great at reporting and following up about his clients. His flexibility as well as his punctuality are greatly appreciated. Dan also makes great chocolate chip cookies! Way to go, Dan on being our December 2018 Caregiver of the month. Congratulations!!

November 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Christina

Christina CGoM November 2018

Christina is our November 2018 CAREGiver of the Month! She is willing to take on and embrace new challenges and our families love and respect her.

Christina’s reporting of updates always keeps us informed of any changes with our clients. She also takes advantage of training offered to continue her professional development. Christina, thanks for taking the lead, sharing your heart and building trust with us as well as our clients and the families you serve.

Congratulations Christina!!

October 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Wilma

Wilma CGoM October 2018

Wilma is a great reporter – she speaks up when something concerns her, or her client’s health changes. She is always on time and willing to go above and beyond for her clients – like going in early/staying late when needed, offering to pick up necessary equipment for her clients, and training new caregivers to the case to help them succeed and keep her clients happy. Always very kind, and you can see how much she truly cares for her clients wellbeing and happiness. Wilma continually reflects the company’s values by taking the Lead, sharing her heart and building trust with all she is in contact with. Congratulations Wilma!

September 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Valerie

Robert CGoM September 2018

Our clients love Valerie. She has been with Home Instead for almost 3 years. Valerie goes to work every day. She is always on time. The daughter of client said that “Valerie seems to care for mom, and she doesn’t treat her shifts as just a job.” She comes to trainings, she asks for time off well in advance, which makes our Schedulers love her, too.

Thank you, Valerie, for taking the lead, sharing your heart and building trust with our clients and staff.

August 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Lynda

Lynda CGoM August 2018

Lynda has been a long term caregiver who exhibits our values of building trust, sharing her heart and taking the lead. She is consistent, nurturing, positive and grateful, reports in a timely manner any changes. When she is introduced to new clients she interacts directly with them upon arrival. Congratulations Lynda!

July 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Valerie

Valerie CGoM July 2018

Valerie has consistently given her best to our clients. She is tenacious and thorough in her care, is a great communicator, participates in training and has the respect of her peers. Thank you Valerie for taking the lead, sharing your heart and building trust with our clients and staff.​

June 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Tish

Tish CGoM June 2018

Tish is our June CG of the month! She goes out of her way to give the exceptional caregiver experience to her clients. She is a good reporter, rarely calls out and manages her clients gift card program as if it’s her own money. We are proud of Tish and the care she provides her clients. Thank You Tish for your outstanding service.

May 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Jimmy T.

Jimmy CGoM May 2018

Jim Thornton – also known as Jimmy T. Jimmy T is a thoughtful, caring and thorough caregiver. His clients enjoy his cooking and conversations. He is requested as a caregiver from multiple clients and clients to be. His reputation in the community is what draws these new clients to Home Instead. Thank You Jim for your caring and exceptional service to our clients.

April 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Tori

Tori CGoM April 2018

Tori is a very talented CAREGiver who excels with our difficult clients. Tori has added a new responsibility as a trainer to our Home Instead CAREGivers. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled. Tori can handle any situation with grace and takes the lead as she serves our clients. Congratulations Tori you are a GEM!

March 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Barbara

Barbara CGoM March 2018

Barbara has proven to be a reliable, trustworthy and consistent CAREGiver for Home Instead. She treats each of our clients with love and attention. We appreciate all Barbara does for her clients and for us. Thank you for sharing Your heart Barbara!

February 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Will H.

Will CGoM February 2018

Will H. – Will is a long-term CAREGiver of Home Instead who can be sent to any client. He is hands on and is especially adept with difficult cases. He excels with our end of life clients and has a gift of relieving family stress when serving our clients. He is engaging and thoughtful. We are proud of Will and his skills as a caregiver. Congratulations Will!

January 2018 CAREGiver of the Month: Robert

Robert CGoM January 2018

Robert has consistently exceeded our expectations as a CAREGiver. He serves our clients with care, compassion and preserves each client’s dignity with love. He can work with any client’s needs. During the recent fires, Robert came to the office offering to help with any client’s needs, had total availability and accepted all our emergency tasks. We are proud to have Robert affiliated with our company!

July 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Kitty

Kitty CGoM July 2014

It is bittersweet we announce Kitty as our Caregiver of the month for July 2014 as she is amazing and loving and loyal and dedicated and so very humble -and because she Is so wonderful she s been offered her own church in Kansas as she is a Presbyterian minister ! Congratulations Kitty we will miss you but understand you have a higher calling and we wish you only the best this world has to offer !!! With love and prayers , your home instead family

Jun 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Jackie

Jackie CGoM June 2014

Caregiver of the month Jackie for being so loyal and truly building friendships with her darling clients who aren't always so darling

~ hey we all have our days right- but no matter what Jackie is there with a smile in her face and ready to brighten up their days ! Jackie jumps when ya need her to and quick to respond! For this Jackie is caregiver of the month May 2014! Thank you for sharing your Jackie!

May 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Joyce

Joyce CGoM May 2014

We call Joyce the Dementia whisperer as she has a real gift for working with Alzheimer’s & dementia patients. She has such a rare soothing & comforting way that engages clients she cares for . Joyce takes the time to learn about her clients history so she can engage them and provide a higher level of quality of life. Where many have failed- Joyce has succeeded! WE honor her gift of working with dementia clients & for that we are proud to make her CAREGiver of the month May 2014

April 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: John

John CGoM April 2014

Humor is the best medicine- that’s Johns prescription of care with his clients. John shares his skills and great wit with all those he cares for. As a Home Instead Caregiver . He has been loyal for years with those families he helps care for & is a trusted caregiver / more like family member at this point. He has learned what the clients expects and can tolerate and what can brighten their days! For this John is Caregiver of the Month

March 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Beverly

Beverly CGoM March 2014

Beverley H. Is a “delight to have” says her client. The family is so impressed with her they often just call to tell us this several times a month. She keeps the house “Spik & Span” says her client Mr. F and cares for him as if she was his own daughter. The care & dedication to the client she serves is remarkable and for this~ Bev. Is March 2014 CAREGiver of the month!

February 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Jessica

Jessica CGoM February 2014

Jessica is always creating experiences for each client she cares for. In conversation with them she finds out their hobbies, likes etc & then creates activities to do with them that they enjoy. She making sure her client’s isn’t just counting the years; she’s making sure they are LIVING them! Way to go Jessica we are so proud to call you one of OUR Home Instead CAREGivers!

We love how she has mastered the art of taking a “selfie” with her clients & sending to us so we can see them in action!

January 2014 CAREGiver of the Month: Donna E.

Donna CGoM January 2014

Donna is a lively 87 year old and has worked for our Home Instead office in Sonoma County since Jan.2, 2006 and prior to that she worked with the HISC office in Roseville, CA. When asked said about Donna, CARE manager Theresa said “ I could call her at 4am for an emergency and she’d not only answer the phone, she’d go out & care for the client in need. She LIVES Home Instead by responding like a loving family member rather than a hired hand”. Donna lives a very young at heart life (she went sky-diving for her 85th birthday!) and live Home Instead every day.​

Congratulations to Donna - Our January 2014 CAREGiver of the Month!