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Mar 16, 2023

Care Professional of the Month - February 2023

Written By: Home Instead Charlottesville
Photo of February 2023 Care Professional of the Month, Janice Barber


Janice is always willing to help and to go the extra mile. She is punctual, reliable and has a great rapport with her clients. Besides that, she calls in to pick up shifts.

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Farmville, VA, and lived in the Buckingham/Dillwyn area most of my life.

How long have you worked at Home Instead?

About a year now.

What is your favorite part of caregiving?

I like providing care for others that I wasn’t able to do for my mother. She was diagnosed with Dementia, and the family took care of her until we could not do it anymore. I also worked with the intellectually and mentally-challenged individuals in a day care program in Rice. I like to feel needed.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I served in the Army for four years. I was stationed in Germany for two tours. Since returning home, I have worked as a deli manager, worked in a tire plant, was a direct support professional at a day program, and now: a Care Pro at Home Instead.  I took over from where my mom left off-- taking care of, and raising, my nieces, nephews and cousins.

All Home Instead Care Professionals are screened, trained, bonded and insured. For inquiries about employment, please call (434) 979-4663 or apply online. For further information about Home Instead, visit our website.

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