Alexa joined Home Instead® as a CAREGiver and was then promoted Client Care Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree. Alexa is excited to (almost) be done with school forever.
From a young age, Alexa knew she wanted to work in a job that helped others. Children and older adults have always found a special place in her heart. This led her to volunteer experiences in local youth groups and intentional one-on-one conversations and outings with elderly friends and family members. “In today’s world it’s common for people to be overlooked” Alexa said, “especially kids and seniors. We live in such a fast-paced, ‘all-about-me’ society, and those who do not fit into our ideal schedule get pushed to the side. In Western culture older adults are not valued the way they should be. I want to do my part in making sure they know that they are cared for, loved, and appreciated. They are just as important as everyone else and deserve the best kind of companionship and care.”
Alexa is also passionate about her family (including her elderly Bichon Frise, Misha), Netflix, and reading entire books in one sitting. While reading may be her go-to activity on a normal day, traveling is her all-time favorite thing to do. She has been to Haiti, South Africa, Uganda, and is currently planning a tour of Europe. “The world is full of so many beautiful people and sights; I want to encounter them all.”
Alexa works predominately out of our Morris location and will be serving clients from Ottawa to the eastern edge of our service area.