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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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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.

Meet Our CAREGivers

Caregiver of Month Nov 2020

Stella R.- CAREGiver of the Month for November 2020

​Stella R. has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead since March 2020. To her, being a CAREGiver means "being there for my client, and truly listening to them so I can give them the best care possible. I love listening to my client's life stories and anecdotes about their childhood! Whether it's giving my client peace of mind in knowing that someone is there to take care of daily tasks they can no longer tend to on their own, or just being there for them to laugh and talk with, this job brings light to my life," said Stella.

"The first time I met Stella, I knew that there was something special about her. She has this overwhelmingly calm, kind, and comforting spirit. She is driven, professional, dependable, and so much more. She is a pleasure to work with and I have so much comfort in knowing that whoever she cares for, they will be well taken care of," says Lauren Coblentz, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator for Home Instead.

Stella's advice to a new CAREGiver would be, "Remember you have excellent support from the Home Instead office. Read the client assessments they put together. Call them any time you're unsure of anything about your client's care. Update them about everything, including major shifts in your client's temperament, to routine doctor appointments. Be aware that they may need to know these things to properly update your client's family or other members of your client's caregiver team".

Thank you, Stella for all that you do for Home Instead and your clients. We all want to wish you a huge congratulations on being selected as the CAREGiver of the Month for November 2020!