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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.

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2022 Regional Care Pro Recognition

This year Home Instead chose 5 Regional Care Professionals who truly stood out, demonstrating compassion and exceptional care to the older adults and families they work with. Being named a Regional Care Professional of the Year is one of the profession’s highest honors and Home Instead’s highest accolade for our more than 100,000 Care Professionals worldwide. We thank these incredible Care Pros for their dedication and service.


Standing Ovation Care Pro Recognition

A standing ovation is considered the highest form of praise and recognition, taking applause to the next level. Each month, we celebrate Care Professionals who have gone above and beyond in their roles and lift them up with a Standing Ovation. We thank these incredible Care Pros for their dedication and service.

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!

Meet Our Care Professionals
Joyce T

Care Professional of the Month for September 2023- Joyce T.

Congratulations to our Care Professional of the month for September, Joyce T.! After caring for both her mother and grandmother, after each of them became ill, Joyce found a passion for caregiving and wanted to continue helping others. “I am motivated by getting to help my clients that cannot take care of themselves anymore,” said Joyce.

In the time Joyce has been with Home Instead, she has shown that she will treat her clients like her family. Joyce loves to see her clients smile. “To realize that I am the reason I see my clients smile is so rewarding,” said Joyce. She loves the type of companionship one can experience with in-home care when a Care Pro can focus on one or two clients at a time. This provides a nice opportunity to really build a lasting bond. “I love talking with my clients and hearing about their lives and their stories. I recently discovered that me and one of my clients love sports and have the same favorite NFL team.”

What makes Joyce a great Care Professional cannot be summed up in just a few words. She is patient, kind, compassionate, dependable, reliable, empathetic, and encouraging. She is also on time and picks up shifts with her clients whenever she can. She never complains if she must stay late on a shift and readily volunteers to work extra shifts for her co-workers if needed.

Joyce always comes to work prepared and ready to provide the best care. She puts her client’s needs first. “My advice to new Care Pros would be to remember why you applied for the job. You are there to take care of the client first and foremost. No matter what mood or situation you find on any given shift, it is our job to show them love,” said Joyce.

Thank you, Joyce, for all you do for Home Instead and for your clients. We are so blessed to get to work alongside you as you care for our seniors.