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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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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!

Melanie - October 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Melanie CGoM October 2022

Congratulations to our October Caregiver of the Month, Melanie! She has been providing over 12,000 hours of care to our seniors since December of 2007! Melanie is dependable, trustworthy and brave! We are incredibly honored to have her as part of our Home Instead family.

Peggy - September 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Peggy CGoM September 2022

I was raised to be kind and helpful whenever I could especially to those with special needs as I had an aunt with Down’s Syndrome.

I love the variety of people I have met and helped.  I try to make them smile and make their journey a little easier.  They also do the same for me!

I have met so many interesting and awesome people, clients and office staff included.  I would never have met and interacted with so many new people had I not been doing this.

I started with Home Instead almost ten years ago after retiring from Methodist Hospital, and then watching my infant granddaughter for two and a half years.  I wasn’t quite ready to completely retire, and this position appealed to me.  I’m still not “quite ready” to retire completely and hope to do this as long as I can

"When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on”.  Quote by FDR

Kinnita - August 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Kinnita CGoM August 2022

The values that drive me are my three daughters Destiny 13 yrs old, Deasia 8yrs old and Dynasty is 4yrs old !

I truly enjoy working with Home Instead because of the employees, the clients, and flexible schedules!

My favorite quote is "Bless Your Heart!"

Krystal - July 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Krystal CGoM July 2022

Reason I like working for the company is the care that comes from the office.

Everyone there seems to not only have concerns of the clients, but also the employees. What drives me is the love I have for helping others, and the fact that this is not just a job, but a desire to care for those in need.

My favorite quote is my own that I made up "Why make another second a minute, a minute a hour, a hour a day; when you can cease the moment NOW!

Joyce - June 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Joyce CGoM June 2022

Values: kindness is one of my values. Every day of my life I try to best to be kind to everyone I meet.

What I like about working with Home Instead is getting in interact with Clients of different background and learning some lifelong lessons.

My favorite quote is "what goes around comes back around." What that means is always make sure you are treating people the way you will want to be treated because life has a way of turning around.

Emmanuel - May 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Emmanuel CGoM May 2022

What value drives me

I enjoy working with people and most times I enjoy jobs I can have one-on-one interaction with the person I'm caring for. Also, I enjoy taking care of my grandma both my dad and mom as well and I would like to help others in the same way. 

What do I like About working here

(I)What I like about working here as a care giver is mostly about my work-life balance I love that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job. I work full-time on a flexible schedule, both in and out my county, and the company trusts me to produce high-quality work and results. I work hard to maintain that level of trust, which keeps me engaged and excited but at the same time, I love that my job enables me to love and enjoy my other passions in life and share my culture and ability to become a professional caregiver in life.

(ii) Flexibility 

(iii)Great expectations 

(iv) Goal-oriented leadership. 

What is my favorite quote

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails. Which means when you can't change the direction of the wind, adjust your sail. 

Lanyece - April 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Lanyece CGoM April 2022

Lanyece worked for Home Instead for 7 short but powerful months.  In that time, she was assigned to our most high needs clients and touched the lives of both client and family.  Caregiver was very reliable, dependable, and detailed when it came to communication making for a prime candidate for our Lead Caregiver position.  Accountability, integrity, loyalty, and respect are values that drive her.  She was a professional caregiver that wanted more for herself and others.  Very attentive to clients and blossomed in leadership, care and, charisma.  She always praised office staff for always being helpful and there to support her which made it easy to love what she did daily. 

Favorite quote, “If you want to lift yourself up. Lift someone else up.”

Quintana - March 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Quintana CGoM March 2022

Values that have always driven me.  I'm not a Quitter and I will do my best to Accomplish my goals, even if it takes me a moment to complete.

What I like most about the job is I can talk to my managers and staff, and they respond back to me. Communication is key. Yes, I know it's about the residents but most importantly it's about relationship with staff.

Yes, the job has had an impact on me in a good way.  Then there's been some crazy emotional ways lol, but it's all good. If you’re teachable, then you will learn to be quiet and focus on your surroundings and be taught.

Past experience has taught me to speak up in a way, which is good for me, because normally I don’t speak up until the last minute.  With this job you must open your mouth because if you don’t the client will say things, and you be like um…what, when, where, how, who, LOL.  Or a caregiver or someone will say something, and it be like, “hold up, wait a minute!” LOL. 

My main quote is if, I R E S P E C T Y O U then R E S P E C T ME, in the voice of Aretha Franklin lol ☺️

Adrienne - February 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Adrienne CGoM February 2022

What I like about working for HI is that you really are treated like family. Home Instead treats their caregivers with the same loyalty and respect and care as they do their clients. 

Home Instead has taught me that there really are companies out here that really do care not just about their clients, but about their employees as well and that has made it easier for me to be able to learn and grow and become a better caregiver. 

I have spent my whole life caring for family members it is just something I have always done and enjoyed doing. I think it has made me love respect and value life. Its taught me patients and how to live life to the fullest.

One of my favorite quotes is... If you judge people, you have no time to love them. 

Fabrianne - January 2022 Caregiver of the Month

Fabrianne CGoM January 2022

Values that drive me:  Treat others how I want or need to be treated especially on my worst days. How others choose to treat me will not change my views on how I'll still treat them or others.  As I choose to be an example instead of a victim.

 Family is first, and it's hard to balance. Helping others when your family would benefit from your time but talking it over and having support and understanding makes helping others a family choice!

If everyone helped one homeless animal, spay, or neuter, and find them a home or feed them then we would not have the homeless animals, but I'll not get started on homelessness so... lol!

I like working at Home Instead for many reasons.  One being that it's definitely paying it forward. Being a caregiver opened my eyes to the lack of options we have when we're elderly... or disabled... especially if without family.  I am very aware of how control is taken.  For the most part from those who are unable to care for themselves.  There's such a vulnerability that alarms me.  I find myself wondering of ways I could make a change, but there are no easy answers.  So, while I can't make a huge change, I do find that a change or an impact can be made.  To some, a small thing done by me can be a huge thing to another!

I've learned to be mindful of that as well as remembering that many of those we provide care for are not their best selves as they've often

Favorite quote: I can't choose how I am treated or seen by others, but I can choose how I react to that treatment or insight as that is my choice and I can choose differently whenever I want.

Grace M. - July 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Grace CGoM July 2021

Grace M. joined the team in May and has had a tremendous impact in just a small amount of time! Grace wanted to get into the caregiving field because she wanted a more fulfilling career. Since she has started, she is vigilant in the needs of her clients and calls the office frequently with updates or concerns. Her willingness to work with any client at the drop of a dime shows a true passion for caring for her clients. When she isn't making an impact in her clients’ lives, she enjoys drawing and playing video games. Thank you for all you do, Grace!

Alexia R. - June 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Alexia CGoM June 2021

Alexia R. joined the team in February and has been a joy to her clients since then. This is because she looks forward to the feeling of knowing she is helping her clients by just listening or doing tasks they can no longer do independently. Hannah, the Home Care Consultant, said that she “is always eager to learn and try anything” to make her clients more comfortable. Thank you, Alexia for always asking questions and caring for your clients!

Karina - May 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Karina CGoM May 2021

Karina joined the team in January and has made a huge impact in the lives of her clients in that small amount of time! This may be because Katrina wants her clients to be treated the way they should be. Karina has stepped into some challenging situations without hesitation and provided outstanding care. Hannah, the Client Care Coordinator described her as “someone who goes above and beyond for her clients and always jokes with them to help lighten a tough situation.” Thank you Karina!

Diana - April 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Diana CGoM April 2021

Diana joined the team in December and has hit the ground running. Diana takes the time to make sure to learn about her clients and their needs and is proactive in communicating changes in her client’s conditions with the office. Her client Joyce, really likes her outgoing and hardworking attitude and the family appreciates the compassion she has given to their mother. Thank you Diana for all that you do!

Rebecca C. - March 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Rebecca CGoM March 2021

Rebecca C. was new to Caregiving when she joined the team in November of last year. Since then, she has jumped in, going wherever and whenever she is needed. When asked by her client, Susan, how Rebecca does, she had this to say: “Rebecca is just fantastic! I hope she enjoys being around me as much as I do her, when I know it is her day to come, I think ‘oh thank the lord’ because we have so much fun together.” Thank you for all you do, Rebecca!

Sherry A. - February 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Sherry CGoM February 2021

Sherry A. has been with HISC for almost 2 years and in that time has provided outstanding care to her clients. Not only do her clients love her, but so do the clients’ families. Her client’s son, Don, had this to say of Sherry, “if we could get Sherry 24/7, we would. She is more like family to us because they do so well together. We think she is amazing!” Sherry loves her clients as well, in a recent interview, she said she loves putting a smile on their face, because she knows she’s doing a good job!

Nakita B. - January 2021 Caregiver of the Month

Nakita CGoM January 2021

Nakita B. has been with HISC for over 2 years and in that time has provided outstanding service to her clients. One client, Rita, had this to say about her, “Nakita is just tops! She is a genuinely good person and I look forward to when she comes for her shifts because I can see she cares about me.” One interesting fact about Nakita is that the movie Men of Honor, a film about the true story of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first African American master diver in the United States Navy, is about her uncle!