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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.

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!

March 2024 Care Pro of the Month: Michele W.

CPoM March 2024 - Michele W.

Michele does an amazing job caring for clients! She is hardworking, reliable, and attuned to clients and their changing needs. Michele takes every client she cares for into her whole heart. She offers understanding and provides comfort to clients and their families. Michele is very knowledgeable and has gone above and beyond for clients and the office. She has built great relationships with clients. Congrats and thank you, Michele!


February 2024 Care Pro of the Month: Jane M.

CPoM Feb 2024 - Jane M.

Jane has done an outstanding job in her commitment to client care! She is very dedicated to the clients she sees and builds a special relationship with every client. Jane is very attentive to clients’ needs and provides excellent communication to our office. She is hardworking and gives heartfelt care to all. She brings cheer to our clients with her positive and upbeat attitude. We greatly appreciate you, Jane! Congrats!


January 2024 Care Pro of the Month: Jaraka H.

CPoM Jan 2024 - Jaraka H.

Jaraka is a caregiving champion! She has done a terrific job remaining calm and patient in some challenging caregiving situations. She approaches tough situations with kindness and compassion. She has built trust with clients and their families. She is dependable and has provided help with several last-minute shifts to ensure clients receive the care they need. Jaraka is hardworking and dedicated. Thank you, Jaraka!


2023 Care Professional of the Year: Laurie V.

2023 CGoY Laurie V.

The first words that come to mind when thinking about Laurie are kindness and patience. Laurie is incredibly kind to everyone. She has a special way of making everyone feel valued and appreciated. Laurie is patient and is accustomed to working with clients experiencing varying symptoms of dementia. She understands their changing behaviors and can respectfully redirect them when needed. 

Laurie is an exemplary Care Professional. She regularly goes above and beyond for clients as well as our office. Laurie welcomes the opportunity to see new clients and communicates feedback to our office. Many times over the past year, Laurie has been the first Care Pro a new client meets. She sets a professional and positive tone for the client’s experience at Home Instead. She informs our office of any updates needed to the client’s care plan and reports helpful information to benefit other Care Pros seeing the same client later on that day or week. We can depend on Laurie to do a great job and communicate updates or concerns. 

A couple of years ago, I had the honor of introducing Laurie to a new Home Instead client. The client was very anxious and felt overwhelmed by what needed to be done in her apartment. She was worried about managing her appointment book and felt that the housekeeping in her apartment was too much for her to manage. Upon arriving on the first shift, our new client began to tell Laurie and me all of the things she needed to do. As she listed these items, it was evident she was becoming more and more anxious and upset. Her eyes began to well up with tears and Laurie, ever so gently, knelt beside the woman in her chair, took her hand, looked into her eyes, and told her, “It is all going to be alright – I am here, and I will help you. Don’t worry about anything. We will get it all done. I am here.” The woman immediately started shaking her head yes and smiling. She squeezed Laurie’s hand and confidently said, “Okay, I trust you.” To see how quickly Laurie had established trust with this client, in a matter of minutes, was heartwarming and inspiring. 

Our office is confident when Laurie is scheduled to see a new client. We know she will do just as she did that day two years ago, she will warmly respond to the client and their family and assure them that it will all be alright. No matter what the client is experiencing, Laurie provides reassurance that together it will be okay. She eases their fears and helps bring peace to their day. She provides comfort and gives endless compassion to clients and their families. 

Laurie is reliable and dedicated to client care. She has done an outstanding job and we are honored to have her in our Home Instead family. We greatly value her and appreciate all she does for our clients and our office. Congratulations to Laurie, our 2023 Care Professional of the Year!


December 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Sheryl C.

CPoM Dec 2023 - Sheryl C.

Sheryl does an outstanding job caring for clients. Clients love having Sheryl as their Care Pro and request her to please come back and see them anytime. She does a phenomenal job building trust and creating a connection with clients and their families. Sheryl has been very helpful with shifts and adapting her schedule to meet clients’ needs. We appreciate Sheryl and thank her for all she does!


November 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Sheree H.

CPoM Nov 2023 - Sheree H.

Sheree has been on our team for over 6 years and continues to provide highly dedicated care to clients. Sheree takes caregiving seriously and has done an outstanding job being there for clients. Recently when clients’ needs increased, Sheree stepped up and increased her own availability to work with the clients to ensure their needs were always met. Sheree is proactive and gives heartfelt care. Congrats and great job, Sheree!


October 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Cheri W.

CPoM Oct 2023 - Cheri W.

Cheri does an awesome job in caring for clients! She has been so helpful this year in picking up shifts with clients and has an open heart to seeing new clients. Cheri has a great willingness to help, gives compassionate care, and has done a great job in establishing a connection and trust with clients and their families quickly. Cheri’s gentle demeanor and genuine desire to care has our clients calling asking for her to come back. Great job, Cheri!


September 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Robin M.

CPoM Sept 2023 - Robin M.

Robin provides gentle and thoughtful care for our clients. Robin has done a tremendous job in caring for clients living with dementia, demonstrating great understanding, patience, and compassion. Robin takes time to listen to clients and understand their needs. She builds trust with clients and their families. She provides wonderful care. We appreciate all Robin does. Congrats, Robin!


August 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Barb G.

CPoM Aug 2023 - Barb G.

Barb has been on our Home Instead team for over 13 years and gives compassionate and reliable care to our clients. Barb is passionate about caregiving and takes each client into her heart. She has been a tremendous help this month with her schedule flexibility to ensure clients have care. Barb takes living Home Instead seriously and we're thankful to have her on our team. Thank you, Barb!


July 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Laurie V.

CPoM July 2023 - Laurie V.

Laurie cares for several clients and has built trusted relationships with them and their families. Laurie is reliable, compassionate, and hardworking. Clients love having Laurie as their Care Pro and frequently request her to come back again, which she does so willingly and with joy in her heart. Laurie lives Home Instead every day. Congrats and thank you, Laurie!


June 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Aissata B.

CPoM June 2023 - Aissata B.

Our Care Pro of the Month is Aissata B.! Aissata gives thoughtful, kind, and gentle care to all clients. She has been very helpful with picking up additional shifts to ensure clients have care. She is passionate about caregiving. Great job, Aissata


May 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Savana D.

CPoM May 2023 - Savana D.

Our Care Pro of the Month is Savana D.! Savana has been an instrumental part of our team and is always going above and beyond to assist the clients she cares for in every way possible. She has built great relationships with her clients and we truly value that here at home instead. Terrific job and thank you, Savana!


April 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Deborah R.

CPoM Apr 2023 - Deborah R.

Deborah is an amazing example of a great care pro. She works overnights but often comes in hours before her shift to help. She puts in hours of overtime, trains other care pros, and is always asked to return by the clients she helps. Deborah, thank you for all that you do. It is noticed!


March 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Bobbie S.

CPoM Mar 2023 - Bobbie S.

Bobbie is always lending a helping hand. She is very dependable and is always willing to go the extra mile. Thank you for all you do Bobbie!


February 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Norma L.

CPoM Feb 2023 - Norma L.

Our Care Pro of the Month is Norma L.! Norma has been on our team for over 9 years and provides heartfelt care for clients. Clients love having norma as their care pro. She builds trust quickly, brings joy to everyone, and works hard to ensure client needs are met. Terrific job and thank you, Norma!


January 2023 Care Pro of the Month: Becky L.

CPoM Jan 2023 - Becky L.

Our Care Pro of the Month is Becky L.! Becky has built a terrific relationship with the client and his family. She has built trust and provided heartfelt care. Becky is attentive, compassionate, and hard-working. We appreciate all you do, Becky! You have made a difference.


2022 Care Professional of the Year: Charlene

2022 CGoY Charlene

Congratulations to our 2022, Care Pro of the Year, Charlene S! Charlene has been in our Home Instead family for over 7 years and has done an incredible job caring for clients. She has cared for many clients and has created long-lasting and genuine relationships with all of them. She has touched the hearts of so many people. She loves being a caregiver and engaging with her clients. Her care is truly remarkable. It’s no wonder why we get so many calls asking for Charlene to come back and care for their loved one. Charlene has this amazing way of influencing the energy in the room to create a positive and peaceful environment for clients and their families. When Charlene meets clients, she takes them into her whole heart. She cares for clients like they are her family. She embodies what it means to be a Care Professional at Home Instead. She has a heart for others and goes above and beyond every day. She is hardworking and committed to making sure her clients receive the best care. Thank you, Charlene. We respect and admire you. We are honored to have you in our Home Instead family. You are our 2022 Care Professional of the Year. Congratulations!

Care Professional of the Month: Sandy

CGoM Sandy

Congratulations to our Care Pro of the Month, Sandy! Sandy has been with Home Instead for over 10 years. Sandy’s passion for caregiving is evident to all who meet her. She is extremely hard working and frequently picks up additional shifts to care for clients. Sandy deeply cares for every client she meets. Clients love having Sandy as their Care Pro! She brings energy and positivity wherever she goes. She is always smiling, laughing, and sharing her fun sense of humor. You can’t help but smile and feel good when Sandy is around! We value Sandy’s dedication to clients and her empathetic and heartfelt care. Sandy has cared for many clients over the years and made a difference in so many lives. Thank you, Sandy! We appreciate you and are so thankful to have you in our Home Instead family!


Care Professional of the Month: Azriel

CGoM Azriel

Congratulations to our Care Professional of the Month, Azriel! Azriel does an awesome job caring for clients! She brings joy wherever she goes and truly enjoys caring for others. She gives attentive, compassionate, and thoughtful care. Azriel has a heart for caregiving and shows a great desire to help others. We appreciate how Azriel is willing to see new clients and demonstrates a positive attitude in tough situations. She brings a smile to all she cares for! Her joy radiates though her work. Thank you, Azriel! We appreciate you!


Care Professional of the Month: Vicki

CGoM Vicki

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Vicki! Vicki has been on our team for over 5 years and gives outstanding care to our clients. Vicki is passionate about caregiving and recognizes each client's individual needs. She celebrates every client and enjoys meeting new people. Vicki is patient, compassionate, and attentive. She notices the details and takes a genuine interest in every client she meets. Vicki is quick to help and works hard every day to make sure clients are happy and safe in the comfort of home. We value Vicki's commitment to caregiving and greatly appreciate her heartfelt care! Thank you, Vicki! We appreciate you!


Care Professional of the Month: Michele

CGoM Michele

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Michele! Michele does an awesome job caring for clients! She takes time to listen to clients and works hard to provide outstanding care. Michele connects easily with clients and establishes a foundation of trust with each client. Michele is passionate about caregiving and takes special interest in every client she sees. Michele has a heart for caregiving: patient, kind, dedicated, and empathetic. We are thrilled to have Michele on our team! Thank you, Michele! We appreciate you so much!


Care Professional of the Month: Linda

CGoM Linda

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Linda! Linda builds awesome relationships with clients, other Caregivers, and office staff. She brings joy wherever she goes and lifts us up with her positive mindset and devoted care! Linda does a great job of noticing every detail and works hard to ensure all client needs are met. She is an outstanding listener and communicator! She keeps the office and clients' families well informed. We greatly appreciate Linda and the heartfelt care she gives to all clients. Linda connects quickly with clients and establishes trust. She genuinely cares for clients and shows great compassion. We value Linda's dedication and hard work. Thank you and congratulations, Linda! We are thrilled to celebrate you!


Care Professional of the Month: Penny

CGoM Penny

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Penny H.! Penny puts her whole heart into caring for others. She is committed to clients and works hard to ensure their needs are met. Penny connects with clients quickly and establishes trust. Penny is attentive and notices every detail. Penny recognizes what’s important to clients and works to honor their wishes. Penny puts clients’ needs first. During a winter storm, Penny worked an overnight shift and volunteered to come back to the client's home later that morning to ensure the client received continuous care and to prevent others from going out during the inclement weather. Penny ended up staying with the client for over 24 hours to ensure the client was never alone and received comforting care during a stormy day and night. Penny cares very much for clients and it’s evident through her caregiving. Thank you, Penny!


Care Professional of the Month: Faith

CGoM Faith

Congratulations, Faith! Faith is our Caregiver of the Month and we are thankful to have Faith on our Home Instead team! Faith builds wonderful relationships with clients and their families. She takes being a Caregiver seriously and builds trust with clients easily. Faith pays great attention to clients and their needs. She gives empathetic care to everyone. Faith's heart for others is inspiring. She works hard every day to brighten our clients' lives. We appreciate Faith's optimism and joyful attitude. She's been on our team for over 3 years and throughout these years, she continues to grow in her passion for Home Instead and caregiving. Thank you, Faith! We appreciate you.


2021 Care Professional of the Year: Stephanie

2021 CGoY Stephanie

Congratulations to our 2021 Caregiver of the Year, Stephanie! We are honored to have Stephanie on our team. She has been on our Home Instead team for over 10 years and gives amazing care to our clients! Stephanie takes time to get to know every client and builds great relationships with them. She is dedicated in her care for others. Stephanie has a true heart for caregiving! She is patient, compassionate, understanding, reliable, and committed to giving excellent care to our clients.

Stephanie has made a difference in the lives of so many people throughout the years. She inspires us with her hard work and strong willingness to help. She spends whole days caring for others and ensuring everyone's needs are met. We are so thankful for Stephanie and proud to have her as a Caregiver! Thank you and Congratulations, Stephanie!


Care Professional of the Month: Charlene

CGoM Charlene

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Charlene! Charlene has been on our Home Instead team for over 6 years and has cared for many of our clients. Charlene has made a difference in so many people's lives with her genuine and heartfelt care. When Charlene meets a client for the first time, she immediately takes that person into her whole heart. Charlene has endless care and compassion for others. We admire Charlene's commitment to caregiving and her ability to build trust so quickly with clients and their families. We appreciate Charlene's gentle care for others and the joy she brings to everyone. Thank you, Charlene! We appreciate you!


Care Professional of the Month: Santana

CGoM Santana

Congratulations, Santana! Santana is our Caregiver of the Month! We greatly appreciate Santana's hard work and commitment in caring for others. Santana gives heartfelt and dedicated care to the client she cares for and has developed a wonderful relationship built on trust. Santana's kindness and gentle care is commendable. We are thankful to have Santana on our team! She does terrific work in caring for others and understands the importance of consistent care. Thank you, Santana! You are making a difference and we appreciate you so much!


Care Professional of the Month: Katie

CGoM Katie

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Katie! Katie has gone above and beyond in helping our clients! Katie's sincere willingness to help and flexibility is very appreciated. Katie is passionate about caring for our clients. She builds connections with clients quickly and enjoys meeting new clients too. We appreciate Katie's commitment to giving compassionate and gentle care to clients every day. Thank you, Katie! We appreciate you.


Care Professional of the Month: Penny

CGoM Penny

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Penny! Penny has been with our Home Instead team for 7 years and is very dedicated in providing reliable care for our clients! Penny takes caregiving seriously and puts her entire heart into caring for others. We appreciate Penny and the way she brings joy to everyone! Penny's smile and laughter bring sunshine to us all and our clients love having Penny as their Caregiver. Penny has endless compassion and we are thankful to have Penny on our team. Thank you, Penny!


Care Professional of the Month: Monica

CGoM Monica

Congratulations to Monica, our Caregiver of the Month! Monica frequently makes us all smile and laugh with her upbeat attitude and sense of humor. We appreciate Monica's strong drive to help others and the joy she brings to everyone! Monica takes caregiving seriously and works hard to ensure our clients receive the best care. We greatly appreciate Monica's attention to detail and willingness to help. Monica builds great relationships with clients, Caregivers, and office staff. We enjoy having Monica on our team and appreciate her every day! Thank you, Monica!


Care Professional of the Month: Jane

CGoM Jane

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month, Jane! Jane's positive attitude and optimistic outlook always makes us smile! Jane brings joy and sunshine wherever she goes! Jane gives reliable, compassionate, and joyful care to our clients! Jane is helpful and enjoys meeting new people. We appreciate Jane's willingness to help! Thank you, Jane! We appreciate you.