Sharon Bledsoe, Staff Coordinator
Staff Coordinator Sharon Bledsoe emphatically said, “I love this job.”
Why? “I am doing something for both the client and the CAREGiver. It is so rewarding when a CAREGiver is happy, and a client is happy,” said Sharon, who matches the Home Instead CAREGiver to a client in terms of needs, skills and personality.
For Sharon, RN Supervisor Kim Atkins-Bruner and Recruiting Coordinator Anne Collins, it is a team effort. “We work closely. I go into interviews with new CAREGivers and also observe some training to get a feel for the new CAREGivers. I need to know their skills,” Sharon explained.
“When you are scheduling, the thing I go back to if there’s a tough decision is, ‘What would you want for your family?’ You want everyone to feel good, the CAREGiver, client and family. I follow up with CAREGivers to see if they are happy.”
Sharon, who started with Home Instead in 2012 as a CAREGiver, also has served as the Client Care Coordinator and Recruitment Coordinator. She recalled: “On a normal day, I make sure my calendar is filled with CAREGivers who are in place with clients. I make sure vacations and call-outs are covered. Shifts range from a few hours to 24/7 team care.”
Sharon, a former CNA and an Activities Coordinator, has a strong background in service. “I’ve always loved seniors and feel drawn to helping enhance their quality of life,” said Sharon, who lives in Mountain Park with her husband David. “We have two daughters with wonderful sons-in-law. Our teenage granddaughter Saylor keeps us active because we attend her sports and activities.”
Sharon is glad God gave her a church. She attends Bear Creek Baptist Church with which she and her husband are very active.
Sharon’s inspiration is the King James translation of Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Sharon is available by phone at (336) 789-4472 or by email at email@example.com.