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CAREGiver Awards & Recognition 

At Home Instead®, our success revolves around our CAREGiversā„  – 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.

In addition to a CAREGiver of the Month Award, Home Instead of Sun City also recognizes a CAREGiver of the Year in honor of my mother, Dee Chase (pictured). My mom is a wonderful and caring soul who was a caregiver at the original franchise in Omaha for about 13 years.

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June 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Vivian Reynolds

Vivian has been an outstanding contributor to the care of our seniors. She has been dedicated to being a CAREGiver for Home Instead for almost 10 years. She has touched so many lives during that time and is making a difference everywhere she goes. We can confidently place Vivian in any situation due to her outstanding abilities. She is a favorite amongst clients! She provides a sense of ease to each situation and is dedicated to her clients. We appreciate all she does and are so happy to recognize her as the June CAREGiver of the Month!

May 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Rebecca Gutierrez

Rebecca jumps in and helps with many clients, making a difference and touching the lives of everyone she helps. No matter what the need is, Rebecca dives right in and gets the job done with a smile that brightens everyone's day. She often rearranges her day to help 'just one more client.' She is a born caregiver with the passion to make a difference. She has an amazing laugh that is known to fill the room and brighten up everyone's day. We appreciate all you do and are so happy to recognize you! Congratulations! 

April 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Debra Menegos

Debra has been an outstanding contributor to the care of seniors. Debra rocks in every client's house she is in, becoming a client favorite immediately. She has the passion to make a difference and to always do what is in the best interest of the client. Debra lights up any room she is in with her warm heartedness, sweet smile and calm demeanor. She has truly shown her dedication and true passion as a caregiver by always adapting to the changes and challenges that come with each of her clients. We appreciate all you do and are so happy to recognize you!

Congratulations Debra!!

March 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Patricia Pacheco

Patricia has been an outstanding contributor to the care of our seniors. She has been a go to on our tough clients facing dementia and Parkinson's. A client with Dementia often proves challenging but Patricia faces these tasks in stride and with professionalism. Patricia constantly evolves her care strategy to match what is needed for each client. Patricia has truly show her dedication and true passion as a caregiver and she is always able to help when needed. We appreciate all you do and are so happy to recognize you!


February 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Gina Gauvin

Gina has been an outstanding and positive contributor to the care of seniors.

She has a genuine, cheery personality. She is highly requested because she is so dedicated to every client she works with. She serves as Hospice Hero, providing cleaning care to many of these clients who are at the most fragile time of their life.


January 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Hattie Jackson

Hattie's qualities as a caregiver shine in all she does. She is never afraid of any shift--BIG or Small! Whether she is helping the office when in a pinch with fill ins or servicing one of her many regular clients, Hattie is always up for the challenge. You're a chameleon of a caregiver with personal care, dementia care, daytime care and overnight care! You are such a great friend to our seniors and we are so happy to recognize!

2020 CAREGiver of the Year: Kari Spaude

A few words about Kari, our inaugural Dee Chase CAREGiver of the Year Award Winner! :

  • Kari's warm smile immediately touched my heart the moment we met.
  • Kari's Nurturing & compassion nature is what makes Kari an exceptional caregiver
  • She jumps in never shying from any task big or small always willing to give anything a shot.
  • Demonstrates our guiding principles
  • Makes a difference in the lives of all she encounters

CONGRATULATIONS KARI! From the bottom of our heart, thank you for all that you do to help our Sun City seniors!

December 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Rosemary Alvarado

Rosemary is dependable and trustworthy.

She sets the standard and tone of what it means to work with a professional Home Instead CAREGiver.

Rosemary does an outstanding job keeping the office informed with honest feedback about the care needs of her clients.

Rosemary is helpful to the office completing fill in shifts as she is able and she works on some of our most complex cases.

Our seniors are blessed to have a friend and caregiver in Rosemary, aka Rosie šŸ˜Š

November 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Angela Charles

Angela provides regular care to two of our longtime clients. She spends twice a day with Ms. Lois and every Saturday with Ms. Essie. Her clients love spending time with her and there is nothing that Angela won’t do to help them. She makes herself available to help with special circumstances for Lois since her family is not in town. Angela is quick to say “yes” when the office calls asking for a favor. We appreciate her positive attitude and willingness to be a strong force of love and caring with seniors in our community!

October 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Addie Kovac

Addie is so dedicated to her seniors that she spends 7 nights each week with her client! It is the highlight of his evening to have Addie come and play cards and then complete his bedtime care. Addie assists the office often with providing care for fill in shifts. Addie chooses to caregiver on top of her other full-time job because she was looking for something meaningful to do with her spare time. We are so grateful and happy that she is on our team helping our seniors!

September 2020 CAREGiver of the Month: Kari Spaude

Kari has been an amazing Caregiver for this office. During our early ownership, Kari assisted with a quick growth spurt by taking 10 additional shifts in a single month in addition to her regular clients. We have received positive feedback about the care that she provides from her clients. Her wonderful personality and warm smile make her a welcome addition to anyone’s home. A family member of a client refers to Kari as an “angel here on Earth”.