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CAREGiver Awards & Recognition 

At Home Instead®, our success revolves around our CAREGiversâ„  – 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.
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Tamara - May 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Tamara does an outstanding job with clients and is very responsive with all those involve with client care. With her experience and extensive training in many areas of specialized care, she goes above and beyond to provide the best service possible to our clients.

Rochelle - April 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Rochelle has been a wonderful CAREGiver for over a year with Home Instead. She has gone through our Specialized Training classes; she enjoys cats and dogs. She loves people and can walk into any room and give you the comforting sense that you have known each other for many years. She works full days, 7 days a week. She is someone we know we can always call when there is an emergency. She cares so deeply for each of her clients, they are more like family to her than a client. She takes the utmost care of them and they always look forward to her visits.

Joyce - March 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Joyce! Our wonderful CAREGiver of the Month for March. She is a great companion to many. Since the pandemic there has been a lot of isolation. Feelings of loneliness have hit an all time high. Joyce came into this persons life just in time and while Mrs. did not think she really needed someone, once we got in the home and introduced Joyce to her, her whole world changed. Now she has said that she doesn't know what she would do without her. They spend time together talking, laughing, doing household chores together, sitting outside, and just keeping each other company. Joyce has said that Mrs. has helped her combat loneliness just as much as she has helped Mrs. It is a wonderful match and the timing couldn't have been better.

Carla - February 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Carla, you take care of two wonderful people; two people whose lives you entered at exactly the right moment. They need you so much and the beauty of it all is that you know how much you can do for them and you go over and beyond to accomplish these needs you see around you. You stay later, you purchase things with your own money, you make phone calls to ensure appointments are correct and outside care is being scheduled. You are an amazing human being. Never change and never quit being you.

Antionette - January 2021 CAREGiver of the Month

Antionette, our extraordinary CAREGiver of January 2021!! Saying you are dedicated would be an understatement. You work 7 days a week. You work with the same families for years. Once you walk through the door, you instantly create an everlasting bond. You are always on-time; this office and the families you help always know you can be relied on. You embody all the beautiful and nurturing qualities one must possess to be a wonderful caregiver. We love and appreciate you and all that you do!

Rozena - 2020 CAREGiver of the Year

Rozena first became employed by our North office on April 28, 2006. She has displayed her compassion to our clients at both offices for over 14 years. She has a true passion for providing care to seniors and enjoys their company. She has provided her special caring skills to so many clients and they all love her and she stays with them for years. From companionship to hospice care, she has a unique skill to make the client feel secure and comforted and she quickly becomes a part of their family. She has an intuition to know exactly what the client’s needs and wants are, down to preparing the perfect favorite meal each time without them asking.

Above all, Rozena enjoys the companionship and conversation with her clients and reliving the memories, especially with those with Alzheimer's. One of her long-time clients always shares his memory of how he and his wife married 30 days after meeting and have been married over 50 years. She also helps him remember the many trips they have taken during those 50 years. His wife and daughter say she is part of the family and they are thankful for the excellent care and compassion she has given him over the years.

Marika - December 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

We can’t even begin to say enough good about Marika! Having previously worked with special needs children, it’s obvious that Marika has a huge heart and a penchant for giving back. As one of her clients says about her, “Marika is an absolute blessing in my life, and I don’t know what I would do without her!” She always finds time to take care of her regular clients, and frequently goes above and beyond by picking up shifts when we have a last-minute opening. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart and smile with us, Marika.

Tionna - November 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Tionna works 7 days a week and she is dedicated to one client. This is exactly what we try to do when we pair a CAREGiver with a family. We want to create this bond, trust, and connection that has been made here. Thank you Tionna for your commitment and for the love that you have for others.

Hanna - October 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Hanna was carefully selected as CAREGiver of the month due to her kind heartedness. Her ability to walk into any home and make someone smile. She is honest, reliable, hard-working, and kind. She is pictured here with her longtime client, now friend, Joan. They immediately bonded and have been together ever since. She is always on time and goes over and beyond for Joan. They spent much quality time together which means a lot these days, especially since Joan doesn’t get out of the house much anymore. Hanna has become like family. Joan always speaks very highly and lovingly about Hanna.

Mindy - September 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Mindy cares for a couple with Alzheimer’s and has been so good for them and they look forward to her coming. The daughter has said how much they have improved in her care. She is so grateful for all Mindy has done for them. She has helped them so much by doing engaging activities every day and taking them places that they remember from their past, which has helped tremendously with their cognitive thinking. For his birthday recently, she made his favorite fruit salad which he loved and said it was the best birthday ever! We are blessed to have such a caring and thoughtful person as part of our family!

Kola - August 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Kola is a wonderful and very compassionate CAREGiver. Recently, we received this compliment from a clients daughter regarding his demeanor:

Kola has been a blessing. A perfect match. He always looks on the bright side and remains positive day in and day out. He’s very dependable, always on time and has never missed a shift. He’s present when therapists are in the home, asks good questions and stays engaged. "Poppy" (that’s what we call my dad) even asked Kola if he could just move in :)

-This is just the type of CAREGiver that Kola is. He treats everyone like family.

Tionna - July 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Tionna will be celebrating her one year with us soon but she comes with so much experience already! She is very dedicated and is assisting the same family six days a week. She enjoys her time with them and judging by the phone calls we receive, they too love her joyful presence. She is always on-time and has never taken a day off. She is a beautiful example of someone who wakes up every morning and enjoys what she does. To Tionna, this isn’t a job it is a hobby; something that she looks forward to everyday. CAREGiving brings her joy.

Katherine - June 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Katherine is a very hard worker. She enjoys being around people, helping them to ensure a higher quality of life. Katherine is always on time and very reliable. She easily fits in, at any home. She came to join our team with many years of experience. She has assisted individuals in a variety of settings; she was a CNA and a Medic. Caring for others is in her heart. We are very lucky to have her as a part of our Home Instead Team.

Tina - May 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month, Tina! You have so much heart. You care deeply for those you spend time with. Caring for someone isn’t a job to you, the people with whom you spend time have become friends and even an extension of your own family. Each time you call the office, I can hear in your voice how much they mean to you. Thank you Tina, from all of us at Home Instead, for all that you do and will continue to do!

Judy - April 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Judy celebrated her two-year anniversary with Home Instead this past March and she has always been a dependable employee. She has taken advantage of our additional training and carries that knowledge with her to each home she visits. Clients and families immediately feel comfortable around Judy due to her empathetic and compassionate nature that always shines through. She is a joy to be around and we look forward to many more years with her.

Anita - March 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Anita has such a deep passion for what she does that she doesn’t even consider it a job. She never takes a day off and is very dedicated to the families that she sees. She may be new to Home Instead but she brought with her so much experience and dedication that she has quickly shined bright earned her way to CAREGiver of the month!

Nina - February 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Nina has been with us since 2006. She is a highly valued employee, with a lot of experience in many specialized areas. Each family she works with, she immediately begins building a unique bond. Nina is very dependable, she never misses a day with a client and she picks up extra shifts when available. We appreciate Nina and all that she has to offer to our wonderful team of CAREGivers.

Kathleen - January 2020 CAREGiver of the Month

Kathleen is dedicated to one client. Showing her compassion and empathetic nature each day. The family has nothing but wonderful things to say about her at each of our follow-ups. She is newer to our Home Instead Family but she has brought with her much experience in many areas of care. It’s always a pleasure when Kathleen comes into the office. She is always so positive and cheerful. It’s easy to see how she can brighten anyone’s day.

Teresa - 2019 CAREGiver of the Year

Teresa has been a dedicated employee for 3 terrific years. Teresa is passionate about her job and has a wonderful, empathetic nature. She understand the value of client relationships and easily builds lasting bonds with clients and families. She happily accepts additional shifts and brings with her so much experience that she easily fits into the necessary criteria to fit many clients needs. Teresa is an exceptional addition to our Home Instead family.