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!
Nancy Vandergon, 2022 Care Professional of the 2nd Quarter
Nancy’s ability to provide care that foster’s individuality and independence is truly remarkable. She is a bright light in our community, and we are very lucky to have her part of the team. Nancy takes on a proactive role in understanding the needs of her clients, ensuring that it is done with dignity and respect. She embodies a natural calming presence to everyone around her; that is a true asset in our field. Congratulations Nancy, it is well deserved!
Anne Dessert, 2022 Care Professional of the 1st Quarter
Anne’s genuine compassion to help people is what makes her so special. She’s able to encourage people to do things that they didn’t think were possible. Something that Home Instead is proud of, is the ability to adapt when clients have a hospital or rehab stay. Anne is one that jumps into action making sure all bases are covered. Anne advocates for her clients making sure their best interests are always priority. Thank you for all you do Anne, it’s truly a pleasure having you be a leader on our team.
Julia Zhou, 2021 CAREGiver of the 4th Quarter/ 2021 CAREGiver of the Year
Julia is one in a million, displaying empathy and professionalism at all times! She treats all of her clients like they are her family, always making sure that they are well take care of. Julia truly cares and is often recognized for making a positive difference in her clients lives, they absolutely adore her. She is always willing to help cover a shift with a client when she can and handles difficult situations with the utmost respect. Her constant communication with the office is stellar, keeping us updated and always advocating for her clients. Most importantly, she is an amazing team player, and we are beyond blessed to have her on our Home Instead team.
Raija Ketcham, 2021 CAREGiver of the 2nd Quarter
Raija has a heart of gold and instantly brightens up the room with her smile and turns any frown upside down. Raija demonstrates love and compassion and will step up to any shift presented to her. She is a master dessert chef as well! Raija truly bleeds Home Instead purple and we are blessed to have her on our team. Congratulations Raija!
Andrea Chaney, 2021 CAREGiver of the 1st Quarter
Andrea has been a part of the Home Instead family for over 5 years! Dependability, going the extra mile (literally, living in Three Points), anticipating client needs, advocating for the safety of her clients through the pandemic - making sure her clients were able to get vaccinated.. and of course, an amazing cook! Andrea has been described as a game changer, a very fitting description in our opinion. Congratulations Andrea! Enjoy your fancy new parking spot.
Martha Brar, 2020 CAREGiver of the 4th Quarter
Stephanie Dufour, 2020 CAREGiver of the 3rd Quarter
Patricia Graff, 2020 CAREGiver of the 2nd Quarter
Patricia consistently goes above and beyond and has a heart of gold. Her genuine care and compassion is truly contagious and is felt among all her clients as well as the office team. A recent example, one of her client’s had an emergency at 10:30 at night, and requested she come to provide overnight care. A quick call to Patricia, and she was there was there without hesitation. Grateful seems like an understatement, we truly are honored to have Patricia as part of the Home Instead family.
Mary Luopa, 2020 CAREGiver of the 1st Quarter / 2020 CAREGiver of the Year
Mary instills everything that is Home Instead. Her heart, compassion and dedication are only a few words that describe the type of person and CAREGiver she is. Mary has never missed a shift and is quick to answer the call when needed. We are extremely blessed to have Mary as part of our team and know our clients feel the same way. We love you Mary and thank you for setting the bar so high.