CAREGiver Awards & Recognition
Sophia - March 2021 CAREGiver of the Month
Sophia has been a shining star since she joined our Home Instead family in December 2020. She is always willing to work with any client that may need help and shares her heart by treating them as though they were her family not just another client. She looks to find ways to connect and find enjoyable activities that make her clients feel important and loved. Sophia continues to go above and beyond by filling in on several shifts for other caregivers if they are sick or on vacation and never complains about having to do so.
Sophia loves to keep busy not only at work but also at home with organizing and spending time with her family. In some of her spare time she enjoys watching tv, journaling; writing down what is on her heart, she also enjoys quiet time with meditation scriptures.
Congratulations and Thank you, Sophia, we enjoy your cheerfulness and all that you do!
Our Entire CAREGiver Team - February 2021 CAREGiver of the Month
Picking a CAREGiver of the month is not an easy task we have an amazing team. For February we decided instead of just one CAREGiver we wanted to take a moment to Recognize you all. Each one of you have and continue to do an outstanding job! We appreciate all that you do.
Mitzi - January 2021 CAREGiver of the Month
Mitzi is receiving CAREGiver of the Month because, she continues to go above and beyond with helping to pick up short notice shifts. Mitzi has been a caregiver with us since Sept. 2018 and continues to share her heart with her clients, as they know she is there to help in any way that she can. With her time here she has seen several different clients and has gained a lot of different experiences. Mitzi is an Arizona native; she has 2 dogs Jade and Sky; whom she absolutely loves. When Mitzi is not busy being a CAREGiver, she likes to spend her time with family and doing crafts.
Mitzi: " Something I like about Home Instead, is the independence, trust, and support that our office staff gives us while working, we are stronger as a team working together!"
Dulce - December 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Dulce has gone above and beyond. She covered three shifts with very short notice in one weekend, she is willing to jump right in and help with all clients. She always has a positive , cheerful attitude that her clients enjoy! Dulce has been with us since September 2020. She came to Home Instead, with the need to give back and bring joy to others. Dulce has always enjoyed helping family. The thing that Dulce enjoys most about caregiving is helping to keep clients in their homes and maintain their independence. Some of her hobbies are reading, watching old movies and musicals. She also loves spending time with her nephews and nieces.
Mona - November 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Our Caregiver of the month is Mona. She was born in Nevada and when her parents divorced, she spent time in Nevada and Alaska. She is married and has one son and 3 grandchildren. Her and her husband Darryl lived in Fairbanks, AK up until 3 years ago. She worked as a sous chef at Westmark and as a baker at Safeway in Alaska. They moved to Arizona as “snowbirds” but ended up staying here.
Mona came to work for Home Instead in January of 2020. What makes her a great caregiver? She has a such a big heart and loves taking care of people. She took care of her late father, who had dementia, and her husband who has leukemia. Mona took caregiving classes at Virginia Piper that were specifically tailored to caring for someone with Leukemia. These classes helped her care for her husband, who is now in remission. Mona has several clients who truly appreciate her caregiving talents. Thank you again Mona for being part of our Home Instead team. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Marlaina - October 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Marlaina, became a part of our team February 13, 2020 and has really been an outstanding caregiver. She has worked with several clients and their families during her time with us. She willingly picks up extra shifts and always has a smile on face. She has been married 16 years and has two children . In her spare time, she enjoys taking all her toys out to the mountains and go for rides. She became a caregiver because she loves caring to others. It touches her heart. Marlaina is also owner of her own pastry business called “Sweeter than you”. Thank you Marlaina and congratulations on being Caregiver of the Month”.
Bonnie L. - September 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Bonnie exceeds in the level of care she gives, always giving her best and going above and beyond. After working all week, she goes to work on the weekends never missing a beat. Bonnie keeps us informed, helps where she can, and always makes sure she brings a smile. She recently used 1st aide experience to help a client who was chocking. She stayed calm and responded in a way that we all hope we do not have to experience; we are so grateful she did to save her clients life. We can not express enough how much Bonnie has continued to contribute to her client’s quality of care and her ability to excel. She takes the lead and finds ways to help her client be more independent. She shares her heart each, and every day with kindness. Thank you, Bonnie, for all you do!
Krystina B. - August 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Krystina has been with our agency since April of 2020 and has served a variety of clients. She is always willing to jump right in and help any way she can. Krystina makes our office procedures run more smoothly by answering her messages in a very timely manner, accepting short notice shifts, and clocking in and out independently. She is dependable, responsible, and appreciated by her clients, who enjoy her warm and bubbly personality. Krystina interacts with our office staff in a very pleasant manner making our days more enjoyable.
Jeri C. - May 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Jeri C - She has shared her heart with her client by easing their mind often especially when things get overwhelming, taking the time to provide reassurance, providing extra communication, suggestions / follow up for the office, and their daughter. Jeri has taken the lead many times by offering to stay late, come in early and even rushing over one weekend to help in an urgent situation. She is always ready and willing to help! Jeri builds trust with her client by always being dependable, on time, ready with a smile, and a loving hug. She brings ideas and activities, finds ways to connect with her client who has advanced dementia, and works to make things easier for her and her husband. It isnt always the easiest job, but definitely the most rewarding. This client always takes the time to tell us how much he appreciates her and what she does for them. He even thinks of her as family. He often says he doesn't know what he would do without her. The daughter is constantly thanking us for sending such a great match for her parents and often asks for her suggestions on things to do with them. Jeri has been with us now for 6 months and has been making a shining example of the wonderful care we can give and the huge difference we can make. Thank you JERI!
Rochelle G. - March 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Rochelle G. Congratulations. We wanted to put the spotlight on Rochelle this month. Rochelle has been such a blessing here to our home instead family since she started in September of 2019. Her experience and dedication have been a shining example of the quality of caregivers we strive to attract and retain. She has been working hard with her client making sure she gets everything she needs. And pays attention to the littlest of details that makes such a difference. Rochelle takes the lead by finding ways to go the extra mile, she shares her heart by offering to help whenever she can whether it’s with a new caregiver, a schedule change, or an added shift. Rochelle is sure to communicate with us whenever we need an update and is quick to respond when there is something needed.
Daisy J. - February 2020 CAREGiver of the Month
Congratulations Daisy has been growing here with Home Instead since June 2019. She has really Shined! Daisy always brings an energy that is contagious. She shares her heart by bringing a huge smile each day. Daisy immediately puts her client’s minds at ease by listening, acting, and finding ways to go above and beyond. For example, she has been known to bring her waffle maker to make a special breakfast for her clients. Daisy has challenged herself by taking clients on who require hirer care needs and has exceeded! She has been active with communication, trainings, and helping whenever she can. THANK YOU, DAISY, for all you do to help keep our clients happy and at home with the best care possible!
Karen M. - December 2019 CAREGiver of the Month
Thank you Karen M. for all you do. The client feedback has been amazing. Your dedication and care have been extraordinary! Karen wanted to start part time with us but continues to pick up more hours, her ability to quickly step into any situation and overcome resistance has been helpful in a variety of situations.