A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care of you and your family.
We reward our local CAREGivers with CAREGiver of the Month and CAREGiver of the Year awards to show our appreciation for all they do. Home Instead, Inc. also recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award - The Mary Steibel CAREGiverssm of the Year Award.
This program inspires CAREGivers to strive for excellence. It creates a sense of pride and rewards their hard work, compassionate care and service to others.
"Some of the connections
I’ve made with clients, even in a short time, have changed my life and the way
I view the world. On paper, I may be here to serve the client, but my own life
is all the richer for it."
Elise joined Kelowna HISC on July 6, 2009 and continually is our “go-to” CAREGiver when the situation needs someone who is able to provide complex, compassionate and respectful care.Elsie employs such calmness when assisting others that she creates a sense of wellbeing and confidence in those around her. Elsie also adapts quickly to changes to her work schedule, always putting the client’s needs before her own. She also assists clients with advanced dementia. Here again she recognizes the different behaviors associated with the disease and can quickly recognize how best to help these clients through their day. Elsie thinks of different activities to keep clients happy, challenged and physically active.
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