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.
Originally from Maple Ridge, BC, Alison moved Kelowna in August 2016 to pursue her Master of Social Work at UBCO. Upon completion of her degree, Alison hopes to work in the field of mental health, specifically with older adults. Home Instead has been a perfect fit. Alison says: "I love working with people and making a difference in others' lives. Working as a caregiver has been so rewarding and I am so grateful to have met so many amazing people - clients, office staff and fellow caregivers - in the short time that I have been with the company.
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.
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.
Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise is independently owned and operated.