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.
I was born in Kelowna and lived here for most of my life. Having recently celebrated my 40th high school reunion, I am reminded of how quickly time goes by. I have three children (2 girls and a boy) and two granddaughters (ages 16 years, and 11 months). I enjoy spending time with them.
I found this job after my Mom passed away. I had been her home helper after my Dad passed away. This job seemed a good fit. I have been employed with HISC since July 2009. I graduated from Okanagan College in June 2010 as an RCA/HS worker. This extra training gave me more confidence in assisting clients. I enjoy helping clients with whatever their needs may be. I love to hear their life stories and their take on current events.
I am a homebody who enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, watching movies (Netflix is a big time-waster) and walking for exercise. I have travelled to Hawaii and the Caribbean. I look forward to more trips in the future.
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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Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise is independently owned and operated.