‘A capital fellow’ is a saying you don’t hear much anymore. One of our uncles used this term to describe a gentleman who was highly respected, so when Glen's employment reference called Glen a capital fellow, we took note.
After completing a degree in agriculture, Glen was involved in sales and marketing, teaching English as a second language in Taiwan and then rural development work in Bangladesh. Glen returned home to work in the oil and gas industry for the balance of his career. In his application to Home Instead, Glen wrote, ‘I reached a stage where I wanted to work at something that would be rewarding and of service to others.’ His letter described knowing people with disabilities and the problems they encountered and ways he creatively offered solutions. His goal was to alleviate seniors' suffering to improve the quality of their life. We hired him as a Home Instead CAREGiver!
Let us tell you about Bev and why we have selected her as our Caregiver of the year! Bev became a CAREGiver in January 2012 and has provided over 4000 client service hours. She has cared for over 50 different clients; one client received over 900 hours of Bev’s tender loving care throughout her highly advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Three clients have received over 400 hours of Bev’s care helping them to manage life through advancing dementia involving hoarding, Parkinson’s disease, and high anxiety. Our team has learned to place Bev where dementia and anxiety required a diplomatic Caregiver or in palliative and high need situations requiring the most sensitive touch.
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