Our CAREGivers are leaders.
Charlene came to us with experience as a continuing care aid and a veterinary lab assistant. This combination of expertise in geriatric care and discipline in following routines and protocols defines Charlene's outstanding work. This CAREGiver balances the tension between personal attachment to her clients and selfless service to them. Her maturity and commitment to the Company enable her to keep this balance.
Charlene makes the most of each moment, pairing confidence and humility as well as task and relationship. She told us of a time on shift when she used a hand blender to make squash soup. Her client entered the room as Charlene lifted the blender too high. With soup dripping off her glasses Charlene relished her client's laughter. Living Home Instead for the long run depends on a balance between work and joy! Read more...
‘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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