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CAREGiver Awards & Recognition 

At Home Instead®, our success revolves around our CAREGiversâ„  – and we know it! We celebrate CAREGivers year-round in many ways: a note of appreciation, recognition in our employee newsletter, perhaps an impromptu office party.
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Meet Our Outstanding CAREGivers

Gail Z. - CAREGiver of the Month of February 2021

Gail’s dedication and commitment to her clients is
outstanding! She is a true Home Care Hero!

She Builds Trust by caring for her clients showing
up on time and never missing a shift.

She Takes the Lead by taking shifts and ensuring
clients are happy and safe.

We have no doubt that Gail Shares Her Heart with
her clients by caring for her clients!

Thank you, Gail! We appreciate you!
Marianella CB

Marianella C-B - CAREGiver of the Month of January 2021

Marianella’s dedication and commitment to her clients
is outstanding! She is a true Home Care Hero!

She Builds Trust by ensuring she attends all her
scheduled shifts.

She Takes the Lead by picking up extra shifts that
when needed.

We have no doubt that Marianella Shares Her
Heart with her clients by following accurately
following care plans and helping her clients age in
place every day!
Thank you, Marianella! We appreciate you!

Lynn TH

Lyn T-H. - CAREGiver of the Month December 2020

She Builds Trust by being there for clients and never missing a shift.

She Takes the Lead by making sure her clients are comfortable and happy.

And Lyn Shares her Heart by ensuring her clients are living their best lives.
Gayle G

Gayle G. CAREGiver of the Month of November 2020

She Builds Trust by being there to pick up shifts, showing up on time and never missing a shift.

She Takes the Lead by taking care of her clients and making sure they have what they need.

And Gayle Shares her Heart by going above and beyond to ensure that her clients are living their best lives.

Thank you, Gayle, for all your hard work and dedication!
Tammy Smith 2

Tammy S. - CAREGiver of the Month of October 2020

She Builds Trust by being reliable, showing up on time and never missing a shift.

She Takes the Lead by taking care of things before they become an problem.

And Tammy Shares her Heart by being empathetic and offering support wherever possible.

Thank you, Tammy, for the great care you provide to our clients!
Cindy Lewin1

Cindy L. - CAREGiver of the Month of September 2020

Cindy is one of our newer CAREGivers but she has quickly made herself indispensable!

She Builds Trust by caring for clients with varying needs and accepting shifts without hesitation.

She Takes the Lead by speaking out when she sees there is an issue that needs to be resolved.

We have no doubt that Cindy Shares her Heart with each and every one of the older adults in her care; she has already received thank you cards!

Pauline H

Pauline H. - CAREGiver of the Month of august 2020

Pauline joined the Home Instead family just before the COVID-19 pandemic and we are so glad she did!

Pauline Builds Trust by take care of each of her clients in the manner that is most appropriate for the individual.

She Takes the Lead by responding to office communication quickly.

And, when a client's family calls after their loved one's accident and asks for Pauline by name because she knows she can trust her performance and judgement, we know we've got a star player on our team who doesn't hesitate to Share her Heart.

Thank you so much Trevor, we hear nothing but good things from your clients!
Brenda CGOM

Brenda M. - CAREGiver of the Month of July 2020

Brenda has been a part of the Home Instead family for nearly six years and has proven herself to be one of our most dedicated and unsung heroes!

She Builds Trust by being reliable, showing up on time and never missing a shift.

She Takes the Lead by being an advocate for her client's changing needs and reaching out to the office when she has a concern.

And Brenda Shares her Heart by being empathetic and offering support wherever possible.

Thank you, Brenda, for all that you do!
Lucia D CAREGiver of the Month of June 2020

Lucia D. - CAREGiver of the Month of June 2020

Lucia has been a valued CAREGiver on our team for nearly a year - and her appointment as CAREGiver of the month is long overdue.

True to our "Living Home Instead" values, Lucia Builds Trust by always being reliable and principled; we know we can count on her to pitch in where needed, to arrive on time and have a great attitude.

With knowledge in palliative care, dementia care, and years of volunteering and care giving experience under her belt, Lucia Takes the Lead everyday by being self-motivated and responsible for her clients.

And, most importantly, Lucia Shares Her Heart with everyone she meets by being compassionate and respectful.

Thank you, Lucia, for all that you do!

Thank you so much all of the laughs and smiles! Keep up the amazing work.
Derek C CAREGiver of the Month of May 2020

Derek C. - CAREGiver of the Month of May 2020

Derek was chosen as our May CAREGiver of the month because he personifies our Living Home Instead values every day.

Derek Builds Trust in his exemplary communication with the office, letting us know whenever there is a concern or status change with his client.

He Takes the Lead by proactively addressing his client's needs and going above and beyond to ensure they are living their best lives.

Derek really stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic by becoming the sole caregiver for one of our clients living in a retirement residence; he Shares His Heart by developing and committing to their strong bond through patience and trust during this unsettling time.

Thank you, Derek, for all that you do!

Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year Award

CAREGiver appreciation is baked into our DNA. We sincerely value the passion and talent each CAREGiver brings to our mission day in and day out.

To thank our CAREGivers for all the amazing things they do, we nominate a person for our national Mary Steibel CAREGiver of the Year award. It’s a small way to show how thankful we are to them for demonstrating compassion and exceptional care to the seniors and families they serve.


2020 CAREGiver of the Year: Maria “Dani” F.

“When I have a client, I always put myself in their place. I take care of them the way I want to be taken care of or the way I’ve cared for my family. Everything I’ve gone through in my life – losing mom and dad, losing my husband – this job gives me strength to keep going and lets me know that life is truly worth living,” said Maria.