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CAREGiver of the Month 

A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care you and your family.

Our CAREGivers make a difference in the lives of seniors in the in Richmond Hill & Vaughan area.

At global level, Home Instead, Inc. recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one special CAREGiver who shows exceptional dedication is the recipient of the national award — The Mary Steibel CAREGiver℠ 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.

Home Instead Caregiver helps senior woman unload groceries from vehicle

CAREGiver of the Month Richmond Hill & Vaughan

Veronica was awarded Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2021

September 2021 - Veronica

Veronica's Conversation Starter: Ask Clients About Their Travels

When Veronica references her client memories, she loves to recall her clients' stories and histories. Veronica feels as though she has traveled all over the world and never left Ontario as a result of the colourful stories she has heard from clients since joining Home Instead.

"I always ask my clients about their lifetime of traveling. That makes them smile. I have heard so many stories from the clients about their trips all over the world. From the conversations with my clients, I have enjoyed learning about the world we live in, and I sure hope I can see some of the countries they've visited. They paint vivid pictures of what they did and how they enjoyed it," said Veronica.

"As a Home Instead CAREGiver, I look at each client as a different personality, which indeed they truly are. I like to talk to them and get to know their personalities," said Veronica, who points out that companionship is an important element in the care of a client.

In addition to her strong companionship skills, Veronica provides safety assurance, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation and errands. Veronica and other CAREGivers offer personal assistance with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, incontinence care, dementia support, cognitive impairment, hospice support and mobility

Veronica added: "I previously had worked for many years as a full-time live-in nanny who took care of a newborn and other children. Also, as a private-duty worker, I cleaned a home part time. Before agency work, I had not been in senior care. I was not a family caregiver for elderly loved ones because I did not take care of my parents, who lived in St. Lucia. This is work I enjoy."

Philip was awarded best caregiver in Richmond Hill & Vaughan during August 2021

August 2021 - Philip

So, Did You Hear That? Chances Are,
Philip Did and Took Care of the Problem

The value of listening has not been lost on Philip, who will tell you that listening is a lost art, especially where senior care is concerned. For instance, someone can "hear" something, but comprehension and action follow only if "listening" has occurred.

"Active listening helps me identify the needs of our clients at. Through active listening, I can better understand their challenges so I can respond to them effectively," said Philip.  

By using his strong listening skills, Philip knows how to provide safety assurance, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation and errands. Philip offers personal assistance with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, incontinence care, dementia support, cognitive impairment, hospice support and mobility. By expertly doing so, he not only assists his clients, but help the clients' families eliminate worry, reduce stress and re-establish personal freedom.

Listening and taking a personal, family-caregiving approach to the job, Philip pointed out, are two of the primary keys to being a successful CAREGiver. "I treat all the clients as if they were my own parents. Receiving positive feedback from clients and their family members is my biggest accomplishment and motivation," Philip explained.

There is more to professional senior care than just a singularly client-focused approach, although the client's satisfaction weighs heavily, Philip noted.   

"My favourite story involves not just helping the client but the family as well. There is a family who is very thankful I could split my shift working in the morning and night. That helps to relieve a great amount of stress on the family as the family members need help transferring the client in and out of bed. Of course, I am happy to help the family," Philip said.

It isn't hard to see that Philip lives the Home Instead principles of "Build Trust, Take the Lead and Share Your Heart," especially when his listening skills are at such a high level. Listening leads to comprehension, which leads to action.

Ogechi was best caregiver in Richmond Hill & Vaughan during July 2021

July 2021 - Ogechi

Ogechi Loves to Provide People-Centred Care

Ogechi, whose name means "the greatest of God's times," "I have been with Home Instead since June 2019. I find it a very nice care organization and was referred by my friend," Ogechi explained. "I like my job because it affords me the opportunity to provide person-centered care to seniors, and to care for them compassionately."

To build on their knowledge and experience, Ogechi is offered the opportunity to increase their dementia-care skills by taking part in the Home Instead network's one-of-a-kind training protocol.

Ogechi is among more than 90,000 CAREGivers worldwide, and she has helped add to those numbers because of her strong belief in Home Instead's purpose. It isn't hard to see Ogechi lives the Home Instead principles of "Build Trust, Take the Lead and Share Your Heart."

Lavern was best caregiver in Richmond Hill & Vaughan during June 2021

June 2021 - Lavern

Lavern Earns Her Fourth CAREGiver Honour

Before the calendar had flipped from December 2016 to January 2017, Lavern had been selected for the first of her four Home Instead CAREGiver awards. In 2017, Lavern was honoured as CAREGiver of the Year. Her second CAREGiver of the Month award came in January 2019. And in June 2021, Lavern was selected as CAREGiver of the Month for the third time. Those are quite a few accolades for someone who hadn’t even worked in Canada until after February 2016, when she traveled from her native Jamaica to Canada. There’s no doubt Lavern, a former practical nurse, has set the pace for senior-care excellence in the Toronto area in less than five years.

Unfailingly humble and unpretentious, Lavern eschewed talk of the honors and preferred to chat about the learning experiences – some of them involving deep sorrow – that led up to her arrival at Home Instead.

Lavern’s father died when she was an 18-year-old college student, and her mother died a couple of years later. As a family caregiver, Lavern helped with the care of her in-laws. Her mother-in-law had chronic high blood pressure, and her father-in-law died of cancer. “I tried very hard to help my mother-in-law as much as I could. I made sure my father-in-law was comfortable. At the time, I was working as a nurse in Jamaica,” said Lavern, whose nursing responsibilities included assisting on surgical procedures and wound care. She also saw a lot of elderly patients.

With her experience, it’s no surprise that Lavern is selected to assist clients who need a full breadth of care. Since January 2021, Lavern has been helping a 24/7 Parkinson’s disease client, 89, who does not have dementia but is wheelchair-bound and needs supplemental oxygen.

“Sometimes the tremors can rev up and be challenging. The bottom line, of course, is keeping her safe. She likes to do as much for herself as possible, and I think promoting a feeling of independence is good for any client as long as the dangers are eliminated. She understands everything, and she’s quite friendly. We talk. If her breathing is labored, we don’t say much. I just monitor it closely,” explained Lavern. “Working for Home Instead has been quite an experience. The franchise staff really reaches out to you to help you grow professionally. I have taken every continuing education program I can.”

Amal was Best Caregiver during April 2021 for Home Instead Richmond Hill & Vaughan

May 2021 - Amal

Amal Finds Her Passion as a CAREGiver

Five years ago, Amal discovered an unsurpassed joy. Amal did not have to manufacture a zeal for the work or delve into senior-care coursework before deciding to join Home Instead – her intuition and family caregiving experiences had pointed her in the right career direction.

"I never went to school for caregiving or Personal Support Worker certification. This is just a passion that came from inside me that I wanted to pursue. I was applying for jobs, and I found the listing for Home Instead, which interested me because I enjoy helping the elderly,"said Amal.

Amal credited family caregiving with giving her a taste of senior care. "I grew up very close to my parents and grandparents. My mother recently moved in with me, and I love being there for her when she needs me. It makes me happy to know I am helping her when I can,"said Amal, whose empathy and compassion blossomed from foundationally strong family relationships. She uses those qualities to help her clients.

Amal pointed out she has learned much from her clients, who often impart their wisdom by explaining how they navigated their lives' journeys.

"I enjoy being with all my clients as I get to experience different things with them. For example, some clients and I go on walks a lot. Some clients and I play cards or put together puzzles. With some clients, we have conversations, go shopping or work on painting. My clients have introduced me to many new things, and I feel as if they're my family. This is a mutual feeling between me and the clients as they treat me like their own. That's what I really enjoy the most, the closeness with my clients,"Amal said. 

One of Amal's previous clients would tell her in-depth stories about his past. "I heard about things such as his work career, things he used to collect, books he used to write that I loved. I enjoyed how he would share his life experiences with me. These are my favourite stories I will always remember and cherish,"said Amal, whose email address includes the word "sunshine."That is no surprise to anyone with whom she has come into contact. 

  Henry was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during April 2021

April 2021 - Henry

Henry, Client Kick Around Soccer Memories

Their native homelands are about 3,500 miles apart, and they met in a Toronto suburb, half a world away from their birthplaces. The need for in-home care brought them together, and their love of soccer is what has bonded Henry and his 90-year-old client. To say they are soccer fans is putting it mildly.

“Because my client is an Italian and I am Nigerian, we often discuss the World Cup that took place in 1994, when it was played at various sites in the United States,” said Henry, who joined about five months ago.

“On July 5 in the Round of 16 of that World Cup tournament, my client’s Italian team defeated my Nigerian team with the winning goal at the 94th minute of the 2-1 game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. That outcome eliminated Nigeria from the tournament. The Italy-Nigeria soccer discussion usually brightens my client’s day. I think he’s happy to point out that Italy went on to beat Spain in the quarterfinals and Bulgaria in the semifinals before losing in the 0-0 final to Brazil on penalty kicks.”

Sports are a fun commonality that can unite young and old across the world, and so it is with Henry and his client. Explaining the secret to his exemplary service, Henry said: “I make the job easy and loving by getting the client to feel comfortable with me. I treat my client with empathy and respect. I engage him with some activities like singing and playing games. I often engage my client with prayers before putting him to bed, and he loves it so much. My aim is to ensure I satisfy my client by making sure I brighten his face before I finish my duty.”

Henry’s work background had been in the aviation industry as a customer service agent before relocating to Canada.

In addition to his strong companionship skills, Henry provides safety assurance, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation and errands. Henry and other CAREGivers offer personal assistance with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, incontinence care, dementia support, cognitive impairment, hospice support and mobility. By expertly doing so, the CAREGivers not only assist their clients, but help their clients’ families eliminate worry, reduce stress and re-establish personal freedom.

Philomina was best caregiver in Richmond Hill & Vaughan during March 2021

March 2021 - Philomina

Philomina Loves Helping Those in Need

Philomina's awesome name has an appropriate meaning for the seniors she serves. Most linguistics experts agree that Philomina means "friend of strength" or "mind, purpose, strength, courage." That's exactly who Philomina is. In fact, she pointed out: "It's always my pleasure to be helpful to the helpless."

It is abundantly clear Philomina is a source of strength for her clients, which also impacts their family members. What are Philomina's skills? She provides safety assurance, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation and errands. Philomina offers personal assistance with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, incontinence care, dementia support, cognitive impairment, hospice support and mobility. By expertly doing so, the CAREGivers not only assist their clients, but help their clients' families eliminate worry, reduce stress, and re-establish personal freedom.

Working for Home Instead hasn't been Philomina's first experience with senior care. "I worked as a professional in-home caregiver for another company about 10 years ago. I stopped working because I had children, so I became a stay-at-home mom," Philomina explained. "On the opposite age spectrum of family caregiving, I have taken care of my grandmother."

"What I like most about Home Instead is how flexible the hours are, and also how nice and helpful the office staff members are when I call them on the phone," said Philomina.

For Philomina, touching lives impacts her soul. "I had one female client in Aurora, and we had so much in common. We baked together and sang. She always told me a story," said Philomina, who is among more than 90,000 CAREGivers worldwide.

Mila was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during February 2021

February 2021 - Mila

At Home Instead, we always take into consideration that this job is a VERY personal one.  It’s one thing to find a CAREGiver who is excellent at home help, meal preparation, personal care and dementia care, but it’s another thing to find someone who can do all those things AND be amazing at connecting with people.  When I think of a CAREGiver who embodies all these qualities, I automatically think of Mila Elias, who is our February CAREGiver of the Month.

Mila started with Home Instead in July of 2020 and since then, she’s quickly become one of our most beloved CAREGivers, not just with our clients, but also our team.  Her winning personality and ability to connect with anyone and everyone makes her such a valuable member of our team.  Since the global pandemic, most people have experienced some form of isolation in one way or another, which is why companionship can not be overlooked as such a key service that our CAREGivers provide.

Mila really is a one-of-a-kind CAREGiver, which is why she’s our February CAREGiver of the Month.

Elizabeth was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during November 2020

November 2020 - Elizabeth

There’s something to be said about when someone is reliable and dependable. It means that you can ALWAYS count on them, which is the foundation of trust. These words could not be more true when speaking about our November CAREGiver of the Month, Elizabeth Asoro. Elizabeth is a certified Personal Support Worker who has been with Home Instead since July of 2019, and has been one of our most valued CAREGivers because of her ability to build trust with her clients. One client in particular, Elizabeth has been with for over a year consistently, working overnight shifts, 4 nights a week. She understands the importance of “showing up” for her clients and making sure they know how much she cares about them. Elizabeth continues to earn the trust from her clients and with that, their relationship grows with every visit, which is why she’s our CAREGiver of the Month.
Ngozi was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during October 2020

October 2020 - Ngozi

When you think about all the attributes that make up an amazing Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver, you’ll definitely think of someone who is compassionate, hard-working, patient, trustworthy, skilled…but let’s not forget dependable.  Ngozi Agwu embodies all these attributes consistently, and this is why she is our October CAREGiver of the Month.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ngozi has been consistently working 7 days a week, working with one particular client, to ensure that they have overnight support from someone who wants to see them live life to their fullest.  Ngozi is a certified Personal Support Worker (who is studying to be a nurse) and has been working at Home Instead since February 2020, but it seems as though she’s been here much longer because she’s so knowledgeable and has a way of seeing everyone in a positive light. Ngozi’s name comes from African descent and means “blessing”, but the truth of the matter is, we’re the ones who are blessed  to have someone like her on our team, which is why she’s our CAREGiver of the Month.

Jocelyn was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2020

September 2020 - Jocelyn

At Home Instead Senior Care, we pride ourselves on not only finding the right CAREGiver with the right skillset for our clients, but also the right personality.  Ensuring CAREGiver compatibility with your loved ones is an area we take great pride in, and nothing gives us more joy than when our CAREGivers and clients hit it off almost immediately.  This seems to be a recurring theme with our September CAREGiver of the Month, Jocelyn.  A retired occupational therapist, Jocelyn joined Home Instead shortly after the pandemic started, and her passion for helping people, especially during these trying times, is undeniable.  She truly cares about our clients and being able to provide the support they need to continue living a fulfilling life.  Whether it’s sourcing on her own time a medication reminder solution for a visually impaired client or taking time out of her busy work/life schedule to go for regular COVID tests to ensure she’s protecting those that she cares for, Jocelyn is always thinking about our clients.  Jocelyn’s ability to connect with people and make them feel like family is effortless and absolutely genuine, which is why she’s our CAREGiver of the Month.  #OurCAREGiversRock

Monica was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during August 2020

August 2020 - Monica

Home Instead CAREGivers are known in the community as being compassionate, hard-working and professional…but also extremely dependable. This fact is undeniable, especially when talking about our August CAREGiver of the Month, Monica. Monica, an international nurse, started with Home Instead back in February, and it wasn’t too long before she was consistently working 6 days a week. When the global pandemic hit, a lot of people were scared to work and be out in the community, but the opposite could be said for Monica. Instead of cutting hours, Monica ended up increasing her shifts to work 7 days a week. She understood that our clients needed us more than ever and she’s definitely not one to let them down. This speaks volumes about her character and how dependable she is. Monica even offered to pick up shifts when other CAREGivers needed time off, once again proving her commitment to helping others in need. Monica is a model of what our CAREGivers represent and we’re so lucky to have her on our team. #OurCAREGiversRock

Nanjala was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during March 2020

March 2020 - Nanjala

Family caregivers do their best to support their elderly loved ones with daily activities of living, but they can’t be there every minute of every day. That’s where CAREGivers like Nanjala can “swoop” in to help. As a student working towards a degree in filmography at York University, she specializes in providing companionship and home helper support – and promotes physical and cognitive health through regular activities and light exercise. From assistance with meals and support with mobility, to conversation and companionship to help sharpen memory, Nanajal characterizes what it takes to be a reliable, compassionate and professional CAREGiver. Her ability to learn and willingness to help are a couple reasons why she is so amazing – and a shining example of why our CAREGivers are the best! #OurCAREGiversRock
Padina was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during February 2020

February 2020 - Padina

Home Instead CAREGivers have a wide range of experiences – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Padina, has perhaps experienced it all. As a former physics teacher, she has the smarts and can quickly adapt to any situation. Currently, she is earning a certificate as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) and has a keen understanding of what it takes to deliver high quality care and professional services for seniors who want to maintain their independence and safety in the comfort of their own homes. She currently cares multiple clients with varying abilities and supports them with feeding, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, transfers and ambulation. Padina is fluent in Farsi (Persian) and has demonstrated a strong ability to connect with seniors from all walks of life. Needless to say, we are blessed to have her on our team (each and every day)! #OurCAREGiversRock
Amal was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during January 2020

January 2020 - Amal

​Nearly four years ago, Home Instead Senior Care welcomed one of it’s most caring and beloved CAREGivers. Over the years, Amal has provided 6,000 hours of home care services for seniors living with various medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s or other dementias, congestive heart failure, emphysema, diabetes and cancer. From assistance with exercises and meal preparations, to support with bathing and managing complex behaviours, Amal is not only a skilled personal support worker – but she quickly proves to be an invaluable extension of every family. Beyond being a 5-star CAREGiver, Amal delivers the trust and companionship that is needed excel as a caregiver. She was the recipient of two coveted Home Instead awards: CAREGiver of the Month (September 2016), and CAREGiver of Year (2018)… And this month, we are honoured to award Amal with the CAREGiver of January 2020 award. #OurCAREGiversRock
Doris was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during December 2019

December 2019 - Doris

At Home Instead Senior Care, our motto "To us, it's personal" is more than just words. It guides us as we provide personalized care, build relationships, and enhance the lives of seniors and their families. Our CAREGiver of the Month, Doris, is a beautiful example of this principle and how it permeates everything we do. In her own words, Doris “loved” taking care of her grandmother and today, she takes pride in the care that she provides for our elderly clients. From Alzheimer’s to Parkinson disease, Doris has the experience and skillset to help seniors live safely and independently – and compliments her work with a positive, “can-do” personality that allows her to readily connect with her clients. Her ability to take action and achieve results earns her this coveted award and makes us honoured to have her on our team. #OurCAREGiversRock​
 Elizabeth was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during November 2019

November 2019 - Elizabeth

Home Instead CAREGivers are known to provide compassionate personal care, as well as for their ability to manage complex behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. As a personal support worker (PSW) and developmental service worker (DSW), Elizabeth has the complete skillset and right personality to support seniors living with a wide range of ailments, including dementia and Parkinson’s. She is full of energy and readily “pulls up her sleeves” to not only ensure the highest quality of care for her assigned clients, but also to support other members of our caregiving staff who may have personal emergencies to attend to. Elizabeth is attentive, reliable, professional – and delivers exceptional care. We are proud to have her on our team and look forward to many more years of her support! #OurCAREGiversRock​
Leila was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during October 2019

October 2019 - Leila

Home Instead CAREGivers have a wide range of experiences – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Leila, has perhaps experienced it all. As a professional caregiver for nearly 25 years, Leila has a keen understanding of what it takes to deliver high quality care and professional services for seniors who simply want to maintain their independence and safety in the comfort of their own homes. She currently cares for a client living with Parkinson’s with activities such as feeding, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, transfers and ambulation. Leila is fluent in Farsi (Persian) and also works as a support worker at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill – a role that she has held for 15 years. Leila is very reliable and has demonstrated a strong ability to connect with seniors from all walks of life – and we are blessed to have her on our team! #OurCAREGiversRock
Christian was Richmond Hill & Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2019

September 2019 - Christian

Our CAREGiver of September makes caregiving look easy (but we know it isn’t). With many years of experience prior to joining Home Instead, including live-in support for an elderly husband and wife, both of whom were living with Alzheimer’s – Christian drives her care with compassion and sheer intuition. She’s incredibly knowledgeable at managing complex behaviours associated with dementias, including wandering, agitation, forgetfulness and aggression – and has advanced personal care skills to provide support including dressing, bathing, grooming, incontinence and oral care. Above and beyond her ability to connect with our clients, Christian has a proven to be reliable and meets all of her shift commitments. She continues to receive glowing reviews by her clients… And we couldn’t agree more! #OurCaregiversRock
Ogechi was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during August 2019

August 2019 - Ogechi

As an international medical graduate with a specialty in gerontology, our CAREGiver of the Month, Ogechi, has the skill and knowledge to support seniors requiring a broad spectrum of care. As a companion, she encourages her clients to participate in activities and light exercises – and as a home helper, she assists with activities including meal preparations, laundry, and light housekeeping. Recently, Ogechi has been supporting an elderly woman living with Parkinson’s and dementia. In this role, she focuses much of her efforts on personal hygiene by providing support with dressing, incontinence, oral care and showering. Her positive attitude and charming manners help her readily connect with her clients, and their family members – and her focus on providing reliable and professional support has earned her this coveted award. #OurCAREGiversRock
Victoria was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during July 2019

July 2019 - Victoria

If you haven’t heard already – Home Instead CAREGivers are absolutely amazing! And July’s CAREGiver of the Month is another shining example of what is possible when we lead with our hearts and build trust with our elderly clients. As a mother, wife, and family caregiver; caring for others comes naturally for Victoria. Since joining Home Instead in October 2017, she has consistently provided home care services to a single client living with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Victoria supports her client with activities of daily living including meal preparations and medication reminders – as well as managing complex behaviours through thoughtful conversations and companionship. She is fluent in Italian and readily steps in to support other Italian clients who are unable to speak English. #OurCAREGiversRock
Sharon was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during June 2019

June 2019 - Sharon

Home Instead CAREGivers come from all walks of life. As a former elementary school teacher, mother of two, and caregiver of her own elderly family members, Sharon excels as providing compassionate home care services for seniors. She originally joined our team in December 2016 and has logged almost 1,700 hours of care. Over the past year, she has been providing companionship, home helper and personal care support for a client living with dementia and mobility limitations. Every Monday to Friday, Sharon prepares nutritious meals, keeps the home clean, helps with showers, assists with medications – and actively monitors changes in her client’s condition and regularly reports any concerns to the family and administrative staff. Sharon embodies all the qualities of a great caregiver – and we are so blessed to have her support. #OurCAREGiversRock ​
Veronica was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during May 2019

May 2019 - Veronica

​A tradition of great caregiving means that we take care of our own as well as we take care of seniors across Richmond Hill & Vaughan. As a professional caregiver, Veronica provides individualized support for her clients – and as a two time recipient of this award, caring for seniors seems to come naturally to her. Over the past three years, Veronica has supported individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias with personal care assistance, such as toileting, bathing and grooming, providing nutritious meals, assisting with ambulation and socialization – as well as helping with light housework. As a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW) she is capable of adapting the level of care as her client’s disease states progress, and maintaining a safe environment. Her reliability and professionalism has won the hearts of her clients – and earned her another CAREGiver of the Month Award.
Ola was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during April 2019

April 2019 - Ola

Home Instead Senior Care is known for its specialization in dementia care – and our CAREGiver of the Month is a shining example of the outstanding work that we do. With a certification from the University of Toronto in “PSW Approach to Quality Care”, Ola focuses her efforts on encouraging clients to do much as they can on their own, offers mental stimulation through conversation, maintains a safe environment, manages changing behaviors, supports with feedings and provides nutritious meals, assists with ambulation, and of course, offers compassionate personal care assistance, such as toileting, bathing and grooming. Her calm personality and ongoing reliability has earned the trust of her clients and their family members – and we are blessed to have her on our team as she continues to enhance the lives of seniors across York Region.
Kofi was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during March 2019

March 2019 - Kofi

Home Instead CAREGivers come from all walks of life – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Kofi, is a glowing example of this. As a personal support worker (PSW) for nearly 20 years, former psychiatric assistant at Toronto General Hospital, and assistant church minister, Kofi truly has a passion for caring for people living with dementia. He currently supports two elderly gentlemen, one with advanced Alzheimer’s and the other with Lewy Body dementia, with activities of daily living such as incontinence care, dressing, grooming, feeding and exercises. His clients have shown challenging behaviours, such as verbal and physical aggression towards others – however, with Kofi’s longstanding history as a care worker, as well as his calm and nurturing personality, he has readily earned the trust of his clients and continues to enhance their lives each and everyday.
Pauline was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during February 2019

February 2019 - Pauline

February is the month of love – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Pauline, is sincerely loved by all of her clients and fellow caregivers. As a certified personal support worker (PSW), she provides compassionate support for activities of daily living, including assistance with feeding, incontinence care, bathing, dressing and grooming. Pauline also specializes in providing advanced care for people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, readily earning their trust and respect simply by sharing her heart, remaining calm and using advanced techniques to manage complex behaviours such as fearfulness, anxiety, aggression and wandering. She was also the CAREGiver of October 2017 – and as a 2-time recipient and a member of the Home Instead Senior Care team for over 2 years, we are so grateful to have her reliable support and professionalism. #OurCAREGiversRock
Lavern was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during January 2019

January 2019 - Lavern

We love to celebrate the successes of our CAREGivers – and some stand out more than others. As a former nurse, Lavern assisted with surgical procedures and patient recovery. In November 2016, she took a leap and joined Home Instead Senior Care to enhance of the lives of our elderly clients. During this period, she’s provided live-in support, as well as daytime and overnight work. The most remarkable attribute about Lavern is her reliability and “can-do” attitude as she typically travels upwards of two hours (each way, by bus) to support her clients with meal preparations, feeding, bathing, incontinence care and light housekeeping. She has a calm and cool attitude, and her nurturing soul readily earns the trust and respect of her clients and their family members. To top it off, Lavern previously earned the CAREGiver of December 2016 Award – and in 2017 she was the recipient of our CAREGiver of the Year Award. Needless to say, she’s absolutely incredible and everyone that comes across her path will agree.
Mim was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during December 2018

December 2018 - Mim

Many people envision their retirement years as a time to do all the things they’ve been meaning to do for ages – travel, spend more time with grandkids, or even clean out the basement. But after a while, retirees often find themselves longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment of a career. This certainly holds true for Mim, our CAREGiver of December 2018. As a former WSIB Consultant, Mim was dedicated to the rehabilitation and special needs of serious injury victims. Today, she uses her knowledge of home safety modifications and activities of daily living to support clients who are living with Alzheimer’s/dementia. From companionship, to helping with light housekeeping, meal preparations and grocery shopping, Mim’s ability to provide compassionate and professional support has made a positive impact on the lives of her clients. She is a great example that you can re-enter the workforce no matter your age – and we are so blessed that she has chosen Home Instead Senior Care.
Saffeeena was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during November 2018

November 2018 - Saffeena

Home Instead Senior Care is well-known for the personalized care that we provide for seniors across Richmond Hill and Vaughan. This level of support demands a caregiver who is skilled with personal care activities and well-versed as a homemaker – but also someone who can quickly adapt to any situation to build trust and connect with their client. Our CAREGiver of the Month, Saffeena, is the perfect example of the level of professionalism, reliability and compassion needed to excel as a caregiver and exceed all expectations. Over the past 6 months, Saffeena has provided over 1,200 hours of service for clients living with advanced Alzheimer’s and other dementias – and has supported seniors with other cognitive dysfunctions, such as Bipolar disorder. She is also enrolled in college to earn a certificate as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) and aspires to one day become a nurse. #OurCAREGiversRock
Sepi was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during October 2018

October 2018 - Sepi

Our CAREGiver of the Month is truly an integral part of our team. Since joining Home Instead Senior Care in August of 2016, Sepi has supported 23 clients and provided nearly 1,500 hours of home care services across Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Thornhill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham and North York. Throughout this time, she has proven her versatility by caring for elderly people with a broad spectrum diseases and needs, including cognitive dysfunctions such as Alzheimer’s, frontal lobe dementia, delirium and schizophrenia – as well as assignments involving post-surgical and palliative care. She is kind natured and readily connects with her clients by going for walks, doing arts and crafts, and treating her female clients to rejuvenating manicures. Sepi is working towards earning a nursing degree and given the level of care that she provides for Home Instead clients, we are confident that she will one day become an amazing nurse! #OurCAREGiversRock
Sharalee was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2018

September 2018 - Sharalee

At Home Instead, we share their hearts by being compassionate, thoughtful – and simply, by being ourselves. Our CAREGiver of the Month, Sharalee, embodies this motto in everything she does. Also known as “Smiley”, it’s no surprise that Sharalee quickly connects with her clients. Prior to joining Home Instead, Sharalee earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work and employed as a PSW supervisor at Elqueena where she oversees the care of residents with varying disabilities. Today, as a CAREGiver, she exclusively supports seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias with activities such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparations, regular exercises – and offers a warm shoulder to lean on. Family members are always impressed with her punctuality, professionalism, and enthusiasm, which has not only earned her this award, but has also helped enhance the lives of the clients that she supports. #OurCAREGiversRock
Maria was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during August 2018

August 2018 - Maria

Family caregivers do their best to support mom and dad with their daily activities, but they can’t be there every minute of every day. That’s where CAREGivers like Maria can help. As a student working towards her Social Worker diploma, she specializes in providing companionship and home helper support – and promotes physical and cognitive health through regular activities and light exercise. From meal preparation to help ensure nutritional needs are met, to conversation and discussion of current and historic events to help sharpen memory, Maria epitomizes what it takes to be a compassionate, reliable and professional CAREGiver. Recently, one of her client’s complimented her work by stating that Maria “exceeded [his] expectations” and simply made him “feel at ease”. Her ability to learn and willingness to help are a couple reasons why she is so amazing – and a shining example of why our CAREGivers rock!
Grace was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during July 2018

July 2018 - Grace

Skilled personal support workers are an integral part of our organization – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Grace, is the perfect example of what it takes to enhance the lives of elderly people. As a trained PSW, Grace has ample experience caring for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias by providing compassionate personal care support, as well as assistance around the home with light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparations. Much of her expertise involves managing complex behaviours associated with dementia, including forgetfulness, agitation, aggression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations and wandering. She has a certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention and is currently enrolled at Centennial College to earn another certification as a Development Support Worker. #OurCAREGiversRock
Hyacinth was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during June 2018

June 2018 - Hyacinth

Hyacinth is no stranger to caring for others. With over 25 years of caregiving experience, she is well-versed with supporting elderly adults with activities of daily living (ADL) including support with transfers, assistance with bathing and incontinence, as well as preparing meals and light housekeeping. She is a certified personal support worker (PSW) who quickly adapts to any situation, particularly when managing complex behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. For over 9 months, she has provided reliable and professional support for her client – giving him the opportunity to continue living independently at home, as well as giving his family members some well-deserved respite. #OurCAREGiversRock
Sharon was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during May 2018

May 2018 - Sharon

Our CAREGiver of the Month is simply a superstar. Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Sharon was a private caregiver for a 98 year old senior citizen, followed by family of eleven children in Thornhill… Yes you read correctly, she singlehandedly cared for eleven children! Today, she draws on that experience to support a 92 year old client who is living with Alzheimer’s and struggling with anxiety. From mealtime support and playing word puzzles, to assisting with bedtime activities and companionship to keep her client calm, Sharon’s compassion and patience shines through everyday. She is full of energy, has exemplary communication skills, and is truly committed to connecting and building trust with her client and family members. Needless to say, we are blessed to have her support and proud to recognize her with this award. #OurCAREGiversRock
Mila was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during April 2018

April 2018 - Mila

The best Home Instead CAREGivers have one thing in common: a heart of gold shining with compassion and thoughtfulness at every turn. As our CAREGiver of the Month, Mila readily builds trust with her clients by being reliable and involved – and most importantly, connects with her clients by sharing her heart. She supports multiple seniors throughout York Region, providing assistance with light housekeeping, meal preparation, support with incontinence and managing very complicated behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In her spare time, Mila volunteers at a local church as a tutor for young children and always uses her creativity to engage those around her. Her personality is refreshing and her approach to caring for others is comforting. We are lucky to have her on our team and praise her for her ongoing support and professionalism.
Elvira was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during March 2018

March 2018 - Elvira

Providing compassionate care seems to come naturally for some people – and our CAREGiver of the Month is a leading example of this. With a bachelor in nursing and personal support worker (PSW) certification, Elvira consistently shows her professionalism and expertise as she supports some of the most complicated cases, from extremely frail seniors who require ongoing attention with personal care activities, to people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias requiring supervisory care to ensure their independence and safety. Elvira is a skilled homemaker and excellent companion with a keen eye for detail. Her daily quality assurance reports allows the office staff to effectively monitor her clients’ status and reassures family members that an optimal level of support is always being provided. Elvira is one of a kind and exceptional member of our team. #OurCAREGiversRock​
Korina was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during February 2018

February 2018 - Korina

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9am and 5pm on a weekday. That's why CAREGivers like Korina are ready and willing to serve seniors with overnight shifts to ensure their safety and help maintain their independence. As our CAREGiver of the month, Korina has been primarily supporting a client living with advanced dementia who can be forgetful, has trouble sleeping, is verbally aggressive and frequently has panic attacks due to anxiety. Thankfully, Korina is exceptionally skilled at building trust, taking the lead and connecting with her clients. Her compassion and reliability are at the core of her care, and contribute to her success as a Home Instead CAREGiver. Congratulations Korina on earning this award – we are proud to have you on our team! #OurCAREGiversRock
Victoria was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during January 2018

January 2018 - Victoria

Seniors have come to trust Home Instead Senior Care because of our reliable and professional services – and our CAREGiver of Month is a shining example of what it takes to exceed all expectations. Victoria has ample experience caring for others, from supporting mothers and infants in maternity wards, to conducting mental health assessments in hospitals, she consistently strives to enhance the quality of lives for others. To date, to she has cared for Home Instead clients who are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, as well as those who are terminally ill and may have mere weeks to live. Regardless of the task at hand, Victoria quickly builds trust with her clients and takes the lead to maintain a high quality of life for them. She has recently received a diploma in Practical Nursing and fluently speaks two other languages: Russian and Korean. Needless to say, she is an integral part of our team and we are blessed to have her ongoing support and commitment. #OurCAREGiversRock​
Geetha was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during December 2017

December 2017 - Geetha

Home Instead CAREGivers are well-known for their diversity and experience – and our CAREGiver of the Month is a shining example of this. As a former nurse in Inidia and Kuwait, Geetha is well-versed with the human body and medical processes. Because of her education and various roles as an RN, Geetha has proven to be a versatile CAREGiver that can be assigned to any situation, from simple companionship and homemaker, to providing personal care support and managing complex behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Over the past 3 months, she’s demonstrated ongoing reliability by consistently supporting her client 5-days per week. Geetha can also speak multiple languages, including Hindi, Urdu and Arabic. Overall, she is one the best – and we’re proud of have her on our team. #OurCAREGiversRock
Mariam was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during November 2017

November 2017 - Mariam

Home Instead CAREGivers are known throughout York Region for their compassionate ways, professional manners and ongoing reliability… And many, like our CAREGiver of November, are incredibly versatile. Over the past five months, Mariam has eagerly supported a broad spectrum of clients, each with drastically different needs. From managing complex behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s disease and bipolar disorder, to improving the quality of life for palliative patients and motor vehicle accident victims, Mariam has shown success with her clients by building trust and connecting with them. Mariam aspires to one day become a doctor and we’re certain that with her drive and personality, she will reach her goal and continue enhancing the lives of senior citizens. #OurCaregiversRock
Pauline was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during October 2017

October 2017 - Pauline

October is the time of giving thanks – and at Home Instead Senior Care, we are truly thankful for Pauline, our CAREGiver of the Month. Pauline is a personal support worker (PSW) with First Aid, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) certifications. She has provided home care services for variety of clients, each with a broad spectrum of needs, and specializes in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Most recently, she has been caring for a client who is non-verbal and immobile, and needs full support with transfers, incontinence care, light exercises, meal preparation, feeding and medication reminders. Beyond her professionalism, Pauline is very reliable and treats each and everyone one of her clients with the same respect and dignity as she would give for her own parents. #PaulineCares
Veronica was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2017

September 2017 - Veronica

Home Instead CAREGivers are tasked with supporting the independence and safety of senior citizens by providing compassionate and professional home care services. It’s not an easy job, yet for our CAREGiver of the Month, Veronica, caring for seniors seems to be a natural part of her soul. Over the past year, Veronica has supported individuals living with Alzheimer’s/dementia and palliative cancer patients requiring help with activities of daily living, including assistance with showering, incontinence care, and grooming. As a certified personal support worker, PSW, she has also provided attendant care support to an elderly client recovering from a motor vehicle accident. By encouraging regular exercises and cooking nutritious meals, Veronica has been an instrumental part of rehabilitation plans – and has even been praised as a “member of the family”. Veronica exemplifies our core values by building trust, taking the lead and sharing her heart – and we are honoured to have her on our team. #VeronicaCares​
Donna was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during August 2017

August 2017 - Donna

Home Instead CAREGivers are world renowned for their ability to manage complex behaviours associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias – and our CAREGiver of the Month, Donna, is a shining example of this. As a former registered nurse in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, Donna consistently demonstrated critical thinking and advanced communication skills in the operating room. Today, she is supporting a male client with advanced Alzheimer’s who is completely dependent on her, from feeding and bathing, to engaging in activities and incontinence care. As is the case with some dementia patients, her client has a history of verbal and physical aggression towards personal support workers, but Donna has been able to exercise sound professional judgement and ongoing compassion to effectively manage his behaviours – as well as to help maintain his independence and quality of life. #DonnaCares
Rosemary was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during July 2017

July 2017 - Rosemary

Every Home Instead CAREGiver has a remarkable story to tell – and Rosemary is certainly no exception. As a former social worker in Kenya, Rosemary was responsible for ensuring access to clean water and education for the Maasai tribal communities, as well as empowering women to take a stand against the brutalities of female genital mutilation. She has a kind heart, and readily shows warmth and compassion towards people of all ages… But she does have a ‘soft spot’ for senior citizens. Over the past two months, Rosemary has been providing live-in homecare services for an elderly gentleman, and supports him with bathing, incontinence care, meal preparations, exercises and light housekeeping. Her accomplishments as a CAREGiver have been extraordinary and we are blessed to have her as a part of our team. #RosemaryCares
Joyce was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during June 2017

June 2017 - Joyce

As a former Airport Screening Officer, Joyce is no stranger to interacting with people from all walks of life, executing detailed protocol and most importantly, ensuring the safety of others. Over the past 3 months, she has been caring for two elderly clients living with dementia and uses the skills acquired as an officer to ensure their ongoing independence and safety. Today, as a Home Instead CAREGiver, Joyce provides personal care support, including bathing and peri-care, assists with medication reminders, and helps train new CAREGivers. She is full of energy and has made a positive connection with her clients and their family members – who have even described her as a “lifesaver” for her ability to manage some of the complex behaviours associated with dementia. #CaregiverOfTheMonth
Norma was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during May 2017

May 2017 - Norma

There’s no job too tough for Norma! Over the past 3 months she has been assigned to multiple cases requiring intensive care – and with her PSW education, along with many years of caregiving experience – Norma demonstrates compassion and utmost professionalism as she supports the unique needs of each client, such as managing hallucinations, aggression and wandering behaviours associated with advanced Alzheimer’s. If that’s not tough enough, she is also caring for a frail gentleman who only speaks Persian – and cannot communicate a single word in English. Despite this language barrier, Norma has been able to earn his trust and respect as she skillfully supports him with toileting and bathing activities. Above all, Norma regularly reports any concerns regarding her clients’ health to office staff and takes on an active role in the care planning process. #OurCAREGiversRock
Wei was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during April 2017

April 2017 - Wei

Home Instead CAREGivers are special human beings – and Wei is certainly no exception. As a certified personal support worker she’s been trusted with clients, across all ages, requiring intensive in-home care services. Most notably, Wei has been supporting two motor vehicle accident (MVA) victims with attendant care services, including bathing, toileting, meal preparation, and general supervisory care. Her advanced PSW skills are further highlighted as she cares for a bedbound client who is recovering from a fractured spine. But, to be an exceptional Home Instead CAREGiver, you must also have a heart of gold and the patience of a saint – and these are dual traits that Wei demonstrates, day-in and day-out. Wei’s clients regularly communicate their respect and appreciation for her, and one even stated that she has become “like family” to them... Well, we understand: she’s definitely like family to us as well. #LoveOurPSWs
Sharon was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during March 2017

March 2017 - Sharon

Some Home Instead CAREGivers come equipped with education or certifications intended to propel them into a career of caregiving. Others, like Sharon, come with tremendous life experiences and a big heart that make them into compassionate and loving CAREGivers. As a former elementary school teacher, mother of two, and caregiver of her own elderly family members, Sharon is no stranger to supporting the independence and safety of others. Over the past four months, she has been providing palliative care for a bedbound client who is battling breast cancer, and supports her client’s hygiene, nutrition and housekeeping needs. She is very attentive, actively monitors changes in her client’s condition, and regularly reports any concerns. In addition to English, Sharon can also speak French and Spanish but above all, she speaks our universal language of Caring. #EnhancingLives
Kamran was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during February 2017

February 2017 - Kamran

Home Instead CAREGivers come from all walks of life, from PSWs and RNs, to everyday people who want to enhance the lives of senior citizens. Our CAREGiver of Month, Kamran, is no stranger to the healthcare world. As a former emergency room physician in Iran, he was responsible for providing critical care for patients with bone fractures, heart attacks, strokes and traumas. Armed with extensive medical knowledge, Kamran has been an indispensable member of our team – and has provided personal care support for a client who underwent multiple brain surgeries, as well as everyday companionship for others. Most recently, he’s been caring for an elderly gentleman who adores their relationship and has said that they are like “best friends”. Kamran is in the process of completing his medical residency in Canada – and needless to say, we believe he will be an amazing doctor for our Moms and Dads. #BestiesForLife
Kim was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during January 2017

January 2017 - Kim

As a former pediatric nurse, Kim was responsible for carrying out doctors’ orders and supporting the needs of her patients and family members, alike. It is perhaps this experience that has helped Kim excel in her current role as a trusted CAREGiver where she consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism and respect for her clients. Getting support with personal care activities such as showering, dressing, and incontinence care can be an intimidating experience for many senior citizens – but Kim’s empathetic, calm and welcoming demeanor has helped her build meaningful relationships with her clients to quickly overcome this barrier. Kim is very responsive and swiftly communicates updates with office staff and family members, and has taken the lead on multiple initiatives to ensure the ongoing independence and safety of her clients. #HomeInsteadCaregiversRock ​
Lavern was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during December 2016

December 2016 - Lavern

All Home Instead CAREGivers have three things in common – they are compassionate, professional and reliable. For Lavern, these traits are innate and naturally shine in everything she does. As a former nurse in Jamaica, Lavern assisted with surgical procedures and supported patients throughout their recovery. Today, she is caring for a client who is blind, immobile and dependent on her for all activities of daily living. As a live-in CAREGiver, Lavern travels more than one hour (each one-way) to provide 24-hour support with meal preparations, feeding, bathing, incontinence care and light housekeeping. To further illustrate her ongoing commitment, Lavern even worked throughout the holidays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Her "can-do" attitude and nurturing presence has earned the trust and respect of the client and his family. Needless to say, we are proud to announce Lavern as our CAREGiver of the Month and confident that she will continue to make us proud. #EnhanceLives​
Paulette was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during November 2016

November 2016 - Paulette

Paulette never ceases to amaze her clients. As a certified Personal Support Worker, she is responsible for providing in-home, attendant care services for two mature clients who were involved in crippling motor vehicle accidents. She supports them with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, assistance with physiotherapy exercises, escorting to doctors appointments – and above all, providing some cheer in the form of well needed companionship. During a recent Quality Assurance visit, one of Paulette’s clients commented that “Home Instead Senior Care is much better than last home care company”... Of course, we couldn’t have earned this praise without Paulette’s expertise, reliability and ongoing commitment to enhancing the lives of her clients. #LovePSWs
Devi was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during October 2016

October 2016 - Devi

In her past life, Devi was a phlebotomist who was skilled at drawing blood from patients for clinical and medical testing… Today, she draws on her in-depth knowledge of the human body to care for elderly people in the comfort of their own home.  Devi originally joined as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM in February 2016 and has been entrusted with caring for a bedridden Client who requires support with activities of daily living (ADL) including bed baths and incontinence care, as well as assistance with meal preparations, light housekeeping and physiotherapy exercises.  Her medical background, detail orientated approach and soft charm is a lovely combination – and one that positively contributes to our mission of enhancing of the lives of senior citizens throughout the York Region. #HomeInsteadCAREGiversRock
Amal was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during September 2016

September 2016 - Amal

Amal joined the Home Instead Senior Care team 6 months ago and has proven to be an indispensable CAREGiver. No job is too complicated for her, in fact, she has assisted Clients under varying circumstances, from basic companionship and home helper, to supporting the complex needs of someone living with schizophrenia, in addition to providing Attendant Care services for motor vehicle accident victims. Amal is the “Jill of all trades” and the recipient of this award for her exemplary work. #OurCAREGiversRock
Ann, Alyssa, Catherine & Ude were Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during August 2016

August 2016 - Ann, Alyssa, Catherine & Ude

We all know the saying, “there’s no I in TEAM” – and for our CAREGivers of the Month, it couldn’t be anymore true. This dream team of four came together to support an elderly Client who required around-the-clock care. In the month of August they provided nearly 450 hours of continuous care and were responsible for help around the home, feeding, fall prevention, assistance with incontinence, and managing complex behaviours (delusions, wandering, agitation, aggression, refusal, repetition and memory loss). ​Their diverse education, experience, commitment – and above all, compassionate nature, helped their Client continue to live independently and safely in the comfort of her own home. Outstanding work Catherine, Ann, Alyssa and Udee! #CAREGiverDreamTeam
Teodolito was Richmond Hill and Vaughan Best Caregiver during July 2016

July 2016 - Teodolito

Teodolito, also known as Teo, is no stranger to caring for people. As a former cardiac critical care nurse in Saudi Arabia, he’s helped heal critically ill patients at high risk of life-threatening health problems. Recently, Teo joined Home Instead as a CAREGiverSM where he consistently demonstrates reliability and compassion in supporting his client’s homecare needs, and advocates on her behalf during multiple specialist visits and hospital admissions. His client has described him as a “Godsend” and we couldn’t agree more. Congratulations Teodolito on your achievements and in becoming our CAREGiver of the Month! #TeoCares​

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