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Meet Our Caregivers

Senior Care is the epicenter of our daily efforts, not just for our administrative team, but for our 60+ Caregivers as well. Our trained and educated Care staff selflessly offer their hands and hearts to each client they serve, whether it’s simply by running errands for Mrs. Smith once a week, or remaining by Mr. Jone’s side in his final days of life. Caregivers are the backbone of our company, which is why we carefully select, train and continually educate each associate to reach their highest potential in providing professional care to each senior they encounter.

 

Caregiver Selection & More

Before visiting your home, our Caregivers undergo multiple interviews, at least three background checks and up to six personal and professional reference checks. They must also pass pre-screening testing and integrity analysis before being invited to our 2-day Orientation and hands-on training with our Caregiver Ambassador. All of our associates are bonded and insured for your safety and peace of mind. To further educate our associates, we provide additional hands-on training in the field with each individual, as well as give them insight into providing specialized care for a wide variety of clients. The education doesn’t stop after orientation either. In fact, we provide ongoing training at our quarterly All-Staff meetings, as well as one-on-one training for specialty cases. We are the only homecare agency in the area with its own Caregiver Classroom, complete with a simulated senior apartment, food preparation training area, and full sized education classroom. 

Caregiver classroom Caregiver Classroom

Some of our comprehensive training includes:

  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
  • Medication Assistance
  • Fall Prevention
  • Infection Control
  • Stroke Care
  • Communication Techniques
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Proper Hands-On Assistance
  • Safety Awareness
  • Accident Prevention

These are just a few of the wonderful Caregivers you might encounter as a client of Homecare By Design.

Meet Ashlee! Caregiver Since 2010
Ashlee's warm, friendly attitude will brighten anyone's day , while her ability to take initiative reassures her clients that they are in good hands. One of her clients told HBD, "Seeing Ashlee's smiling face in the morning is always a great start to my day!".

A. Campbell

Meet Autumn! Caregiver Since 2020
Hello! My name is Autumn! I am 24 years old and an animal lover!! I have 3 fur babies at home. I enjoy reading and binge watching tv shows with my family. I've been working with seniors around 5 years now, and I love it! I am CPR & AED certified. And I was born and raised in Indiana. 

M. Alga

Meet Misty! Caregiver Since 2021
Hello! My name is Misty! I am 34 and I love my job because I love the clients I work with. I am a cheerful person and love to make people smile, I always strive to leave a good impression on them when I leave. I love livinf life to the fullest. I love making my clients smile and laugh. I live with my mom and take care of her. She is a lovely woman and I get my cheerfulness from her. I will continue making people smile and happy. 

Sammantha Smith

Meet Sammantha! Caregiver Since 2019
Hello! My name is Sammantha and I have been with Homecare By Design since 2019. I am a mother of 3 small humans and 6 furbabies. Connecting with others has always come easily to me and I love the gift of giving. If I can bring someone comfort and happiness, that's my main goal of the day. I have a passion for gourmet cooking, arts and crafts...from painting, quilting, to crochetting. I also consider myself quite the "handy-woman". I feel like the best approach to caregiving is an abundance of patience and empathy. I love getting to know each of my clients, learning their stories are like new chapters to a history book and their stories matter. I am CPR and AED certified through Red Cross. Much of my caregiving experience started at a young age, having been raised by my great-grandmother. She cared for me at the start of my life and I cared for her in every way possible when her story was ending. Because of my connection to her and many other seniors in my life, providing them loving care, just as I would for my own, gives me a great sense of pride and purpose.

jennifer Shaw

Meet Jennifer! Caregiver Since 2019
I have been with homecare by design 2 years in October. I love talking to clients and making them laugh and smile. Other things I enjoying on my days off spending time with my 3 kids, swimming and just watching a movie relaxing. 

Bev Brandt

Meet Bev! Caregiver Since 2017
 Hi! My name is Beverly and I’ve been involved with helping seniors since I was 13 years old. I began as a nurses aide, later became marketing manager for 3 retirement communities, and currently am in my 4th year at HBD. I have 2 grown children, one granddaughter ( who I babysit most days) and one grandson coming in June! I love animals, reading, gardening and word puzzles. Working at HBD allows me the opportunity to contribute to the high quality of life our seniors deserve!

Carolyn Parrish

Meet Carolyn! Caregiver Since 2019
Hi! I've been a Homecare By Design caregiver two years in July. (Worked with mentally & physically disabled clients in past.) Hometown: Michigan City, IN. Live in Lafayette (22 yrs). Enjoy classic movies with John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn & others, traveling, nat'l & state parks, Christian & Oldies songs, & watching seagulls (hometown our beach on Lake Michigan). Have two grown kids and six grandchildren (love being grandma). Write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Very much enjoy assisting clients, hearing their stories, laughing with them, making them smile, & meeting their families. 

James Woten

Meet James! Caregiver Since 2018
Hi! My name is James, and I have been with Homecare by Design since 2018. I love music, reading,art, writing, and getting to know people. I am originally from Northwest Ohio, and I have my Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. One of my favorite things about my job is showing seniors how much they are valued, and that it is a privilege to be invited to share time with them. :)

Tatianna Lawrence

Meet Tatianna! Caregiver Since 2020
I'm Tatianna! I've been with Homecare By Design for about a year & a half. My hobbies include traveling, yoga, getting pampered and spending time with my family. I grew up in Chicago and graduate with my masters in psychology in December 2021!

Richards

Meet Kierra! Caregiver Since 2021
Hi! I’m Kierra! I am a 22 years old and also currently attending Purdue University full time. My major is wildlife biology so, I love animals and wildlife! I have 1 cat and his name is Prince. I am originally from Edinburgh, Indiana but moved here for college. I love my job because it allows me to spread kindness and care to others. I am a funny and caring person so I love to make people laugh and be at ease. I will continue to work hard and provide others with the best care! 

Bray

Meet Nakisha! Caregiver Since 2021
Lovely to meet everyone. My clients are all special to me in every way. I enjoy every day that I get to work with them. My hobbies include spending every free minute with my family and being outdoors every chance we get. I grew up in Lafayette, IN. I joined Homecare By Design because of my great grandmother who is my greatest inspiration. 

Tera

Meet Tera! Caregiver Since 2021
Hi, Im Tera from Danville, Illinois!! I began my caregiving journey 3yrs ago. I’ve been employed with this gifted company for a couple of months . I’m a mother, journalist, and waitress.  I enjoy listening to music, learning history/different cultures, and viewing art! What I love most about caregiving is the rewarding feeling of being an asset to your life.  

Goff

Meet Kathy! Caregiver Since 2021
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have been with Homecare By Design since 2021. I have been in the medical field for 23 years. I really enjoy working with Homecare because I love to see the smiles on my clients faces, being able to spend quality one on one with my clients, and cooking. I am a happy go lucky person. I have 4 children and 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson. I have been married to my loving husband for 3 years. 

Lawson

Meet Bonnie! Caregiver Since 2018
Hi!  My name is Bonnie Lawson, I have been part of Homecare for 3 years. In 2008, I entered the Healthcare field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. I love what I do, doing what I love...caring for clients to stay at home! I love landscaping,gardening, cooking and going to Car shows with my husband. We also love taking trips. I love animals, also raccoon rescues and rehab from 1983 to 2015.

 
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