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MARTY KARTES

MARTY KARTES

Marty Kartes is a Caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care south. She started working for Home Instead on June 26, 2003. Since that time Marty has logged a total of 3,715 hours to date.

Marty has completed all the training materials for Home Instead. The training includes two books, (12 chapters each with questionnaires for each chapter,) a safety booklet and the training course on Alzheimer’s disease which gave her a nation wide certification on the care of Alzheimer’s patients. She also has been trained by a Registered Nurse on the proper care for assisting clients with bathing.

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JIMMETTE HOMES-BARKLEY

JIMMETTE HOMES-BARKLEY

I am honored to nominate Jimmette Holmes-Barkley for Caregiver of the Year. Being a scheduler for twelve years, I have encountered thousands of personal care workers. Jimmette stands out from the crowd. Her bright and cheerful attitude illuminates the room as she enters.

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DAVE MARTIN

DAVE MARTIN
Dave has been a steadfast employee for five years. Four of those years have been spent with Tony, an individual with a developmental disability, developing an incredible friendship that is a model for us all. Dave's sense of humor and calming personality help Tony feel safe in the community.

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GLADYS MAZANEC

GLADYS MAZANEC

Gladys is a Certified Nursing Assistant with more than thirty years of professional experience. She has worked in Adult Day Care for the past fifteen years and I have been fortunate to be her direct supervisor during this time.

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EARNESTINE GOODSON

EARNESTINE GOODSON
“I like doing this type of work. I like helping people. I would not want to do any other type of work.”

These were Earnestine Goodson’s words when I asked her recently if she enjoyed her job as a Personal Care Worker with IndependenceFirst. It is a good thing for us and for her consumers that she feels this way! She has been a consistent, reliable, and caring caregiver for our agency since 1998.

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