By Joe Wrin—
MUNCIE, IN — On Thursday, January 19, Homestead Muncie and Anderson hosted a thank you luncheon for a very special group of senior caregivers. In an industry already plagued by high employee turnover rates before the pandemic and massive employee losses during the pandemic, Home Instead celebrated seven local caregivers from Madison and Delaware counties who have provided more than 64,000 hours of one-on-one care to local seniors.
With a staggering cumulative 80 years of service at Home Instead, this particular group of caregivers has an average age of 73.
Among those honored were:
Nurse of the Year – Rebecca Moles
Kathy Helm – 4,166 nursing hours
Carolyn Tremble – 7,200 nursing hours
Edith Holt – 10,500 nursing hours
Nancy Buckner – 11,2900 nursing hours
MaryLou Hinkle – 12,000 hours of nursing
Deanie Carroll – 18,800 nursing hours
“Rebecca Moles, Nurse of the Year said: ‘The job is fun and I love helping people. My first CNA job was at the Albany Nursing Home when I was 22 years old. I’ve done other things over the years, but I always come back to home nursing. It’s just something I enjoy.”
Franchisee Joe Wrin opened a local office in Anderson in 2007, moving from his Anderson office to his Fox Ridge Lane Muncie Office as of February 1, 2016. The franchise spans Madison and Delaware counties.
Home Instead’s goal is to help local seniors live safely and independently in their own homes while providing peace of mind for their adult children. In May, Home Instead celebrates its 16th anniversary, which is about local seniors.