Our CAREGivers are dedicated and reliable people supporting our clients with care and compassion so that they can maintain their independence at home. They all have different qualities, strengths and life experience which they use to help their clients as well as their experience of caring for others.
One of our lovely CAREGiver's, Elaine, was recently featured in the local news for her kind and caring nature towards older people. Elaine said, "Being a caregiver is wonderful. I am really happy in my role and I couldn’t tell you the best part about my job; I love the whole package. I enjoy the variety of my job and I find it both interesting and rewarding. All of my clients have a story to tell and when I walk through the door, their faces light up. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything!”
Our CAREGivers are highly trained from the day they start their journey with us and many go on to develop specialist skills in intensive personal care, Dementia care and end of life care.
We are always looking for people to join our ever expanding team, so if you are compassionate and want to make a real difference, please click here or get in touch on 01943 662188.
Jenny Mizen ~ Care Manager
I’ve worked for Home Instead Senior Care for 5 years and previously worked as a carer where I really developed my passion for care. During this time, I’ve been the Scheduler and Care Co-ordinator for our Wetherby office and I’m now based at Ilkley as the Care Manager. This allows me to work closely with our clients and our fantastic team of CAREGivers to maintain the highest quality of care whilst supporting our clients to remain independent within their own home.
Over the past few years, I’ve supported many people with Dementia and as a trainer for the City & Guilds Dementia course that we run, I pass this knowledge and experience onto our CAREGivers to ensure they deliver the best possible care for our clients and their families.
I am very proud of my Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and I’m working towards my NVQ Level 5.
Ashleigh Brice ~ Recruitment
I began working with Home Instead Senior Care in 2015 as a CAREGiver, where I enjoyed the rewarding nature of assisting people to continue to live independently. I became the Care Co-ordinator in 2017, organising schedules and helping with the day-to-day enquires. I am now moving into a Recruitment position, where I will bring on and support our new CAREGivers through their first few months in the role.
I have also recently completed my Level 5 NVQ in Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care.
Rachel McMahon ~ Field Support
I previously worked at Bradford University and gained a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings. I then emigrated to Perth, Australia for 8 years where I worked as a Support Worker before returning back to England. I enjoyed having the opportunity to live and work in Australia but I missed my family and friends too much so decided to return.
Having studied the person-centred approach, I feel very passionate about caring and making a difference to people’s lives. I joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2018 as a CAREGiver which I have thoroughly enjoyed and now I am embarking in my new role as Field Support. As part of my role, I introduce to new clients to their CAREGivers, support CAREGiver visits, answer any client questions, undertake service reviews, audit Medication Administration Records (MAR charts) and ensure that client files are kept up to date.
Kathy Myers - Community Representative
I joined Home Instead Senior Care a year ago as a CAREGiver after a career in journalism and helping to build my husband’s photography business.
I’m now the Community Representative which involves building relationships with other local organisations, especially those that help people who are living with Dementia.
I work alongside the office team as well as raising awareness of Home Instead in the wider area by attending local networking events and organising our own social events for our clients and the wider Ilkley community.
Keep a lookout in the Home Instead Newsletter, on our Facebook page or our website for more information.
Christine Isherwood ~ Office and Client Support
I look after Office and Client Support for Home Instead Ilkley, where I started working as a CAREGiver nearly 3 years ago before joining the office team recently.
I provide support both in the office and also to our clients and families. Before working in the care industry, I worked in customer service for an IT company that provides electronic patient record systems and software used in Primary Care.
In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors walking in the countryside with my dog and spending time with my friends and family.