Employee Spotlight

John & Lisa Nordmann

Home Care Solutions of St. Louis was founded on the very basic principle of Family.  One word that says everything we stand for! This principle drives every decision made for our company, our caregivers, and most importantly our clients.  I am honored to recognize power couple, my parents John and Lisa Nordmann!  John and Lisa have been a part of our dream team since day one!  Their dedication, love, and compassion for helping families has helped Home Care Solutions be one of the best private duty home care companies in St. Louis!

“Caregiving is one of the most rewarding things we have done in our lives.  The people we take care of have enriched our lives tremendously."

Home Care Solutions of St. Louis has received beautiful testimonials on the care both John and Lisa have provided for our clients:

“We would like to thank John for his wonderful support and assistance with our dad, Bud.  We were apprehensive at first when we were considering the thought of having someone in his home.  After research and our meetings with Maria and Home Care Solutions, we had no hesitation.  Home Care Solutions accommodated our needs and put our minds at ease that when John would be with our dad that he would be in good hands. John far exceeded our expectations.  Our dad was worried about it too but when he met John he was at ease.  Our dad looked forward to John coming over.  They played Scrabble on many of the visits.  My dad made the comment, "I really like John and either I'm a really good Scrabble player or he lets me win; either way, I'm happy and I'm having fun," John is a very caring man and having him as someone that helped with our dad is a blessing.” Thank you John and Home Care Solutions. (daughter & son of client)

 “I want to take a moment to acknowledge Lisa and all the tender loving care and companionship she has provided my mother.  In November of 2015 mom ended up in the hospital.  She was released to the Glen, a rehab facility at Aberdeen where she lived.  When Mom was cleared to go back to independent living we knew she needed someone to be with her for a portion of every day.  The social worker from Aberdeen gave us Maria's number for Home Care Solutions.  She sent Lisa out to meet Mom.  Even through Mom was a bit hesitant at first to have someone coming every few days she appreciated the visits and the assistance.  Lisa has been a Godsend!  She accompanies Mom to the doctor and is able to be another set of ears when the doctors provide instructions.  She takes Mom to the grocery store and all assorted errands (all over the city!)  Lisa taking Mom all over really makes her feel like she is "getting out."  Again, it is so wonderful for mom, and selfishly, me!

 Lisa and Mom have developed a wonderful friendship along this journey!  Lisa helps Mom around the house, like putting up holiday decorations and fixing minor things!  We love having Lisa taking care of Mom!  Many, many thanks!” (daughter of client)

 John and Lisa Nordmann, known as Team Nordmann, have been married for 43 year.  They have 4 adult children, a son in law, 3 daughter in laws, and 3 amazing grandchildren.  They have had a photography business for the past 23 years and are currently semi-retired. In their spare time they have become winemakers and soon to be parents of four chickens.  John is an avid golfer where Lisa enjoys her daily walks.

Please join me in congratulating John and Lisa for doing an excellent job!! 

 

Employee of the Month for January 2017

I am honored to announce our Employee of the Month for January 2017:

 Raven Edwards

Raven is dedicated to her care-giving profession and truly makes a difference in the lives of our clients. She is so kind-hearted, compassionate and has a very caring spirit. Raven is not only dependable, efficient and organized but one of the hardest workers we know.

Raven became a caregiver because she found a passion in helping those in need.  Raven loves being able to assist her clients in making their everyday tasks easy as possible for them, while maintaining their dignity.  Ravens proudest moments of being a caregiver is witnessing her clients improve, whether it is verbal skills; gaining strength by participating in range of motion exercises or in their overall physical and mental well-being. Raven is excited to be a part of their recovery and enjoys making their lives as comfortable as possible.  In Raven’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and two sons.  She also enjoys traveling to support her brother who plays college football.

The following is a testimonial from a client’s family member; we provided 24 hour care 7 days a week for over a year.  Raven was the client’s main caregiver.

“I'm writing to help spread the word. If anyone considers using you and your firm, please have them call me. This past year, I "inherited" you from the parties that hired you to help with my ninety two year old uncle. I was hyper-vigilant.  The more I observed, the more I was convinced the right call had been made. Without exception every situation that presented, you and your splendid staff rose to, and often went beyond, the call of duty. I especially recall your frequent personal visits, and your staff's positive disposition.  You can't pay people to care.  They do or they don't.  You and your crew clearly care deeply. (I was recently involved in the care of my late parents.  I'm sorry they didn't get to meet you.) And please accept my deepest gratitude for you and your staff's efforts.” Bob Holtz

Congratulations Raven, Home Care Solutions of St. Louis is honored to have you on our team. We appreciate your dedication ensuring our clients receive the very best care!     

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Employee of the Month for December 2016

I am honored to announce our Employee of the Month for December 2016:

Richelle Smith

Richelle is a dedicated and professional Certified Nursing Assistant.  We were so excited to have Richelle join our team. She has a passionate knowledge in providing excellent care and also has a background in providing activities for residents at a senior living facility.  Because of her hard work, dedication and the strong desire to help and educate our elderly community, Home Care Solutions of St. Louis recently promoted Richelle to our Community Outreach Coordinator.  Richelle does every task with a smile and goes above and beyond for our team and most importantly our clients.

Richelle started in the care-giving field because of her mom, “my mom has been disabled the majority of my life and I wanted to learn to how take care of her. I discovered it is my passion to take care of others and make a difference in people’s life”.

One of our clients recently shared their experience with Richelle. “Home Care Solutions of St. Louis assigned us to Richelle and what a gift she was to us!!  She is pleasant, very willing to pitch in on her own.  Good natured about all the tasks we requested and very pleasant to be around.  We thank her for the outstanding job she did in making Jim’s recovery go so smooth.  And mine stress free!  Thanks! Great job well done”!

In Richelle’s free time she loves being with her family and spending time outdoors. “I'm a huge family person”.

Please join me in congratulating Richelle in a job well done!!! 

Employee of the Month

I am honored to announce our Employee of the Month for November 2016: Christina Leaver

Christina is the ultimate professional; hard-working, flexible and extremely dependable. She is thoughtful and caring towards all her clients and coworkers and has a genuine willingness to help out when needed. Our clients love her and we are always getting requests for her as a caregiver. If only we could clone her!

“We really appreciate having Christine help in the mornings. With Christine, we have someone we can count on to be here on time and ready to help.  It is so hard to have someone come in your home every day, and she has made it very comfortable for both my husband and me. Thanks for allowing her to be our primary care giver!” – Wife of Client

 Christina chose this career to because she enjoys helping people and seeing her client’s smile when she walks through the door.  “My life is significantly better because of my client’s”  In Christina’s free time she enjoys family time with her 3 beautiful girls and her husband, who is also a caregiver for Home Care Solutions of St. Louis.

Thank you Christina for your passion for providing the very best experience for our client’s!! We are very lucky and honored to have you on our team! Keep smiling and do what you do! Your fun-loving spirit is contagious and a ray of sunshine! Please help us celebrate Christina for a job well done!!

Employee of the Month

Angela Williams, Certified Nurse Assistant

October 2016 Employee of the Month

We are very excited to announce our employee of the month for October 2016. Our employees are our most important asset. Each month we recognize top-performing employees based on client feedback, support of our office, and going above-and-beyond.

In recognition of her dedication in providing excellent care we are excited to announce that Angela Williams of Home Care Solutions of St. Louis has been awarded employee of the month for October 2016. Angela joined our team with more than 20 years experience, having served Nursing Homes and Home Health companies.  Angela is an exceptional caregiver, she very compassionate and takes great pride in the loving care she provides to our client's and their family members.

Angela chose this care giving journey because she loves to work with people and make a positive difference in their lives. Her purpose is to make people feel happy and safe.  "I love going to work and making someone else day better". 

In her free time Angela enjoys spending time with her family, going to church, reading, horseback riding
and going to the theater.