Quality employees are the bedrock of Home Instead Senior Care, and since its founding in 1996, it has worked to build and strengthen its workforce.
Anne Peters bought the franchise, located in Urbandale, in 2008. Home Instead specializes in companionship, chronic disease management, dementia care, plus more.
Peters said it is the company’s culture that attracts top employees — 78 responsible for around 600 seniors yearly. Employees go through a 90-day mentorship program dedicated to their professional growth.
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“We very much have a culture of personal and professional development. It isn’t just about becoming a better caregiver; it’s about becoming a better person,” said Peters.
Home Instead full-time staff members enjoy benefits including paid time off and bereavement and eight hours of volunteer time annually, according to Peters.
The part-time staff also has a flexible schedule and an array of other benefits.
“All employees have access to dental, supplemental insurance, and insurance consultation. We provide monthly, ongoing training, leadership development, and a career path,” Peters said.
Home Instead was recognized in the 2011, 2018, 2019 and now 2020 Iowa’s Top Workplaces small workplaces category, and was named 2017 Caring Star by Caring.com.
One employee in anonymous comments said that working at Home Instead Senior Care, “I feel part of God’s plan. He placed me in a family with others who willingly care about people who need help in a stage of their lives when they are most vulnerable.”
Home Instead Senior Care
Iowa employees: 78
Top executive: Anne Peters, owner
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: NO. 4 SMALL WORKPLACE: HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Attracting and keeping top employees bedrock of company’s service
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