2018 Caregiver of the Year: Janice Wood
Right at Home is proud to announce their second annual Caregiver of the Year award. Janice Wood, of Hot Springs Village, is the Right at Home Caregiver of the Year for 2018! Her career with Right at Home began in September of 2015.
Janice is a retired nurse who loves to stay busy and care for people. She has a winsome personality and a compassionate heart for our seniors. She goes above and beyond for her clients. Her clients love her and so does the office staff. Janice is a favorite as she is always willing to help where needed.
Janice was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She went to nursing school there and then ventured out into the world! She has lived in Newfoundland, Knoxville, Dallas, Atlanta, Virginia Beach, Washington and even the Middle East!
Janice boasts of two daughters and six grandchildren! She is an avid gardener and enjoys Mosaic art, jewelry making and painting. She has volunteered throughout her life at various animal shelters and sanctuaries. She loves cats!
Janice practiced nursing in many different capacities before retiring but her favorite was in coronary care. She is a lifetime learner and continues to further her education through our Right at Home University. Janice was selected among many other very qualified candidates at Right at Home. Congratulations to Janice for winning this award!
2017 Caregiver of the Year: Katie Blessing
Congratulations to Katie Blessing, our second caregiver to reach the five-star level within our Central Arkansas franchise of Right at Home.
Katie began her service with Right at Home just over a year ago after a career as a private caregiver and as a volunteer at a nursing home. She has lived most of her life in Ohio where she also managed a teacher’s store and mitigated customer concerns at a Chase bank.
Katie was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. Her middle name is Deeya which came from a Deeya Cosmetics billboard there. Her undergraduate work was in physical therapy.
Katie has two grown children, Cody and Emma. Cody is a youth pastor and works with autistic kids and is married to Lacie. Emma is a brand new nurse and is married to Kevin. No grandkids yet.
Katie moved to Arkansas a year and a half ago after making several visits to see a childhood friend who had moved to the state. She enjoys reading, gardening and cooking for family and friends. She loves Kevin Costner movies and listening to music, especially if it’s the Eagles.
Katie lives in a small house on 18 acres. She loves animals and can’t wait to raise chickens.
A current client describes Katie as “a great caregiver. She is simply wonderful.” We think so too!
Katie has served Right at Home well. She takes every shift offered, then provides outstanding care. Katie Blessing has been a real blessing to us.