Exceptional Caregiver Awards

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Congratulations to the 2017 Exceptional Caregiver of the Year Semi-Finalists!

In honor of Home Helpers 20th anniversary in 2017, 20 caregivers have been selected as semi-finalists in this year’s Exceptional Caregiver of the Year Awards. From this group, 10 finalists will be selected to travel to San Diego for the Home Helpers National Conference, where our single Exceptional Caregiver of the Year will be announced.

Thanks to everyone who nominated a caregiver for the 2017 award! We appreciate the terrific work being done by caregivers all around the country, and making it to the Top 20 out of more than 200 nominations is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations to all of our nominees and this year’s semi-finalists!

Vanessa Baines
Dallas, TX 
Owner Tony Nguyen 

Fern Kennington
Middleton, ID
Owners Jeffrey & Holly Stoker 

Sharon Baitari
Tulsa, OK
Owner Michelle Scott 

Renee Saxton
Hayword, CA
Owners Peggy Milne, Mitch Williams

Doreen Bishop
Holiday, FL
Owner Debbie Humphrey

Henny Schneiderbaur
Dallas, TX
Owners Scott Sutherland, Angelo DeFillippo 

Diane Borchers
Downers Grove, IL
Owner Michael Gonzalez

Jillian Snyder
Bourbonnais, IL
Owner Kathryn Jurica 

Grace Carrington
Enfield, CT
Owner Peter DiMaria 

Pamela Steele
Altoona, PA
Owner Lynn Gardini

Amity Dever
Holiday, FL
Owner Debbie Humphrey 

Debbie Taylor
Pocatello, ID
Owner Teresa Nelson

Carol Dresmal*
Downers Grove, IL
Owner Michael Gonzalez 

Korey Theusch
Mequon, WI
Owners Tim & Laura Bierley 

Loretta Green
Richmond, VA
Owners Mendell Wilkerson, Tracey Boseman 

Erin Turner
San Mateo, CA
Owners Peggy Milne, Mitch Williams 

Tammy Herrmann
Batesville, IN
Owner Mike St. Clair

Christine Villa
Corsicana, TX
Owners Mark & Lori Thommarson 

Clementine Hopkins
Little Rock, AR
Owners Holly & Sam Sellers 

Billie Jo Witczak
Slatington, PA
Owners Brian Day, Vicki Crow

Hannah Jacques
Franklin, TN
Owner Robert Harter

*Nominated as an Honorary Caregiver




Every day, the in-home caregivers at Home Helpers help the elderly and their families cope with the challenges of health issues and aging. The Exceptional Caregiver Awards showcase some of the best in-home aides from all over the country. Finalists are chosen based on their great compassion and dedication to helping others. 

Exceptional Caregiver finalists will receive:

  • National Recognition
  • A paid trip to San Diego for the 2017 Home Helpers National Conference 
  • A cash stipend for the trip
  • An official Exceptional Caregiver pin
  • One Exceptional Caregiver finalist will also receive the Caregiver of the Year Award—a $2,000 cash prize!

2016 Caregiver of the Year: Betty Bibb

In a year filled with exceptional caregiving, Betty was recognized for her strength, caring and compassion and was a most deserving award winner. Congratulations, Betty! UPDATE: Betty has now also been named the 2016 Caregiver of the Year by the Home Care Association of America! Read more »

Meet our 2015-16 Finalists

Betty Bibb – Corsicana, TX

Barbara Berger – Lansdale, PA

Donna Padilla – Newport Beach, CA

Erica Roach – St. Louis, MO

Hannah Jacques – Brentwood, TN

Irean Shaner – Altoona, PA

Junalyn Albano – Thousand Oaks, CA

Mary Simpson – Thornton, CO

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