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The Caregiver Who Never Stops Caring

“The Caregiver Who Never Stops Caring.”

We are proud to announce that Lindsay Renn is our Exceptional Caregiver Award Regional Winner from the Western Region. Not many Caregivers have their own personal tagline, but Lindsay does, and it fits her perfectly.

A Caregiver for just more than two years, Lindsay has made a great impact already at Home Helpers® Home Care of Nampa. Her first client, Virginia, needed about 30 hours of care a week, including three trips a week to get dialysis. Virginia’s husband, Jim, is a veteran dealing with diabetes. When Lindsay first started caring for Virginia, Jim was still pretty independent.

Jeff Stoker, the owner of Home Helpers of Nampa, stopped by the dialysis center one day to see how Virginia and Lindsay were doing. As he chatted with some of the professionals providing treatment to Virginia, they expressed surprise that Lindsay was a professional Caregiver. Instead, they thought she was Virginia’s daughter because of the way Lindsay cared for and treated her.

Within the first six months of Lindsay working with Virginia, Jim’s diabetes had worsened to the point where he had to have a leg amputated. Now caring for both Virginia and Jim, some of Lindsay’s duties included Virginia’s dialysis appointments and taking her to visit Jim at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as he recuperated. Shortly after that, Jim had to have his other leg amputated. Lindsay continued to support both of them, never missing a shift and even checking on them when she wasn’t actively caring for the couple.

With limited family in the area, Lindsay became an unofficial family member due to her dedication to Virginia and Jim. After taking Virginia to a doctor’s appointment last April, they found out that Virginia had an aggressive form of leukemia with just weeks to live. At the couple’s request, it was Lindsay who contacted their children to let them know the devastating news.

Even through all of this, Lindsay’s dedication to Virginia and Jim was steadfast. She coordinated hospice care and even took them to the funeral home to make arrangements. A difficult task, but Lindsay handled it all with grace and compassion.

After Virginia passed, Jim’s motivation declined and he spent a lot of time in the VA. The family came to a decision to relocate Jim to California where he now lives with his daughter. Recently Jim returned to Idaho and asked Lindsay to care for him that week of his visit. After finishing a shift Lindsay was getting ready to leave for the day when Jim asked her to stay a little longer. Lindsay reassured him that she would be back in the morning, to which Jim replied, “I just want you around since I lost two people this year.” Lindsay was only aware of the loss of Virginia, and so she asked him who the second person was. Jim sadly replied, “I lost you, too.”

Lindsay will always remember her time with Virginia and Jim fondly, with gratitude for the continued friendship she has with Jim despite his relocation. Lindsay continues to provide quality, compassionate care to those she works with and is excited for a new position she is working toward with Home Helpers of Nampa as their Client Care Administrator.

Upon completion of classes paid for by Home Helpers of Nampa, Lindsay will be receiving a promotion in which she will have the opportunity to interact with more clients as well as caregivers. While furthering her skills and understanding of the industry, Lindsay clearly already knows what it takes to be an Exceptional Caregiver.

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Families We Serve

  • Mom needed immediate overnight assistance. It was provided quickly and professionally. Thanks.

    - Paul H.
  • I have worked with many home health agencies for the last 4 years. Home Helpers has shown me how wonderful and caring they all should be.

    - Melodie D.
  • The Home Helpers team just recently started providing companionship and light housekeeping assistance to my mother-in-law and she LOVES it! She couldn’t be happier with her caregiver! They cook together, share recipes, and pass the time chatting. If ...

    - Rich C.
  • My grandfather returned from the hospital needing someone to care for him while my grandmother ran errands. She, too, needed someone to help with daily chores. Spending hours on the phone calling agencies referred to me, I was at my wits end until I ...

    - Ray N.
  • I have been caring for my disabled mother for seven years. In that duration, I have researched and tried a lot of options to alleviate some of the responsibilities I have had caring for her. I almost came to the conclusion that I would never be able ...

    - Melissa
  • Home Helpers has been an amazing group of people helping to make mom’s life better!! Employees are great to work with and always return phone calls promptly! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for help with family! Thanks, Home Helpers!

    - Brenda R.
  • Two times at-bat, home run both times for on-point service by Home Helpers! Reliable, responsible, professional for the service provided and added bonus of delightful people in the mix. Home Helpers provides a full array of at-home care, I think, and ...

    - Michele R.
  • I felt Home Helpers were very kind, understanding and professional in the services they provided. There were no "hard sell" tactics only a sincere desire to be of help and assistance in my particular circumstances. I highly recommend them.

    - D. Evans
  • I have recommended Home Helpers of Nampa before. I have had good luck and liked all of the caregivers that have come.

    - Cassie
  • The impact of the services from Home Helpers of Nampa is positive and exactly what we were looking for.

    - Pat
  • The services provided by Home Helpers of Nampa keep my mom from being in an assisted living facility.

    - Kolleen
  • I met with Jeff when I needed help with my elderly mother’s failing health and my father’s dementia. What impressed me most about Jeff and the staff from Home Helpers was their kindness and sincere attitude to do whatever to make a difficult time ...

    - Rob B.
  • Jeff was very helpful and flexible in arranging home care for my dad. We had moved my dad a few times and he was temporarily settled in New Plymouth with our son when winter hit hard. He needed help then but the plan was for him to move to Homedale ...

    - Kandis M.
  • Home Helpers of Nampa is responsive and they do follow up if there’s something that is not being taken care of. Home Helpers relieves me from having to be over at my dad’s and doing everything for him.

    - Jeannie

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