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    Tamera Mongin Director and Owner
    Photo of Tamera Mongin
    Tamera Mongin Director and Owner

    Tamera is an owner and the managing director of Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) of Crystal Lake with her husband Alan. Tamera has chosen to dedicate her time to this work because it allows her to put her efforts toward creating a service that helps families and individuals feel secure and cared for. In her role, she does a little bit of everything from marketing and vision casting to office management and client evaluations. Anyone who has worked in any type of home care knows that it’s often fast paced and challenging but one thing that keeps her going on difficult days is the knowledge that doing them well will improve the lives of her employees, clients, and their families. When she is not at work, Tamera can be found spending time with her husband, Alan, and two adult children, Amy and Grant. She also enjoys the time she is able to spend volunteering at her local church.

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    Vivian Van Duyn Client Care Coordinator
    Photo of Vivian Van Duyn
    Vivian Van Duyn Client Care Coordinator

    Vivian has worked as the Client Care Coordinator for Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lake since last year. Her primary role is in client and caregiver scheduling, client communications and staff planning. After receiving her CNA in 2003, Vivian connected with a woman who had multiple sclerosis. Vivian started working for her and the match was a perfect fit for both of them and lead to Vivian providing care for her for almost 15 years. Though she no longer works as a caregiver in her role at HWCG, her experience with long-term caregiving helps her tremendously with being able to match the right caregiver with a client. Finding the right match between caregivers and clients is essential to the experience of all parties involved, and that’s why Vivian works tirelessly to ensure that everyone is happy with their fit, and if they are not, she does whatever she can to ensure a great fit. When Vivian is not at work, she enjoys cooking meals with and for her grandchildren, and loves looking for treasure with her metal detector in fields, beaches and parks.

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    Joy Meyers Caregiver (CG)
    Photo of Joy Meyers
    Joy Meyers Caregiver (CG)

    Joy has worked as a caregiver for Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) of Crystal Lake since March of 2020. Joy said that one of things she enjoys most about her job at HWCG is the opportunities she has to provide a sense of security to individuals and their families by providing great care. She personally knows the difference a good caregiver can make because she has experienced both sides of finding care for her own mother and being a caregiver herself. She also said that she really enjoys the personal connections she gains with her clients by listening to their stories and becoming an active partner with them in daily activities. When she is not at work, Joy enjoys spending time with her friends, and, when not made impossible by COVID, going out for lunch at local restaurants.

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    Tina Wikman Caregiver (CG)
    Photo of Tina Wikman
    Tina Wikman Caregiver (CG)

    Tina has worked as a caregiver for Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lake for about three years but has been working as a caregiver for almost fifteen years. The reason Tina has worked as a caregiver for so long is because she gets to make personal connections with individuals and provide a highly relational form of care which she finds very fulfilling. Tina especially loves to hear stories about elders lives and join them in their favorite activities. When she is not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her three daughters, and husband of 22 years. She has enjoyed life in Hebron where her and her family have lived for generations. In fact, her father is the local barber as was his father before him.

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