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Ann Arbor Serving Belleville, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Dexter and Saline communities

The clients and families who entrust a home care company with their care are only as happy as their caregivers. At Homewatch CareGivers serving Ann Arbor, we offer our employees these benefits:

  • Paid training time
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
  • Aflac supplemental insurance (after 90-days of employment)
  • Potential bonuses for outstanding service to clients

Always Caring

This is who you might be learning from when you become our newest team member. Meet Marie Farrell, who has been with the company since 2013.

"Building a relationship with the client is key,” Marie says. “I always listen and find out what their feelings and needs are and it takes a while to find out what they are comfortable with but then I tailor the care I provide to what their needs and comforts are. It’s not just the client you are caring for, you are caring for the family as a whole. I truly feel like I am a part of the my client’s family and the fact that they have put so much trust in me to take care of them means everything to me; I strive to make sure that I maintain that trust."

Making Connections

Every one of our caregivers participates in an orientation during the hiring process, in which they meet the entire team including owner Breanne Stuart. During this lunch meeting, Breanne shares her history, passion and vision for her home care business, and in turn, learns about the new caregivers. “I think it’s important for the caregivers to understand why they are working for a particular company,” she says.

This is also when each caregiver’s communication skills, level of compassion, and unique skillset is being assessed in order to match them perfectly with clients.

Caregiver Lois Anderson has worked with clients of Homewatch CareGivers since 2010, but it’s the first one that stands out for her still.

"I remember working with my first client at Homewatch CareGivers,” Lois says. “I had some reservations about how things would turn out, and the client had no problem voicing her dislike for new caregivers. I quickly learned that listening and observing was key to building a relationship. Within three weeks I was over my fears and my client began looking forward to me visiting her and she even hugged me each day I came.”

Now she shares what she learned with our new caregivers.​  “In the end you can’t go in thinking that their age or their illness separates you from their world. Something in the caregiver’s life has an opportunity to be what connects you to your new client. In my case, we grew to unite in a caregiver/client relationship that lasted for years.​"