September 18, 2019
Why I Enjoy Working at EveryStep: Home Care
When you spend all day caring for others, it's important to know that the organization you work for cares for you, too. At EveryStep, we strive to ensure our employees feel just as supported as our patients and clients.
To this end, EveryStep recently received its seventh Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. This recognition is a testament to the employees who make EveryStep the organization it is.
For 111 years, EveryStep employees have provided compassionate care to patients and clients across the state. With more than 30 programs, EveryStep strives to reach those in our communities at every step of their lives.
EveryStep Home Care does just that, providing coordinated care that allows individuals to continue living independently following an illness, injury or medical condition. From offices based in Creston and Des Moines, EveryStep Home Care team members provide care to patients in the their homes throughout the following counties: Adams, Boone, Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, Union and Warren. In the coming months, EveryStep Home Care will be expanding, offering care to even more counties in rural, southern Iowa.
Today, our EveryStep Home Care team members share in the organization’s recognition, and proudly exclaim just why they enjoy working for EveryStep.
“One of the biggest reasons I like working for EveryStep is that I love what I do. Taking care of people comes natural to me. I feel like it gives me a sense of purpose. Being able to go into someone's house and meet their needs on their level is so fulfilling. With some we may be the only people they see all week and I want it to be pleasant.” – Kim Key, Home Care Home Health Aide
"I enjoy the support that my administrator gives. I also love working with patients in their homes where they recover the best in the comfort of their homes. Patients are more receptive to your education and assistance, they are able to be the most independent as possible in this environment." – Lisa Schutz, Home Care Registered Nurse
"I love the environment of EveryStep. My coworkers are the best people and we are always there to help each other when it’s needed. The support and love our team has for each other including our supervisor, Shona, and scheduler/coordinator, Tami, is the best I’ve ever seen at any work place out there. We truly are the best!" – Bethany Beeson, Home Care Home Health Aide
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. All of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Tyra Stull, Home Care Director Creston
"I enjoy working for EveryStep because of the one-on-one time I get to spend with my patients. I don’t feel I’m rushing between patients and am able to give my undivided attention to them while I am in their home. I enjoy getting to know the patients and families in a more personal atmosphere. Another reason I love EveryStep is the supportive and compassionate staff I am fortunate enough to work with. They truly appreciate their staff and support a healthy work/home life balance. I am very blessed to be part of the EveryStep family!" - Nichole Norman, Home Care Registered Nurse
To learn about career opportunities available at EveryStep, please visit www.everystep.org.