#MeetTheTeamMonday: Care/Youth Support Coordinator JoJean Homme

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While working in a hospital as a young girl, JoJean was moved by people in need of help and of support. She has been at Midwest Family Care for five years, starting as a caregiver and moving up to youth support coordinator.

Thus, JoJean plays an integral role in two of our business divisions: home care and youth support services.

Our home care division is staffed with meticulously trained home caregivers who help with a variety of household and personal tasks to clients of all ages.Our caregivers also provide valuable social engagement and interaction. The client/caregiver bond is strong, and caregivers become consistent, friendly fixtures in the lives of individuals and of loved ones.

This continued, face-to-face interaction serves as an extra set of eyes and ears to alert family members of declining health, changes in behavior, and slips and falls.

Home care services add an extra level of activity, comfort, and safety in the home. Our professionally trained caregivers assist with a variety of tasks in and out of the home:

The Youth support team focuses on compressive wrap around support services designed to keep youth in their communityavoiding the need for inpatient hospitalization or for repeated short-term crisis interventions (which often require out-of-county or state placement).

The outcome: individuals are able to maintain stability in their living situation while accessing treatment-like support in a safe environment.

JoJean, who has four kids (16-, 14-, 9-, and 4-years-old) says she loves her job, and the best part for her is seeing people happy and seeing their smiles.

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