The Caring Heart award was created many years ago by Don Wells Sr., the original owner of our local Home Instead Senior Care office. Don always looked for the best in people and wanted to recognize those CAREGivers that showed exceptional compassion when caring for their clients; thus creating the Caring Heart award.
Betty is a perfect example of a compassionate CAREGiver that does her work with a "Caring Heart". Betty serves a client that often needs a quiet environment and lots of reassurance that she is safe. Betty has become an expert on interpreting her client's needs and meeting those needs by delivering a tranquil environment or saying the perfect words. The client's brother says, "Betty is patient with her, exceedingly kind, and seems to know instinctively when to assist [her] with a task or when to encourage her to do the task herself. When my sister suffers anxiety attacks, Betty is able to calm her with soothing words and gentle caresses. [She] trusts Betty, who returns that trust with affection and respect. I thank God that my sister's world has Betty Hughes in it". We are grateful for the talents Betty uses to make a positive difference in this client's world. Betty's "Caring Heart" is what makes her an awesome CAREGiver and this year's recipient of The Caring Heart award.
Carole has been with her current
client since June and is there 7 days most weeks. During this time they
have developed a wonderful relationship. To brighten the client’s holidays Carole
brought in decorations from her home including part of her angel collection and
village set to decorate her client’s home. Also, being aware of the
client’s needs, Carole gave the client a bedspread. Thank you, Carole,
for sharing your heart and the joy of Christmas with your client.
Valerie has been with two of her
current clients for over two years. Over the years they have truly become
“family”. Valerie has been with one or the other client 3-5 days a week,
including driving several miles out of her way, after one of her client’s moved.
Thank you, Valerie, for juggling your home life over the last few years to be
with your clients the days they need your love and support.
Although Susan has only been with us
since August, she has “hit the floor running” and is with different clients
overnight several nights during the week. Recently Susan stayed longer
at two assignments to help until the next caregivers could arrive. Thank
you, Susan, for your flexibility and willingness to help wherever and whenever
you are needed.
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