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.
We love to hear how our
CAREGivers think outside the box to help their clients. Kathy is a
wonderful example. Her client had issues with the waistband in her pants
often being too tight so Kathy did some research on line and found a wonderful
option. These new ‘pants’ have adjustable snaps to help the client feel
more comfortable every day and only cover the front of her so they are easy to
get in and out of. Thanks for going Above and Beyond so your client can
be comfortable, Kathy.
CAREGivers who serve clients
during the night time hours are pretty special people. Laurie helps
several clients during several nights of the week and does a great job being
right there when they need assistance. Laurie has a very pleasant personality
and can make different kinds of clients feel comfortable and safe with her
care. And Laurie rarely misses an assignment. We appreciate her
Excellent care for our clients every day. Thanks, Laurie
started caring for a new client who recently moved to Harrisonburg because of
the floods in Houston, TX where she lived previously. This client suffers from Lyme disease and her doctor
recommended that she move to a place with less mold that was such a problem
after the flood there. The mold in her Houston home claimed many of her
possessions including her Bible. After the client expressed sadness that
her Bible had been destroyed, Grace purchased a new Bible for this client which
brought the client much happiness. Thanks Grace, for using your sweet
Helping Hands (and generous heart) to bring joy to this client.
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