At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages. Every day our caregivers strive to fulfill this vision by embracing and encouraging a balanced approach to care to promote the independence and healthy longevity of all seniors. Because of their years of experience and tireless dedication to helping others, Home Care Assistance caregivers are the most compassionate in the home care industry and continue to elevate the standard of care worldwide.
The Caregiver of the Year is recognized at Home Care Assistance’s Annual Conference where franchise owners and corporate staff gather to celebrate the company’s commitment to changing the way the world ages. This prestigious award honors the caregiver who best exemplifies Home Care Assistance’s values and core beliefs and embodies the company’s mission to change the way the world ages.
The recipient of the 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. Lynn is a veteran in the healthcare field with over 30 years of experience and is recognized for consistently going above and beyond what is required of her to enhance the lives of her clients. According to Haylee Berry, Employee Care Manager in St. Louis, Lynn “is such a ray of sunshine” in the lives of her clients and their families due to her positive, compassionate and outgoing nature. Lynn’s dedication, hard work and contagious optimism which helped her win this award.
The Caregiver of the Year Runner-Ups include:
- Lyba Polyakh of Home Care of Sacramento: Liked by all and truly attentive to her client’s needs, Lyba communicates effectively despite English being her second language. Her keen awareness keeps her clients safe and comfortable and affords their families ultimate peace of mind. Lyba has also enhanced her skill set with the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ to engage her clients that may suffer from cognitive decline.
- Michael Shelby of Home Care Assistance of Centennial: After losing his wife to a rare form of cancer, Michael realized his passion for caregiving. A loving and compassionate caregiver, Michael connects with each and every client he works with and constantly looks for special ways to make his clients’ lives enjoyable and purposeful.
Home Care Assistance hires only the most qualified and compassionate individuals as caregivers to serve the evolving needs of the company’s clientele; Home Care Assistance is selective, hiring approximately one out of 25 caregiver applicants. Applicants undergo thorough screening including background checks, references and proper work authorization. A proprietary Caregiver Personality assessment screens the applicant for traits such as kindness, honesty, compassion and conscientiousness.
Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs for seniors: transportation, healthy meal preparation, companionship, socialization, recreational activities, personal care, medication reminders and dementia care services. Call 1-866-454-8346 to speak about our premier home care services with your local office today!