Home Care Assistance of St. Louis’ Garrard Named Local Caregiver of the Year
Daphne Garrard was recently honored at VOYCE Awards Luncheon for her exceptional care and skills
(St Louis, MO – December 10, 2015) Home Care Assistance of St Louis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce that caregiver Daphne Garrard has been recognized in St. Louis as the Caregiver of the Year. Garrard was honored at the VOYCE Caregiver Awards Luncheon earlier this month.
“We are very proud of Daphne and her Caregiver of the Year recognition,” said Jeff Schweikert, owner of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. “She always goes the extra mile for her clients to ensure they are comfortable and being provided with the best possible care. Daphne embodies the Home Care Assistance mission, core beliefs and values.”
Garrard has worked as a caregiver at Home Care Assistance of St. Louis since 2012. She provides exceptional care to her clients not only through her wide range of knowledge and skills, but in her kindness and dedication. Garrard is always eager to help anyone who needs care and will seek out opportunities to preserve her clients’ independence and dignity no matter what their diagnosis or situation. She is reliable and will often sacrifice her own time or plans to assist a client in need. Garrard assisted several of her clients in the final stages of life; she excels at providing comfort and knowledge to clients and their families during their most difficult times.
VOYCE (formerly the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program) recognizes staff and volunteers who demonstrate excellence in person-centered care. Honorees embody the voice of compassion by doing an outstanding job caring for and respecting the rights of those receiving long-term care. Those traditionally attending the luncheon represent more than 330 long-term care communities as well as home care providers, hospice agencies and adult day programs in a 21-county service area — including administrators, directors of nursing, nursing staff, therapists, activity directors, social workers, support services staff and volunteers.
To learn more about Home Care Assistance of St. Louis please call 314-863-8989, or visit www.homecareassistancestlouis.com. The office is located at 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive in Creve Coeur.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2015 Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit www.homecareassistance.com.
VOYCE, formerly the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, was founded in 1979 in St. Louis following the formation of the nationwide Long Term Care Ombudsman Program under the Older Americans Act of 1978. Congress created this Act in response to public outcry over abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities. Today, every state has an established Ombudsman Program — more than 500 programs operate across the United States. VOYCE receives funding from the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging and Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging as well as from several United Ways including Greater St. Louis, Franklin County Area, Mark Twain Area and Montgomery Area. In addition, VOYCE receives foundation grants, corporate contributions and individual gifts to support its mission. For more information, visit www.voycestl.org.