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Home Care Assistance Names 2016 Caregiver of the Year
St. Louis caregiver, Lynn Reed, has been described by clients and coworkers as an “angel,” a “a ray of sunshine,” and a “Swiss Army Caregiver” who has gone above and beyond what it means to be a caregiver
(Palo Alto, CA — September 8, 2016) Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia announced that the recipient of the 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis, Missouri. A veteran in the healthcare field for more than 30 years, Lynn is being recognized for going above and beyond what it means to be a typical caregiver. Through her compassion, experience and intuition, Lynn improves the lives of her clients and their families on a daily basis. Lynn’s dedication, hard work and contagious optimism set her apart from over 4,000 caregivers in North America.
“Our caregivers are the heart and soul of this company” said Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan. “Lynn exemplifies our values and core beliefs and personifies our company’s mission to change the way the world ages. We are so grateful for Lynn’s passion and dedication, and I am so proud that she is part of the Home Care Assistance family.”
Lynn will be recognized at Home Care Assistance’s Annual Conference on September 8th in Denver, Colorado where franchise owners and corporate staff gather to celebrate the company’s commitment to quality care that enables older adults to live happier, healthier lives at home.
“Lynn was a savior for us at a time we truly needed it,” said a Steven L, a son of one of Reed’s clients. “My Mom could not handle my Dad by herself, but didn’t want him anywhere but at home. My wife and I were not able to be there 24 hours a day and thanks to Home Care Assistance and its employees, especially Lynn, we were able to keep him at home and give him all the comfort and care he needed during that time. We can’t thank Lynn enough for what she brought to him, he was always so happy to see her and was always like a different person when she was around. We could not have kept him at home without Lynn and other employees like her.”
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’s traits such as kindness, honesty, compassion and conscientiousness.
“Lynn is such a ray of sunshine,” says Home Care Assistance Employee Care Manager, Haylee Berry. “She brightens the day of everyone she encounters. Lynn comes to the office and visits us often because she says she loves to see our smiling faces and we, of course, love to see hers. She is compassionate, outgoing, and always professional. She has many years of experience and uses them to make sure she cares for our clients in the best way. She is the first to speak up if something doesn’t seem right and the first to offer ideas to help improve the care we provide. She not only brings the knowledge that our clients and their families need, but provides the companionship, positivity, and encouragement that can be even more important at times. Lynn is a wonderful caregiver and person and I would be so privileged to have a caregiver like Lynn care for any of my loved ones.”
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. Premier hourly and around-the-clock services allow seniors to remain safely in their homes while providing family members respite and peace of mind.
About Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. 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 daily care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2016 Franchise500®, Inc. 5000 Company and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide in 2016, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. The company was recognized as a 2016 Endorsed National Provider by the home care industry’s leading research firm, Home Care Pulse. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit http://www.homecareassistance.com.