Each quarter since 2005, The Senior’s Choice has honored one of our members’ caregivers with our distinguished “Caregiver of the Season” award, recognizing their dedication, passion, compassion, and outstanding achievement. The remarkable individual listed below is the kind of person who will be caring for your loved one when you hire a member of The Senior’s Choice to provide in-home care.

Brenda

Brenda is one of those caregivers whom we dream of finding and request for our birthdays! She handles difficult clients with ease and grace, is always willing to take on extra hours, and always supports and promotes the agency.

Recently Brenda started a job with a couple who have never had any assistance in their home. After being there for a little while, she realized how uncomfortable they were with the whole idea. She sat down with them and told them everything that she could do for them and made it a point to discover what their fears were and alleviate them. In the process, she built up our agency name and encouraged them to call the office if they had any concerns. They are thrilled!

Brenda also works regularly with another couple, a retired M.D. and his wife. Dr. R. is a very demanding man. He wants everything done in a very specific way and can be quite rude if someone puts his soup in a bowl instead of a mug or something similar. Brenda recognizes that he is in a lot of pain, and she doesn’t let his attitude get to her. She faithfully does whatever is needed without complaint. She has encouraged this couple to get out and walk and go out to dinner and events. She has taken the wife shopping for clothes. She even discussed with the family how to adapt their home to better suit their needs—and the modifications were made. Recently Dr.and Mrs. R. were debating whether or not to go to their lake camp for a few weeks with other family members. Last year they talked themselves out of it and were pretty miserable while the family was there. This year, Brenda convinced them that they were capable of going and built them up for weeks in preparation for the trip. They went, had a wonderful time, and returned with a much happier demeanor. Brenda even took her own vacation while they were away in order to make our scheduling easier.

Brenda is a gem who so deserves to be Caregiver of the Season! She is a caring professional who deserves a lot more than I can pay her. If only I had a hundred of her!

— Nancy Talarski

Neighbors NY Inc.

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