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.
Delores “Lois” Pegues
Delores “Lois” Pegues, a professional caregiver who was one of the first employees of Partners In Care, is the true embodiment of the ideal caregiver. She genuinely loves caring for others, and this love is evident in the way that she treats her clients and performs her assignments. Lois actually has a full-time job that is unrelated to caregiving, but she remains a vibrant member of the Partners In Care, team because she considers it a personal calling.
Senior staff and supervisors at Partners In Care, recognize Lois as someone who will always “step up” when needed, even in emergency situations. She constantly demonstrates the rare virtue of arriving EARLY to her assignments, and we are unable to think of a time when Lois has complained (even when the situation would warrant it). Nearly every client who has received care from Lois has requested her as their regular caregiver.
Lois’ remarkable skills are revealed in other ways, too. In recent years, her two adult daughters have also joined the Partners In Care team as caregivers, and (not surprisingly) they exhibit the same professionalism and willingness to help others. What this shows us is that she raises her own family with the same moral beliefs and value sets that she brings to her caregiving work with seniors. It is an amazing legacy to build: her own children choose to follow in her footsteps of caring for others.
Perhaps a part of her past can offer some insight into her caring ways: Lois cared for her mother at home until she passed away of cancer. “It was a learning experience,“ she told us. “When I grow older, maybe someone will treat me like I treated her.” Whatever the reason for her huge heart and extraordinary spirit, Partners In Care, is proud to call Delores “Lois” Pegues one of our own, and it is our honor to nominate her as The Senior’s Choice Caregiver of the Season.
Don and Sally Olin
Partners In Care of the Carolinas