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.
Dorothy Adams has been working with Andelcare since 2005 and has become our go-to person for on-call and emergency shifts, in addition to caring for her regular clients.
The most recent example of an extraordinary job well done was her recent assignment with Mr. and Mrs. King. By the time Andelcare became involved with this couple, Mrs. King was in late-stage Alzheimer’s. We had been sending caregivers on twelve-hour shifts to care for her, and to help Mr. King navigate through daily life. Dorothy was one of the caregivers. Mrs. King finally went into the hospital with complications. Of all the caregivers Mr. King had met during his wife’s at-home care, Dorothy was the person whom he chose to care for him. She took him to the hospital and later to the hospice facility every day to see his wife. She advocated and communicated on his behalf because he was broken-hearted, knowing his wife was slipping away. She provided meals for him and kept his house in order and listened, listened, listened.
When Mrs. King passed on, Dorothy helped Mr. King find a place to live where he would be well cared for. She helped him clean out his home of forty years and provide some curb appeal for prospective buyers. Over the course of many months, Dorothy successfully brought a man through his initial grief into the next stage of his life. And then she let go—so that she could move on to the next person who needed a great caregiver.
We consider not only Dorothy’s caregiving skill but also her deep humanity and understanding that makes her an extraordinary caregiver.
Care Coordinator Andelcare