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.
Jackie’s belief in what she is called to do shapes her actions and attitudes each day and we’d like to tell you about one particular client who has been changed by her.
We received a client that his loved one’s warned was very hard to please. Jackie asked if she could be his caregiver. So her story begins.
He greeted Jackie each day at the beginning with harsh words and profanity. He complained about her cleaning, her cooking and her in general. For seven months she endured his attitude without complaint. During that seven months, Jackie was slowly working on his heart. She found creative ways to serve him and steadfastly proved her unconditional affection towards him. He pushed her, challenged her and tested. But not once did she give up on him.
Now 18 months later, he is a changed man in every way possible. He not only has a positive attitude with Jackie, but the people in the community cannot believe he is the same man. One person commented that he looks as though he’s come alive! He’s stronger and happier. Because of Jackie’s unwavering dedication to making his life more abundant, he is now enjoying his days with a positive outlook— perhaps for the first time ever.
Jackie is the ultimate caregiver. We have countless stories of those she has touched that we could share. It is certainly fair to say that with every client she has ever served, she has truly made a difference!
Steve & Julie-Ann Parrott
RetireEASE Senior Services
Proud Member of The Senior’s Choice