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.
A 55-year-old nurse was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 30. She was a hard-working nurse, wife and mother, and despite her diagnosis continued to work as her disease progressed until she was forced to quit her job ten years ago.
She became disabled and was dependent on care from her family. One can imagine how difficult that must have been for them… as a nurse, she was the family caregiver and now she was the one in need of care. Her husband had to continue working to provide for the family and they were not equipped to care for her. As a result, her condition deteriorated, requiring the intervention of The Department of Children and Family Services. They recommended she be moved to a nursing facility but she refused, preferring to be at home with her family regardless of the neglect to her physical state. So Family Services referred the family to us.
We knew Kimberly R. would be the perfect caregiver for this client. She dives right in and doesn’t shrink from a challenging situation. When she arrived, she found the house in complete disarray so she worked to bring in some furniture to put some things in order.
Kimberly provides much-needed companionship as well as attending to the client’s physical care needs. She reads books to her, shows her compassion, and showed the family that the client deserves to receive comfort, respect and dignity from others including her own family. Thanks to Kimberly’s model of compassion, the family has learned how to function again.
Kimberly also provides a personal and humane touch that leaves a positive impression on the Venetian Gardens residents, doing everything from walking dogs to providing personal care and companionship. She shows great patience and takes a personal interest in her clients.
Recently the Venetian Gardens staff left a message saying ” Thanks for everything you do for our residents, You are absolutely awesome.” Kimberly is a great example of how to provide reliable, exceptional and personal care to seniors and we think the world of her. She deserves to be named Caregiver of the Season!
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