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.
We are told that “love conquers all” and our Spring 2011 Caregiver of the Season proves that adage.
Karen B. is an exceptional caregiver; she has been since the day she signed on at Serenity Care in July of 2009. Her service to our clients has far surpassed the expectations of the job and Karen is a constant amazement to those with, and for whom, she works. Karen’s philosophy of caregiving is that everyone, pulling together, can make the client’s aging process a stepping stone rather than a setback.
Karen’s a single mother of two children, one of whom is battling autism. Last year, Karen lost her home, forcing her and her children to reside in a shelter. You might expect that would dampen Karen’s outlook on life, but it hasn’t. She always arrives at each client’s home as scheduled, wearing a smile regardless of her own difficulties. She doesn’t burden the clients with her problems, but instead pours out all the love and caring she can give them.
Karen makes each visit warm and friendly by adding her own special touch to a meal she prepared (even though she wasn’t going to eat that night) or a bed she made, (even though she would be sleeping on a cot at a shelter). With one client in particular, Karen would bring desserts from the shelter with a personal note attached. She never allowed her personal situation to interfere with her ability to deliver excellent service.
This is true love for caregiving, and why we admire and appreciate Karen so much. She willingly takes on responsibility and consistently follows through to the extent she is able.
Karen moves forward each and every day with a commitment to be kind and caring because someone else may have greater difficulties than her own. This is the hallmark of true compassion for the community, of a generous and grateful spirit and of unconditional love for seniors… and it is what makes Karen a Caregiver for All Seasons in our eyes.
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