NSLPN.com Announces the First 2010 “Angel of Mercy” Award Winners

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Cindy Guindon, Tracy Faris honored for their outstanding service working with seniors.

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The National Senior Living Providers Network (NSLPN.com) announced the winners of its quarterly "Angel of Mercy" award. The award recognizes outstanding caregivers in the senior care industry who are often the unsung heroes in a challenging profession.

The "Angel of Mercy" award is presented in two categories: clinical and non-clinical. Awardees receive a certificate of recognition for exceptional service, as well as a gift bag from NSLPN featuring an Angel of Mercy T-Shirt and a $250 cash gift certificate. Additionally, all winners are profiled on NSLPN, highlighting their service to seniors.

The Non-Clinical Angel of Mercy winner is Cindy Guindon from Visiting Angels Home Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cindy was nominated by franchise owner Angil Tarach-Ritchey, RN, because of her tireless commitment to the care and comfort of their clients.

"Cindy came to work for me as an Assistant Director a year ago," said Tarach-Ritchey. "Although Cindy is in an administrative position, she doesn't stay in her office just doing administrative work. Cindy will do whatever it takes to attend to our clients. Although she does an excellent job as an assistant director, nothing lights up her face more than spending time caring for one of our clients! She has a sparkle in her eyes and a huge smile on her face when she talks about spending time with one of our clients. Whether it's in the evening or on the weekend, Cindy will rush to a client's home to fill in when the regularly scheduled caregiver can't make it. She is totally committed to providing loving care and comfort to our clientele."

Cindy is an inspiration and exemplifies what an "Angel of Mercy" is all about in the senior care industry.

The Clinical Angel of Mercy winner is Tracy Faris, the Director of Education for Golden Living Assisted Living in Plymouth MA., and was nominated by her former co-worker, Debra Cooper, RN. Debra chose Tracy because of her compassionate care for both her patients and teammates.

"Tracy has the most incredible talent and ability to quickly calm even the most threatening dementia patients," said Cooper. "We used to call Tracy's voice ‘Conscious Sedation.' Once a male dementia patient had me trapped in the corner of his room and was shouting in my face that I had stolen his food. Tracy came in behind me and very calmly touched his hand and began speaking to him. In hardly any time the patient began to calm down and respond to her in a rationally. Tracy brought him more food and he sat down and ate in a tranquil manner."

"Tracy has the same affect on her co-workers," Cooper added. "She is able to settle heated arguments among her teammates so that they can get back to performing their duties. Tracy is always willing to lend a hand and pitch in and help."

Tracy's love for her patients and her compassion for her co-workers always makes it a joy to be around her, award officials stated. Tracy defines what being a registered nurse is all about – duty and dedication to her patients and the people she works with on a daily basis.

"These two Angel of Mercy Award winners prove the adage that in Senior Care, it is not how much you know but how much you care," said NSLPN Co-Founder Britt Nichols. "With the elder population continuing to expand rapidly, it is imperative that we recognize those individuals who dedicate their lives to helping seniors with such passion."

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Through the NSLPN.com Career Center, you will find all the latest jobs and career opportunities in Senior Care in one central place. And with our Industry Spotlight articles, Daily Dose Blogs, Market Watch, and our News and Resources you will find numerous articles and information to keep you well-read and up-to-date. And perhaps most importantly, through our Senior Care Forums, Discussion Groups, and Professional Profiles you can connect with other Senior Care Professionals to gain valuable industry insight. Through this free multi-dimensional venue,

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