Oakville, ON (PRWEB) July 04, 2011
Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce Shelly Lucas as the winner of the 2011 Caregiver of the Year award. The award will be presented by Lily Sarafan, COO of Home Care Assistance, at the annual Franchise Convention in Vancouver, BC this week. The process that determines the Caregiver of the Year is competitive; Shelly was selected out of 4,000 caregivers. She was chosen because of her compassion and her ability to connect with her clients.
“Shelly was not only Harold’s caregiver and companion, but she was also a strong pillar of support for his family,” said Judy Bennett, Owner of Home Care Assistance Halton-Peel/Hamilton. “Shelly was highly perceptive and responsive as a caregiver and greatly enhanced Harold’s quality of life. She treated him as a family member, not just someone who needed supervision. Although Harold has passed away, his family knows how much he enjoyed his time with Shelly.”
From the first day care started, Shelly and Harold had an instant connection. She would fix nutritious meals and snacks for him, take him and his beloved dog for walks outside and do arts & crafts projects with him at his home. All of these activities and services are based on Home Care Assistance’s Balanced Care Method, a scientifically based approach that promotes healthy longevity, physical activity, stress reduction and social interaction for older adults so they can age in the comfort of their own homes.
Shelly would plan frequent outings for Harold, usually to get coffee or tea, and once spent the day at the local fire station with him. She would often take pictures of the places they visited and placed them in frames to give to the family. Shelly made the most of the time she spent with Harold. One day she purchased some plaster and together they made an imprint of Harold’s hand. They turned this into a plaque engraved with a special message and gave it to his granddaughter.
“I am continually impressed by the exceptional level of care our caregivers provide their clients,” said Dr. Kathy Johnson PhD, CMC, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Home Care Assistance. “I am thrilled that Shelly is the winner of the Caregiver of the Year Award. Her devotion to Harold and compassion toward him and his family make her an example that I strive to follow.”
To learn more about services provided by Home Care Assistance of Halton-Peel/Hamilton visit us at: http://www.homecareassistance.com or call 905-337-1200.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance of Halton-Peel/Hamilton was founded in 2010 and currently employs a staff of more than 100 full and part-time caregivers. Their office is located at 90 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville. A leading provider of non-medical home care for seniors, the company has earned a strong reputation for specializing in both live-in and hourly care. A 2011 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has also been named a Fast 55 Company by The Franchise Times. As recognized leaders in cloud computing technology, proprietary caregiver training and targeted consumer marketing, Home Care Assistance’s management team seeks strong partners to help develop the brand in new markets. For more information about Home Care Assistance and available franchise opportunities, please visit franchise.homecareassistance.com or http://www.homecareassistance.com.