Friends Life Care, Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Provider, Recognizes Home Health Aides at 7th Annual Best of Friends Event

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Nonprofit continuing care and long-term care provider Friends Life Care recognized exceptional home health aides in Pennsylvania and Delaware at its 7th Annual Best of Friends Home Health Aide Awards Luncheon. The event is held annually to acknowledge and award deserving aides who reflect and support the organization’s overall mission: helping individuals and families remain in their homes as they age. Dr. Alan Berg, MD., a Geriatric Specialist and 28 year industry veteran, served as keynote speaker.

Best of Friends 2012 Award Winners

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The Friends Life Care members are as excited as the Care Coordination staff about recognizing their home aides for wonderful service.That is truly a testament to the caring, compassionate individuals who are in their homes in their times of need.

Long-term care provider Friends Life Care held its 7th Annual "Best of Friends" Home Health Aide Awards Luncheon in Abington, PA, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The event honors exceptional home health aides, the unsung heroes of the home health care industry who demonstrate their professionalism by the quality of care they provide to members of Friends Life Care. Keynote Speaker Dr. Alan Berg, MD is co-founder of Home Visit Doctors Philadelphia, PA and the past President of the Delaware Valley Geriatric Society.

The Best of Friends awards program supports the overall mission of Friends Life Care: to help people remain in their home as they age. It does so by paying tribute to the caregivers who provide dignity to Friends Life Care members and who help keep members feeling supported and safe during some of the hardest days and years of their lives.

“The Friends Life Care members are as excited as the Care Coordination department staff about recognizing their home aides for wonderful service. That is truly a testament to the caring, compassionate individuals who are in their homes in their times of need” said Carol Barbour, President, Friends Life Care.

A committee of Care Coordinators selected six winners from the field of nominees, three aides in the hourly category and three in the live-in category. In making its decision, the awards committee looked for those care givers who are rated highest by members in areas of attitude, dependability, problem-solving skills, communication skills, respect and dignity, personal appearance, and overall satisfaction. This year’s winners for the Friends Life Care “Best of Friends Awards 2012 are:

1st Place Hourly Care- Joan Amos from Home Care Options

2nd Place Hourly Care – Paulette Goodwin from Silver Lining ; Team of Yvonne Walker, Rosemarie Watkins, and Prince Abbiw from Home Care Options

3rd Place Hourly Care - Diana Johnson from Silver Lining

Live In:
1st Place Live –In Companion – Joan Armstrong from Silver Lining

2nd Place Live- In Companion – Thelma Powell- Johnson from Silver Lining

3rd Place Live –In Companion – Jenova Kenion from Intervention Associates

Honorable Mentions for the Hourly category are Satora Ross from Granny’s Helping Hands, Cordelia Cromwell from Human Touch Home Care, Cary Brooks from Always Best Care, Annette Ben- Aime from Affinity, Andrea Taormina from Be Home Care, and Connie Jenkins from Human Touch Home Care.

Honorable Mentions for the Live- In Companion category are: Danielle Dadjere from Silver Lining, Joycelyn A. Lewis from Silver Lining, Samuel Asare from Attentive Care, Nathalie Tonge- Bryson from Attentive Care, Frances Bates from Supportive Care, and Jessie Fisher from Human Touch Home Care.

Honorable Mentions for the Live-In category are: Mary Frempong from Human Touch, Salome Odurro from Griswold Special Care –Delaware, Donnette Mills from Intervention Associates , and Cecilia Atuahene from Home Care Options.    

Winners received monetary awards from Friends Life Care in the following amounts:
First place $500; second place $300; third place $200. Every aide nominated, aside from the winners, will receive a certificate of honorable mention and a $10 gift card. Winners invited family members to attend the luncheon and the Friends Life Care member each served also attended the event.

About Friends Life Care:
Friends Life Care pioneered the concept of Continuing Care at Home (CCAH) almost 25 years ago with a mission to help people age in place. They offer long-term care protection by providing wellness programs, home health care, related personal-care services and facility care to enrolled members in the Philadelphia and Delaware areas. Individuals and couples become members of Friends Life Care in order to protect their independence, guard their financial security and gain peace of mind. All member care is provided and coordinated by a team of credentialed, carefully screened and selected professionals and Care Coordinators.

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