Eleanor Fox was announced as the overall
winner of Waterford’s Home Instead
Senior Care’s CAREGiver of the Year awards. Eleanor will now go on to represent Waterford in the national CAREGiver of the Year awards which will take place later this year.
A Waterford native, Eleanor is Home Instead Senior Care’s longest serving CAREGiver, clocking up almost 6,000 hours of care for her 50 clients. Eleanor was a popular choice amongst the adjudicating panel, which consisted of Barbara Murphy, Manager of Older People Services, Nick Donnelly, CEO of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, and Anne Corcoran Browne, daughter of popular and well-regarded Waterfordian, Denny Corcoran, who was formerly a client of Home Instead Senior Care.
According to Director of Care at Home Instead, Danette Connolly, Eleanor was a very worthy winner of the prestigious title. “To Eleanor each person she cares for is much more than just a client and indeed many of them and their families have come to regard Eleanor as a friend. This is most likely because Eleanor treats each client as a friend and not a frail, sick or frightened senior.”
“Eleanor has truly embraced the philosophies of Home Instead Senior Care. She is a superb example of a CAREGiver that lives Home Instead Senior Care by building trust, taking the lead and sharing her heart with her clients”, Danette added.
Now in its fourth year the awards recognise and reward the work of Waterford’s CAREGivers. According to Nick Donnelly, Adjudicator, “It is refreshing to see a company such as Home Instead place so much emphasis on the role of their carers, by investing in them and ensuring that their clients reap the rewards of the best possible service.”
“The work of the CAREGiver is invaluable and often goes unrecognised. The decision was a difficult one to make as there are so many dedicated and compassionate carers in the city and county. Each and every one of them has brought something good to the lives of their clients.”
Other awards on the evening included the CAREGiver Award for the most promising new recruit, the longest service award, the CAREGiver Award for the CAREGiver who is currently a Student and Length of Service Pins were presented to 46 recipients.
To find out more about the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver awards or the work of Home Instead Senior Care call Home Instead Senior Care on 051 333966 or visit www.homeinstead.ie