Geraldine Grant was announced as the overall winner of Waterford’s Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGiver of the Year awards. Geraldine will now go on to represent Waterford in the national final which will take place at the Home Instead Senior Care National convention on Saturday, 8th October.
Geraldine has cared for over 30 Home Instead Senior Care clients and has shown great dedication and commitment to her clients.
In fact her dedication to her job was particularly evident during last winter’s challenging weather conditions. Geraldine attended all of her visits in the areas of South Kilkenny and not one of her clients was without her care over the winter months.
The premise of the local competition was to recognise and reward the work of its CAREGivers. According to Danette Connolly, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care, “The work of the CAREGiver is invaluable and often goes unrecognised. Home Instead Senior Care views these awards as an opportunity to realise and value the work of our CAREGivers. In many cases the CAREGiver is simply there; there to be a friend and companion, there to help with mundane day to day tasks and there to allow our clients to enjoy a much better quality of life in their own home.”
“Geraldine is a shining example of carers at their very best. She is very friendly, helpful, accommodating and a real people person. Not only is passionate about caring she shows a genuine interest and concern for her clients. Geraldine is truly deserving of this award.”
Other awards on the evening included the presentation of FETAC Certificates, the CAREGiver Award for the most promising new recruit, the CAREGiver Award for the caregiver who is currently a Student and Length of Service Pins to sixteen recipients.
To find out more about the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver awards or the work of Home Instead Senior Care call Danette Connolly of Home Instead Senior Care on 051 333966 or visit www.homeinstead.ie