Home Instead Senior Care searches for Waterford’s CAREGiver of the Year

Home Instead Senior Care is looking for Waterford’s CAREGiver of the Year, who will go on to represent Waterford in the national final. The winner will be announced at the Home Instead Senior Care National convention on Saturday, 8th October.

Since Home Instead Senior Care opened its doors in Waterford in early 2009, it has brought a new level of homecare and companionship to clients in Waterford and the South East.

The premise of the local and subsequent national competition is 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.”

The criteria for the awards includes showing evidence that caring is a passion and not just a job, that the CAREGiver is prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty, that the CAREGiver has helped the client to reach and maintain independence and that the CAREGiver has adhered to the stringent Home Instead Senior Care and HSE procedures and regulations.

Ms. Connolly added “We have been working with a wonderful panel of independent adjudicators including The Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Pat Hayes, well known Waterford Hospice Chairwoman, Marie Cummins and Barbara Murphy, Director of Nursing at St. Patrick’s Hospital.”

“The feedback from the panel was pretty unanimous; all of the carers nominated have shown an amazing amount of compassion, energy, responsibility and pride in their work and have forged some genuine friendships with their clients.”

The Waterford award ceremony for the Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year takes place at 7pm on Thursday, 25th at Home Instead, Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road.

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