Every year Home Instead Senior Care celebrates its ‘pride of care’ by crowning the CAREGiver of the Year – the ultimate accolade and highlight of the calendar year in Home Instead Senior Care.
It would not be possible to deliver home care services and help older people throughout the country maintain their independence and live at home for longer than otherwise possible without a professional and passionate CAREGiver network.
Speaking about the CAREGiver of the Year, Karl Schütte, Owner and Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Ballsbridge said: “We couldn’t deliver home care the ‘Home Instead Way’ without our CAREGivers’ belief in our mission and their selfless commitment to our relationship-led approach”.
“Our CAREGivers are the backbone of the organisation and on a daily basis give of themselves unconditionally to realise our mission to enhance the lives of older people and their families”, he continued.
Four finalists from around the country have been recognised as finalists and regional winners, with one special CAREGiver recognised at the recent Home Instead Senior Care Conference. The conference takes place every two years and is attended by over 200 Home Instead Senior Care employees. This year Robert Kwaidar from Dublin was recognised as the 2017 Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year.
“Robert has worked with Home Instead Senior Care for the last five years and he is a living example of our brand promise: to us, it’s personal. Robert puts relationship before task, and provides care with the utmost devotion and dignity. He was recognised for the bond he has built with clients, especially those clients with complex care needs and how he helped these individuals continue to live a healthy life in their home”.
We are honoured to have a national CAREGiver of the Year as part of our team. Robert epitomises the dignified quality of care that we believe in. Care that comes from the heart, care that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives,” continued Karl Schütte.
Robert also works with healthcare professionals in the community helping older people to live independently at home. Social Worker, Mary White, spoke of his caregiving expertise and success. “As Primary Care Team members who have had the pleasure of working with Robert, we continue to be impressed and amazed by what he has achieved. Robert has shown nothing but kindness and care to clients through his warmth and empathy, and he has been able to establish bonds with some of the most challenging clients and has, in the process, improved and enhanced their quality of life to no end. Thank you Robert for all of your care and dedication, you have made such a positive impact on the lives of your clients”.
If, like Robert, you feel you were meant to care, we have a growing number of CAREGiving roles to fill in 2017 across the country. Visit http://www.homeinstead.ie/become-a-caregivers for more details.