Local professional caregiver, Dee Berry, has been selected as this year’s Leinster Caregiver of the Year by Home Instead Senior Care.. She is being recognised for commitment and service to older people and families in the local community.
“Professional caregivers like Dee are the foundation of our home care service in Wexford,” said Stephen Conway, Owner and Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Wexford. “Dedicated individuals like Dee live the Home Instead Senior Care organisation’s mission, to enhance the lives of older people and their families, by providing person-centred care that can help older people age independently. Caregivers share their hearts and provide the support that helps older adults remain in their homes longer than they otherwise could”, he continued.
Home Instead caregivers provide a variety of services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, personal and Alzheimer’s care, incidental transportation, errands and shopping. Prior to being placed in a client’s home, caregivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured, and have completed criminal background checks.
“Balancing the demands of families and careers while taking care of their older loved ones can take its toll,” said Stephen Conway. “Home Instead caregivers could serve as a respite to families and provide companionship and encouragement to local seniors.”
The Home Instead Senior Care office in Wexford is located in Clonard Village. For more information regarding opportunities or services, call 053 9184042.