Robert has lived in three facilities since I took over his care. He was first in a Skilled Nursing Facility due to a life-threatening infection and the need for long-term intravenous antibiotics.
Then I made the difficult decision to place him in an Assisted Living Facility. Since that wasn’t the best fit, I moved him to a residential facility (aka, New Home).
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He now lives with us because I think that’s the best fit for him but I am well aware of the importance of professional caregivers.
At each facility, there were shining examples of staff truly caring for their patients. (There was the CNA who changed a man’s protective briefs with great respect and explained to me it was important she do that because she knew people didn’t choose to be in that position. There was the staff member who made sure Robert’s sheets were changed daily even though it was – unbelievably - not in Robert’s care plan. There was another staff member who played cards with Robert and also kept me apprised of any potential problems with management or the house nurse.)
I made sure to notify management of these wonderful employees who went above and beyond in caring for not only Robert but the other residents/patients as well.
I am happy to share information about a contest recognizing professional caregivers such as these great people. Please spread the word and nominate your favorite professional caregiver! Thank you to Caregiverlist for the contest and this guest post.
Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest Awards Gift Certificates and T-Shirts
Share Your Photos and Be Entered to Win + Vote for the Winner
Caregivers provide much more than just assistance to seniors, often becoming the emotional support for their senior clients as they continue to confront the process of aging.
Caregiverlist, the career and training center for professional senior caregivers, announces a summer photo contest to honor professional caregivers. Caregivers, Certified Nursing Aides, and Certified Home Health Aides may submit a photo of themselves with a senior client to the Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest for Senior Caregivers. The contest starts Monday, July 8, 2013, and runs through Saturday, August 31, 2013. Winners will be announced before Labor Day. The Caregiverlist Facebook page hosts the contest.
Contest winners will be chosen based on popularity via voting. Caregiverlist will award $100, $50 and $25 Amazon gift cards to the top 3 voted pictures and free t-shirts to the runners-up.
Photo submissions that feature some creativity and uniqueness will bring competition to this contest. Caregiverlist expects that the caregivers, Certified Nursing Aides and Certified Home Health Aides who submit “fun” photos will gain more votes. Those who submit photos should share their photo across social networks and with friends and family to encourage more voting.
Caregivers may submit their photo on Facebook and vote for caregiver and senior photo submissions here.
Caregivers also may always submit a job application on Caregiverlist to be considered for part-time, full-time and live-in caregiving jobs and find online caregiver training.