Caring Champions 2013 -- Best Professional Caregivers of Seniors in America

2013 caring champions More than 80 professional caregivers were nominated as Caring Champions in 2013 -- and ten earned a cash bonus from Caring.com! These special stories of extraordinary senior care will make you smile, shed some tears, and feel proud of those who provide the highest-quality care to America's seniors. Learn More about Caring Champions program.

Nominee - Caregiver: Frances HM. | Homewatch CareGivers of Summerlin

Not only does Frances go above and beyond as part of her every day routine, absolutely every client she touches not only remembers her, and requests her over and over again...

Nominee - Caregiver: Gifty S. | Griswold Home Care

Gifty has dedicated over 15 years of her life to assisting others as a professional caregiver. After obtaining her CNA I and CNA II certifications she has assisted in emergency rooms at a hospital, worked in skilled nursing facilities, and...

Nominee - Caregiver: Peggy C. | Home Instead Senior Care

Adversity is a word that is commonly spoken in Home Instead Senior Care, as we discuss clients and their own challenges. What we don’t always realize is the adversity faced by...

Nominee - Caregiver: Kayla N. | Vitality Home Healthcare

Kayla continues to go above and beyond for her clients and displays more passion and heart for her line of work than anybody I've ever met. Kayla has a heart of gold and is a phenomenal caregiver. Her ability to think creatively, act quickly, and love...

Nominee - Caregiver: Kathryn R. | Home Instead Senior Care

I had noticed a decline in my mom's memory, physical activity and overall quality of life. In January my mom became ill. She was diagnosed with dementia, which was a side affect of her illness. Her COPD had gotten worse and now requires an afternoon...

Nominee - Caregiver: Mary G. | Associated Home Care

My team and I are inspired by Mary every day. We decided as a group to nominate her for this honor. Supervisors, coordinators, nurses, clients and families rave about Mary...

Nominee - Caregiver: Pearl H. | Acappella in Home Care

Pearl is a senior herself. She fell into hard time, unable to find work, so decided to volunteer at a Food Pantry in Dallas, called Brother Bills Helping Hands. She eagerly volunteered...

Nominee - Caregiver: Teddie B. | Foundation for Senior Care - Adult/Senior Day Care

Teddie B. is the Administrator for the Fallbrook Adult/Senior Day Care Center for the past 11 years. She is the consummate expert on dementia illnesses, caregiver burnout and client care...

Nominee - Caregiver: Kelli S. | Life Care Connections

Kelli not only meets, but exceeds everyone's expectations with her personal touch and imagination while caring for others. She treats each on as if they were part of her own family...

Nominee - Caregiver: Karen (KC) E. | 1st in ProActive Care

She devoted herself to the family and the frail client. During the time she was working, her husband who had survived cancer, but ...

Nominee - Caregiver: Fanny C. | Partners in Healthcare

This caregiver is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide who is an asset to our nursing agency. We have had the pleasure of having her in our employ for more than a year...

Nominee - Caregiver: Christel K. | ComForcare Home Care

As a newer caregiver, Christel, was placed on a tough case as soon as we hired her. She must have called the agency a dozen times during her first 8 hours with this client. It was quite aparent that she was very nervous but also very detail oriented...

Nominee - Caregiver: Donna E. | Griswold Home Care

My business has been opened only a year and a half and Donna was one of the first caregivers I added to the registry. She has become a friend and a sounding board as well as...

Nominee - Caregiver: Nanette R. | Right Choice Personal Assistance

We have been very impressed with the compassion, skills and devotion of Nanette R. in her choice of the profession as a Certified Home Health Aide. She has shown initiative in always being ready...

Nominee - Caregiver: Michele P. | Homewatch CareGivers

Michele is the inspiration for the nomination as she has been an inspiration for the people who are fortunate to have her as their caregiver. Michele has only been with...

Nominee - Caregiver: Darlene R. | Guardian Family Care, Inc.

Darlene works for our agency because she CARES not because she needs a paycheck. She sees the needs of the client and does what she can to meet them, in any way shape or form...

Nominee - Caregiver: Joseph O. | Home Instead Senior Care

WINNER - Joseph is an encourager. He is well-educated, professional, and a born leader. He accepts all assignments with enthusiasm because he knows every senior he meets is going to teach him something...

Nominee - Caregiver: Mary C. | Homewatch CareGivers

The inspiration for nominating Mary comes from observing her as a caregiver. Mary is one of the most compassionate and dedicated people we know. She constantly goes above and beyond what is the normal job expectation...

Nominee - Caregiver: Katrina A. | Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas

My Mom has had several caregivers in the past five years, and all have been great! But the one she has now is fantastic! We even switched hospice agencies after mom's nurse and doctor switched, and then finally her caregiver, Katrina, decided to...

Nominee - Caregiver: Lisa G. | Home Instead Senior Care

Lisa as worked with Home Instead Senior Care for almost 10 years. In the years that I have know her she has always been kind and compassionate with each of her clients...

Nominee - Caregiver: Anne H. | Acappella In Home Care

Anne has an amazing work ethic. Her attention to detail, her love of caregiving, and her years of experience provide clients with the best possible service. She is always...

Nominee - Caregiver: Charity N. | Homewatch Caregivers

WINNER - Born in a small mining town in West Africa, Charity learned at a very early age what it meant to cherish and embrace God, family & friends. By the tender age of 11, Charity played a major role...

Nominee - Caregiver: Amanda S. | Aspen House

Amanda is so knowledgeable, very caring and always with a smile. She even gave me a hug when my husband failed to recognize me. She demonstrates a high quality of care every minute of every day...

Nominee - Caregiver: Roxanne B. | Dorson Home Care

Upon arriving at work, on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am. CHHA Roxanne B. stated that her client, Mrs. R. complained of not feeling well. Mrs. R. complained of feeling...

Nominee - Caregiver: Shirley G. |

Every business looks for that "Perfect Employee", one who subscribes to the mission and values of the company, has a strong work ethic, is never sick, is reliable, dependable, smart...

Nominee - Caregiver: Denice M. | From The Heart Elder Care llc.

Since the first day Denice started working for us, we have received nothing but glowing reviews about her personality and willingness to help others. She has a friendly personality and...

Nominee - Caregiver: Dinora M. | CURO Hospice Services

She cares about her patient and has a great personality. She is interactive with her patient and completes her job of providing activities of daily living (ADLs) that are...

Nominee - Caregiver: Virginia S. | Home Instead Senior Care

I nominated this individual as I am constantly bombarded with complements and praise of this particular individual and the care they provided. On several occasions I have received unsolicited calls from clients and clients family members that she works...

Nominee - Caregiver: Susan B. | ComForcare

Susan is in her last year of nursing school and has been a caregiver at ComForcare Sinor Services-North Dallas for 1 year. She has the best attitude towards our clients which in turn makes their days a lot easier...

Nominee - Caregiver: Abby S. | Boardman Lake Glens

WINNER - When I seen the opportunity to say a huge "thank you" to a job that is not for anyone because of it's content, I thought of Abby....you must have a heart to shine in care giving for the elderly due to what it all entails. Abby goes beyond the...

Nominee - Caregiver: Patricia M. | Associated Home Care

Patricia has been employed at Associated Home Care since March 24, 2004 as a Home Health Aide. Pat was hired when she has small children. She worked full time and...

Nominee - Caregiver: Tina B. | Visiting Angels

We knew that Tina was an exceptional caregiver when we had so many requests for Tina to come back. Tina was always willing to work her scheduled shifts, plus fill in for call-offs whenever requested. She definitely is a TEAM player. Her years of...

Nominee - Caregiver: Meg B. | Promenade Senior Living at Blue Hill

Meg is our Wellness Director and is a seasoned professional. She is an RN with an incredible work ethic and her desire to serve our seniors never ends. She continues to go above and beyond to provide whatever is needed when is pertains to quality care...

Nominee - Caregiver: Weini B. | A Hire Source Home Care

Weini has made a huge and very positive difference in Jane's life over the last year. When Weini started, Jane was upset, unhappy, combative. She was going through a difficult transition...

Nominee - Caregiver: Maria S. | Aspen House

WINNER - Maria is an exceptional care partner. She is quiet and unassuming. She is technically skilled at a level that is higher than most but more importantly, she is caring and compassionate and kind and gentle and all words that describe the perfect ca

Nominee - Caregiver: Cenzina T. | Associated Home Care

Cenzina has been a great addition to our staff since October 2011 when we hired her. Cenzina lives more than 15 miles from our Burlington office and commutes to the area every day to work with us...

Nominee - Caregiver: Melanie S. | Collective Home Care

Over the nearly fourteen years I have worked with Melanie I have seen a level of compassion and professionalism that inspires me to do my job better. She inspires me to love my work even though...

Nominee - Caregiver: Teresa M. | Homewatch CareGivers

Teresa has given up her vacation twice to drive back and help clients. Once was when a man was nearing death, and Teresa had taken a rare vacation to Texas (and she was also going to...

Nominee - Caregiver: Lori P. | Home Instead Senior Care

Lori illustrates the commitment to serve her clients as well as a commitment to supporting her agency, her peers and the community. Despite her own health issues and being the mother of a child with challenges...

Nominee - Caregiver: Beth M. | Home Helpers

She jumps in whenever needed. Clients say how amazing she is. She has a way with clients to get them to do what they need to do in her care. The family of one particular client, in a Memory Care Unit of an Assisted Living facility, told us how Beth...

Nominee - Caregiver: Eve B. | Seniority Lifecare at Home

WINNER - In an organization where all the caregivers strive for excellence, Eve just naturally stands out as the role model for what this profession is all about...

Nominee - Caregiver: Eve Br. | Valley to Valley Senior Care Center

Eve has kept the Valley to Valley Adult Day Care open in very difficult circumstances. Eve runs the center under a 501 (c)(3). When finances are tight, she tells families...

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