2017 Nominees Section
What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Carol is the definition of the ultimate mother, constantly providing and caring for her four children. However, her dedication to senior care is demonstrated through her role as a daughter. When Carol’s father passed away she made an everlasting promise to him that she would wholeheartedly take care of her mother and that is exactly what she has done for the past 12 years.
Why should this person be nominated
Carol continuously made sure that her mother, Beverly, was loved and cared for. Beverly suffered from Dementia and Carol insisted on attending every doctor’s appointment with her mother in order to provide support and remain informed of any changes in condition. Carol would drop everything at a moment’s notice to drive to Beverly’s house and calm her anxiety. She would spend countless late nights researching every treatments under the sun for Dementia, and even dedicated her life to ensuring that Beverly would comfortably age in place in her own home for the duration of her life.
Carol was not only committed to providing for her mother’s mental and physical well-being, but was undeniably dedicated to ensuring that Beverly actually enjoyed the remainder of her life. Carol devoted her own life to allowing her mother to participate in all of her favorite activities, such as visiting her 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, engaging in long talks about World War II and “how life used to be”, celebrating every holiday to the fullest, and indulging in all of Beverly’s favorite foods as she was known to be an excellent baker and loved her sweets.
Beverly passed away on June 12, 2017 at peace in her own home surrounded by her loving family. It is comforting for her family to know that she enjoyed every minute of her life and a huge part of that is because of Carol’s unconditional love and dedication to her mother.