2019 SCHA Awards
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Organization: All Ways Caring HomeCare
List your nominee's experience in Senior Care.
Rudy has been caregiving for over 25 years. What motivates him to do this? It is his devotion, dedication, and creativeness in solving problems not only for the client but for the entire family. Rudy is not just a “clock in and out” caregiver, he is someone who will visit a client at the hospital during their off hours to see how they are doing. He communicates with all involved so that client care needs are met consistently and he does this with dignity and respect.
Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
During Rudy’s years with All Ways Caring Home Care he gained a client that needed his service on a live-in basis 4 days a week; he has been caring for this client for over 4 consecutive years. He has become very attuned to the client's needs and preferences, often consulting with the care manager and the hospice nurse about ideas to help maintain this patient's comfort and mobility. Constantly incorporating these ideas and solutions into his care plan to maintain a high quality of care.
As this client's condition declined and he had trouble eating, Rudy began pureeing foods, called the hospice nurse to confirm the diet and arranged for syringes and a new blender. He patiently feeds this client every meal, which can take up to an hour each time. When this client was hospitalized for a procedure, Rudy went on his day off to educate the hospital staff about this client's needs so that he could continue to get the same help and support that Rudy provided. This gave a great amount of reassurance to the client.
He embraces his career as a caregiver, and truly cares about each client he is assigned to. He is quick to learn each individual's needs and meets them to best of his ability. He is assertive, but creates a warm and comfortable environment in the home. Families have complimented him on his caring manner and observed that he is "not just here to fill a shift".
We know we can rely on Rudy to do a great job and provide supportive care in a caring and responsible manner. Rudy, an excellent caregiver who deserves recognition for the great job that he does.
Rudy is truly an Outstanding Caregiver!