Ottawa’s Judy Daniels named Home Instead Senior Care’s Canadian CAREGiver of the Year


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OTTAWA, ONT – May 9, 2018 –  Ottawa-based caregiver Judy Daniels is named the 2018 Canadian CAREGiver of the year. As a dedicated CAREGiver for more than five years, Judy spends countless hours reading, talking to and caring for Home Instead clients, Ottawa's Home Instead Senior Care is proud to recognize Daniels for outstanding care and compassion towards her clients. ThJudy.jpge Mary Steibel CAREGiver℠ of the Year Award is given to a special CAREGiver every year who shows exceptional dedication and excellence in their work. Home Instead Senior Care Inc. recognizes regional CAREGivers of the Year and one of the eight regional CAREGivers receives the Mary Steinbel award.

 "Judy brings joy and light to our clients every day, which is why we put her name forward for the award. We're honoured to have such an outstanding and compassionate caregiver on our team," said Lesley Sullivan, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Ottawa. "Judy makes the Ottawa community and our company proud every day, but we're especially proud of her today."

There are 2,300 CAREGivers just like Daniels across Canada, providing an essential service to our senior loved ones. The CAREGiver Award is given to one of eight nominees from across North America. Out of the 30 nominated from Canada, Daniels was the only one selected for consideration of the overall award.

"I'm blown away. There are times I get to work with other ladies, and a lot of them are just phenomenal. I still can't believe it," said Daniels. "I don't think of myself as anything particularly special to warrant that. I just try to do my best because the clients are like family to me. It's truly an honour to be considered for this award."

In Daniels' home, there is a five-volume book set that was given to her by the family of a former client after he passed away. She was his CAREGiver for three years. Daniels regularly read to the retired Canadian general because his eyesight had declined. She remembers having a lot of interesting discussions about life and politics with him.

"CAREGivers provide an important service at Home Instead that is invaluable to our clients and a rewarding experience for the employees," said Sullivan. "They bring a sense of community and family to our clients that cannot be replaced, which is why it's so important to recognize the work they do through awards like the CAREGiver of the Year."



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