This is an entry to recognize a top caregiver in the industry, submitted by Robin at Home Care Assistance in California. Please join us is recognizing a care job well done.
It is our privilege to recommend Marva Coward as Caregiver of the Year. We strongly believe Marva deserves this honor and recognition for the exceptional impact she has had on our company and the outstanding care she provides to so many. Her exceptional work demonstrates her devotion, dedication and commitment to helping others. This is evident in her interactions with those she cares for as well as their family members. When Marva is assigned a new client we have confidence that she can exceed their expectations. She is consistent in being able to follow a plan of care to ensure that all ADL’s are completed each shift, reported accurately and ensure concerns or obstacles to care are addressed. She is an outstanding communicator. A quality we feel is invaluable in providing outstanding care, partnering with family members and keeping our agency current with progress and concerns on the client’s behalf.
Marva is compassionate and an outstanding advocate for each of her clients. Her clients have described her as “instrumental in their care, a blessing and a wonderful care partner.” Marva leads with a warm smile and big heart. She gives each client the feeling that they are family. She engages her clients with activity and aims to enrich their lives as much as possible. She is an outstanding companion with an open ear and kind words. This positive attitude is encouraging to both her clients and their families.
Another great attribute Marva demonstrates is the experience and insight to know when a client needs extra attention and when they need space. She has cared for a variety of our clients. Some thrive in an atmosphere that is scheduled with activities, while others often need re-direction and the opportunity to move at their own pace. Marva is very intuitive to this and has proven to be flexible and acts according to what is best for the client in each moment. Marva is comfortable as a care team member in both a facility and home setting. She has a calm demeanor that puts each client at ease and secure in their environment. She is versatile and able to adapt and excel with any type of client.
We are so fortunate to have this kind, hardworking and compassionate care partner on our team. Please consider Marva for this honor. She has brought joy and exceptional care to so many of our clients this past year.