Cannock Caregiver Finalist For Dignity In Care Award

Wendy nominated for Dignity champion

Local lady Wendy Kay has become a finalist for the prestigious title of Dignity Champion in the South Staffordshire Dignity in Care Award 2012.

Wendy Kay, who works for Home Instead Senior Care in Cannock, was invited to the Dignity in Care award ceremony at Sandon Hall on Friday March 16th. Wendy became a finalist for the award after being nominated by the husband of one of her clients earlier in the year.

The prestigious Dignity in Care award is presented to an individual who can demonstrate the significance of maximising service user independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.

Mr John Smith had nominated Wendy for the award after observing how well she cared for his wife Margaret. John commented, “Wendy always goes out of her way to make Margaret happy and it is thanks to her that my wife is able to stay living with me independently at home. Even a broken wrist did not stop Wendy from attending her calls, and this continuity of care is so important to my wife and I. She is a fantastic caregiver and we are very grateful for all of her help and support.”

Home Instead owner Fran Sayer comments, “At a time when care of the elderly is once again in the media spotlight with last week’s Which? survey reporting a care system ‘at breaking point’, we are particularly proud that Wendy has received recognition for the quality of care she delivers. It is a testament not only to her as a caregiver but also shows the world that here at Home Instead, we are extremely proud to do things differently.”

Fran continues, “Wendy always takes the time to learn and focus upon her clients’ individual needs and ensures that their care is always personal and appropriate. Becoming a finalist for this prestigious award is fantastic recognition for Wendy’s hard work and it was great to be able to attend the awards ceremony and to celebrate this wonderful achievement with her.”

Home Instead is one of the UK’s leading at home care providers. Providing services tailored to the needs of individual clients, caregivers can provide everything from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and even post-discharge care. The service is flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are interested in making a difference to the lives of older people in the Cannock area or on the services provided call 01543 572 349 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/cannock

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Photo caption: Home Instead caregiver Wendy Kay is thrilled to have received recognition for her devotion to caring for each and every one of her clients.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home