Local caregiver honored
Published 9:43 pm Thursday, March 10, 2016
Debra Holley has been selected CAREGiver of the Year by the Home Instead Senior Care franchise office serving Suffolk and the surrounding area.
“Caregivers like Debra Holley are the foundation of our business,” local owners Larry and Nell Neal stated in a press release. “These dedicated individuals live the Home Instead Senior Care organization’s brand message, “To us, it’s personal,” by providing customized care that can help seniors age independently. Caregivers share their hearts and provide the support that helps older adults remain in their homes longer than they otherwise could.”
The wife of a Home Instead Senior Care client who struggles with Parkinson’s disease said, “Debra is like sunshine that enters the door each morning upon arriving to care for my husband, and I wouldn’t be able to take care of him without her help each day,” according to the press release. “She has become like family.”
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“Her integrity, honesty, and compassion comes straight from her heart, and we are very blessed to have her as one of our esteemed caregivers,” Nell Neal stated in the press release.
Holley has been with Home Instead Senior Care since 2010 and has more than 10,000 service hours.
Home Instead caregivers provide a variety of services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, personal and Alzheimer’s care, incidental transportation, errands and shopping. Prior to being placed in a client’s home, caregivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured, and have completed criminal background checks.
“Balancing the demands of families and careers while taking care of their senior loved ones can take its toll,” Neal said. “Home Instead caregivers could serve as a respite to families and provide companionship and encouragement to local seniors.”
The Home Instead Senior Care office in Suffolk is located at 3614 Pruden Blvd. Call 774-5051 or visit the organization’s website at www.homeinstead.com/712.