Dakota Home Care is thrilled to announce that two of our dedicated caregivers, Michelle Wheeler and Becky VanderVorst, have been nominated for the prestigious Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) 2023 Caregiver of the Year Award. Their nominations place them among the top 500 home caregivers from agencies across the nation, reflecting their exceptional commitment to providing compassionate care to clients in their homes.
This year’s HCAOA Caregiver of the Year Award set a new record, with a remarkable 150% increase in nominations over the past four years. This year’s record-breaking number of nominations received by HCAOA reflects a resounding commitment to recognize and celebrate the unwavering dedication of caregivers in their tireless efforts to provide compassionate care to their clients.
As the United States prepares for a future where nearly 81 million people will be 65 years and older by 2040, caregivers play an indispensable role in supporting the aging population and alleviating the strain on the healthcare system.
This national program spotlights the exceptional caregivers across the country who deliver crucial care and support in the comfort of their client’s homes. Services range from assisting with daily tasks like bathing and dressing to providing vital medication reminders for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Vicki Hoak, CEO of HCAOA, commented, “Providing care and support for others requires a special kind of empathy and understanding that not everyone possesses. Through this award, we seek to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our devoted caregivers. They go the extra mile to forge meaningful connections and bring joy to those they assist – singing favorite songs, planning special outings, preparing treasured dishes – all to ensure those in their care feel safe and cared for.”
Dakota Home Care extends our heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees for the 2023 Caregiver of the Year Award. We also express our deep appreciation to our own caregivers for consistently going above and beyond to provide exceptional care and support to our clients. We remain dedicated to providing the highest quality in-home care services and are proud to have such remarkable caregivers like Michelle Wheeler and Becky VanderVorst on our team!