Faces of Caregiving: Johnnie Mae Foster

 

Johnnie Mae Foster is recognized as an exemplary caregiver by her colleagues at HCAOA Member Right at Home. She's known as a beacon of kindness in Rome, Georgia.

 

Johnnie Mae Foster is a professional caregiver who has worked for Right at Home in Rome, GA since October of 2009 and was named Right at Home's Southeast Regional Caregiver of the Year in 2018.     

Johnnie Mae is an exemplary caregiver for Right at Home. Staff looks to her example of how to present yourself and deliver care. In the last 8 years, Johnnie Mae’s presence at Right at Home has helped many families – whether she is on their care team or just providing advice. She has also helped patients that have stopped eating and given up regain their appetites- both for food and for living.

Johnnie Mae's love of helping others has become well known in the community. For the Parkinson's Walk, her brownies are key part of Right at Home’s fundraiser. When the team in Rome gathers socks and gloves for its annual Sheriff's Santa's For Seniors effort, she is always among the first to help. Johnnie Mae encourages her fellow caregivers to excel at helping others, because she believes that helping others should be everyone's purpose in life.