The Home Care Association of America has announced the 13 finalists for the 2022 Caregiver of the Year award. More than 300 caregivers from around the country were nominated for this national award, which recognizes the top caregivers across the country who provide care and services at home, such as assistance with bathing, dressing, and medication reminders, to seniors and people with disabilities.
“Caregiving is a tough job. It requires a special kind of empathy that not all people are lucky enough to possess,” said HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak. “This award is just one way we can lift up our caregivers, who are a vital lifeline to the clients they serve at home. It is a pleasure to recognize those who go above and beyond with a song, a surprise outing, or a client’s favorite meal to ensure they are cared for.”
The overall winner of the Caregiver of the Year award will be announced on September 14, prior to the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference on September 17-19. The winner will be recognized at the event and will receive a cash award of $1,000.
Congratulations to the following finalists!
Artis Baker of BAYADA Home Health Care, Wilmington, DE
Anice Browning of Right at Home, Little Rock, AR
Paula Candler of BAYADA Home Health Care, Greensboro, NC
Lourdes Garcia De Fernandez of BAYADA Home Health Care, Camden, NJ
Bill Glover of Home Instead, Charleston, SC
Luis Guzman of ComForCare, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Lilly Gyamfi of Assisting Hands Home Care, Bethesda, MD
Jacqueline Holton of Village Caregiving, Barboursville, WV
Vodrick Morrison of Right at Home, San Antonio, TX
Lynn Skidmore of Visiting Angels, Cameron Park, CA
Darla Smith of ComForCare, Henderson, NV
Katrice Turner of Absolute Companion Care, Monkton, MD
Josefina Vidanes of Custom Home Care, Chicago, IL
Read more about each of the finalists here.
Each year, it is our honor to recognize the best of the best home caregivers in the United States. The Home Care Association of America is proud to support caregivers, home care agencies and all those who bring care home.
Please congratulate these finalists and their agencies and join us to celebrate the Caregiver of the Year on Sunday, September 18, at the Annual Leadership Conference in Orlando!
The 2022 Caregiver of the Year Award is sponsored by AAG, dedicated to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity.