Comfort Keepers Presents Our Senior Home Care Caregiver Of The Month
The loving nature of our senior home caregivers is the heart of Comfort Keepers of Federal Way, WA
Our caregiver team is our most valuable asset. Those individuals who go out of their way to help seniors increase independence and lead happier, more fulfilled lives are the life force of our company. Every month, we choose a Caregiver of the Month from our outstanding senior home care staff of loving, dedicated caregivers. We like to honor those who are reliable, trustworthy, punctual, and, most of all, caring. They are those who go above and beyond for their clients and who truly have a heart for caring for others.
No matter what their specialty may be, these senior home care experts have given life to the Comfort Keepers ideal of interactive caregiving – they have transformed caregiving into an experience of hope for everyone involved. These men and women are true Comfort Keepers and we thank them for their continued dedication. We love that our caregivers are always willing to go an extra mile to put a smile on the face of their clients.
Our Caregiver of the Month for July is one of our most experienced, skilled caregivers and is one that has a special heart for seniors: Sandra Dellwise. Sandra has been a caregiver for Comfort Keepers for a long while now, and we feel confident that any client we put her with will feel loved, cared for, and encouraged. Although she spent most of her life growing up in Detroit, Sandra has called the Seattle area her home since 1996, when she first started working in Sammamish running 4 adult family homes.
Sandra enjoys reading and spends her weekends serving in ministry, which reflects her caring heart. She enjoys caregiving because of the rich rewards that come from blessing others. She shared a story of transformation from when she was working with the developmentally disabled; when a scared, volatile resident realized that she was there to help him, not hurt him, it changed his whole experience. Sandra emphasized the importance of hope in our lives; this is what she strives to bring to each senior, especially when they feel hopeless and discouraged. She has learned to look for little ways that they say thank you, even when it’s not verbal.
Sandra’s greatest success are her children (she has a son, a daughter, and a stepson); she is proud that she raised them right. What she is most proud of is being able to successfully take care of herself, weather her medical issues, and keep her head lifted even in hard times. She brings that perseverance and grit to every job, no matter how tough.
Sandra’s lifelong dream is to never have to work again and to keep living the same full life she has made for herself. Her friends would describe her as caring, compassionate, and giving; she always considers others before herself. Sandra has these tips for other caregivers: don’t be quick to judge or jump to conclusions, pay attention to each client and their particular needs, and give them time to adjust to anything new. Most of all, and this is something Sandra has perfected over her many years of caregiving, have patience and a real heart for caregiving. She has been impacted most by how much she enjoys working for Comfort Keepers and the respect she receives here from all our staff. We are so lucky to have Sandra as part of our team here and are happy to call her July’s Caregiver of the Month!