In the Community
Learn about how Homewatch CareGivers of Boise is involved in the community today!
A Bucket List!
We all have our own things in life that we want to try to accomplish if life allowed us. Those things we wished we would have done when we were younger or healthier. Maybe climbing a mountain to the top (or small hill), flying in a small plane to admire where we live or maybe even just spending more time with people we love. We all have our own things that we would do different.
Therefore, I want to recognize an organization called Angels Anonymous.
This nonprofit group helps grant wishes for hospice patients that want that one last wish. It may be as simple as a going to eat at a restaurant that they never got to go to or seeing a family member for one last time. This wonderful organization helps fulfill these wishes by raising funds throughout the year with all our community’s help.
At Homewatch CareGivers of Boise we are proud to be able to partner with this organization and help these individuals throughout the Treasure Valley with this cause. We rely on our partners in the field and our amazing caregivers that help us fulfill these requests and these clients check an item off their “Bucket List”.
This is what it’s about in our community! We were so blessed to get to spend time with the St. Als Rehab social work team to share lunch with them and brainstorm how to work together with some of the challenges we are facing this year with the pandemic still affecting our communities. (We were also able to celebrate a couple of birthdays with them!) Social workers do so much for our community, especially for the seniors they serve in our valley. They help them through difficult circumstances including health, family, financial. They provide helpful resources to people who need these resources to keep them healthy, safe and happy. Sometimes this can be a thankless job as patients/clients aren’t always appreciative of the work and help social workers provide. Thank you Social Workers of all the Treasure Valley for all you do to help our community!
Healthcare Parade for Senior Communities
A few weeks ago Andy and I (Nate) participated in a Christmas healthcare parade which consisted of members of the healthcare community traveling to various assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing communities. We witnessed many of the residents at these communities show their gratitude by their smiles and waves as we drove by the entrances and saw them waving in their windows. We are hoping it brought some joy and gladness during this time when most of them are isolated from their families except by technology. Here’s to hoping 2021 will bring us closer sooner to finding solutions to the challenges that have faced in 2020!
Local Charity Events
Andy and I (Nate) represented Homewatch CareGivers in supporting Heart and Home Hospice with their Toys for Tots and Treasure Valley Hospice with their coats for the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries' shelter for women. This took place at a local event called In the Mix. It was held at Brookdale Senior Living in Boise. It was nice to get out and support these worthwhile causes and network with some great people!
Caregiver Appreciation Breakfast/Lunch!
Our caregivers are the heartbeat of our organization! They are the ones on the front lines providing compassionate care to our clients. Each day they travel to our clients’ homes and provide custom care to each one of them. They help our clients with some of the most personal care possible, including bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulation and transfers. Their schedules can change often as our clients require more or less care. They work with various personalities and styles all the while trying to find a way to satisfy each type.
We try to recognize our caregivers for their hard work, integrity, kindness and loyalty. One of the recent ways we did this was by preparing breakfast for them. We’ve prepared breakfast for them in the past and received feedback that it was appreciated so we decided to do it again. We prepared for them a waffle buffet, complete with buttermilk waffles, coconut waffles and whole wheat waffles. There were all sorts of toppings available: 3 kinds or syrups, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peanut butter, whip topping, butter. In addition we made our waffle omelets with egg whites, onions, peppers, bacon and cheese. They were a hit! For the caregivers who couldn’t make it for breakfast, we provided lunch. We are Very grateful for our caregivers!!