I have just returned from Alaska for a family vacation with my family. It was a wonderful time of memory making, hiking, fishing and laughing. It reminded me how important rest is. I was able to recharge for a week. I would like to take this opportunity to remind each of you how important it is for self-care as caregivers for your loved ones. We are very honored to be able to provide the respite care that is needed for many to have a break and to refocus. One of my favorite moments from my recent trip was an encounter I had while on a 5 mile hike to watch salmon jumping up river. Along the way, I was pleasantly surprised to come upon a lady with a walker. She was as determined to see the salmon as I was! It was a long hike but with her resilience, she competed her goal.
July = Halfway. 2023 is passing very quickly! This year one of our primary focus has been "extraordinary" care. How can we go above and beyond to ensure our clients receive exceptional care?
One of the ways I have been leading the agency in 2023, is to have more educational events for our clients as well as our local community. We have held Medicare fraud classes, dementia classes, end of life training courses and communication courses. We have one coming up in October for our clients and local community that will be focused on Communication Skills in the Midst of Memory Loss. Homewatch CareGivers of NKY is proud to sponsor the event which will enable it to be free to all attendees. The guest speaker will be Teresa Youngstrom, RN and Dementia Specialist. Please see below for more information. I hope to see many of you there. We are dedicated to providing support to all of our clients.
We also have been proud to participate in the Senior Service Alliance and provide free picnics in the community for seniors. Our last one will be this Friday from 11A-1P at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington. There will be free food, music, prizes and numerous senior resources.
I am looking forward to a wonderful July. Please give us a call should care needs change or concerns occur. We know many are unexpected and we continue to do our best. Thank you for allowing us to provide care.