In an effort to recognize the tireless efforts of family caregivers across the country, We Care Home Health Services has declared the second week of May Family Caregiver Appreciation Week.
As part of its celebration, We Care recognized Nelson’s Cyndi Sand-Eveland as the recipient of the Family Caregiver Appreciation Award (and free respite hours as well as care package) for the West Kootenay Boundary region.
Sand-Eveland has been caring for her mother for years.
“I always feel as though there is more that I should do,” she said.
With her thoughtful attention to detail and immense sense of humility she does an amazing job and We Care said they are thrilled to recognize her efforts.
“Cyndi manages all aspects of her mother’s personal and financial needs along with the support from We Care,” said May King, We Care’s local branch director.
“I’m flattered and humbled for being chosen for this award,” said Sand-Eveland.
“The role of family caregiver can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be physically, emotionally and financially draining,” said Lisa Slizek, RN director of We Care. “As dedicated and committed as family caregivers are, the role doesn’t often get recognized the way it should, and we wanted to change that.”
Each We Care location across the country is recognized family caregiving excellence by nominating a select group of outstanding family caregivers within the We Care community. The nominees demonstrated excellence in caregiving, commitment and advocacy for care on behalf of their loved one.
With Canada’s aging population on the rise, Canadians will increasingly be called upon to provide care for their loved ones. Recognizing the need for awareness and education when it comes to family caregiving, We Care has produced the Being a Family Caregiver guide, a comprehensive and free resource that helps manage the challenges and responsibilities of providing care to a loved one.
“Millions of Canadians are currently taking care of a friend or family member in need of care due to a chronic disease, illness or debilitating condition,” said John Schram, president and CEO of We Care. “We want to commend these caregivers for the commitment, dedication and sacrifice they give every day by showing our appreciation.”
We Care Home Health Services, a leading national provider of in-home care and support services with over 50 locations across Canada, provides professional and compassionate care that allows seniors and others to live independently in the comfort of their own homes. We Care employs 4,000 homecare staff and provides care in over 800 communities across Canada, and has received accreditation through Accreditation Canada within all the regions in which it operates in.
For more information or for a copy of the Being a Family Caregiver guide, call 1-855-699-3227 or visit wecare.ca