Watch the videos below to hear the stories of these outstanding caregivers who are recipients of the coveted Comfort Keeper of the Year Award. It is an incredible honor, as there are thousands of dedicated Comfort Keepers throughout the United States. The 2015 winner, Gay Halliday, is from our office here in Tualatin!
Gay’s care of her own special needs child has given her unique insights into the needs of her clients. Gay provided care to a young mother with multiple sclerosis who had “good days” and “bad days.” Gay’s encouraged this mother to interact with her daughter during parts of the day when the client had high energy. Gay also faithfully helped the client with her physical therapy exercises, even on days that took extra encouragement due to the client’s pain. Gay always included the client in making decisions about her care, and advocated for her when she was unable to participate because of her condition. It is Gay’s deep compassion that helped this client and others to achieve the highest quality of life possible.
Kathy Rogers was a Comfort Keeper from the first day. She embodies all the positive traits that we love to see. She is empathetic when caring for her clients yet has a strength to help them to help themselves. Kathy is always reliable and able to meet the needs of her clients in a timely and caring manner. Patience is part of Kathy’s every moment with clients and with other staff that she helps to guide in caring for her clients. In the words of her client’s family, “Kathy is our shining star who I have the utmost respect and honor for.
Cynthia started as a Comfort Keeper and was so wonderful she quickly was taking over as the lead at her clients. We were also getting so many compliments on her care that she was nominated as Comfort Keeper of the Year and was chosen for the Northwest Region Comfort Keeper of the Year in 2012.
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