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Purple Heart of the Month Winners!!

Our caregivers are devoted to providing the most professional, reliable, and friendly care in the industry. They provide assistance with daily living activities such as, errands, transportation to doctors, medication reminders, housekeeping, laundry, dressing, preparing meals, and assisting in the shower.  Our wonderful Caregivers truly have a passion for providing care. Most importantly, each and every one of our caregivers is dependable, warm, and attentive.

These outstanding traits have only become more important and more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis. Our caregivers are on the frontlines of COVID-19 and are handling it with the grace and compassion we could’ve never expected. For all their hard work, we are proud to give them the acknowledgment they deserve.   In many cases, they have stepped in the place of family members while the family self- quarantined.

Our Purple Heart Award is made for caregivers who go above and beyond what they are asked to do for our clients. During COVID-19, every one of our caregivers has done that, but two have been awarded the Purple Heart Award for of the Month for February 2020., and we want to recognize them for their dedication.

Patricia Orphanidis, Legacy Home Caregiver for nearly 3 years

Patricia came to us from Arizona and has been living here in Las Vegas for about 5 years now.  While in Arizona, Patricia worked in the teaching field for several years. Working as a substitute teacher, she loved working with children as they are so creative.  She is also a certified Yoga Instructor.  Patricia loves reading, gardening, and yoga in her spare time.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Garrett, Legacy Home Caregiver for two years 

Georgia treats all of her clients like her own mother and father.   Georgia was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV.  She loves movies and swimming.  Growing up Georgia worked at her family’s interior design business.  She has worked as a Caregiver for 24 years, and for 17 years caring for her elderly parents who suffered with Dementia. One of the things Georgia loves most of working with the elderly is hearing their stories, and using her experience to be of help to them.

 

 

Patricia and Georgia have been dedicated to their clients—even when they transitioned to hospice. They continued to visit and care for them as if they were their very own family members. It takes a special person with an enormous heart to care for someone in the way they loved on Mrs. Sheridan until the very end. They were with her seven days a week so that her family could continue working knowing that their mom was in good hands.

When a family member needs extra care and enters hospice, it is extremely hard on the whole family and we are so grateful we can be there to provide care and comfort through spectacular Caregivers like Patricia and Georgia. While the whole world is seeking some normalcy and comfort during the pandemic, our caregivers continue to work hard for each and every client while they provide comfort and positive entertainment during these times of self-quarantine.

Recent Advice from the Frontlines of COVID-19

We continue to update our COVID-19 resources page with information from the CDC regarding testing, visiting care facilities, facility disinfection, homemade personal protective equipment (PPE), and guidance for older Americans.

Visiting Care Facilities

Visiting family members in care facilities are one of the most loving things you can do under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be the most dangerous. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources advised that visitation be limited to care workers wearing PPE and practicing strict sanitation guidelines. As some of the very few people your loved ones are allowed to see on the frontlines of COVID-19, we are striving to be the best substitute for you that we can at this time.