Valerie Desir receives 2012 PRIDE Award from Delaware Valley Chapter of Alzheimer's Association
The Delaware office of Griswold Home Care, the world’s oldest, multinational nonmedical home care company, recently announced that caregiver Valerie Desir received the Pride Award for Professional Recognition in Dementia Excellence.
She was presented with the award by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in recognition of superior service to people suffering with dementia. Only one winner is chosen from each of the 18 counties served by the chapter, which encompasses Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Griswold Home Care Delaware Regional Director of Sussex and Kent Office Cheryl Jankowski noted the importance of this award. "Griswold Home Care refers many highly qualified caregivers throughout Sussex County, and it was difficult to single out just one to nominate. Valerie did remarkable work with a client living with dementia; her compassion and exemplary service made her this year’s nominee,” she said. The award was presented at a Nov. 14 ceremony in Dover during the 2012 Annual Delaware Dementia Conference. This is the ninth year in a row a Griswold Home Care caregiver from Sussex County has won the award.
Griswold Home Care refers caregivers who provide personal care, homemaking, companionship, incidental transportation and other services to clients wishing to remain safe and independent at home. For more information, call 302-644-6990 or go to www.GriswoldhomeCare.com.