DeAnn Vance — Summer 2019 Award Winner
DeAnn is such a caring soul. She really goes above and beyond when caring for her clients. She has sewn pouches for them to carry their cell phones around their neck. She notices and cleans up dirty areas in homes – like dishwashers, refrigerators, and messy floors. She notices and suggests when someone needs a raised toilet seat, or changes to a shower arrangement, so the client can get in to shower. She provides peace of mind to the family member caring for their loved one.
DeAnn is a hard worker – which really became apparent in recent months. When her significant other was seriously injured in an automobile accident, she also found herself being a caregiver at home and taking on a lot of his work duties on top of her own. During this stressful time, she managed to continue working her hours, and doing them well.
She is always willing to pitch in and go the extra mile when there is a need, whether it is as a Keeping Good Company team member or with her clients. DeAnn communicates well with the KGC office. She keeps us updated about her clients. She is very involved and caring. She lets us know her availability and is always willing to help as much as she can. She is very helpful by being responsive to broadcasts and other office related correspondence. She often picks up broadcasts or extra shifts as she is able. This past winter, she was snowed in with a client for 2 days… making the best of the situation and making sure the client was cared for.
She has made a huge difference in the quality of life of her clients! This is such a gift to their family members who are becoming overwhelmed trying to care for their loved one alone. Comments from clients (and family) often rave about her! She has been described as “wonderful” and “amazing”!
DeAnn comes in and becomes their friend, cleans and organizes their homes, gets clients into the shower (sometimes for the first time in a very long time!), cares for their animals, prepares meals, cleans all kinds of messes, gets them outside, lifts their spirits, and shows them genuine love. She blesses her clients, their families, and us with her thoughtfulness, kindness, and great
For these reasons, we have chosen DeAnn Vance to be Keeping Good Company’s Summer 2019 Caregiver of the Season.