by Corrina Burkholder, Recipient of the LeadingAgePA* Non-licensed Caregiver of the Year 2011 *formerly Panpha
Winning the Caregiver of the Year Award has been an extraordinary experience for me. I was surprised and honored. The brunch and awards ceremony were special for me since I was able to invite both some residents and co-workers who have helped be supportive of me. I have the group photo taken that day on my bookshelf at home. I treasure this photo since one of my dear resident friends has since passed away. She stated that she felt honored to be there to share my special day and I was honored and blessed by her being there as well.
I appreciate the dedication of my fellow workers on the personal care team. We work together to fnd creative ways to honor and enrich each life we touch. Landis Homes is a special place. Our leaders mentor these qualities and value our insights. That empowers us to serve in creative and unique ways. I appreciate also how other departments like housekeeping, dining, life enrichment and nursing support and assist each other. I feel that my award recognizes not just me, but the entire team. We all work together to be the best we can be. Every person makes a diference in the lives of those we serve. Seeing residents enjoying life and smiling are still my greatest “awards.”
Landis Homes Retirement Community
1001 East Oregon Rd
Lititz, PA 17543-9206