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The Important Role of Professional Caregivers

The Important Role of Professional Caregivers

Professional caregivers wear numerous hats, and that’s because they do so much more than only look after their patients. In fact, professional caregivers provide support in a number of ways, including monitoring their patients’ health, creating a safer environment, providing friendship and companionship, allowing respite for the families of their patients, and so much more. 

In today’s episode, you’ll meet one of the finest caregivers in the history of the profession. Maryann Lakey of ComForCare Home Care of Vancouver, Washington, is a professional caregiver and the recipient of the prestigious ComForCare 2022 Caregiver of the Year award, a recognition that marks her outstanding service and exemplary care. 

If you’re ready to find out the true importance of professional caregivers like Maryann, look no further than today’s podcast episode. 

Tune in to learn about Maryann’s start in the profession, hear stories about caregiving, and gain insights on professional caregivers and their work.

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About Maryann:

Maryann Lakey has been with ComForCare Home Care of Vancouver, Washington, for almost ten years. Before joining, she was working at a care community as a Med Aide, but when she discovered ComForCare HomeCare, the rest was history. Despite not having a car upon hire, Maryann still managed to navigate a bus schedule to get to her patients day in and day out. Her hard work paid off, and almost ten years later, she was awarded the prestigious title of ComForCare 2022 Caregiver of the Year, thanks to her dedication to the agency’s core values and genuine passion for her clients.

It's evident that Maryann has a big heart and loves helping others in many ways that surpass the actual care for her clients — and this is only the beginning for her.

Episode Notes:

  • What are professional caregivers and their responsibilities
  • The role professional caregivers play in supporting older adults and their quality of life
  • How professional caregivers support older adults and their family caregivers
  • Client stories on how professional caregivers support activities of daily living and living one's best life

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