RIVERVIEW, FL. May 9, 2016– FirstLight HomeCare of Southern Hillsborough & Manatee County, an award-winning provider of non-medical in-home care, today announced its own DeShawn Joiner has received FirstLight HomeCare’s 2016 Caregiver of the Year award. Joiner was selected from hundreds of caregivers and was one of only two caregivers nationwide to receive the honor. The award was presented during a gala at the recent FirstLight HomeCare national conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Caregiver of the Year nominees were evaluated based on a variety of criteria including: caregiving skill level; empathy and compassion toward clients; ability to relate with clients and colleagues in ways that promote their growth and well-being; and current knowledge of the caregiving field. FirstLight HomeCare of Southern Hillsborough & Manatee County owner Janice Bayruns nominated Joiner for the national FirstLight award.
“DeShawn’s clients, their families and his colleagues frequently praise his kind, gentle nature. He displays a level of patience and compassion in his work that is uncommon and inspiring,” explained Bayruns. “DeShawn’s dedication extends to his client’s families as well, often providing comfort and encouragement when they need it most. He truly embodies FirstLight’s Culture of Care each and every day. He is reliable, loyal, empathetic and generous, and is hugely deserving of this honor.”
FirstLight caregivers like Joiner help area seniors and others in need of assistance with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands, to respite and dementia care. Visit Riverview.FirstLightHomeCare.com for more information on FirstLight HomeCare of Southern Hillsborough & Manatee County.
About FirstLight HomeCare
FirstLight HomeCare is a top rated non-medical in-home care provider with a network of offices that provides care for more than 2,500 clients in over 30 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.