Carer of the Month
We understand that a lot of what carers do on a daily basis isn’t unique. How they make people feel is. Our ‘Carer of the Month’ initiative helps us recognise those who’ve gone that extra mile, expertly delivering professional, person-centred care.
Caring isn’t an easy job. There are plenty of challenges along the way. To do it exceptionally takes superhuman strength, and a genuine passion to make someone’s life better. This is their time to shine.
Winners of the award are featured in our newsletters, on our website and across our social media channels. Should they win, we’ll also send a hamper for you to enjoy with your carer.
Latest Carer of the Month:
June: Carer of the Month – Dave
With several five star testimonials, it was clear that Dave deserved the spotlight.Read more
May: Carer of the Month – Siphiwe
Nominated by Jane, her care recipient’s daughter, it was clear that Siphiwe has truly gone above and beyond.Read more
April: Carer of the Month – Sheryl
Sheryl joined Elder back in October of 2018 and has provided more than 375 days of care ever since.Read more
March: Carer of the Month – Lourine
Lourine has provided 15+ weeks of exceptional person-centred care, and consistently receives lovely testimonials.Read more
February: Carer of the Month – Beverley
Beverley went to great lengths to protect her client during the COVID-19 lockdownsRead more
January: Carer of the Month – Joy
Joy joined Elder in the Summer of 2018. Since then, she has provided nearly seventy weeks of care for nine families.Read more
December: Carer of the Month – Heike
Heike moved in to support a family that was apprehensive about the idea of live-in care. In a short time, she’s completely changed that.Read more
November: Carer of the Month: Chiyedzo (Eileen)
Chiyedzo joined us this September 2020 and was named Carer of the Month because of the lovely words from the customer.Read more
October: Carer of the Month – Matilda
Matilda supported her client through some really tough times – helping them with a challenging mental health situation.Read more
What do we judge it on?
Each month, Elder’s Carer of the Month Panel – which includes people who work in various areas of the organisation – carefully select the person they believe exceeds our Standards and deserves recognition.
Deliver professional, person-centred care
Overcame a tricky situation
Encourages independent living
Supports an active way of living
Respects boundaries and shows flexibility
Shows friendship and kindness
Approaches care with creativity
Has a heart of gold and shows respect
Goes above and beyond, the Elder way
How to nominate your carer
Nominating your carer as our Carer of the Month is a lovely way to show how you appreciate all the hard work they’re putting in. It really can mean a lot. If your nomination is successful, we’ll send you both a little something to say thanks. But first, here’s what you have to do:
Contact your Family Support Associate
If you’re an Elder customer and you want to highlight the incredible work your carer is doing, you have the opportunity to nominate your superstar carer. Contact your Family Support Associate and let them know you’d like to make a nomination. It’s as simple as that.
Complete our questionnaire
Your Family Support Associate will send you a short questionnaire. This is your opportunity to highlight why you think your carer deserves the award. Go into as much detail as you can – think about all those little things that make a big difference to your loved one’s life.
The winner is announced
We’ll let you know if your carer gets the award. If they do, we’ll showcase their achievements in our newsletters and across social media. You and your carer will get a gift to say thanks for sharing your story.
Read customer stories
Every family we help is unique. For each, there are different triggers that finally motivate them to give us a call. Here are some of their stories:
Joanne’s story – care to support mild dementia
Joanne’s story – care that keeps Mum in her dancing shoes Joanne and her mum, Patricia, have been with Elder since 2017. Patricia has mild dementia, but that doesn’t stop…
Wendy’s story – moving from hourly care
Wendy’s story – moving from hourly care Mum has been disabled for a few years now. She used to have hourly care visits, but last summer she sadly fell and…
Jim’s story – care after hospital discharge
Jim’s story – care after hospital discharge Helen and her dad, Jim (92), have been with Elder since May 2020. Tabayi or ‘Tabby’ is their primary carer. Helen’s sister Ruth…
Sue’s story – care for a WW2 veteran
Sue’s story – care for a WW2 veteran My mother is an amazing woman. She is very quick-witted and has lived a full life, even having a stint as a…
Jill’s story – personalised dementia care
Jill’s story – personalised dementia care Jill has been with Elder since Jan 2020, care is for her mum (Peggy) who is 97 with dementia. Jennifer is their primary carer. …
Jan’s story – care for an elderly couple
Jan’s story – care for an elderly couple Jan has been with Elder since 2017, care is for her mum (Jean) and dad (Fred). Jean and Frederick are in their…
Ian’s story – live-in care advised by local council
Ian’s Story – live-in care advised by local council It started with Dad’s health deteriorating, followed by a hospital visit. At that point, we already had morning and evening visits…