Ashe Services for Aging names ‘In-Home Aide of the Year’

Hannah Myers | Jefferson Post In-Home Aide Years of Service Award recipients: Vanessa Dishman, Lesa Eremita, Valerie Greer, Katie Medley, Carolyn Johnson, Kathy Roten, Elizabeth McManus, Cathy Shaw, and Ginger Wood. Not Pictured: Ardean Banner.

Hannah Myers | Jefferson Post Lisa Osborne awards Stacy Parker the Ashe Services for Aging In-Home Aide of the Year Award.

WEST JEFFERSON —Ashe Services for Aging (ASA) recently awarded certified nursing assistant Stacy Parker as their first “In-Home Aide of the Year” during their quarterly in-home aide meeting on Monday, June 15.

“Stacy is an exemplary employee and the kind of nursing assistant that anyone would want taking care of their family member or loved ones,” Ashe Services for Aging In-Home Aide Services Manager Lisa Osborne said. “She is truly passionate about the quality of care she gives to her clients. For these reasons, we wanted to honor her as our very own “In-Home Aide of the year.”

This is the first year ASA has recognized one of their staff for the award.

ASA awarded Stacy with a personalized plaque and a monetary gift in the amount of $250.

Home Care and Hospice Care of North Carolina also names an “In-Home Aide of the Year” annually. Parker was nominated for the award earlier this year by Osborne. Although she was not selected as a finalist, she was recognized with a certificate from the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina for her outstanding commitment to job performance.

Parker has worked as a nursing assistant since April of 2010.

According to Osborne, Parker strives daily to be the best nursing assistant she can be, brings joy to her clients, and makes it her duty to “lessen the load” on families caring for their loved ones at home.

“We are so proud of Stacy and all our in-home aides and we plan on making this an annual award to recognize our aides who show this kind of commitment to client care,” Osborne said.

ASA also recognized other in-home aides with a Years of Service Award.

Ardean Banner, Vanessa Dishman, Lesa Eremita, Valerie Greer, Katie Medley, Stacy Parker, and Edith Worley were recognized for five years of service. Carolyn Johnson and Kathy Roten were recognized for 10 years of service. Elizabeth McManus and Cathy Shaw were recognized for 15 years of service and Ginger Wood was recognized for 25 years of service.

Recipients received a personalized certificate and a special gift.

According to Osborne, ASA has a highly trained, professional staff consisting of registered nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, and in-home aides and offers quality in-home care for those needing assistance.

ASA in-home aide services include: bathing and other person care needs, physical exercise assistance, meal preparation, medication monitoring, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping and home management.

“We are so thankful for all of our wonderful in-home aides and the commitment and dedication they have shown to our clients and to our agency,” Osborne said.

For more information about in-home aide services or employment with ASA, contact Osborne at 336-246-2461.

Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.

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