Elizabeth K. has been a caregiver for the past 30 years. She joined Heart ‘n Home in July of 2006 and has provided well over 10,000 visits to hospice patients in the Treasure Valley. She has also cared for numerous family members with her amazing gift of end-of-life care. Elizabeth’s patients are always well-taken care of – down to the finest details. Recently, after caring for a patient for just
shy of three years, Elizabeth shared a moment with me that I will never forget. When her patient moved here she hadn’t bathed in months and would not let anyone help her. After Elizabeth’s sweet persuasion, she was able to get her into the shower and continued to provide her with a shower every week. Elizabeth would listen as the patient talked about her deepest fears, working through her journey.
Elizabeth talked about how much she missed her and the time they were able to spend together over the past three years. Elizabeth has a gift for understanding people and meeting them where they are at in their journey. In fact, one of our Nurses caught Elizabeth providing a patient with legendary service. This gentle man with dementia was unable to communicate his needs or wants. The Nurse sat and watched Elizabeth communicate by her amazing smile and knowledge of what he needed. The smile on Elizabeth’s face while providing cares could have lit up any room, and the smile on the patients face and gentle pat to Elizabeth’s arm was proof of the amazing care she had provided. This is Elizabeth’s product, every day, every time.
In the time Elizabeth has been with Heart ‘n Home she has been dependable, punctual, and provided her patients with consistent legendary care. If I needed someone to care of me, I would choose Elizabeth! She is a rock, steady for all who need her. Elizabeth will be retiring this year after 10 years of service. One request she had when planning her retirement was that she would be able to train her replacement so she can ensure that the patients she cares for so much are given the care that is legendary to Elizabeth. As her Supervisor, I know there is not another person more fit to take on this responsibility. What a gift she is giving to bring up the next generation of caregivers.