San Remo based caregiver, Samantha Harper, has received the Home Instead Australia’s Caregiver of the Year Award.
Harper is an example of a dedicated aged care worker who demonstrates her passion and commitment to seniors in need.
She is one of the many who have worked tirelessly, going above and beyond to support vulnerable members of the community.
Harper has worked for Home Instead Central Coast and Newcastle team for two years, completing many hours of service and making an impact on the lives of her clients.
Harper said delivering quality services day in and out for clients was important to her.
“I love making a difference in my clients and their families lives and I do this by showing respect, compassion and teamwork to achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.
“It is about striving to provide the highest level of care to those that need it most.
“This is why I love working for Home Instead,” Harper said.
Showing her dedication to providing quality care, Harper cares for her clients’ welfare and takes the time to learn their likes, dislikes, their backgrounds as well as their current situation and health challenges.
Harper said that caring for her mother-in-law who passed away from cancer drew her to caregiving.
“I find caregiving so rewarding.
“I go out of my way to encourage and reassure my clients that what they thought was impossible is always possible.
“Working through the pandemic has been the most challenging but rewarding part of my journey so far.
“Continuing to be reassuring, compassionate and trustworthy is the only way my clients learn to live with the daily struggle of the unknown.
“I have personally tried to make sure my clients have as much fun as possible during my services, because this is such a challenging time,” Harper said.
Franchise Owner of Home Instead Central Coast and Newcastle, Jasmine Hopcraft, said they loved having Harper on the team.
“We feel privileged to have Samantha as a caregiver.
“Samantha consistently demonstrates the values of being a part of Home Instead, building trust, taking the lead and sharing her heart with everyone she meets,” Hopcraft said.
Home Instead is a provider of relationship-based in-home care for ageing adults.
Founded in 2005 by Martin and Sarah Warner, Home Instead is now a national network of more than 40 franchise offices, employing over 4,000 people across Australia.
Home Instead helps with a range of personal and lifestyle needs while providing welcome companionship for ageing adults.
Media release, Oct 28