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Contact: Julianne Roth, (860) 882-0802, [email protected]
Companions for Living’s Cereta Tyndale receives 2018 Caregiver of the Year Award from the Homecare Association of America
October 3, 2018 – WEST HARTFORD, CT – Hartford resident Cereta Tyndale, a 10-year employee of Companions for Living, received the 2018 Caregiver of the Year Award at the Annual Leadership Conference of the Homecare Association of America held on September 24 in Washington, DC. Selected from more than 50 nominees, Tyndale received a cash prize of $1,000 in addition to a travel stipend to cover expenses to attend the annual conference as part of her award.
The Home Care Association of America is the leading trade association for the home care industry. Founded in 2002, it represents over 2,500 companies that employ more than half a million caregivers across the United States that provide nearly a million hours of care per day to seniors and people with disabilities.
Companions for Living, founded in West Hartford in 2005, was the first home care company in Greater Hartford with caregivers certified to provide specialized memory support services for older adults and their families. CFL is a holistic company that enables older adults and disabled individuals to remain at home safely and independently.
“We are thrilled that Cereta is being recognized for her dedication to caregiving,” said Julianne Roth, President of Companions for Living. “She is a dedicated, hardworking and patient caregiver who is a great advocate for her clients.”
For example, Cereta’s client John was previously bed-bound in a nursing home. Cereta received special training from John’s medical team before he could be discharged back to his apartment. She learned how to safely get him to walk, and get him in and out of the bed and the shower, among other daily necessities. According to John’s daughter, “the doctor is amazed, saying only God and Cereta have kept Dad alive.” John, age 98, is now living in his apartment and is able to get around using his wheelchair and walker for transfers. He enjoys going to various group activities such as yoga, movies, crafts and games, and spending time outside. John’s life has transformed because of the help Cereta has given him.
For more information about Companions for Living, and to make an appointment for a personal consultation, please call (860) 882-0802 or visit www.companionsforliving.com.