Caregiver of the Year

By: Amy Bingham
By: Amy Bingham

Everyday activities can become increasingly difficult for elderly people, but many are reluctant to leave the comfort of their own home. Fortunately there are professional caregivers who can provide a huge level of support and comfort for those living out their twilight years.

One of these caregivers whose natural ability in this field has already gained her widespread recognition. For the past two years, Judy Liscomb has provided non-medical home care for seniors. Carnie and Elizabeth Oliver are two of her clients. Twice a week, Judy is at their home fixing their meals, changing their clothes and doing whatever she can to help them. It's a demanding job, but Judy doesn't even think of it as work.

Judy says caring for the elderly is a job she has been preparing for her whole life. She draws on a lot of personal experience. Judy first went to work for her husband but quickly realized that wasn't for her. Then she applied to be a professional caregiver and the Olivers couldn't be happier. She was recently named caregiver of the year by her employer, Home Instead Senior Care.

Judy is now Home Instead's representative for the regional caregiver of the year honor and may ultimately be entered into the national caregiver of the year award. She was chosen from a total of 160 caregivers for the local honor.

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