After only a year and three months of service, one caregiver of the Home Instead Senior Care, in Bowling Green, Ky., has received a high honor.
The dedication and commitment of Louis Ward to the senior community is said to be the foundation of the senior care business.
"It is very apparent if you spend fifteen minutes with Louis you grow to understand that he is a very caring and compassionate and as I always say a very real genuine person,” said Brad Cannon, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care.
Ward was selected for caregiver of the year, out of 160 local care people.
"... Being able to give them care in their home. I can see it really makes a difference in their lives,” Ward said.
Families of these seniors feel it is vital to their loved ones' health to have a loving and caring personality that you find in Ward.
"To be a quality caregiver you have to be others focused,” Cannon said.
Louis relates to his clients well, often chatting with them about art, antiques and family.
"Louis does not do this for money. Louis has been a wonderful addition to our team of caregivers because he does it out of the genuine love that he has,” Cannon said.
Ward's interest of care-giving came after he helped take care of a friends' mother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
"I thought this is a really good thing to do for someone that needs help like that and it also takes pressure off the family because sometimes they have their own lives and families to deal with,” Ward said.
Many in the community say they will be forever grateful for the unselfish love he has shown their senior family members.