Braintree, Mass., December 16, 2015Two Best of Care Inc. employees, Homemaker Christine Strachan (a resident of Hanson, MA) and Homemaker-Home Health Aide Stacey Kelsey (a resident of Randolph, MA) have received awards from South Shore Elder Services in recognition of their commitment and dedication to senior clients in the region.
In just 18 months, Strachan who received South Shore Elder Services Outstanding Employee award has distinguished herself as one of Best of Care’s hardest-working and most dedicated employees.
Strachan works with clients who live at one of South Shore Elder Services senior group (cluster) sites in Weymouth, ably managing difficult situations to help residents in a professional and caring manner. Whenever there is a request for immediate assistance, Christine is on the top of the list to be called. She has helped senior clients even after finishing her schedule for the day. She continually educates herself about caregiving topics through regular training sessions.
Kelsey, who has worked for Best of Care since May 2013, received South Shore Elder Services Snow Hero Award. Initially hired as a homemaker, Kelsey received her home health aide certification through Red Cross training.
During one of winter 2015’s major snowstorms, Kelsey worked several round-the-clock day and night shifts to care for a Hingham client with complex needs who depends on caregivers for homemaking, personal care and companionship. When other caregivers were unable to make their shifts due to heavy snow, Kelsey stayed the extra time to ensure that the client was safe and happy.
During one snowstorm, Kelsey spent one hour shoveling a parking spot out for herself at a client’s apartment complex in order to provide home care scheduled that day.
Best of Care is proud to partner with South Shore Elder Services to serve the home care needs of seniors in Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth, said Best of Care President and COO Kevin Smith. Because of the exceptional care they receive from Christine Strachan, Stacey Kelsey and the Best of Care team, these seniors are able to remain in their homes. For their loyalty, dedication and hard work, Christine and Kelsey are true home care heroes.
About Best of Care
Best of Care has delivered concierge-level home care services in eastern Massachusetts since 1981. Owned and managed by Kevin and Stephen Smith, Best of Care was one of the first agencies in Massachusetts to earn its accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. Best of Care provides an extensive array of home health care services in 115 towns in Greater Boston, South Shore and Cape Cod communities with offices in Quincy, Raynham, Dennis, and Martha’s Vineyard. Services include personal care services, homemakers and companions, hospice care, nursing care management and specialty services as they relate to dementia, psychiatric and acquired brain injury care. Best of Care Inc. was named a 2014 Family Business of the Year finalist by the Family Business Association of Massachusetts. President and COO Kevin Smith is an Executive Committee member of the Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aides.