Cerna Home Care caregivers are not wired to seek recognition. Caring for others is a calling. However, it does not negate the actions of Cerna Home Care individuals who do great things for others every day. In that spirit, Cerna Home Care has developed an Excellence in Service Awards program.
Excellence in Service Awards
The program’s purpose is a simple one – to call-out, no matter how humble the person, a Cerna employee’s dedication to excellence.
Cerna is comprised of remarkable people. Behind the scenes there are, of course, professional office personnel and a managerial team. Caring for one individual is a concerted effort of dozens of Cerna support staff.
However, the unsung heroes – the forgotten heroes, are caregivers. Caring for the elderly and sick requires a special set of skills. Cerna caregivers know our elders should have the care and attention they deserve, and they know their knowledge and values are assets to the community.
Cerna caregivers achieve a fine balance of professionalism, problem-solving, compassion, humor and love. This balance of high-quality care combined with emotional resilience is a constant. For this, Cerna is committed to making sure those Cerna caregivers who have displayed excellent service are not forgotten.
Cerna’s Excellence in Service Awards recognizes caregivers who go above and beyond to substantially enhance the quality of life for care recipients.
Would you like to share an example of how a Cerna caregiver made a profound difference in the life of a care recipient? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cerna Home Care lent their support, time and hearts to the 2016 Irvine Walk to Defeat ALS. It is the ALS Association’s biggest annual event to raise funds for local chapters. The funds raised from the walk sustain care services and support research for much of the following year.
The Anaheim Walk to End Alzheimer’s was on November 14, 2015. Cerna’s CEO Nick Payzant participated in the Alzheimer’s walk along with Marc Friedman Cerna’s Senior Vice President – joined by Cerna’s Catalina Elwell, Laila Shanedling, family and friends. The day was filled with hope as people walked for a cure – and in remembrance of loved ones who will never see a cure.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Contact: Catalina Elwess, Client Care and Community Outreach Manager
Florence Henderson was the guest speaker at last month’s special Annual Visionary Women Caregiver luncheon hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County. The Alzheimer’s Association being the visionaries they are, established an award to honor women dementia caregivers – paid and unpaid as well as professionals and non-professionals.
Catalina Elwell and Laura Lara represented Cerna at the City of Hope Health Fair on May, 13, 2015. City of Hope is a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. City of Hope is a new model of cancer center, focused on rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into better treatments and better prevention strategies for diseases.