Home Care Association of NH Recognizes Caregiver of the Year

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Annie Scanlon, 2017 Licensed Nurse Assistant of the Year

CONCORD, N.H.— Annie Scanlon of North Walpole, NH received the 2017 Home Care LNA of the Year at the Home Care Association of New Hampshire’s Annual Meeting in Meredith, NH on June 23.  For a decade Scanlon has brought positive energy, laughter and passion to her job, and to her patients at  Keene based Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services.  “She is excellent! She jokes with the client and makes it fun,” says Scanlon patient who recommended her for the award. “She carries herself so professionally, and handles everything so good, I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving.”

New Hampshire has over 17,000 Licensed Nursing Assistants who, like Annie Scanlon, provide basic patient care, and  help with “activities of daily living,” including personal hygiene and meal preparation.  For seniors and adults with disabilities, Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) are often the unsung heroes that provide the care needed for folks to stay in their home.

Scanlon began her career working with Home Healthcare, Hospice and  Community Services in Keene ten years ago, and previously worked as hospice aide, office staff, scheduler and home health aide. “Caring about others first comes naturally for Annie,” says Cathy Sorenson, the CEO of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services.   “She has a great reputation among our staff and clients as loving and kind.  She is always willing to help where there is a need.”

“Annie is friendly, flexible, reliable, and compassionate for her patients and families as well as her team members,” says Hospice at HCS  Director Carissa Draper, “She can work in any environment with all types of populations effectively and does not hesitate to report concerns to me when they arise with a hospice patient’s plan of care that she has seen. It takes a special person to be a Hospice LNA. I am proud to say how much I appreciate her.”

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire has been recognizing outstanding caregivers in the home care setting since it was founded in 1974.  Nominations for the award were submitted by the 37 private and non-profit home care agencies that provide care to every community in New Hampshire.   The member agencies offer services across the state for thousands of New Hampshire residents of all ages who are recovering from surgery, injury or illness, have chronic or terminal illnesses, or other conditions needing support at home.

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For more information, contact:

Leslie Hammond

Home Care Association of New Hampshire

  1. LHammond@homecarenh.org
  2. 603-639-1949
  3. 802-274-1725

 

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