Home Care Association Recognizes Outstanding Caregiver

(Concord, NH) — The Home Care Association of New Hampshire named Sandy Bowers of Manchester as Home Care Licensed Nursing Assistant of the Year. She was presented the award at the NH Nursing Assistant Day, which was held June 6th on the State House Lawn.

Bowers and dozens of other licensed nursing assistants (LNA) were recognized for their compassion and commitment to improving the quality of life for the individuals they care for every day. The event was sponsored by the Home Care Association, NH Association of Counties, NH Association of Residential Care Homes, NH Health Care Association, NH Hospital Association and NH Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Members from each organization nominated exemplary LNAs.

Bowers is a LNA at Regency Home Health LLC in Manchester. “Sandy’s clients describe her as ‘compassionate, efficient, and thoughtful,” said Paula Gagne, RN, Administrator at Regency Home Health. “She thinks of the little things that will make life better for the patient and family. The management team and her co-workers hold Sandy in the highest regard. She has a passion for helping others.” A graduate of a UNH-grant-funded Peer Mentor program, Sandy helps train newly-hired LNAs by modeling good care-giving skills, effective communication, problem-solving and constructive feedback.

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire is a non-profit membership organization for licensed agencies that provide in-home care and supportive services to New Hampshire residents. The Association provides education and information to its members and the public, and advocates on issues that affect home care agencies and the people they serve.