Well-known home care company Home Instead have announced that Lucia Petrovicova from Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, was the recipient of the prestigious National CAREGiver of the Year 2023 award at the company’s annual CAREGiver recognition awards.
This accolade is a testament to the exceptional work performed by professional Home Instead CAREGivers across the country, ensuring the safety and well-being of older people in their own homes and communities.
Lucia, who joined Home Instead in December 2020, first earned the title of Connacht CAREGiver of the Year before going on to receive the overall national award. She was nominated by the team at Home Instead Roscommon.
Jodie Molloy (general manager) said, “Lucia’s dedication and compassion have been consistently evident throughout her time at Home Instead. Her unwavering commitment to her clients and their families is truly exceptional.
“She builds trust through open communication and delivers compassionate care. Lucia’s proactive advocacy for the well-being of her clients and her genuine empathy and ability to connect on a deeper level make her an exemplary CAREGiver, and an inspiration to her peers in the field”.
Judge Amanda Spencer (Chief People Officer of the Horizon Group) emphasised the remarkable testimonials and feedback from Lucia’s colleagues, fellow CAREGivers, and, most importantly, her clients, underscoring her extraordinary impact as a CAREGiver.
Shane Jennings (Chief Executive Officer of Home Instead Ireland) expressed his delight in honouring Lucia Petrovicova as this year’s National CAREGiver of the Year, saying, “I commend Lucia’s reliability, compassion, thoughtfulness, and diligence, and acknowledge her complete worthiness of this prestigious accolade”.