After receiving the prestigious honor of being named the 2018 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year, Ric Williams, an Extended Family Care employee, deserved a celebration commemorating his distinguished award and accomplishments. Stephen Sternbach, the President and CEO of Star Multi Care, the parent Company of Extended Family Care, spared no expense to show Mr. William his gratitude and pride of the esteemed accolade. “Ric’s hard work and dedication got him this award and he deserves to be celebrated”, Mr. Sternbach stated. “My hope is that each year I will be throwing this event for an Extended Family Care employee because they are the foundation of our Company”, he continued.
The event was held at the Speakeasy in the Omni William Penn and attended by Representatives from Penn Hills, Allegheny County, the Governor’s Office, Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Star Multi Care and Extended Family Care, in addition to Ric’s co-workers, clients, friends and family. In a Proclamation by the Governor’s Office as pictured above, Ric was praised for his “notable dedication to the caregiving profession”.
The Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year award has been sponsored by the Pennsylvania Home Care Association for the past two years and includes a stipend to attend the Forum and luncheon in Harrisburg for each nominee. The winner is revealed concluding the ceremony and includes a $1,000 cash prize and certificate presented by the Secretary of Aging. This year there were a record setting amount of attendees, well over 200, with the hope that the number of nominees will continue to grow each year.
As stated by Mr. Sternbach during his speech and presentation of gifts to Mr. Williams, “Direct Care Workers need to be recognized for their commitment to the frail populations they serve. Although we try to do what we can for each of our employees, they each deserve a prestigious honor similar to the one Ric received this year. We are so proud that he is a part of our Family”, he concluded.
If you or someone you know would like to join the Extended Family Care team or would like more information on becoming a caregiver, please visit www.extendedfamilycare.com or call 412-241-7292.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Care Services in Schnecksville PA or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097.
Carole gained most of her formal managerial training by attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of her degree in Health Policy and Administration. She attributes her informal training to have been acquired on a more personal level. Carole understands first-hand what families may experience when allowing a home care provider access to their home while providing care to their loved one. She was a caregiver for two of her grandparents until their passing and believes in the importance of allowing family members the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home if they so desire. Carole is also the mother of a child with multiple medical conditions who requires nursing services in the home. It is because of her personal experiences that Carole understands first-hand how important it is to manage a quality, high-integrity home care agency in which clients and families can place their trust and be confident they are receiving the best care possible. Carole also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, she volunteers and spear-heads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable and professional organizations, namely the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Autism Speaks and Avengers Baseball, Inc.
Carole, a resident of Lehigh County, is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she is the “team mom” for her son’s tournament baseball team, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Penn State football fan. Carol is a verified Google Author
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