Family First Adult Family Homes is extremely proud to announce that the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County recently named Cindy Harper, house manager at Family First’s Goodman Home, the 2016 Caregiver of the Year.
The prestigious award recognizes excellence in care and is specifically given to caregivers who serve clients in a frontline capacity. Harper was chosen from a field of over 100 applicants in Pierce County. The family of a former resident of Family First Rosedale Home nominated her.
In their nomination, the daughter wrote, “Mama was nervous about the move to Family First. As we came through the door, Cindy was there – all smiles – and she bent down to mama’s level and gave her a big hug. She stayed that way for another 15 minutes, making sure mama’s fears were addressed. From that time on, Cindy became key to my mama. She was her caregiver, but more importantly, her friend. As mama’s needs changed, Cindy adapted – but always treated her with respect, never spoke down to her, and spent untold hours reassuring her.”
She went on to write, “Her care for mama was also inclusive of me. Cindy never failed to communicate with me, was very patient, and she always displayed a high level of professionalism and knowledge…this gal has ‘heart’ from the top of her head to her toes!”
Harper has worked with Family First for nearly seven years. She was employed as a day shift caregiver and later transitioned to become house manager at Rosedale Home. Last year, when Family First opened their custom built home, Harper accepted the house manager position there. She has passed up several promotions in order to retain her position in primary care – a testament to her dedication to her chosen career!
Families often compliment her ability to remain calm in any situation, her infectious laugh, and her in-depth knowledge of each resident she serves. In addition to her role as house manager, Harper also mentors the new house managers, and she is instrumental in offering suggestions to maintain quality care company wide.
Family First Adult Family Homes operates six adult family homes in the Gig Harbor areal. For over 17 years we have provided the community with outstanding care, compassion and excellence in senior living. We congratulate Cindy Harper on this amazing achievement, and we are grateful every day that she has chosen to share her talents with Family First and the wonderful residents we serve!
For more information on Family First or to schedule a personal tour, please call us at 253.219.6684.
Family First Adult Homes
4700 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW Suite 312
Gig Harbor, WA 98335