WASHINGTON - Oct. 18, 2017 // PRNewswire // - The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the leading trade association for the home care industry representing more than 2,500 companies, today announced Vicky-Lee Layden as the HCAOA Caregiver of the Year. Layden is a home care aide for Right at Home in Sarasota, Florida.
The HCAOA honored Layden during a special ceremony at the organization's Annual Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, this week. Layden received a cash prize of $1,000 in addition to a travel stipend to cover expenses to attend the annual conference as part of her award.
Layden received her Associate of Arts degree in business from Seminole Junior College. She worked for the majority of her career in an office setting until she personally encountered a serious health issue that required assistance to recover, including the dedicated care of CNAs and home health aides. After her personal incident, Layden decided to become a professional caregiver in 2013, driven to give back to others in the same manner she was helped. She has worked for Right at Home in Sarasota for nearly two years.
"Recognizing and honoring caregivers is an important part of HCAOA's overall culture," said Phil Bongiorno, Executive Director, HCAOA. "The Caregiver of the Year award allows us to recognize individuals, like Vicky-Lee, for their extraordinary commitment to the delivery of care to their clients and the families they serve on a daily basis."
"We are thrilled that Vicky-Lee is being recognized for her dedication to caregiving," stated Michael Juceam, the owner of the Right at Home Sarasota office where Vicky-Lee is employed. "Vicky-Lee epitomizes what we call RightCare - the right people doing the right things the right way for the right reason. She makes life better for every client she touches, and we are lucky to have her on our team."
For more information, visit http://www.hcaoa.org.
The Home Care Association of America is the leading trade association for the home care industry. Founded in 2002, it represents over 2,500 companies that employ more than half a million caregivers across the United States providing nearly a million hours of care per day to seniors and people with disabilities.
Right at Home Sarasota is part of the Right at Home franchise system and has been providing in-home care to Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida since 2004. Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship, personal care, and in some locations, skilled nursing care to seniors and adults with a disability who want to continue to live independently. Local Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is thoroughly screened, trained, and bonded/insured prior to entering a client's home. Right at Home's global office is based in Omaha, Nebraska, with more than 500 franchise locations in the U.S. and seven other countries. For information on Right at Home Sarasota, visit http://www.seniorcaresarasota.com. For information on Right at Home, visit About Right at Home at http://www.rightathome.net/about-us or read the Right at Home franchising blog at http://www.rightathomefranchise.com/blog/. To learn more about franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.rightathomefranchise.com/.
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SOURCE Right at Home; Home Care Association of America