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Shield HealthCare Caregiver Story Contest Begins

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
09/05/11  12:00 PM PST

Shield HealthCare, a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home, is pleased to announce its 11th annual story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” designed to recognize and hear the voice of caregivers and home healthcare professionals, featuring celebrity contest judge, Sandra Mitchell of KCAL 9/CBS 2 News. Shield Healthcare understands that caregiving is a demanding job.

A significant number of our customers are family caregivers at home, tending to a loved one with a chronic medical condition. They unselfishly take on the challenge and responsibility of meeting the daily health and emotional needs of the person in their care. This story contest is a positive way to recognize and reward this important role. The contest runs from September 5, 2011 through November 30, 2011 in celebration of National Family Caregiver’s Month.

Last year’s grand prize winners included family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Winner Sara Thomas wrote, “I feel my eyes tearing up as I dab his grinning lips with a cloth. My six foot hulk of a man, accomplished musician and adoring father of five is now in need of my constant care.”

The top three story winners will receive $1,000 in American Express Gift Checks and a 1-year subscription to Today’s Caregiver Magazine. Five runners-up will also be awarded the magazine subscription and $250 in American Express Gift Checks.  All contest entries must be one-page, typed or hand-written and postmarked by November 30, 2011. Entries may be submitted via postal mail, email or Shield HealthCare’s website. Full contest details and official rules are available online. Click here for full contest details.

About Shield HealthCare

Since 1957, Shield HealthCare has been the industry leader focused on meeting the medical supply needs of families and caregivers at home with direct billing to Medi-Cal, Medicaid and Medicare. Shield HealthCare provides name brand home healthcare supplies including Incontinence, Urological, Ostomy, Enteral Nutrition, Diabetes and Wound Care.

In 2007 and again in 2010, Shield HealthCare was granted formal accreditation status by the Community Health Accreditation Program’s (CHAP) Board of Review signifying its commitment as a leader in providing superior products and service to the home health care market. Shield HealthCare operates ten sales locations, serving California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Washington.

Comments

10 Comments

  1. Ted Thompson
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm PDT

    Thank God there are people like this that serve their fellow man.

  2. Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm PDT

    Caregiving rewarding knowing that God is watching both the giver and the one who will receive the care that was given. I have been donating money for several years for people needing care and it makes me happy to know that I care for those receiving. I am 77 years old and plan to live several more years and continue my giving.

  3. Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm PDT

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm PDT

    Thank you, Frederick for sharing your inspiration. Your dedication and giving nature is a wonderful thing. We welcome you to enter our contest to share more about what makes caregiving rewarding to you. Click here for details on how to enter Shield HealthCare’s story contest.

  5. Paula Talmud
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm PDT

    I recently lost my Mother-in-law at age 100! She taught me as much as I taught her. We were basically inseparable for the last fifteen years of her life. She was a wondrous woman; quick to forgive and always had a smile on her face. It was always a pleasure to walk into the room and see her waiting for me! I miss you, Mother.

  6. Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm PDT

    Hello Paula,
    Thank you for sharing a glimpse of the beautiful relationship you had with your mother-in-law. I’m sorry for your loss. May the memories of the times you shared together keep you strong and smiling.

  7. LARRY S LIPSMAN
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:15 am PDT

    CAREGIVERS are family, giving the best of care and understanding to our love ones

  8. Michael Cremin
    Posted September 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm PDT

    I lost my wife after a long bout wintestinal cancer.She passed away the day before 9/11.Along with my grief i felt the shock of that terrible attack. I dont have any regrets about the caregiving I gave her during her long illness.

  9. Posted September 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm PDT

    Hello Michael,
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with Shield HealthCare’s caregiver community. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Caregiving is truly a gift and it’s wonderful to know you cherished it until the very end.

  10. Mihaela Mann
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm PDT

    Caregiving is very rewarding and makes me feel great because its wonderful to help others.

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