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Shield HealthCare’s 17th Annual Caregiver Contest: Tips for Care at Home

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/08/18  3:07 PM PST
2018 Caregiver Contest

Shield HealthCare, a leading provider of home-delivered medical supplies, is celebrating its 17th Caregiver Contest by asking caregivers for Tips for Care at Home.

Last year, we wanted to know: “What advice would you give a fellow caregiver?” We received over 1,000 entries. From that amazing amount, we had the challenge of selecting 40 fantastic entries to give to our judges (read more about them) and from there, they chose three grand prize winners and five runners-up. You can find their stories here: Grand Prize Winners Byron, Areena and Sara; and Runners-Up Katy, Gina, Lindsay, Heather and Tina. You can also find advice from our other 32 finalists in our Caregiver Community.

This year, we want to hear from all caregivers – both paid and unpaid, professional and family – to share the tips that they have learned during their daily lives to help care for their loved ones and clients at home. Day in and day out, caregivers are committed to ensuring the health and comfort of those they care for. How do you keep your loved one thriving at home? What steps do you take to prevent falls? How do you manage your loved one’s emotions – and your own? What are some home modifications that you make to keep safety a top priority? These are just some suggestions – tell us in 150 words or more your best tips for care at home.

The top three winners of Shield’s caregiver contest will each receive a $250 Visa Gift Card and an engraved wall plaque. Five runners-up will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Shield will publish the tips that caregivers share on Shield’s community site, a widely-visited educational resource for caregivers, patients, and healthcare professionals. For the full contest details, online entry, and official rules, please visit www.shieldhealthcare.com/caring.

Since the contest’s inception in 2001, nearly 100 caregivers from around the nation have been recognized by Shield HealthCare for their outstanding efforts. Grand Prize Story Contest Winner 2015 Kathy S. wrote: “Although caregiving can be exhausting, it has many facets and opportunities that make it rewarding. Where love abides, that love becomes cherished and gives a reason to live.”

About Shield HealthCare
Shield HealthCare’s mission is to serve the medical supply needs of patients at home with compassion and exceptional customer service. At the heart of Shield HealthCare is a corporate culture of caring by committed employees. With more than 60 years of medical supply experience serving the caregiving community, Shield HealthCare is a recognized leader in incontinence, urological, ostomy, enteral nutrition, wound care, and breastfeeding supplies. With ten sales locations serving Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Washington, Shield HealthCare engages in local communities to educate, inspire, and support caregivers and families with chronic medical needs. Across the country, Shield runs a National Medical Supply Program, serving customers covered by Medicare, as well as select Medicaid, Managed Care and private insurances.

You can enter here: http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/caring

Visit shieldhealthcare.com/community to learn something new!


1 Comment

  1. Connie R.
    Posted November 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm PDT

    As the eldest of 8 children, I never, ever thought that I would be caring for my mother. I myself am ill, but as I see it, I have no complaining to do. She is 80 years old and is a tough woman. She has seen and done a lot during her 80 years, like raising us. It’s my turn to give back. This is the journey God put me on and I am going to complete it.

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