The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for March was presented on May 16 to Jim Scatteregia, volunteer at ViaQuest Hospice.
Jim Scatteregia was nominated as a truly excellent caregiver because he provides both emotional and tangible support to the hospice patients he visits. One of his specialties is finding out what a patient likes, and then surprising them with gifts of homemade casseroles or baked goods, as well as fruit, chocolate or candies. Jim’s cheerfulness, compassion, and obvious caring brighten the days of all whose paths he crosses, and especially the hospice patients he so gladly spends time with on a weekly basis.
The March Award for Excellence was handed to Jim by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director. SinceViaQuest’s volunteer coordinator, Kim DiPiazza, wanted to be on hand to congratulate him, but had been out of town during the month of April, this awards ceremony was only taking place now. Which means that we’re not long away from the announcement of the winner of the prize for April!
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award, newly awarded each month, consists of a $50 Visa gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
–All area hospices, as well as the families they serve, are encouraged to nominate an excellent caregiver for this month’s award!
It’s quick and easy to fill out a nomination form, and it’s free!