OUTSTANDING CAREGIVER RECOGNITION WALL
Last July, Rosemarie Iglesia went to A Peaceful Way Home Care in Rolling Hills Estates for her job interview. She saw a photo of a caregiver on the wall of the office, acknowledging her for outstanding service. Rosemarie thought, “someday my face will be on that wall!”
Indeed, Rosemarie was right! And rightly so! A devout Christian, her guiding principle is “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23).
One day, she was sitting in the car waiting for her husband to drive her to work when an all-staff text came in. At first, Rosemarie had a feeling of skeptical disbelief. She re-read it again. Then she cried. Her husband soon joined her in the car. Alarmed, he asked her what happened. “Is something wrong at work?” Rosemarie asked him to read the text to be sure it was not a scam. He read it and assured her, “Honey, this is real.”
When she went to work, the caregiver on the shift before her was looking at her phone and said, “Oh my goodness! Congratulations!”
Then when Care Manager Levi sent a follow-up text congratulating Rosemarie for being selected for the Outstanding Care Award and said, “You deserve it!”, Rosemarie realized it was real. She was so happy! This was the first time she had received this type of award and acknowledgement.