Right at Home Caregiver Receives National Caregiver of the Year Award

At Home Caregiver, Assisted Home Care, Non Medical Senior Care, Home Help for the Elderly, Senior Home Assistance, Home Care in Minnesota, Elderly Home Care Service, Eldercare at HomeGreg Schaffner of Right at Home Twin Cities and South Suburbs knows that simple companionship can have a profound impact. He spends his time with elderly individuals who need assistance at home, and it is evident that he does more than just lend an ear to clients. This compassionate caregiver has been nationally recognized for his extra efforts to go above and beyond to serve clients of Right at Home. As Schaffner said in his acceptance speech for the award, he truly loves working to improve the lives of his clients.

“I suspect that I am a little different from most caregivers in a few ways: one is the beard, another is that I primarily take care of men and I primarily offer companionship as opposed to housekeeping or medical chores,” said Schaffner. “My life is like the book Tuesdays with Morrie, except that in my case, I spend Tuesdays with Clyde, a born again son of a Kentucky moonshiner and coal miner.  I spend Wednesdays with Roger, a former navy pilot who flew dive bombers off aircraft carriers and then had a long career in medicine . . . I spend Fridays with Bill, a Jehovah’s Witness, a widower, and one of the funniest and most interesting men I’ve ever met.”

Schaffner shared his appreciation for both his clients and his Right at Home team. “These wonderful men widen my world.  They have experiences I don’t have and opinions I don’t always share.  They have attitudes that inspire me, and together they have taken away some of the deepest fears I have: poverty, stroke, memory loss, loneliness. This kind of rich opportunity doesn’t happen without a structure, and I am lucky beyond measure to be part of the Right at Home team assembled by Paul and Bob.  I depend on them.  They depend on me.”

Schaffner truly earned the RightCare National Caregiver of the Year Award, and our team at Right at Home Twin Cities and South Suburbs is proud of him for being an inspiration to us all.

 

 


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