We are excited to name Omaha resident Stephanie King as our national Caregiver of the Year. ?
Stephanie, with FirstLight Home Care of Omaha, was virtually recognized for her extraordinary dedication, service and integrity last week during our national conference. The Caregiver of the Year award is typically presented in person at the conference’s annual gala. However, due to COVID-19, the event took place virtually this year.
FirstLight has more than 5,000 caregivers nationwide, with Caregiver of the Year award nominations coming in from all over the country. Nominees were evaluated based on dependability, advocacy, empathy, quality of service and compassion toward clients.
Stephanie was nominated by FirstLight Home Care of Omaha owner Jaye Firmature McCoy.
“Stephanie has dedicated her life to being a caregiver because it just is a part of her,” said Jaye. “She was born with it. You can’t train that; you can’t teach that. It just has to be inside someone. Stephanie is full of love for what she does. This is not just a job to her.”
Jaye went on to say that Stephanie is intelligent, intuitive, kind, compassionate, hardworking, reliable and cheerful. And she handles every situation with impeccable grace and patience.
“This has certainly been a challenging year for us all,” said Jaye. But we are thrilled to celebrate Stephanie in any way we can. Over the summer, our CEO Jeff Bevis, along with his wife, Maribeth, drove more than 1,500 miles to visit us and to personally present this award to our Caregiver of the Year. For that, we are grateful. It really validates how much we truly do believe, from the top down, in our Culture of Care.”
Extraordinary FirstLight caregivers like Stephanie help seniors and other adults with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, light housekeeping and running errands, to respite and dementia care.
Watch this video to see why Stephanie is so deserving of this award: