Honoring Amazing Caregivers!
Coastal Home Care is blessed to have the best people around to provide direct support for individuals who need help remaining safe and independent in their homes.
CHC caregivers assist their clients with activities of daily living. These activities may include: assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation and errands, and other tasks. This support helps individuals with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to comply with diet guidelines and medication goals, reduce falls or accidents and improve their quality of life. CHC skilled caregivers provide nursing services and perform tasks that maintain life-supporting equipment. CHC caregivers understand the unique needs of their clients and provide ongoing support when it is needed.
Recently, when Hurricane Matthew was blasting the Georgia coast, the CHC Caregiving team took action. CHC caregivers ensured that the individuals they serve were safe and cared for. CHC staff contacted every client in harm's way to ensure that safety plans were being carried out, either by family members, or when that was not possble, by CHC caregivers.
The Coastal Home Care Board of Directors and owners wish to express their sincerest gratitue to all Coastal Home Care office and caregiving staff who went above and beyond before, during and after Hurricane Matthew to ensure the wellbeing of their clients. To those who worked on Saturday, October 8th, the day the storm made landfall, we express humble appreciation. The extraordinary effort you made to care for the individuals we serve, despite the danger to yourselves to do so, deserves the upmost thanks. Had it not been for your dedication to serve those who depend on you, we would not have been able maintain essential skilled and life-support services.
Some of those honored are pictured above and below.
The CHC caregivers pictured below work for the Developmentally Delayed division of Coastal Home Care in Savannah:
Sylvia Couey, LPN
Ms. Couey met the skilled needs of her special care client before, during and after Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Couey went out of her way to provide this individual's care at her evacuatuion location while also covering additional shifts for other LPNs who were unable to work. Ms. Couey worked 78 hours the week of the storm and a total of 11 days straight to ensure that her individual's skilled needs were met. In addition, Ms. Couey covered a shift for another LPN on October 10th, which was her birthday.
Nichole Bynum, LPN
Ms. Bynum met the skilled needs of her special care client before, during and after Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Bynum went out of her way to provide this individual's care at her evacuatuion location.
Ms. Connely met the special needs of the individual she serves during Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Connely maintained her regular schedule during the storm, providing needed care and companionship on October 8th and 9th.
Conshonna Harris – not pictured. Ms. Harris met the special needs of the individual with whom she works during Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Harris maintained her regular work schedule, providing care and companship to the individual she serves until 9:00pm on Friday, October 7th. Ms. Harris stayed with her individual the night of the 7th until he was able to evacuate with his family.
CHC Board Members and Owners: Martin Miller, President and CEO, Freda Smith, CFO, and Rep. Jesse Petrea, Director of Development.
Each of the caregivers who worked during Hurricane Matthew to ensure care for their client(s) were honored at a 11/11/16 lunch reception with the CHC Board of Directors and CHC Executive and Management Teams. Not all of the honored caregivers could attend the reception, but all will be honored within the next few weeks on our website and Facebook page. We are so thankful for all the amazing CHC caregivers whose work improves lives