Kristin Ayon, CNA, at Agape Hospice is the winner of the September Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty. She was nominated by Corinne Baker, RN, Agape Hospice, who had the following to say about why she nominated Kristin.
We had a very difficult family and patient recently and they kept pushing Kristin Ayon (CNA) away. Kristin could see that our patient needed our help, and she continued to show up for visits with a very positive attitude, slowly gaining the trust of our patient family. Although she was frustrated, knowing how much she could offer and how much the patient needed, she remained very professional, with a result of success.
She was compassionate & caring, altering her daily schedule for this family. She kept her humor and love for her patient shined each and every day. As the RN on this case I found her assistance a vital part of keeping our patient safe, comfortable, allowing her in the end to have a peaceful hospice death.
Kristin is a valuable part of our team. The small little box certainly wasn’t big enough to praise Kristin’s skills, professionalism and all the times I observed her holding the hand of a dying patient. She is a top notch CNA! She was put on this earth to be a “Care Giver.”
Corinne Baker, RN
Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.
In January, the Hospice Caregiver of the Year will be announced at a banquet honoring the twelve monthly winners. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.
Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!