Village Green Everyday Hero lauded for the difference she makes to residents

Village Green

Village Green

PSW Alison DeMarsh is an asset to residents and co-workers, and ‘contributes to the success of Village Green’

For 25 years, personal support worker (PSW) Alison DeMarsh has been a major asset to the Village Green team and is “very caring and hard working on the floor with the residents,” says Linda Pierce, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s administrator.

It’s for these assets that Linda nominated Alison for the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award, which was presented to her during an Oct. 31 ceremony at the home.

Linda says Alison is much-loved by the residents. She adds that the PSW “has a gentle, quiet approach to care that results in trust with the residents.”

“Her kindness to everyone is one of her assets as a co-worker, care provider, friend and overall nice person (at Village Green),” Linda says, adding Alison is professional in her approach and takes great pride in her work.

Alison also has a gift for making residents enjoy each day with her smile and personality, Linda says.

“Alison will attempt to make the residents comfortable, listened to, and (she) responds to all needs expressed by the residents,” Linda says. “Alison works well with teammates and more than contributes to the success of Village Green.”

The Everyday Hero Award is given out annually by each of OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes to recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to residents and co-workers.

OMNI announced this year’s recipients of the Everyday Hero, Inspired Leadership and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial awards at the Quality Forum in Calabogie, Ont., in May. Managers from OMNI’s long-term care homes were presented with the names of the award winners. Homes are presenting the awards during their own ceremonies.

Registered practical nurse Denise Simpson received Village Green’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award. Click here to read Denise’s story.

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