Shield HealthCare Announces 13th Annual Caregiver Story Contest
Shield HealthCare, a
leading provider of medical supplies for care at home, is pleased to
announce its 13th annual story contest on "What Makes Caregiving
Rewarding?" The story contest honors the challenging role of family
caregivers and health care professionals. It also provides an
encouraging forum to share expressions of love and appreciation for
their dedicated role.
Shield HealthCare respects and understands the
responsibility of caregivers, since a large portion of its customers are
family caregivers in the home, caring for loved ones with chronic
medical needs. Whether caring for a special needs child or an aging
parent with a degenerative disease, caregivers devote themselves to the
labor of love in order to meet the daily health and emotional needs of
the person in their care.
Shield HealthCare's annual caregiver story
contest is a positive way to recognize and reward this role, often
undervalued as a demanding occupation. In celebration of National Family
Caregiver's Month, the contest runs from September 3, 2013 through
November 30, 2013. Sandra Mitchell, KCAL 9/CBS 2 News Anchor is this
year's celebrity contest judge.
Last year's grand prize winners included two mothers of special needs
children and a daughter caring for her elderly mother with Alzheimer's.
Winner, Mysti K., caregiver for her daughter with Angelman Syndrome wrote:
"Being a caregiver and mother of a child with special needs is truly
special. They are people that no matter how bad your day is, how
stressed out things can get or what chaos they have created can turn
your frown upside down. Their unconditional love and joy to be with you
and to see you, the smiles on their faces, their big slobbery hugs and
kisses, their ability to see life through rose colored glasses and their
ability to make you laugh in any circumstance is what really makes them
special. Chloe has shown me what is important to focus on in life; not
to sweat the small stuff and to enjoy each moment for what it is. This
is the privilege of being a caregiver."
The top three story winners of Shield HealthCare's "What Makes
Caregiving Rewarding?" story contest will receive a $500 American
Express Gift Card and a 1-year subscription to Today's Caregiver
Magazine. The five runners-up will also be awarded the magazine
subscription and a $150 American Express Gift Card. All contest entries
must be one page, emailed to:
caringATshieldhealthcareDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .),
via online entry form or
mailed and postmarked by November 30, 2013.
Full contest details and official rules are available on Shield
About Shield HealthCare
Since 1957, Shield HealthCare has held an industry leader position
focused on meeting the disposable medical supply needs of families and
caregivers at home, while delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.
Shield HealthCare provides high quality medical products including
incontinence supplies, enteral nutrition, ostomy, urological and wound
care supplies. Shield HealthCare was recently reaccredited by the
Community Health Accreditation Program's (CHAP) Board of Review
signifying its commitment as a leader in providing superior products and
services to the home healthcare market. Shield HealthCare operates ten
sales locations, serving California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and
Gina Flores, Marketing Communications and Programs Specialist
27911 Franklin Parkwa
Valencia, CA 91355