From left: RVNAhealth Caregivers Rousseline LaFond and Icy Brooks were recognized for their work with clients affected with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Having the right caregiver can improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. RVNAhealth is proud to announce that two caregivers with RVNAhealth StayWELL Services – Icy Brooks and Rousseline LaFond – have been honored with the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut’s Excellence in Caregiving award. The award recognizes their work with clients affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Melissa Woodhouse, RRT, MOT, OTR/L, CDP, Director of RVNAhealth StayWELL Services, emphasized her appreciation of the talents and efforts of both caregivers. “Caregiving is an important and much needed role, enabling individuals to age safely in place,” she said. “But when dementia is involved, caregiving requires a special person who can bring unique compassion and tenderness to the job. Icy and Rousseline bring these qualities and so much more. We are extremely proud to see their talents and efforts recognized.”
The awards, presented in November in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, were announced at the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut’s western region “Excellence in Caregiving” virtual awards ceremony.
RVNAhealth StayWELL services offers personal caregiving across Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties. Services are provided for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily life, including those affected by dementia. All caregivers receive training on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as well as individualized instruction by the StayWELL supervisory team, which includes several clinicians and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.