Navigation Links
Shield HealthCare Announces 12th Annual Caregiver Story Contest
Date:9/4/2012

VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shield HealthCare, a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home, announces its 12th annual story contest on "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?" The story contest is designed to recognize and provide an inspirational forum for the voice of caregivers and home healthcare professionals. Sandra Mitchell, KCAL 9/CBS 2 News Anchor is this year's celebrity contest judge. Shield HealthCare appreciates that caregiving is a very demanding job, since a significant number of its customers are family caregivers at home, tending to loved ones with chronic medical conditions. They unselfishly devote themselves to the responsibility of meeting the daily health and emotional needs of the person in their care, whether a special needs child or an elderly patient. Shield HealthCare's annual caregiver story contest is a positive way to recognize and reward this important role, often underestimated in today's busy society. The contest runs through November 30, 2012, in celebration of National Family Caregiver's Month. 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/LA29489)

Last year's grand prize winners included two fathers of special needs children and a daughter caring for her elderly mother with dementia.

Winner, Matt G., father of two boys with Fragile X Syndrome wrote:
"I have forever been changed by two souls that struggled to roll over and sit up or use a spoon, but always had a smile on their faces.  I watched them take steps, at two and a half, but they did it.  I was so proud to be part of that moment; it was like a privilege to see those boys who struggled in physical therapy for years apply what they learned to walk. They are both on their way to living a happy life and taught their father a lesson in humility, graciousness and perspective."

The top three story winners will receive $1,000 in American Express Gift Checks and a 1-year subscription to Today's Caregiver Magazine.  The five runners-up will also be awarded the magazine subscription and $250 in American Express Gift Checks.  All contest entries must be one page, emailed to caring@shieldhealthcare.com, submitted via online entry form or mailed and postmarked by November 30, 2012. Full contest details and official rules are available on Shield HealthCare's website at http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/caring/caregiverstory/2012/

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, delivering exceptional customer satisfaction. Shield HealthCare provides high quality medical products including incontinence supplies, enteral nutrition, ostomy, urological, wound care and diabetes testing supplies. In 2007 and again in 2010, Shield HealthCare was granted formal accreditation status by the Community Health Accreditation Program's (CHAP) Board of Review signifying its commitment as a leader in providing superior products and service to the home healthcare market. Shield HealthCare operates ten sales locations, serving California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Washington.

Contact: Gina Flores, Marketing Communications and Programs Specialist
27911 Franklin Parkway | Valencia, CA 91355 | 661.294.429
www.shieldhealthcare.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Shield HealthCare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Wellness Center USA, Inc. Completes Psoria-Shield Inc. Acquisition
2. Healthcare Expense Management Leader Patientco Receives $3.75M in funding led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries
3. Wellness Center USA Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Psoria-Shield Inc.
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network support the Drug Enforcement Administrations Nationwide Prescription "Drug Take-Back Day"
5. GHX Selects MicroStrategy to Offer Healthcare Suppliers Enhanced Access to Distributed Medical-Surgical Market Data
6. Amgen To Present At The Baird Healthcare Conference
7. Bacterin International to Present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference on September 6, 2012
8. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals To Present At The Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference
9. Cyberonics To Present At Morgan Stanley 2012 Global Healthcare Conference
10. ViroPharma to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference
11. MiMedx Group to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for ... the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. ... by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points ... ... ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... ... ... Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) begins a week-long ... BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit – a 70 Ft. ... brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early Detection Sponsor-A-City Campaign to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and ... flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of ... Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system ... their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, ... venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts ... Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):