Kristina Boilard a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston was recently honored at the Blaine House along with eighteen other outstanding caregivers from across the state. Kristina was chosen to receive the Excellence In Long-Term Care Award, from the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Award recipients are employed in nursing homes, residential care, or home care. Each recipient must demonstrate leadership and dedication to excellence in providing care to elderly and disabled long-term care consumers.
Kristina was nominated by her co-workers and supervisors at d’Youville who describe her as being a “strong resident advocate, always responding quickly to the needs of residents.” They say that “she is very special to residents — always stepping up to the plate in assuring quality of life to the elders she serves.” Examples of Kristina’s dedication were included in her nomination resulting in her selection as an award recipient by a panel brought together by the Ombudsman Program.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Brenda Gallant said that the direct care staff in the state’s long-term care facilities and those working in home care, are often unrecognized for the very important work they do. She said, “Holding the awards ceremony at the Blaine House with Maine’s First Lady participating meant a great deal to the direct caregivers being honored for outstanding work.”
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