PRLog - April 28, 2010 - TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Ms. Merzija Bojic of Derby, Connecticut, has been named 2009 CAREGiverSM of the Year for the Northeast Region of the United States by Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s leading provider of non-medical home care and companionship services for older adults. Sharon Massafra, certified senior advisor and president/owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Trumbull and Sandy Hook, Connecticut, announced that Ms. Bojic was selected for her outstanding service and commitment to seniors. Ms. Bojic is being honored along with seven other regional CAREGivers who were selected from more than 60,000 Home Instead CAREGivers throughout North America.
2009 Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year for the Northeast Region, Merzija Bojic
“Being named 2009 CAREGiver of the Year for the Northeast Region placed Ms. Bojic as a finalist for the Home Instead Senior Care Mary Steibel “CAREGiver of the Year” Award,” stated Ms. Massafra. “That is Home Instead Senior Care’s top care giving honor, and the Award will be presented to the top winner at Home Instead Senior Care’s annual International Convention in Omaha, Nebraska in April.”
“As the United States’ Northeast CAREGiver of the Year for Home Instead Senior Care, we are notably very proud to honor Zija Bojic for her tremendous compassion, devotion and seemingly-tireless service to her clients” stated Ms. Massafra. “CAREGivers are truly the very heart and soul of Home Instead Senior Care, and we witness every day how substantially they enhance the lives of our clients.”
Home Instead Senior Care provides companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, incidental transportation, errands and shopping to help keep seniors independent at home or in facilities. CAREGivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured, and have successfully completed criminal background checks. The company has more than 850 offices across the United States and in 14 countries worldwide.
“Today’s busy lifestyle makes it increasingly difficult for Americans who are struggling to raise and support families of their own and care for their senior loved ones,” said Ms. Massafra. “Home Instead CAREGivers provide a means for older adults to stay at home and offer a respite to family members who are trying to care for their loved ones.”
Jennifer Barrett, Quality Assurance Officer for Home Instead Senior Care in Trumbull and Sandy Hook, spoke of the honor she experienced witnessing Zija with her clients. “CAREGiver Zija Bojic is a true Renaissance woman. She is sincerely a caring Beacon of Light. Ms. Bojic has a way of making every individual she cares for become a priority. An enormously strong and talented woman, Ms. Bojic becomes a pillar of strength for her clients and their families, and develops sincere, strong and caring bonds with people. Yet, admirably, she quietly transitions from the cares and needs of one individual or situation to another, seemingly effortlessly.”
With offices in Trumbull and Sandy Hook, Connecticut, The Home Instead Senior Care franchise serves seniors and their families in 33 towns throughout northern Fairfield, southern Litchfield and northwest New Haven counties. Home Instead Senior Care is a network of independently owned and operated senior care franchises worldwide. Each local area office employs professional staff members and CAREGivers who assist older adults with everyday tasks including personal care, laundry, and respite care. Ms. Bojic is a member of the CAREGiver staff of the franchise which is owned by Sharon Massafra of Fairfield, Connecticut.
The Home Instead Senior Care office in Trumbull can be reached at 203-386-1151, and in Sandy Hook at 203-426-6666, plus through the organization’