Rachelle Smith, a resident of Forest Park, received the Outstanding Caregiver Award from Council on Aging for her extraordinary efforts in caring for her mother, who has advanced Alzheimer’s.
Smith was honored at Council on Aging’s annual meeting, March 14, at the Sharonville Convention Center.
Smith was nominated by Council on Aging Caregiver Support Nurse Anna Goubeaux, who said, “Rachelle’s mother requires constant care and Rachelle provides that care with love, affection, compassion and the utmost dignity. Because of Rachelle’s care and commitment, Rachelle’s mom is happy and safe in her home.”
“Family caregivers are at the center of the entire system of caring for frail seniors and people with disabilities,” said Council on Aging President and CEO Suzanne Burke. “Our services supplement their efforts and support them so they can keep their loved ones at home. We have deep respect for what they do.”