A SOLIHULL carer proved she is a cut above the rest when she made it to the semi-final for a national award.
Dee Mason from Solihull, was nominated her for the national Home Instead Senior Care Cargiver of the Year award.
Dee has worked for Home Instead for nearly two years and built a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty to earn the trust and confidence of her clients and their families.
One such case where Dee‘s commitment proved to make a difference was with one of her clients who rarely moved from her armchair and was generally sad all the time.
The lady used to love cooking, but over time, had fallen out of love with food but thanks to Dee’s hard work and determination she brought her client out of her reclusive shell, and the pair began having home cooked meals together.
Dee said: “I was determined to rekindle her love for food, and created meals that were bright and appetising on the plate, stimulating her desire to love food again.
“I would often send photos of the food to my colleagues, and they were all asking if I could come round and cook for them.”
The patience and persistence from Dee led to her client hosting a tea party fundraiser for refugees in her home.
Home Instead owner, David Dunn, said: “In this case, Dee’s natural ability to completely change her client’s outlook on life has been remarkable.
“It was incredible to see a lady who had previously been a recluse hosting people in her own home.
“I was amazed to see the change in her client’s confidence, and the pair often spend quality time out of the house, which is equally amazing.”