Riverside Middle Peninsula recently recognized several local employees as 2018 Champions of Caring honorees. The program spotlights team members who provide above and beyond care that makes a special difference in the lives of their patients and their loved ones.
The first honoree, Kelsea Sprouse, LPN, said she can’t explain exactly why, but she volunteered to escort one of her Riverside Convalescent Center-Saluda residents living with dementia to a doctor’s appointment in Richmond. “Something told me to drive myself, to follow the transport and have my own car with me,” Sprouse said. And she was glad she did. The hired transport service dropped the resident off at the wrong doctor’s office.
“Since I had my car with me, I put him in my car, figured out where he needed to be and got him there, and back home later, myself,” Sprouse said. “Had he been by himself, given his dementia, it could have been very dangerous for him.”
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