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Local caregiver honored with prestigious regional award

May 11, 2017

Ocean Pines resident Gerri Palmer was recently named the Mid-Atlantic Caregiver of the Year.
Credit Home Instead Senior Care

A Worcester County woman was recently named Caregiver of the Year by one of the country's largest in-home senior care service providers.

Gerri Palmer of Ocean Pines, Md., was recently named the Mid-Atlantic Caregiver of the Year by Home Instead Senior Care.

A caregiver on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore area for over 3 years, Palmer rose to the top among hundreds of candidates for this award, and was among a select number of caregivers who were considered for the national award this spring.

As a single mother of five, Gerri was caring for people in her life every day, both professionally and, of course, at home. When her daughter was just a baby, she had open-heart surgery. Gerri says that experience changed her, and she realized just how important it was to be with her daughter around the clock.

Gerri has spent most of her professional life caring for seniors in some form. From nursing homes, to taking care of her parents who both had Alzheimer’s and now as a CAREGiver at Home Instead, Gerri believes this is what she has been called to do. 

“We’re so proud of Gerri for this well-deserved and prestigious honor,” said Don Boger, fellow co-owner of the local Home Instead office. “We’re always looking for caring individuals like her to expand our team of professional caregivers, and it’s such a rewarding opportunity that brings happiness and joy to our community of seniors.”

National winners for the Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year award were announced earlier this spring.