BALTIMORE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After surviving a childhood and an early adulthood on the run from the brutality of a civil war in Sierra Leone that claimed more than 50,000 lives, Abu Fofanah's gentle nature as a nurse and caregiver for the elderly in a country more than 4,000 miles away from home is nothing less than remarkable. His passion for older adults and his reputation for being calm and peaceful as a caregiver recently earned him the accolade as a top "Caring Champion" in the U.S. by Caring.com, a leading online resource for senior care. The "Caring Champions" program recognizes extraordinary eldercare by professional caregivers of seniors in the U.S.
A well-known and beloved employee of Roland Park Place, (RPP), the only not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Baltimore City, Abu was among only ten professional caregivers in the nation to earn the award this year, and was selected among almost 40 nominees from around the country. In an awards program dominated by votes through social media channels, Abu's nomination story earned the most votes through comments out of all of the contestants, which weighed heavily in the judging process to select winners.
Abu obtained a pre-medical degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Sierra Leone with the intent to attend medical school and eventually become a stronger advocate for seniors in Sierra Leone and beyond. Abu's experiences abroad and personal cultural beliefs contribute to his special attention to our older generation and this unique perspective on geriatric care and nursing services in Africa has fed his passion for providing excellence and strong compassion in care to seniors at Roland Park Place. Hear more about Abu's story in his exclusive interview with RPP found at http://rolandparkplace.org/news-stories/rpp-stories/calm-caregiver-with-wartorn-past-named-among-top-ten-caring-champions-in-the-us.
About Roland Park Place
Roland Park Place (RPP) is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (known as a CCRC or life-care community) in Baltimore City offering independent living, residential care (assisted living) and comprehensive/skilled nursing care to Baltimore's greater senior community. RPP is also non-denominational with more than 200 residences. For more information about RPP, visit www.rolandparkplace.org or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RolandParkPlace.
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