Shield HealthCare Recognizes Top Family Caregiver and Nurse Stories: "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?"

Jan 28, 2016, 06:00 ET from Shield HealthCare

VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 250 caregivers recently shared a personal glimpse into their lives in the 15th Annual Caregiver Story Contest on "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?" sponsored by Shield HealthCare.  As a leader in disposable medical supplies for care at home, Shield HealthCare serves a significant population of caregivers who manage the daily medical needs of loved ones and the health care professionals who support them. The annual contest is designed to encourage caregivers to share their stories, to recognize this important role in our society and to inspire the caregiving community.

Congratulations to Shield HealthCare's caregiver contest winners:

3 Grand Prize Written Story Contest Winners: 

  • Armando L., Caregiver for his son in Paramount, CA
  • Kathy Mays S., Caregiver for her husband in Dallas, TX
  • Megan B., Nominated her father- Caregiver for his son in Morrison, CO

3 Written Story Contest Runner-ups: 

  • Rosanna S., Professional Caregiver/RN  in Plainfield, IL
  • Betty L., Professional Caregiver/RN in Houston, TX
  • Jessica A., Caregiver for her daughter in Fresno, CA

3 Grand Prize Video Contest Winners: 

  • Alonzo W., Caregiver for his son in Kansas City, KS
  • Hallie P., Caregiver for her daughter in San Antonio, TX
  • Victor G., Caregiver for his son in San Antonio, TX

All winners received an American Express Gift Card and a 1-year subscription to Today's Caregiver Magazine. Shield HealthCare's contest judging panel included Sandra Mitchell, CBS 2/KCAL 9 News Anchor, Dave Aguilera of Denver CBS4 News and Katherine Cascamo of

Winner Rosanna S., an inspired Registered Nurse in Illinois shared, "I treasure being a caregiver because of the gift it reciprocates. I am inspired to learn from our patients every day!  Caregivers may overlook the fact that we are actually healing ourselves as we heal those around us.  I am privileged and grateful to be part of such a special assembly of people who call themselves CAREGIVERS!"

The winning caregiver stories and videos are now posted on

Shield HealthCare is excited to announce its 5th annual Readers' Choice Contest, allowing additional caregiver stories from "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?" contest to receive acclaim and recognition from the voting public. Starting on February 1st, vote for your favorite caregiving story on the Shield HealthCare website. The top 3 winners selected by public vote will be recognized on Shield HealthCare's website in early March 2016.

About Shield HealthCare
Since 1957, Shield HealthCare has been an industry leader focused on meeting the medical supply needs of families and caregivers at home. Shield HealthCare provides high quality disposable medical products including Incontinence, Enteral Nutrition, Ostomy, Urological and Wound supplies. Shield HealthCare operates ten locations, serving California, Colorado, Washington, Illinois and Texas.

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