Q2 2021 C.A.R.E. Award Winners

Lakeland Care continues to recognize outstanding providers through the C.A.R.E. (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Enrichment) Award. The C.A.R.E. Award is a way for our care teams to recognize the outstanding service of our providers and individual caregivers. Each quarter an internal Lakeland Care committee chooses three providers/caregivers from all care team submissions and the committee utilizes the C.A.R.E. principles to honor the recognized providers.






Yard Worx; John J

John provided outstanding customer service given to a Lakeland Care member. John went out of his way to provide snow shoveling service at the members home, which allowed a ramp to be installed. There were no local providers able to help the member and John drove over 200 miles round trip to ensure the ramp could be put in timely, so the member was able to return home. John went above and beyond our expectations. His dedication and hard work strengthened our vision of being a unified team in working toward the best interest of each Lakeland Care member.

-Nominated by: Debbie V. and Michelle S.



Blotnicki Adult Family Home; Ed and Anita B.

Ed and Anita took in a very challenging member that has struggled with behaviors and issues for years. Ed and Anita have been so patient and understanding with the member, and have given him a chance to be able to feel secure and comfortable in the home. His care team has seen such growth with him over the past year. We can’t thank Ed and Anita enough for the care that they continue to provide him daily, the patience they have exhibited with all the challenges thrown their way, and them striving to fight for him and what he deserves. Ed and Anita are such a light in other’s lives.

-Nominated by: Megan W






Touch of Care; John J.

John goes above and beyond to support members independence. John assists the member with loading purchases from shopping and goes as far as to help the member get her packages into her residence. This exceptional support allows for the member to maintain her utmost independence and this support does not go unrecognized!

-Nominated by Katie B.