12th March 2018
Caring Maria Moldovanu won Caremark’s top care worker accolade - National Care Worker of the Year award for 2017. The award was presented at a prestigious black-tie gala event held at the De Vere Hotel in Daventry earlier in the year. Owner of the business, Abhay Shah received the award on Maria’s behalf as she was unable to attend in person.
Maria’s passion for helping others and her naturally caring nature ensured she beat off competition from over 4,500 care workers in the Caremark network to clinch Caremark’s most coveted prize which recognizes the achievements of its staff.
Maria has been working with home care provider Caremark for over two years but prior to this had no care experience, in fact, she worked in a factory. She made the successful leap from menial work to meaningful work and is loving every minute, knowing that what she is doing each day makes a difference to her client.
Maria primarily works with Belinda, a client diagnosed as bi-polar who exhibits challenging behaviour which has led to her being estranged from her family.
"I like working with Belinda because she challenges me. She is a very smart lady. She has lots of books about literature and religion – we have some great conversations!"
Maria works tirelessly to help Belinda manage her condition and rebuild relationships with her family, particularly her sister. Her patience and good care culminated in Belinda being invited to spend Christmas at her sister’s house for the first time, with Maria accompanying her for support.
"We had a lovely time, all the family was there. They exchanged gifts and they even got me a gift!
Belinda enjoyed herself very much and is looking forward to next Christmas already."
"Maria has worked hard to help Belinda achieve her desired outcomes. Spending Christmas with her sister and family was a culmination of all the effort Maria and the rest of the team have put in with Belinda. And to win the National Care Worker of the Year award is testament to her hard work and dedication."
Belinda receives bespoke live-in care from Caremark, with one-to-one support which enables her to remain living in her own home.
Live-in care is a viable and cost-effective alternative to residential care, with care workers carefully selected to suit each individual client, their needs and interests.
19th February 2018
Many more young professionals now dream of becoming their own boss and having the chance to launch their own successful business.
16th January 2018
Caremark’s Franchise Director, David Glover, has been appointed as the bfa Forum Chair for London & South East Region.
9th January 2018
Caremark finished 2017 on a high with the appointment of three top professionals to further strengthen its support team.
15th December 2017
The Caremark network continues to expand with three new offices opening across south central England.
6th November 2017
Caremark’s franchisee in the North East has received a letter of thanks from the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, offering thanks and congratulations for a good job done.
19th October 2017
Hannah Drury is the Operations Director of Caremark (Sutton) and has been shortlisted for further business awards with Startups.co.uk.
13th October 2017
Caremark Plymouth received a hat trick of awards at the recent Plymouth City Council 'Celebrating Excellence in Care' event.
6th October 2017
Management, staff and care workers at Caremark in Guisborough celebrate their outstanding CQC rating.
3rd August 2017
Caremark have cause for celebration as five new business owners join the franchise family!
25th May 2017
For the second year running Caremark was proud to sponsor an award in the NatWest EWIF awards event.
After doing some research, there was really no doubt in our minds, that the only choice we would be happy with would be Caremark, given the emphasis on care and not profit.– Richard Magrath, Caremark North Down, Ards & Belfast
Since I joined, Caremark has done everything they promised they would do. The support has always been there and Kevin Lewis has even come out and given me a morale boost when I've needed it.Amarjit Gill, Caremark Redditch & Bromsgrove
I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cashflow and personal reward.– Charles Folkes, Caremark Redcar & Cleveland
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