Leominster_Montachusett Home Care’s winner of the “MARGARET KIELTY OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD” was awarded to Ana Alcantara of New Beginnings Home Care of Leominster at the agency’s 45th Annual Meeting held earlier this month.

The “MARGARET KIELTY OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD” was established by MHCC’s Board of Directors to recognize outstanding service by a homemaker. The award is named after Margaret Kielty, founding President of the Board, who served from 1974 until her death in 1994. Nominations are based on dependability, trustworthiness, and professionalism in dealing with clients, family, and staff. The nominee must be competent and compassionate, work as part of the team, and be respectful of the client and the client’s right to privacy.

“Ana is a true professional. She successfully completed trainings in Personal Care, Home Health Aide, Supportive Home Care Aide and Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care. Ana goes above and beyond daily. She puts her heart and soul into providing care for older adults in her community. Ana is the highlight of her clients’ day. She shares her warmth, dedication, patience, smile, nurturing touch and kind heart. She says that caring for her clients gives her valuable in- sight into the aging process and what is to come. This has given her the opportunity to think about what really matters most in life, which is making a difference in others’ lives.” said Michael Lewin, President New Beginnings Home Care

Montachusett Home Care provides comprehensive information and quality services so that older people, individuals with disabilities and their families are empowered to make personalized choices to ensure a life of dignity, safety and respect.