“My dad can’t always remember the names of all of the CNAs, but he is quick to tell us all the acts of kindness these people perform on a daily basis – things like letting him know that his wife settled down peacefully at bedtime, or sitting down on his bed and asking him to tell about the photos on his wall. Small acts create immeasurable feelings of being valued as an individual.”
Daybreak Director Christine Tanchak Receives Advocacy Award
Mar 30 2017
Syracuse, NY (March 30, 2017) – The Adult Day Health Care Council has awarded their annual Christine M. Fitzpatrick Advocacy Award to Christine Tanchak, Program Director of Loretto’s Daybreak Adult Medical Day Program.
Loretto’s Daybreak adult medical day program assists adults 21 and older with medical conditions they’re unable to manage by themselves, helping people to remaining living their community while providing supportive medical services, structured activities, case management and more.
“Christine is so passionate for the adults in our day health care program,” said Kim Townsend, President & CEO at Loretto. “She advocates for our participants to receive the diverse services they need, and upholds the highest standards of care.”
This year’s awards will be presented at the annual conference awards luncheon on April 20, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs, NY. More information about the Adult Day Health Care Council is available at www.adhcc.org.
Loretto is a comprehensive continuing healthcare organization which provides a variety of services for older adults throughout Central New York. Formed in 1926, Loretto transforms elder care in Central New York by deinstitutionalizing nursing homes and long-term care services, and replacing them with home-like settings utilizing person-first care. The comprehensive system of care serves nearly 7,000 individuals each year through 19 specialized programs in Onondaga and Cayuga counties.