This month, Homecare Services hosted its semi-annual Coordinators Meeting at the River Rock Lodge outside of Pierre, SD. Homecare Services is a home health agency committed to providing expert advice and specialized care to those who want to remain living independently at home. The organization has several locations throughout South Dakota. Twice a year, managers from each of the Agency’s branch locations convene with members of Homecare Services’ administrative team to discuss issues pertinent to in-home services and receive valuable training. At this meeting, Homecare Services announced that Cindy Lint was the recipient of the Peggy Fritz Spirit of Service Award for 2019.
The Peggy Fritz Spirit of Service Award was created in honor of Peggy Fritz. Peggy began her career with Homecare Services as a caregiver on August 21, 2001; and was promoted to Coordinator of Services on February 26, 2002. During her time with Homecare, Peggy consistently demonstrated the depth of her commitment to her work, clients, and staff. Peggy never hesitated to put the needs of others ahead of her own. Her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty serves as both an example and an inspiration. Peggy’s attitude, enthusiasm, and love for her work were contagious.
In 2001, Peggy was diagnosed with cancer. Peggy’s uplifting attitude, unwavering commitment, contagious enthusiasm, and exemplary courage remained steadfast as she fought the battle of her life. In the face of personal hardship Peggy refused to give in, she courageously continued to carry out the mission of Homecare Services. The disease that took her life did not succeed in robbing her of her spirit. Peggy’s contributions to Homecare Services and the many lives she touched are a remaining legacy and the reason for instituting the Spirit of Service Award in her honor and memory.
Lint has been with Homecare Services in multiple roles over the years, most recently as a caregiver and nurse for the Pierre, SD branch location. She shows a level of dedication to her consumers that is nearly impossible to find. She is very passionate about her work and does everything to a high standard. She is a true advocate for her consumers and is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to do the right thing. Steven Novotny, Agency Director of Homecare Services, stated “I’ve worked with Cindy for a number of years and it has been a pleasure to have someone so dedicated and committed to her consumers on our team here at Homecare Services. She is a prime example of what this award is all about.”