After receiving rave reviews for her compassionate and competent elderly care, Mary Donkor of Brooklyn, N.Y. was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for September. The homecare agency surprised the live-in caregiver with the prestigious honor at the home of client Matilda Ellwanger in Madison, CT on Oct. 31, 2019. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award includes a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit.

Donkor shed tears of joy while receiving big hugs of gratitude from Ellwanger’s daughter Carolyn Kuczenski and her friend Denise Bristol who were on hand for the presentation and nominated Donkor.

The nomination stated, “She does everything!  She’s like family, she’s very caring. I love the fact that when I go to the home, I see her holding my Mom’s hand”.

“Everything our caregivers do is aimed at providing Connecticut seniors with a higher standard of living and better quality of life in their own homes,” said Mario D’Aquila, MBA and Chief Operating Officer of ALS in Cheshire. “We are thrilled to acknowledge Mary’s continued dedication to her client.”

Donkor has been an outstanding employee with ALS since August 2015.

Since 1996, award-winning home care agency Assisted Living Services, Inc. in Meriden, Clinton and Fairfield has provided quality care to residents across Connecticut. Their unique CarePlus program blends personal care with technological safety and monitoring devices from sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. Learn more by visiting or calling 203.634.8668.


PHOTOfrom left: Kristin Mercadante, Coordinator of Live-In Services for Assisted Living Services, Inc., presents caregiver Mary Donkor of Brooklyn, N.Y with the company’s prestigious monthly $5,000 Platinum Caregiver Award for September in recognition for providing outstanding care. Photo courtesy of Assisted Living Services, Inc.

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