Frontline Honors: Sally Okai-Koi, Alliance Homecare

Alliance Homecare Nurse Sally Okai-Koi has been named a 2022 Frontline Honors Honoree by Home Health Care News.

To become a Frontline Honoree, an individual is nominated by their peers. The candidate must be a committed, high-performing frontline worker who delivers exceptional experience and results; a passionate contributor who knows how to turn his vision into action for the benefit of seniors and aging industry professionals; and an advocate for seniors, their industry and their peers.

Home Health Care News caught up with Okai-Koi to talk about her time in the home health industry.

HHCN: What drew you to the home health care industry?

Okai Koi: I was drawn to the healthcare industry by the satisfaction of knowing I can make a tangible and measurable contribution to the well-being of those around me.

What’s your biggest lesson you’ve learned since working in the industry?

The most important lesson I have learned since starting my work in the industry is that care goes beyond the physical and most patients appreciate the emotional support they receive in many ways.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the results of my contribution to my clients’ well-being when they are able to achieve more than when I started mentoring.

What would you like to say to society (or the general public) about your job?

I want society to recognize the immense importance of the role that family caregivers play in our lives.

What is one thing executives don’t know about your job that you wish they generally knew?

I would advise leaders to recognize that nurses in general need relief from their own individual challenges. I propose that caregivers be supported by their employers by giving them access to full-time benefits such as good education, vacation packages, and stress-relieving activities such as gymnasiums and psychological counseling and treatment.

To view the Frontline Honors Class of 2022, visit frontlinehonors.agingmedia.com

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