Elsa Gleason – Idaho Direct Support Professional of the Year

Nampa, Idaho, caregiver Elsa Gleason has helped one of her clients reach a goal of increasing her daily movement by walking. It’s been the client’s goal for a long time. Now, after only a year with Elsa, the client who had used a wheelchair has enough strength and confidence to walk around in her home. Elsa has a contagious smile that makes our clients feel important and special. Elsa treats each of them as her own family. She loves what she can do for our clients.

One thing that stands out about Elsa is her leadership. She is thorough in training fellow caregivers to take care of a new client. She has worked in challenging situations, such as with a client who needs 24-hour care.

She might walk into a client’s home as a total stranger, but quickly becomes a trusted companion and caregiver. Our clients love Elsa!