Samaritan Bethany Employee Named Caregiver of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota

Matt Hrabak

Matt Hrabak, culinary services coordinator at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minn., recently was honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District F Caregiver of the Year Award.

The District Caregiver of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults as well as enhance and enrich the quality of life of those in their care. Matt was one of six caregivers selected for the regional award out of a field of 60,000 professional caregivers throughout the state.

“Matt is one of the most dedicated, compassionate, and resident-focused individuals I have worked with,” says Kyla Berg, community leader, Samaritan Bethany. “Residents come first in his book. It doesn’t matter what food request is brought to the kitchen, Matt finds a way to honor it. Like when he used a resident’s recipe to make her famous sour cream raisin pie. His day is made when he can brighten the day of a resident.”

LeadingAge Minnesota honored Matt and other Caregivers of the Year at its Institute & Expo, the state’s largest and most comprehensive aging services conference. Nearly 3,000 professionals in all aspects of older adult services attend the annual three-day event to learn about new and innovative programs, share best practices and network with their peers.

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