Israel Says She’d Do It All Again, In a Heartbeat
Alma “Sis” Kincaid was only 55 when doctors told her it was no longer safe for her to live alone. She would leave the stove on or burn potpourri and forget until the pot was scalded. The family knew something had to be done. Darla Israel, one of Kincaid’s seven children, decided she would become her mom’s full-time caregiver. That was 24 years ago. Israel received CICOA’s 2018 Caregiver of the Year Award on Wednesday, April 18, during the nonprofit’s ninth annual Signature Breakfast. The award honors a personal caregiver in Central Indiana who models courage, sacrifice, strength and creativity while caring for another.