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July 2018: Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith - July 2018 Caregiver of the Month

Congratulations Aaron!! Aaron has been one of our go-to people since the day he started. His clients love him because of his hard work and personality. Since he started with us about a year ago, he has not been late one time. Thank you for all your hard work and for always being reliable! 

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I got into caregiving because I really enjoy taking care of elderly people. Everyone gets old and everyone has a story to share. I love it. 

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I like being in the clients homes making their life better and easier. I also like the schedule, it's nice not having a typical 9-5 schedule. It give me a lot of flexibility. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to spend time with my family. I also enjoy golfing and football. 

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for 1 year now. I love the office staff treats me!

June 2018: Worku Zemhret

Worku Zemhret Caregiver of the Month June 2018

Congratulations Worku!! We hear nothing but great things about Worku every day. The clients that she has want no other than her because she is one of the hardest working caregivers we have ever had. She is constantly smiling and doing everything in her power to improve the quality of life for everyone she serves.

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I started caring for the elderly and disabled because I have always liked working with and talking with them. My goal is to make a difference in someone's quality of life through the care I provide to them. Being a caregiver is extremely rewarding. 

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I just love getting to know my clients. I enjoy hearing their stories and having a laugh with them. If it makes my clients happy, it makes me happy.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I spend time with friends and family.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been working with Right at Home for 9 months now. There is just something about working here that gives me a great sense of pride. I love all of my clients and I do my best to take excellent care of them.

May 2018: Timmie McCune

Timmie McCune - Caregiver of the Month May 2018

Congratulations Timmie! Timmie is our lead caregiver at Copper Springs Independent Living Community and has done a phenomenal job helping the residents age in place. Thank you for everything Timmie!

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I started off caring for my grandma when I was younger and I just loved being able to help in any way possible.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I love my clients. Getting to know them and figuring out how to make their day better in every way possible.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I spend time with my family and I like to read.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for almost 8 months now. I love the office staff. They support me in every way possible and they are very understanding. Plus they always find a way to work with my schedule and get me hours. 

April 2018: Marina Powell

Marina Powell - April Employee of the Month 

Congratulations Marina! Marina is the sweetest lady in the world. She is always in a great mood and is not shy about giving her clients a big hug at the end of her shifts. She has become best friends with a few of her clients and can't help but get excited for work everyday. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to your clients.

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

After my husband away and my children relocated to other states, I found that I missed the interaction with other people on a daily basis. I decided to look for a part-time job to help with expenses. For me it has been an opportunity to follow in my mother's footsteps. After she retired, she became a caregiver and continued to work as a caregiver until she was in her 80's.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I have found that the emotional connection between a caregiver and their client not only makes the client feel really good, but the caregiver as well. I genuinely care for my clients. I love listening to the stories they share about their past and the way the light up when talking about these stories. I love seeing their smiles knowing they are happy to have someone listening to them.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to go to the gym if I have any energy left after a full day. I also like to read to escape from everyday worries. I hope to be able to take a cruise again someday. I also love to go tubing on the Salt River in the summer.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home since December 2017 and have enjoyed every minute of every day that I have been a part of this company. The office staff, Jared, Jamie, and Ana work hard to give us the information we need to understand our client's care needs. They are always there to listen to the caregivers when they request help and guide them in the steps required to provide the necessary care to their client.

March 2018: Megan

Megan - March Employee of the MonthCongratulations Megan! She is one of the most genuine, caring people we have ever been around. Megan has helped her clients cope with loses and overcome obstacles. Thank you for everything you do!

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I wanted to get into care giving because it was a profession I only touched on personally, by looking after my grandmother in her earlier stages of Alzheimer's disease. The experience then gave me the passion to help people who just need a lending hand.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

What I like best about being a caregiver is the consistent learning and teaching experience between my clients and myself. The individual bonds that get built. The trust that my clients have bestowed on me, because they see my authenticity when I come to care for them in their home.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I really don't do anything (big "Home Body" person). But I'm from Chicago and I'm a big Grease Monkey, so I like going to the races, I like going to the indoor race track. I love going to the zoo, I'm loving this road tripping experience. Ohhhhh! I love to eat. FOOD IS LIFE!!

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I've worked for Right at Home since November 3. My birthday!! I like working for Right at Home because I appreciate their professionalism. They go above and beyond to make their clients and staff feel appreciated. They personally take their time to get to know everyone who walks through their doors. Thank you Right at Home!!! I love my job.

February 2018:Trudie

Trudie - February Employee of the Month

Congratulations Trudie! She is a wonderful and very patient caregiver. She always takes her time and is very attentive in everything she does. She always helps out the office when needed. Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication.

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I have been caring for people my whole life. I helped my grandparents, I raised a family, and now, I take care of my grandchildren. It just seemed natural that my job would be helping to care for people.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I take pleasure in helping people. Cooking, cleaning, helping them with everyday tasks is my favorite thing about being a caregiver. Plus, I love my clients!

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I love being with my grandbabies and cooking.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home East East Valley since the beginning of March 2017. They have been so kind and helpful in the year that I have worked for them. When my church had an auction to raise money for our mission, Right at Home donated a certificate for 6 hours of free care which helped raise $400. I appreciate everything they do for me and their clients.

January 2018: Andrea Spencer

Andrea Spencer - January Employee of the Month

Congratulations Andrea! She also has recently become a lead caregiver for a client with 24 hour care. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She is always positive and has a great attitude. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I started helping an elderly neighbor and I really enjoyed spending time with her and getting to know her. From there, I found Right at Home and they have helped to teach me so much.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I love being able to change someone's day and help them with everything. The clients are always so interesting and they are so kind.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs and learning. I am getting ready to start classes for my CNA.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home East Valley since August 2017. I love everyone in the office, they always have something for me to do and they always help me out when I need them.

December 2017: Lilian Wanjohi

January Employee of the Month Lilian Wanjohi

Lilian is always just a phone call away and is always helping by picking up shifts. She is sweet and always has a big smile on her face. Her positive attitude makes our clients happy and her skills as an aid keeps they comfortable.  

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I had a desire to give back to my community after working corporate jobs most of my life.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I love being able to brighten someone's day and putting a smile on the face of someone who really needs it.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to relax, the older I get the more I enjoy my alone time and just sitting still.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for almost 6 months now. I like the staff in the office. They are able to find me work that goes with my already busy schedule and they always have something for me to do.

November 2017: Eileen Madden

Caregiver of the Month Eileen Madden Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I started as a daycare provider for children for 22 years and when my children all were in school I turned toward helping the elderly.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

Doing for others in what they can't do for themselves is the best feeling one can have. Knowing you can make someone's life better is my favorite thing about this position

What do you like to do in your free time?

I spend time with my kids usually by the pool in the summer or out at Canyon Lake

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been working with Right at Home for about 8 months now. It has been a pleasure to work with this company. The office staff is always nice and they are easy to speak to. They do everything in their power to match providers with clients in the area you live so you don't have to spend your time driving. I love all my clients and the staff is more like family.

October 2017: Nick SainBurg

Caregiver Nick SainBurg - Employee of the Month October 2017

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled

After having been hospitalized for 3 months for my arm, I wanted to give back to others and provide the same level of care that I received.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

My favorite part is meeting all the new clients and getting to know them. I am a veteran so taking care of other veterans is very rewarding.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy learning in my free time. I watch a lot of documentaries and the Discovery and History Channel

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been here for 6 months now. Right at Home has been great because of how they understand if there is a problem, flexible, and easy going.

September 2017: Selena  Beverly

We chose Selena for employee of the month because she has always been willing to lend a helping hand. Her clients have nicknamed her Mrs. Sunshine because she always has a big smile on her face and a positive attitude. We appreciate all the hard work and dedication Selena has shown us since day one.

Selena BeverlyWhy did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled

I love to help: old, young, disabled- I just love the gratification of caring and help others. One of my mottos is "I can so I will."

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I love all the hugs and the smiles I put on my clients faces! Being able to improve their quality of life is an incredible feeling.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy walking, hiking, and spending time with my two teenage children.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for a little over 3 years now. I like working with Right at Home because they give me the best clients, I actually enjoy coming to work every day!

August 2017: Christa Montgomery

Caregiver Christa Montgomery

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

Well, about two years ago I was introduced to the caring for the elderly, and it became my passion. It fills my heart with joy everyday and I love feeling that I am making a difference.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

Everything. I love spending time with my clients and getting to know them and their families.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like spending time with my family, hiking, camping, etc. I am also going back to school to follow my dream of being a nurse.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for about half a year and I love everything about them especially all the teamwork, I've never worked for a company that actually cares and shows they care. Always willing to work around my schedule. I never feel pressured or stressed out. Thank you for everything you do, I love being a part of your company!

July 2017: Maxine Bailey

Maxine Bailey

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I love to help others, it is my passion.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

Being able to make a difference in people's lives.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spend time with my family and travel.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for over 4 years now. Right at home has always given me a lot of work and wonderful clients to take care of.

June 2017: Jennifer Edmonds

Jennifer Edmonds

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

The main reason I wanted to become a caregiver was to gain experience so I would be able to take care of my parents and in-laws who are all in their 80's. What really pushed me into finding Right At Home was an experience I had at the DMV, there was this elderly woman in a wheelchair that was sitting behind us, she kept calling out a name over and over. So I turned to her and asked her if there was anything I could help her with. She said she didn't know where her "caregiver" had gone. She described her to me and I went around the incredibly packed DMV only to find her standing outside. I informed her that her client was looking for her, she rolled her eyes and went back inside. What I witnessed between them broke my heart, instantly you could tell that this was just a job, a paycheck. She didn't truly "care" for this sweet lady who I learned was in her 90's and just wanted to renew her I.D. so she could vote. I thought right then, if that cruel woman can get a job being a caregiver than certainly I could. I actually like people!

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

The reason I love working with the elderly is they have so much wisdom and so many life experiences to share. I also appreciate the fact that these families who use Right at Home have made the comfort and well being of their loved ones a priority.

What do you like to do in your free time?

When I do have free time, I have 4 kids and 4 grandkids so it is kind of scarce, I love to sew, which my mother passed on to me as her mom had with her. I love all kinds of crafts, reading and spending time with my family, dog, cat and grandpuppies!

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home for almost 3 years and I have learned a lot, I'm confident that when I get that call from my parents that they need me I'll be able to be there for them as they have always been there for me. Thanks for everyone at Right at Home for this recognition and providing this invaluable resource for the community.

May 2017: Stephen Meeks

Stephan Meeks

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I have an interest in pursuing a medical career (probably Physical Therapy) and figured this would be a good first step on my goals.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I enjoy being able to help people and make their days go a little easier. I especially like being able to assist Veterans and thank them for their sacrifices.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy reading comic books, listening to audiobooks on my audible account, shooting firearms, and I also paint every so often.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been with Right at Home since the beginning of December. I absolutely love working with this company. It’s the first job I’ve ever had that I actually LOOK FORWARD to going to work. It’s a rewarding job for me and I’m grateful to have it!

April 2017: Delores Molina

Delores Molina

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I enjoy to know that I am actually helping someone out and they appreciate your help.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

Getting to meet and help all the different people.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to be with my family in my free time.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

Right at Home is a great place to work. I get along with everyone who works there, they are the best!

March 2017: Clayton Heier

Clayton Heier

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I have always had a passion for assisting others who have been unable to live a quality life as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

I love being able to meet, speak, and work with people from all walks of life from across the country. Everyone has amazing stories to tell!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy bettering myself intellectually outside of work. I love to read philosophical and medical works as well as educate myself more on health and wellness in general, including working out.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you enjoy working for them?

I’ve been with Right At Home for almost two years now, and I love the opportunities they give me to provide comfort and quality of life to others.

February 2017: Lou Ann Thomason

Lou Ann Thomason

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

I love the chance to meet new people, hear their stories and learn new things. Plus, I like to work with people and make their lives better!

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

The client and taking care of them. They are all like books, all different and fun to get to know. The work is very rewarding as well.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Read and spend time with family.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you enjoy working for them?

About 10 years, altogether. I enjoy working with the owners. It is easy to talk to them and they are always open. The office staff is great and they always find me work when I need it.

January 2017: Shelby Stewart

Shelby Stewart

Why did you get into caring for the elderly and disabled?

When I was in High School, they offered a program that allowed high school students to go attend college and earn a certificate in MDA or CNA. When I graduated high school I figured why not give it a try and earn my CNA. I figured since I really enjoyed helping others to begin with why not a do it as a job or earn a living from it. I knew that this was the right choice during my lab and clinicals when my instructor told us about stories when they were nurses before teachers. During the stories they also told us this is the reason why they became teachers. I loved hearing the stories of how they helped people. The best thing about these stories was being able to witness some of them first hand. I was just a student but I could see my future of taking care of people. During my clinicals I met some pretty amazing people like how they are disabled or veterans who fought for our freedom. I loved going to the nursing home and seeing their smiles and the nicknames they gave us. One of my clients gave me the nickname Giggles because of my contagious laugh that I had from their jokes.

What do you like best about being a caregiver?

What I like best about being a caregiver is being able to be someone is there for my clients because their family isn’t able to take care of their loved ones. I also what I like best is being able to learn new cultures and what are some of my client’s favorites meals and things to do. It gives me such joy to go to work with my smile and now I’m making someone’s day better.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to explore the beautiful valley that I live in and see what it has to offer and take photos of scenery. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and meeting new people. I love going back up to my home town and see old friends and catching up on old times.

How long have you been with Right at Home and why do you like working for them?

I have been working with Right at Home since June of this year. I enjoy working for Right at Home because my office staff is very nice. They work with time I need off and if I am uncomfortable with working a certain shift. They are there whenever I need something.

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