Right at Home Galveston’s ABOVE AND BEYOND caregivers through Hurricane Harvey.
Although Harvey hit on Friday, 8/25, Galveston area was harder hit on Saturday through Wednesday the following week. Keep in mind that we do not do live-ins; all these clients are hourly with usually no more than 12 hour shifts per caregiver. Many of our caregivers worked 24-48 hours straight with clients that cannot be left alone since other caregivers couldn’t make it in.
All these caregivers really stepped up when we needed them!
Anna worked numerous long shifts for clients in Galveston that require 24 hour care. 5:30 p.m. Monday – 13 hours then 4 p.m. Tuesday through 8pm Wed. (28 hour shift)
Beverly is a superstar! She works overnights 7 days a week; she did not miss one of her shifts even though she lives in Houston and travels 30 miles to get to Galveston. She even covered a 36 hour straight shift during the storm when another caregiver couldn’t get there for the day shift.
She stayed with a client from 7 a.m. Friday through Wednesday 8 am! Client is brain injury male; she was able to sleep while there but she is very dedicated.
Deonna worked throughout the storm even though the area she lives was flooded. She stayed with a client from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Monday at a rehab facility. She had very little food and when I expressed concern for her, she said she would be okay! The client’s family really appreciated her being there are they couldn’t get through the flood to see their mom.
Theresa stayed with 24 hour client from 5 p.m. Thursday through 5:30 p.m. Friday and then again on Saturday 8 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Sunday. She also covered other caregivers throughout the upcoming week who were exhausted and needed some time off.
Stayed with 24 hour client from 7 a.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Monday.
Charlicia worked for 24 hour client from 7 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Rochelle Worked for 24 hour client from 8 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Constance had damage to her own house yet she went twice a day for 3 hours to her regular client to make sure they were okay.
Raul Sanchez Martinez
Raul covered his own shifts and another caregiver’s shifts because she evacuated. He went twice a day throughout the storm even though his car wouldn’t start. He agreed to stay with the client if it got too bad between shifts so that she would not be without care. She is a bed bound client.