Recognizing Our Great Caregivers
Choosing a caregiver of the month can be challenging. When I approached Pearl Thomas about being caregiver of the month, she immediately said, "I just want to help EVERYBODY that needs help."
Pearl was born December 18, 1945 in England, Ar. She graduated from Gartrell High School in England, Ar. Her home health training was through Pulaski County Counsel on Aging. She has been a caregiver for 34 years.
Pearl is the proud mother of four children, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her hobbies are working in her flower garden, and cooking for family.
Pearl has been the caregiver for her most recent client for seven years. The client states, " You are wonderful. I love you, you are good to me. You are my friend and I think of you as my family, my sister.” Pearl says the feeling is mutual and their relationship has grown into a great friendship. Pearl states she got into this field of work as an opportunity to share love, kindness and generosity towards others.
We at Right at Home are honored to award Pearl Thomas caregiver of the month! We salute you and all the fantastic work you do.
Finding a caregiver who is outstanding, willing to go the extra mile, caring, compassionate, and takes their job serious is often hard to find. Kieaira Winston embodies all these qualities. We are proud to nominate her as our Caregiver of the month.
Kieaira was born and raised in Little Rock by her mother, Melissa Allen. She has three brothers, James, Couvorisiea, and Anthony. She graduated from McClellan High School in 2009. Kieaira became a caregiver for Right at Home, Little Rock in January 2018.
“My love for caregiving began at the age of 13 when I helped take care of my grandmother. It’s a passion and come from a family line of nurses and helpers.”
Kieaira lives with her boyfriend Charlie and five beautiful and wonderful children, Brycen, Janice, Atlantis, Kayden, and Christian.
“I enjoy getting to know elderly people because they are wise and knowledgeable.”
Kieaira's hobbies are reading, working puzzles, and doing hair. Her goals are to own her own home, become a LPN and open her own business for the elderly.
Lecia, who is Kieaira’s direct supervisor for one of our clients had this to say, “Kieaira joined “OUR CARE TEAM” several months ago and had no problem joining in, because of her OUTSTANDING skills and a BIG HEART she has for helping others! I was a little weary about contacting an agency, but I’m glad we did!! THANK YOU for providing us with such an OUTSTANDING young lady who have great LEADERSHIP, DEDICATION, and TEAMWORK effort!”
Kieaira is an important part of Right at Home Little Rock, and we honor and recognize her fantastic work for everyone to see.
Personality and experience make outstanding caring caregivers. They know how to bring a calm to situations and how to gain a client's trust. There are many other qualities that defines a great caregiver, but with these few qualities in mind, Right at Home Little Rock is proud to announce Precious Word as our November Caregiver of the Month.
Precious was born July 15, 1991 to John and Joyce Word in Little Rock, Ar. She has one brother, John Jr. She graduated from McClellan High School in Little Rock in 2009. She also attended Heritage College in Little Rock, where she obtained her Medical Assistant/X-ray certification in 2014. Precious became a caregiver for Right at Home in May 2017.
"I plan on going back to school to become a Physical Therapist," she says with enthusiasm.
Precious hobbies include reading, shopping, and spending time with family.
"I enjoy making people smile and helping others," Precious says with a smile.
"You are so precious. Your name fits perfect with your personality," a client told her.
Precious is an important part of Right at Home Little Rock and we are proud to share her story with everyone. We salute you, Precious Word.
We all have the right to say what we want to be when we grow up. Becoming a caregiver was probably not a choice that many of us made. At one time or another we took care of a loved one. It is not easy job. You must have heart, patience, dedication, and a willingness to go that extra mile. With these qualities in mind, Right at Home Little Rock is proud to honor Cameia Smith as our October’s Caregiver of the Month.
Cameia was born April 28, 1980, in Little Rock, Ar. to Michael Smith and Debra Thomas. She has one son Cordae McCullough. She graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City, Mo. in 1999. She received her CNA license from Arkansas Baptist College in 2008.
"I always have enjoyed taking care of others. I started out babysitting as a teenager and that led me to taking care of my Grandmother until she passed."
Cameia loves spending time with family, and taking care of Cordae. She loves listening to R&B and the Blues music. She plans to stay in the medical field to obtain her LPN, and RN license. "Right now, my focus is to be a great CNA/caregiver. I really enjoy what I do, taking care of others and it means a lot to me, it really does. The love that I receive back is as rewarding as being paid. I'm very passionate about what I do."
Cameia is very valuable to the Right at Home, Little Rock family and for this we salute you.
Choosing the right person for a care giving job can be a difficult task. Being a great caregiver requires dedication, punctuality, thoroughness, and a want to help people live better daily. With all of these qualities in mind, Right at Home in Little Rock is proud to announce Tonya Brown as our March caregiver of the month.
She was born and raised in Dermott, Arkansas with with her four sisters by her father, Corey Boyd, and her mother, Shawanna Brown. Her sisters names are Jacqueline, Regina, Shikeena, and Erica. She graduated from Dermott high school in 2007. In 2012, Tonya became a caregiver and in 2014 she began attending Scrayer University.
I love being hands on with people because my grandmother was diagnosed in 2010 with throat cancer. Going to her doctor's appointments, I saw all these people who needed care. I knew I could be a great CNA and people have always complimented the care I give."
In her spare time, Tonya takes care of three wonderful children named Markell, Jamya, and Quintin. She also has a love of reading books by Joyce Meyers and writing.
"I've set five year goals to finish my education, I am writing a book about my childhood life that i want to get published, and start my retirement plan"
Tonya Brown is an important part of the Right at Home Little Rock family and we are proud to raise up her fantastic work with us for everyone to see.
"I love working with my patients because I love what I do." "Such positive things happening and Right at Home has never let me down."
Little Rock Right at Home owner Will Fuller (right) presents Tonya Brown with her Caregiver of the month certificate. The Right at Home family here in Little Rock thanks Ms. Brown for all she does for us and our clients.