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Caregiver Recognition

At Right at Home Northwest Orange County, we greatly appreciate our wonderful caregivers for all of their hard work. In recognition of their achievements we began the caregiver of the month program. The criteria we use to pick the monthly winner includes: (1) Time & Attendance (those that are always on time and never call off shifts without a good reason or without proper notice) (2) Customer and Peer Reviews (receive positive feedback from clients they care for and from their care teams) (3) Availability to work (be willing to pick up extra shifts on short notice) and (4) Communication & Notes (be accurate and diligent with your care notes, incident reports and verbal communication with office, clients and families).

We wish we could recognize all of them, and every month we have difficult decisions to make! Thank you!

Patti

March 2021

We are extremely excited to announce Patti as March’s caregiver of the month! Patti is a wonderful caregiver that has excelled with some of our most difficult cases due to her compassion and humility. From clients to her fellow caregivers, she is constantly receiving glowing remarks. The office staff especially appreciates her flexibility and patience. Our clients and our team are lucky to have such a great caregiver be part of Right at Home. Thank you Patti and keep up the good work!
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Destiny

February 2021

We proudly recognize Destiny as February’s caregiver of the month! Overtime, Destiny has gained a lot of experience with our clients. Because of her willingness to learn and tackle challenges, she has grown into one of our best. Her compassion for our clients is evident every time she goes on a shift so it comes to no surprise that our clients love her. We are proud of the work you do for our clients everyday and you should be too. Thank you Destiny!
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Maria

January 2021

We proudly recognize Maria as January’s caregiver of the month! Her outstanding care for our clients is well known to our staff, clients, and client’s family members. Maria’s patience and compassion for one client in particular has allowed her to age in place despite our client losing a loved one and declining cognitive health. It is through Maria’s hard work and dedication that our clients feel safe growing old at home with dignity and respect. Thank you!
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Maria

December 2020

We proudly recognize Maria as December’s caregiver of the month! Maria is a caregiver that genuinely cares about the health and well-being of our clients. She constantly takes initiative to improve routines and the type of care for her clients so that they can remain as comfortable as possible at home. Maria also does a great job communicating with the office staff and it allows us to coordinate the care for her clients all the better. It is truly a pleasure to have Maria be a member of the Right at Home family. Congratulations!
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Breanna C.

November 2020

We proudly recognize Breanna as November’s caregiver of the month! Breanna is someone who time and time again demonstrates a willingness to learn, to help our staff in tight situations, and most importantly, a desire to improve the lives of our clients through loving care. We are very excited that Breanna chose to join the Right at Home family. Like so many of our caregivers, Breanna has a bright future ahead and we look forward to seeing her growth with us. Congrats again!
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Pat Z.

October 2020

Our office staff couldn’t be happier to recognize Pat for all the work she does for our clients. Pat is someone who, despite having all the qualifications for a great caregiver, continues to demonstrate a willingness to learn new tips and tricks to improve the quality of care for our clients. Pat is diligent, caring, and compassionate with our clients. Pat also does an excellent job of keeping the office staff in the loop on any change of condition. Our clients are lucky to have her. We too feel lucky to have her on the team! Congrats again!
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Aerron F.

September 2020

Our office staff has been very impressed with Aerron’s dedication to his clients. Our clients appreciate that he is always on time and as a result, is someone they can depend on. On every shift he remains observant and attentive to our client’s needs. On more than one occasion Aerron has shown a willingness to go above and beyond for clients and their families. Lastly, we are thankful for his great communica9on with our team.
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Kelly T

August 2020

We are thrilled to announce Kelly TenBerge as our caregiver of the month! Kelly has proven to be a treasure for our clients with dementia. Some of her clients are very difficult to care for because of their cognitive condition. One client in particular, had repeatedly refused physical therapy but Kelly was able to convince them to reconsider. She has helped accomplish better nutritional goals and quickly learned how to ensure adequate protein, low carb/sugar meal plans. In addition, she manages her clients care even though she spends less than 2 hours with her per shift. Lastly, the family of our client was planning on moving them to an assisted living, but due to COVID-19 and that Kelly’s exceptional care, they decided against it. Thank you Kelly!
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Elizabeth C.

July 2020

We are proud to announce Elizabeth Castillo as our caregiver of the month! When she first joined our office two years ago, she had little experience caregiving. Due to her compassion, talent, and willingness to learn she quickly developed into a superstar for our team. She is currently on two of our more complicated cases. Each of these cases are difficult to staff because they require a lot of training and patience. She is caring and not scared to walk into new things She picks up last minute shifts for us and has proven to be reliable for our care team and our clients We are lucky to have her.

Congratulations!
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Lucy T.

June 2020

We couldn’t be more excited to announce Lucy Tooley as our caregiver of the month! We congratulate you and thank you for commitment to providing exceptional and loving care for our clients. In addition, our client’s daughter had this to say:

"It's a pleasure and joy to work with Lucy. In caring for Mom, she is impressively perceptive, detail-oriented, compassionate, and also manages to toss in a dose of fun. Her communication and
collaboration with me are outstanding, and I appreciate the many suggestions and solutions, large and small, she has brought to my attention to meet Mom's evolving needs. Both Mom and I get a
kick out of her humor and are in awe of her baking skills."

Thank you Lucy for your fabulous care.
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Lynne M.

May 2020

We are incredibly proud to announce Lynne M. as our caregiver of the month for May.

Lynne is a perennial all-star for her ability to consistently provide outstanding caregiving services to our clients. On more than one occasion, Lynne has overcome challenges with clients, who because of physical or mental conditions, are irritable and impolite with most people. On every one of these occasions Lynne handled it with the utmost professionalism, grace, and patience. Lynne is someone who our office maintains on speed dial because of her willingness to cover last minute call-offs and her readiness to learn from the team. In line with that, Lynne has excellent communication with our office and has received positive feedback for being a team player from her fellow caregivers. Congratulations Lynne!
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Cathy C.

April 2020

It is with great excitement that we announce Cathy Cheatham as our caregiver of the month.

Cathy personifies generosity, kindness, and compassion to our clients. Despite having multiple jobs and going through school while working for Right at Home, Cathy maintains a positive spirit and a great sense of humor that is obvious to anyone that has been around her. She is a team player that picks up last minute shifts and is responsive to our communications. Like so many of our dedicated staff, she takes pride in working with some of our most difficult cases. Perhaps her most remarkable quality is that on every shift, she is someone who takes it upon herself to improve the lives of our clients. Our clients are blessed to have such a wonderful person provide care for them and we are fortunate to have her as a member of our Right at Home care team. Thank you Cathy!
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Aida A.

March 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Aida Aldrich is our caregiver of the month for March.

On more than one occasion Aida has demonstrated the ability to improve the lives of our clients. From the words of another RAH employee, “from the moment you meet Aida she is sweet, compassionate, caring, and always has our client’s best interest. She always answers our calls and is always willing to help out when we really need her.” In some of our more difficult cases, Aida is the only caregiver that our clients feel comfortable enough to allow to help with showers. We couldn’t be happier for Aida and on behalf of our staff and clients, Thank you!
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Ena R.

February 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Ena Rodriguez is our caregiver of the month for February.

Ena is someone that our team and clients can consistently depend on. Ena proved to be a great patient advocate when her client began complaining about an abdominal pain this month and hospice continued to provide her with medications that proved to be ineffective. Ena spoke to the office and the family about the change of conditions numerous times. Her advocacy on behalf of her client ultimately led to the discovery that her client had broken ribs.

Ena’s exceptional efforts are an inspiration to us all and reminds us why we do the work that we do. Thank you.
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Cesar F.

January 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Cesar F. is Right at Home's caregiver of the month for January.

While walking into his shift this month, Cesar checked on his client and realized he had passed away. Without any prior experiences with end of life care, Cesar calmly notified the family that their loved one had passed. Cesar was with this client when he started his hospice journey and followed him into his last days. He made it possible for this gentleman to be able to pass in the comfort of his own home.

Since joining Right at Home, Cesar has demonstrated a willingness to learn and an ability to work with difficult clients. Cesar is currently providing care for one of our most complicated personal care cases. Furthermore, Cesar has received positive feedback from clients, he is always on time, and helps the staff and our clients in tight spots by picking up last minute shifts. Special thank you to fellow caregiver Darryl P. for referring Cesar to Right at Home.
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