July 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Beverly Gonzalez
Congratulations Beverley Gonzalez on being the Right at Home Sacramento-Davis Super Hero Caregiver of the Month for July.
"Beverley has been a lifesaver by always being willing to pick up last minute clients if she is able. She is gentle and kind, and I enjoy watching her grow as a caregiver and member of our care team." -Lyndsey Franceschi
“I love helping those in need and it makes me happy when they are happy with the service. If you want to be a caregiver one thing you should know is to have patience and to be able to establish good relationships with your clients so they feel safe and comfortable with you. My best caregiving memory was going to the fair with a couple of elders and it was nice to have them go out and have fun. It’s wonderful working with Right at Home. They provide great training and support so you can become a great caregiver.” - Beverley Gonzalez
On our team already and want to be in the running to become our next Super Hero Caregiver of the month? Share this with your clients and let them know they can nominate you today.
June 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Ron Shaw
As an Eagle Scout at 14 years old, I realized my purpose in life was to serve others. Every job that I've had since 16 -- has been serving others. Whether it was the restaurant business, being a tutor for at-risk teenagers in a college program, being a mentor within a group home setting or advocating for family members with loved one's living with mental health challenges, my passion has always been -- assisting an individual for improvement along their life journey.
With Right at Home, we are a nurturing team that enjoys Life. That was not the case with my 89 year old grandfather. I remember visiting him (this was in the late 70s) in an assisted care facility. There was no interaction, no activities. Everyone was lying in their beds, in wheel chairs - pushed up against the wall or sitting alone in the dining room. In brief, it was as if -- everyone was just waiting to die.
From my years with Right at Home, I have worked in both centers with other caregivers, observed their work at the Carlton, and heard feedback from my clients upon home visits. The ongoing feedback or observations are the fun times, the compliments for helping, or simply -- a smile.
"Right at Home truly extends the life of an older adult. I wish Right at Home would have been available for my grandfather."
In closing, my secret (please do not let this get out) or favorite saying, "How may I assist you -- today?" Said with a smile.
May 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Amber Bratton
"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." - Amber
"Things change daily when caregiving. Just keep trying different things to engage them and be sure to do something for yourself as well." - Amber
"Amber has been with us for a long time now and has grown so much as a caregiver. She shows great dedication to us and her clients and we appreciate her very much." - Lyndsey Franceschi (Director of Client Relations)
April 2018 Caregiver of the Month -Jackie Kassis
"I started caregiving in 2000. That's when I went to school for my CNA license. I've been a caregiver now for 18 years. I became a caregiver because it is in me to care for people. I always knew I would be one. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment. My favorite memory during my caregiving career would be when I set up a surprise birthday party for one of my clients."
"I think the best part about caregiving is when you make a difference for the client. My favorite thing to do with my clients is going out shopping or maybe doing their nails. When it comes to being a caregiver, I would say to just be honest and try very hard to do your best. Try to understand what the client you are caring for is going through. " - Jackie Kassis
March 2018 Caregiver of the Month -Tasha Keitt
"Since I was a little girl, I always told myself that I would take care of my elders. I have been a caregiver for almost 11 years. I am a good caregiver because I take pride in what I do and I make my clients feel loved and cared for." - Tasha Keitt
Quote: “Take pride in what you do, because at the end of the day, it will pay off” -Tasha Keitt
“She never calls off, she is always on time and professional. Our client’s love her and she works really hard to make sure her clients are well taken care of” - Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
February 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Luana Gauna
“Luana is always at her shifts, she never calls off, she steps in when needed, and her client’s and their families always say what excellent care she provides to them. What client’s have to say is always huge when making this decision.” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: "My tip of being a caregiver is making sure you are ready to start the day being happy and ready to work, and always making sure your care is 100%!"
"I’ve been a caregiver for 5 years. I got into caregiving through my family and friends. My favorite memory as a caregiver is always when I know I helped my client with their needs and seeing them happy after. I enjoy being able to provide for their needs and be a companion to talk to. My favorite thing to do as a caregiver is to be able to help make sure they get what they need. Just being able to talk, and being happy to see them when you walk in so they know you’re happy to see them too. I am a caregiver because I can help and be part of making sure their needs are met, and that makes me feel good. Keeping a smile on their face and letting them know that I’m happy to help always."
"I would recommend caregiving to anyone because you can really help people and see their needs met. It’s so rewarding and fulfilling. I love being a caregiver because I care about people, especially when they aren’t able to do certain things. I can step up and for them and their family. Being a caregiver is a big role, we provide care and support to them when they are feeling down and can’t do for themselves. And that’s why I am who I am today and why I am a caregiver."
“Caregiving is all about being able to care for your clients, and making sure they’re taken care of first” -Luana Gauna
January 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Bess Jett-Key
“Bess works hard and is always at her shifts. She helps out when we are in a pinch and you can tell she really loves what she does, and it pays off” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: "Work hard and always do your best."
"The best part of caregiving for me is the satisfaction of knowing my clients are well taken care of and enjoy my presence. I would recommend caregiving as a career to other people. It is very rewarding and satisfying at the end of the day. It isn’t something to be taken lightly though, you have to really work hard and take a lot of pride in what you do. A piece of advice I always give to other caregivers is to always treat your client with dignity and respect, the same way you want to be treated. A good caregiver has a good heart, has good intentions, and loves what they do and who they do it for." - Bess Jett Key
Caregiver of the Year 2017 - Latoya Selmon
“Latoya works hard and is always there for her clients. She’s a great asset for our team” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: “Wear your heart on your sleeve, be kind, and always treat your client’s with respect”